ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Course Overview 

Our advanced course builds on the foundations laid in the BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing, offering a deep dive into testing methodologies. Over five days, participants will gain insights into diverse topics such as Test Management, processes, tools, automation, and interpersonal skills. The program equips delegates with the expertise to seamlessly integrate testing into organisational frameworks, along with essential people skills like motivation and effective communication. With a focus on practical application and real-world scenarios, this course empowers professionals to navigate complex testing challenges with confidence and efficiency. 
Prerequisites of the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Course  

To attend this course, you must: 

  • Have knowledge on software testing 
  • Completed and passed the course ‘BCS/ISTQB Software Testing Foundation’ 
  • Completed and passed the course ‘BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing’ 
  • Have at least 3 years testing experience 
Who should attend this course? 

  • Testers 
  • Test Analysts 
  • Test Engineers 
  • Test Consultants 
  • Test Managers 
  • User Acceptance Testers 
  • Software Developers 
  • Project Managers 
  • Quality Managers 
  • Software Development Managers 
  • Business Analysts 
  • IT Directors 
  • Management Consultants 
  • Anybody interested in the field of software testing 

Learning Outcomes 

After completing this course, delegates will be able to: 

  • Have an in-depth knowledge on Test Manager 
  • Have knowledge on how to fit testing within an organisation 
  • Gain the skills to manage formal reviews 
  • Gain the skills to enhance the test process 

Course Structure 

This 5-day course will be divided into a two-part structure: 

  • In the first 2 days, the course will cover the essential materials needed to understand Software Testing 
  • The last 2 days, the course will cover the essential materials needed to take the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager exam

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ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Course Outline 

Module 1: Testing Process Overview 

  • Test Planning, Monitoring and Control 
  • Test Analysis 
  • Test Design        
  • Test Implementation 
  • Test Execution 
  • Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting 
  • Test Closure Activities 

Module 2: Test Management  

  • What is Test Management? 
  • Test Management in Context 
    • Testing Stakeholders 
    • Software Development Lifecycle Activities and Work Products 
    • Alignment of Test Activities and Other Lifecycle Activities 
    • Managing Non-Functional Testing 
  • Managing Experience Based Testing 
    • Risk-Based Testing, Test Prioritisation, and Effort Allocation 
    • Risk-Based Testing 
    • Risk-Based Testing Techniques 
    • Other Techniques for Test Selection 
    • Test Prioritisation 
    • 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 
  • Defining and Using Test Metrics 
  • Business Value of Testing 
  • Distributed, Outsourced, and Insourced Testing 
  • Test Management Challenges 
  • Industry Standards 

Module 3: Reviews  

  • Introduction to Reviews 
  • Management Reviews and Audits 
  • Managing Reviews 
  • Review Metrics 
  • Managing Formal Reviews 

Module 4: Defect Management  

  • Introduction to Defect Management 
  • Defect Lifecycle and Software Development Lifecycle 
    • Defect Workflow and States 
    • Managing Invalid and Duplicate Defect Reports 
    • Cross-Functional Defect Management 
  • Defect Report Information 
  • Assessing Process Capability with Defect Report Information 

Module 5: Improving the Test Process  

  • Introduction 
  • Test Improvement Process 
    • What is Process Improvement? 
    • Types of Process Improvement 
  • Improving the Testing Process with 
    • Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMI) 
    • TPI Next 
    • Critical Testing Processes (CTP) 
    • Systematic Test and Evaluation Process (STEP) 

Module 6: Test Tools and Automation  

  • Introduction 
  • Tool Selection 
    • Open-Source Tools 
    • Custom Tools 
    • Return on Investment 
    • Selection Process 
  • Tool Lifecycle 
  • Tool Metrics 

Module 7: People Skills  

  • Introduction 
  • Individual Skills 
  • Test Team Dynamics 
  • Fitting Testing Within an Organisation 
  • Motivation 
  • Communication

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What ‘s Included

The ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Examination

World-Class Training Sessions From Experienced Instructors

ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Certificate


ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Exam

Ways to take this course

Classroom Training

Face-to-face sessions led by expert instructors, fostering interactive learning experiences and collaboration among delegates.

Online Instructor-Led Training

Live virtual classes led by experienced trainers, offering real-time interaction and guidance for optimal learning outcomes.

Online Self-Paced Training

Flexible learning at your own pace, with access to comprehensive course materials and resources available anytime, anywhere.

On-Site Training

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What do i get for £3295

  • 80 hours course
  • Immediate Access for 90 days
  • Mock exams
  • Exams included, taken online
  • Certificates on completion
  • Case studies
  • Exercise files
  • Personal performance tool
  • 24/7 Support
  • Suits a busy Lifestyle & Independent Learners
  • Train in the comfort of your home
  • Interactive course
  • Compatible on mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Scenario based learning
  • Bookmarking ability
  • Note taking facilities

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ISTQB?

ISTQB, which stands for the International Software Testing Qualifications Board, provides certifications in software testing, offering standardised qualifications to improve testers' skills and expertise.

What are the responsibilities of a Test Manager in ISTQB?

In ISTQB, the Test Manager oversees test planning, execution, and coordination to ensure compliance with quality standards. They lead test teams, manage resources, and effectively communicate with stakeholders. 

What is the typical salary range for an ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager?

The annual salary for an ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager typically falls between £40,000 and £70,000, depending on factors like experience, location, and company size. 

Is the ISTQB Test Manager Course challenging?

The ISTQB Test Manager Certification covers comprehensive Test Management principles, techniques, and processes, making it challenging. However, with dedication and study, individuals in the software testing field can attain it. 

Is the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Certification recognised internationally?

Yes, the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Certification holds global recognition, validating advanced Test Management skills and enhancing career opportunities in software testing worldwide. 

What are the benefits of obtaining the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Certification?

Acquiring this certification demonstrates expertise in Test Management, improving career prospects and credibility. It validates advanced skills in planning, monitoring, and controlling testing processes, instilling confidence in stakeholders and enhancing organisational testing efficiency. 

How can the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Certification advance my career?

The ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Certification enhances career prospects by validating advanced Test Management skills, increasing job opportunities, boosting credibility, and demonstrating expertise in software testing, thereby enhancing your value to employers. 

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