Agile testing follows the principles of agile software development as outlined in the agile manifesto. A tester on an agile project will work differently from one working on a traditional project. Testers must understand the values and principles that underpin agile projects, and how testers are an integral part of the whole-team approach.

This agile tester extension training aims to immerse you in the world of Agile testing. You will learn how to work effectively in an agile team and environment.

It ensures that you are equipped to deal with test terminology and allows you to acquire a common, internationally accepted vocabulary. At the end of this training course, you will be prepared for the exam.

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The target professionals are:

  • testers experienced with traditional testing methods.
  • entry-level testers with an interest in agile testing.
  • experienced developers with a lot to a little knowledge of testing who work in agile projects.

Roles include testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, software developers.

If you also want to take the certification exam, you must first hold the ISTQB® Foundation Level Certificate.


The content is compliant with the ISTQB syllabus:

1. The fundamentals of agile software development

How to adopt the principles of the agile manifesto and work in a team with different knowledge and skills? How to provide the necessary feedback early in the development cycle?

2. Aspects of agile approaches

Different Agile approaches, like Scrum and Kanban, are explained, including their particular aspects and activities. We will also show you some practical examples.

3. Differences between testing in traditional and agile approaches

The use of testing activities and test levels in traditional development approaches has to be reinterpreted in agile approaches, impacting the different aspects of testing.

4. Status of testing in agile projects

Rapidly changing software in agile development requires a specific strategy to communicate test status, progress and product quality. These rapid changes also greatly influence how the regression risk is dealt with.

5. Role and skills of a tester in an agile team

We explain in detail the particular skills of a tester implied by the rapidly changing and multidisciplinary environment of the agile approach.

6. Agile testing methods

Agile development methods like test-driven development place testing at the heart of software development. The locations of the different test levels are explained in this context by the test pyramid and the testing quadrants.

7. Assessing quality risks and estimating testing effort

The assessment of quality risk and the estimation of effort in agile development drives how the development is planned. We explain in detail how this is done.

8. Techniques in agile projects

You will receive a detailed explanation about different testing techniques specific for agile developments. This includes how acceptance criteria and definition are done. Additionally, we clarify how traditional testing techniques, as explained in the ISTQB foundation course, are used in agile development.

9. Tools in agile projects

Agile development and testing can only be done properly by the use of appropriate tools. Tools for task management, issue tracking and information sharing are explained. We also cover more technical tools for software build, configuration management, and test execution.

In order to obtain the certificate, candidates must pass an exam in an accredited exam centre by successfully responding to a list of multiple-choice questions.

Non-native English speaking candidates receive additional time to complete the exam.

The exam itself is not part of the 2-day course: plan your exam when you feel ready for it!



Youssef Baouider

Youssef Baouider, Senior Consultant, Alten Belgium

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