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ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certificate

Build your test management skills. Move into a more senior role as a testing professional. Plus benefit from our free exam revision sessions.

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Are you looking to move into a senior role in testing?
Accredit your test management skills!

This course is designed for experienced testing professionals looking to move to a test management role. Gain advanced skills for managing test teams to deliver successful software testing projects.

In this interactive course, you’ll learn the practical application of risk-based testing and test management tasks including planning and estimation. You’ll also learn how to manage stakeholders, form test teams with the relevant competencies and skills to ensure effective resourcing and undertake test process improvement initiatives.

Accredited internationally, the ISTQB® Advanced Test Manager certification is widely recognised as a best practice qualification providing the boost needed to advance your testing career.

TARGET AUDIENCE: The prerequisite for this course is the ISTQB® Foundation Certificate and it is suggested that candidates have at least 3 years testing experience, ideally in a lead role. It is designed for:

  • Test Team Leads and Test Managers wanting to improve their test management skills.
  • Experienced Testers wanting to progress into a test management role.
  • Test Managers wanting to accredit their test management skills for recognition among employers, clients and peers.

EXTRA COURSE INCLUSIONS: Our Pass Guarantee, Free Revision Sessions and Job Seeker Support are just a few of the extra inclusions you receive when training with Planit – the leading ISTQB Accredited Training provider. View our full list of extra inclusions.

"The course is excellent. I found it very helpful to explain existing practices and inform of new ones. I feel much more confident as a Test Manager."

Matthew Clark, Commonwealth Bank

What You’ll Learn

Learning Outcomes

  • Manage a testing project by implementing the mission, goals and testing processes
  • Organise and lead risk identification and risk analysis sessions and use the results of such sessions
  • Create and implement test plans consistent with organisational 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

Course Content

  • Test Management
  • Test Planning, Monitoring and Control
  • Testing in the Software Lifecycle
  • Risk-based Testing
  • Team Composition
  • Estimation
  • Reviews
  • Test Documentation
  • Test Tools & Automation
  • Analysis and Design
  • Implementing and Execution
  • Defect Management
  • Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
  • Test Improvement Process

Concepts and Terminology

  • Critical Testing Processes (CTP)
  • Defect Management
  • Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
  • Manage Experience-based testing
  • Manage Non-functional testing
  • Metrics
  • Reviews
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk identification
  • Risk management
  • Risk mitigation

  • Risk-based testing
  • Software development lifecycle models
  • Systematic testing and evaluation process (STEP)
  • Test Analysis
  • Test Closure
  • Test Control
  • Test Design

  • Test Estimation
  • Test Execution
  • Test Implementation
  • Test improvement process
  • Test Management
  • Test maturity model integration (TMMi)
  • Test Planning
  • Test Policy
  • Test Process Improvement (TPI Next)
  • Test progress monitoring
  • Test Strategy
  • Test team skills
  • Test tools
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  Examination (£195 + VAT)

The ISTQB® Advanced Test Manager examination is a 3 hour closed book, 65-question multiple choice exam. Candidates are required to achieve a minimum pass mark of 65%. The examination is sat separately from the course and is independently administered and assessed.


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What is included with this course?


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Pass Guarantee

On the rare occasion a student doesn’t pass, they can re-attend the course for FREE within 6 months (Excludes exam re-sits).

5 Days' Training


5 days of classroom training with a certified industry professional.

Food & Beverages


Full catering is provided including morning tea, lunch afternoon tea.

Course Manual


250+ page comprehensive course manual.

Exam Revision Assistance

Pass first time with our exam revision questions, live revision sessions and online tutorials.

Online Version

Access the online course (available to classroom bookings made via the website). Only £100 for a 3 month course extension.

£120 Training Voucher

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On-going Support

We can support you beyond course completion, with 1,000+ highly trained consultants available for onsite assistance.

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"The course is excellent. I found it very helpful to explain existing practices and inform of new ones. I feel much more confident as a Test Manager."

Matthew Clark, Commonwealth Bank
ISTQB Advanced Test Manager

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