ISTQB Agile Tester

An agile team always strives to create added value for their client and to continuously deliver working functionality to that client. Quality is paramount and this working methodology places fresh demands on testers, testing methods and testing techniques. For testers the challenge is to keep up to date, or indeed to stay one step ahead of development, so as to be able to test early on for functionality.

The course shows how you as a tester can work effectively and contribute to a successful agile team. The course concludes with a voluntary examination which leads to the ISTQB Agile Tester Certificate. 

Upon completing the course, you should be able to:

  • Understand why you need to work differently with testing in agile environments
  • Clearly define your role as a tester in an agile team
  • Understand what you as a tester bring to the team
  • Start using testing methods and testing techniques

Audience:

This course is suitable if you have just started working or are about to start working with testing in an agile team.

Prerequisites

Certificate at ISTQB Foundation Level or equivalent is a precondition. Basic knowledge of agile development methods is preferable. The examination is in English. 

Course outline:

Agile development

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • XP
  • Creation of user stories
  • Continuous integration
  • Release and iteration planning

Agile and testing

  • How is testing affected?
  • Test levels
  • Organisation
  • Test status
  • Manage regression risks
  • The agile tester
  • The tester’s role in the team

Methods, techniques and tools

  • TDD, ATDD and BDD
  • Agile Testing Quadrants
  • Quality risks and test estimation
  • Exploratory testing
  • Tools

Certification:

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

Exam price for ISTQB Foundation Level Agile Tester test is NOK 2600,- + mva 

About the exam: 
The Agile tester exam comprises 40 multiple-choice questions, with a scoring of 1 point for each correct answer, a pass mark of at least 65% (26 or more points) and a duration of 60 minutes (or 75 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 

About the instructor: Markus Niklasson

Markus Niklasson has a master’s degree in computer science and has worked with test automation and agile testing for companies such as Volvo Cars, SAAB Microwave Systems, Ericsson and Siemens. Markus Niklasson is a top specialist in agile testing and is passionate about continuous improvement. He has been Business Unit Manager at System Verification in Gothenburg since 2011 and also leads our courses in Agile Testing.

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