Certified Agile Tester — A 5 day course

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The Certified Agile Tester (CAT) Foundation level course prepares delegates for the three part examination that must all be passed to gain the qualification set and examined by iSQI. The course introduces experienced testers to the practices they will need to understand and use to be effective team members and testers on an agile project.

Designed as a very interactive course, delegates have the opportunity to discuss and share their experiences with others and to extend their knowledge of testing in agile projects.

Practical exercises based on a complete agile life cycle are used to help delegates to put learning and their knowledge in to practice throughout the course. Delegate's soft skills are assessed throughout the course based on their contributions to the classroom discussions and practical exercises.

The information provided by classroom discussion and homework will prepare delegates for the written exam on Day 5. The skills developed in the practical exercises will prepare delegates for the practical assessment on Day 5.

The course consists of four days in the classroom, where the split is around 50% theory/classroom discussion and 50% practical workshops and team exercises that take delegates through the activities of a typical agile project. The exam takes place on Day 5.


After completing this course, delegates will be able to:

The course will also:


History and Terminology: Agile Manifesto, Principles and Methods

Planning, Requirements, Estimation and Strategy

Developer Context, Testing and Retrospectives

Test Driven Development, Test Automation and Non-Functional

Soft Skills Assessment and Practical and Written Exams

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Suitable For

Ideal candidates are:


There are no mandatory pre-requisites for CAT, 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. Those attending the course will be familiar with and have practical experience of the following:


The exam contains three separate sections:

Delegates must achieve the minimum in each part to the exam to pass and be awarded 'CAT' status by iSQI.