ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Certificate in Software Testing

ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager Certificate in Software Testing


The International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB) consists of Member Boards representing countries or regions around the world.

Next to the Foundation Level Certification, ISTQB has an Advanced Level Certification divided over three modules:

- Advanced Level Test Manager
- Advanced Level Test Analyst
- Advanced Technical Test Analyst

ps_testware is an accredited training provider and offers in collaboration with Amelior the 5-day course leading tot the certificate of Advanced Level Test Manager, awarded by ISTQB to those who pass the exam.

Intended audience

People who have advanced in their software testing career and want to certify on a higher level. This includes test managers, test analysts, test engineers, but also project managers, quality managers and development managers.

Candidates must hold the ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Certificate (only if they want to pass the exam)

Course outline

The table below provides a high-level overview of the course content. You can download a detailed syllabus from the ISTQB website

Day 1

  • Basic aspects of testing: life cycle models, specific systems and metrics & measurement
  • Testing processes: test planning & control, test implementation & execution, evaluating exit criteria & reporting, test closure activities
  • People skills: indIvidual skills
  • Test documentation: test policy, test strategy, test plan

Day 2

  • Risk based testing: introduction
  • FMEA: Failure mode and Effect Analysis
  • Business value of testing
  • Test estimation and test scheduling

Day 3

  • Risk management
  • Incident management
  • People skills: test team dynamics, communication
  • Test management & control

Day 4

  • Test management issues
  • Distributed, outsourced and insourced testing
  • Test improvement: CMMi, TMM, TPI, CTP, STEP
  • People skills: motivation, fitting testing within the organization
  • Reviews

Day 5

  • Standards
  • Test tools & automation
  • Risk management in the life cycle


  • Participants should be informed that at minimum 8 hours of self study will be needed between sessions
  • The certification exam will be scheduled approximately 2 weeks after the 5th day of the course

On completion participants will:

  • Be able to define overall test goals and strategy for systems being tested
  • Know how to plan, schedule and track tasks
  • Know how to describe and organize the necessary activities
  • Be able to select, organize and lead test teams
  • Better organize the communication within test teams, and between test teams and other stakeholders
  • More efficiently justify decisions and provide adequate reporting information where applicable


Course details

  • Part of the course material is the book 'Advanced Test Management according to the ISTQB syllabus'
  • The standard course language is English unless indicated otherwise or all praticipants are Dutch speaking. The course material is in English
  • ISTQB certification exam organized approx. two weeks after the last session (Exam fee: 250 Euro, included in the course price)


Patrick HENDRICKX heeft een jarenlange ervaring als gecertificeerde testconsultant bij ps_testware. Hij verdeelt zijn tijd tussen test management, training en coaching, en momenteel actief als Field Manager.



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