ISTQB Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst e-learning
This training course presents a comprehensive overview of methods and techniques for deriving and specifying software tests based on the system’s implementation and structure (“white box tests”). On completing the course, attendees will be able to select and apply techniques for test case derivation, such as control flow or data flow testing as well as static and dynamic analysis. We will look at non-functional testing techniques, such as reliability testing, portability testing, performance, load and stress testing. We will also discuss how to succeed in building robust automation architectures and using a variety of tools to reach quality targets.
English knowledge and the ISTQB Foundation Level certificate is a prerequisite to take the ISTQB Advanced Level Technical Test Manager exam, but non-certificate holders can take and benefit from the course as well.
This certification is aimed at anyone interested in the topic of software testing who has already been working in the sector for a few years and wants to develop their skills further. It is particularly suitable for:
- Software testers
- Test analysts, test developers, test managers
- Software developers
- Project managers, quality managers, development managers, economic analysts
This e-learning course includes:
- Three months of unlimited access to the online course
- A set of approximately 500 PowerPoint slides covering the topics to be addressed
- A downloadable copy of the complete set of notes. Download the materials to a PC or mobile device. There is no expiration date on access to this valuable resource as they will be downloadable. Digital rights management and intellectual property rights are protected by some limitations, such as the inability to share the file with others. Further, while the materials can be printed, each page includes a prominent watermark, with the exception of the pages in the ISTQB Syllabus and Glossary.
- Foundation Sample Exam Questions and Foundation Level mock exam to provide a review of the Foundation Level exam
- ISTQB Advanced Syllabus
- The latest glossary of terms used in Software Testing produced by members of the ISTQB
- Standards for Software Testing
- Advanced Technical Test Analyst Sample Exam Questions embedded throughout course. A complete set of questions for every learning objective in the Technical Test Analyst module of the ISTQB Advanced Syllabus.
- Exercise solutions
- Advanced Technical Test Analyst Mock Exam
- Project Source Documents for Course Exercises
- Add-on option of printed copies of printed course materials and/or supplemental textbook "Advanced Software Testing-Vol 3: Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Technical Test Analyst" (hard copy or e-book format)
- Course completion certificate (often used for employer reimbursement)
The objectives for this course include but are not limited to:
- Explain where non-functional tests and architecture-based tests fit into an application’s lifecycle
- Explain what criteria may influence the structure and level of test condition development
- Describe how we can use test analysis and design activities to discover defects prior to test execution
- Explain the concept of test oracles and how a test oracle is used, with realistic examples of test specifications
- Describe and define the entry conditions for test execution, including: testware, test environment, configuration management and defect management
- Outline a risk based approach for planning and executing technical testing
- Write test cases using the following black box test design techniques
- List examples of typical defects to be identified by each specific technique
- Analyze a system or its requirement specification, determine which black box and white box techniques to apply for specific objectives and outline a test specification based on IEEE 829
- Based on ISO 9126, characterize testing approaches, specify test cases and distinguish between the types of defects that can be found by security, reliability and efficiency tests.
- Understand why test strategies should include maintainability, portability and accessibility tests and specify test cases to cover these attributes.
- Create a checklist that can find typical defects during code and architecture review
- Compare review types with each other and show their relative strengths, weaknesses and fields of use
- Analyze, classify and describe functional and non-functional defects in understandable defect reports
1. THE TECHNICAL TEST ANALYST'S TASKS IN RISK-BASED TESTING
1.1. Risk Identification
1.2. Risk Assessment
1.3. Risk Mitigation
2. STRUCTURE-BASED TESTING
2.1. Condition Testing
2.2. Decision Condition Testing
2.3. Modified Condition/Decision Coverage (MC/DC) Testing
2.4. Multiple Condition Testing
2.5. Path Testing
2.6. API Testing
2.7. Selecting a Structure-Based Technique
3. ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES
3.1. Static Analysis
3.1.1. Control Flow Analysis
3.1.2. Data Flow Analysis
3.1.3. Using Static Analysis for Improving Maintainability
3.1.4. Call Graphs
3.2. Dynamic Analysis
3.2.1. Detecting Memory Leaks
3.2.2. Detecting Wild Pointers
3.2.3. Analysis of Performance
4. QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS FOR TECHNICAL TESTING
4.1. General Planning Issues
4.1.1. Stakeholder Requirements
4.1.2. Required Tool Acquisition and Training
4.1.3. Test Environment Requirements
4.1.4. Organizational Considerations
4.1.5. Data Security Considerations
4.2. Security Testing
4.2.1. Security Test Planning
4.2.2. Security Test Specification
4.3. Reliability Testing
4.3.1. Measuring Software Maturity
4.3.2. Tests for Fault Tolerance
4.3.3. Recoverability Testing
4.3.4. Reliability Test Planning
4.3.5. Reliability Test Specification
4.4. Performance Testing
4.4.1. Types of Performance Testing
4.4.2. Performance Test Planning
4.4.3 Performance Test Specification
4.5. Resource Utilization
4.6. Maintainability Testing
4.6.1 Analyzability, Changeability, Stability and Testability
4.7. Portability Testing
4.7.1. Installability Testing
4.7.2. Co-existence/Compatibility Testing
4.7.3. Adaptability Testing
4.7.4. Replaceability Testing
5.1. Using Checklists in Reviews
5.1.1. Architectural Reviews
5.1.2. Code Reviews
6. TEST TOOLS AND AUTOMATION
6.1. Integration and Information Interchange Between Tools
6.2. Defining the Test Automation Project
6.2.1. Selecting the Automation Approach
6.2.2. Modeling Business Processes for Automation
6.3. Specific Test Tools
6.3.1. Fault Seeding/Fault Injection Tools
6.3.2. Performance Testing Tools
6.3.3. Tools for Web-Based Testing
6.3.4. Tools to Support Model-Based Testing
6.3.5. Component Testing and Build Tools
ISTQB® Certified Tester – Technical Test Analyst
In order to take the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Technical Test Analyst exam you will need the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level certification. You should have at least 18 months of practical experience in the field of software testing.
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