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ISTQB Advance Test Manager

Our ISTQB Advance Test Manager training prepares you to manage tests in order to take on a more senior role as a testing professional.

Course overview:

The ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Manager (CTAL-TM) provides the knowledge and competencies to take responsibility for managing all the testing activities across the software development lifecycle. It covers everything from how to design a suitable test approach for the project based on the organizational test strategy to building a test team or testing competencies to complete the necessary testing. It is an essential course for everyone who is in the field of managing testing – from would-be team leads to senior positions in test management.

Major takeaways:

➜   Manage a testing project by implementing the mission, goals and testing processes established for the testing organization
➜   Organize and lead risk identification and risk analysis sessions and use the results of such sessions for test estimation, planning, monitoring and control
➜   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 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
➜   Propose a business case for test activities which outlines the costs and benefits expected
➜   Ensure proper communication within the test team and with other project stakeholders
➜   Participate in and lead test process improvement initiatives

Best suited for:

The Advanced Level Test Manager certification is aimed at people who have already achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing and wish to develop further their expertise in test management. 

Senior testers, team leads, test managers and all higher positions responsible for managing testing.


➜   Foundation Level Clearance Certificate
➜   24 months of Testing Experience in the field of IT Testing

Course outline:

Chapter – 1 – Testing Process
  • Introduction
  • Test Planning, Monitoring & Control
  • Test Analysis
  • Test Design
  • Test Implementation
  • Test Execution
  • Evaluating exit criteria & reporting
  • Test Closure activities
  • Introduction
  • Test Management in Context
  • Risk Based Testing and other approaches for test prioritization
  • Test documentation and other work products
  • Test Estimation
  • Defining and using test metrics
  • Business Value of Testing
  • Distributed, Outsourced and Insourced Testing
  • Managing the application of industry standards
  • Introduction
  • Management reviews & audits
  • Managing reviews
  • Metrics for reviews
  • Managing for mal reviews
  • Introduction
  • The defect lifecycle and the software development lifecycles
  • Defect report information
  • Assessing process capability with defect report information
  • Introduction
  • Test Improvement process
  • Improving the testing process
  • Improving the testing process with TMMi
  • Improving the testing process with TPI Next
  • Improving the testing process with CTP
  • Improving the testing process with STEP
  • Introduction
  • Tool selection
  • Tool lifecycle
  • Tool Metrics
  • Introduction
  • Individual Skills
  • Test team dynamics
  • Fitting testing within an organization
  • Motivation
  • Communication



What is the duration and timings of this course?

This is a 3 full day course which will start at 09:30 AM and end at 05:30 PM on all the 2 days.

No. We do not provide any tools with this course.

Yes this certification is valid for lifetime.

No, we do not provide placement.

The maximum batch size is 20 members in one batch.

Yes post training support will be provided, you can contact the trainers for any queries which you may have.

No, coding is not a prerequisite.

We strongly recommend that the participants attend the batch which they have specifically registered for. There can be exceptions in case of emergencies but the difference in fee(if any) will have to be borne by the participant.

No we do not provide refunds upon cancellation.

Yes we can arrange for an in-house batch for your company given there are a minimum of 10 participants per batch.

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