ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Training

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The Advanced Test Manager course, created by Rex Black, past President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), past President of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB) and co-author of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board Advanced Syllabus, provides test managers with advanced skills in test estimation, test planning, test monitoring, and test control.

This hands-on course provides test managers with the ability to define the overall testing goals and strategy for the systems being tested and is ideal for test managers preparing for certification. The objectives of the course are as follows:
  • 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
Purchase of the course tuition includes:
  • Complimentary access to the RBCS e-learning course from two weeksprior to the course until the exam
  • Instructor-led five-day course
  • A set of approximately 500 PowerPoint slides covering the topics to be addressed
  • A downloadable copy of the complete note set. Download the materials to a PC or mobile device. There is no expiration date on access to this valuable resource as they will be downloadable. Digital rights management and intellectual property rights are protected by some limitations such as the inability to share the file with others. Further, while the materials can be printed, each page includes a prominent watermark, with the exception of the pages in the ISTQB Syllabus and Glossary.
  • Shipment of printed copies of written course
  • Foundation Sample Exam Questions and Foundation Level mock exam to provide a review of the Foundation Level exam
  • ISTQB Advanced Level Syllabus Test Manager
  • The latest glossary of terms used in Software Testing produced by members of the ISTQB
  • Standards for Software Testing
  • Advanced Test Manager Sample Exam Questions embedded throughout course. A complete set of questions for every learning objective in the Test Manager module of the ISTQB Advanced Syllabus
  • Exercise solutions
  • Advanced Test Manager Mock Exam
  • Project Source Documents for Course Exercises
  • Add-on option of supplemental textbook "Advanced Software Testing-Vol 2: Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Manager" (hard copy or e-book format)"
  • Add-on option to purchase the exam for $200 per candidate.  RBCS is an approved accredited volume purchase provider and can, if exams are purchased in bulk, pass along savings. RBCS will coordinate onsite exam administration at no additional charge.   All attendees of the Advanced Level courses must have successfully completed Foundation Level training and sufficient practical experience. Proof of eligibility is available from the American Software Testing Qualifications Board and is required to take an Advanced exam
  • Course completion certificate (often used for employer reimbursement)
Accredited by ASTQB December 2012. This course follows the ISTQB Advanced Level Syllabus Test Manager 2012. Click below to download your preferred format of the syllabus: PDF format, EPUB (Nook) format or MOBI (Kindle) format.

Blended e-learning, licenses and volume discounts are also available for companies.



Earn 32.5 PDUs upon completion of this course

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