ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager e-learning
This course provides test managers with advanced skills in test estimation, test planning, test monitoring and test control. Attendees will learn how to define the overall testing goals and strategy for the systems being tested. They will gain hands-on experience in planning, scheduling and tracking these tasks. The attendees will be able to describe and organize the necessary activities. They will return to work able to select, acquire and assign adequate resources for testing tasks. They will know how to form, organize and lead testing teams. Test manager attendees will be able to organize communication between the members of the testing teams and between the testing teams and all the other stakeholders. Further, they’ll learn how to justify their decisions and provide adequate reporting information where applicable.
English knowledge and the ISTQB Foundation Level certificate is a prerequisite to take the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager exam, but non-certificate holders can take and benefit from the course as well.
This certification is aimed at anyone interested in the topic of software testing, who has already been working in the sector for a few years and wants to develop their skills further.
It is particularly suitable for:
- Software testers
- Test analysts, test developers, test managers
- Software developers
- Project managers
This e-learning course includes:
- Three months of unlimited access to the online course
- Foundation Sample Exam Questions and Foundation Level mock exam to provide a review of the Foundation Level exam
- ISTQB Advanced Level Syllabus Test Manager
- A set of approximately 600 PowerPoint slides covering the topics to be addressed
- A downloadable copy of the complete note set. Download the materials to a PC or mobile device. There is no expiration date on access to this valuable resource as they will be downloadable. Digital rights management and intellectual property rights are protected by some limitations such as the inability to share the file with others. Further, while the materials can be printed, each page includes a prominent watermark, with the exception of the pages in the ISTQB Syllabus and Glossary.
- The latest glossary of terms used in Software Testing produced by member of the ISTQB
- Standards for Software Testing
- Advanced Test Manager Sample Exam Questions embedded throughout course. A complete set of questions for every learning objective in the Test Manager module of the ISTQB Advanced Syllabus
- Exercise solutions
- Advanced Test Manager Mock Exam
- Project Source Documents for Course Exercises
- Add-on option of printed copies of printed course materials and/or supplemental textbook "Advanced Software Testing-Vol 2: Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Manager" (hard copy or e-book format)
- An electronic exam voucher valid for one year is priced separately and is available as an optional purchase using the pulldown menu on this page.
- All individuals sitting for the Advanced Level exams must have successfully completed the Foundation Level Certification.
- Course completion certificate (often used for employer reimbursement)
This hands-on course provides test managers with the ability to define the overall testing goals and strategy for the systems being tested and is ideal for test managers preparing for certification.
The objectives of the course are as follows:
• Manage a testing project by implementing the mission, goals and testing processes established for the testing organisation
• Organize and lead risk identification and risk analysis sessions and use the results of such sessions for test estimation, planning, monitoring and control
• Create and implement test plans consistent with organisational policies and test strategies
• Continuously monitor and control the test activities to achieve project objectives
• Assess and report relevant and timely test status to project stakeholders
• Identify skills and resource gaps in their test team and participate in sourcing adequate resources
• Identify and plan necessary skills development within their test team
• Propose a business case for test activities which outlines the costs and benefits expected
• Ensure proper communication within the test team and with other project stakeholders
• Participate in and lead test process improvement initiatives
1. BASIC ASPECTS OF SOFTWARE TESTING
1.1. Testing in the Software Lifecycle
1.2. Specific Systems
1.2.1. Systems of Systems
1.2.2. Safety Critical Systems
1.3. Metrics and Measurement
2. TESTING PROCESSES
2.1. Test Process Models
2.2. Test Planning and Control
2.3. Test Analysis and Design
2.3.1. Identification of Test Conditions
2.3.2. Creation of Test Cases
2.4. Test Implementation and Execution
2.4.1. Test Implementation
2.4.2. Test Execution
2.5. Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
2.6. Test Closure Activities
3. TEST MANAGEMENT
3.1. Test Management Documentation
3.1.1. Test Policy
3.1.2. Test Strategy
3.1.3. Master Test Plan
3.1.4. Level Test Plan
3.2. Test Plan Documentation Templates
3.3. Test Estimation
3.4. Scheduling and Test Planning
3.5. Test Progress Monitoring and Control
3.6. Business Value of Testing
3.7. Distributed, Outsourced and Insourced Testing
3.8. Risk-Based Testing
3.8.1. Risk Management
3.8.2. Risk Management in the Lifecycle
3.9. Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
3.9.1. Areas of Application
3.9.2. Implementation Steps
3.9.3. Benefits & Costs
3.10. Test Management Issues
3.10.1. Test Management Issues for Exploratory Testing
3.10.2. Test Management Issues for Systems of Systems
3.10.3. Test Management Issues for Safety Critical Systems
3.10.4. Other Test Management Issues
Test Techniques (This is an overview only. For a course that focuses on test techniques, see Advanced Test Analyst and Advanced Technical Test Analyst.)
4. TESTING OF SOFTWARE CHARACTERISTICS
4.1. Quality attributes for domain testing
4.2. Quality attributes for technical testing
5.1. The Principles of Reviews
5.2. Types of Reviews
5.2.1. Management review and audit
5.2.2. Reviews of particular work products
5.2.3. Performing a formal review
5.3. Introducing Reviews
5.4. Success Factors for Reviews
6. INCIDENT (DEFECT) MANAGEMENT
6.1. When Can a Defect Be Detected?
6.2. Defect Lifecycle
6.3. Defect Fields
6.4. Metrics and Incident Management
6.5. Communicating Incidents
7. STANDARDS AND TEST PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
7.1. Standards Considerations
7.2. Test Improvement Process
7.3. Improving the Test Process
8. TEST TOOLS AND AUTOMATION
8.1. Test Tool Concepts
8.1.1. Cost benefits and Risks of Test Tools and Automation
8.1.2. Test Tool Strategies
8.1.3. Integration & Information Interchange Between Tools
8.1.4. Automation Languages: Scripts, Script Language
8.1.5. The Concept of Test Oracles
8.1.6. Test Tool Deployment
8.1.7. Usage of Open Source Test Tools
8.1.8. Developing Your Own Test Tool
8.1.9. Test Tool Classification
8.2 .Test Tool Categories
8.2.1. Test Management Tools
8.2.2. Test Execution Tools
8.2.3. Debugging & Troubleshooting Tools
8.2.4. Fault Seeding & Fault Injection Tools
8.2.5. Simulation & Emulation Tools
8.2.6. Static and Dynamic Analysis Tools
8.2.7. Keyword-Driven Test Automation
8.2.8. Performance Testing Tools
9. PEOPLE SKILLS (TEAM COMPOSITION)
9.1. Individual Skills
9.2. Test Team Dynamics
9.3. Fitting Testing Within an Organization
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In order to take the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Manager exam you will need the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate. You should have at least 18 months of practical experience in the field of software testing.
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