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ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Online


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)
  • Pearson Vue 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:

  • Structure the tasks defined in the test strategy in terms of business domain requirements
  • Analyse the system in sufficient detail to meet the user quality expectations
  • Evaluate the system requirements to determine domain validity
  • Prepare and execute the adequate testing activities, and report on their progress
  • Provide the necessary evidence to support evaluations
  • Implement the necessary tools and techniques to achieve the defined goals

Course Content

Introduction to Syllabus
- General introduction and objectives;
- Review of the ISTQB Foundation Syllabus.

Basic Aspects of Software Testing 
- General Refresher & Overview.

Testing Processes
- Test Analysis & Design; 
- Test Implementation & Execution; 
- Evaluating Exit Criteria & Reporting.

Test Management
- Risk Based Testing;
- Prioritisation;
- Coverage;
- Activities for Planning and Execution of Domain Testing.

Test Techniques
- Selection of Techniques;
- Typical defects and coverage criteria;
- Designing test cases;
- Test Specification;
- Rationale for defect-based and experience-based testing;
- Example defect taxonomies and their use;
- Exploratory testing.

Test of Software Characteristics
- Quality Attributes for Domain Testing;
- Quality Attributes for Technical Testing;

- Review Checklists;
- Review Types.

Incident Management
- Analyse;
- Classify;
- Describe Defects.

Test Tools & Automation
- Test Tool Concepts;
- Test Tool Categories.

People Skills & Team Composition
- Communication.


Exam and Prerequisites

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

Candidates are required to hold the ISEB/ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level in Software Testing Certificate as a minimum before sitting the exam.

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 


Target Audience

The course is for anyone involved in software testing who will or wishes to become involved in software test analysis now or in the future, either directly or indirectly, including:

Test Analysts;
Test Engineers;
Test Consultants;
Test Managers;
User Acceptance Testers; and
Software Developers.


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.

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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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