Agile Tester Foundation Course (Day 2)

The Agile Tester

General Description

This course provides testers and test managers with an understanding of the fundamentals of testing on agile projects. Attendees will learn how agile software development projects are organized, and the various types of agile development practices in common use. They will understand how agile development differs from traditional approaches, how to position testers in an agile organization, the fundamental agile testing principles, practices, and processes, and the skills they’ll need to excel in an agile environment. The attendees will learn ways to estimate and organize testing within agile projects and the application of risk-based testing on agile projects. They’ll also gain a basic understanding of the important testing and test-related tools commonly used on agile projects.

This course is ideal for testers experienced with traditional software lifecycles, entry-level testers with an interest in agile testing, and experienced developers with a lot to a little knowledge of testing who work in agile projects. Testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers working in agile organizations will find this course useful, informative, and fun. The ISTQB Foundation Level certificate is a pre-requisite to take the ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester exam, but non-certificate holders can take and benefit from the course.  Note that the exam is not included in the cost of this course but can be purchased at the time of enrollment for an additional $150.

By the end of this course, an attendee should be able to:

  • Collaborate in an agile team, being familiar with agile principles and practices
  • Adapt existing testing experience, knowledge, and best practices to agile projects
  • Support the agile team in planning test-related activities
  • Apply relevant test methods and techniques
  • Assist in test automation
  • Help business stakeholders define understandable and testable user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Collaborate and share information with other team members
  • Work effectively within an agile team and environment

Created by Rex Black, President of RBCS, Inc. (www.rbcs-us.com), past President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (www.istqb.org), past President of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (www.astqb.org), Chair of the ISTQB Agile Tester Working Group, and co-author of the ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester Syllabus, this course is ideal for testers and test teams preparing for certification. This course was accredited by the ASTQB July 2014.  The course follows the ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester Syllabus 2014.

Enrollment in this Course Includes:

  • A set of approximately 200 PowerPoint slides covering the topics to be addressed
  • Access to the corresponding e-learning course, starting two weeks prior to the start of the course and expiring at the time of the exam or on the last day of the course if the exam is not applicable.  Access not to exceed two months.
  • A downloadable copy of the complete note set.  View the materials on/or download the materials to a PC or mobile device.  There is no expiration date on access to this valuable resource as they will be downloadable.  Digital rights management and intellectual property rights are protected by some limitations such as the inability to share the file with others.  Further, while the materials can be printed, each page includes a prominent watermark, with the exception of the pages in the ISTQB Syllabus and Glossary.
  • A mock exam to provide a review of the Foundation Level exam.
  • Agile Tester Foundation Sample Exam Questions embedded throughout course
  • Exercise solutions
  • A mock exam to assess readiness for the ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester exam
  • Project Source Documents for Course Exercises
  • Course completion certificate

The exam is not administered at the course.  The exam fee is not included in the cost of registration.  Current rules require that individuals sitting for the ISTQB Agile Tester Foundation Level Extension exam must be CTFL certified*.  Exam vouchers for electronic exams can be issued for $150 to be used at a local Kryterion testing center. 

 

*Not CTFL certified?  Add the Foundation level e-learning course for $550 (normally priced at $899).  This course includes:

  • An exam voucher ($250 value) to be used at a local Kryterion test center
  • Access to the course via the RBCS learning management system, Articulate, from the time you make the purchase until the time you sit for the exam.
  • A downloadable copy of the complete note set. View the materials on/or download the materials to a PC or mobile device.  There is no expiration date on access to this valuable resource as they will be downloadable.  Digital rights management and intellectual property rights are protected by some limitations such as the inability to share the file with others.  Further, while the materials can be printed, each page includes a prominent watermark, with the exception of the pages in the ISTQB Syllabus and Glossary.
  • This is a “green” course and does not include hard copy materials.  The Foundation Level textbook is embedded in the course and is accessible as long as the e-learning account is open.

Agile Strategy
Location: Session Room Date: October 6, 2015 Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Rex Black - STPCon Fall 2014 Rex Black