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ISTQB® Advanced Security Tester Training Course

Protect Your Data With The Best Way Possible


With the ever-increasing numbers of security breaches, both human and machine-based, significantly more understanding is required from testers to ensure that the proper quality assurance measures are in place for assuring the security of IT systems.

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You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Included
4 Days
£1750Excl. VAT

Course Syllabus

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 Organizational Context
  • •Security Testing Objectives
  • •The Scope and Coverage of Security Testing Objectives.
  • •Security Testing Approaches
  • •Improving the Security Testing Practices
  • •ISTQB Advanced Security Tester Certification Course.

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.

Learning Outcomes

This intensive four-day course contains lectures, exercises and practical work to describe and illustrate best practices in security testing.

Who Should Attend

The 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.

What's Included

  • Full ISTQB® Advanced Security Tester Materials
  • Highly Skilled & Knowledgeable Tutors
  • Refreshments

Entry-Level Requirements

  • A Certificate at ISTQB Foundation level must have been awarded for candidates to sit this course
  • It is recommended that candidates have at least three-years testing experience before attempting the course and exam.

Recommended Reading

There is no prereading associated with the ISTQB Advanced Security Tester training session.

Exam Information

To qualify as an internationally-recognized Certified Advanced Level Security Tester and be issued with an ISTQB® Advanced Level Certificate, delegates must successfully pass the exam administered by the relevant National Board or 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.

If English is not your first language, please advise us so that we can apply for an additional 30-minutes of exam time for you

Exam Type

Classroom Exam


There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with this training course.

What's Next

Holders of the Certified Tester Advanced Level qualification are eligible to continue onto any other ISTQB course at Advanced level and/or progress to becoming an ISTQB accredited Expert Level Tester.

Additional Information

This ISTQB Advanced Security Tester training course will help you to understand cyber security testing.

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