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



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28/9/2020 (Monday)


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.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified in just 5 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 76251 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


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

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)

What's Included


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

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


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.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 76251 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.74% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.

"Firebrand makes sure you have what you need to succeed and works hard to make sure all issues that may pop up are dealt with quickly and satisfactorily."
Joseph Naber. (20/5/2019 (Monday) to 24/5/2019 (Friday))

"Instructor is industry/subject professional expert, as well as an excellent instructor."
Ziaur Rahman, Royal British Legion. (31/10/2016 (Monday) to 4/11/2016 (Friday))

"The instructor was first class and he has prepared me well for the exams. Firebrand have made me feel welcome and comfortable within an intense study environment."
Thomas Mawdsley, Clever Adviser. (25/4/2016 (Monday) to 29/4/2016 (Friday))

"I have trained with Firebrand before, the "boot camp" ethos suits my situation and I have never failed to take value back to my everyday work. The ISTQB course is very in-depth and pre-reading is essential, I would suggest trying to ensure the books are delivered at least a couple of weeks before the course. The instruction, as always, was exceptional and littered with real-life scenarios, which helped to put the content into perspective. "
G.A. (10/9/2012 (Monday) to 14/9/2012 (Friday))

"Firebrand is an extreme way of learning and not for the faint hearted. If you put the effort in, you will learn a lot in a short space of time. The team are very friendly and work very hard and long hours to help you get as much of your course as possible."
Anon.. (20/2/2012 (Monday) to 24/2/2012 (Friday))

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