Strategic Test Management - ISTQB® Certified Tester Expert Level

Part 1 of the Expert Level Core Module on Test Management

Your benefit

Get the full Test Manager’s picture on defining a test and test tool strategy for your organization and for eliminating obstacles on the way – and – put your test strategy into action!

The course follows the new ISTQB® Expert Level Syllabus Strategic Test Management and has been submitted for accreditation.


The strategic part of a Test Manager’s job requires secure judgment, when defining the organizational test policy, and selecting and implementing appropriate test strategies to meet business objectives and quality goals.

Disparate test approaches and test management will need to be unified and merged, while keeping all stakeholders satisfied. All over the organization, homogeneous efficient and effective strategies need to be defined and implemented that respond to different life cycle models and project types.

The tool strategy for the testing organization, needs to cover a multitude of considerations on migration, conversion, integration, training, efficiency and process modification.

The Expert Test Management Strategic Test Manager course, created by Rex Black will prepare you for these tasks. In group exercises, typical review situations are played out and analyzed.

This hands-on course is ideal for testers and test teams preparing for certification. It provides an immersive experience with the ISTQB® Expert Level Syllabus Test Management Strategic Test Manager module, thereby giving the attendee comprehensive exam preparation.


  • Mission, Policy, and Metrics of Success
  • Test Strategies
  • Alignment of Test Policy and Test Strategy with the Organization
  • Merging Test Strategies
  • Integrating Tools Across the Organization
  • Quality Management
  • Test Management Considerations for Lifecycle Models
  • Managing Partial Lifecycle Projects
  • Effectiveness, Efficiency and Satisfaction Metrics for the Test Policy Objectives

Purchase of the course tuition includes:

  • Expert Test Management Strategic Test Manager Sample Exam Questions embedded throughout the course. A complete set of questions for every learning objective in the Expert Test Management Strategic Test Manager module of the ISTQB Expert Level Syllabus Test Management Expert Test Manager Mock Exam
  • ISTQB Expert Level Syllabus Test Management
  • The latest glossary of terms used in Software Testing produced by members of the ISTQB
  • Advanced Test Manager Sample Exam Questions
  • Advanced Test Manager Mock Exam
  • Add-on option of supplemental textbook "The Expert Test Manager" (hard copy or e-book format) at an additional fee – please place a note in the comments box, if desired.
  • Course completion certificate (often used for employer reimbursement)


The course contents are based on profound knowledge of the contents of the courses ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level and ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager. We therefore recommend to participate in the “ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level“ and in the “ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager“ training course prior to attending, or to repeat the contents of the current version of the syllabus.


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  • Führungskräfte
  • IT-Leiter
  • Testverantwortliche
  • Projektleiter
  • Erfahrene Softwaretester
  • Test Consultants
  • Tool-Verantwortliche
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