The ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Manager (CTAL-TM) certification 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.
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.
Test planning, monitoring and control
Evaluating exit criteria and reporting
Test closure activities
Test management in context
Risk-based testing and other approaches
Other techniques for test selection
Test prioritization and effort allocation in the test process
Master test plan
Level test plan
Project risk management
Defining and using test metrics
Business value of testing
Distributed, outsourced and insourced Testing
Managing the application of industry standards
Management reviews and audits
Metrics for reviews
Managing formal reviews
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
Test team dynamics
Fitting testing within an organisation
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.
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