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ISTQB Agile Tester Foundation Extension

This course is the perfect starting place for a career in software testing.



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3 months
ISTQB Certified Tester – Foundation Level Extension, Agile Tester
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Software Testing is a vital step in the software development process. This fully accredited online training course intends to prepare you to perform Software Testing according to the Agile principles. Agile Testing is based on the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, which defines the values and principles which make Agile a successful framework for software development.

The Agile approach to software testing consists of an adaptive stance to planning and a flexible approach to handling change. Agile also prioritises evolutionary development, early delivery and continual improvement – which all contribute to creating the best possible product.

A Software Tester is tasked with seeking out as many errors or faults within applications and software as possible until the product can be said to be bug-free. This is done by stress testing all software, using either manual testing or coded automated testing.


ISTQB Certified Tester – Foundation Level Extension, Agile Tester


In this Agile Software Testing online course, you will learn about the foundational principles, practices and processes that define the Agile approach, as well as the tools and techniques that Agile Testers utilise. You will also learn how to integrate yourself into an Agile team and contribute effectively to that team and how an Agile project may differ from a traditional project.

It is becoming more imperative for Software Testers to be Agile certified, as Agile is being adopted by more and more organisations in the software development industry. And no wonder – Agile has proven itself as a thoroughly effective method by which to perform software testing activities, as well as creating a more productive working environment. Once you have gained the internationally recognised certification associated with this course, you will be able to take on a more prominent role on your testing team – as well as qualifying for respectable roles as a newcomer to Software Testing.

Remember that you will need to hold BCS’s Certified Tester certification before you can take this extension.

What you will learn

  • An overview of Agile approaches
  • Techniques and tools used in Agile projects
  • The role of a Software Tester within an Agile team
  • The fundamentals of Agile software development


Module 1: Agile Software Development

  • 1.1 Agile Software Development Fundamentals
  • 1.2 Different Agile Approaches

Module 2: Fundamentals of Agile Testing Principles, Practices and Processes

  • 2.1 Comparing Traditional Methods to Agile approaches
  • 2.2 Status of Testing in Agile Projects
  • 2.3 Tester’s Role and Skills in the Agile team

Module 3: Agile Testing Methods, Techniques and Tools

  • 3.1 Assessing Quality Risks
  • 3.2 Estimating Test Effort
  • 3.3 Techniques and Tools for Agile projects

Who is this course for?

This course is recommended to anyone looking to apply an Agile approach to Software Testing, who has some existing knowledge of software testing.


In order to take this course, you must have completed the ISTQB BCS Certified Tester Foundation course and gained its certificate.

Career path

  • Agile Manual Tester
  • Agile Test Analyst
  • Agile Tester
  • Agile Software Development
  • Agile Scrum Master
  • Agile Test Manager

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PD asked:

Hi, I hold a ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level certification from ITB not BCS. Does it make a difference ? Can I take this course still ?


Yes, this is a BCS extension course for the ISTQB Foundation.

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Prasad asked:

Hi, once i complete this course will i be awarded certification or do i need to complete my certification exam separately by paying separate. Prasad.M


You will need to pay for the official exam through the BCS

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Emil asked:

How much does the exam cost? Thanks


You will need to contact the BCS for this information

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