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ISTQB advanced

Software Testing is part of the development life cycle. Testing has become indispensable when it comes to assessing the quality of the software product and to help making the right management decisions.

Some of the topics covered in this ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager (CTAL-TM) course are:

The course will therefore offer you with a profound knowledge to deal with a variety of situations:

Please note that this course does not focus on any specific project (Prince2® , PMP®,...), development (RUP®, XP, DSDM®,...) or test (TMap®, TestFrame™, STBox™, Testing Intelligence™,...) methodology. The principles taught here can be applied to any existing methodology.

After attending this course, you will be able to:

On top of that, if you pass the exam, you will hold the CTAL-TM certificate.


No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested? Please contact ABIS.

Intended for

Although this module is called "Test management", the course is not limited to testers with a function title "Test Manager", but it does focus more on the management of the testing process. It is therefore useful for anyone in the testing business that is leading a group of testers, reporting to management and/or is involved in setting up or refining test processes:


To get the Advanced Level certification, candidates must hold the ISTQB Certified Tester - Foundation Certificate (CTFL) and have sufficient practical experience (at least 18 months in software testing). We recommend that you follow the Structured software testing: ISTQB Foundation level course to get the CTFL.

Main topics

The course is structured according to the ISTQB Advanced Test Management syllabus:

Training method

The course is heavily focussed on practical exercises.


5 days.

Course leader

the test leaders (accredited ISTQB training provider).