As a test manager, you take on responsibility for the test process conducted during software development. You plan the necessary tests, assess them and handle fault management. With the internationally recognised ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level – Test Manager (CTAL–TM)certification, you will demonstrate that you have the skills and knowledge of the testing tools that are used to automate processes.


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

Benefits of Test Manager Certification

With the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level – Test Manager certification:

  • You will have an independent, internationally recognised certification as proof of expertise in the field of software testing with a specialisation as a test manager
  • You will learn how to manage, implement and evaluate test procedures

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

Chapter – 2 – Test Management

  • 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

Chapter – 3 – Reviews

  • Introduction
  • Management reviews & audits
  • Managing reviews
  • Metrics for reviews
  • Managing for mal reviews

Chapter – 4 – Defect Management

  • Introduction
  • The defect lifecycle and the software development lifecycles
  • Defect report information
  • Assessing process capability with defect report information

Chapter – 5 – Improving the testing process

  • 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

Chapter – 6 – Test tools and Automation

  • Introduction
  • Tool selection
  • Tool lifecycle
  • Tool Metrics

Chapter – 7 – People Skills

  • Introduction
  • Individual Skills
  • Test team dynamics
  • Fitting testing within an organization
  • Motivation
  • Communication


After the course the participants are able to

  • 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 result of such sessions for test estimation, planning, monitoring & control
  • Create and implement test plans consistent with organizational policies and test strategies
  • Continuously monitor and control the test activities to achieve project objectives
  • Asses and report relevant and timely test status to project stakeholders
  • Identify skills and resource gaps in their test team and participant in sourcing adequate resources
  • Identify and plan necessary skills development within their test team
  • Propose a business case for test activities which outlines the cost & benefits expected
  • Ensure proper communication within the test team and with other project stakeholders
  • Participate in lead test process improvement initiatives

Certificate Validity

  • Lifelong
  • Global recognition



Mode: Hands On, Written Exercises, Group Discussion, Case Study etc