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The ISTQB® Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst (CTAL-TTA) provides a thorough introduction to the technical testing skills which are fundamental in many organizations today. These skills include risk-based testing, white box testing, static and dynamic analysis, non-functional testing, and test automation.

ISTQB Advanced – Technical Test Analyst

  • Price : € 1.595
  • Exam : € 260
  • Length : 3 Days
  • Hours : 9:00 to 17:00
  • Category : [ISTQB]

Course Details

The Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst certification is suitable for anyone who is involved in testing as well as anyone interested in further developing their software testing knowledge.

This includes people performing activities such as test analysis, test consulting, and software development.

With the internationally recognised ISTQB? Certified Tester Advanced Level – Technical Test Analyst (CTAL-TTA) certification, you will be able to prove your knowledge, particularly with regard to technical aspects.


Skills Gained

Recognize and classify the typical risks associated with the performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability of software systems.
Create test plans which detail the planning, design and execution of tests for mitigating performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability risks.
Select and apply appropriate structural design techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on code coverage and design coverage.
Effectively participate in technical reviews with developers and software architects applying knowledge of typical mistakes made in code and architecture.
Recognize risks in code and software architecture and create test plan elements to mitigate those risks through dynamic analysis.
Propose improvements to the security, maintainability and testability of code by applying static analysis.
Outline the costs and benefits to be expected from introducing particular types of test automation.
Select appropriate tools to automate technical testing tasks.
Understand the technical issues and concepts in applying test automation.

Day 1

Risks-Based Testing


Riks-based testing tasks


Statement testing

Decision testing

Condition testing

Decision condition testing

Modified condition/decision testing

Multiple condition testing

API testing

Selecting a white-box test technique

Introduction and control flow graphs

Static analysis: control flow analysis

Static analysis: data flow analysis

Improving maintainability

Day 2

Dynamic analysis

Call Graphs


General planning isssues

Security testing

Reliability testing

Performance testing

Maintainability testing

Portability testing

Compatibility testing

Day 3

Architectural reviews

TTA Tasks in reviews

Using checklists in reviews

Architectural reviews

Code Reviews

Defining the test automation project

Selecting the automation approach

Modeling business processes for automation

Specific test tools

Exam preparation


The Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst exam comprises 45 multiple choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 120 minutes.

Participants that take the exam not in their spoken language, will receive additional 25% more time (an additional 45 minutes), for a total of 150 minutes.


  • To be able to recieve the certification after a successful exam, ISTQB mandates that you are a holder of the ISTQB Foundation certificate and have 18 months of experience

  • The training can be followed without prerequisites. However, we believe a few years experience in testing is necessary to understand all concepts in the training.

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