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Certified Software Testing Manager (CSTM)

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Duration: 2 Days*

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  • Software Testing Training including course materials, exam and a certificate
  • Experienced instructors teach our Certified Software Testing Manager course

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Certified Software Testing Manager Overview

This course has been designed in order to provide Software Testing professionals with an advanced level of understanding in this field. Upon completion, they will be capable of working at the Software Testing management level. Software Testing is the process of assessing a program, application, or system against its business and/or technical requirements. Thus, the effectiveness and efficiency of the program can be accurately assessed. Software Testing is a discipline that is continuously shifting in response to the introduction of more complex IT Systems. It is therefore highly important for those wishing to enter into the sphere of Software Testing Management to have an in-depth understanding of the discipline and any recent updates.


Throughout the course, delegates will be taught a variety of modules, with instructor-led presentations, insightful discussions, and the opportunity to partake in hands-on activities. Firstly, delegates will review the fundamentals of Software Testing and the core Software Testing Principles, including the Software Lifecycle, testing tools and techniques, and testing standards. Teaching will then continue to cover Software Testing Management.


Earning the CSTM certification recognises a high level of understanding of Software Testing processes and its practical application within the business environment. Certified Professionals will be able to demonstrate the skills and abilities required to manage software testing operations. This qualification will help aspiring Software Testing Managers to be able to achieve their career goals. 

Certified Software Testing Manager Outline

Software Testing Fundamentals

  • What is Software Testing?

  • Why is Software Testing Necessary?

  • Static Testing vs. Dynamic Testing

  • Testing Code of Ethics

  • The Right Amount of Testing


Software Testing Principles

  • Software Testing Lifecycle

  • Testing Tools & Techniques

    • Tool Selection

    • Tool Metrics

    • Implementing Tests

    • Executing Tests

  • Testing Standards

  • Static Testing

    • Reviews

    • Walkthroughs

    • Inspections

    • Static Analysis

    • Technical Reviews


Managing Software Testing

  • Organisation & Planning

  • Estimation, Control, and Monitoring

  • Risk Management

  • Incident Management

  • Business Value of Testing

  • Risk-based Testing

  • Scheduling Test Planning

  • Test Plan Documentation

  • Management Reviews

  • Management Audits

  • Defects Management

Who should Attend?

This course would benefit those who would like to pursue a career in Software Testing Management.



There are no prerequisites for this course, however, previous understanding of Software Testing would be beneficial. 

Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
Anybody interested in working in the field of Software Testing Management.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Exam, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments.
This course is 2 day(s)
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts

Certified Software Testing Manager Exam

The exam for this course is 60 minutes in duration and has 40 questions. It is closed book and the pass mark is 65%.


The following is included in this Software Testing training course:

  • The CSTM Exam

  • The Knowledge Academy Certified Software Testing Manager Manual

  • Experienced Instructor

  • Certificate

  • Refreshments

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