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Our ISTQB® Advanced Security Tester training course will teach you about the following:

  • Human lapses
  • Malicious insiders
  • Malicious outsiders
  • Lack of adequate defences and testing of the defences that are in place
  • Defective software in general
  • A limited view of security and testing
  • Placing too much trust in technology
  • Security is an afterthought in most development projects
  • Lack of awareness at the executive level. Everybody knows cybersecurity is a problem, but very few people know how to deal with the risks and challenges.

Topics Module 1 - The Basis of Security Testing

  • Security Risks
  • Information Security Policies and Procedures
  • Security Auditing and Its Role in Security Testing

Module 2 - Security Testing Purposes, Goals and Strategies

  • Introduction
  • The Purpose of Security Testing
  • The Organisational Context
  • Security Testing Objectives
  • The Scope and Coverage of Security Testing Objectives.
  • Security Testing Approaches
  • Improving the Security Testing Practices
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Module 3 - Security Testing Processes

  • Security Test Process Definition
  • Security Test Planning
  • Security Test Design
  • Security Test Execution
  • Security Test Evaluation
  • Security Test Maintenance

Module 4 - Security Testing Throughout the Software Lifecycle

  • Role of Security Testing in a Software Lifecycle
  • The Role of Security Testing in Requirements
  • The Role of Security Testing in Design
  • The Role of Security Testing in Implementation Activities
  • The Role of Security Testing in System and Acceptance Test Activities
  • The Role of Security Testing in Maintenance

Module 5 - Testing Security Mechanisms

  • System Hardening
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Encryption
  • Firewalls and Network Zones
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Malware Scanning
  • Data Obfuscation
  • Training

Module 6 - Human Factors in Security Testing

  • Understanding the Attackers
  • Social Engineering
  • Security Awareness

Module 7 - Security Test Evaluation and Reporting

  • Security Test Evaluation
  • Security Test Reporting

Module 8 - Security Testing Tools

  • Types and Purposes of Security Testing Tools
  • Tool Selection

Module 9 - Standards and Industry Trends

  • Understanding Security Testing Standards
  • Applying Security Standards
  • Industry Trends

Our ISTQB Advanced Security course is for Technical Testers, Security Testers, Security Co-ordinators and Managers, plus testers and test managers who are serious about including security aspects into their test plans or who want to specialise.

Our ISTQB® Advanced Security Tester training course includes the following:

  • Full Course Materials
  • ISTQB® Advanced Security Tester Exam

You must hold the ISTQB® Foundation certificate to attend our ISTQB® Advanced Security Tester training course. It is also recommended that you have at least three-years testing experience

There is no recommended reading associated with our ISTQB® Advanced Security Tester training course.

ISTQB® Advanced Security Tester Examination:

To qualify as an internationally-recognised Certified Advanced Level Security Tester and be issued with an ISTQB® Advanced Level Certificate, you must successfully pass the exam administered by the relevant National Board / Examination Provider.

The 2-hour exam contains 45 questions, of which 60% must be answered correctly for a pass to and certificate to be awarded.

We will issue Pearson VUE exam voucher after the course and you can use this to sit your exam at a local test centre.

An exam consisting of 40 multiple choice questions is sat over an hour at the end of the course and (25% extra time is available for non-native speakers or those who primary business language is not English). You are awarded a pass if they answer 65% of the questions correctly.

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ISTQB® Advanced Security Tester Certificate

Founded in 2002, ISTQB® (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) is a not-for-profit association comprising 47 national boards (including the UKTB) covering 71 countries worldwide.

ISTQB® has defined the Advanced certification as part of their ‘Certified Tester’ scheme that, with over 240,000 certifications, has become the de-facto worldwide standard for software testing qualifications.

ISTQB® Advanced Security Tester FAQS

Our ISTQB® Advanced Security Tester training course is delivered over four days.


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