ISTQB® Certified Tester – Advanced Level: Security Tester

ISTQB® Certified Tester – Advanced Level: Security Tester

A 4 day course including the examination


In today’s online world, organisations are vulnerable. As more and more services become connected and available, the security risk increases. For example, in 2016 upwards of 3.5 billion records were stolen from organisations.

However, security is not just securing the technology. It encompasses the people within an organisation and the processes they follow. It covers physical security, social engineering, tools and techniques and, importantly, an understanding of the ‘mindset’ of malicious users.

The ISTQB Advanced Level Security Tester provides attendees with a range of security testing tools, techniques and processes, built on the experience of the Expleo Group Security Testing team. You might even learn to pick a lock or two…

Who should attend

Requirements Engineers, Functional Testers, Test Managers, Developers, Test Automation Specialists, Performance Test Specialists, Test Environment Specialists, Security Testing Specialists and anyone else wishing to take the Advanced Level Security Tester Exam.


To be able to obtain an Advanced Level Security Tester certification, candidates must hold the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level qualification (or ISEB equivalent). You need to have at least 3 years of practical experience in the software testing field. A basic understanding of security testing concepts would be an advantage.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, attendees will be fully prepared to take the ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Security Tester examination.

Related Certifications

Recommended Follow-on courses

After completing the course, attendees may consider taking one or all of the other ISTQB Advanced Level courses:

Course Outline

The 4 day course follows the ISTQB Advanced Level Security Tester syllabus and covers the following:

The Basis of Security Testing

Security Testing Purposes, Goals and Strategies

Security Testing Processes

Security Testing Throughout the Software Lifecycle

Testing Security Mechanisms

Human Factors in Security Testing

Security Test Evaluation and Reporting

Security Testing Tools

Standards and Industry Trends

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