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The ISTQB Advanced Test Manager training is aimed at how to manage the testing process, plan reviews, use test management tools and improve the testing process.

ISTQB Advanced – Test Manager

  • Price : € 2.295
  • Exam : € 250
  • Length : 5 Days
  • Hours : 9:00 to 17:00
  • Category : [ISTQB Management]

Course Details

Test Managers have in-depth knowledge of the test process and structure it for specific life cycle models, such as V-model or Agile.

They can set up, monitor and control a risk-based test project.

They can create a review plan for static testing and manage a defect lifecycle.

Further, they are able to improve the test process and introduce tool to enhance testing.

Finally, they will be able to create optimised test team to execute the tasks of the test plan.

With the internationally recognised ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Manager (CTAL-TM) certification, you will be able to prove your knowledge, particularly with regard to test management aspects.


Skills Gained

  • 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.

Day 1

The Testing Process

Test Planning, Monitoring and Control

Test Analysis

Test Design

Test Implementation

Test Execution

Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting

Test Closure Activities


Test Management in Context

Day 2

Risk-Based Testing and Other Approaches

Other Techniques for Test Selection

Test Prioritization and Effort Allocation in the Test Process

Test Policy

Test Strategy

Master Test Plan

Level Test Plan

Project Risk Management

Test Estimation

Day 3

Defining and Using Test Metrics

Business Value of Testing

Distributed, Outsourced and Insourced Testing

Managing the Application of Industry Standards

Management Reviews and Audits

Managing Reviews

Metrics for Reviews

Managing Formal Reviews

Day 4

The Defect Lifecycle and the Software Development Lifecycle

Defect Report Information

Assessing Process Capability with Defect Reporting Information

Test Improvement Process

Improving the Testing Process

Improving the Testing Process with TMMi, TPI Next, CTP and STEP

Tool Selection

Tool Lifecycle

Tool Metrics

Day 5

Individual Skills

Test Team Dynamics

Fitting Testing within an Organisation



Exam preparation


The Advanced Level Test Manager exam comprises 65 multiple choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 180 minutes.

Participants that take the exam not in their spoken language, will receive additional 25% more time (an additional 45 minutes), for a total of 225 minutes.


  • To be able to recieve the certification after a successful exam, ISTQB mandates that you are a holder of the ISTQB Foundation certificate and have 18 months of experience

  • The training can be followed without prerequisites. However, we believe a few years experience in testing is necessary to understand all concepts in the training.

To subscribe, or request more information, please fill in the form below or send an email to info@tesuqa.com

tesuqa is accredited as training provider for the Flemish KMO Portefeuille, please ask if you are eligable for this discount.

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