Security Tester

Specialist Modules – Advanced Level

Hardly a day goes by without a new security flaw in existing software systems arising. On the other hand, the topic of security is gaining more and more gravity from the client’s point of view. Safety continues to evolve into the top quality-feature of software systems.

That is why the ISTQB has been offering a Certified Tester course since 2017, which is available in the German market since November 2018 through the German Testing Board. In terms of content, the security tester explores many ranges of safety without losing reference to testing. Market-wise, this combination leaves little that measures up.


Content Includes:

  • Introduction to the syllabus
  • Fundamentals of safety testing
  • Purposes, goals and strategies of security testing
  • Security test processes
  • Security testing throughout the software lifecycle
  • Testing security mechanisms
  • Human factors in the IT security test
  • Evaluation of safety tests and final reports
  • Security test tools
  • Standards and industry trends


The „Syllabus Advanced Level Specialist – Security Tester – DE“ is available for download (at the moment no english version available).
Minimum duration: 1110 minutes
To receive Advanced Level Certification in the Security Tester module, candidates need to complete the Certified Tester Foundation Level.
In addition, they must demonstrate to the Exam Board that they have sufficient practical experience to be certified at Advanced Level. That is, they must have at least three years of relevant academic, practical or advisory experience. For exact criteria of the practical experience please contact the responsible examination office.

Please note that official ISTQB® materials (course materials, test questions, etc.) are only available from training providers or certification authorities authorized by the ISTQB®, the GTB or other national ISTQB® boards.

Materials available from other sources have not been authorized by the ISTQB® and are not subject to the strict quality control of the ISTQB® or its national boards. If you are in any doubt whether your materials are official ISTQB® materials, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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