ISTQB Adv./Test Manager Certificate eLearning Course by Planit and Know

Build your test management skills and move into a more senior role as a testing professional.

This course is designed for experienced testing professionals looking to move into a test management role. In this course, you’ll gain advanced skills for managing test teams to deliver successful software testing projects.

You’ll also learn the practical application of risk-based testing and test management tasks including planning and estimation. There’s also guidance on how to manage stakeholders, form test teams with the relevant competencies and skills to ensure effective resourcing, and undertake test process improvement initiatives.

Accredited internationally, the ISTQB® Advanced Test Manager certification is widely recognised as a best practice qualification that provides the boost needed to advance your testing career.

TARGET AUDIENCE: The prerequisite for this course is the ISTQB® Foundation Certificate. It is also recommended that candidates have at least three years testing experience, ideally in a lead role.

This course is suited for experienced Testers wanting to progress into a test management role. Test Team Leads and Test Managers can use it to improve their test management skills and get certified for recognition among employers, clients and peers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Manage a testing project by implementing the mission, goals and testing processes
  • Organise and lead risk identification and risk analysis sessions and use the results of such sessions
  • Create and implement test plans consistent with organisational policies and test strategies
  • Continuously monitor and control the test activities to achieve project objectives
  • Assess and report relevant and timely test status to project stakeholders
  • Identify skills and resource gaps in their test team and participate in sourcing adequate resources
  • Identify and plan necessary skills development within their test team
  • Propose a business case for test activities which outlines the costs and benefits expected
  • Ensure proper communication within the test team and with other project stakeholders
  • Participate in and lead test process improvement initiatives

Concepts and Terminology

  • Critical Testing Processes (CTP)
  • Defect Management
  • Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
  • Manage Experience-based testing
  • Manage Non-functional testing
  • Metrics
  • Reviews
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk identification
  • Risk management
  • Risk mitigation
  • Risk-based testing
  • Software development lifecycle models
  • Systematic testing and evaluation process (STEP)
  • Test Analysis
  • Test Closure
  • Test Control
  • Test Design
  • Test Estimation
  • Test Execution
  • Test Implementation
  • Test improvement process
  • Test Management
  • Test maturity model integration (TMMi)
  • Test Planning
  • Test Policy
  • Test Process Improvement (TPI Next)
  • Test progress monitoring
  • Test Strategy
  • Test team skills
  • Test tools


€600+VAT excluding certificate exam


Our online package allows for self-paced learning and the flexibility to study within your own schedule for 12 months, starting within 48 hours (in business days) from your order. The suggested study time for this course is 5 days.

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The ISTQB® Advanced Test Manager examination is a three hour closed book, 65-question multiple choice exam. A minimum score of 65% is required to pass. The examination is sat separately from the course and is independently administered and assessed. We recommend that you take the certificate exam after the course, and book and pay your own exam either in paper-based format or in e-exam from FiSTB 


  • Test Management
  • Test Planning, Monitoring and Control
  • Testing in the Software Lifecycle
  • Risk-based Testing
  • Team Composition
  • Estimation Reviews
  • Test Documentation
  • Test Tools & Automation
  • Analysis and Design
  • Implementing and Execution
  • Defect Management
  • Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
  • Test Improvement Process