iSQI Certified Agile Tester Dublin

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iSQI's CAT (Certified Agile Tester®)

CAT is the world’s first practical Agile Testing certification, designed to enable those with testing experience to become effective members of an Agile project. Internationally recognized, CAT provides structure and discipline as well as a common language and methods, ensuring global best practice is followed in Agile projects. Continual activities throughout the course allow participants to put into practice the theory learnt. This certification is designed for Test Practitioners wanting to enhance their effectiveness in performing testing activities in Agile projects, as well as Managers, Scrum Masters, Developers or anyone moving to Agile.

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We are well aware that many agile practitioners shy away from standardized training and exams as they seem to be opposing the agile philosophy. However, agile projects are no free agents; they need structure and discipline as well as a common language and methods. Since the individuals in a team are the key element of agile projects, they heavily rely on a consensus on their daily work methods to be successful. The long and careful process of developing a certification framework that is agile and not static considered these factors. The exam to certify the tester also had to capture the essential skills for agile cooperation. Clearly no simple multiple-choice test would be able to show the examinee’s soft skills. Hence, a whole new approach was developed together with the experienced input of a number of renowned industry partners: To become a Certified Agile Tester® you have to succeed in three different ways:

  • A soft skills assessment on the capacity for teamwork
  • An exam, which requires free answering - no multiple-choice questions
  • A practical section where the examinee’s testing skills are put to the test


This course requires a general understanding of test design, processes and terminology. It is designed for:

  • Experienced Testers wanting to become valuable members of an Agile team.
  • Test Managers, SCRUM Masters and Developers wanting a better understanding of testing’s role in an Agile project.
  • Testers wanting to accredit their Agile skills for recognition among employers, clients and peers.


The iSQI Certified Agile Tester (CAT) Course is aimed at testers who are moving into agile projects as-well-as individuals, who are currently working in agile testing and want to improve their effectiveness.

If you are interested in this course, ideally you should be familiar with the following topics;

  • Test Design – EP / BVA / State Transition / Decision Tables / Exploratory
  • Basic Test Terminology
  • Differences between functional and non-functional testing, including the basic concepts of performance and usability testing
  • Performing all the activities associated with the fundamental test process

Business Outcomes

  1. Understand the principles behind the Agile approach to software development.
  2. Differentiate between the testing role in Agile projects compared with the role of testers in traditional projects.
  3. Contribute positively as an Agile team member focused on testing.
  4. Appreciate the challenges and difficulties associated with the non-testing activities performed in an Agile team, expanding your competencies to support the team’s accountability for quality.
  5. Demonstrate a range of soft skills required by effective Agile team members

Your benefits at a glance

  1. Globally recognized qualification
  2. Learn the most up-to-date methodology
  3. Deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness to your team
  4. Learn through best practices and real examples
  5. Consistently high pass rates
  6. Learn with trainers who have proven track records
  7. Flexible delivery with online learning options
  8. Train with the world’s leading independent specialist in Software Quality

Course outline

The Certified Agile Tester® course covers four days of training leading to a practical assessment and formal written exam on the 5th day. All days include a daily SCRUM and soft skills assessment.

Day 1: History and Terminology: Agile Manifesto, Principles and Methods



Problems with traditional

Agile manifesto & principles

Agile methods

Agile process option


Intro to agile exercise

Sample questions

Day 2: Planning

Requirements & specifications

Iteration 0

Release planning

Task board

Test strategy


Iteration planning

Burndown charts

Sprint practice exercise

Sample questions

Day3: Testing

Continuous integration

Version management


Acceptance criteria

Regression testing

Defect management

Testing exercises

Sample questions

Day 4: Teams

Test automation

Non functional testing

Debt & technical testing

Test driven development


Agile for large projects

Summary testing exercises

Sample questions

Day 5: Assessment

Practical assessment

Written exam revision

Written exam


This workshop includes a 3 tier assessment for certifying participants.

A soft skills assessment on capacity for teamwork (during the 4 training days)

A practical section where the examinee’s testing skills are put to the test (120 minutes)

An open questions exam to demonstrate profound theoretical knowledge (150 minutes)


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Cancellations & Refunds

Substitutions are accepted at any time.

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel this event if there are insufficient registrations or if presenters are unable to attend due to illness. If necessary, you will be notified no later than 5 days prior to the event and all registration payments will be refunded promptly. We will not be responsible for any other costs incurred.

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