ISTQB Foundation Extension Agile Tester

Learn the principles of agile software development and testing, the difference between traditional testing and test methodologies, test techniques and tools in agile context and prepare for the exam ISTQB Foundation Extension Agile Tester.

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After this training:

  • You’ll know the basic principles of agile software development
  • You’ll be able to write user stories
  • You’ll understand how retrospectives are used to improve processes
  • You can explain the differences between the traditional and agile approach
  • You’ll understand the role and required skills of a tester in an agile team
  • You’ll know the different agile test methodologies
  • You can fulfill and execute the role of agile tester
  • You can determine quality risks
  • You can estimate the test effort
  • You’ll be able to choose and apply test techniques in an agile context
  • You’ll be prepared for the ISTQB exam
  • You’ll receive a professional recognized international certificate


In November 2002, the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB) was founded with the objective to establish the further internationalization and harmonization of the test certification program. Meanwhile, there is a fully recognized and globally harmonized ISTQB certification scheme. The ISTQB testing certification program is divided into three levels:

  • Foundation Certificate
  • Advanced Certificate
  • Expert Certificate

This accredited two day course gets you ready for the ‘Foundation Extension – Agile Tester’ exam and complies with the requirements set up by ISTQB. You’ll learn the principles of agile software development and testing, the difference between traditional testing and test methodologies, test techniques and tools in an agile context.

Target audience

The training is meant for you if you already have some experience and want to learn more about agile testing in de role of:

  • Test analysts
  • Test coordinators
  • Test consultants
  • Test managers


In this two-day training you will learn about structured testing from both theoretical and practical perspective. Exercises and forming opinion are an important part in this course. During the course you will practice test exams. It is recommended to prepare for the exam by studying the curriculum in the evenings. If you pass the exam, which is being taken by iSQI, you’ll receive an official ISTQB Foundation Extensions – Agile Tester Certificate.


Principles of agile development

  • Agile manifesto
  • User stories
  • Retrospectives
  • Continuous integration
  • Release and iteration planning

Differences between traditional and agile approaches

  • Test- and development activities
  • Independent testing in agile
  • Work Products

Status of testing in agile projects

  • Testing during multiple iterations
  • Test automation

Characteristics of an agile tester

  • Role of a tester
  • Skills of a tester

Agile test methodologies

  • Test Driven Development
  • Acceptance Test Driven Development
  • Behaviour Driven Development
  • Test pyramid
  • Testing Quadrants

Quality risks and test effort determination

  • Considering quality risks in a project
  • Estimating the required test effort

Techniques in agile project

  • Determining testable acceptance criteria
  • Writing ATDD test cases
  • Writing Test cases for both functional and non-functional aspects
  • Exploratory testing

 Tools for agile projects

  • A view on available tooling


Training information 2018

  • Location and dates: check the training calendar
  • Time: 9.15 – 17.00
  • Fee: € 995, excluding VAT, excluding examination fee € 200
  • Coffee, tea, lunch and trainings material (English) are included in the training fee
  • Three months of free e-coaching
  • Information: phone +31 (0)40-202 1803 or e-mail opleidingen@improveqs.nl


Erwin Pasmans

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