ISTQB® Advanced Level Security Tester


The Advanced Level Security Tester qualification is aimed at people who have already achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing and wish to develop further their expertise in security testing. 


To receive the Advanced Level Certification in the module Security Tester, a candidate must hold a valid ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate and fill in the application form before purchasing.

Documents need be attached in the order form.

It is also expected a sufficient practical experience to be certified at Advanced Level, which should be not less than 3 (three) years of relevant academic, practical, or consulting experience.

The exam covers the following issues:

  1. The basis of security testing
  2. Security testing purposes, goals and strategies
  3. Security testing processes
  4. Security testing throughout the software lifecycle
  5. Testing security mechanisms
  6. Human factors in security testing
  7. Security test evaluation and reporting
  8. Security testing tools
  9. Standards and industry trends
online exam price
319.8 gross
120 min.*
Pass mark grade:
*120 min. for natives, 150 min. for non-natives.
**45 multiple-choice questions with one or more correct answers. The question clearly states how many correct answers need to be chosen. You get 1-3 points for the correct answer according to the difficulty of the question, points are not deducted for incorrect answers.
To take this exam you need to have the following certificates:


To take exam you will need:

Desktop or laptop with a webcam and microphone

It is allowed to use Windows 7 and higher, Mac OS X and higher, ChromeOS and most Linux distributions (64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+, Debian 8+, openSUSE 13.3+, or Fedora Linux 24+).

Google Chrome browser

The Google Chrome extension is required to share your screen. Please remember that it is not compatible with mobile devices. Please make sure that you have the administrator rights in order to add the extension to your browser.

Tablet or smartphone with a camera

You might be required to use the camera of your smartphone or tablet. You will need to download an app (34MB) which is compatible with any Android 4.1 or higher and iOS (Apple) 8.0 or higher.

Stable internet connection

In order to run the exam without any problems, you need to have a steady internet connection (Wi-Fi will be required for mobile streaming) with a minimum upload speed of 1MB/sec.

Photo ID

You will need to identify yourself before starting the exam. You can use your ID card, driver’s license, student card or passport.

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