ISTQB® Agile Tester Extension Foundation Level Certification

Programme Code D8A
Applications Development
Cloud Infrastructure
Learning Partner(s)
2 Days
Format Online
Test Planning & Management Performance Testing Functional Testing Infra App
Job Roles
ICT&SS Professional Quality Engineer Cloud Infrastructure Engineer Cloud Infrastructure Architect


Gain an advantage and learn about the required agile test activities, roles, methods, and methodologies specific to your role. The ISTQB Agile Tester Extension Foundation Level Certification is for ICT&SS Professionals working within Agile environments or if you are planning to start implementing Agile methods.

Programme Objectives
  • 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

Key Takeaways

At the end of this programme, you will be able to:
  • 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

Who Should Attend

  • Please refer to the job roles section.  
  • Any ICT&SS Professionals interested in Software Testing and/or Agile or in a Tester, Test Analyst, Test Engineer, Test Consultant, Test Manager, User Acceptance Tester or Software Developer role.  


You need to be certified in ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) or ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.

There are no prerequisites to attending the programme only for education and knowledge purposes.

What To Bring

Please bring a device to access the following applications:
  • Zoom ( as the programme participation platform
  • PDF reader for any documents provided

Programme Structure

This programme is delivered via Virtual Instructor-Led Training, covering the following topics:

Agile Software Development

  •  The Fundamentals of Agile Software Development
    • Basic concept of Agile software development based on the Agile Manifesto
    • Advantages of the whole-team approach
    • Benefits of early and frequent feedback
  • Aspects of Agile Approaches
    •  Agile software development approaches
    • User stories in collaboration with developers and business representatives
    • Use of retrospectives as a mechanism for process improvement in Agile projects
    • Use and purpose of continuous integration
    • Differences between iteration and release planning

Fundamental Agile Testing Principles, Practices and Processes

  • The Differences between Testing in Traditional and Agile Approaches
    • Differences between testing activities in Agile projects and non-Agile projects
    • Integration of development and testing activities in Agile projects
    • Role of independent testing in Agile projects
  • Status of Testing in Agile Projects
    • Tools and techniques used to communicate the test status, test progress and product quality in an Agile project
    • Process of evolving tests across multiple iterations and explain 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
    • Role of a tester within an Agile team

Agile Testing Methods, Techniques and Tools

  • Agile Testing Methods
    • Concepts of test-driven development, acceptance test-driven development, and behavior-driven development
    • Concepts of test pyramid
    • Testing quadrants and their relationships with testing levels and testing types
    • Role of a tester in a Scrum team
  • Assessing Quality Risks and Estimating Test Effort
    • Assess quality risks within an Agile project
    • Estimate testing effort based on iteration content and quality risks
  • Techniques in Agile Projects
    • Information for supporting testing activities
    • Define testable acceptance criteria
    • Acceptance test-driven development test cases
    • Test cases using black box test design techniques for both functional and non-functional behavior
    • Exploratory testing to support an Agile project
  • Tools in Agile Projects
    • Tools available to testers according to their purpose and to activities in Agile project

Training and Exam Duration

Training: 2 days
The programme material shall be issued on the first day of the course during registration.

Exam: 60 minutes duration

Exam Pattern

The ISTQB Agile Tester Extension Foundation Level Certification exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions that total to 40 marks.

The exam is closed-book, i.e. no materials are allowed to be used. The candidate must achieve at least 65% (26 out of 40) of the total score possible.

For Online Proctoring Exams
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    Full Fee

    Full programme fee


    9% GST on nett programme fee


    Total nett programme fee payable, including GSTS$719.40

    With effect from 1 Jan 2024

    This programme does not include the certification exam. If you are interested to take the certification exam after completing this programme, please email

    Upcoming Classes

    Class 1
    15 Aug 2024 to 16 Aug 2024 (Full Time)
    Duration: 2 days
    When: Aug - 15, 16
    Time : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Class 2
    28 Nov 2024 to 29 Nov 2024 (Full Time)
    Duration: 2 days
    Time : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    How To Register


    Step 1 Apply through your organisation's training request system.

    Step 2 Your organisation's training request system (or relevant HR staff) confirms your organisation's approval for you to take the programme.

    Your organisation will send registration information to the academy.

    Organisation HR L&D or equivalent staff can click here for details of the registration submission process.

    Step 3 GovTech Digital Academy will inform you whether you have been successful in enrolment.