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ISTQB Advanced Security Tester

This course is accredited by the ISTQB. A 4 day course containing lectures, exercises, and practical work, followed by an exam.

Our trainers are experienced testing practitioners with many years of software testing experience, to relate to candidates in order to enhance the learning process.

Looking to train four or more delegates? We can run the course at your offices, over four days, or for less experienced groups, over five days – allowing extra time for practical exercises and discussion.

Please note: Our credit and debit card payment provider is experiencing problems. Please use the Purchase Order payment option to secure your places on the course - one of the team will contact you ASAP to arrange payment by BACS. Thank you.

ISTQB Advanced Security Tester

£1,250 per delegate ex VAT

The course is run over 4 days and includes all course materials. Lunch and refreshments are provided for some onsite courses. Please check course details for further information.

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Who should attend

  • Technical Testers.
  • Security Testers.
  • Security Coordinators and Managers.
  • Testers
  • Test Managers.

Exam Details

A two-hour exam consisting of 45 questions. Candidates must achieve a grade of 60% to successfully pass the exam.


  • Ensure quality assurance measures are in place for IT systems.
  • Understand the best-practices in security testing.

"Your trainers have been approachable and clearly show a wealth of testing experience and knowledge in their given ."

Test Analyst, Electronic Engineering

Course Content & Agenda

The course consists of nine modules, spread over four days.

Chapter 1 - The Basis of Security Testing Artboard 1 copy 4

Security Risks

Information Security Policies and Procedures

Security Auditing and Its Role in Security Testing

Chapter 2 - Security Testing Purposes, Goals and Strategies Artboard 1 copy 4


The Purpose of Security Testing

The Organizational Context

Security Testing Objectives

The Scope and Coverage of Security Testing Objectives

Security Testing Approaches

Improving the Security Testing Practices

Chapter 3 - Security Testing Processes Artboard 1 copy 4

Test Process Definition

Test Planning

Test Design

Test Execution

Test Evaluation

Test Maintenance

Chapter 4 - Security Testing Throughout the Software Lifecycle Artboard 1 copy 4

Role of Security Testing in a Software Lifecycle

The Role of Security Testing in Requirements

The Role of Security Testing in Design

The Role of Security Testing in Implementation Activities

The Role of Security Testing in System and Acceptance Test Activities

The Role of Security Testing in Maintenance

Chapter 5 - Testing Security Mechanisms Artboard 1 copy 4

System Hardening

Authentication and Authorization


Firewalls and Network Zones

Intrusion Detection

Malware Scanning

Data Obfuscation


Chapter 6 - Human Factors in Security Testing Artboard 1 copy 4

Understanding Attackers

Social Engineering

Security Awareness

Chapter 7 - Security Test Evaluation and Reporting Artboard 1 copy 4

Security Test Evaluation

Security Test Reporting

Chapter 8 - Security Testing Tools Artboard 1 copy 4

Types and Purposes of Security Testing Tools

Tool Selection

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