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BCS TM12 Exam

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level- Test Manager

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Exam Name ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level- Test Manager
Exam Code TM12
Actual Exam Duration 180 minutes
Expected no. of Questions in Actual Exam 65
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BCS TM12 Exam Topics :

Section Weight Objectives
1. Testing Process 1.2 Test Planning, Monitoring and Control
    TM-1.2.1 (K4) Analyze the test needs for a system in order to plan test activities and work products that will achieve the test objectives  
1.3 Test Analysis
    TM-1.3.1 (K3)  Use  traceability  to  check  completeness  and  consistency  of  defined  test  conditions with respect to the test objectives, test strategy, and test plan  
    TM-1.3.2 (K2) Explain the factors that might affect the level of detail at which test conditions may be specified  and  the  advantages  and  disadvantages  for  specifying  test  conditions  at  a detailed level   
1.4 Test Design
    TM-1.4.1 (K3) Use traceability to check completeness and consistency of designed test cases with respect to the defined test conditions  
1.5 Test Implementation  
    TM-1.5.1 (K3) Use risks, prioritization, test environment and data dependencies, and constraints to develop  a  test  execution  schedule  which  is  complete  and  consistent  with  respect  to  the test objectives, test strategy, and test plan
1.6 Test Execution  
    TM-1.6.1 (K3)  Use  traceability  to  monitor  test  progress  for  completeness  and  consistency  with  the test objectives, test strategy, and test plan  
1.7 Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
    TM-1.7.1 (K2)  Explain  the  importance  of  accurate  and  timely  information  collection  during  the  test process to support accurate reporting and evaluation against exit criteria  
1.8 Test Closure Activities
    TM-1.8.1 (K2) Summarize the four groups of test closure activities
    TM-1.8.2 (K3)  Implement  a  project  retrospective  to  evaluate  processes  and  discover  areas  to improve
2. Test Management 2.2 Test Management in Context
    TM-2.2.1 (K4)  Analyze  the  stakeholders,  circumstances,  and  needs  of  a  software  project  or program, including the software development lifecycle model, and identify the optimal test activities
    TM-2.2.2 (K2)  Understand  how  software  development  lifecycle  activities  and  work  products  affect testing, and how testing affects software development lifecycle activities and work products  
    TM-2.2.3 (K2)  Explain  ways  to  manage  the  test  management  issues  associated  with  experience-based testing and non-functional testing  
2.3 Risk-Based Testing and Other Approaches for Test Prioritization and Effort Allocation
    TM-2.3.1 (K2) Explain the different ways that risk-based testing responds to risks
    TM-2.3.2 (K2) Explain, giving examples, different techniques for product risk analysis  
    TM-2.3.3 (K4)  Analyze,  identify,  and  assess  product  quality  risks,  summarizing  the  risks  and  their assessed level of risk based on key project stakeholder perspectives
    TM-2.3.4 (K2) Describe how identified product quality risks  can be mitigated and managed, appropriate to their assessed level of risk, throughout the lifecycle and the test process   
    TM-2.3.5 (K2)  Give  examples  of  different  options  for  test  selection,  test  prioritization  and  effort allocation  
2.4 Test Documentation and Other Work Products
    TM-2.4.1 (K4)  Analyze  given  samples  of  test  policies  and  test  strategies,  and  create  master  test plans, level test plans, and other test work products that are complete and consistent with these documents
    TM-2.4.2 (K4)  For  a  given  project,  analyze  project  risks  and  select  appropriate  risk  management options (i.e., mitigation, contingency, transference, and/or acceptance)
    TM-2.4.3 (K2) Describe, giving examples, how test strategies affect test activities
    TM-2.4.4 (K3)  Define  documentation  norms  and  templates  for  test  work  products  that  will  fit organization,  lifecycle,  and  project  needs,  adapting  available  templates  from  standards bodies where applicable
2.5 Test Estimation
     TM-2.5.1 (K3)  For  a  given  project,  create  an  estimate  for  all  test  process  activities,  using  all applicable estimation techniques
    TM-2.5.2 (K2) Understand and give examples of factors which may influence test estimates
2.6 Defining and Using Test Metrics
    TM-2.6.1 (K2) Describe and compare typical testing related metrics
    TM-2.6.2 (K2) Compare the different dimensions of test progress monitoring
    TM-2.6.3 (K4)  Analyze  and  report  test  results  in  terms  of  the  residual  risk,  defect  status,  test execution status, test coverage status, and confidence to provide insight and recommendations that enable project stakeholders to make release decisions
2.7 Business Value of Testing
TM-2.7.1 (K2) Give examples for each of the four categories determining the cost of quality
TM-2.7.2 (K3)  Estimate  the  value  of  testing  based  on  cost  of  quality,  along  with  other  quantitative and qualitative considerations, and communicate the estimated value to testing stakeholders  
2.8 Distributed, Outsourced, and Insourced Testing
    TM-2.8.1 (K2)  Understand  the  factors  required  for  successful  use  of  distributed,  outsourced,  and insourced test team staffing strategies  
2.9 Managing the Application of Industry Standards
    TM-2.9.1 (K2) Summarize sources and uses of standards for software testing

3. Reviews 3.2 Management Reviews and Audits
    TM-3.2.1 (K2) Understand the key characteristics of management reviews and audits
3.3 Managing Reviews
    TM-3.3.1  (K4)  Analyze  a  project  to  select  the  appropriate  review  type  and  to  define  a  plan  for conducting reviews, in order to ensure proper execution, follow up, and accountability  
    TM-3.3.2  (K2) Understand the factors, skills, and time required for participation in reviews
3.4 Metrics for Reviews
    TM-3.4.1  (K3) Define process and product metrics to be used in reviews
3.5 Managing Formal Reviews
    TM-3.5.1  (K2) Explain, using examples, the characteristics of a formal review
4. Defect Management 4.2 The Defect Lifecycle and the Software Development Lifecycle    
    TM-4.2.1 (K3)  Develop  a  defect  management  process  for  a  testing  organization,  including  the defect  report  workflow,  that  can  be  used  to  monitor  and  control  a  project’s  defects throughout the testing lifecycle  TM-4.2.2 (K2) Explain the process and participants required for effective defect management.
4.3 Defect Report Information
    TM-4.3.1 (K3) Define the data and classification information that should be gathered during the defect management process
4.4 Assessing Process Capability with Defect Report Information
    TM-4.4.1 (K2) Explain how defect report statistics can be used to evaluate the process capability of the testing and software development processes
5. Improving the Testing Process 5.2 Test Improvement Process
    TM-5.2.1 (K2) Explain, using examples, why it is important to improve the test process
5.3 Improving the Test Process
    TM-5.3.1 (K3) Define a test process improvement plan using the IDEAL model  
5.4 Improving the Test Process with TMMi
    TM-5.4.1 (K2) Summarize the background, scope and objectives of the TMMi test process improvement model
5.5 Improving the Test Process with TPI Next
    TM-5.5.1 (K2)  Summarize  the  background,  scope  and  objectives  of  the  TPI  Next  test  process improvement model
5.6 Improving the Test Process with CTP  
    TM-5.6.1 (K2) Summarize the background, scope and objectives of the CTP test process improvement model
5.7 Improving the Test Process with STEP
    TM-5.7.1 (K2) Summarize the background, scope and objectives of the STEP test process improvement model
6. Test Tools and Automation 6.2 Tool Selection
    TM-6.2.1 (K2) Describe management issues when selecting an open-source tool
    TM-6.2.2 (K2) Describe management issues when deciding on a custom tool
    TM-6.2.3 (K4)  Assess  a  given  situation  in  order  to  devise  a  plan  for  tool  selection,  including  risks, costs and benefits
6.3 Tool Lifecycle
    TM-6.3.1 (K2) Explain the different phases in the lifecycle of a tool  
6.4 Tool Metrics
    TM-6.4.1 (K2) Describe how metric collection and evaluation can be improved by using tools

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