ISTQB Agile Tester

This qualification follows on from the Foundation level.

It provides a good insight into the role and responsibilities of a tester in an Agile project.

Exam fee - US $220 - read more below.

  • 1. Agile Software Development

    This chapter covers the Fundamentals of Agile Software Development - The Agile Manifesto; Whole-Team Approach; Early and Frequent Feedback; Agile Software Development Approaches; Collaborative User Story Creation; Retrospectives; Continuous Integration; and Release/Iteration Planning.

  • 2. Fundamental Agile Testing Principles

    This chapter covers - The differences between Testing in Traditional and Agile Approaches; Status of Testing in Agile Projects and the Role/Skills of a Tester in an Agile Team.

  • 3. Agile Testing Methods, Techniques and Tools

    This chapter covers Test-Driven, Acceptance Test-Driven, and Behavior-Driven Development; The Test Pyramid; Testing Quadrants; Assessing Quality Risks and Estimating Test Effort; 

    Techniques in Agile Projects; Functional and Non-Functional Black Box Test Design;

    Task Management and Tracking Tools; Software Build and Distribution Tools; Configuration Management Tools; Test Design, Implementation, and Execution Tools; Cloud Computing and Virtualization Tools.

Exam Preparation Options

You can prepare for the exam via self-study or through an accredited training provider.

The former has the obvious benefit of potentially being more cost-effective in monetary terms.

The latter however can be a more efficient use of your time, with courses typically being 2 days long, taught by trainers knowledgeable in both the content and exam styles.

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