This is the accredited release of my e-Learning course for the new ISTQB Advanced Security Tester Certification. You can take this course at your own pace. The access to materials never expires!
You will have access to the pre-recorded presentations, notes, exercises, sample exam questions, as well as a group weekly mentoring meeting each week with Randy Rice, chair of the ISTQB Advanced Security Tester Syllabus working party.
A demo is available, but requires a password to access the demo. To get access, just contact us at the "contact us" link below.
The price of this course does not include the exam fee of $200.
For a limited time, if you purchase an enrollment in the e-Learning course, you also get access to the online study group.
There are two pre-requisites to sit for the ISTQB Advanced Security Tester exam:
1. You must hold the CTFL or equivalent certification (ISEB)
2. You must have 3 or more years experience in software testing or a related field.
Here’s how it works:
We will meet weekly
for one hour in a web meeting format.
I will lead the meeting, but the
purpose is to answer your questions and provide additional insights to the
topics. We will cover sample exam questions. The exact day and time of the
meetings may vary, but my plan is to hold the meetings on Wednesday around
noon, Central time. There may be times when I either must reschedule or have a
There are 11
sessions, including the kick-off session.
Tentative start date is Thursday, March 2nd, with a goal end date of May 4th.
That may sound like a long time, but with e-Learning courses, most people take
several months to complete the advanced courses.(To see the schedule and topics, click on the "outline tab".
If you can’t attend a
meeting, that’s fine.
We will record each meeting so you will be able to
watch and listen later if you like. You can also send me your questions and
feedback by e-mail and I will be happy to respond. You also have phone access
to me to ask questions.
If you join after the
official start date, that’s fine too.
Each chapter of the syllabus stands
on its own. While it is optimal to start at Chapter 1, you can either catch-up
with the recorded modules, or “wrap around” in the next study group (provided
there is enough interest in a second group.)
You will have access
to all the e-Learning content I have produced to date.
narrated slide shows, course notes, exercises and solutions, as well as the
ISTQB sample exam questions.
As I continue to add
new content, you will have first access to it.
However, I expect that all
the content will be in place by the second week of the study group.
Each week, we will
focus on a chapter in the syllabus.
In two chapters, there will be two
weeks each, due to the amount of materials. The time required to view the
pre-recorded lessons will be about 2 hours per week. The exercises will require
another 1.5 to 2 hours.
You will have access
to other attendees to get their thoughts as well.
The group and course are
housed in my e-Learning Management System with forums so you can freely post
ideas and questions.
You will get personal
attention and mentoring from me.
I expect this group will be 12 – 15 people
or fewer people in size.
After the group ends,
you still have access to the e-Learning course.
This is helpful for review
before you sit for the exam.
You have direct
access to the person who chaired the development of the syllabus.
provide context and input that is not in the syllabus or the course. And I can
answer your “why” questions.
At any time you feel
the group is too much for you to handle time-wise, you always have the option
to continue on your own through the e-Learning modules.
You still have
access to me to ask any questions. In fact, you can still attend the weekly
sessions. However, without doing with weekly preparation, you may feel a little
Questions? Contact Randy at the "Contact Us" link below.