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ISTQB ADVANCED TEST MANAGER – STUDY NOTES

Nội dung của bài thi gồm:

istqb.org

Sau khi hoàn thành chuỗi kiến thức này, test manager có khả năng:

  • Manage a testing project by implementing the mission, goals and testing processes established for the testing organization.
  • Organize and lead risk identification and risk analysis sessions and use the results of such sessions for test estimation, planning, monitoring and control.
  • Create and implement test plans consistent with organizational policies and test strategies.
  • Continuously monitor and control the test activities to achieve project objectives.
  • Assess and report relevant and timely test status to project stakeholders.
  • Identify skills and resource gaps in their test team and participate in sourcing adequate resources.
  • Identify and plan necessary skills development within their test team.
  • Propose a business case for test activities which outlines the costs and benefits expected.
  • Ensure proper communication within the test team and with other project stakeholders.
  • Participate in and lead test process improvement initiatives.

Tài liệu chính ôn luyện cho bài thi:

  • Advanced Level Syllabus (2012) Test Manager
  • AL 2012 Sample Questions ATM v1.3 Questions
  • Advanced Software Testing Vol. 2: Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Manager by Rex Black

Khi đọc tài liệu, chúng ta cần để ý đến cấp độ nhận biết (cognitive levels, còn được viết là K-levels)

  • K1:
  • K2:
  • K3:
  • K4:

Thời gian để ôn luyện:

  • Tự học kiến thức: 33 giờ
  • Review và làm practice test: 15 giờ

Tổng thời gian cần thiết là 48 giờ tự học và thực hành. Nếu mỗi ngày dành 1 tiếng để tự học thì 1.5 tháng là đủ tự tin để thi chứng chỉ. Nếu có tham gia training và có người hướng dẫn thì thời gian sẽ rút ngắn đi rất nhiều, tầm 1 tháng là thi luôn.

Format bài thi: 65 câu hỏi, trong 3 tiếng

Đặt lịch thi online hoặc offline tại đây: https://isqi.org/en/15-1795694-istqb-certified-tester-advanced-level-test-manager.html
Hoặc tại đây: https://astqb.org/certifications/istqb-advanced-level-test-manager-certification

KIẾN THỨC TỔNG QUÁT

1. TESTING PROCESS

What is Testing Process?

Key words cần nắm rõ: exit criteria, test case, test closure, test condition, test control
test design
test execution
test implementation
test log
test planning
test procedure
test script
test summary report

The test process contains 7 activities:

  1. Planning, monitoring and control
  2. Analysis
  3. Design
  4. Implementation
  5. Execution
  6. Evaluating exit criteria and reporting
  7. Test closure activities

The activities in the process may overlap or take place concurrently.

1.1.1 – Planning

Test planning starts at the initiation of the test process for each test level and continues throughout the project until the completion of closure activities for that level.

Objectives:

  • Identify activities and resources required to meet the mission and objectives identified in the test strategy.
  • Identify the methods for gathering and tracking the metrics that will be used to guide the project,
  • Determine adherence to plan and assess achievement of the objectives.

During planning stages:

  • Determine useful metrics
  • Tools can be selected
  • Training can be scheduled
  • Documentation guidelines can be established
  • Select the test strategy (or strategies)

Outputs:

1.1.2 – Monitoring and control

A testing schedule and monitoring framework needs to be established to enable tracking of test work products and resources against the plan. This framework should include the detailed measures and targets that are needed to relate the status of test work products and activities to the plan and strategic objectives.

Test control is an ongoing activity. It involves comparing actual progress against the plan and implementing corrective actions when needed. Test control guides the testing to fulfill the mission, strategies, and objectives, including revisiting the test planning activities as needed. Appropriate reactions to the control data depend on detailed planning information.

1.2. Test Analysis

Test analysis is the activity that defines “what” is to be tested in the form of test conditions. Test conditions can be identified by analysis of the test basis, test objectives, and product risks. They can be viewed as the detailed measures and targets for success (e.g., as part of the exit criteria) and should be traceable back to the test basis and defined strategic objectives, including test objectives and other project or stakeholder criteria for success. Test conditions should also be traceable forward to test designs and other test work products as those work products are created.

Test analysis for a given level of testing can be performed as soon as the basis for testing is established for that level. Formal test techniques and other general analytical techniques (e.g., analytical risk-based strategies and analytical requirements-based strategies) can be used to identify test conditions.

2. TEST MANAGEMENT

3. REVIEWS

4. DEFECT MANAGEMENT

5. IMPROVING THE TESTING PROCESS

6. TEST TOOL AND AUTOMATION

7. PEOPLE SKILLS

PRACTICE TESTS