The Certificate for Test Managers is based on the ISTQB Advanced level syllabus. It extends the
knowledge gained in the BCS (formerly ISEB) ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing and is
one of three certificated courses in the overall advanced scheme
ISTQB Advanced Test Manager is suitable for those who are expecting to be actively involved in
the management of any aspect of software testing. The course, which is fully compliant with the
syllabus and its prescribed learning objectives, contains 9 key modules of at least the required
Introduction to the syllabus;
Basic Aspects of Software Testing (150);
Testing Processes (120);
Test Management (1120);
Incident Management (80);
Standards and Test Improvement Process (120);
Test Tools and Automation (90);
People Skills and Team Composition (240).
Course and Qualification Objectives
Taking the BCS (formerly ISEB) ISTQB Foundation Certificate syllabus in Software Testing as its
basis, the certificate and course build directly on key aspects of management:
To prepare candidates for the examination for the Advanced Certificate for Test Managers;
To extend understanding of software test management - its practical application and key
components - and to enhance awareness of issues and constraints around software test
This advanced level qualification for test managers is aimed at all testing professionals who
hold the BCS ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing and who wish to gain greater
knowledge and recognition of test management and its application
The course is for anyone involved in software testing who will be or wish to become involved in
software test management now or in the future, either directly or indirectly, including:
User Acceptance Testers;
Project and Programme Managers; and
Basic Aspects of Software Testing
Testing in the Software Lifecycle;
Testing for Specific System Types;
Metrics and Measurement.
Test Planning and Control;
Test Implementation and Execution;
Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting;
Test Closure Activities.
Test Management Documentation;
Test Plan Documentation;
Scheduling Test Planning;
Test Progress Monitoring and Control;
Business Value of Testing;
Distributed, Outsourced and Insourced Testing;
Introduction to Risk-Based Testing;
Risk Management in the Lifecycle ;
Failure Mode and Effect Analysis;
Test Management Issues.
The Principles of Reviews;
Success Factors for Reviews.
Process, Evaluate, Analyze Defect and Update Defects Taxonomy.
If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting
aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your
business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.
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