ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst e-learning
This course provides test engineers with advanced skills in test analysis, design and execution. This hands-on course provides test engineers with the ability to define and carry out the tasks required to put the test strategy into action. The course will teach attendees how to analyze the system, taking into account the user’s quality expectations. They will learn how to evaluate system requirements as part of formal and informal reviews, using their understanding of the business domain to determine requirement validity. Attendees will know how to analyze, design, implement and execute tests, using risk considerations to determine the appropriate effort and priority for tests. They will be able to report on testing progress and provide the necessary evidence to support their evaluations of system quality. Attendees will learn how to implement a testing effort that supports the explicit and implicit testing objectives.
English knowledge and the ISTQB Foundation Level certificate is a prerequisite to take the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager exam, but non-certificate holders can take and benefit from the course.
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 hands-on course provides test engineers with the ability to define and carry out the tasks required to put the test strategy into action and is ideal for testers and test teams preparing for certification.
This e-learning course includes:
- Three months of unlimited access to the online course
- Foundation Sample Exam Questions and Foundation Level mock exam to provide a review of the Foundation Level exam
- Approximately 600 PowerPoint slides covering the topics to be addressed
- A downloadable copy of the complete note set. 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.
- ISTQB Advanced Syllabus
- The latest glossary of terms used in Software Testing produced by members of the ISTQB
- Standards for Software Testing
- Advanced Test Analyst Sample Exam Questions embedded throughout course. A complete set of questions for every learning objective in the Test Analyst module of the ISTQB Advanced Syllabus
- Exercise solutions
- Advanced Test Analyst Mock Exam
- Project Source Documents for Course Exercises
- Add-on shipment option of printed copies of printed course materials and/or supplemental textbook "Advanced Software Testing-Vol 1: Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Analyst" (hard copy or e-book format)
- Course completion certificate (often used for employer reimbursement)
The objectives for the course are as follows:
- Analyze, design, implement and execute tests, using risk to determine effort and priority
- Report testing progress and provide necessary evidence to support their evaluations of system quality
- Put the test strategy into action throughout your testing activities
- Analyze the system based on the user's quality expectations
- Participate in formal or informal reviews that evaluate system requirements
- Implement a testing effort that achieves the explicit and implicit testing objectives
1. BASIC ASPECTS OF SOFTWARE TESTING
1.2. Testing in the Software Lifecycle
1.3. Specific Systems
1.3.1. Systems of Systems
1.3.2. Safety Critical Systems
1.4. Metrics and Measurement
2. TESTING PROCESSES
2.1. Test Process Models
2.2. Test Planning and Control
2.3. Test Analysis and Design
2.4. Test Implementation and Execution
2.4.1. Test Implementation
2.4.2. Test Execution
2.5. Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting
2.6. Test Closure Activities
3. TEST MANAGEMENT
3.1. Test Management Documentation
3.1.1. Test Policy
3.1.2. Test Strategy
3.1.3. Master Test Plan
3.1.4. Level Test Plan
3.2. Test Plan Documentation Templates
3.3. Test Estimation
3.4. Scheduling and Test Planning
3.5. Test Progress Monitoring and Control
3.6. Business Value of Testing
3.7. Distributed, Outsourced and Insourced Testing
3.8. Risk-Based Testing
3.8.1. Introduction to Risk Based Testing
3.8.2. Risk Management
3.8.3. Risk Management in the Lifecycle
3.9. Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
3.9.1. Areas of Application
3.9.2. Implementation Steps
3.9.3. Benefits& Costs
3.10. Test Management Issues
3.10.1. Test Management Issues for Exploratory Testing
3.10.2. Test Management Issues for Systems of Systems
3.10.3. Test Management Issues for Safety Critical Systems
3.10.4. Other Test Management Issues
4. TEST TECHNIQUES
4.1.1. Equivalence partitioning
4.1.2. Boundary value analysis
4.1.3. Decision tables
4.1.4. State transition diagrams and tables
4.1.5. Classification tree method
4.1.6. Orthogonal arrays and All-pairs tables
4.1.7. Use cases
4.2. Defect- and Experience-based
4.2.1. Defect-based Techniques
4.2.2. Experience-based Techniques
4.3. Static Analysis
4.4. Dynamic Analysis
5. TESTING OF SOFTWARE CHARACTERISTICS
5.1. Quality Attributes for Domain Testing
5.1.1. Accuracy Testing
5.1.2. Suitability Testing
5.1.3. Interoperability Testing
5.1.4. Functional Security Testing
5.1.5. Usability Testing
5.1.6. Accessibility Testing
5.2. Quality Attributes for Technical Testing
5.2.1. Technical Security Testing
5.2.2. Reliability Testing
5.2.3. Efficiency Testing
5.2.4. Maintainability Testing
5.2.5. Portability Testing
6.1. The Principles of Reviews
6.2. Types of Reviews
6.2.1. Management review and audit
6.2.2. Reviews of particular work products
6.2.3. Performing a formal review
6.3. Introducing Reviews
6.4. Success Factors for Reviews
7. INCIDENT (DEFECT) MANAGEMENT
7.1. When Can a Defect Be Detected?
7.2. Defect Lifecycle
7.2.1. Step 1: Recognition
7.2.2. Step 2: Investigation
7.2.3. Step 3: Action
7.2.4. Step 4: Disposition
7.3. Defect Fields
7.4. Metrics and Incident Management
7.5. Communicating Incidents
Test Process Improvement (This is an overview only, for a course that focuses on test process improvement, see Advanced Test Manager)
8. TEST TOOLS AND AUTOMATION
8.1. Test Tool Concepts
8.1.1. Cost benefits and Risks of Test Tools and Automation
8.1.2. Test Tool Strategies
8.1.3. Integration & Information Interchange Between Tools
8.1.4. Automation Languages: Scripts, Script Language
8.1.5. The Concept of Test Oracles
8.1.6. Test Tool Deployment
8.1.7. Usage of Open Source Test Tools
8.1.8. Developing Your Own Test Tool
8.1.9. Test Tool Classification
8.2. Test Tool Categories – select the proper tool for given level or type of testing
8.2.1. Test Management Tools
8.2.2. Test Execution Tools
8.2.3. Debugging & Troubleshooting Tools
8.2.4. Fault Seeding & Fault Injection Tools
8.2.5. Simulation & Emulation Tools
8.2.6. Static and Dynamic Analysis Tools
8.2.7. Keyword-Driven Test Automation
8.2.8. Performance Testing Tools
8.2.9. Web Tools
People skills (team composition) (This is an overview only, for a course that focuses on people skills and team composition, see Advanced Test Manager)
ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Analyst
In order to take the ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Analyst exam you will need the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate. You should have at least 18 months of practical experience in the field of software testing.
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