Who Should Attend?

  • Software Testers / Analysts
  • Senior Testers looking for Formal Training / certification on test case design
  • Test Leads / Managers

Delegates should have a minimum of 3 years of testing experience before attempting this qualification.

Exam Details

A three-hour multiple choice exam, taken at a Pearson Vue centre. Candidates must achieve a grade of 65% to successfully pass the exam.

*Affiliated with TSG to deliver this course.


  • Become able to provide meaningful advice on planning decisions
  • Obtain skills in requirements analysis to inform the test design process
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of a wide range of formal test design techniques
  • Understand the use of test automation tools in the test analysis function
  • Be able to participate in peer reviews

Select a date

Please note: this course runs on demand so the price is TBC. It can be arranged to run on-site at your offices as Training for Teams or as a public course if there is sufficient interest.

Please contact us for more details.

Course Content and Agenda

The course is presented in 14 modules, based on the ISTQB syllabus:

  • The fundamental test process
  • Test planning, monitoring, and control
  • Test analysis
  • Test design
  • Test implementation
  • Test execution
  • Evaluating exit criteria and reporting
  • Test closure activities
  • Test progress monitoring and control
  • Distributed, outsourced and insourced testing
  • The Test Analyst’s tasks in risk-based testing
  • Designing tests & test cases
  • Test modelling techniques
  • Covering test models
  • Partition testing
  • Boundary testing
  • Domain testing
  • Decision tables
  • Cause-effect graphing
  • Classification tree method
  • Combinatorial (Arithmetic) testing techniques
  • State transition testing
  • Use case testing
  • User story testing
  • Combining test techniques
  • Error guessing
  • Checklist-based testing
  • Exploratory testing
  • “Defect-Based” testing
  • Anomaly taxonomies (or “defect taxonomies”)
  • Applying the best technique
  • Functional quality testing
    • Accuracy, suitability, interoperability, and compliance with standards and regulations
  • Usability and accessibility testing
    • Understandability, learnability, operability, attractiveness, and compliance with standards and regulations
  • Introductory review of formal review processes
  • Using checklists in reviews
  • Phase containment of defects
  • Incident report fields
  • Incident (& defect) classification
  • Root cause analysis
  • Test tools and automation
  • Automated test execution
  • Keyword-driven scripting
  • How Test Analysts can contribute to preventing failure
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