About the course

ISTQB Agile Tester is a Foundation Level Extention that draws attention on how testing practices adapt to the changing environment. Take this course if you want to add value to your Agile Team, apply your testing skills and improve your professional knowledge as a software tester.

What are the requirements?

It will be helpful to have some testing experience, knowledge of SDLC and STLC, be familiar with Agile Manifesto to take this course.

What am I going to get this certification?

In this 2-day course you will:
  • understand Agile testing concepts in comparing to "Waterfall" Projects;
  • see how this certificate fits into the ISTQB program;
  • learn how to work with an Agile team efficiently;
  • understand what role tester plays in Agile Projects;
  • participate in release and iteration planning;
  • practice writing testable User Stories;
  • learn Agile Testing Methods, Techniques, and Tools.

What is the target audience?

This course about Agile Software Testing is an excellent fit for Software Development professionals experienced with Waterfall SDLC, and want to use their skills in an Agile environment, including testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, software developers. It will also be useful for entry-level testers.  


Module 1: Agile Software Development

  • 1.1  Statements of value and principles of Agile Manifesto
  • 1.2  Approach to building a successful team
  • 1.3  Early and frequent feedback
  • 1.4  Three Agile Software Development Approaches - XP
  • 1.5   Scrum
  • 1.6   Kanban
  • 1.7  3C concept for writing testable user stories
  • 1.8  Tester role in retrospective meetings
  • 1.9  Automated activities for continuous integration
  • 1.10  Two types of planning - release vs. iteration
  • 1.11   and how a tester adds value to them

Module 2: Fundamental Agile Testing Principles, Practices, and Processes

  • 2.1  Testing in Waterfall and Agile approaches
  • 2.2  Role of independent tester in Agile Project
  • 2.3  Business-oriented
  • 2.4   development and test work products
  • 2.5  Test Levels in Agile lifecycle
  • 2.6  Configuration Management
  • 2.7  Monitoring and Communicating Progress: burndown chart
  • 2.8   stand-up meetings
  • 2.9  Product quality metrics
  • 2.10  How to manage regression risk
  • 2.11  Role of tester in Agile team
  • 2.12   tester skills

Module 3: Agile Testing Methods, techniques, and tools

  • 3.1  Test-driven development
  • 3.2  Acceptance test-driven development
  • 3.3  Behaviour-driven development
  • 3.4  the Test Pyramid - Test Levels and testing types
  • 3.5  Best Behavioral practices in Scrum team
  • 3.6  Agile Testing practices
  • 3.7  Assessing Quality Risks in Agile Project
  • 3.8  Estimating Test Effort and Story Points
  • 3.9  Testing Techniques specific to Agile Projects
  • 3.10  Acceptance Criteria
  • 3.11  Definition of Done for Testing Levels
  • 3.12  User Story
  • 3.13  Feature
  • 3.14  Iteration and Release
  • 3.15  Blac Box Test Design
  • 3.16  Exploratory Testing
  • 3.17  Task Management and Tracking tools
  • 3.18  Communication and Information Sharing tools
  • 3.19  Software Build and Distribution tools
  • 3.20  Configuration Management tools
  • 3.21  Test Design
  • 3.22   Implementation and Execution tools
  • 3.23  Cloud Computing and Virtualization tools
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