ISTQB Advanced – Technical Test Analyst

The ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst training is aimed at how to thoroughly prepare and execute unit/integration tests and test automation, focused on non-functional quality characteristics


Chris Van Bael
Trainer and Course Director

Chris is an experienced Test Automation Engineer and trainer. He has created test frameworks for several customers in different business fields.


Price: 1.495€

Exam: 250€

Length: 3 Days

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00

Information: training@tesuqa.com

Test analysts are familiar with the best test methods and tools for test projects.
They can schedule tests, analyse and assess the potential risks, conduct usability tests, and record and analyse the results.
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.
You are a holder of the ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.
You have 36 months of experience in testing.
Overview of Content

Content Day 1
Risks-Based Testing
  • Introduction, Risk Identification, Assessment and Mitigation
Structure-Based Testing
  • Introduction
  • Condition Testing
  • Decision Condition Testing
  • Multiple Condition Testing
  • Modified Condition/Decision Testing
  • Path Testing
  • API Testing
  • Selecting a Structure-Based Technique
Analytical Techniques
  • Introduction and Control Flow Diagrams
  • Static Analysis: Control Flow Analysis
  • Static Analysis: Data Flow Analysis
  • Improving maintainability
  • Call Graphs
  • Dynamic Analysis
Content Day 2
Quality Characteristics for Technical Testing
  • Introduction
  • General Planning Isssues
  • Security Testing
  • Reliability Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Maintainability Testing
  • Portability Testing
  • Introduction
  • Using Checklists in Reviews
Content Day 3
Test Tools and Automation
  • Integration and Information Interchange Between Tools
  • Defining the Test Automation Project
  • Selecting the Automation Approach
  • Modeling Business Processes for Automation
  • Specific Test Tools
Exam Preparation
Exam Information
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 30 minutes), for a total of 150 minutes.
Related Trainings
Other interesting trainings include:
  • ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer
  • ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst
  • Selenium WebDriver Foundation
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