As the name implies, ISTQB Expert Level certification truly establishes your expertise in one or more areas. Just as Foundation and Advanced Level have become de-facto standards for key positions at many companies, the Expert Level could be very important for key corporate and consulting jobs. Let’s go over a little of what you will learn about and your responsibilities and roles being expert level certified: People management is critical. All Test Managers should be familiar with the skills necessary to build, develop and lead their organizations. Depending on the size of the test organization, the different groups of people will vary. It’s not enough to be an effective manager only within the testing organization. The successful Test Manager must also be effective with outward management as well as effectively communicating and sharing data. Other skills and responsibilities include: Third-party vendor scheduling, test approaches, documentation, and communication required to facilitate the smooth delivery of a quality product. Project management, risk management, reviews and assessments, and determining the proper levels of documentation that must be produced by the test team. Identifying Project risks and develop a mitigation plan for each risk. Continually evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the test group including improvement opportunities and monitoring the ongoing test efforts. Awareness of different project lifestyles and level integration and being able to determine the appropriate moment of involvement, the best testing approach and the training needs for the test team. ISTQB Expert Level Software Testing Certification proves that you not only have the vision for great software testing, you have the credentials to back it up. The advanced level test manager certification is a prerequisite for all of the expert level exams. Read more about the expert level on the ASTQB website.