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ISTQB Foundation Level Extension, Agile Tester

The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level Extension, Agile Tester course builds on the knowledge gained in the ISTQB Foundation Certificate. The course prepares delegates for a one-hour multiple choice exam, available at delegates’ convenience at a network of online test centres.

Learn the basics of software testing in an Agile environment and gain a certificate (subject to passing the exam) at the end of the course.

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

Courses can be arranged at your offices for group bookings of 4 or more delegates.

Please note that the ISTQB Foundation Certificate is a pre-requisite for this course.

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ISTQB Foundation Level Extension, Agile Tester

£750 per delegate ex VAT

The course is run over 2 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

  • Software Testers
  • Test Managers
  • User Acceptance Testers
  • Software Developers in Test
  • PLEASE NOTE: Attendees must already hold the ISTQB Foundation Certificate.

Exam Details

The exam for this course is to be taken at a Pearson Vue test centre, on a date that is arranged by the candidate. Prolifics Testing will provide a voucher for this service, which can be redeemed when booking your exam online. This voucher must be redeemed within a year of the issue date. For full details on the Pearson Vue exam process, please visit and register for an account. Once logged in, all the required information is available, including test centre locations, availability and iSQI terms and conditions.


  • Understand the fundamentals of Agile software development and the differences in testing in traditional, agile and hybrid methodologies
  • Gain an appreciation of roles and skills of testers in Agile projects
  • Be able to use Agile test techniques and methods
  • Assess product quality risks within Agile projects
  • Deliver accurate test estimates for iterations of work
  • Understand the use of tools in Agile, including open-source

"Always been impressed with Prolifics Testing, who are more than just a course delivery organisation by being an active consultancy for testing".

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Course Content & Agenda

This course is made up of 4 modules.

Module 1: Agile Software Development Artboard 1 copy 4

The Fundamentals of Agile Software Development

The basic concept of agile software development based on the Agile Manifesto

The advantages of a whole-team approach

Benefits of early and frequent feedback

Aspects of Agile Approaches

Agile software development approaches

How to write testable user stories in collaboration with developers and business representatives

How retrospectives can be used as a mechanism for process improvement in agile projects

The use and purpose of continuous integration

The differences between iteration and release planning

How a tester adds value in each of these activities

Module 2: Fundamental Agile Testing Principles, Practices and Processes Artboard 1 copy 4

The Differences between Testing in Traditional and Agile Approaches

The differences between testing activities in agile projects and non-agile projects

How development and testing activities are integrated in agile projects

The role of independent testing in agile projects

Status of Testing in Agile Projects

Tools and techniques used to communicate the status of testing in an agile project

Test progress and product quality

The process of evolving tests across multiple iterations

Why test automation is important to manage regression risk in agile projects

Role and Skills of a Tester in an Agile Team

Skills (people, domain, and testing) of a tester in an agile team

The role of a tester within an agile team

Module 3: Agile Testing Methods Artboard 1 copy 4

Agile Testing Methods

Concepts of test-driven development

Acceptance test-driven development

Behaviour-driven development

Concepts of the test pyramid

Assessing Quality Risks and Estimating Test Effort

How to assess quality risks within an agile project

How to estimate testing effort based on iteration content and quality risks

Module 4: Agile Test Techniques and Tools Artboard 1 copy 4

Techniques in Agile Projects

Interpreting relevant information to support testing activities

Explaining to business stakeholders how to define testable acceptance criteria

How to write acceptance test-driven development test cases when given a user story

How to write test cases using black box test design techniques based on given user stories for both functional and non-functional behaviour

How to perform explanatory testing to support the testing of an agile project

Tools in Agile Projects

Different tools available to testers according to their purpose and to activities in agile projects

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