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ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst

This course is accredited by the ISTQB and the British Computer Society (BCS). A 5 day course, with a pre-paid voucher included in the price, to take the exam when ready. Gain a detailed knowledge and hands on practical exposure to test design techniques, as well as an introduction to non-functional testing and automation. Private courses on-site can be arranged at your offices for group bookings of 4 or more delegates.

Our trainers are experienced testing practitioners with many years of software testing experience to relate to delegates, in order to enhance the learning process. The course also provides a valuable opportunity for sharing ideas and approaches to real-life situations and projects with fellow delegates.

Please note:
the ISTQB Foundation Certificate is a pre-requisite for delegates attending this course.

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ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst

£1,200 per delegate ex VAT

The course is run over 5 days and includes all course materials. Lunch and refreshments are provided for some onsite courses. Please check course details for further information.

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Who should attend

  • Software Testers / Analysts
  • Senior Testers looking for Formal Training / certification on test case design
  • Test Leads / Managers
  • Delegates should have a minimum of 3 years of testing experience before attempting this qualification.

Exam Details

A three-hour multiple choice exam, taken at a Pearson Vue centre. Candidates must achieve a grade of 65% to successfully pass the exam.

Objectives

  • Become able to provide meaningful advice on planning decisions
  • Obtain skills in requirements analysis to inform the test design process
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of a wide range of formal test design techniques
  • Understand the use of test automation tools in the test analysis function
  • Be able to participate in peer reviews

"Even though there was a lot to cram in, the course tutor explained and broke everything down so it was easy to digest".

Test Analyst, IT Consulting

Course Content & Agenda

The Advanced Test Analyst course is presented in twelve modules, spread over five days:

Module 1: Testing Processes Artboard 1 copy 4

The fundamental test process

Test planning, monitoring, and control

Test analysis

Test design

Test implementation

Test execution

Evaluating exit criteria and reporting

Test closure activities

Module 2: Test Management Responsibilities of the Test Analyst Artboard 1 copy 4

Test progress monitoring and control

Distributed, outsourced and insourced testing

The Test Analyst’s tasks in risk-based testing

Module 3: Introduction to Test Design Techniques Artboard 1 copy 4

Designing tests & test cases

Test modelling techniques

Covering test models

Module 4: Fundamental Test Design Techniques Artboard 1 copy 4

Partition testing

Boundary testing

Domain testing

Module 5: Combinational Test Design Techniques Artboard 1 copy 4

Decision tables

Cause-effect graphing

Classification tree method

Combinatorial (Arithmetic) testing techniques

Module 6: Other Test Design Techniques Artboard 1 copy 4

State transition testing

Use case testing

User story testing

Combining test techniques

Module 7: Experience-Based Test Techniques Artboard 1 copy 4

Error guessing

Checklist-based testing

Exploratory testing

“Defect-Based” testing

Anomaly taxonomies (or “defect taxonomies”)

Applying the best technique

Module 8: Testing Quality (“Non-Functional”) Characteristics Artboard 1 copy 4

Functional quality testing

Accuracy, suitability, interoperability, and compliance with standards and regulations

Usability and accessibility testing

Understandability, learnability, operability, attractiveness, and compliance with standards and regulations

Module 9: Reviews Artboard 1 copy 4

Introductory review of formal review processes

Using checklists in reviews

Module 10: Incident and Defect Management Artboard 1 copy 4

Phase containment of defects

Incident report fields

Incident (& defect) classification

Root cause analysis

Module 11: Test Tools and Automation Artboard 1 copy 4

Test tools and automation

Automated test execution

Keyword-driven scripting

Module 12: Why Test Automation Often Fails Artboard 1 copy 4

How Test Analysts can contribute to preventing failure

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