Why

A tester on an Agile project will work differently than 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 a whole-team approach together with developers and business representatives.

Target audience

The Agile Tester Extension training aims at testers who already have a basic understandingĀ of software testingĀ and some practical experience in it, and want to extend their scope to Agile projects.
The ISTQB Foundation Level certificate is a prerequisite for the Agile Tester Extension certificate.

Business outcomes

An Agile Tester can

  • collaborate in a cross-functional Agile team being familiar with principles and basic practices of Agile software development,
  • adapt existing testing experience and knowledge to Agile values and principles,
  • support the Agile team in planning test-related activities,
  • apply relevant methods and techniques for testing in an Agile project,
  • assist the Agile team in test automation activities,
  • assist business stakeholders in defining understandable and testable user stories, scenarios, requirements and acceptance criteria as appropriate,
  • work and share information with other team members using effective communication styles and channels.

Training

This 4 dayparts training explains how to apply the fundamentals of Software Testing in an Agile setting.
It is based on the ISTQB AT syllabus, that can be downloaded at the ISTQB website.
It consists of theory, exercises and practice exam questions, and prepares the candidate for both the exam and the actual work as software tester in an Agile team. The course itself is set up as a series of sprints and provides plenty of hands-on experience in Agile practices.
The certification exam is no part of the course and can be planned individually afterwards.