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ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst


The Certificate for Test Analysts is based on the ISTQB Advanced level syllabus. It extends the knowledge gained in the ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing and is one of three certificated courses in the overall advanced scheme.

The advanced test analyst course is suitable for those actively involved in the analysis, specification, design and execution aspects of software testing
This five day, tutor-led course uses a mixture of slide presentations, lectures and practical exercises. The examination is normally scheduled to take place approximately one to two weeks after the course.

  • Basic aspects of software testing
    • General refresher and overview
  • Testing processes
    • Test analysis and design
    • Test implementation and execution
    • Evaluating exit criteria and reporting
  • Test management
    • Risk-based testing
    • Prioritization
    • Coverage
    • Activities for planning and execution of domain testing.
  • Test techniques
    • Selection of techniques
    • Typical defects and coverage criteria
    • Designing test cases
    • Test specification
    • Rationale for defect-based and experience-based testing
    • Example defect taxonomies and their use
    • Exploratory testing
  • Test of software characteristics
    • Quality attributes for domain testing
    • Quality attributes for technical testing
  • Reviews
    • Review checklists
    • Review types
  • Incident management
    • Analyse
    • Classify
    • Describe defects.
  • Test tools and automation
    • Test tool concepts
    • Test tool categories
  • People skills and team composition
    • Communication

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