Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager (CTAL-TM)

Overview
The ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Manager (CTAL-TM) certification provides the knowledge and competencies to take responsibility for managing all the testing activities across the software development lifecycle. It covers everything from how to design a suitable test approach for the project based on the organizational test strategy to building a test team or testing competencies to complete the necessary testing.
Audience

The Advanced Level Test Manager certification is aimed at people who have already achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing and wish to develop further their expertise in test management.

To gain this certification, candidates must hold the Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate and have sufficient practical experience. Please contact an ISTQB® Member Board or Exam Provider to determine the specific practical experience criteria.

Exam Structure
question mark iconNo. of Questions:65
question mark iconTotal Points:115
question mark iconPassing Score:75
clock iconExam Length (mins):180 (+25% Non-Native Language)
Business Outcomes

A candidate who has achieved the Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager certification should be able to:

  • Manage a testing project by implementing the mission, goals and testing processes established for the testing organization
  • Organize and lead risk identification and risk analysis sessions and use the results of such sessions for test estimation, planning, monitoring and control
  • Create and implement test plans consistent with organizational policies and test strategies
  • Continuously monitor and control the test activities to achieve project objectives
  • Assess and report relevant and timely test status to project stakeholders
  • Identify skills and resource gaps in their test team and participate in sourcing adequate resources
  • Identify and plan necessary skills development within their test team
  • Propose a business case for test activities which outlines the costs and benefits expected;
  • Ensure proper communication within the test team and with other project stakeholders
  • Participate in and lead test process improvement initiatives
More Information

Training is available from Accredited Training Providers (classroom, virtual, and e-learning). We highly recommend attending accredited training as it ensures that an ISTQB® Member Board has assessed the materials for relevance and consistency against the syllabus.

Self-study, using the syllabus and recommended reading material, is also an option when preparing for the exam.

Holders of this certification may choose to proceed to other Core, Agile, or Specialist stream certifications.

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Syllabus
CTAL TM 2012 Syllabus v2.0
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CTAL TM 2012 Syllabus v2.0
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Sample Exams
Sample Exam Questions v1.3.1
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Sample Exam Answers v1.3.1
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Exam Structures and Rules
Exam Structures and Rules v1.1
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Exam Structure Tables v1.4
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General Files
CTAL Accreditation Guidelines 2012 v2.0
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