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Agile Tester Certification (2 days) Prior Year Content



  • Discover how testing is implemented in different agile environments
  • Learn about user stories and how to test them
  • Explore key agile testing practices—ATDD, BDD, TDD, and ET
  • Examine technical and team skills you need for success
  • Recognize the main agile testing challenges and how to address them

Agile software practices are being employed within many development organizations worldwide. More and more testers are participating in agile projects or are embedded within agile teams. Many testers struggle to understand the agile development process and their place in it. Learn the fundamentals of agile development, the role of the tester in the agile team, and some agile testing practices. Explore the business and technology-facing tests agile projects demand and how agile testers can help the project succeed. Learn about the techniques of Test-Driven Development (TDD), Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD) and Behavior-Driven Development (BDD). Learn technical and team skills testers need for success in the world of agile development.

Practice of Agile Testing Techniques

Explore agile testing processes in an interactive workshop setting. Examples are studied through a series of small group exercises and discussions.

Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for both novice and experienced software testers. Developers expected to test within agile teams will find this course extremely useful. Test and development managers also will benefit from this course. A background of basic development and testing processes is helpful. All course delegates are expected to have experience in or knowledge of agile development fundamentals.

ISTQB® Certification
Are you looking for an internationally recognized certification in agile software testing? Delivered by top experts in the testing industry, Agile Tester Certification is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB® Foundation Level Agile Extension exam. ISTQB® is the only internationally accepted certification for software testing, accredited through its network of national boards. The ISTQB®, a non-proprietary organization, has granted more than 380,000 certifications in more than 100 countries around the world. Note: The ISTQB® Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is a prerequisite for the ISTQB® Foundation Level Agile Extension. For more information visit the ISTQB® Tester Extension Page or view the syllabus. The ISTQB® Agile Tester Foundation Extension certification exam has an additional cost which is not included in the course price.

ICAgile Certification
In order to receive your certification in Agile Testing from the ICAgile you must also complete Fundamentals of Agile Certification. At the completion of both courses you will be awarded your Agile Testing certification by the ICAgile. Students not looking for certification and only taking the Agile Testing course should already have a good knowledge of  agile principles and how agile teams function. The ICAgile certification fee is an additional $45 and will be added at registration for your convenience.

2-Day Course Outline

Testing as a skill set
Testing to support customers
Testing to support developers
Testing to support stakeholders
Test matrix
Agility, grace, and flexibility

Agile Testing Origins
Agile testing history
Evolving lifecycle models
Extreme Programming
Agile testing philosophy
Traditional vs. agile testing
Testing and the agile manifesto
Testing and agile principles
What is quality
What is done
Testing as a team approach
Teams and process
Unit testing
Integration testing
System testing
Acceptance testing

Agile Planning and the User Story
Testing during iteration planning
Testing’s role in planning
Release Planning
Product backlog
Story tests
Sizing stories
Backlog grooming
Sprint backlog
Basis for testing
Testing activities in the sprint

Testing in the Heat of the Sprint
Continuous integration
Test-driven development
Automating unit tests
Acceptance test-driven development
Behavior driven development
Exploratory testing
Non-functional testing
Post-development testing
Release testing
User acceptance testing
Live testing

At Sprint's End
Customer demo
Avoiding technical debt

Organizing Agile Testing
Measuring progress
Test documentation
Test environments
Bug management
Agile test automation
Distributed agile teams

Wrap up

Class Daily Schedule
/Registration 7:30am-8:30am
Morning Session 8:30am-12:00pm
Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm
Afternoon Session 1:00pm-5:00pm
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.

Training Course Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Course notebook
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion

Rob Sabourin
Rob Sabourin,

Rob Sabourin, P. Eng., has more than thirty-four years of management experience leading teams of software development professionals. A well-respected member of the software engineering community, Rob has managed, trained, mentored, and coached hundreds of top professionals in the field. He frequently speaks at conferences and writes on software engineering, SQA, testing, management, and internationalization. Rob wrote I am a Bug!, the popular software testing children's book; works as an adjunct professor of software engineering at McGill University; and serves as the principle consultant (and president/janitor) of AmiBug.Com, Inc. Contact Rob at [email protected].

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