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ISTQB Advanced Level Software Test Manager


The ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Level certification training focuses on test estimation, planning, monitoring and control.

After the training you can define the overall testing goals and strategy for the system being tested. You improve your skills to plan, schedule and track the tasks.

Tieturi is an accredited ISTQB/ISEB trainer by FiSTB (Finnish Software Testing Board).




Training formats



5 days


2890 €



Target Group

Training is designed to professionals who have advanced in their software testing career and want to certify on a higher level. This includes test managers, test analysts, test engineers, but also project managers, quality managers and development managers.


After this syllabus based ISTQB advanced level training, you have improved you skills to:

  • Describe and organise the necessary activities in software testing
  • Select, acquire and assign the adequate resources to the tasks
  • Select, organise and lead testing teams
  • Organise the communication between the members of the testing teams, and between the testing teams and all relevant stakeholders.
  • Justify the decisions
  • Provide adequate reporting information where applicable

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To take the exam candidates must hold the ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Certificate and they should have applicable software testing experience minimum of 18 months.

Contents of ISTQB Advanced Level Software Test Manager


Basic aspects of testing

  • Life cycle models
  • Specific systems and metrics & measurement

Testing processes

  • Test planning & control
  • Test implementation & execution
  • Evaluating exit criteria & reporting
  • Test closure activities

People skills

  • Individual skills

Test documentation

  • Test policy
  • Test strategy
  • Test plan


Risk based testing

  • Introduction

FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)

  • Business value of testing
  • Test estimation and test scheduling


Risk management

Incident management

People skills

  • Test team dynamics
  • Communication
  • Motivation
  • Fitting testing within the organization

Test management and control

Test management issues

  • Exploratory testing
  • Special systems
  • Non-functional testing

Distributed, outsourced and insourced testing

Test improvement



Standards in testing

Test tools & automation

Risk management in the life cycle



  • This training prepares you for the ISTQB Advanced Level Software Test Manager examination. The (optional) ISTQB Advanced Level certification test is organized around two weeks after the training. The exact time of the test is agreed separately with the participants. Examination costs are not included in the course price.

Training material

The training material and test are in English, training is run in Finnish or English.


Course begins at 9.00 and ends at 16.-16.30. Breakfast is served from 8.15 onwards.


Certification cost is not included in the course price.

Those who pay with Tieturi's training card will be charged 150 € + vat. for the material.

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