ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst

Pre-requisite: ISTQB Foundation CTFL and 2 years testing experience with an IT Degree OR 5 years testing experience with a Diploma (To sit for the exam)

This 3 day course focuses on advancing the technical test analyst’s skill set. The course covers risk-based testing, structure-based (white box) test design techniques, and static and dynamic analysis techniques. Delegates examine quality characteristics including reliability, security, performance (load and stress) and portability testing and learn to select appropriate tools to automate technical testing tasks such as web-based testing, unit testing and performance testing. Delegates will be provided with exercises, learning tools and sample exam questions.

Designed For:

  • Developers;
  • Testers;
  • Test Analysts;
  • Test Engineers;
  • Test Consultants;
  • Project Managers;
  • Quality Managers;
  • Test Managers;
  • Anyone interest in the testing field;
  • Test Consultants;

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Learning Outcomes

Recognise and classify the typical risks associated with the performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability of software systems.


Create test plans which detail the planning, design and execution of tests for mitigating performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability risks.


Select and apply appropriate structural design techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on code coverage and design coverage.


Recognise risks in code and software architecture and create test plan elements to mitigate those risks through dynamic analysis.


Propose improvements to the security, maintainability and testability of code by applying static analysis.


Select appropriate tools to automate technical testing tasks.


Understand the technical issues and concepts in applying test automation.


Course Content

  • 1. The Technical Test Analyst’s Tasks in Risk-Based Testing

  • 2. Structure-Based Testing

  • 3. Analytical techniques

  • 4. Quality Characteristics for Technical Testing

  • 5. Reviews

  • 6. Test Tools and Automation


This course will provide the delegate with the necessary knowledge and skills to sit the ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst Certificate multiple choice exam for 2 hours through SASTQB.

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