The course is created by Rex Black, former President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), former President of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB) and co-author of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board Expert Level Syllabus Test Management. The Expert Level Test Management Strategic Module course is ideal for testers and test teams preparing for the ISTQB Expert Level certification.
“In some situations, the most important objective of testing is to find as many important bugs as possible. In other situations, finding bugs is not important at all. In yet other situations, bug-finding is only one of a number of important objectives. The wise test professional knows which situation she is in.“ - Rex Black
Course: ISTQB Expert Level Test Management - Strategic Module
Trainer: Rex Black
Date: 2017 June 12-14
Duration: 3 days (9:00-17:00)
Location: Masterfield Training Centre
47-49 Madarasz Viktor str., Budapest 1138, Hungary
Passed ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager exam, at least 5 years of practical testing experience, at least 2 years of industry experience in Test Management, fluent English.
Software test managers, who want to achieve the highest level of qualification in ISTQB.
Testing, as an activity by itself, does not provide any value, but rather the value of testing derives from the relevance of the testing activities to the objectives of the product, project, and organizational stakeholders. This intensive, immersive, and extraordinarily interactive course provides test managers with the expert skills needed to establish the objectives of testing (in the test policy) and the means of achieving those objectives (in the test strategy), in a way that relates directly and indirectly to the broader product, project, and organizational objectives. In an intensive series of hands-on, interactive discussions, exercises, and exercise presentations, you’ll develop relevant test policies, strategies, metrics, and more for case study projects. These case studies include projects that follow Agile lifecycles, traditional lifecycles, emerging lifecycles, and blended lifecycles. You’ll apply the ideas to both collocated and distributed teams, and to products ranging from safety-critical to entertainment systems. Your metrics will define key process indicators (KPIs) to quantify the effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction associated with your organizational test policy and strategy.
By the end of this course, through active immersion, hands-on exercises, and intensive engagement with the instructor and fellow attendees through presentation and discussion of exercise solutions, an attendee will have mastered the skills necessary to:
Created by Rex Black former President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (www.istqb.org), former President of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (www.astqb.org), and lead author of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board Expert Test Manager Syllabus, this course is also ideal for testers and test teams preparing for certification. It covers the International Software Testing Qualifications Board Expert Level Syllabus Test Manager 2011, and will be submitted for accreditation to an ISTQB-recognized National Board in May 2017.
Through presentation, discussion, hands-on exercises, and post-exercise solution defense, attendees will learn to:
This course includes the following materials:
|Course Outline||A general description of the course along with learning objectives, course materials and an outline of the course topics|
|Noteset||A set of PowerPoint slides covering the topics to be addressed|
|Expert Test Manager Strategic Module Sample Exam Questions||A complete set of questions for every learning objective in the Strategic Module of the ISTQB Expert Test Manager Syllabus|
|Expert Test Manager Mock Exam||A practice exam containing questions and answers to assess your readiness for the ISTQB Expert Test Manager Strategic Module exam|
|Bibliography and resources||A set of further readings, Web sites, tools and other resources to help implement the concepts|
|Advanced Test Manager Sample Exam Questions||A set of approximately 150 pages of review materials for the Advanced Test Manager level covering every learning objective in the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Syllabus|
|Advanced Test Manager Mock Exam||A practice exam containing 65 questions and answers to provide a review of the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager exam|
Note that material from the Advanced Test Manager syllabus is a prerequisite for the Expert Test Manager modules, and may be covered in the Expert Test Manager exams. Therefore, review material is provided to attendees.
The course runs for three days, with attendees encouraged to take the ISTQB Expert Test Manager Strategic Module exam after completing the course and after further study. Each day is about 360 minutes of class time.
Timing is approximate, depending on attendee interest, discussion, and interaction about the exercises. Each day consists of a mixture of lecture, discussion, exercises, and presentation/discussion of exercise solutions to the group.
The following shows this session plan in relationship to the chapters and sections of the ISTQB Expert Test Manager syllabus.
Masterfield Training Centre is the first educational institute in Hungary accredited to deliver the official ISTQB test engineer courses. Since 2009 we've trained hundreds of software testers to achieve ISTQB qualifications and to developer their software testing skills.
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