ISTQB Certified Tester: Advanced Level Test Manager

Course Description

ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) is the standard for international qualifications in software testing at an advanced level. This course, with its large number of practical exercises and practice examination questions, fully prepares attendees for the ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager examination. Whilst this course is focused on the syllabus, giving attendees the maximum chance of passing the examination, it also contains many real world practical examples. On completion of this course, attendees will have an advanced understanding of test design techniques and will be fully prepared to take the ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager examination. NOTE: The exam is taken on a separate date to the training - usually a week later. See dates at the bottom of this page.
5 days

Dates for Online courses

Our online courses are spread over two weeks:
August 09, 11, 13, 16 and 18 - exam on a separate day.


Attendees intending to take the ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager examination must hold the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level qualification (or ISEB equivalent).

What will you learn?

- Globally recognised qualification
- Learn the most up-to-date methodology
- Deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness to your team
- Learn through best practices and real examples
- Consistently high pass rates
- Learn with trainers who have proven track records

Testing Process

The fundamental test process
Test levels and test types
Test planning, monitoring and control
Test analysis
Test design
Test implementation
Test execution
Evaluating exit criteria and reporting
Test closure activities

Test Management

Test management in context
Risk-based testing and other approaches for test prioritization and effort allocation
Test documentation and other work products
Project risk management
Other test work products
Test estimation
Defining and using test metrics
Business value of testing
Distributed, outsourced, and insourced testing
Managing the application of industry standards


Management reviews and audits
Managing reviews
Metrics for reviews
Managing formal reviews

Defect Management

The defect lifecycle and the software development lifecycle
Cross-functional defect management
Defect report information
Assessing process capability with defect report information

Improving the Testing Process

Test improvement process
Improving the testing process
Improving the testing process with TMMI
Improving the testing process with TPI Next
Improving the testing process with CTP
Improving the testing process with STEP

Test Tools and Automation

Tool selection
Return on investment (ROI)
Selection process
Tool lifecycle
Tool metrics

People Skills and Team Composition

Individual skills
Test team dynamics
Fitting testing within an organization

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