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ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Manager (5 days)

Test managers are responsible planning and communication talents. They create the test concept, define the test strategy, plan the resources and coordinate and control all test activities of a project. Typical tasks also include the selection of suitable test methods and test tools, as well as the technical and people-oriented management of the test team. If you already have sound experience in software testing and are interested in the role of a test manager, then this ISTQB training course to become a certified test manager is the right one for you.

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19.08.2024 - 23.08.2024
2100.00 €
26.08.2024 - 30.08.2024
online webinar
2100.00 €
07.10.2024 - 11.10.2024
online webinar
1785.00 €
21.10.2024 - 25.10.2024
1785.00 €
09.12.2024 - 13.12.2024
1785.00 €
16.12.2024 - 20.12.2024
online webinar
1785.00 €

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contents of the istqb test manager course

In this ISTQB® advanced level seminar, we will familiarize you with the test management and all planning and control tasks, and the methods for dealing with these tasks. Besides the integration of testing activities in the software lifecycle, we will address the special demands on the tester’s personality.

The course teaches the ISTQB® curriculum in 5 days. We will examine the entire test process, its phases, tasks and results. We make sure that you as a certified test manager will be able to manage the quality assurance of software products in your company.

All our trainers have many years of experience in the field of software testing, and a have track record as consultants in small and big projects.

content & syllabus

The content corresponds to the curriculum published by the ISTQB®. Furthermore, our trainers practice with you as many hands-on scenarios as possible to help you apply the previously learned.


I. Testing Process

Test Planning, Monitoring and Control, Test Analysis, Test Design, Test Implementation, Test Execution, Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting, Test Closure Activities

II. Test Management

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

III. Reviews

Management Reviews and Audits, Managing Reviews, Metrics for Reviews, Managing Formal Reviews

IV. Defect Management

Defect Lifecycle and the Software Development Cycle, Defect Report Information, Accessing Process Capability with Defect Report Information

V. Improving the Testing Process

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

VI. Test Tools and Automation

Tool Selection, Tool Metrics, Tool Lifecycle

VII. People Skills and Team Composition

Individual Skills, Test Team Dynamics, Fitting Testing within an Organization , Motivation, Communication


Since 2005 trendig is an accredited partner of the German ISTQB® representatives GTB (German Testing Board) und ATB (Austrian Testing Board).

target group

The course "ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Manager" (CTAL-TM) is based on the basic course (CTFL) and is aimed at advanced participants, who already have several years of practical experience in testing. The course is suitable, on the one hand, to reinforce one's own knowledge with more in-depth theoretical knowledge and, on the other hand, to gain deeper insight into test practice. Those who will benefit the most from the training are:

  • Software Developers
  • Requirements Engineers
  • Testers
  • Test Managers
  • Test Analysts
  • Test Engineers
  • Test Consultants
  • User Acceptance Testers
  • Quality Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Environments & Data Specialists

For the participation in the training, concrete software knowledge and practical experience in IT projects are essential for a deeper understanding. To obtain the certification as "ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Manager", the basic certificate "ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level" requires at least 18 months of practical experience in software testing in addition to the successful final examination.

exam & certification

The participation in the exam is optional. We assume that you take the exam after the training course. However, please inform us during the course booking if you wish NOT to attend the exam.

The exam lasts 180 minutes and takes place on the last day of the training course. We help you organising your participation in the exam. The independent certification body charges 260,00 Euro plus VAT for the examination, which we invoice together with the training course fee.

With online training, you can choose the day and time of the exam. You can take the exam in a Pearson Vue test center or online on the Pearson Vue exam platform. For this purpose, you will receive an exam voucher from us, which is used in the payment process when booking.

Non-native speakers are eligible for additional exam time

Our trainers optimally prepare you for the „ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level – Test Manager“ exam.  For years, the number of our attendees passing the exam is above average.

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If you pass, you will become a member of the global community of more than 836,000 certified testers from over 130 countries. The certificate is independent proof of your expertise, which is already expected in the professional field by some clients and employers.

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