ISTQB Certified Tester, Advanced Level: Technical Test Analyst

Course Description

Following on from the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level training, this workshop covers the increasing technical challenges faced by system testing in particular. Defined tasks need to be structured according to the technical requirements and the internal structure of the system needs to be analysed in detail in order to achieve the expected level of quality and detect errors during development. The ISTQB Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst certification will teach you on the basis of the current ISTQB Advanced Level syllabus. The various procedures, techniques and tools for non-functional system testing will be explained, and you will then be in a position to apply these in your future work as a Technical Test Analyst. The three-day certification will be followed by a two-hour examination. During the workshop, our experienced trainers will fully prepare you for the ISTQB Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst examination.
3 days


It is recommended that participants should have completed the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level certification, or have attended the workshop.

Course contents

This three-day course follows the ISTQB® Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst syllabus and covers the following:

The Technical Test Analyst's Tasks in Risk-Based Testing

Risk-based Testing Tasks
Risk Identification
Risk Assessment
Risk Mitigation

Structure-Based Testing

Statement Testing
Decision Testing
Modified Condition/Decision Coverage - (MC/DC) Testing
Multiple Condition Testing
Basis Path Testing
API Testing
Selecting a White-box Test Technique

Analytical Techniques

Static Analysis
Control Flow Analysis
Data Flow Analysis
Using Static Analysis for
Improving Maintainability
Call Graphs
Dynamic Analysis
Detecting Memory Leaks
Detecting Wild Pointers
Analysis of Performance Efficiency

Quality Characteristics for Technical Testing

General Planning Issues
Security Testing
Reliability Testing
Performance Efficiency Testing
Maintainability Testing
Portability Testing
Compatibility Testing


Technical Test Analyst Tasks in Reviews
Using Checklists in Reviews
Architectural Reviews

Target group

Developers, Functional Testers, Test Automation Specialists, Performance Specialists, Environment and Data Specialists, Security Specialists


In order to take the examination, you must show at least 18 months practical experience as a tester and be certified at ISTQB Foundation Level. Confirmation from your employer or from your reference customers are accepted as proof of practical experience.

The benefits at a glance

- Globally recognised qualification
- Learn the most up-to-date methodology
- Deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness to your team
- Learn through best practices and real examples
- Consistently high pass rates
- Learn with trainers who have proven track records

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