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ISTQB Advanced Security Tester

  • Length 4 days
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Why study this course

Want to develop your expertise in security testing? In this ISTQB® Advanced Security Tester course, you will learn how to plan, perform, and evaluate security tests from a variety of perspectives, including policy, risk, standards, requirements, and vulnerability.

By the conclusion of this course, you will be able to align security test activities with project lifecycle activities, and analyse effectiveness of risk assessment techniques. You will also be able to determine the best security test tools based on specified needs.

Included with this course:

  • Comprehensive course manual

  • Revision questions for each module

  • Practice exam

  • 12 months' access to the online self-study course after attending this instructor-led course

Please note: The exam is not included in the course fee but can be purchased separately.

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What you’ll learn

Learning outcomes:

  • Plan, perform, and evaluate security tests from a variety of perspectives

  • Evaluate an existing security test suite and identify any additional security tests needed

  • Analyse a given set of security policies and procedures, along with security test results, to determine effectiveness

  • For a given project scenario, identify security test objectives based on functionality, technology attributes, and known vulnerabilities

  • Analyse a given situation and determine which security testing approaches are most likely to succeed in that situation

  • Identify areas where additional or enhanced security testing may be needed

  • Evaluate effectiveness of security mechanisms

  • Help the organisation build information security awareness

  • Demonstrate the attacker mentality by discovering key information about a target, performing actions on a test application in a protected environment that a malicious person would perform, and understand how evidence of the attack could be deleted

  • Analyse a given interim security test status report to determine the level of accuracy, understandability, and stakeholder appropriateness

  • Analyse and document security test needs to be addressed by one or more tools


DDLS’s software testing training courses are delivered in partnership with Planit.

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No matter your chosen technologies or platforms, we can help you stay one step ahead.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for:

  • Experienced Testers wanting to differentiate themselves with skills in security testing

  • Security Testers wanting to advance and align their skills with industry best practice

  • Security Testers wanting to accredit their security testing skills for recognition among employers, clients, and peers

Course subjects

  • The Basis of Security Testing

  • Security Testing Purposes, Goals, and Strategies

  • Security Testing Processes

  • Security Testing Throughout the Software Lifecycle

  • Testing Security Mechanisms

  • Human Factors in Security Testing

  • Security Test Evaluation and Reporting

  • Security Testing Tools

  • Standards and Industry Trends


Attendees must possess the ISTQB Foundation Certificate (or higher), some experience in technical testing, and a level of exposure to security testing.


DDLS offers certification and training in Software Testing through our partnership with Planit. This arrangement requires DDLS to provide your details to Planit for course and/or exam registration purposes.

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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