The Ultimate Study Guide for ISTQB Agile Test Certification
What you'll learn
- Gain a greater understanding of Agile testing and best practices
- Prepare for the ISTQB Foundation Level - Agile Tester Certification
- ISTQB Foundation Level - Certified Tester
This course will provide you with all the tools that you need to prepare an successfully pass the ISTQB Agile Tester Certification exam. The Agile Tester certification, will greatly boost your understanding of Agile and boost your career opportunities. I will cover in detail the information below.
The certification for Foundation Level Extension – Agile Tester is designed for professionals who are working within Agile. It is also for professionals who are planning to start implementing Agile methods in the near future, or are working within companies that plan to do so, The certification provides an advantage for those who would like to know the required Agile activities, roles, methods, and methodologies specific to their role.
The following content will be covered:
Chapter 1: Agile Software Development
The tester should remember the basic concept of Agile software development based on the Agile Manifesto.
The tester should understand the advantages of the whole-team approach and the benefits of early and frequent feedback.
The tester should recall Agile software development approaches.
The tester should be able to write testable user stories in collaboration with developers and business representatives.
The tester should understand how retrospectives can be used as a mechanism for process improvement in Agile projects.
The tester should understand the use and purpose of continuous integration.
The tester should know the differences between iteration and release planning, and how a tester adds value in each of these activities.
Chapter 2: Fundamental Agile Testing Principles, Practices, and Processes
The tester should be able to describe the differences between testing activities in Agile projects and non-Agile projects.
The tester should be able to describe how development and testing activities are integrated in Agile projects.
The tester should be able to describe the role of independent testing in Agile projects.
The tester should be able to describe the tools and techniques used to communicate the status of testing in an Agile project, including test progress and product quality.
The tester should be able to describe the process of evolving tests across multiple iterations and explain why test automation is important to manage regression risk in Agile projects.
The tester should understand the skills (people, domain, and testing) of a tester in an Agile team.
The tester should be able to understand the role of a tester within an Agile team.
Chapter 3: Agile Testing Methods, Techniques, and Tools
The tester should be able to recall the concepts of test-driven development, acceptance test-driven development, and behavior-driven development.
The tester should be able to recall the concepts of the test pyramid.
The tester should be able to summarize the testing quadrants and their relationships with testing levels and testing types.
For a given Agile project, the tester should be able to work as a tester in a Scrum team.
The tester should be able to assess quality risks within an Agile project.
The tester should be able to estimate testing effort based on iteration content and quality risks.
The tester should be able to interpret relevant information to support testing activities.
The tester should be able to explain to business stakeholders how to define testable acceptance criteria.
Given a user story, the tester should be able to write acceptance test-driven development test cases.
For both functional and non-functional behavior, the tester should be able to write test cases using black box test design techniques based on given user stories.
The tester should be able to perform exploratory testing to support the testing of an Agile project.
The tester should be able to recall different tools available to testers according to their purpose and to activities in Agile projects.
Who this course is for:
- Software testers who want to learn more about Agile Testing
- Software testers who want to pass the ISTQB Agile Tester Certification
I am a strategic, analytical, collaborative, transformational executive with over 15 years of experience leading globally distributed quality assurance teams across a variety of industries. I have achieved an exceptional track record of ensuring quality systems are delivered into production. I lead people, managing by example, inspiring them to achieve stellar results. I believe business processes must be created and modified using metrics to gauge individual and team performance.
I am highly passionate about training and education. I enjoy mentoring and training on a daily basis. I am highly confident the courses I develop will help achieve a greater understanding and enable the learner to achieve certifications.
KEY FOCUS AREAS
Quality Assurance | Testing Center of Excellence | Process Improvement | Automated Testing | Performance Testing | Metrics | Agile | DevOps | Shift Left | Systems Integration | Mergers/Acquisitions | Large Testing Teams | Vendor Management | Outsourcing | Offshore | Environment Management | Test Data Management | Strategic Planning | Organizational Design | Consulting | ROI | Scalability | Mobile | Ecommerce | SEO
I have participated as a guest panelist at the following events: LIQE Dallas 2015, LIQE New York 2015, and LIQE San Jose 2015.