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Advanced Tester Certification - Technical Test Analyst

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The ISTQB™ Advanced Tester Certification — Technical Test Analyst (TTA) training course expands on the test techniques and methods introduced in the ISTQB Foundation certification course.  This three-day course covers six main areas that fall within the area of responsibility of the Technical Test Analyst, risk-based testing, structure-based testing, analytical techniques, quality characteristics for technical testing, reviews, and  test tools and automation.

This ISTQB Software Testing certification course includes extensive hands-on exercises so that you can practice and master the methods and techniques covered in the course.

Understand the complexities of testing internal code constructs
Create efficient and effective test cases to cover complex decisions
Improve the focus and power of the test cases you create
Focus on multiple aspects related to the “internals” of your system where many defects hide
Identify key technical characteristics of the system that require testing including: Maintainability, analyzability, changeability, stability, portability and testability
Understand the use of reviews and tools with the technical testing domain
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Course Outline

Part 1: TTA’s Tasks in risk-based testing

  • Risk Management Activities – Revisited
  • Risk Identification, assessment and mitigation

Part 2: Structure-based testing

  • Control Flow Analysis Control Flow Concepts – Revisited
  • Condition Testing
  • Recognizing Conditions in Decisions
  • Condition Testing – Issues
  • Decision Condition Testing
  • Decision Condition Testing – Issues
  • Modified Condition/Decision Coverage (MC/DC)
  • MC/DC – Usage and reasoning
  • MC/DC – Rules and coupled terms
  • Multiple Condition Testing
  • Multiple Condition Coverage - recognizing Multiple Conditions
  • Multiple Condition Coverage – Issues
  • Path Testing
  • Understanding Path Coverage
  • Formal Path Testing - Cyclomatic Complexity
  • API (Application Programming Interface)
  • API Testing
  • API Testing – Coverage and defects
  • Selecting a Structure-Based Technique

Part 3: Analytical Techniques

  • Data Flow Analysis
  • Data Flow – Define-Use Technique
  • Define-Use Pairings – Common Pairings
  • General Data Flow – Common Anomalies
  • Improving Maintainability
  • Improving Maintainability – Tools
  • Call Graphs
  • Call Graphs – Usage and Application
  • Integration Testing – Methods
  • Pairwise Integration Testing
  • Neighborhood Integration Testing
  • McCabe's Design Predicate Approach
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • Dynamic Analysis – Applicability and tools
  • Dynamic Analysis – Application
  • Detecting Memory Leaks
  • Detecting Wild Pointers
  • Wild Pointers – tools and issues
  • Analysis of Performance

Part 4: Quality characteristics for technical testing

  • Quality Characteristics – responsibility, requirements and issues
  • General Planning Issues
  • Stakeholder Requirements
  • Required Tool Acquisition and Training
  • Test Environment Requirements
  • Organizational Considerations
  • Data Security Considerations
  • Security Testing – Potential Threats
  • Security Test Planning – Concepts
  • Security Test Specification
  • Security Testing – Static Analysis
  • Reliability Testing
  • Measuring Software Maturity
  • Tests for Fault Tolerance
  • Recoverability Testing
  • Reliability Test Planning
  • Performance Testing
  • Load Testing
  • Stress Testing
  • Scalability Testing
  • Performance Test Planning
  • Resource Utilization
  • Maintainability Testing
  • Analyzability, Changeability, Stability, and Testability
  • Portability Testing
  • Installability, co-existence/compatibility, adaptability, replaceability

Part 5: Reviews

  • Using Checklists in Reviews
  • Architectural Reviews
  • Code Reviews

Part 6: Test tools and automation

  • Integration and Information Interchange
  • Defining the Test Automation Project
  • Technical Test Analyst – Key Activities
  • Selecting the Automation Approach
  • Data-Driven Approach
  • Keyword-Driven Approach
  • Test Automation – Initialization
  • Test Automation – Handling Errors
  • Modeling Business Processes
  • A Keyword Table – Example
  • Keyword Automation – Issues
  • Specific Test Tools
  • Fault Seeding/Fault Injection Tools
  • Performance Testing Tools
  • Tools for Web-Based Testing
  • Tools to Support Model-Based Testing
  • Component Testing and Build Tools
Who should attend
  • 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. For more information regarding the criteria for taking the advanced examinations, go to
  • Anyone wishing to learn more about advanced testing topics
Bonus Materials

Training Course Fee Includes

  • Tuition
  • Course notebook
  • Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
  • Lunches
  • Letter of completion

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. For more information regarding the criteria for taking the advanced examinations, go to



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