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Advanced Level Test Analyst - ISTQB Software Testing Certification Training
Course Description Why choose ALPI for ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst certification training?
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This course provides test engineers with advanced skills in test analysis, design, and execution. This hands-on course provides test engineers with the ability to define and carry out the tasks required to put the test strategy into action. The course will teach attendees how to analyze the system, taking into account the user’s quality expectations. They will learn how to evaluate system requirements as part of formal and informal reviews, using their understanding of the business domain to determine requirement validity. Attendees will know how to analyze, design, implement, and execute tests, using risk considerations to determine the appropriate effort and priority for tests. They will be able to report on testing progress and provide necessary evidence to support their evaluations of system quality. Attendees will learn how to implement a testing effort that supports the explicit and implicit testing objectives.

Upon successful completion of the course exam, the candidate will receive the Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst Certificate (CTAL-TA) in Software Testing. Total price includes $2600 course plus $200 ISTQB exam fee.

By the end of this course, an attendee should be able to:

  • Perform the appropriate testing activities based on the software development lifecycle being used.
  • Determine the proper prioritization 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.

Duration 4 day(s)
Time 9 - 5 pm
Price $2,800
Labs Exercises reinforcing Learning Objectives help to understand and apply topics in the course.

Intended Audience Software testers, senior testers, test analysts, test leads, and business analysts.

Prerequisites You must have obtained an ISTQB Foundation Level Certification (CTFL) to be eligible for Advanced Level Certification and have 3 years of experience.

Prior to attending class please download and review the following document: Advanced Level Test Analyst Syllabus


Testing Process

  • Introduction
  • Testing in the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Test Planning, Monitoring and Control
    • Test Planning
    • Test Monitoring and Control
  • Test Analysis
  • Test Design
    • Concrete and Logical Test Cases
    • Creation of Test Cases
  • Test Implementation
  • Test Execution
  • Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
  • Test Closure Activities

Test Management: Responsibilities for the Test Analyst

  • Introduction
  • Test Progress Monitoring and Control
  • Distributed, Outsourced and Insourced Testing
  • The Test Analyst’s Tasks in Risk-Based Testing
    • Overview
    • Risk Identification
    • Risk Assessment
    • Risk Mitigation

Test Techniques

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

Testing Software Quality Characteristics

  • Introduction
  • Quality Characteristics for Business Domain Testing
    • Accuracy Testing
    • Suitability Testing
    • Interoperability Testing
    • Usability Testing
    • Accessibility Testing


  • Introduction
  • Using Checklists in Reviews

Defect Management

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

Test Tools

  • Introduction
  • Test Tools and Automation
    • Test Design Tools
    • Test Data Preparation Tools
    • Automated Test Execution Tools

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Class Dates
Start End Location
Monday, December 17, 2018 Thursday, December 20, 2018 Virtual Live
Monday, March 18, 2019 Thursday, March 21, 2019 Chevy Chase, MD
Monday, June 03, 2019 Thursday, June 06, 2019 Virtual Live
Monday, September 23, 2019 Thursday, September 26, 2019 Chevy Chase, MD
Monday, November 18, 2019 Thursday, November 21, 2019 Virtual Live

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