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ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager

Key points about this course

Duration: 5 Days*

Pre-requisites: - ISTQB Software Testing Foundation

Pre-course Reading: 5-10 Hours

Accredited: Yes

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ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Course Overview

This International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) Advanced Level Test Manager training course teaches delegates the essential specialist knowledge they need to become effective Test Managers. The main areas the course will cover are testing management, testing processes, and people skills.

Knowledge and skills will be enhanced to a globally acknowledged advanced level. This training course is based on the ISTQB syllabus, which is all about producing competent Test Managers.

This Advanced Test Manager training course is delivered by specialist instructors who adopt interactive teaching techniques for the purpose of practical learning, whether as part of an individual or team activity.

Advanced Level Test Manager Course Outline

This ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager training course covers the following areas:

Testing Processes:

  • Planning, control, and monitoring
  • Test design
  • Test analysis
  • Implementing tests
  • Executing tests
  • Evaluating exit criteria
  • Reporting
  • Test closures

Test Management:

  • Test management in context
  • Risk-based testing
  • Documenting tests
  • Test estimation
  • Scheduling and planning
  • Defining and using test metrics
  • Business value of testing
  • Distributed, outsourced, and insourced
  • Application of standards management
  • Testing


  • Management reviews and audits
  • Managing reviews
  • Managing formal reviews
  • Managing defects
  • Improving the test process
  • Test Tools and Automation:
  • Tool selection
  • Tool lifecycle
  • Tool metrics

People Skills:

  • Individual skills
  • Test team dynamics
  • Adopting testing to an organisation
  • Motivation
  • Communication

Who should attend this Software Testing Training Course?

This training course is designed for delegates who have an existing knowledge of Software Testing. Delegates should have at least three years experience in the Software Testing sphere. It may be useful for delegates to possess the Intermediate certificate, however this is not necessary in prerequisite terms. Professions who would benefit from this Advanced Test Manager course include:

  • Software Testers
  • Test Engineers
  • Test Analysts
  • Test Managers
  • Test Consultants


Delegates need to hold the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation in order to attend the Advanced Test Manager training. Delegates also need a minimum of three years experience in Software Testing. 

There is no compulsory pre-course work. However, BCS suggests the Test Manager 2012 syllabus and model questions document if you wish to conduct some reading. 

Software Testing refers to the analysis of systems and operations to ensure they are achieving their purpose. This is done to identify the capabilities of such systems, and determine where defects lay.
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.
Delegates must provide their Foundation certificate for the invigilator on the day of the exam.
Yes, there are no prerequisites for attending this Advanced Test Manager training course without the exam. However, if you do want to take the exam, you need to possess the Foundation certification and have three years experience in Software Testing.

What's Included in this Software Testing Training Course?

  • The Knowledge Academy’s Advanced Level Test Manager Courseware
  • The ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Examination
  • BCS Membership for 1 Year
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Completion Certificate
  • Refreshments

ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Exam

All delegates will need to take an examination to acquire the Advanced Test Manager certification. Non-programmable calculators are permitted for use in the exam (it is up to the delegate to provide themselves with one). Delegates completing online examinations will be able to use an on-screen calculator. The exam is:

  • 65 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 3 hours long
  • Closed book

Delegates must obtain 65% to pass the exam, and gain the qualification.



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Key points about this course

Duration: 5 Days*

Pre-requisites: - ISTQB Software Testing Foundation

Pre-course Reading: 5-10 Hours

Accredited: Yes

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