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.
Hours:9:00 to 17:00
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.
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
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
Equivalence Partitioning and Boundary Value Analysis
Introduction to TAA design
Approaches for automating test cases
Content Day 2
State Transition Testing
Combinatorial Testing: Pairwise
Combinatorial Testing: Orthogonal Arrays
Combinatorial Testing: Classification Trees
Use Case Testing
User Story Testing
Content Day 3
Testing Software Quality Characteristics:
Quality Characteristics for Business Domain Testing
Test Analyst Role
Using Checklings in Reviews
Content Day 4
When Can a Defect be Detected?
Defect Report Fields
Root Cause Analysis
Test Design Tools
Test Data Preparation Tools
Automated Test Execution Tools
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.