ISTQB® Certified Tester
Advanced Level-Test Manager Course
Teaching material, refreshments and a light lunch each day is included in the course fee.
This 5-days course focuses on testing topics including testing processes, risk management, test planning and control, reporting, resourcing, communication, team development, test process improvement, defect classification and tool support. Candidates will be given exercises, practice exams and learning aids for the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager certificate.
Provide understanding of test management issues beyond the ISTQB Foundation kevel, giving participants the necessary skills needed to become an effective Advance Test Manager.
An advanced test manager can…
• Manage a test project by implementing the mission, goals, and processes for the project.
• Organize and lead risk management activities and use risks to drive test activities.
• Create and implement test plans consistent with the organization’s policies and test strategies.
• Continuously monitor and control test activities.
• Identify skills and resource gaps in their test teams, and plan necessary skills development.
• Propose a business case for test activities, outlining the expected costs and benefits.
• Ensure proper communication with the team and other project stakeholders.
• Actively lead test process improvement initiatives.
• Design and implement defect classification
• Apply tools to support testing.
This section looks at the test manager’s activities in the fundamental test process, with emphasis on the test planning, monitoring and control tasks. Describe how to implement a project retrospective.
Explains how to define test management tasks according to the context of the project and adjust test activities to the software lifecycle in use. Discuss risk-based testing used for test prioritization
and effort allocation and learn specific techniques. Participants will learn how to address stakeholders’ views when assessing risk levels and defining risk mitigation activities. This section also covers methods for estimating test effort. Distributed, outsourced and insourced test organization are described.
Learn the role of a test manager in defining a proper review plan and setting up a review to achieve the best results. Learn how to lead a review team through a formal review. Learn how to use metrics to
optimize the review results and to show ROI.
Explains how to set up and tailor a defect lifecycle and how to analyze defect reports with the objective of evaluating the test and development processes.
Improving the test process
This section explains the generic steps to conduct a standard test process improvement initiative and how to create a test improvement plan. Includes the test process improvement models TMMi, TPI Next, CTP and STEP.
Test tools and automation
This section explains how to plan and implement the selection of different tools considering risks, costs, benefits and opportunities. Tool use for metrics collection and evaluation is described.
People skills – team composition
Describe how to assess the availability of soft skills along with technical, business domain and testing skills required for a test team, as well as plan skills development for the test members.
Tool Support for Testing
The tester learns to classify tools, the risks and benefits connected with tools, and aspects of selecting and introducing tools
Who should enroll:
This course is appropriate for testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, and anyone wishing to gain the ISTQB® Advanced Test Manager Certificate as well as anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing.
To take the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certificate candidates must hold the ISTQB Foundation certificate. There are no prerequisites for participating in the course without taking the exam.
The Advanced-Test Manager Certificate is awarded to those who pass a written three-hour 65 multiplechoice exam. Further information about the exam and registration will be presented here later.
Tal Pe’er has over 20 years of experience as a tester, test manager and release manager in multiple domains from defence, video streaming, network, internet and more. He is experienced in Web, networking, communication and embedded systems. Tal Pe’er is an ISEB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) and ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Analyst (CTAL-TA) and Test Manager (CTAL-TM). He is the current Treasurer of the Executive Committee for ISTQB®.
In his teaching, he combines hands on exercises, games and real-world examples while preparing students for their certification exam.
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Reviews from participants of Tal Pe'er's ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level Course:
Friendly and free atmosphere. Course trainer very good. This will positively impact my work.
Teacher's knowledge, plus he was fun!
The teacher and the course in general was fantastic.
I liked the team, and the course was thorough.
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