Certified Tester Agile Test Leadership at Scale


The ISTQB® Agile Test Leadership at Scale (CTAL-ATLaS) certification focuses on how to organize and improve quality and testing across multiple teams in an agile organization. It also covers how to approach quality and testing at a strategic level in order to achieve higher business agility in an organization. CTAL-ATLaS covers how to scale testing and quality assurance efforts by fostering a quality mindset and culture across the organization. This includes shifting from a traditional test management approach typically used in sequential development models to a quality assistance approach which builds on Lean and Agile principles and values. It also includes how to adopt common Lean and Agile techniques and processes for analyzing and solving problems and how to use them to improve testing and quality in the organization.


As Agile Test Leadership at Scale focuses on the organizational level, it supplements the Advanced Level Agile Technical Tester focusing on technical practices. It also supplements and is complementary to the ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Management certification, which focuses on projects and not on organizational aspects. In addition, Advanced Level Test Management covers traditional approaches and hybrid approaches.

The Advanced Level Agile Test Leadership at Scale certification is aimed at people who work in an organization which is pursuing agility at scale or business agility, and who already understand agile and agile testing. This certification will be a great benefit for people working in roles such as: Test Manager, Head of Testing, Test Analyst, Quality Engineer, Quality Assurance, Quality Coach, Member of an Agile Team, Member of the leader group of multiple Agile Teams, Project Manager, Release Train Engineer, Scrum Master.

Entry requirements

To gain this certification candidates must hold a valid Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate, a valid Foundation Level Agile Tester certificate, and have sufficient practical experience.

Course Content

  • Quality Assistance
  • Improve Quality and Flow in a Value-Driven Organization
  • Continuous Improvement of Quality and Testing
  • References

Business Outcomes

An Agile Test Leadership at Scale certificate holder can:

  • Foster a value-driven quality mindset and culture

Duration : 3 Days

Format : Classroom / Virtual

Exam Structure

No. of Questions: 15                        Total Points: 25

Passing Score: 17                           Exam Length (mins): 45

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Holders of this certification may choose to proceed to other Core or Specialist stream certifications.