The ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst course builds the knowledge gained in the ISTQB Foundation certificate to an advanced level, for test analysts. Obtaining the ISTQB Foundation Certificate is a prerequisite for delegates attending this course. In addition, it is recommended that delegates have a minimum of 3 years of testing experience before attempting this qualification.
The Advanced Test Analyst Certificate is one of the three advanced testing certificates, the others are Advanced Test Manager and Advanced Technical Test Analyst. Candidates may find the BCS Intermediate Certificate a useful bridge between Foundation and Advanced, although it is not mandatory.
Who is this aimed at?
The Advanced Test Analyst course is intended for testing practitioners who are, or intend to become test analysts.
What are the entry requirements?
Successful completion of the ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester foundation level and a minimum of three years testing experience is recommended. The Intermediate Certificate may also be helpful but is not required. Training with a BCS accredited training provider is recommended.
What format is the exam?
- Three hours ‘closed book’
- 60 complex multiple choice questions
- Pass mark is 65%
MODULE 1: REVIEW OF THE FOUNDATION
Module 1: Testing Processes
Module 2: Test Management Responsibilities of the Test Analyst
Module 3: Introduction to Test Design Techniques
Module 4: Fundamental Test Design Techniques
Module 5: Combinational Test Design Techniques
Module 6: Other Test Design Techniques
Module 7: Experience-Based Test Techniques
Module 8: Testing Quality (“Non-Functional”) Characteristics
Module 9: Reviews
Module 10: Incident and Defect Management
Module 11: Test Tools and Automation
SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE
- Introduction to Software Testing
- Foundation Certificate in Software Testing
- Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing
- ISTQB Test Manager
- ISTQB Technical Test Analyst
- Practical Software Testing
- User Acceptance Testing
- Test Automation
- ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst
- ISTQB Foundation Level Extension, Agile Tester
- ISTQB-BCS Foundation Certificate