ISTQB® Certified Advanced Level Test Manager
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ISTQB® Certified Advanced Level Test Manager

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The ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Manager Training is meant for testing professionals who are looking to excel in a lead or management role.  You will learn how to oversee a testing project and implement a risk-based method for testing. The course will enable you to send detailed reports to project stakeholders, build effective test teams and execute productive test plans.

KnowledgeHut has a training program that takes on a blended learning approach with effective measures of interactive lectures and hands-on practical training. It will cover all topics that a Test Manager and related domain professionals are required to know. After successful completion of the exam, you will be given an internationally recognized ISTQB® Advanced Test Manager Certificate.

Statistics from the enterprise review website reveal that the average pay for a Test Manager in the USA as of December 2018 is $101,628 /year  indicating the best time to take up this course!

This course is being delivered in partnership with SQS Academy.

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

  • Manage a testing project by executing the mission, objectives and testing processes recognized for the testing
  • Plan and lead risk identification and risk assessment meetings and utilize the results of such meetings for test approximation, planning, monitoring and control.
  • Generate and execute test plans aligned with organizational policies and test strategies.
  • Progressively monitor and control the test activities to realise project objectives.
  • Evaluate and report pertinent and periodic test status to project stakeholders
  • Recognize skills and resource gaps in their test team and contribute to the sourcing of suitable resources.
  • Classify and plan required skills development within the test team.
  • Plan a business case for test activities which summarizes the costs and benefits estimated.
  • Guarantee suitable communication within the test team and with external project stakeholders.
  • Contribute to and lead test process improvement initiatives.

On completion of this course, attendees will have an advanced understanding of test design techniques and will be fully prepared to take the ISTQB® Certified Advanced Level Test Manager examination.

You will also get:

  • High quality training from an industry expert
  • ISTQB® Certified Advanced Level Test Manager certification on passing the exam

Who can attend?

The ISTQB Certified Advanced Level Test Manager Training is designed for testing professionals looking for skill advancement beyond Foundation levels such as Test Program Managers, and Test Managers. Anyone interested in taking up the Advanced Level Test Manager Exam will serve as a suitable candidate to take up this course.

Key Features

5 days or 40 hours of instructor-led training
Course delivered by certified instructor
Course completion certificate will be provided
Practical applications of automating test cases
Exam prep and assistance for the ISTQB® Certified Advanced Level Test Manager certification



Those who want to attempt the Advanced Level Test Manager examination should hold the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level qualification (or ISEB equivalent). Experience in testing is considered an advantage even though it is not mandatory.


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

The Exam

  • 180 minutes duration(225 minutes if English is not your first language)
  • 65 multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65% 


Testing Process 

  •  Introduction 
  •  The Fundamental Test Process 
  •  Test Levels and Test Types 
  •  Test Planning, Monitoring and Control 
  •  Test Analysis 
  •  Test Design 
  •  Test Implementation 
  •  Test Execution 
  •  Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting 
  •  Test Closure Activities 

Test Management 

    • Introduction
    • Test Management in Context 
    • Risk-Based Testing and Other Approaches for Test Prioritization and Effort Allocation 
    • Test Documentation and Other Work Products 
    • Project Risk Management 
    • Other Test Work Products 
    • Test Estimation 
    • Defining and Using Test Metrics 
    • Business Value of Testing 
    • Distributed, Outsourced, and Insourced Testing
    • Managing the Application of Industry Standards


    • Introduction 
    • Management Reviews and Audits 
    • Managing Reviews 
    • Metrics for Reviews 
    • Managing Formal Reviews 

    Defect Management 

    • Introduction 
    • The Defect Lifecycle and the Software Development Lifecycle 
    • Cross-Functional Defect Management 
    • Defect Report Information 
    • Assessing Process Capability with Defect Report Information 

    Improving the Testing Process

    • Introduction
    • Test Improvement Process
    • Improving the Testing Process
    • Improving the Testing Process with TMMi
    • Improving the Testing Process with TPI Next
    • Improving the Testing Process with CTP
    • Improving the Testing Process with STEP

    Test Tools and Automation

    • Introduction
    • Tool Selection
    • Return on Investment (ROI)
    • Selection Process
    • Tool Lifecycle
    • Tool Metrics

    People Skills – Team Composition

    • Introduction
    • Individual Skills
    • Test Team Dynamics
    • Fitting Testing Within an Organization
    • Motivation
    • Communication

    More details on the curriculum can be found on ITQSB.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    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 Core certificate, you are eligible to continue on to the next level software testing qualifications - the Core Expert level. You can also attempt the Agile Tester exam or get one of the Specialist certifications. 

    No, at present we do not offer an online/virtual course for this. 

    Yes, you can access exam questions online from the ISTQB® website at this link:

    No, the course will finish around 5 pm and there won’t be sufficient time left to sit the exam. The test for the Advanced Level Test Manager is usually scheduled for the following week after completion of training.

    No, we will book the exam for the delegates. If you want to sit it at our offices, you will take the exam when it is scheduled (see above). If this isn’t convenient, we will issue a Pearson vue voucher for you to sit the exam at a convenient time/location (they have offices around the world).

    Results of the online exam are available immediately, while paper based exam results are declared between 2 to 6 weeks after the exam date.

    Your local ISTQB® Member Board or Exam Provider will e-mail the certificate to you.

    You are welcome to revise the choice of city, place and date for any classroom training, if required. You will need to inform us in writing at least 2 weeks before the course commences. However, if it is cross-country, then there will be a revision in the training fee.

    Any registration cancelled within 48 hours of the initial registration will be refunded in FULL (please note that all cancellations will incur a 5% deduction in the refunded amount due to transactional costs applicable while refunding). Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of written request for refund. Kindly go through our Refund Policy for more details:

    It is easy to enrol for the training online. There are several options to pay either through your debit/credit card that includes Visa Card, MasterCard; American Express or - via PayPal. Payment receipt will be issued to the candidate automatically by email.

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