ISTQB : Advanced Level – Security Tester

  • Filière :

    Méthodes, Tests, normes

  • Sous-filière :

    Testing logiciel

  • Référence


  • Durée

    4 jours (28 h)

  • Prix unitaire HT

    2 400 € HT


This training is aimed at people directly involved in the design of security tests, their execution and collaboration with the Test Manager.

It has the following objectives:

  • Optimize security tests
  • Manage the design and execution of the tests, in line with the activities of the Test Manager
  • Perform tests on complex projects.

The Security Tester’s mission is to Plan, perform and evaluate security tests from a variety of perspectives – policy-based, risk-based, standards-based, requirements-based and vulnerabilitybased.

Objectifs pédagogiques

  • Analyse the effective use of risk assessment techniques in a given situation to identify current and future security threats and assess their severity levels
  • 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
  • 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

Public cible

  • Consultants
  • Consultants informatiques
  • Développeurs
  • Professionnels de l’IT
  • Responsable de la gestion du risque de la sécurité de l’information
  • Responsables qualité
  • Testeurs


Certification at the ISTQB foundation level is required.
Some practical experience working on software development projects or as a test specialist.

Programme de la formation

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.
  • TheScope 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.


Cette formation est accessible aux personnes en situation de handicap, nous contacter en cas de besoin d’informations complémentaires.

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