ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager (CTAL-TM)

Prepare for the ISTQB® Advanced Tester Certification—Test Manager exam by practicing the method and techniques taught in this course.

The Advanced Level certifications offered by ISTQB are designed for individuals in the Software Testing/QA field who have a strong understanding of industry-accepted best practices and are ready to advance their career with an internationally-recognized certification.

In a five day setting, attendees will review the designated topics and prepare for passing the ISTQB Test Manager Certification exam. Each student will receive an exam voucher included with the cost of the class.

A summary of topics learned and covered on the certification exam can be found on the ISTQB website.


5 days/40 hours of instruction
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Part 1: Fundamental Test Process

  1. Test Planning
  2. Test Monitoring and Control
  3. Test Analysis
  4. Test Design
  5. Test Implementation
  6. Test Execution
  7. Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
  8. Test Closure Activities

Part 2: Test Management in Context

  1. Understanding Stakeholders
  2. Who Are the Stakeholders?
  3. Other SDLC Activities and Products
  4. Alignment of Test Activities
  5. Sequential Models
  6. Additional Test Levels
  7. Elements of a Test Level
  8. Levels of Testing Within the Lifecycle
  9. Managing Non-Functional Testing
  10. Integrating Non-Functional Tests into SDLC
  11. Benefits and Challenges of Experience-Based Testing
  12. Managing Experience-Based Testing
  13. Risk-Based Testing
  14. Test Documentation
  15. Test Estimation
  16. Defining and Using Test Metrics
  17. Business Value of Testing
  18. Distributed, Outsourced, and Insourced Testing
  19. Managing the Application of Industry Standards

Part 3: Management Reviews and Audits

  1. Managing Review
  2. Metrics for Reviews
  3. Managing Formal Reviews

Part 4: Defect Lifecycle and SDLC

  1. Defect Report Information
  2. Assessing Process Capability

Part 5: Test Improvement Process

  1. Improving the Test Process
  2. Improving the Test Process with TMMi
  3. Improving the Test Process with TPI Next
  4. Improving the Test Process with CTP
  5. Improving the Test Process with STEP

Part 6: Test tools and automation

  1. Tool Selection
  2. Tool Lifecycle
  3. Tool Metrics

Part 7: People skills

  1. Individual Skills
  2. Test Team Dynamics
  3. Testing within an Organization
  4. Motivation
  5. Communications

  • Software Testers with at least three years of experience
  • Sr. Software Tester/Sr. Quality Assurance Specialists
  • Software Testing/QA Team Leads
  • Software Testing/QA Managers
  • Anyone currently holding the Certified Tester –Foundation Level (CTFL) designation who has at least three years of testing experience

You will:  

  • Implement advanced test management practices into current processes
  • Understand the role of the Test Manager at each point in the process
    • Build and execute a high-quality test plan
  • Learn techniques for accurate test estimation and applying test metrics
  • Manage and report defects efficiently
  • Improve the quality of current testing practices
  • Identify and utilize appropriate test automation tools
  • Effectively communicate with and motivate testing teams
  • Take and pass the Advanced Tester Certification – Test Manager exam


Cancellations within twenty (20) business days of the event start date are subject to a 20% cancellation fee. Cancellations within fifteen (15) business days of the event start date are subject to the full event fee.

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