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Advanced Tester Certification - Test Analyst

Expand on the test techniques and methods introduced in the ISTQB Foundation certification.

The ISTQB® Certification Advanced Test Analyst Course expands on the test techniques and methods introduced in the ISTQB Foundation certification. This course covers the topics as defined in the 2019 Advanced Test Analyst Syllabus leading towards the Advanced Test Analyst certification. There are seven general topics covered; the testing process, test management, test techniques, testing software quality characteristics, reviews, defect management, and tools. The focus is on testing techniques and methods and understanding the requirements for testing the characteristics of software beyond functionality.

Specific techniques addressed include equivalence partitioning, boundary value testing, classification trees, decision tables, cause-effects diagrams, state diagrams and tables, pair-wise techniques, use cases, user stories, domain analysis, and experience-based and defect-based techniques. Additional focus is placed on the two non-functional aspects relating to software quality characteristics based on the ISO 9126 and include functionality and usability. Technical non-functional characteristics are included for familiarity and include reliability, efficiency, maintainability, and portability.

 

Available formats for this course
In-Person
Live Online
Private Team Training
Duration
4 days/32 hours of instruction
Public Classroom Pricing

Starting at: $2895(USD)

$3750(CAD)

GSA Price: $2460

Group Rate: $2895

Part 1:  The Testing Process
1.  Test process – Foundation Level
2.  Test process – Advanced Level
3.  Integrating into the life cycle
4.  Test planning
5.  Test monitoring and control
6.  Test analysis
7.  Test design
8.  Test implementation – exit criteria
9.  Test execution and reporting
10. Closure and retrospectives

Part 2:  Test Management
1.  Monitoring progress
2.  Tracking risk, defects, and test cases
3.  Tracking coverage
4.  Test team organization
5.  Managing communications
6.  Risk management activities
7.  Risk identification
8.  Risk analysis
9.  Risk mitigation
10. Potential product risks

Part 3:  Test Techniques
1.  Specification-based techniques
2.  Defect-based techniques
3.  Experienced-based testing
  
Part 4:  Testing Software Quality Characteristics
1.  General quality characteristics
2.  Functionality attributes
3.  Usability testing
   
Part 5:  Reviews
1.  Reviews revisited
2.  Successful reviews
3.  Using checklists in reviews

Part 6:  Test Tools
1.  Test tools
2.  Test data preparation tools
3.  Test design tools
4.  Test execution tools
5.  Automation – possible benefits
6.  Automation – possible risks

Appendix A — ISTQB® Glossary of terminology (2019)
Appendix B — In-class exercise solutions
Appendix C — Study Guide and Cross Reference

 

**Must have ISTQB Certified Tester – Foundation Level and three years of experience in order to take advanced exam.**

  • Individuals who have taken the ISTQB Certified Tester—Foundation Level training and wish to expand their knowledge and skills into more advanced areas
  • Individuals who have received the ISTQB Foundation Level certification, have met the criteria for taking the advanced certification exams, and wish to prepare for those exams. 
  • Anyone wishing to learn more about advanced testing topics

Pre-Qualification for the Advanced Certification Exam
In order to be eligible to take any of the Certified Tester—Advanced Level (CTAL) exams, potential examinees must submit proof of Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) certification. CTAL exams are not given at the end of class. After pre-qualification is completed, students receive an exam voucher good for one year. 

  • Reduce the number of test cases you need to design, create, and execute
  • Find more defects and increase test coverage
  • Focus on the “edges” of your system where many of the defects hide
  • Create efficient and effective test cases that cover multiple inputs
  • Document complex business rules, ensure their integrity, and test them thoroughly
  • Document and thoroughly test critical events and time sequences
  • Create tests from use cases, a popular method for writing requirements
  • Understand the role of stories in agile development and testing
  • Create reduced sets of tests for large blocks of information using pair based methods
  • Explore and test the software simultaneously by tapping into your knowledge and experience
  • Recognize how defects can improve the test analysis and design process
  • Understand non-functional attributes of software and how to focus the test efforts

Cancellations within twenty (20) business days of the event start date are subject to a 20% cancellation fee. Cancellations within fifteen (15) business days of the event start date are subject to the full event fee.

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