CTAL - Test Manager

Course title: ISTQB Advanced Test Manager E-Learning
Course duration: Equivalent to a 5 days classroom training
Courseware availability: 3 months
Course language: English
Course contents:


ISTQB Advanced Test Manager


Basic aspects of software testing

Testing in the Software Lifecycle

Specific Systems

Systems of Systems

Safety Critical Systems

Metrics and Measurement


Testing processes

Test Process Models

Test Planning and Control

Test Analysis and Design

Identification of Test Conditions

Creation of Test Cases

Test Implementation and Execution

Test Implementation

Test Execution

Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting

Test Closure Activities

Test management

Test Management Documentation

Test Policy

Test Strategy

Master Test Plan

Level Test Plan

Test Plan Documentation Templates

Test Estimation

Scheduling and Test Planning

Test Progress Monitoring and Control

Business Value of Testing

Distributed, Outsourced, and Insourced Testing

Risk-Based Testing

Risk Management

Risk Management in the Lifecycle


Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Areas of Application

Implementation Steps

Benefits & Costs

Test Management Issues

Test Management Issues for Exploratory Testing

Test Management Issues for Systems of Systems

Test Management Issues for Safety Critical Systems

Other Test Management Issues


Test Techniques (This is an overview only. For a course that focuses on test techniques, see Advanced Test Analyst and Advanced Technical Test Analyst.)

Testing of Software Characteristics

Quality attributes for domain testing

Quality attributes for technical testing


The Principles of Reviews

Types of Reviews

Management review and audit

Reviews of particular work products

Performing a formal review

Introducing Reviews

Success Factors for Reviews

Incident (defect) management

When Can a Defect Be Detected?

Defect Lifecycle

Defect Fields

Metrics and Incident Management

Communicating Incidents

Standards and test process improvement

Standards Considerations

Test Improvement Process

Improving the Test Process

Test tools and automation

Test Tool Concepts

Cost benefits and Risks of Test Tools and Automation

Test Tool Strategies

Integration & Information Interchange Between Tools

Automation Languages: Scripts, Script Language

The Concept of Test Oracles

Test Tool Deployment

Usage of Open Source Test Tools

Developing Your Own Test Tool

Test Tool Classification

Test Tool Categories

Test Management Tools

Test Execution Tools

Debugging & Troubleshooting Tools

Fault Seeding & Fault Injection Tools

Simulation & Emulation Tools

Static and Dynamic Analysis Tools

Keyword-Driven Test Automation

Performance Testing Tools

Web Tools

People skills (team composition)

Individual Skills

Test Team Dynamics

Fitting Testing Within an Organization