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In November 2002, the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB) was founded with the objective to establish the further internationalization and harmonization of the test certification program. Meanwhile, there is a fully recognized and globally harmonized ISTQB certification scheme. The ISTQB testing certification program is divided into three levels:

  • Foundation Certificate;
  • Advanced Certificate;
  • Expert Certificate.

This six-day accredited course prepares you for the exam "ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certificate" and meets the requirements as set by ISTQB. You learn everything in the field of test management, reviews, management tools and test process.

This training costs € 2.375 + € 195 exam costs excl. VAT.


After this training:

  • You can create a test project by implementing a mission, set goals and organize test processes for the organization
  • You can organize risk identification and analysis sessions and use the results;
  • You can create test plans and implement them in line with the organization's policy and testing strategies;
  • You can continuously monitor test activities and adjustments to achieve the project goals;
  • You can assess and report the relevance and current status of the testing;
  • You can assess the skills of your testers for the team;
  • You can identify and plan what skills should be developed in a team
  • You can provide a business case for testing activities;
  • You can ensure there is good communication;
  • You can participate in and lead testing process improvement activities.

Intended for

The training is suitable for you if you are involved in software testing for some time and want to delve further into test management.

Roles of participants in their organization

This training is meant for:

  • Test Managers;
  • Test Coordinators;
  • Test Consultants;
  • Senior testers.

Prior knowledge or training required: You possess the ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing and a minimum of 18 months testing experience.

Course schedule
09:15 - 17:00
09:15 - 17:00
09:15 - 17:00
09:15 - 17:00
09:15 - 17:00
09:15 - 17:00
Location Eindhoven
Duration 6 days (incl. exam & exam training)
Price € 2,570 excl. VAT *
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The training lasts six days, spread over a number of weeks in which you will learn all about test management, reviews, management tools and test process improvement. Exercises and discussions have an important place in this course. During the course you will practice mock exams. It is advisable to study the taught curriculum in the evenings to prepare for the exam.

The exam consists of multiple-choice scenario-based questions will take place on day six of the course. With a score of 65% or higher you get the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certificate. 
You can choose to have exam training for € 295,-.


Test management

  • Test phases (planning, specification, execution and closure)
  • Exit, entry and acceptance criteria
  • Test documentation, test policy, techniques for strategy determination
  • Master test plan, detail test plan
  • Test estimations (e.g. TPA), test metrics, tracking and reports
  • Test management tools
  • Risk management, identifying risks, risk analysis (PRISMA, FMEA), controlling the risks and checklists

Reviews and inspection

  • Review principles, informal review, walk through, technical review and inspection (IEEE 1028)
  • Determine review strategy

People skills

  • Assemble a test team
  • Test team dynamics
  • Motivation
  • Communication with stakeholders

Test techniques

  • Incident management
  • Choosing the proper test techniques and determine a test approach

Test process improvement

  • The test models TPI and TMMi
  • The relation to software process improvement (CMM(-I))
  • Overview of the most important tools, the tool selection and implementation
  • Execute assessment and create test improvement plan

Exercises, discussions, e-coaching. All course material will be in English. You will also receive the book ‘The Testing Practitioner’.


With a score of 65% or higher you get the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certificate.

* Prices are subject to change. Price correction will be applied at the end of the year.