iSQI® Certified Agile Tester (CAT) Training Course

Learn How To Put Your Skills And Knowledge Of Testing In Agile Projects


Our iSQI® CAT Certified Agile Tester training course consists of 4-days in the classroom, where the split is around 50% theory/classroom discussion and 50% practical workshops and team exercises that twill take you through the activities of a typical agile project. The examination takes place on the final day of the training course (Day 5).

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Course Outline

Our iSQI® CAT Certified Agile Tester training course consists of 4-days in the classroom, where the split is around 50% theory and 50% practical workshops and exercises that take you through what happens on a typical Agile Project. The main areas covered in our iSQI® CAT Certified Agile Tester training course are:

  • Everyday: Daily Scrum and Soft Skills Assessment
  • Day 1: History and Terminology: Agile Manifesto, Principles and Methods
  • Day 2: Planning, Requirements, Estimation and Strategy
  • Day 3: Developer Context, Testing and Retrospectives
  • Day 4: Test Driven Development, Test Automation and Non-Functional
  • Day 5: Soft Skills Assessment and Practical and Written Exams


Our 5-day iSQI® CAT Certified Agile Tester training course will prepare you for the three part examination that must all be passed to gain the qualification. Our training session introduces experienced testers to the practices that you will need to understand and use to be effective team members and testers on an Agile Project. It's been designed as a very interactive course, you will have the opportunity to discuss and share your experiences with other and to extend your knowledge of testing in Agile Projects.

There are practical exercises based on a complete Agile Lifecycle are used to help you to put learning and your knowledge of testing in Agile Projects. Your soft skills are assessed throughout the course base on your contributions to the classroom discussions and practical exercises. The information provided by classroom discussion and homework will prepare you for the written examination on the final day. The skills developed in the practical exercises will also prepare you for the practical assessment on the final day of the training session.

About the Course

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the principles behind the Agile approach to Software Development
  • Differentiate between the testing role in Agile projects compared with the role of testers in non-Agile projects
  • Contribute positively as an Agile team member focused on testing
  • Appreciate the challenges and difficulties associated with the non-testing activities performed in an Agile team
  • Demonstrate a range of soft skills required by effective Agile team members
  • Who Should Attend

    • Testing Practitioners moving into Agile projects to perform testing activities
    • Those already performing testing activities in an Agile project who wish to increase their effectiveness
    • Those who are interested in the testing activities with Agile, such as Managers, SCRUM Masters and Developers.

    You will become familiar and have practical experience of the following:

    • Basic testing terminology and the activities associated with the fundamental test process
    • The differences between functional and non-functional testing, including the concepts of Performance and Usability
    • Practical application of the following test design techniques: EP, BVA, State Transition Testing, Decision Table Testing and Exploratory Testing

    Materials Provided

    • Full Comprehensive Course Materials
    • Highly Skilled and Knowledgeable Tutors
    • iSQI® CAT Certified Agile Tester Examination
    • Refreshments

    Organisational Benefits

    Better Product Quality: Agile methods have excellent safeguards to make sure that quality is as high as possible by:

    • Taking a proactive approach to quality to prevent product problems
    • Embracing technological excellence, good design, and sustainable development
    • Defining and elaborating on requirements just in time so that knowledge of product features is as relevant as possible
    • Taking advantage of automated testing tools in order to develop during the day, test overnight, and fix bugs in the morning
    • Conducting sprint retrospectives, allowing the scrum team to continuously improve processes and work
    • Completing work using the definition of done: developed, tested, integrated, and documented

    Higher Customer Satisfaction: Agile project teams satisfy customers by:

    • Keeping customers involved and engaged throughout projects.
    • Having a product owner who is an expert on product requirements and customer needs.
    • Keeping the product backlog updated and prioritised in order to respond quickly to change.
    • Demonstrating working functionality to customers in every sprint review.
    • Delivering products to market quicker and more often with every release.
    • Possessing the potential for self-funding projects.

    Higher Team Morale: Being part of a self-managing team allows people to be creative, innovative, and acknowledged for their expertise. Having a scrum master removes impediments and shields the development team from external interference. Working cross-functionally allows development team members to learn new skills and to grow by teaching others.

    Individual Benefits

    • Have a deeper understanding on where you fit in an Agile environment, it will give you a strong foundation on various aspects of Agile and how it translates into actual practice.
    • Build confidence in your Agile skills and demonstrate Best Practice Agile methods that can be introduced across a project or organisation
    • Provides knowledge on various roles and responsibilities within an Agile Team and Agile fundamentals


    There are no mandatory prerequisites for the iSQI® CAT Certified Agile Tester Certificate, but we do recommend you have some experience of testing as the course assumes some knowledge and will not teach basic testing knowledge, such as fundamentals of testing, test case specification or testing terminology.


    Please Note: You will be expected to do between 1 1/2 hour's homework per night.

    Exam Overview

    iSQI® CAT Certified Agile Tester Examination:

    The exam contains 3 separate sections:

    1. Soft Skills Assessment: This take place on a daily basis and is managed by the tutor based upon your participation and contribution to the practical exercises contained in the course

    2. Practical Assessment: This is a 2 hour exam in which you must demonstrate they have learned and can apply the Agile skills taught in the course

    3. Written Exam: This is a 2 1/2 hour essay based exam where you must construct your own answers and solutions to 3 set scenarios

    Exam Type

    Classroom Exam

    Professional Development Units - PDUs

    There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with this course.


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    Next Steps

    Our helpful Account Managers will be able to assist you in deciding your next steps.


    If you successfully pass the examination, you will be awarded the iSQI® CAT Certified Agile Tester Certificate.

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