ISTQB Advanced – Test Analyst

The ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst training is aimed at how to thoroughly prepare and execute system and acceptance tests, focused on functionality and usability.


Chris Van Bael
Trainer and Course Director

Chris is an experienced Test Analyst and trainer. He has worked as a test analyst on many different systems and in several industries.


Price: 1.995€

Exam: 250€

Length: 4 Days

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00

Information: training@tesuqa.com

Test analysts are familiar with the best test methods and tools for test projects.
They can schedule tests, analyse and assess the potential risks, conduct usability tests, and record and analyse the results.
The internationally recognised ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level – Test Analyst (CTAL-TA) certification attests to your comprehensive knowledge in the field of software testing and your skills as a test analyst.
Skills Gained
  • Perform test activities appropriate to the software development lifecycle.
  • Prioritize the testing activities on the basis of the results of a risk analysis.
  • Select and apply the appropriate test techniques and apply tests that provide the necessary confidence, based on the agreed coverage criteria.
  • Support the testing activities with appropriate documentation.
  • Determine the appropriate form of functional tests to be applied.
  • Bear the responsibility for usability testing within project.
  • Effectively take part in formal and informal reviews with stakeholders, thereby applying knowledge of typical mistakes made in products.
  • Define and apply error classifications
  • Use tools to support an efficient test process
You are a holder of the ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.
You have 18 months of experience in testing.
Overview of Content

Content Day 1
The Testing Process
  • Testing in the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Test Planning, Monitoring and Control
  • Test Analysis
  • Test Design
  • Test Implementation
  • Test Execution
  • Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
  • Test Closure Activities
Test Management: Responsibilities for the TA
  • Test Progress Monitoring and Control
  • Distributed, Outsourced and Insourced Testing
  • Test Analyst’s Tasks in Risk-Based Testing
Test Techniques:
  • Specification-Based Techniques
  • Equivalence Partitioning and Boundary Value Analysis
  • Introduction to TAA design
  • Approaches for automating test cases
Content Day 2
Test Techniques
  • Decision Tables
  • Cause-Effect Graphing
  • State Transition Testing
  • Combinatorial Testing: Pairwise
  • Combinatorial Testing: Orthogonal Arrays
  • Combinatorial Testing: Classification Trees
  • Use Case Testing
  • User Story Testing
  • Domain Analysis
  • Combining Techniques
Content Day 3
Test Techniques:
  • Defect-Based Techniques
  • Experience-Based Techniques
Testing Software Quality Characteristics:
  • Introduction
  • Quality Characteristics for Business Domain Testing
  • Accuracy Testing
  • Suitability Testing
  • Interoperability Testing
  • Usability Testing
  • Accessibility Testing
  • Introduction
  • Test Analyst Role
  • Using Checklings in Reviews
Content Day 4
Defect Management:
  • Introduction
  • When Can a Defect be Detected?
  • Defect Report Fields
  • Defect Classification
  • Root Cause Analysis
Test Tools:
  • Introduction
  • Test Design Tools
  • Test Data Preparation Tools
  • Automated Test Execution Tools
Exam Information
The Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer exam comprises 60 multiple choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 180 minutes.
Participants that take the exam not in their spoken language, will receive additional 25% more time (an additional 45 minutes), for a total of 225 minutes.
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