ISTQB Firebrand's Training for ISTQB's Foundation & Advanced Test Manager Certification

- Just 5 Days

Firebrand’s accelerated 5 day course for ISTQB’s Foundation & Advanced Test Manager certification will teach you the fundamentals in software testing. You’ll be introduced to the different tests in the Software Development Lifecycle, test design techniques and the different types of software testing tools.

Once you are familiar with software testing basics, Firebrand’s course will move onto learning management skills in areas like:

  • Defect management
  • Test team dynamics
  • Fitting testing within an organisation
  • Motivation
  • Business value of testing

Firebrand’s unique accelerated, combined course teaches you the solid foundations of software testing, before giving you the skills to manage your own team in the software testing field. This course is ideal if you’re a manager looking to move into the software testing area. It’s also great if you have a basic knowledge of software testing and are looking to move into a middle management role.


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Four reasons why you should sit your ISTQB course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be ISTQB trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 5-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your ISTQB course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass ISTQB first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study ISTQB with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 74.742 students saving more than one million hours since 2001

Think you are ready for the course? Take a FREE practice test to assess your knowledge!

Module One – Foundation Certificate

Testing Throughout the Lifecycle

  • Models for tests
  • Component, Acceptance testing and System Integration
  • Maintenance tests
  • Non-functional system tests
  • Functional system tests

Static Techniques

  • Reviewing and the testing processes
  • Benefits and costs of reviews
  • Types of reviews: Walkthrough, technical review, informal reviews and inspections
  • Static analysing

Test Design Techniques

  • Black and White box tests
  • Black box testing techniques including equivalence partitioning, state transition and boundary value analysis tests
  • White box testing techniques including decision and statement tests
  • Experience-based techniques
  • Choosing test techniques

Management testing

  • Organisation
  • Project testing plans
  • Configuring management
  • Estimation Testing: Inclusion in project schedule
  • Monitoring and control
  • Track progress and deviations from plan
  • Incident management: Analysis, tracking and logging
  • Risk and testing

Testing tools

  • Types of testing tools
  • Requirement tests; Static analysing
  • Testing design
  • Data preparation
  • Capture/replay
  • Test running
  • Test harnesses, drivers and simulators
  • Performance testing
  • Dynamic analysing
  • Debugging
  • Comparison
  • Management testing
  • Coverage measurement
  • Effective use, benefits and risk
  • Introducing tools into an organization

Module Two – Advanced Certificate

Basic Aspects of Software Tests

  • Tests in the Software Lifecycle
  • Specific Systems
  • Metrics & Measurements

Testing Processes

  • Testing, planning & control
  • Test implementation & execution
  • Evaluate exit criteria & reporting
  • Testing Closure Activities

Management testing

  • How to test Management Documentation
  • Testing Plan Documentation
  • Testing Estimation
  • Scheduling Test Planning
  • How to test Progress Monitoring & Control
  • The Business value of Testing
  • Testing of Distributed, Outsourced & Insourced
  • How to do Risks-Based Testing
  • The Failure Mode & Effects Analysis
  • Testing Management issues

Testing Techniques

Testing of Software Characteristics


  • Principles of Reviews
  • Introduction of Reviews
  • Success Factors of Reviews

Incident Management

Standards & Test Improvement Process

  • Improving the Test Processes

Test Tools & Automation

  • Concepts of Testing Tools
  • Category Test Tools

People Skills – Team Composition

  • Testing Team Dynamics
  • Fitting and Testing within an Organization
  • Motivation
  • Communication

See Exam Track...

During Firebrand's course we prepare you for, and test you in the following exams:

  • ISTQB Foundation Certificate
  • ISTQB Advanced Certificate (Test Manager)

See What's Included...


  • Firebrand's own Foundation & Advanced Test Manager Courseware Kits

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 78 79 16 53.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our GIAC, CREST or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

See Prerequisites...

Prior to attending the Advanced level, you must hold the Foundation level certificate. It is also recommend that you have three years' experience working in a software testing environment, before taking the Advanced certificate.

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call 78 79 16 53 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.

See When...

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