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ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst

The Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst course will provide an understanding of technical testing beyond ISTQB Foundation level giving participants the knowledge and skills required to become an Advanced Technical Test Analyst. This three-day tutor-led course includes lectures, exercises and practical work, as well as exam preparation.

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After successfully completing the course and passing the exam, delegates should be able to:

- Collaborate in a model-based testing team using standard terminology and established MBT concepts; processes and techniques

- Apply and integrate model-based testing in a test process

- Effectively create and maintain MBT models using established techniques and best practices of model-based testing

- Select, create and maintain test artifacts from MBT models considering risk and value of the features tested

- Support the organization to improve its quality assurance process to be more constructive and efficient

To take the ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst Certificate candidates must hold the ISTQB/BCS Foundation certificate. It is also suggested that candidates have a minimum of three years' testing experience.

The exam is held on the last day of the course in the afternoon. It is fully accredited by UKTB on behalf of ISTQB and has been rated SFIAplus level 5 by the BCS.

This course does not include lunch or refreshments. 

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ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst

£TBC per delegate

The course is run over 3 days and includes all course materials. Lunch and refreshments are provided for some onsite courses. Please check course details for further information.

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    Who should attend

    • This course is principally aimed at test practitioners who have achieved an advanced point in their careers and who want to increase their knowledge and skills beyond the levels covered by the Foundation and Intermediate qualifications.
    • Delegates typically are expecting to be actively involved in the technical aspects of software testing, including test automation, non-functional testing and white-box testing. This includes people in roles such as:
    • Testers
    • Test Analysts
    • Test Engineers
    • Test Consultants
    • Test Managers
    • User Acceptance Testers
    • Software Developers
    • This course is also appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing, such as Project Managers, Quality Managers, Software Development Managers, Business Analysts, IT Directors and Management Consultants.

    Exam Details

    To qualify as an internationally-certified Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst and be issued with an ISTQB Advanced Level Certificate, delegates must successfully pass the exam. The exam is held in the afternoon on the last day of the course and is comprised of 60 multiple choice pick 'n' mix questions. The duration is 120 minutes (or 165 minutes for candidates taking examinations that are not in their native language) and delegates must score at least 65% to pass.


    • Gain recognition for testing as an essential and professional software engineering specialization
    • Provide a standard framework for the development of testers’ careers
    • Enable professionally qualified testers to be recognized by employers, customers and peers, and to raise the profile of testers and testing
    • Promote consistent and good testing practices within all software engineering disciplines
    • Identify testing topics that are relevant and of value to industry
    • Enable software suppliers to hire certified testers and thereby gain commercial advantage over their competitors by advertising their tester recruitment policy
    • Provide an opportunity for testers and those with an interest in testing to acquire an internationally recognized qualification in the subject

    "I did the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation Course last year – achieving an 86% pass mark. This was in no small way attributable to the teaching received during the course – highly recommended."

    Senior Test Analyst, Retail

    Course Content & Agenda

    The course covers six areas as detailed below:

    The Technical Test Analyst’s Tasks in Risk-Based Testing Artboard 1 copy 4

    How to identify, assess and mitigate technical risks

    Structure-based testing Artboard 1 copy 4

    Follow on from Foundation techniques of statement and decision coverage

    Structure-based techniques:

    Condition testing

    Decision/condition testing

    Modified condition/decision coverage (MC/DC)

    Multiple condition testing

    Basis path testing

    API coverage

    How to choose appropriate structural test techniques?

    Analytical Techniques Artboard 1 copy 4

    How to apply static analysis to detect potential security, maintainability and testability defects in code

    The use of dynamic analysis to mitigate risks in code and software architecture

    Quality Characteristics for Technical Testing Artboard 1 copy 4

    How to design high-level test cases for the security, performance and reliability quality characteristics

    How to support the Test Manager in creating test strategies to mitigate the identified risks?

    Reviews Artboard 1 copy 4

    Using checklists to identify defects in code and architecture

    Test Tools and Automation Artboard 1 copy 4

    Focus on tools and automation issues that are relevant to Technical Test Analysts

    This session covers several tools, including those used for web based testing, model-based testing, fault seeding and fault injection, component testing and the build process, and for performance testing

    Discussion of common technical issues that cause high failure rates in automation projects

    Automation techniques

    Specific issues resulting from the use of open-source and custom-built tools

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