Test Analyst - ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level

Black-Box Test Techniques – Testing Software Quality Characteristics – Reviews – Test Tools and Automation

What can you expect from this course?

You can identify, design, prioritise, implement and adequately document the best test activities for a given development project. To do this, you can select and apply suitable test techniques for business domain testing and improve the efficiency of the test process using suitable tools.

Goals of participating in Test Analyst - ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level

This training course provides a comprehensive variety of techniques for specifying software tests using black-box test techniques. You will be able to select and apply the most effective techniques for test case derivation. You will learn valuable experience-based test techniques and be able to use them effectively. You will familiarise yourself with software quality characteristics according to ISO 25010 for functional tests and the evaluation of usability.
You will gain an overview of reviews as a simple, well established, and appropriate technique for an efficient check of specifications, source code and other substantial project documents and know important factors and methods that are key to successful reviews as an instrument of quality assurance in your projects.
You will be able to discuss and justify the benefits and limitations of tools to support your testing work, especially for test design tools, test data preparation tools and test automation - here especially keyword-driven testing.
In numerous exercises you will deepen your acquired knowledge and benefit from the exchange of experience with the other course participants.

The following contents will be covered

  • The Test Analyst’s Tasks in the Test Process
    • Testing in the Software Development Lifecycle
    • Test Analysis, Test Design, Test Implementation, Test Execution
  • The Test Analyst's Tasks in Risk-Based Testing
  • Black-Box Test Techniques
    • Equivalence Partitioning
    • Boundary Value Analysis
    • Decision Table Testing
    • State Transition Testing
    • Classification Tree Technique
    • Pairwise Testing
    • Use Case Testing
    • Combining Techniques
  • Experience-Based Test Techniques
    • Error Guessing, using Taxonomies
    • Checklist-Based Testing
    • Exploratory Testing
    • Defect-Based Test Techniques
  • Testing Software Quality Characteristics
    • ISO 25010
    • Quality Characteristics for Business Domain Testing (Functional Correctness, Appropriateness, Completeness, Interoperability, Usability, Portability)
  • Selecting Test Techniques
  • Reviews
    • Using Checklists in Reviews (of Requirements, of User Stories)
  • Test Tools and Automation
    • Keyword-Driven Testing
    • Types of Test Tools

Your bonus when attending an open seminar!

Delegates, registering for a public training course, will receive a free copy of the study guide“The Software Test Engineer's Handbook: A Study Guide for the ISTQB Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst Advanced Level Certificates” by Graham Bath and Judy McKay.

Prerequisites for participating in the course

The course contents are based on profound knowledge of the contents of the courses ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level. We therefore recommend to participate in the “ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level“ training course prior to attending, or to repeat the contents of the current version of the syllabus.

Your Examination

During registration, you can book your participation in the corresponding certification examination.
For admission to the exam, you need the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate and at least 18 months of practical experience. We will send you the admission form with your registration confirmation for the training.

With this booking you agree that we may forward your data to the examination company GASQ Service GmbH, Rothenburger Straße 11, 90443 Nuremberg, Germany.
The examination fee is not included in the course fee and will be listed separately.

Non-native speakers can receive a time bonus for the exam - please feel free to contact us about this.

If you are interested in seeking the certification at a later date, we will inform you about the possibilities to find a suitable examination date.

Exams in connection with Virtual Classroom seminars

You can take the exam following your Virtual Classroom Training flexibly as a remote online exam. You will receive a voucher code from us with which you can book your personal exam at a date and time of your choice.
For admission to the exam, you need the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate and at least 18 months of practical experience.

The current detailed description of the technical requirements and the software used for an online exam can be found here.

target groups

  • Experienced Software Testers
  • Test Analysts
  • Test Managers
  • Test Consultants

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