A 4 day course including the examination

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Description

In today’s online world, organisations are vulnerable. As more and more services become connected and available, the security risk increases. For example, in 2016 upwards of 3.5 billion records were stolen from organisations.

However, security is not just securing the technology. It encompasses the people within an organisation and the processes they follow. It covers physical security, social engineering, tools and techniques and, importantly, an understanding of the ‘mindset’ of malicious users.

The ISTQB Advanced Level Security Tester provides attendees with a range of security testing tools, techniques and processes, built on the experience of the Expleo Group Security Testing team. You might even learn to pick a lock or two…

Who should attend

Requirements Engineers, Functional Testers, Test Managers, Developers, Test Automation Specialists, Performance Test Specialists, Test Environment Specialists, Security Testing Specialists and anyone else wishing to take the Advanced Level Security Tester Exam.

Prerequisites

To be able to obtain an Advanced Level Security Tester certification, candidates must hold the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level qualification (or ISEB equivalent). You need to have at least 3 years of practical experience in the software testing field. A basic understanding of security testing concepts would be an advantage.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, attendees will be fully prepared to take the ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Security Tester examination.

Related Certifications

  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst
  • ISSECO® Certified Professional for Secure Software Engineering

Recommended Follow-on courses

After completing the course, attendees may consider taking one or all of the other ISTQB Advanced Level courses:

  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager

Course Outline

The 4 day course follows the ISTQB Advanced Level Security Tester syllabus and covers the following:

The Basis of Security Testing

  • Security Risks
  • Information Security Policies and Procedures
  • Security Auditing and its Role in Security Testing

Security Testing Purposes, Goals and Strategies

  • The Purpose of Security Testing
  • The Organizational Context
  • Security Testing Objectives
  • The Scope and Coverage of Security Testing Objectives
  • Security Testing Approaches
  • Improving the Security Testing Practices

Security Testing Processes

  • Security Test Process Definition
  • Security Test Planning
  • Security Test Design
  • Security Test Execution
  • Security Test Evaluation
  • Security Test Maintenance

Security Testing Throughout the Software Lifecycle

  • Role of Security Testing in a Software Lifecycle
  • The Role of Security Testing in Requirements
  • The Role of Security Testing in Design
  • The Role of Security Testing in Implementation Activities
  • The Role of Security Testing in System and Acceptance Test Activities
  • The Role of Security Testing in Maintenance

Testing Security Mechanisms

  • System Hardening
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Encryption
  • Firewalls and Network Zones
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Malware Scanning
  • Data Obfuscation
  • Training

Human Factors in Security Testing

  • Understanding the Attackers
  • Social Engineering
  • Security Awareness

Security Test Evaluation and Reporting

  • Security Test Evaluation
  • Security Test Reporting

Security Testing Tools

  • Types and Purposes of Security Testing Tools
  • Tool Selection

Standards and Industry Trends

  • Understanding Security Testing Standards
  • Applying Security Standards
  • Industry Trends

Your benefits at a glance

  • Globally recognised qualification
  • Learn the most up-to-date methodology
  • Deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness to your team
  • Learn through best practices and real examples
  • Consistent high pass rates
  • Learn with trainers who have proven track records
  • Flexible delivery with online learning options
  • Train with the world’s leading quality specialist for digital business