ISTQB® Foundation Extension Agile Tester 

Certificación: ISTQB Foundation Extension Agile Tester 

Acreditador: iSQI 

Duración: 2 días 

Idioma del material: Inglés 

Formato: Presencial, on-line


Agile testing is a relatively new approach to software testing that follows the principles of agile software development as outlined in the Agile Manifesto. A tester on an Agile project will work differently than one working on a traditional project. Testers must understand the values and principles that underpin Agile projects, and how testers are an integral part of a whole-team approach together with developers and business representatives.

The Agile Extension will give the tester the knowledge to be part of agile testing teams and achieve high performance.


The target professionals are:

  • Testers experienced with traditional SDLCs
  • Entry-level testers with an interest in agile testing
  • Experienced developers with a lot to a little knowledge of testing who work in agile projects
  • Roles include testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, software developers
  • The ISTQB® Foundation certificate is a prerequisite.


Certified agile testers should be able to demonstrate their skills in the following areas:

  • The Fundamentals of Agile Software Development
  • The different agile approaches
  • The Differences between Testing in Traditional and Agile Approaches
  • Testing in Agile Projects
  • Roles and skills of a tester in Agile Projects
  • Agile testing techniques and methods
  • Assess product quality risks within an Agile project
  • Estimate testing effort based on iteration content and quality risks
  • Tools in Agile Projects

Beneficios a obtener:

  • Collaborate in a cross-functional Agile team being familiar with principles and basic 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 the Agile team in test automation activities.
  • Assist business stakeholders in defining understandable and testable user stories, scenarios, requirements and acceptance criteria as appropriate.
  • Work and share information with other team members using effective communication styles and channels.


  • To be eligible to undertake the Agile Tester Foundation Extension certification exam, candidates must first hold the ISTQB® Foundation Certificate.

Cursos relacionados:

The Agile Extension currently does not have any follow-up module.                     

However, as holders of the Foundation certificate, candidates are eligible to continue on to higher level software testing qualifications, certifying themselves at Advanced level, and then at the Expert level

Material del curso:

You will receive the following as part of this course:

  • Presentations
  • Instructor Guide
  • Participant Handbook
  • eBooks  


  • Exam Format: closed-book format. Paper-Based or Online.
  • Questions: 40 multiple choice questions.
  • Passing Score:  65%
  • Exam Duration: 60 minutes. 15 minutes extra time for non-native English speakers
  • Proctoring: Live

Requisitos técnicos:

For eBooks:

  • Internet is required only for downloading the eBook. The eBooks can be read offline.
  • Available on: Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, SmartPhone, eReader.
  • Recommended PDF reader: Adobe Reader.
  • Instructions for download are available here.



1. Agile Software Development

  • The Fundamentals of Agile Software Development
  • Aspects of Agile Approaches

2. Fundamental Agile Testing Principles, Practices and Processes

  • Differences in Testing in Traditional and Agile Approaches
  • Status of Testing in Agile Projects
  • Role and Skills of a Tester in an Agile Team

3. Agile Testing Methods, Techniques and Tools

  • Agile Testing Methods
  • Assessing Quality Risks and Estimating Test Effort
  • Techniques in Agile Projects
  • Tools in Agile Projects 
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