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ISTQB Advanced Certificate in Software Testing - Test Manager

Certification : ISTQB Advanced Certificate in Software Testing - Test Manager
Duration :   5 days
Course Delivery : Instructor lead training by certified instructor
Language : Romanian/English
Price : 6300 RON plus VAT incl exam 

 

                                                                                                                                               

 Course Introduction:

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) focuses on the further professionalization of the testing profession. ISTQB certification means market recognition and is a measure of competence. 

The ISTQB test certification program is divided into three levels: 

  • Foundation certificate
  • Advance certificate
  • Expert Certificate

The Advanced level consists of three modules: Test Manager, Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst. Someone who has successfully completed the three modules is Full Advanced and is allowed to use the title Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL)

The ISTQB Advanced Test Manager training is a five day training. In addition, one must take into account some homework. The emphasis is on applying structured testing in practice. About 50% of the training consists of practical exercises partly based on a comprehensive case. This training is a preparation for the exam “ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certificate” and meets the requirements stated by the ISTQB. This training deals extensively with test management, reviews, management tools and test process improvement. The Foundation Certificate is a prerequisite for participating into the Advanced Certificate exam.


Course Description:

Participants will gain practical skills to:

Test management

  • Test phases (planning, specification, execution and closure)
  • Exit, entry and acceptance criteria
  • Test documentation, test policy, techniques for strategy determination
  • Master test plan, detail test plan
  • Test estimations (e.g. TPA), test metrics, tracking and reports
  • Test management tools
  • Risk management, identifying risks, risk analysis (PRISMA, FMEA), controlling the risks and checklists

Reviews and inspection

  • Review principles, informal review, walk through, technical review and inspection (IEEE 1028)
  • Determine review strategy

People skills

  • Assemble a test team
  • Test team dynamics
  • Motivation
  • Communication with stakeholders

Test techniques

  • Incident management
  • Choosing the proper test techniques and determine a test approach

Test process improvement

  • The test models TPI and TMMi
  • The relation to software process improvement (CMM(-I))
  • Overview of the most important tools, the tool selection and implementation
  • Execute assessment and create test improvement plan


Audience:

  • Testers, Test analysts, Test engineers, Test consultants, Test managers, User acceptance testers and software developers
  • Project Managers 
  • Quality Managers 
  • Software Development Managers 
  • Business Analysts 
  • IT Directors 
  • Management Consultants 
  • Other software development resources

 

Prerequisites:

The Foundation Certificate is a prerequisite for participating into the Advanced Certificate exam


Preparation in advance:

In order to prepare for the training, we suggest that you take the time to read Advanced Software Testing: Volume 2 : Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Manager (part of course material)


Learning Objectives:

The following learning objectives are defined as applying to the syllabus. Each topic in the syllabus will be examined according to the learning objective for that topic.

  • Manage a testing project by implementing the mission, goals and testing processes established for the testing organization
  • Organize and lead risk identification and risk analysis sessions for test estimation, planning, monitoring and control
  • Create and implement test plans consistent with the organizational policies and test strategies
  • Continuously monitor and control the test activities to achieve project objectives
  • Assess and report relevant and timely test status to project stakeholders
  • Identify skills an resource gaps in their test team and participate in sourcing adequate resources
  • Identify and plan necessary skills development within their test team
  • Propose a business case for test activities which outlines the costs and benefits expected
  • Ensure proper communication within the test team and with other project stakeholders
  • Participate in and lead the test processimprovement initiatives
For further information please read the syllabus
 


Course activities:

  • 2-3 hours of evening work is required in order to take the exam 
  • Classroom lecturing. 
  • Individual and group assignments. 
  • Exam preparation session 


Included in the course:

  • ISTQB authorized student curriculum. Image result for Advanced Software Testing: Volume 2
  • Prep Manual Advanced Software Testing: Volume 2 : Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Manager
  • ISTQB-iSQI accredited exam 
  • Electronic certificate
  • Copies of the visual materials used in class. 
  • Lunch, coffee breaks 


About examination:

  • Advanced Certificate in Software Testing - Test Manager
  • Exam administration is ISTQB -iSQI responsability 
  • ITAcademy enable with logistics the administration of the exams 
  • The scenario based exam consists of multiple choice questions; (65%) to pass 
  • The exam is online or paper based, in english or any translation available at ISTQB-iSQI 
 
 
 

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