ISTQB Certified Tester - Advanced Level Test Analyst

The 4 day ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst course builds on the ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.

The mission of software testing is to minimise the risk associated with potential software failures by finding defects in a system under test. However, finding defects in a system generally requires a substantial amount of resources (time, money, people etc.). One role of a test analyst is to perform a risk based analysis of a system to maximise the defect finding capacity of a test procedure, while using a minimal amount of resources.

Test case design techniques are an efficient way for test analysts to minimise the number of test cases necessary, while maintaining an adequate level of system coverage. Each technique provides a straightforward set of procedures for designing test cases. The systematic nature of each technique allows test analysts to track and report progress in terms of both quantitative and qualitative coverage metrics.

This practical course is an in-depth exploration of the test analyst’s role within the testing process adapted to any lifecycle model – for example; V-Model, Agile, and RAD. Spreadsheets, templates and utilities will be provided enabling testers to be more efficient and effective within their organisations.

Skills Acquired: 

Perform the appropriate testing activities based on the software development lifecycle being used; Determine the proper prioritisation of the testing activities based on the information provided by the risk analysis; Select and apply appropriate testing techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on defined coverage criteria; Provide the appropriate level of documentation relevant to the testing activities; Determine the appropriate types of functional testing to be performed; Assume responsibility for the usability testing for a given project; Effectively participate in formal and informal reviews with stakeholders, applying knowledge of typical mistakes made in work products; Design and implement a defect classification scheme; and Apply tools to support an efficient testing process.

Designed for:

Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Test Managers, User Acceptance Testers and Software Developers.

This certification is also appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing, such as Project Managers, Quality Managers, Software Development Managers, Business Analysts, IT Directors and Management Consultants.


Those wishing to take the ISTQB Advanced Level Certificate exams must hold the ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing and have sufficient practical experience to be considered Advanced Level qualified. If you wish to sit the course without taking the exam, there are no prerequisites.

Course Content:

Testing Process; Test Management: Responsibilities for the Test Analyst; Specification Based Test Techniques –
Equivalence Partitioning, Boundary Value Analysis, Decision Tables, State Transition Testing, Use Cases, Classification Tree Method, Pairwise Testing, Domain analysis, User story testing;
Defect and Experienced Based Test Techniques –
Error Guessing, Checklist-based, Exploratory Testing;
Testing Software Characteristics –
Accuracy, Suitability, Interoperability, Usability, Accessibility; Reviews; Defect Management; Test Tools.


This course will provide the delegate with the necessary knowledge and skills to sit the ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Certificate multiple choice exam.

Cost: (AUD): $2125 exc GST (Excludes $350 exc GST Exam Fee)

Duration: (days): 4

Course Dates:  TBA