Cette formation est proposée sous forme de formation présentielle.

ISTQB Advanced Test Manager (CTAL - TM)




This course provides an understanding of software test management that goes beyond the ISTQB foundation level. Test managers acquire a good level of knowledge enabling analysis of situations in order to present practical solutions. The information gained during this course offers a framework for test managers to build upon within their organisations. Spreadsheets, templates and utilities will be provided, enabling managers to be more efficient and effective within their organisations.

Following the ISTQB Foundation Certificate, the Advanced Test Manager Certificate provides the next level of knowledge and practical expertise in the ISTQB Advanced Certification scheme. It is one of three certified courses at advanced level (the other two being Advanced Test Analyst and Advanced Technical Test Analyst).


Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Define the overall testing goals and strategy for the systems being tested

  • Plan, schedule and track the tasks

  • Describe and organise the necessary activities

  • Select, acquire and assign the adequate resources to the tasks

  • Select, organise and lead testing teams

  • Organise the communication between the members of the testing teams, and between the testing teams and all other stakeholders.

  • Justify the decisions and provide adequate reporting information where applicable.

  • Basic aspects of testing

    • life cycle models

    • specific systems

    • metrics & measurement

  • Testing processes

    • test planning & control

    • test implementation & execution

    • evaluating

  • Exit criteria & reporting

    • test closure activities

  • People skills

    • individual skills

  • Test documentation

    • test policy

    • test strategy

    • test plan

  • Risk based testing

    • introduction

  • FMEA

    • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

  • Business value of testing

  • Test estimation and test scheduling

  • Risk management

  • Incident management

  • People skills

    • test team dynamics

    • communication

  • Test management & control

DAY 4 
  • Test management issues

  • Distributed, outsourced and insourced testing

  • Test improvement

    • CMMi

    • TMM

    • TPI

    • CTP

    • STEP

  • People skills

    • motivation

    • fitting testing within the organisation

  • Reviews

DAY 5 
  • Standards

  • Test tools & automation

  • Risk management in the life cycle

DAY 6 
  • Rehearsal

  • Exam

Target audience

People who have experience in software testing and want to certify to a higher level. This includes test managers, test analysts, test engineers, but also project managers, quality managers and development managers.


Successful completion of the ISTQB Foundation Certificate is a pre-requisite to taking the ISTQB Advanced Certificate examination.

Course delivery

Throughout the course, an accredited trainer and software testing expert provides lectures and gives exercises based on real world projects. Different mock exams ensure an optimal preparation for the real certification exam. Course material is in English.


Course Material

The training material will be handed out at the beginning of the course.


ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Certification

Chambre de Commerce Luxembourg
7, rue Alcide de Gasperi
L-1615 Luxembourg
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