ISTQB® Agile Tester

This training is an extension to the ISTQB® Foundation Level course. Policies and specificities of software testing in agile projects are topics of this training.

The training teaches differences between agile and non-agile projects and the usual ways of agile implementation. Topics like agile organisation and their principles, practices and processes as well as the position and role of the tester are part of the training.


The training is based on the official ISTQB® Agile Tester syllabus with mainly the following contents:

Agile Software Development:

  • Agile Manifesto
  • User stories
  • Retrospectives
  • Continuous integration

Fundamental Agile Testing Principles, Practices and Processes:

  • Differences between agile and non-agile projects
  • Integration of testing activities in agile projects
  • Role of test activities in agile projects
  • Role of the tester in the agile project team

Agile Testing Methods, Techniques and Tools:

  • Concepts such as test-driven development, acceptance test-driven development, etc.
  • Test pyramid and testing quadrants
  • Assessment of quality risks
  • Development of test-driven test cases
  • Exploratory testing


Participants will be provided with a set of training material including a folder with hard copies of slides, exercises, syllabus and sample exam.

Target Audience

Test Managers, Testers and Developers, Business Analysts and Requirement Engineers who are involved or will be involved in agile projects.


ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level Certificate.

Basic knowledge about agile practices (e.g. under is helpful.


The training ends with a one-hour exam to obtain the "ISTQB® Agile Tester" certification.

In Switzerland the certification body is the Swiss Association for Quality (SAQ), in Europe the Software Quality Institute (iSQI).


The participation fee for the training is 1.950,00 CHF plus VAT.

In Germany additional examination fees of 200,00 € plus VAT are invoiced. In Switzerland these fees are included in the training fees.


The training fee includes the training material and lunch during the training.

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