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Agile Tester - ISTQB Software Testing Certification Training
Course Description Why choose ALPI for ISTQB agile testing certification training?
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  • We focus on real-world examples.
  • We teach using interactive, hands-on exercises.
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This course provides testers and test managers with an understanding of the fundamentals of testing on agile projects. Attendees will learn how agile software development projects are organized, and the various types of agile development practices in common use. They will understand how agile development differs from traditional approaches, how to position testers in an agile organization, the fundamental agile testing principles, practices, and processes, and the skills they’ll need to excel in an agile environment. The attendees will learn ways to estimate and organize testing within agile projects and the application of risk-based testing on agile projects. They’ll also gain a basic understanding of the important testing and test-related tools commonly used on agile projects. This course is ideal for testers experienced with traditional software lifecycles, entry-level testers with an interest in agile testing, and experienced developers with a lot to a little knowledge of testing who work in agile projects. Testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers working in agile organizations will find this course useful, informative, and fun. The ISTQB Foundation Level certificate is a pre-requisite to take the ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester exam (held at the end of the last day), but non-certificate holders can take and benefit from the course.

Upon successful completion of the course exam, the candidate will receive the Certified Tester Foundation Level Agile Extension Certificate (CTFL-AE) in Software Testing. Total price includes $1350 course plus $150 ISTQB exam fee.

By the end of this course, an attendee should be able to:

  • Collaborate in an agile team, being familiar with agile principles and practices.
  • Adapt existing testing experience, knowledge, and best practices to agile projects.
  • Support the agile team in planning test-related activities.
  • Apply relevant test methods and techniques.
  • Assist in test automation.
  • Help business stakeholders define understandable and testable user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Collaborate and share information with other team members
  • Work effectively within an agile team and environment.

  • Duration 2 day(s)
    Time 9 - 5 pm
    Price $1,500
    Labs Exercises reinforcing Learning Objectives help to understand and apply topics in the course.

    Intended Audience Software testers, senior testers, test analysts, test leads, and managers including test managers, project managers, quality managers.

    Prerequisites You must have obtained an ISTQB Foundation Level Certification (CTFL) to be eligible for the Agile Extension Certification.

    Prior to attending class please download and review the following document: Agile Tester Syllabus

    Outline Learning Objectives

  • Apply concepts from the ISTQB Foundation Level in an agile project
  • Recall the basic concept of agile software development based on the Agile Manifesto
  • Understand the advantages of the whole-team approach
  • Understand the benefits of early and frequent feedback
  • Recall agile software development approaches
  • Write user stories in collaboration with development, business representatives, and product owners
  • Understand how retrospectives can be used as a mechanism for process improvement in agile projects
  • Understand the use and purpose of continuous integration
  • Know the differences between iteration and release planning, and how a tester adds value in each of these activities
  • Describe the differences between testing activities in agile projects and non-agile projects
  • Describe how coding and testing activities are integrated in agile projects
  • Describe the role of independent testing in agile projects
  • Describe the basic set of work products used to communicate the status of testing in an agile project, including test progress and product quality
  • Describe the process of evolving tests across multiple iterations and explain why test automation is important to manage regression risk in agile projects
  • Understand the skills (people, domain, and testing) of a tester in an Agile team
  • Understand the role of a tester within an agile team
  • Recall the concepts of test-driven development, acceptance test-driven development, and behavior-driven development
  • Recall the concepts of the test pyramid
  • Summarize the testing quadrants and their relationships with testing levels and testing types
  • For a given agile project, practice the role of a tester in a Scrum team
  • Assess product quality risks within an agile project
  • Estimate testing effort based on iteration content and product quality risks
  • Interpret relevant information to support testing activities
  • Explain to business stakeholders how to define testable acceptance criteria
  • Given a user story, write acceptance test-driven development test cases
  • For both functional and non-functional behavior, write test cases using black box test design techniques based on given user stories
  • Execute exploratory testing to support the testing of an agile project
  • Recall different tools available to testers according to their purpose and to activities in agile projects

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    Class Dates
    Start End Location
    Thursday, June 08, 2017 Friday, June 09, 2017 Virtual Live
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 Friday, August 18, 2017 Chevy Chase, MD
    Thursday, September 14, 2017 Friday, September 15, 2017 Denver, CO
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 Friday, November 17, 2017 Virtual Live


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