ISTQB® Certified Advanced Level Security Tester

Get the most established global industry qualification for the software testing domain

  • Comprehend security threats and learn how they can be avoided or minimized
  • Learn how to optimize the testing ability in checking vulnerabilities
  • Master Security Test Planning, Test Design, Test Execution and more
  • 400,000 + Professionals trained
  • 250 + Workshops every month 
  • 100 + Countries and counting 

Enhance Your Security Testing Abilities

Security Testing is a critical component that handles software vulnerability. Such testing is utilized to check how vulnerable a system is to attacks. As a security tester, you will be able to comprehend security threats and know how they can be avoided or minimized. The ISTQB® Certified Tester title is renowned for certifying testing standards.  

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Highlights

  • 32 Hours of Live, Instructor-led Training

  • Course Delivered by ISTQB Certified Instructors

  • Lifetime Access to Downloadable Material

  • Course Completion Certificate

  • Practical Applications of Automating Test Cases

  • Exam Prep for the Q20860 ISTQB Exam

The KnowledgeHut Edge

High-Functioning Workshops

Be a part of high functioning workshops — learn concepts through activities, team-based exercises, and practical case studies  

All-Round Exam Prep

Get mentor support whenever you need it — theoretical and practical learning backed by mock tests before you take the exam  


Experienced Industry Experts

Get trained directly by industry experts — one-to-one mentorship, and real-world tips from accredited expert practitioners 

Learning Support

Get access to all the resources — webinars, e-books, tutorials, articles, and interview questions  

Career Support

We are right with you during your career hunt — get access to post-training mentor guidance to overcome challenges in your Software testing career   

Best Practices

We will help you gain the best skills — learn critical technical processes and ways to churn out top-class products efficiently 


Prerequisites

Prerequisites

  • 3 years of practical experience

For more information on the certification process and the exam, please refer to the FAQs.

Who Should Attend the Q20860 ISTQB Training

Functional Testers

Developers

Test Automation Specialists

Requirements Engineers

Functional Testers

Test Managers

Test Automation Specialists

Performance Test Specialists

Test Environment Specialists

Security Testing Specialists

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What You Will Learn

Fundamentals of Systems and Storage

Evaluate the interior schema of the system in adequate detail to meet the expected quality level.

Test Strategy

Outline the global testing goals and plan for the systems being tested. Develop a robust testing strategy

Planning and Implementation

Plan and implement communication channels within the testing team, and establish a seamless process

Resource Allocation

Effectively select and allocate resources to perform testing tasks on individual and team levels

Practical Techniques

Learn how to expertly conduct and oversee Technical Testing Tasks to achieve desired testing results

Human Factors in Security Testing

Understand the human factors of testing, including an understanding of the Attackers, Social Engineering, and Security Awareness 

Transform Your Workforce

Upskill Your Teams with Top Security Skills

Developing and expanding your organization is not a cakewalk.  Whether you are transitioning to the cloud or towards microservices, having a team ready to fight any uncertainty is important. It is extremely necessary that your teams are armed with the digital dexterity they need to tackle whatever comes next.

  • Custom Training Solutions
  • Experiential Learning
  • Learn by Doing Approach
  • Immediately Applicable Skills

500+ Clients

Curriculum

Topics:

  • Security Risks
  • Information Security Policies and Procedures
  • Security Auditing and its Role in Security Testing

Topics:

  • The Purpose of Security Testing
  • The Organizational Context
  • Security Testing Objectives
  • The Scope and Coverage of Security Testing Objectives
  • Security Testing Approaches
  • Improving the Security Testing Practices

Topics:

  • Security Test Process Definition
  • Security Test Planning
  • Security Test Design
  • Security Test Execution
  • Security Test Evaluation
  • Security Test Maintenance

Topics:

  • Role of Security Testing in a Software Lifecycle
  • The Role of Security Testing in Requirements
  • The Role of Security Testing in Design
  • The Role of Security Testing in Implementation Activities
  • The Role of Security Testing in System and Acceptance Test Activities
  • The Role of Security Testing in Maintenance

Topics:

  • System Hardening
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Encryption
  • Firewalls and Network Zones
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Malware Scanning
  • Data Obfuscation
  • Training

Topics:

  • Understanding the Attackers
  • Social Engineering
  • Security Awareness

Topics:

  • Security Test Evaluation
  • Security Test Reporting

Topics:

  • Types and Purposes of Security Testing Tools
  • Tool Selection

Topics:

  • Understanding Security Testing Standards
  • Applying Security Standards
  • Industry Trends

Product FAQ's

ISTQB® Certified Advanced Level Security Tester Training

Prerequisites:

Aspirants looking to take up the Q20860 ISTQB® Certified Tester: Advanced Level Security Tester should have the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate and around 3 years of practical experience. It is suggested for the candidates to go through the details at this link before taking up the training. The prior practical experience will serve as a considerable advantage.

KnowledgeHut has a blended learning approach with equal measures of interactive lectures and experiential hands-on learning to achieve optimal retention of learning material. It will deal in-depth with the topics that Testing Specialists and leading Functional Testers should be conversant and fluent with.

This course is being delivered in partnership with SQS Academy.

Certification:

On successful completion of the Certification Exam, your local ISTQB® Member Board or Exam Provider will e-mail the certificate to you.

The Exam:

The Advanced Security Tester exam is comprised of 45 multiple choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 120 minutes. Participants that take the exam not in their spoken language will receive an additional 25% time, and will have 30 minutes more, or a total of 150 min.

The Advanced Level qualification is meant for professionals with experience as Functional Testers and Developers to Performance Test and Test Automation Specialists. It is helpful for these professionals seeking to bolster their career by maximizing their chances of being promoted and receiving a salary hike based on skill acquisition.

This course is recommended for Requirements Engineers, Functional Testers, Test Managers, Developers, Test Automation Specialists, Performance Test Specialists, Test Environment Specialists, Security Testing Specialists and anyone else wishing to take the Advanced Level Security Tester Exam.

On completion of the training, you will be able to:

  • Outline the global testing goals and plan for the systems being tested
  • Organize the tasks expressed in the test strategy in terms of business domain needs.
  • Plan and implement communication channels within the testing team, and between the testing teams and other key stakeholders.
  • Evaluate the interior schema of the system in adequate detail to meet the expected quality level.
  • Select and allocate resources to perform testing tasks on individual and team levels.
  • Conduct and oversee Technical Testing Tasks to achieve required testing results.

Testers who want to demonstrate knowledge and skills in globally accepted testing processes can undertake the ISTQB® Certifications, which are accepted as the de facto industry qualifications for the software testing profession.

Testers who want to demonstrate knowledge and skills in globally accepted testing processes can undertake the ISTQB® Certifications, which are accepted as the de facto industry qualifications for the software testing profession.

On completing the ISTQB® Advanced level certificate, you are eligible to continue on to a higher-level software testing qualification- the Expert level. You can also attempt the Agile Tester exam or get one of the Specialist certifications.

Recommended follow-on ISTQB® Advanced Level courses are:

  • ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst • ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst
  • ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager

Workshop Experience

This workshop at KnowledgeHut is delivered through an immersive learning experience platform, via live and interactive instructor-led training sessions.

Listen, learn, ask questions, and get all your doubts clarified from your instructor, who is an experienced practitioner.

The instructors of this course by KnowledgeHut are industry experts and trainers who themselves have certifications and are a part of top organizations around the world.

Our course focuses on engaging interaction. Most class time is dedicated to fun exercises, lively discussions, and team collaboration - all facilitated by the trainer. The focus is on practical solutions to real-world challenges drawn from decades of experience, and leaders in their specific fields.

Yes, your course material will be provided in advance. You will receive an email with a link to set your password a few days in advance of the scheduled course. You will have access to the study plan and all the course material.

The course material comprises of the course schedule or study plan, workbooks and all relevant assignments, assessments, or case studies.

Should you have any more questions, please email us on support@knowledgehut.com and we will be happy to get back to you.

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