ISTQB Foundation Level - Agile Tester Extension e-learning
This course provides testers and test managers with an understanding of the fundamentals of testing on agile projects. Attendees will learn how agile software development projects are organized and the various types of agile development practices in common use. They will understand how agile development differs from traditional approaches, how to position testers in an agile organisation, the fundamental agile testing principles, practices and processes and the skills they’ll need to excel in an agile environment.
English knowledge and the ISTQB Foundation Level certificate is a prerequisite to take the ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester exam, but non-certificate holders can take and benefit from the course as well.
This course is ideal for testers experienced with traditional software lifecycles, entry-level testers with an interest in agile testing and experienced developers with a lot to a little knowledge of testing who work in agile projects. Testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers working in agile organisations will find this course useful, informative and fun.
The objectives of the course are as follows:
- Collaborate in an agile team, being familiar with agile principles and practices
- Adapt existing testing experience, knowledge and best practices to agile projects
- Support the agile team in planning test-related activities
- Apply relevant test methods and techniques
- Assist in test automation
- Help business stakeholders define understandable and testable user stories and acceptance criteria
- Collaborate and share information with other team members
- Work effectively within an agile team and environment
The e-learning course includes:
- Three months of unlimited access to the online course
- A set of approximately 200 PowerPoint slides covering the topics to be addressed
- A downloadable copy of the complete set of notes. 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.
- A mock exam to provide a review of the Foundation Level exam
- Agile Tester Foundation Sample Exam Questions embedded throughout course
- Exercise solutions
- A mock exam to assess readiness for the ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester exam
- Project Source Documents for Course Exercises
- Course completion certificate (often used for employer reimbursement)
1. AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
1.1. The Fundamentals of Agile Software Development
1.1.1. Agile Software Development and the Agile Manifesto
1.1.2. Whole-Team Approach
1.1.3. Early and Frequent Feedback
1.2. Aspects of Agile Approaches
1.2.1. Agile Software Development Approaches
1.2.2. Collaborative User Story Creation
1.2.4. Continuous Integration
1.2.5. Release and Iteration Planning
2. FUNDAMENTAL AGILE TESTING PRINCIPLES, PRACTICES, AND PROCESSES
2.1. The Differences between Testing in Traditional and Agile Approaches
2.1.1. Testing and Development Activities
2.1.2. Project Work Products
2.1.3. Test Levels
2.1.4. Testing and Configuration Management
2.1.5. Organizational Options for Independent Testing
2.2. Status of Testing in Agile Projects
2.2.1. Communicating Test Status, Progress and Product Quality
2.2.2. Managing Regression Risk with Evolving Manual and Automated Test Cases
2.3. Role and Skills of a Tester in an Agile Team
2.3.1. Agile Tester Skills
2.3.2. The Role of a Tester in an Agile Team
3. AGILE TESTING METHODS, TECHNIQUES, AND TOOLS
3.1. Agile Testing Methods
3.1.1. Test-Driven Development, Acceptance Test-Driven Development and Behavior-Driven Development
3.1.2. The Test Pyramid
3.1.3. Testing Quadrants, Test Levels and Testing Types
3.1.4. The Role of a Tester
3.2. Assessing Quality Risks and Estimating Test Effort
3.2.1. Assessing Quality Risks in Agile Projects
3.2.2. Estimating Testing Effort Based on Content and Risk
3.3. Techniques in Agile Projects
3.3.1. Acceptance Criteria, Adequate Coverage and Other Information for Testing
3.3.2. Applying Acceptance Test-Driven Development
3.3.3. Functional and Non-Functional Black Box Test Design
3.3.4. Exploratory Testing and Agile Testing
3.4. Tools in Agile Projects
3.4.1. Task Management and Tracking Tools
3.4.2. Communication and Information Sharing Tools
3.4.3. Software Build and Distribution Tools
3.4.4. Configuration Management Tools
3.4.5. Test Design, Implementation and Execution Tools
3.4.6. Cloud Computing and Virtualization Tools
ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester exam.
Similar to the Foundation Level Certification exam, the Agile Tester Certification exam will comprise 40 multiple choice questions, with a pass mark of 65% to be completed within 60 minutes.
Participants that take the exam not in their spoken language will receive additional 25% time, a total of 75 minutes.
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