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ISTQB® Certified Advanced Level Security Tester Training
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ISTQB® Certified Advanced Level Security Tester Training

Get the mostestablished global industry qualification for the software testing domain

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Description

Security Testing is a critical component of software development which handles software vulnerability. Such testing is utilized in checking 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 internationally renowned for certifying testing standards. A highly sought-after credential in the testing world, itdemonstrates that you have holistic knowledge and expertise in the software testing domain with a specialty in security features.

The Advanced Level has three core modules – Test Manager, Test analyst and Technical Test Analyst. A dedicated examination and certification is offered for each module mentioned.On successfully completing certification on all three modules, you will obtain a "Full Advanced" certificate.
With Indeed.com reporting that salaries for Software test engineers are averaging $104,720 per year, this is the right time to get into the security testing space!

This course is being delivered in partnership with SQS Academy.

What you will get
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

On completion of this course, attendees will be fully prepared to take the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Security Tester examination.

You will also get:

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

Who can attend?

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.

Key Features

4 days or 32hours 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 theISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Security Tester

Certification

Prerequisites:

Aspirants looking to take up the Q20860 ISTQB® Certified Tester: Advanced Level Security Testershould 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 additional 25% time, and will have 30 minutes more, or a total of 150 min.

Curriculum

The Basis of Security Testing

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

Security Testing Purposes, Goals and Strategies

  • 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

Security Testing Processes

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

Security Testing Throughout the Software Lifecycle

  • 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

Testing Security Mechanisms

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

Human Factors in Security Testing

  • Understanding the Attackers
  • Social Engineering
  • Security Awareness

Security Test Evaluation and Reporting

  • Security Test Evaluation
  • Security Test Reporting

Security Testing Tools

  • Types and Purposes of Security Testing Tools
  • Tool Selection

Standards and Industry Trends

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

On completing theISTQB® 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

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

Yes, you can access exam questions online from the ISTQB® website at this link:https://www.istqb.org/downloads/category/17-advanced-level-exam-documents.html

Yes, but the exam will be held after the completion of the training time only, on the afternoon of the 4th day.

No, we will book the exam for the delegates. If youwant 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 Pearsonvue 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: http://www.knowledgehut.com/refund

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.

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.

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