Course Title: ISTQB® Advanced Tester Certification—Test Analyst (CTAL-TA)

Trainer Name: Tarun Banga
Trainer Info: Consultant: Setting up TCoE for Automation/Mobile Testing/performance, TMMi consultancy, Training
Duration: 40 hours

The ISTQB® Certification Advanced Test Analyst Course expands on the test techniques and methods introduced in the ISTQB Foundation certification. This course covers the topics as defined in the 2013 Advanced Test Analyst Syllabus leading towards the Advanced Test Analyst certification. There are seven general topics covered; the testing process, test management, test techniques, testing software quality characteristics, reviews, defect management, and tools. The focus is on testing techniques and methods and understanding the requirements for testing the characteristics of software beyond functionality. Specific techniques addressed include equivalence partitioning, boundary value testing, classification trees, decision tables, cause-effects diagrams, state diagrams and tables, pair-wise techniques, use cases, user stories, domain analysis, and experience-based and defect-based techniques. Additional focus is placed on the two non-functional aspects relating to software quality characteristics based on the ISO 9126 and include functionality and usability. Technical non-functional characteristics are included for familiarity and include reliability, efficiency, maintainability, and portability.

Related Certification: Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level, Agile Tester Certification, Advanced Tester Certification—Test Analyst, Advanced Tester Certification—Test Manager