ISTQB® Agile Tester Extension Foundation Level Certification



Duration 2 days
Course Time 9.00am - 5.00pm
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This course is delivered by Processworks.

The ISTQB - Agile Tester Extension Foundation Level Certification is for professionals working within Agile environments. It is also for professionals who are planning to start implementing Agile methods soon or are working within companies that plan to do so.

The certification provides an advantage for those who would like to know the required Agile Test activities, roles, methods, and methodologies specific to their role.

Course 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

Key Takeaways

At the end of this course, the participants 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

Who Should Attend

This course is for Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Test Managers, User Acceptance Testers, and Software Developers and anyone interested in Software Testing and/or Agile.


A candidate aspiring to take the ISTQB - Agile Tester Extension Foundation Level Certification is required to be certified in ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) or ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.

There are no pre-requisites to attending the course only for education and knowledge purposes.

Training and Exam Duration

Training: 2 days
The course 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.

ICT and SS Competency Framework

ICT and SS Competency Framework

As part of the ICTCF, this course falls under the Apps Development and ICT Infrastructure  functional cluster and tagged to the following competencies:
  • Apps Development: Functional Testing
  • Apps Development: Performance Testing
  • Apps Development: Test Planning & Management
  • ICT Infrastructure: Infrastructure Application Design & Management
The course is mapped to the following job roles:
  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Infrastructure Architect
  • Quality Engineer

Course Structure

Course Structure

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

Agile Software Development

1.1 The Fundamentals of Agile Software Development

1.1.1 Basic concept of Agile software development based on the Agile Manifesto

1.1.2 Advantages of the whole-team approach

1.1.3 Benefits of early and frequent feedback

1.2 Aspects of Agile Approaches

1.2.1 Agile software development approaches

1.2.2 User stories in collaboration with developers and business representatives

1.2.3 Use of retrospectives as a mechanism for process improvement in Agile projects

1.2.4 Use and purpose of continuous integration

1.2.5 Differences between iteration and release planning

Fundamental Agile Testing Principles, Practices and Processes

2.1 The Differences between Testing in Traditional and Agile Approaches

2.1.1 Differences between testing activities in Agile projects and non-Agile projects

2.1.2 Integration of development and testing activities in Agile projects

2.1.3 Role of independent testing in Agile projects

2.2 Status of Testing in Agile Projects

2.2.1 Tools and techniques used to communicate the test status, test progress and product quality in an Agile project

2.2.2 Process of evolving tests across multiple iterations and explain why test automation is important to manage regression risk in Agile projects

2.3 Role and Skills of a Tester in an Agile Team

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

2.3.2 Role of a tester within an Agile team

Agile Testing Methods, Techniques and Tools
3.1 Agile Testing Methods

3.1.1 Concepts of test-driven development, acceptance test-driven development, and behavior-driven development

3.1.2 Concepts of test pyramid

3.1.3 Testing quadrants and their relationships with testing levels and testing types

3.1.4 Role of a tester in a Scrum team

3.2 Assessing Quality Risks and Estimating Test Effort

3.2.1 Assess quality risks within an Agile project

3.2.2 Estimate testing effort based on iteration content and quality risks

3.3 Techniques in Agile Projects

3.3.1 Information for supporting testing activities

3.3.2 Define testable acceptance criteria

3.3.3 Acceptance test-driven development test cases

3.3.4 Test cases using black box test design techniques for both functional and non-functional behavior

3.3.5 Exploratory testing to support an Agile project

3.4 Tools in Agile Projects

3.4.1 Tools available to testers according to their purpose and to activities in Agile projects

What You Need
The devices being used by the attendee should be able to access the below applications:

For Course Participation:

  • Zoom ( as the course participation platform.
  • to access the course notes.
  • PDF reader for any documents provided.

For Online Proctoring Exams

  • Sentinel Secure. Click HERE for details.





Full Fee

Full course fee


7% GST on nett course fee


Total nett course fee payable, including GST S$642

This course does not include the certification exam. Participants who are interested to take the certification exam after completing this course, please email

Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Classes

Class 1

Duration: 2 days

12 Jan 2023 to 13 Jan 2023 (Full Time)

When :
12, 13

Time : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

How To Register

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 course.

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 The Digital Academy will inform you whether you have been successful in enrolment.