ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Manager

Why take this course?

After completing the course, you will be able to:
  • Organize and lead risk identification and risk analysis sessions and use the results of these sessions for test estimation, planning, monitoring, and control
  • Propose a business case, outlining the costs and benefits expected, for test activities.
  • Create and implement test plans consistent with your organization’s test policies and test strategies
  • Ensure proper communication within the test team and with other project stakeholders and to participate in and lead test process improvement initiatives
  • Identify skills and resource gaps in your test team, be able to participate in sourcing adequate resources and identify and plan skills development within your team
  • Use traceability to check completeness and consistency of defined test conditions with respect to the test objectives, test strategy, and test plan.

This Advanced Level course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired at the Foundation Level. In this course, you will learn how to manage a testing project by implementing the mission, goals, and testing processes established for your organization.

Holding the ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Manager Certificate entitles you to use the Certified Tester Advanced Level acronym CTAL-TM and to go on to a subset of the higher Expert-Level software testing certifications.

Who should attend?
Experienced sofware developers, analysts, and testers.
Any prerequisistes?
Have experience in software development and testing.
Those who wish to take the Advanced Test Manager exam must:
  • hold the ISTQB® Software Testing Foundation Certificate
  • have three (3) years of verifiable full-time work experience in software or systems testing, development, quality assurance, engineering or a related field.

Dates and Fees

5 Days : Fee - Call for pricing
This course is only scheduled upon request, please Contact us to schedule one

What topics are covered?

Testing Process
  • Test Planning, Monitoring, and Control
  • Test Planning
  • Test Monitoring and Control
  • Test Analysis
  • Test Design
  • Test Implementation
  • Test Execution
  • Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
  • Test Closure Activities
Test Management in Context
  • Understanding Testing Stakeholders
  • Lifecycle Activities and Work Products
  • Alignment of Test Activities with Other Lifecycle Activities
  • Managing Non-Functional Testing
  • Managing Experience-Based Testing
Risk-Based Testing and Other Approaches
  • Risk-Based Testing
  • Risk-Based Testing Techniques
  • Other Techniques for Test Selection
  • Test Prioritisation and 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 Techniques
  • 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
  • Defect Report Information
  • Assessing Process Capability with Defect Reporting 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