ISTQB - Firebrand's Training for ISTQB's Expert Level Test Management Certification

Duration

Duration:

Only 6 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

8/5/2023 (Monday)

Overview

On Firebrand's accelerated 6-day course for ISTQB’s Expert Level Test Management certification, you’ll learn advanced skills for creating, implementing and executing software testing activities within your organisation. This will help improve the usability and reliability of software, whilst also reducing software faults.

Using Firebrand's unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, you'll build in-depth knowledge of testing theory and practice. You'll learn to apply these specialist skills to real-life situations, with extensive opportunities to get hands-on learning during the course.

You'll be immersed in a range of exciting topics including:

  • Test Missions, Policies, Strategies and Goals
  • Managing the Test Team
  • Test Project Evaluation and Reporting
  • Testing Considerations for Domain and Project Factors
  • Evaluating Effectiveness and Efficiency

Firebrand's course will prepare you for the ISTQB Expert Level exam. You'll sit this exam on-site during the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee. This accelerated 6-day practical course is suitable for experienced test managers wishing to develop expert knowledge and skills in strategic, operational and resource management of a testing team.

Benefits

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 fast. 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 over 100,000 professionals
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts

Curriculum

Introduction

  • The Certified Tester Expert Level in Software Testing certificate explained

Test Missions, Policies, Strategies and Goals

  • Introduction
  • Mission, policy, and metrics of success
  • Test strategies alignment of test policy and test strategy with the organisation

Managing the Test Team

  • Introduction
  • Building the test team
  • Developing the test team
  • Leading the test team

Managing External Relationships

  • Introduction
  • Types of external relationships
  • Contractual issues
  • Communication strategies
  • Integrating from external sources
  • Merging test strategies
  • Verifying quality

Managing Across the Organisation

  • Introduction
  • Advocating the test team
  • Placement of the test team
  • Stakeholder communication
  • Creating and building relationships
  • Advocating quality activities across the organisation
  • Integrating tools across the organisation

Handling ethical issues

  • Introduction
  • Advocating the test team
  • Placement of the test team
  • Stakeholder communication
  • Creating and building relationships
  • Advocating quality activities across the organisation

Project Management Essentials

  • Introduction
  • Project management tasks
  • Project risk management
  • Quality management

Test Project Evaluation and Reporting

  • Introduction
  • Tracking information
  • Evaluating and using information - internal reporting
  • Sharing information - external reporting Managing Across the Organisation
  • Advocating the test team

Testing Considerations for Domain and Project Factors

  • Introduction
  • Test management considerations for lifecycle models
  • Managing partial lifecycle projects
  • Release considerations

Evaluating Effectiveness and Efficiency

  • Introduction
  • Effectiveness, Efficiency and Satisfaction Metrics for the Test Process
  • Effectiveness, Efficiency and Satisfaction Metrics for the Test Policy Objectives
  • Project Retrospectives

Sample paper and review answers

Exam Track

During your course, you'll sit the following exams to become Expert Level Test Management certified.

  • Part 1 - Strategic Test Management
  • Part 2 - Operational Test Management
  • Part 3 - Managing the Test Team

Duration: all exams are 2 hours 15 minutes long

Format: combination of both multiple choice (35 points) and essay questions (100 points)

Passing Score: you must achieve a minimum of 65% in each exam to pass

What's Included

On this course you will receive:

  • Comprehensive Firebrand course materials
  • ISTQB official exam

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)

Prerequisites

It is recommended you meet the following prerequisites before attending this course and exam combination:

  • ISTQB Advanced Level Certificate for Test Manager, OR
  • ISEB Practitioner certificate (conditions apply)

In order to achieve the Expert Level certification, you must also have:

  • an appropriate ISTQB Advanced Certificate
  • passed the Expert Level Exam
  • proven at least 5 years of practical testing experience
  • proven at least 2 years of industry experience in the specific Expert Level topic

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.

Reviews

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"This course was very helpful in solidifing the information I had learnt in my work place."
FR. (20/10/2022 (Thursday) to 21/10/2022 (Friday))

"Great training course. Instructor was really thorough in explaining the content of ISTQB."
ZSF. (20/10/2022 (Thursday) to 21/10/2022 (Friday))

"This course has been great for not only new knowledge but at strengthening existing knowledge"
MC, Atos. (20/10/2022 (Thursday) to 21/10/2022 (Friday))

"The training was helpful in understanding the concepts. Not too overloading with sufficient breaks in between which was nice"
Alisha Gonsalves. (3/10/2022 (Monday) to 4/10/2022 (Tuesday))

"I really enjoyed the course, although it was only a foundation course I feel like I learned a lot. The instructor was very open and made me feel welcome from the start. Not a bad word to say about the course or instructor."
Franky McCarthy. (25/1/2021 (Monday) to 26/1/2021 (Tuesday))

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