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Advanced Tester Certification - Test Analyst

Course Details
Tuition (USD): $2,895.00 • Classroom (4 days)

The Advanced Level certifications offered by ISTQB are designed for individuals in the Software Testing/QA field who have a strong understanding of industry-accepted best practices and are ready to advance their career with an internationally-recognized certification. Focused on numerous aspects of Software Testing this course is a summary of topics learned and covered on the certification exam which can be found on the ISTQB website. In a four day setting, attendees will review the designated topics and prepare for passing the Advanced Level – Test Analyst exam offered by ISTQB. Each student will receive an exam voucher included with the cost of the class.

Skills Gained

  • Implement advanced test analyst practices into current processes
  • Understand the role of the Test Analyst at each point in the process
  • Increase the ability to identify defects
  • Improve the effectiveness of test cases
  • Learn best techniques for documenting and testing business rules, requirements, and use cases
  • Understand how to test Agile requirements and user stories
  • Determine how to account for and test functional and non-functional software attributes
  • Take and pass the Advanced Tester Certification – Test Manager exam

Who Can Benefit

  • Software Testers with at least three years of experience
  • Sr. Software Tester/Sr. Quality Assurance Specialists
  • Software Testing/QA Team Leads
  • Anyone currently holding the Certified Tester –Foundation Level (CTFL) designation who has at least three years of testing experience


Must have ISTQB Certified Tester – Foundation Level and three years of experience in order to take advanced exam.

Course Details

Section I: Testing Process

  • Testing in the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Test Planning, Monitoring and Control
  • Test Planning
  • Test Monitoring and Control
  • Test Analysis
  • Test Design
  • Concrete and Logical Test Cases
  • Creation of Test Cases
  • Test Implementation
  • Test Execution
  • Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
  • Test Closure Activities

Section II: Test Management: Responsibilities for the Test Analyst

  • Test Progress Monitoring an Control
  • Distributed, Outsourced and Insourced Testing
  • The Test Analyst's Tasks in Risk-Based Testing
  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Mitigation

Section III: Test Techniques

  • Specification-Based Techniques
  • Equivalence Partitioning
  • Boundary Value Analysis
  • Decision Tables
  • Cause-Effect Graphing
  • State Transition Testing
  • Combinatorial Testing Techniques
  • Use Case Testing'User Story Teesting
  • Domain Analysis
  • Combining Techniques
  • Defect-Based Techniques
  • Using Defect-Based Techniques
  • Defect Taxonomies
  • Experience-Based Techniques
  • Error Guessing
  • Checklist-Based Testing
  • Exploratory Testing
  • Applying the Best Technique

Section IV: Testing Software Quality Characteristics

  • Quality Characteristics for Business Domain Testing
  • Accuracy Testing
  • Suitability testing
  • Interoperability Testing
  • Usability Testing
  • Accessibility Testing

Section V: Reviews

  • Usines Checklists in Reviews

Section VI: Defect Management

  • When Can a Defect be Detected?
  • Defect Report Fields
  • Defect Classification
  • Root Cause Analysis

Section VII: Test Tools

  • Test Tools and Automation
  • Test Design Tools
  • Test Data Preparation Tools
  • Automated Test Execution Tools
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