ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager (2+3)

ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager provides you with tools for a cost-effective method for handling complex IT projects and large IT programes, to construct or take responsibility for optimisation of test operations. ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager covers planning, management, control, follow-up and the different methods needed for running successful projects. You get an efficient toolbox for meeting future challenges as a test manager or test strategist.

Upon completing the course, you should be able to:

  • Run testing operations in small and medium-size projects
  • Plan, estimate, follow up progress and handle deviations from the plan
  • Allocate the right people as resources for test projects as well as motivate them in different contexts
  • Improve processes and different test activities


ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager is suitable if you are a test manager, test coordinator or head of testing and wish to have more tools for handling different situations which can arise in test projects. 


Certificate at ISTQB Foundation Level or equivalent, issued at least six months before sitting the exam. SSTB recommends a completed ISTQB accredited course at Advanced Level, as well as at least three years of experience in testing work within the module at Advanced Level, in which the exam will be taken. You must be approved by SSTB in order to sit for the examination. A fee for certification will be charged.

Course outline:

The course focuses on applying theories in practice and includes many exercise tasks based on scenarios from different types of industry and project sizes. In order to be certified, supplementary self-study is required.

Test processes

  • Basic test activities
  • Standards and models

Test management

  • Context and stakeholder analysis
  • Risk-based testing
  • Policy
  • Strategy and planning
  • Control
  • Estimation
  • Business value
  • Metrics
  • Reporting
  • Standards


  • Basic principles
  • Review types
  • Introduction of reviews

Handling defect reports

  • Life cycle of a defect
  • Information in a defect report
  • Measurements related to defects

Optimisation of test processes using different standard frameworks

  • The test improvement process
  • Different improvement frameworks

Tools and automation

  • Advantages versus costs
  • Arguments for the introduction of tools
  • Tools categories

Roles, group dynamics, motivation, communication 
Tools for test design and automation 


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

Exam price for ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager test is NOK 4300,- + mva 

About the exam: 
The Foundation Level exam comprises 65 multiple-choice questions, with a scoring of 1 point for each correct answer, a pass mark of at least 65% and a duration of 180 minutes (or 225 minutes for candidates taking exams that are not in their native language). 

Please note you need to hold the ISTQB Level Foundation Exam to take this test. 

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