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Description

ISTQB® (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) is the standard for international qualifications in software testing at an advanced level. The ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst course, with its large number of practical exercises and practice examination questions, thoroughly prepares candidates for the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst examination. Whilst the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst course is focused on the syllabus, giving participants the maximum chance of passing the examination, it also contains many real world practical examples.

Course Objectives

On completion of the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst course, candidates will have an advanced understanding of test design techniques and will be fully prepared to take the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst examination.

  • The business outcomes include:
  • Perform the appropriate testing activities based on the software development lifecycle being used
  • Determine the proper prioritisation 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 their 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
  • Design and implement a defect classification scheme 
  • Apply tools to support an efficient testing process

Course Outline

The four-day course follows the ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Analyst syllabus and covers the following:

Testing process

  • Testing in the software development lifecycle
  • Test planning, monitoring and control
  • Test analysis
  • Test design
  • Test implementation
  • Test execution
  • Evaluating exit criteria and reporting
  • Test closure activities

Test Management: Responsibilities for the Test Analyst

  • Test progress monitoring and control
  • Distributed, outsourced and insources testing
  • The test analyst’s tasks in risk-based testing

Test Techniques

  • 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 techniqies
  • Defect taxonomies
  • Experience-based techniques
  • Error guessing
  • Checklist-based testing
  • Exploratory testing
  • Applying the best  technique

Testing Software Quality Characteristics

  • Quality characteristics for business domain testing
  • Accuracy testing
  • Suitability testing
  • Interoperability testing
  • Usability testing
  • Accessibility testing

Reviews

  • Using checklists in reviews

Defect management

  • When can a defect be detected?
  • Defect report fields
  • Defect classification
  • Root cause analysis

Test Tools

  • Test tools and automation
  • Test design tools
  • Test data preparation tools
  • Automated test execution tools

Who should attend

Requirements engineers, functional testers, test managers, and anyone else wishing to take the Advanced Level Test Analyst Exam.

Prerequisites

Candidates intending to take the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst examination must hold the ISTQB®Certified Tester Foundation Level qualification (or ISEB equivalent). The examination for this certification is usually held on the Friday following  the end of the course. Whilst this course is focused on the syllabus, giving candidates the maximum chance of passing the examination, it also contains many real world practical examples.

Your benefits at a glance

  • Globally recognised qualification
  • Learn the most up-to-date methodology
  • Deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness to your team
  • Learn through best practices and real examples
  • Consistently high pass rates
  • Learn  with trainers who have proven track records
  • Flexible delivery with online learning options
  • Train with the world’s leading quality specialist for digital business

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