1-5 Day(s)


ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) is the new standard for international qualifications in software testing at an advanced level. This course, with its large number of practical exercises and practice examination questions, fully prepares attendees for the ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analysis examination. Whilst this course is focused on the syllabus, giving attendees the maximum chance of passing the examination, it also contains many real world practical examples


Anyone involved in creating test conditions, test cases or test procedures (test scripts), and anyone intending to take the ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst examination

In contrast to the ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Technical Test Analysis course, this course is focused more on system testing and user acceptance testing level and is recommended for all testers involved in this and any other type of specification based testing

Skills Gained

On completion of this course, attendees will have a advanced understanding of test design techniques and will be fully prepared to take the ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst examination


Attendees intending to take the ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst examination must hold the ISTQB or BCS (formerly ISEB) Foundation Certificate in Software Testing

Course Specifics

Course Outline

This course follows the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst syllabus and covers the following

Basic aspects of software testing

  • Review of the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level syllabus
  • Specific systems (application domains)
  • Testing and the software development life cycle
  • Stakeholders
  • Ethics

Test process

  • Test planning and control
  • Test analysis and design
  • Test implementation and execution
  • Evaluation exit criteria and reporting
  • Test closure activities
  • Test process improvement models

Test management

  • Test management documentation
  • Typical test strategies
  • Standards
  • Test estimation, monitoring, reporting and control
  • Risk management
  • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)

Test techniques

  • Specification based techniques
  • Defect and experienced based techniques

Test of software characteristics

  • Quality attributes for domain testing
  • Quality attributes for technical testing


  • Principles of reviews
  • Types of review

Incident management

  • Incident reports
  • When can an incident be identified
  • The incident management process or defect life cycle
  • Defect fields
  • Metrics and incident management
  • Communicating incidents


  • Test tool concepts
  • Test tools categories

People skills

  • Individual skills
  • Test team dynamics
  • Fitting testing within an organisation
  • Motivation
  • Communication

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
5 1589 £1589 2018-08-09
1 550 £550 2018-03-13
4 1589 £1589 2018-02-19
4 1589 £1589 2018-01-08
4 1150 £1150 2017-11-20
4 1150 £1150 2017-11-20
4 1589 £1589 2017-11-06
4 1589 £1589 2017-10-16
4 1589 £1589 2017-09-25
4 1150 £1150 2017-09-19
4 1150 £1150 2017-09-19
1 550 £550 2017-08-29
4 1589 £1589 2017-08-29