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Advanced Level Test Manager - ISTQB Software Testing Certification Training
Course Description Why choose ALPI for ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager certification training?
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This five day course leads to the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certification.

The course focuses on testing topics including testing processes, risk management, test planning and control, reporting, resourcing, communication, team development, test process improvement, defect classification and tool support. Candidates will be given exercises, practice exams and learning aids for the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager certification.


Upon successful completion of the course exam, the candidate will receive the Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager Certificate (CTAL-TM) in Software Testing. Total price includes $3250 course plus $200 ISTQB exam fee.

Advanced Level testers who have passed the “Advanced Test Manger” module exam, can be expected to:

  • Implement the mission, goals and testing processes established for the testing organization.
  • Organize and lead risk management activities and use risks to drive test planning and reporting.
  • Create and implement test plans consistent with organizational policies and test strategies.
  • Continuously monitor and control the test activities to achieve project objectives.
  • Assess and report relevant and timely test status.
  • Identify skills and resource gaps in their test team and participate in sourcing adequate resources.
  • Identify and plan test team skills development.
  • Propose a business case for test activities that outlines the costs and benefits expected.
  • Ensure proper communication within the test team and with other project stakeholders.
  • Actively lead test process improvement initiatives.
  • Design & implement a defect classification scheme.
  • Apply tools to support testing.

Duration 5 day(s)
Time 9 - 5 pm
Price $3,450
Labs Real-world practical exercises reinforce Learning Objectives and help to understand and apply topics in the course and prepare for the exam.

Intended Audience

This 5-day course is most appropriate for Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Test Managers and anyone wishing to gain the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Certificate.

The Advanced Level certificates are also appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing, such as Project Managers, Quality Managers, Software Development Managers, Business Analysts, IT Directors and Management Consultants.

Prerequisites You must have obtained an ISTQB Foundation Level Certification (CTFL) to be eligible for Advanced Level Certification and have 3 years of experience.

Prior to attending class please download and review the following document: Advanced Level Test Manager Syllabus

Outline

Course objectives

To provide an understanding of test management issues beyond the ISTQB Foundation level giving participants the knowledge and skills required to become an Advanced Test Manager.

Course Content

Testing Process

The Test Manager’s activities within the fundamental test process are covered with emphasis on the tasks of test planning, monitoring and control. Describes how to implement a project retrospective in order to validate processes and discover areas to improve.

Test Management

Explains how to define test management tasks according to the context of a project and how to adjust the test activities to the software lifecycle in use. Risk-based testing for test prioritization and effort allocation is discussed with emphasis on product and project risk management. Participants learn how to take stakeholder views into account when assessing risk levels and defining the risk mitigation activities. Risk control activities and risk reporting are also covered.

Evaluates different types of test document and discusses how to tailor them to meet project and organization needs. Relevant standards are also considered.

Metric- and experienced-based methods for estimating testing effort are covered and participants learn how to communicate the value of testing. Distributed, outsourced and insourced forms of test organization are described.

Reviews

Here the focus on defining an appropriate review plan and setting up the review to achieve the best results. Participants learn how to use metrics to optimize the review results and to show return on investment. This session also explains how to lead a review team through a formal review.

Defect Management

Describes how to set up a defect lifecycle tailored for the software lifecycle in use and explains how to analyse defect reports to evaluate the capability of the testing and software development processes.

Improving the Test Process

Explains the generic steps for conducting a standard test process improvement initiative and how to create a test improvement plan. Includes the test process improvement models TMMi, TPI Next, CTP and STEP.

Test Tools and Automation

Covers how to plan and implement different types of tools (including open-source and custom-built tools) considering risks, costs, benefits and opportunities. Tool use for metric collection and evaluation is described.

People Skills - Team Composition

Discusses how to assess the range of skills required for a testing team, and define a growth plan for skill development. Includes team motivation and communication skills.

The Exam

The Advanced Level Test Manager exam consists of 65 multiple choice questions, with a passing grade of 65%, to be completed within 180 minutes.

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Class Dates
Start End Location
Monday, September 10, 2018 Friday, September 14, 2018 Virtual Live
Monday, December 03, 2018 Friday, December 07, 2018 Chevy Chase, MD
Monday, December 03, 2018 Friday, December 07, 2018 Virtual Live


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