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ISTQB Advanced Test Manager

This course is accredited by the ISTQB and the British Computer Society (BCS). A 5 day course, with a pre-paid voucher included in the price, to take the exam when ready. Gain a detailed knowledge of Test Management and practical skills to improve the quality of the test process, provide accurate estimates and enable effective team management, with training in skills vital to this critical role, across domains and methodologies.

Our trainers are experienced testing practitioners with many years of software testing experience to relate to delegates, in order to enhance the learning process. This tutor led course is carried out at locations UK wide. The course also provides a valuable opportunity for sharing ideas and approaches to real-life situations and projects with fellow delegates. Private courses on-site can be arranged at your offices for group bookings of 4 or more delegates.

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£1,200 per delegate ex VAT

The course is run over 5 days and includes all course materials. Lunch and refreshments are provided for some onsite courses. Please check course details for further information.

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Who should attend

  • Software Testers
  • Test Leads
  • Test Managers
  • Please note that delegates are required to have passed the ISTQB Foundation certificate
  • It is recommended that delegates have a minimum of 3 year's testing experience before attempting this qualification.

Exam Details

A three-hour multiple choice exam, taken at a Pearson Vue centre. Candidates must achieve a grade of 65% to successfully pass the exam.

Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of Test Management techniques and key skils, including planning, estimation, with focus on different ways to estimate timescales for testing
  • Understand Risk-Based testing and experience based techniques
  • Be able to develop and tailor a full documentation set for testing, including Test Policy, Strategy and Plans
  • Achieve a complete undestanding of reviews and how they can improve software quality at all phases of the lifecycle
  • Be able to implement Test Process Improvement initiatives, in an order that provides maximum benefit to the organisation
  • Understand the importance of Defect Management and how to implement workflow based defect processes, plus reporting and using statistics to measure software quality across test phases
  • Obtain a good overview of the different tools available to support test management, with examples
  • Have an appreciation of people skills and personalities in order to get the most out of team members

What was so good about the training I attended with e-testing was not just the curriculum, but the really knowledgeable experts who you employed as tutors for my courses".

Test Manager, Financial Services

Course Content & Agenda

The course is presented in seven modules, based on the ISTQB syllabus:

Module 1. Testing Process Artboard 1 copy 4

Overview of the course, its arrangement and the examination

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 in Context Artboard 1 copy 4

Understanding Testing Stakeholders

Related SDLC Activities and Work Products

Alignment of Test Activities and Other SDLC Activities

Managing Non-Functional Testing

Managing Experience-Based Testing

Module 3. Risk Based Testing & Other Approaches for Test Prioritisation Artboard 1 copy 4

Risk-Based Testing

Risk Management Process

Risk-Based Testing Approaches

Other Approaches for Test Selection

Test Prioritisation and Effort Allocation in the Test Process

Module 4. Test Planning and Associated Documentation Artboard 1 copy 4

Test Policy

Test Strategy

Master Test Plan

Level Test Plan

Project Risk Management

Other Testing Work Products

Module 5. Test Estimation Artboard 1 copy 4

Estimation Principles

Test Estimation Methods

Module 6. Test Metrics Artboard 1 copy 4

Management by Metrics

Monitoring Test Progress

Reporting Test Metrics

Module 7. Business Value of Testing Artboard 1 copy 4

Costs of Quality

Cost of Quality and Value of Testing

Module 8. Staffing Strategies Artboard 1 copy 4

Testing Team Staffing Strategies

Module 9. Industry Standards Artboard 1 copy 4

International Standards

National Standards

Domain Specific Standards

Non Testing Standards

Module 10. Reviews Artboard 1 copy 4

Management Reviews and Audits

Managing Reviews

Metrics for Reviews

Managing Formal Reviews

Module 11. Incident and Defect Management Artboard 1 copy 4

The Defect Lifecycle

Incident / Defect Report Information

Defect Reports and Process Capability Assessment

Module 12. Improving the Test Process Artboard 1 copy 4

Test Improvement Process

Process Improvement Models

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

Module 13. Test Tools and Automation Artboard 1 copy 4

Types of Tools

Tool Selection Process

Tools Lifecycle

Metrics for Success

Module 14. People Skills and Team Composition Artboard 1 copy 4

Individual Skills

Test Team Dynamics

Fitting Testing Within an Organisation

Motivation

Communication

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