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ISTQB Expert - Improving the Testing Process - Assessing Test Processes

The Expert level enables you to improve your skills in various directions. One of these directions is “Improving the Testing Process”. This level consists of two modules: “Assessing the Test Processes” and “Implementing Test Process Improvement”. Someone who has successfully completed both modules may consider him or herself an expert and can officially be called a “Certified Tester Expert Level (CTEL)”. The “ISTQB Expert Improving the Testing Process - Module Assessing Test Processes” training is a four-day training that is spread over a number of weeks. At the fifth day participants take an exam.

The Foundation and Advanced level is about knowledge, comprehension, application and analysis. This is supplemented by Expert level and deepened with evaluation and creation. In addition to attending the four-day intensive course, participants are expected to carry out so-called workplace assignments based on their own case. In other words, we proceed directly from theory to practice!

This course is a preparation for the (sub) exam "ISTQB Expert Improving the Testing Process - Module Assessing Test Processes" and meets the requirements set by ISTQB. The Advanced Test Manager Certificate is a prerequisite to participate in this exam. The exam consists of two parts: a multiple choice questionnaire and an 'essay style' section. Candidates who score 65% or higher pass the exam.

provided by: Improve QS


Currently no (other) upcoming dates are planned for this course


Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Lead a program to improve the test process, identify critical success factors and manage them
  • Take the right business driven decisions about the approach to improving the test process
  • Assess the current status of the testing process, suggest incremental improvements and link them to the intended business objectives
  • Analyse specific problems in the testing process and propose effective solutions.

Typical Audience

The Expert Level qualification is aimed at people who have already achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing and wish to further develop their expertise in a specific area. The modules offered at the Expert Level cover a wide range of testing topics. A testing expert has a broad knowledge of testing in general and an in-depth understanding in a specific test area. An in-depth understanding is defined as having sufficient knowledge of testing theory and practice to be able to influence the direction that an organisation and/or project takes when creating, implementing and executing testing processes.

Course Prerequisites

Successful completion of the ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certificate is a prerequisite to taking the ISTQB Expert Certificate examination.

Course Delivery

Throughout this course an accredited trainer and software testing expert provides lectures and gives exercises based on real-world projects. 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.

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€ 2950/5 days.

All prices are exclusive of the exam fee, which is subject to change. At the time of publishing the exam fee is € 595 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).

All courses can be given at the client site and are available for groups as well. Please contact us if you wish further information.

* Prices subject to VAT

Course Outlines

The context of Improvement

  • Why improve testing?
  • What can be improved?
  • Views on quality
  • Generic improvement process

Model based improvement

  • Model based approaches
  • Software process improvement models (CMMi, ISO/IEC 15504-5)
  • Test process improvement models (TPI Next, TMMi)
  • Content based models (STEP, CTP)

Analytical based improvement

  • Causal analysis
  • Goal Question Metric
  • Analysis using measures, metrics and indicators
  • Selecting test process improvement approaches
  • Process for improvement
    • Initiating the improvement process
    • Diagnosing the current situation
  • Exam rehearsal


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