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ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Online


Wanting to take your testing skills to the next level? Build upon your ISTQB Foundation studies and gain advanced testing techniques to add more value to your projects.

This ISTQB® Advanced Test Analyst course will help you deliver better test analysis and design. You’ll learn how to apply test design techniques in real-world situations, gaining competency in the essential principles of test design specification and outcome-driven test activities.

Target Audience

ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Certificate is designed for:

  • Experienced Test Analysts wanting to advance their hands-on testing skills.
  • Test Managers needing a better understanding of advanced test design skills.
  • Testers seeking advanced-level accreditation for recognition among employers, clients and peers.

The ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst online training package is interactive and includes expert tutor support. This software testing course has been fully accredited by the ISTQB and covers everything you need to pass the Advanced Test Analyst exam.

The exam is included and can be taken at any Pearson Vue test centre.

Please note:

  • No hard copy materials, for example manuals, will be provided as part of this online course. All information will be provided within the Online Portal.
  • It might take up to 48 hours to receive full access to the course materials.

What's Included

  • Fully accredited ISTQB e-learning Course - 90 days access
  • Exercises for all K3 & K4 Level course Learning Objectives
  • Edited Live Virtual Class (LVC) recordings 
  • Sample Exam Style Question Paper (fully explained answers)
  • Exam Voucher
  • Accredited Tutor Support & Helpdesk

(You will request the exam voucher code via the online portal once you are ready to take the exam.)

This course is to the latest syllabus and is approved and accredited by ISTQB.

More Information

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the responsibilities for the test analyst in all aspects of test management
  • Understand test analysts involvement in different software development lifecycles
  • Use review checklists to analyse requirements specifications, use cases or user stories and identify problems
  • Participate in risk management activities
  • Perform the appropriate test analysis and design tasks based on the project description and the software development lifecycle being used
  • Recall the main activities of test analysis and design
  • Recall the main components of test implementation and execution
  • Determine the steps and considerations that should be taken when executing tests
  • Explain the use of test tools
  • Understand the importance of designing and implementing a defect classification scheme
  • Understand the main components of evaluating exit criteria, reporting and test closure
  • Write test cases using specification-based techniques to achieve a defined level of coverage
  • Describe defect-based and experienced-based techniques
  • Determine and apply appropriate test techniques to meet specified goals
  • Exemplify the appropriate techniques to test quality attributes for business domain testing

Course Content

  • Test Management: Responsibilities for the Test Analyst
  • Reviews
  • Test Analysis and Design
  • Test Implementation and Execution
  • Defect Management
  • Evaluating Exit Criteria, Reporting and Test Closure
  • Specification-based Techniques
  • Defect-based Techniques
  • Experienced-based Techniques
  • Applying Techniques
  • Testing Software Quality Characteristics

Exam and Prerequisites

Assessment is by means of a three-hour, multiple-choice examination.

Candidates wishing to participate in the ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst course must possess the ISTQB Foundation Certificate and at least 2 years practical testing experience.

Candidates may find the BCS Intermediate Certificate a useful bridge between Foundation and Advanced though it is not mandatory.

Successful candidates may use the certification acronym CTAL-TA 


How long does the course take to complete?

The course lasts approximately 25-30 hours.


How do I complete the exam?
With this package you will be able to book your exam at your chosen location world-wide. You will receive an exam voucher to use up to 12 months after purchase.

Please note that this exam can be taken at a Pearson Vue test centre or online via remote proctor. Please state at the time of booking which exam option you would prefer so that we can arrange the correct exam voucher for you.

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Full support
The course includes full tutorial support providing fast one-to-one access to experienced tutors via email within 24 hours so users never feel isolated or stuck. Phone support can be scheduled via the help-desk if required.


Self paced, self managed study
Self-paced study using automatic book marking lets users dip in and out of the course at any time. Most people spread the course over 2-4 weeks and the exam can be taken up to 12 months after course purchase.


What are the system requirements for the online learning?
Online delivery - display resolution of at least 1024 x 768
Not compatible with MAC and ipad devices


This course will be delivered via the Focus LearnTesting Portal - offering the ultimate in convenience and additional resources. 


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