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ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Online


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.

Recognised around the world as a best practice qualification, the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager certification is well suited for experienced testing professionals looking to move into a test management role.

Target Audience

The ISTQB Advanced Test Manager course is suggested for candidates that have at least 3 years testing experience, ideally in a lead role. It is designed for:

  • Test Leads and Test Managers wanting to improve their test management skills
  • Experienced Testers wishing to progress into a test management role.
  • Test Managers looking to accredit their skills for recognition among employers, clients and peers.

The ISTQB Advanced Test Manager online training package is interactive and includes expert tutor support. This software testing course has been fully accredited by the ISTQB and covers everything you need to pass the Advanced Test Manager exam.

The exam is included and can be taken at any Pearson Vue test centre.

Please note:

  • No hard copy materials, for example manuals, will be provided as part of this online course. All information will be provided within the Online Portal.
  • It might take up to 48 hours to receive full access to the course materials.

What's Included

  • Fully accredited ISTQB e-learning Course - 90 days access
  • Exercises for all K3 & K4 Level course Learning Objectives
  • Edited Live Virtual Class (LVC) recordings (3 sessions)
  • Sample Exam Style Question Paper (fully explained answers)
  • Exam Voucher
  • Accredited Tutor Support & Helpdesk

(You will request the exam voucher code via the online portal once you are ready to take the exam.)

This course is to the latest syllabus and is approved and accredited by ISTQB.

More Information

Learning Objectives:

  • 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
  • Participate in and lead test process improvement initiatives

Course Syllabus

  • 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

Exam and Prerequisites

Assessment is by means of a three-hour, multiple-choice examination.

Candidates are required to hold the ISEB/ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level in Software Testing Certificate as a minimum before sitting the exam.

Candidates may find the BCS Intermediate Certificate a useful bridge between Foundation and Advanced though it is not mandatory.

Successful candidates may use the certification acronym CTAL-TM 


How long does the course take to complete?

The course lasts approximately 30-40 hours.


How do I complete the exam?
With this package you will be able to book your exam at your chosen location world-wide. You will receive an exam voucher to use up to 12 months after purchase.

Please note that this exam can be taken at a Pearson Vue test centre or online via remote proctor. Please state at the time of booking which exam option you would prefer so that we can arrange the correct exam voucher for you.


Full support
The course includes full tutorial support providing fast one-to-one access to experienced tutors via email within 24 hours so users never feel isolated or stuck. Phone support can be scheduled via the help-desk if required.


Self paced, self managed study
Self-paced study using automatic book marking lets users dip in and out of the course at any time. Most people spread the course over 2-4 weeks and the exam can be taken up to 12 months after course purchase.


What are the system requirements for the online learning?
Online delivery - display resolution of at least 1024 x 768
Not compatible with MAC and ipad devices



This course will be delivered via the Focus LearnTesting Portal - offering the ultimate in convenience and additional resources.  

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