ISTQB Advanced 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 4 day course builds on the Foundation level for testers wanting to further develop their test analysis, design and execution skills. 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

Perform the appropriate testing activities based on the software development lifecycle being used.


Determine the proper prioritisation of the testing activities based on the information provided by the risk analysis.


Select and apply appropriate testing techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on defined coverage criteria.


Provide the appropriate level of documentation relevant to the testing activities.


Determine the appropriate types of functional testing to be performed.


Assume responsibility for the usability testing for a given project.


Effectively participate in formal and informal reviews with stakeholders, applying knowledge of typical mistakes made in work products.


Design and implement a defect classification scheme.


Apply tools to support an efficient testing process


Course Content

  • 1. Testing Process

  • 2. Test Management: Responsibilities for the Test Analyst

  • 3. Specification-Based Test Design techniques

  • 4. Defect and Experience Based Test Design techniques

  • 5. Test Software Characteristics

  • 6. Reviews

  • 7. Defect Management

  • 8. Test Tools and automation


This course will provide the delegate with the necessary knowledge and skills to sit the ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Certificate multiple choice exam for 3 hours through SASTQB.

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