Course Description

iSQI Certified Agile Tester (CAT)

iSQI’s Certifed Agile Tester (CAT) course gives individuals the skills to successfully apply agile methods to their projects. This e-testing course is accredited by iSQI and will prepare delegates to pass the Certified Agile Tester (CAT) Examination. Traditionally, interested parties will be moving into agile projects or looking to increase effectiveness within their current role. Delegates on this course will experience a hands-on approach that blends theoretical and practical learning, enabling success in agile testing.

e-testing recommends that delegates should have previously attended the ISTQB-BCS Foundation Certificate Course and passed the exam before attending this course.

The Certified Agile Tester (CAT) Course spans 5 days. Days 1 – 4 are dedicated to training and a 5th day is used to conduct the practical and theoretical exams. This course is delivered by industry experienced testing practitioners at several UK locations.



The Certified Agile Tester (CAT) Course is priced at £1675 per delegate excluding VAT. This includes the iSQI Examination fee, all course materials, lunch and refreshments.  This price already has e-testing promotional discount applied.

Courses can be arranged at your offices for group bookings of 4 or more delegates, these can be run on the normal five day basis or, for less experienced groups, over longer periods – allowing extra time for practical exercises and discussion. Contact us for full details or a quote.

Select the location of your choice, then click a date to book a place:

The course is made up of the following modules:

Course Content
Day 1: Methods and Processes

  • Agile and Traditional Methods
  • The Agile Manifesto and Principles
  • Agile Roles

Day 2: Planning

  • Requirements and Specifications
  • Iteration 0
  • Release Planning
  • Task Board
  • Test Strategy
  • Estimation
  • Iteration Planning
  • Burndown Charts

Day 3: Testing

  • Continuous Integration
  • Version Management
  • Pairing
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Regression Testing
  • Defect Management

Day 4: Teams

  • Test Automation
  • Non-Functional Testing
  • Technical & Testing Debt
  • Agile for Large Projects

Day 5: Exam

The Certified Agile Tester (CAT) Exam is split into three parts:

  • Soft skills assessments on capacity for teamwork – These are conducted through the 4 training days
  • Written essay based on theoretical knowledge
  • Practical examination that puts examinees skills to the test

Who Should Attend

The iSQI Certified Agile Tester (CAT) Course is aimed at  testers who are moving into agile projects as-well-as individuals who are currently working in agile testing and want to improve their effectiveness. If you are interested in this course, ideally you should be familiar with the following topics;

  • Test Design – EP / BVA / State Transition / Decision Tables / Exploratory
  • Basic Test Terminology
  • Differences between functional and non-functional testing, including the basic concepts of performance and usability testing

Download: e-testing Glossary of Agile Terminology