ISTQB Acceptance Testing

Gain essential testing skills and build your career with this industry standard qualification for software testing professionals from the International Software Testing Qualifications Board.

ISTQB Acceptance Testing Certification is designed for all professionals involved in user acceptance testing (UAT), contractual and regulatory acceptance testing, and alpha and beta testing. Your entire team should be certified in ISTQB Acceptance Testing, not just full time software testers.

Business analysts and product owners will be able to apply what they have learned for the ISTQB Acceptance Testing Certification to:

  • Contribute to an organization’s acceptance testing activities by participating in the acceptance test design phase and supporting the alignment of the product with the business requirements.
  • Contribute to the organization of acceptance testing activities, including the process, artifacts, communication, reporting, monitoring, and management of such activities, and collaborate with testers and other relevant stakeholders in this process.
  • Contribute to the quality of the acceptance testing process, including validation and verification of produced artifacts.

Audience:

This acceptance testing qualification is aimed at anyone involved in software acceptance testing activities. This includes people in roles such as product owners, business analysts, testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers.

The focus of the syllabus is on the concepts, methods and practices of collaboration between product owners / business analysts and testers in acceptance testing.

Prerequisites:

No particular previous knowledge is needed. However, previous experience of testing or developing can make it easier to relate the course content to actual working situations. 

Learning Objectives:

IT professionals who have passed the “Acceptance Testing” syllabus exam should be able to demonstrate their skills in the following areas:

  • Develop and review acceptance criteria for requirements and/or user stories in a collaborative way.
  • Apply Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) and Behavior Driven Development (BDD) techniques for a given scenario.
  • Apply the Gherkin language for designing acceptance tests for a given scenario.
  • Organize exploratory testing and beta testing session.
  • Review business process/rule models specified in BPMN and DMN.
  • Use business process/rule models specified in BPMN and DMN to create acceptance tests.
  • Consider usability/user experience, performance efficiency and security in planning and performing acceptance testing.
  • Collaborate efficiently with relevant stakeholders in acceptance testing activities including defect reporting and analysis and test status reporting.
  • Select relevant tools for acceptance testing activities.

About the instructor: Rachel Whitney

Rachel Whitney is Senior Trainer who trains many testing and agile courses, to individuals that want to understand more about industry best practises. After spending nearly two decades working  and training in the testing space for a number different organisation which include companies in the gaming, utilities and finance industry. Rachel knows what truly works well for any team to achieve a good quality tested product. She has lead test teams using traditional software development lifecycles and has be involved in guiding and coaching teams adopting Agile methodologies.  Her passion is to ensure her training classes are filled with a fun  and are a relaxed environment to learn something new.  With her wealth of experience of  she can relate the material that is being taught to real world examples. She is great at keeping a class focused and has recently been told she is the ‘Test Entertainer’.

  

  • IT professionals who have passed the “Acceptance Testing” syllabus exam should be able to accomplish the following Business Objectives.

     

    For business analysts and product owners:

    • Contribute to an organization’s acceptance testing activities by participating in the acceptance test design phase and supporting the alignment of the product with the business requirements.
    • Contribute to an organization’s acceptance testing activities by participating in the acceptance test design phase and supporting the alignment of the product with the business requirements.
    • Contribute to the quality of the acceptance testing process, including validation and verification of produced artifacts.

     

    For testers:

    • Contribute to the definition of acceptance criteria during the requirements definition phase.
    • Collaborate efficiently with business analysts and other stakeholders during all acceptance testing activities.
    • Understand the business objectives, communicate with business units, and share common objectives for acceptance testing.
  • What is Acceptance Testing?
    Why Acceptance Tests?
    Types
    1) User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
    2) Business Acceptance Testing (BAT)
    3) Contract Acceptance Testing (CAT)
    4) Regulations/Compliance Acceptance Testing (RAT)
    5) Operational Acceptance Testing (OAT)
    6) Alpha Testing
    7) Beta Testing/Field Testing
    Who does Acceptance Testing?
    Qualities of Acceptance Testers
    Use
    Differences between System Testing, Acceptance Testing, and User Acceptance Testing
    Acceptance Tests
    Acceptance Test Bed
    Entry and Exit Criteria for AT
    Entry Criteria
    Exit Criteria
    Acceptance Testing Process
    Success factors for This Testing
    Conclusion

  • The exam is not included in the training. To book exam time please contact our test center.

    Exam price for ISTQB Foundation (CTFL) 2018 test is NOK 2750,- + mva 

    The Foundation Level Acceptance Testing exam is comprised of 40 multiple-choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 60 minutes. Participants that take the exam not in their spoken language, will receive additional 25% time, for a total of 75 minutes.

    Module Number of questions Exam length (minutes) Exam length +25% (minutes)
    Foundation Level Acceptance Testing 40 60 75

     

    Accredited training providers

    The typical duration of the Acceptance Testing Certification Training offered by an Accredited Training Provider is 2 days. Completion of an accredited training course is not a prerequisite for participating to the exam.

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