Advanced Level test Analyst - ISTQB Software Testing Certification Training

Course 3161

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Labs: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Level: Advanced

This course provides test engineers with advanced skills in test analysis, design, and execution. This hands-on course allows test engineers 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, considering the user’s quality expectations. They will learn 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 test effort and priority. They will be able to report on testing progress and provide the necessary evidence to support their evaluations of system quality. Finally, attendees will learn how to implement a testing effort that supports the explicit and implicit testing objectives.

Advanced Level test Analyst Training Delivery Methods

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Advanced Level test Analyst Course Information

In this training, 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.


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

Certification Information

Prior to attending class, please download and review the following document:

ISTQB CTAL-TA Course Outline


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


Risk Identification

Risk Assessment

Risk Mitigation

  • Prioritizing the Tests
  • Adjusting Testing for Future Test Cycles


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


Quality Characteristics for Business Domain Testing

  • Functional Correctness Testing
  • Functional Appropriateness Testing
  • Functional Completeness Testing
  • Interoperability Testing
  • Usability Evaluation
  • Portability Testing


Using Checklists in Reviews

  • Requirements Reviews
  • User Story Reviews
  • Tailoring Checklists


Keyword-Driven Automation

Types of Test Tools 51

  • Test Design Tools
  • Test Data Preparation Tools
  • Automated Test Execution Tools

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