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Advanced Tester Certification - Test Analyst

  • Tuition USD $2,895
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 853 Ratings
  • Course Code AD-T-CRT-TA
  • Duration 4 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

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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When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

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Tech Data provided good learning experience when it comes to materials, laboratory and instructor deployed on the course that i enrolled in. Help me increase my DB2 knowledge and definitely a career advancement.

Good course that covers all aspects of DB2. Gives very good starting point to enable anyone to work efficiently within DB2 environment.

I would highly recommend this instructor. But would appreciate the Actual Slide material to refresh. Also exam prep doc would be an advantage

The course was conducted in a methodical and in a timely manner. Very professional.

The instructor was very good. He had a terrific temperament and never seemed to get tired. He was very patient with some of the participants and their lack of experience.

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