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ISTQB Advanced Level 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 Test Analyst Course Overview

The Advanced Level Test Analyst certification demonstrates an acceleration of knowledge and awareness of Software Testing to a universally acknowledged level. This training course concentrates primarily on generating advanced Test Analysts. The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is the accreditor of this Advanced Level Test Analyst training course, and the content of this course is based on the ISTQB’s most recent 2012 syllabus.

The teaching is delivered by an instructor, who uses tutorials, practical tasks, and exam preparation to transfer knowledge to the subjects. The exam for this qualification occurs at a later date so delegates have a good deal of time to prepare.

ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst Course Outline

This ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst training course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst
  • Testing processes
  • Different characteristics of Software Testing
  • Testing management
  • The analysis of testing
  • The design of testing
  • Testing implementation
  • Evaluating reporting and exit criteria
  • Software development lifecycle testing
  • Control, monitoring, and planning
  • Test Analyst responsibilities
  • Various testing techniques
  • Defect management
  • The tools of testing
  • Reviews
  • Review preparation importance
  • Risk-based testing
  • Insourced, outsourced, and distributed

Who should attend this Software Testing Training Course?

This training course is designed for those working within Software Testing who have reached an advanced point in their career.  Hence, professionals who may be suited to this course include:

  • Test Analysts
  • Test Managers
  • Test Engineers
  • Software Testers
  • Test Consultants


The Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing is not a prerequisite but would be useful. Delegates who wish to attend this training course must have successfully completed the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation qualification. We also advise that delegates possess a minimum of three years of testing experience.

There is no obligatory pre-course work for Advanced Level Test Analyst, yet BCS recommends the Test Analyst 2012 syllabus and example questions document if delegates wish to conduct any reading.

Software Testing depends on the assessment of a system or application to determine whether it is meeting its business requirements. This is to determine the productivity of the system so that improvements can be made.
Yes. This course is accompanied by one years free membership to BSC, The Chartered Institute for IT. This membership is valuable because it allows you to make the most of your Software Testing certification, and allows career enhancement through the support offered by BCS. BCS membership enables you to give back to society, as some of society’s greatest problems surround health, personal data, education, and IT capabilities. Your skills and knowledge can be used in these areas in order to enrich society.
The ISTQB Software Testing Foundation qualification is an essential prerequisite candidates must possess.
Please arrive at your training venue for 8:45am.

What's Included in this Software Testing Training Course?

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

ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst Examination

All participants will need to complete and pass an examination in order to acquire the Advanced Test Analyst certification. Non-programmable calculators are permitted for use within the exam, but they must be provided by the delegate.

Those taking online examinations can use an on-screen calculator. The exam is formatted as so:

  • 60 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 3 hours long
  • Closed book

It is necessary for delegates to achieve 65% in the exam to acquire the Advanced Test Analyst 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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