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ISTQB Advanced Test Manager

  • Length 5 days
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Why study this course

Wanting to formalise your test management skills? In this ISTQB® Advanced Test Manager 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

Please note: The exam is not included in the course fees but can be purchased separately.

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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


DDLS’s software testing training courses are delivered in partnership with Planit.

Stay ahead of the technology curve

Don’t let your tech outpace the skills of your people

Quality instructors and content

Expert instructors with real world experience and the latest vendor- approved in-depth course content.

Partner-Preferred Supplier

Chosen and awarded by the world’s leading vendors as preferred training partner.

Ahead of the technology curve

No matter your chosen technologies or platforms, we can help you stay one step ahead.

Who is the course for?

  • Test Team Leads and Test Managers wanting to improve their test management skills.

  • Experienced Testers wanting to progress into a test management role.

  • Testers seeking to accredit their Test Management skills for recognition among employers, clients and peers.

Course subjects

  • 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


Candidates wishing to participate in the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager course must possess the ISTQB Foundation Certificate.

Industry Association Recognition

ISTQB Advanced Certification Worldwide


DDLS offers training in Software Testing through our partnership with Planit. This arrangement requires DDLS to provide your details to Planit for registration purposes.

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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