ISTQB Advanced Test Manager

Advanced CTAL| ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Manager

USD 2,080.00

Five day CTAL course. This course is aimed at Test Managers wishing to attain a higher qualification in software testing leading on from the ISTQB® Foundation Certificate. This course builds upon the Foundation syllabus and provides essential skills for every Test Manager. Register for this course.

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Course Information

Day 01 Testing Process( Introduction; Test Planning, Monitoring and Control; Exercise : Test Process – Planning, Monitoring and Control; Test Analysis; Test Design; Exercise : Test Process – Analysis and Design; Learning Game; Test Implementation; Test Execution; Exercise : Test Process – Implementation and Test Execution; Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting; Test Closure; Exercise : Test Process – Test Closure; Learning Game).

Day 02 Test Management( Test Management in Context 1; Exercise : Lifecycle Models; Test Management in Context 2; Exercise : Tailoring Test Activities; Risk Based Testing 1; Exercise : Risk; Risk Based Testing 2; Learning Game; Test Documentation : Policies; Exercise : Policy; Test Documentation : Strategies; Exercise : Strategy; Test Documentation : Plans; Exercise : Create Test Plans and Identify Project Risks; Test Estimation 1; Learning Game).

Day 03 Test Management and Reviews(Test Estimation : Techniques; Exercise : Test Estimation; Test Estimation : Considerations; Defining and Using Metrics; Exercise : Defining and Using Metrics; Defining and Using Metrics Considerations; Business value of Testing; Exercise : Measuring the Value of Testing; Distributed, Outsourced and Insourced Testing; Managing the Use of Standards; Management Reviews and Audits; Managing Reviews; Metrics for Reviews; Managing Formal Reviews).

Day 04 Reviews , Defect Management, Improving the Testing Process and Test Tools and Automation(Exercise : Reviews; The Defect and Development Lifecycles; Defect Report Information; Assessing Process Capability; Exercise : Defect Management; The Test Improvement Process; Improving the Test Process; Exercise : Improving the Test Process with IDEAL; Improving the Test Process with TMMi; Improving the Test Process with TPI Next®; Improving the Test Process with CTP; Improving the Test Process with STEP; Learning Game; Test Tools Introduction; Tool Selection; Tool Lifecycle; Tool Metrics; Learning Game).

Day 05 People Skills – Team Composition(Introduction; Individual Skills; Exercise : Skills Assessment; Test Team Dynamics; Fitting Testing within an Organisation; Motivation; Exercise : Motivation; Communication; Exercise : ISTQB® Sample Paper; Revision)


27 Nov – 1 Dec | Makati, Philippines

Examination Details(Consists of 65 multiple choice questions; exam duration 3 hours; questions split roughly in line with the Learning Objectives; each question answered correctly scores between 1 – 3 points, reflecting the difficulty; pass mark 65%)

Exam mode (can be taken online at Pearson VUE)

The qualification(To get an ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Certificate, you must successfully pass the Advanced Exam. On completion, you will be issued with an ISTQB® Advanced Level Certificate which is internationally recognised. If you possess an ISTQB® Advanced Level Certificate, you may use the Certified Tester Advanced Level acronym (CTAL- TM).The Advance Level Certificate has lifelong validity).

Exam fees are not included in the registration fees quoted and are to be purchased separately.

Certification by :ISTQB® International Software Testing Qualification Board

ISTQB® International Software Testing Qualifications Board is a not for profit association which defined the ISTQB® scheme that has become the worldwide leader in the certification of competences in software testing.


Target Audience

The advanced level qualification is intended for people who have achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing. (This includes testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, software developers).

Important Note

1. You must hold the ISTQB® Foundation Certificate in Software Testing in order to sit this exam.
2. This course is brought to you in partnership with Polteq and SQA Skills.

You will learn

Competencies gained(Manage a testing project by implementing the mission, goals and testing processes established for the testing organisation; Organise and lead risk identification and risk analysis sessions and use the results of such sessions for test estimation, planning, monitoring and control. They will learn specific risk mitigation activities to determine residual risk and can report them to project stakeholders so that informed decisions can be made; Create and implement test plans consistent with the organisational policies and test strategies; Estimate test effort and resource usage for projects using a variety of estimation techniques; 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; Process a business case for test activities, which outlines the cost and benefits expected; Ensure proper communication within the test team and with other project stakeholders; Participate in and lead test process improvement initiatives; Plan and implement the selection of different types of tools, including open-source and custom-built tools, such that risks, costs, benefits and opportunities are adequately considered).

Training Grants – applicable to courses in Malaysia

Vertical Distinct Sdn Bhd is a PSMB (Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad) Approved Training Provider and the courses offered in Malaysia are HRDF (Human Resource Development Fund) claimable. For guidelines and details on how to submit your application or claims to the HRDF, please visit HRDF.

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