Advanced Level Test Analyst—ISTQB Software Testing Certification Training

Course Description


Why choose ALPI for ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst certification training?
  • ALPI's training is accredited by ASTQB, the U.S. Board for ISTQB certification, so you can be certain you are getting excellent training quality.
  • We use certified live instructors in both our in-person and virtual classes so you can ask questions and get answers right away.
  • We focus on real-world examples.
  • We teach using interactive, hands-on exercises.
  • This ALPI course is eligible for a free refresher guarantee so you can re-take the course within 4 months at no additional charge. Plus, if you meet the criteria, you could also re-take your exam for free. Contact us for information about this unique benefit that gives you peace of mind.

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. We suggest that attendees hold the ISTQB Foundation Level certificate, especially if they intend to take the ISTQB exam, but non-certificate holders can also benefit from this course.

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 test techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on defined coverage criteria.
  • Provide the appropriate level of documentation relevant to their testing activities
  • Determine the appropriate types of functional testing to be performed
  • Work effectively in a usability testing team
  • Effectively participate in requirements / user story reviews with stakeholders, applying knowledge of typical mistakes made in work products
  • Improve the efficiency of the test process with the use of tools
This course prepares you for the ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst exam. You have the option to add the ISTQB exam for $249 when registering for class. Passing the exam will grant you an ISTQB CTAL-TA certification. Extended time requests should be made 2 weeks prior to class start for non-native English speakers.
  • For participants attending class remotely (Virtual Live), the exam can be scheduled online from home/office or by visiting a test center. Visit ISTQB Online Exam Information and Locate a Test Center for details.
  • For participants attending class in Chevy Chase, MD, the exam will be administered on last day of class, ending by 5pm, so please plan your travel accordingly.


3 day(s)


9 - 5 ET




Exercises reinforcing Learning Objectives help to understand and apply topics in the course.

Intended Audience

The target audience for this course includes:
  • Software testers
  • Senior testers
  • Test analysts
  • Test leads
  • Business analysts


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


The Test Analyst’s Tasks in the Test Process

  • Introduction
  • Testing in the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Test Analysis
  • Test Design
    • Low-level and High-level Test Cases
    • Design of Test Cases
  • Test Implementation
  • Test Execution

The Test Analyst's Tasks in Risk-Based Testing

  • Introduction
  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Mitigation
    • Prioritizing the Tests
    • Adjusting Testing for Future Test Cycles

Test Techniques

  • Introduction
  • Black-Box Test Techniques
    • Equivalence Partitioning
    • Boundary Value Analysis
    • Decision Table Testing
    • State Transition Testing
    • Classification Tree Technique
    • Pairwise Testing
    • Use Case Testing
    • Combining Techniques
  • Experience-Based Test Techniques
    • Error Guessing
    • Checklist-Based Testing
    • Exploratory Testing
    • Defect-Based Test Techniques
  • Applying the Most Appropriate Technique

Testing Software Quality Characteristics

  • Introduction
  • Quality Characteristics for Business Domain Testing
    • Functional Correctness Testing
    • Functional Appropriateness Testing
    • Functional Completeness Testing
    • Interoperability Testing
    • Usability Evaluation
    • Portability Testing


  • Introduction
  • Using Checklists in Reviews
    • Requirements Reviews
    • User Story Reviews
    • Tailoring Checklists

Test Tools and Automation

  • Introduction
  • Keyword-Driven Automation
  • Types of Test Tools
    • Test Design Tools
    • Test Data Preparation Tools
    • Automated Test Execution Tools