ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Overview

ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Course Outline

Module 1: Testing Process Overview

  • Test Planning, Monitoring and Control
  • Test Analysis
  • Test Design       
  • Test Implementation
  • Test Execution
  • Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
  • Test Closure Activities

Module 2: Test Management

  • What is Test Management?
  • Test Management in Context
    • Testing Stakeholders
    • Software Development Lifecycle Activities and Work Products
    • Alignment of Test Activities and Other Lifecycle Activities
    • Managing Non-Functional Testing
    • Managing Experience Based Testing
  • Risk-Based Testing, Test Prioritisation, and Effort Allocation
    • Risk-Based Testing
    • Risk-Based Testing Techniques
    • Other Techniques for Test Selection
    • Test Prioritisation
    • Effort Allocation in the Test Process
  • Test Documentation and Other Work Products
    • Test Policy
    • Test Strategy
    • Master Test Plan
    • Level Test Plan
    • Project Risk Management
    • Other Test Work Products
  • Test Estimation
  • Defining and Using Test Metrics
  • Business Value of Testing
  • Distributed, Outsourced, and Insourced Testing
  • Test Management Challenges
  • Industry Standards

Module 3: Reviews

  • Introduction to Reviews
  • Management Reviews and Audits
  • Managing Reviews
  • Review Metrics
  • Managing Formal Reviews

Module 4: Defect Management

  • Introduction to Defect Management
  • Defect Lifecycle and Software Development Lifecycle
    • Defect Workflow and States
    • Managing Invalid and Duplicate Defect Reports
    • Cross-Functional Defect Management
  • Defect Report Information
  • Assessing Process Capability with Defect Report Information

Module 5: Improving the Test Process

  • Introduction
  • Test Improvement Process
    • What is Process Improvement?
    • Types of Process Improvement
  • Improving the Testing Process with
    • Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMI)
    • TPI Next
    • Critical Testing Processes (CTP)
    • Systematic Test and Evaluation Process (STEP)

Module 6: Test Tools and Automation

  • Introduction
  • Tool Selection
    • Open Source Tools
    • Custom Tools
    • Return on Investment
    • Selection Process
  • Tool Lifecycle
  • Tool Metrics

Module 7: People Skills

  • Introduction
  • Individual Skills
  • Test Team Dynamics
  • Fitting Testing Within an Organisation
  • Motivation
  • Communication

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Who should attend this ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Training Course?

The ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Course is meticulously structured for those who are eager to enhance their proficiency in the realm of Software Testing. This course is particularly relevant for a wide range of professionals, that includes:

  • Software Testers
  • Test Engineers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Senior Test Analysts
  • IT Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Test Automation Specialists

Prerequisites of the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Course

To attend this ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Course, delegates must hold the ISTQB Foundation Certification and need a minimum of three years' experience in Software Testing.

ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Course Overview

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a globally recognised organisation that offers a standardised certification courses in Software Testing. ISTQB Certifications validate a tester's knowledge and skills,  ensuring that individuals are proficient in both theoretical concepts and practical applications in the field of Software Testing.

The ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Course holds immense significance for testing professionals aspiring to elevate their careers and capabilities. It delves into advanced testing concepts, methodologies, and techniques, equipping individuals with a deeper understanding of test management and strategic planning. This includes skills in risk management, test estimation, resource planning, and more.

In this 5-day Software Testing Training Course, delegates will learn how to create and implement test plans that align with their organisation’s rules and testing practices and to oversee a testing project and implement a risk-based methodology for testing. Our highly experienced instructors will conduct this course and help delegates get equipped with the necessary skills required to enhance their career opportunities.

Course Objectives

  • To identify and plan necessary skill development within their test team
  • To become familiar with the most recent software testing methodologies
  • To learn how to evaluate exit criteria and perform test closure activities
  • To attain knowledge of how to create effective test documentation
  • To improve the testing process using Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMI)
  • To become familiar with how to assess process capability with defect report information

After completing this International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) Course, under Software Testing Courses, delegates will have the skills to effectively manage testing projects, apply a risk-based testing approach, generate comprehensive reports for project stakeholders, assemble high-performing test teams, and execute efficient test plans.

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What's included in this ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Course?

  • The ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Exam Information

The ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Certification exam assesses professionals' expertise in managing the testing process, strategies, and techniques. This certification focuses on evaluating an individual's ability to plan, implement, manage, and lead testing activities within a project. The format of the exam is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice  
  • Total Questions: 65 Questions 
  • Pass Mark: 65%  
  • Duration: 3 Hours 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed book

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Ways to take this course

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Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager sessions.


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ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager FAQs

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) Certification is an internationally recognised software testing certification administered online by its member boards via a testing exam provider.
Yes, a free BCS membership lasting one year is included. This membership allows you to blossom with your professional Software Testing certification and reinforces career development. BCS provides support in many areas, including the building of contacts and paths towards promotion. BCS also enables you to give something back to society, as society experiences many challenges within health, education, and IT, hence using your qualification to help in these areas can be rewarding.
Software testing is the process of evaluating software applications or systems to ensure that they meet the intended requirements and perform as expected.
Yes, there are no prerequisites for attending this Advanced Test Manager training course without the exam. However, if you do want to sit the exam, you need to possess the Foundation certification and have three years' experience in Software Testing.
Developing and guiding the testing team to project success, defining the scope of testing in relation to each release or delivery, managing and deploying testing resources, using the correct test metrics and measures in the product and the testing team, and ensuring the testing effort for every specific engagement is planned, deployed, and managed are the important roles and responsibilities of a test manager.
At the end of this training, delegates will be able to oversee a testing project and implement a risk-based methodology for testing. They will also be able to send detailed reports to project stakeholders, build effective test teams, and execute productive test plans efficiently.
In this ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Training course, you will learn about testing processes, test management, process improvement, various types of process improvement, how to evaluate exit criteria, the learning cycle, the business value of testing, how to manage reviews and audits, defect management, people skills, and other related topics.
The price for ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager certification in Australia starts from AUD5695
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