Certified Agile Tester (CAT)

More and more organizations are switching from the traditional waterfall-model to agile development methods (XP, RUP, DSDM, Scrum, etc.), often successfully. Testers are expected to test their knowledge and skills to apply in an agile environment. In addition, they get to deal with typical agile practices such as iterative development, time boxing, stand-up meetings, continuous integration, test driven development and early validation.

But what does this mean for the test approach? To what extent their practices and knowledge (TMap, ISTQB) still apply? In practice, this knowledge is just a very good basis. But how do you apply these test methods and techniques in an agile environment? That translation requires a clear insight into the background and objectives of agile development. What demands an agile environment to the test approach, to the knowledge and above all to the skills of the test professional?



Certified Agile Tester (CAT)


Certified Agile Tester (CAT)

Course Objectives

After this course, the participants:

  • have in-depth knowledge of the principles of the agile approach to software development
  • know the difference between the roles of testers in agile and non-agile projects
  • can make a positive contribution as agile team-member focused on testing
  • have knowledge of the problems and challenges of the activities within an agile team, not directly related to testing
  • understand the soft skills required to successfully operate within an agile team

The course prepares participants for the exam Certified Agile Tester which is taken on the last day.

Typical Audience

The course is aimed at those who in the practice in any way are involved in software testing and to gain a better insight into its applicability in an agile context The course is recommended for:

  • Testers, test coordinators and test managers who work or will work in agile projects;
  • People who are already involved in agile projects and want to increase their effectiveness;
  • Anyone interested in testing activities within agile projects such as managers, SCRUM masters and developers

Course Prerequisites

An ISTQB Certificate in Software Testing at Foundation Level is recommended.

Course Delivery

The course lasts five days. The emphasis is on building knowledge and skills to a practical application. Practicing the Scrum team approach is an important part of the course. The course is therefore designed as a sprint. On the last day of the training, the examination is conducted by iSQI. The exam consists of some open questions in order to test the theoretical knowledge and a practical component to test the skills of the candidate. The course and the exam are offered to you in cooperation with our partner Improve QS.

Course Venue

The course duration is 5 days.

This course can be given at the client’s site or at CTG.

Course Administration


€ 1.850/5 days. All prices are exclusive of the exam fee, which is subject to change. At the time of publishing the exam fee is € 400 per person. All prices are VAT excluded; course material, lunch and beverages are included.


  • By Participant : If a subscribed course participant is replaced by another participant or if the public course is postponed to a later date no cancellation costs apply. A participant or a group that fails to attend, or that cancels a course without at least 15 working days written notice prior to the course start, is liable for the full subscription cost.
  • By CTG: CTG reserves the right to cancel a course at any time.

Course Logistics

All classroom courses begin promptly at 9 am and are scheduled until 5 pm. All courses are organised at the CTG premises in Diegem (Belgium). All courses can be given at the client site and are available for groups as well. Please contact us if you wish further information. The standard language of each course is English.

* Prices subject to VAT

Course Outlines

  • Daily SCRUM
  • Soft skills assessment
  • History and Terminology
  • Agile manifesto
  • Principles and methods
  • Daily SCRUM
  • Soft skills assessment
  • Planning
  • Requirements
  • Budgeting
  • Strategy
  • Daily SCRUM
  • Soft skills assessment
  • Context of the Developer
  • Testing and Retrospectives
  • Daily SCRUM
  • Soft skills assessment
  • Test Driven Development
  • Test Automation
  • Non-Functional Testing
  • Daily SCRUM
  • Soft skills assessment
  • Practical part
  • Written theoretical part

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