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ISTQB Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst

Key points about this course

Duration: 4 Days*

Pre-requisites: - ISTQB Software Testing Foundation

Pre-course Reading: 5-10 Hours

Accredited: Yes

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ISTQB Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst Course Overview

The ISTQB Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst course provides the knowledge and abilities needed to develop into advanced Technical Test Analysts. Testing throughout the lifecycle and dynamic test techniques are major topics investigated.

This training course is accredited by ISTQB, a leading provider of Software Testing qualifications. By the end of the training course, delegates will be able to conclude the key responsibilities of a Technical Test Analyst, write test cases, and identify some general risk factors Technical Test Analysts must examine, to name a few. 

BCS Membership

Included in your professional certification; one year’s free BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Associate membership.

Upon passing your examination, make the most of your professional certification and continue your career development with BCS Associate membership. Whether you’re looking for career support through the BCS global skills, training and development framework, SFIAplus, seeking promotion or a network of new contacts, we’re here to support you. BCS membership provides exclusive access to resources, content and opportunities that will enrich your career.

BCS Membership allows you to give back to society. Some of the industry’s challenges are around personal data, health, education, and IT capabilities. By becoming part of our professional community you can get involved and do your bit to make IT good for society.

ISTQB Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst Course Outline

This ISTQB Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst training course looks at the following topics:

The Fundamentals of Testing:

  • What is testing?
  • Why is testing relevant?
  • How much testing is enough?
  • Static testing v dynamic testing
  • The seven testing principles
  • The fundamental test process
  • The psychology of testing
  • Testing code of ethics

Testing Throughout the Lifecycle:

  • Software development models
  • Test levels
  • Component testing
  • Component integration testing
  • System testing
  • System integration testing
  • Acceptance testing
  • Alpha and Beta testing
  • Functional testing
  • Non-functional testing
  • Structural testing
  • Retesting V regression testing
  • Maintenance testing

Static Test Techniques:

  • Reviews
  • Walkthroughs
  • Technical Reviews
  • Inspections
  • Static Analysis

Dynamic Test Techniques:

  • The test development process
  • Black-box V white-box testing
  • Equivalence partitioning
  • Boundary value analysis
  • State transition testing
  • Decision table testing
  • Use case testing
  • Statement testing V decision testing
  • Experience-based testing

Test Management:

  • Test organisation
  • Test planning
  • Test estimation, monitoring and control
  • Configuration management
  • Incident management
  • Risk management 

Tool Support for Testing: 

  • Types of test tool
  • Effective use of tools
  • Tool selection and implementation

Who should attend this Software Testing Training Course?

This training course is aimed at anyone working in Software Testing who have arrived at an advanced point in their career. Participants should be actively engaged in the technical elements of Software Testing, and are keen to build extensively on knowledge and understanding acquired at lower certification levels. Professionals who may be suited to this course include:

  • Test Analysts
  • Test Engineers/Managers/Consultants
  • Software Developers
  • Project Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Software Development Managers


Delegates must be holders of the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation certification, as they will not be able to partake otherwise. As well as this, delegates should have a minimum of three years experience within the realm of Software Testing.

There are no pre-course work requirements, however BCS recommends the Technical Test Analyst 2012 syllabus and example questions if delegates wish to carry out any reading.

Software Testing is all about assessing operations and systems to see if they are fulfilling their purpose, and to determine the extent of their effectiveness.
Yes, this training course is accredited by BCS and ISTQB.
Yes, a free, one year membership to BCS is included with this training course. BCS membership enables you to utilise your professional Software Testing certification and maximise career development. BCS provides support in many areas, including training framework, finding contacts, and promotion. You will gain exclusive access to resources and opportunities that will embellish your career.
The ISTQB Software Testing Foundation is required to attend this training course.

What's Included in this Software Testing Training Course?

  • The Knowledge Academy’s Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst Courseware
  • The Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst Examination
  • BCS Membership for 1 Year
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Completion Certificate
  • Refreshments

ISTQB Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst Examination

All delegates are required to take an examination in order to gain the Advanced Level Test Analyst certification. Non-programmable calculators may be used in the examination (must be provided by the delegates), whilst those completing the exam online will be able to use an on-screen calculator. This exam is:

  • 45 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 2 hours long
  • Closed book

A pass mark of 65% is needed in order to acquire the certification. 


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Key points about this course

Duration: 4 Days*

Pre-requisites: - ISTQB Software Testing Foundation

Pre-course Reading: 5-10 Hours

Accredited: Yes

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