Part of the internationally recognised ISTQB® software testing scheme, candidates will take their knowledge and skills to an internationally recognised advanced level. Based on the ISTQB syllabus, certification focuses on the advanced skills required for a test analyst, test manager and technical test analyst.
Having successfully passed the ISTQB Foundation certificate is a prerequisite for delegates attending this course. In addition, it is recommended that delegates have a minimum of 3 years testing experience before attempting this qualification. The Advanced Test Manager Certificate is one of the three advanced testing certificates; the others are Advanced Test Analyst and Advanced Technical Test Analyst. Candidates may find the BCS Intermediate Certificate a useful bridge between Foundation and Advanced, although it is not mandatory.
Who is this aimed at?
The ISTQB Advanced Test Manager syllabus is intended for testing professionals who are, or intend to become, test leaders or test managers. This includes; testers, test engineers, test analysts, test leads and test managers. The ISTQB Advanced Test Manager course spans 5 days, with a 3 hour examination on the final day.
What are the entry requirements?
Successful completion of the ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester foundation level and a minimum of three years testing experience is recommended. The Intermediate Certificate may also be helpful but is not required. Training with a BCS accredited training provider is recommended.
What format is the exam?
- Three hours ‘closed book’
- 65 complex multiple choice questions
- Pass mark is 65%
Simple non-programmable calculators can be used during paper based examinations (to be provided by the candidate). Candidates taking online examinations will have access to an on-screen calculator. No other calculators or mobile technology will be allowed. In cases where English is not the first language, a time extension of 45 minutes is available
MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE TEST MANAGER SYLLABUS
MODULE 2: FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE REVIEW
MODULE 3: BASIC ASPECTS OF SOFTWARE TESTING
MODULE 4: TESTING PROCESSES
MODULE 5: TEST TOOLS AND AUTOMATION
MODULE 6: REVIEWS
MODULE 7: PEOPLE SKILLS AND TEAM COMPOSITION
MODULE 8: INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
MODULE 9: TEST MANAGEMENT DOCUMENTATION
MODULE 10: TEST ESTIMATION, MONITORING AND CONTROL
MODULE 11: THE VALUE OF TESTING
MODULE 12: RISK-BASED TESTING
MODULE 13: STANDARDS AND TEST PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
MODULE 14: TEST MANAGEMENT ISSUES
SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE
- Introduction to Software Testing
- Foundation Certificate in Software Testing
- Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing
- ISTQB Test Manager
- ISTQB Technical Test Analyst
- Practical Software Testing
- User Acceptance Testing
- Test Automation
- ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst
- ISTQB Foundation Level Extension, Agile Tester
- ISTQB-BCS Foundation Certificate