Advanced Level test Analyst - ISTQB Software Testing Certification Training

Level: Advanced

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.

Key features of this ISTQB Software Testing Certification Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How 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.

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ISTQB CTAL-TA Course Information

  • Exam Information

    • Upon successful completion of the course exam, the candidate will receive the Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst Certificate (CTAL-TA) in Software Testing. Course price includes ISTQB exam ($249 value). Extended time for exams may be available for non-native English speakers. Requests should be made 2 weeks prior to class start.
    • Exam vouchers will be provided to Virtual Live (remote) class participants. Exams can now be taken from home or office! (remote proctoring available through 2021) Alternatively, for a preview of exam center locations, please visit:
    • 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.
  • Intended Audience

    The target audience for this course includes:

    • Software testers
    • Senior testers
    • Test analysts
    • Test leads
    • Business analysts

ISTQB CTAL-TA Course Outline

  • 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
  • Reviews

    • Introduction
    • Using Checklists in Reviews
      • Requirements Reviews
      • User Story Reviews
      • Tailoring Checklists
  • Test Tools and Automation

    • Introduction
    • Keyword-Driven Automation
    • Types of Test Tools 51
      • Test Design Tools
      • Test Data Preparation Tools
      • Automated Test Execution Tools


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