ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst

Advanced CTAL | ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Analyst

USD 1,745.00

Four day CTAL course. This course is aimed at Test Analysts wishing to attain a higher qualification in software testing leading on from the ISTQB® Foundation Certificate. This course builds upon the Foundation syllabus and provides essential skills for every Test Analyst. Register for this course.

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Course Information

Testing Process(Testing in the Software Development Lifecycle; Test planning, Monitoring and Control; Test Analysis & Design; Test Implementation and Execution; Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting; Test Closure Activities).

Test Management(Test Progress Monitoring and Control; Distributed, Outsourced and Insourced Testing; Risk Based Testing).

Test Techniques(Specification-Based Techniques; Defect-Based Techniques; Experience-Based Techniques).

Testing Software Quality Characteristics(Accuracy Testing; Suitability Testing; Interoperability Testing; Usability Testing; Accessibility Testing).

Reviews(Using Checklist in Reviews).

Defect Management(Defect Report Fields; Defect Classification; Root Cause Analysis).

Test Tools(Test Design Tools; Test Data Preparation Tools; Automated Test Execution Tools).


14 – 17 Nov | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Examination Details(Consists of 65 multiple choice questions; exam duration 3 hours; questions split roughly in line with the Learning Objectives; each question answered correctly scores between 1 – 3 points, reflecting the difficulty; pass mark 65%)

Exam mode (can be taken online at Pearson VUE)

The qualification(To get an ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Certificate, you must successfully pass the Advanced Exam. On completion, you will be issued with an ISTQB® Advanced Level Certificate which is internationally recognised. If you possess an ISTQB® Advanced Level Certificate, you may use the Certified Tester Advanced Level acronym (CTAL- TA).The Advance Level Certificate has lifelong validity).

Exam fees are not included in the registration fees quoted and are to be purchased separately.

Certification by :ISTQB® International Software Testing Qualification Board

ISTQB® International Software Testing Qualifications Board is a not for profit association which defined the ISTQB® scheme that has become the worldwide leader in the certification of competences in software testing.


Target Audience

The advanced level qualification is intended for people who have achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing. (This includes testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, software developers).

Important Note

1. You must hold the ISTQB® Foundation Certificate in Software Testing in order to sit this exam.
2. This course is brought to you in partnership with Polteq.

You will learn

Competencies gained (Perform the appropriate testing activities based on the software development life cycle 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 the 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 of a 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; Use tools to support an efficient testing process).

Specific learning objectives include(Testing process; Test management; Test techniques; Testing of software characteristics).

Training Grants – applicable to courses in Malaysia

Vertical Distinct Sdn Bhd is a PSMB (Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad) Approved Training Provider and the courses offered in Malaysia are HRDF (Human Resource Development Fund) claimable. For guidelines and details on how to submit your application or claims to the HRDF, please visit HRDF.

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