Agile Testing has a relatively short history, but it’s already made its mark in software testing and is only growing in relevance. Sign up for our ISTQB Agile Tester Extension certification exam to gain entry into this exciting new field. The examination goes over your practical training and up-to-date knowledge on how to work in an agile team and perform tests the agile way.
What are the entry criteria?
To be eligible to undertake the Agile Tester Foundation Extension certification exam, candidates must first hold the ISTQB® Foundation Certificate.
Agile Testers Know How to:
Work cooperatively in an agile team familiar with principles and 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 in test automation activities;
Help business stakeholders define understandable and testable user stories, requirements and acceptance criteria;
Work and share information with other team members
Certified Tester Foundation Level: Agile Testers are expected to possess the necessary skills to effectively work within an Agile team and environment.
Agile Tester Extension Exam Contents:
The Fundamentals of Agile Software Development
Aspects of Agile Approaches
The Difference between Traditional and Agile Approaches
Status of Testing in Agile Projects
Role and Skills of a Tester in an Agile Team
Agile Testing Methods
Assessing Quality Risks and Estimating Test Effort
Techniques in Agile Projects
Tools in Agile Projects
Agile Tester Extension Learning Objectives
Recall the basic concept of agile based on the Agile Manifesto
Understand the advantages of the whole-team approach
Understand the benefits of early and frequent feedback
Recall agile software development approaches
Write user stories in collaboration with development, business representative and product owner
Understand how retrospectives can be used as a mechanism for process improvement in agile projects
Understand the use and purpose of continuous integration
Know the differences between iteration and release planning, and how a tester adds value to each of activity
Describe the differences between testing activities in agile projects and non-agile projects
Describe how coding and testing activities are integrated in agile
Describe the role of independent testing in agile projects
Describe the basic set of work products used to communicate the status of testing in an agile project, including test progress and product quality
Describe the process of evolving tests across multiple iterations and explain why test automation is important to manage regression risk in agile projects
Understand the skills of a tester in an agile team
Understand the role of a tester within an agile team
Recall the concepts of test driven development, acceptance test driven development and behavior driven development
Recall the concepts of the test pyramid
Summarize the testing quadrants and their relationships with testing levels and testing types
For a given agile project, practice the role of a tester in Scrum team
Assess product quality risks within an agile project
Estimate testing effort based on iteration content and product quality risks
Interpret relevant information to support testing activities
Explain to business stakeholders how to define testable acceptance criteria
Given a user story, write acceptance test driven development test cases
Write test cases, for both functional and non-functional aspects, using black box test design techniques based on given user stories
Execute exploratory testing to support the testing of an agile project
Recall different tools available to testers according to their purpose and to the activities in agile projects
Agile Tester Extension Exam Structure
Similar to the Foundation Level Certification exam, Agile Tester Certification exams follow the 40-question, multiple-choice format. Questions have only one correct answer and in order to pass the exam, exam takers need a score of 65% and above. The exam’s duration is 60 minutes, extended by 25% for non-native speakers, i.e. 75 minutes.
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