ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst

ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst
Start Date25th June 2019
Course CodeSS19-37
Full Fee
Duration4 Days
Network Member Subsidised Fee€1,150.00

Programme Overview
This Advanced Level qualification is appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing. This includes people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.

The Advanced Test Analyst certificate is for those people involved in the identification, creation and execution of test cases. The course focuses mainly on a range of black box test design technique
Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

A candidate who has achieved the Advanced Test Analyst certification should be able to do the following:

  • 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.
Who should attend
The Advanced Level - Test Analyst Certification is suitable for anyone involved in the identification and creation of test conditions and test cases, and the execution of tests. Delegates must already have passed the ISTQB Foundation Certificate.
Course Content

1. Testing Process

Testing in the Software Development Lifecycle
Test Monitoring, Planning and Control
Test Analysis
Test Design
Test Implementation
Test Execution
Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
Test Closure Activities

2. Test Management: Responsibilities for the Test Analyst

Test Progress Monitoring and Control
Distributed, Outsourced and Insourced Testing
The Test Analyst's Tasks in Risk-Based Testing

3. Test Techniques

Specification-Based Techniques
Defect-Based Techniques
Experience-Based Techniques

4. Testing Software Quality Characteristics

Quality Characteristics for Business Domain Testing

5. Reviews

Using Checklists in Reviews

6. Defect Management

When Can a Defect be Detected?
Defect Report Fields
Defect Classification
Root Cause Analysis

7. Test Tools

Test Tools and Automation

The examination is run on an agreed day soon after the course to allow participants to revise. It is a three hour exam, consisting of 60 multiple choice questions. To gain the Advanced Level - Test Analyst Certification, a delegate must get at least 65%.