CTG Academy

ISTQB Advanced Test Manager (CTAL - TM)

This course provides an understanding of software test management that goes beyond the ISTQB Foundation level. Test managers acquire a good level of knowledge enabling analysis of situations in order to present practical solutions. The information gained during this course offers a framework for test managers to build upon within their organisations. Spreadsheets, templates and utilities will be provided enabling managers to be more efficient and effective within their organisations.

Following the ISTQB Foundation Certificate, the Advanced Test Manager Certificate provides the next level of knowledge and practical expertise in the ISTQB Advanced Certification scheme. It is one of three certified courses at Advanced level (the other two being Advanced Test Analyst and Advanced Technical Test Analyst).



Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Define the overall testing goals and strategy for the systems being tested
  • Plan, schedule and track the tasks
  • Describe and organise the necessary activities
  • Select, acquire and assign the adequate resources to the tasks
  • Select, organise and lead testing teams
  • Organise the communication between the members of the testing teams, and between the testing teams and all other stakeholders.
  • Justify the decisions and provide adequate reporting information where applicable.

Typical Audience

People who have experience in software testing and want to certify to a higher level. This includes test managers, test analysts, test engineers, but also project managers, quality managers and development managers.

Course Prerequisites

Successful completion of the ISTQB Foundation Certificate is a pre-requisite to taking the ISTQB Advanced Certificate examination.

Course Delivery

Throughout the course, an accredited trainer and software testing expert provides lectures and gives exercises based on real world projects. Different mock exams ensure an optimal preparation for the real certification exam. Courses can be given in English or in Dutch. Course material is in English. The course and the exam are offered to you in cooperation with our partner Improve QS.

Course Venue

The course duration is 5 days.

This course can be given at the client’s site or at CTG.

Taking the exam is not part of the course.

Course Administration


€ 2500/person for 5 days. All prices are exclusive of the exam fee, which is subject to change. At the time of publishing the exam fee is € 275 per person. All prices are VAT excluded; course material, lunch and beverages are included.


  • By Participant: If a subscribed course participant is replaced by another participant or if the public course is postponed to a later date, no cancellation costs apply. A participant or a group that fails to attend, or that cancels a course without at least 15 working days written notice prior to the course start, is liable for the full subscription cost.
  • By CTG: CTG reserves the right to cancel a course at any time.

Course Logistics

All classroom courses begin promptly at 9 am and are scheduled until 5 pm.
All courses are organised at the CTG premises in Diegem (Belgium) or can be given at the client site and are available for groups as well. Please contact us if you wish further information.
The standard language of each course is English.

* Prices subject to VAT

Course Outlines

Basic aspects of testing

  • life cycle models
  • specific systems
  • metrics & measurement

Testing processes

  • test planning & control
  • test implementation & execution
  • evaluating

Exit criteria & reporting

  • test closure activities

People skills

  • individual skills

Test documentation

  • test policy
  • test strategy
  • test plan

Risk based testing

  • introduction


  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Business value of testing

Test estimation and test scheduling

Risk management

Incident management

People skills

  • test team dynamics
  • communication

Test management & control

Test management issues

Distributed, outsourced and insourced testing

Test improvement

  • CMMi
  • TMM
  • TPI
  • CTP
  • STEP

People skills

  • motivation
  • fitting testing within the organisation



Test tools & automation

Risk management in the life cycle



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