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Advanced Tester Certification - Test Analyst

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Professional Credits


ASPE is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider of business analysis training. Select Project Delivery courses offer IIBA continuing development units (CDU) in accordance with IIBA standards.


Select courses offer Leadership (PDU-L), Strategic (PDU-S) and Technical PMI professional development units that vary according to certification. Technical PDUs are available in the following types: ACP, PBA, PfMP, PMP/PgMP, RMP, and SP.

This course offers:
    30.00 PMP/PgMP Technical PDUs


The Advanced Level certifications offered by ISTQB are designed for individuals in the Software Testing/QA field who have a strong understanding of industry-accepted best practices and are ready to advance their career with an internationally-recognized certification. Focused on numerous aspects of Software Testing, this course is a summary of topics learned and covered on the Test Analyst certification exam which can be found on the ISTQB website.

In a four day setting, attendees will review the designated topics and prepare for passing the Advanced Level – Test Analyst exam offered by ISTQB. Each student will receive an exam voucher included with the cost of the class.

Students will learn to: 

Implement advanced test analyst practices into current processes
Understand the role of the Test Analyst at each point in the process
Increase the ability to identify defects
Improve the effectiveness of test cases
Learn best techniques for documenting and testing business rules, requirements, and use cases
Understand how to test Agile requirements and user stories
Determine how to account for and test functional and non-functional software attributes
Take and pass the Advanced Tester Certification – Test Manager exam
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Course Outline

*To download a copy of the syllabus, visit ISTQB Certified Testing Advanced Level Syllabus - Test Analyst 

Part I: Testing Process

  1. Testing in the Software Development Lifecycle
  2. Test Planning, Monitoring and Control
    • Test Planning
    • Test Monitoring and Control
  3. Test Analysis
  4. Test Design
    • Concrete and Logical Test Cases
    • Creation of Test Cases
  5. Test Implementation
  6. Test Execution
  7. Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
  8. Test Closure Activities

Part 2: Test Management: Responsibilities for the Test Analyst 

  1. Test Progress Monitoring an Control
  2. Distributed, Outsourced and Insourced Testing
  3. The Test Analyst's Tasks in Risk-Based Testing
    • Risk Identification
    • Risk Assessment
    • Risk Mitigation

Part 3: Test Techniques

  1. Specification-Based Techniques
    • Equivalence Partitioning
    • Boundary Value Analysis
    • Decision Tables
    • Cause-Effect Graphing
    • State Transition Testing
    • Combinatorial Testing Techniques
    • Use Case Testing'User Story Teesting
    • Domain Analysis
    • Combining Techniques
  2. Defect-Based Techniques
    • Using Defect-Based Techniques
    • Defect Taxonomies
  3. Experience-Based Techniques
    • Error Guessing
    • Checklist-Based Testing
    • Exploratory Testing
    • Applying the Best Technique

Part 4: Testing Software Quality Characteristics

  1. Quality Characteristics for Business Domain Testing
    • Accuracy Testing
    • Suitability testing
    • Interoperability Testing
    • Usability Testing
    • Accessibility Testing

Part 5: Reviews

  1. Usines Checklists in Reviews

Part 6: Defect Management

  1. When Can a Defect be Detected?
  2. Defect Report Fields
  3. Defect Classification
  4. Root Cause Analysis

Part 7: Test Tools

  1. Test Tools and Automation
    • Test Design Tools
    • Test Data Preparation Tools
    • Automated Test Execution Tools
Who should attend

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

  • Software Testers with at least three years of experience
  • Sr. Software Tester/Sr. Quality Assurance Specialists
  • Software Testing/QA Team Leads
  • Anyone currently holding the Certified Tester –Foundation Level (CTFL) designation who has at least three years of testing experience

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


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