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ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Certificate

Build upon your Foundation-level skills with advanced test design techniques learnt with real-world emphasis. Plus benefit from our free exam revision sessions.

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Boost your career and skillset with advanced test design techniques learnt with real-world emphasis.

This practical course is design for testing professionals wanting to build upon their foundation knowledge and develop their test analysis and design skills.

You’ll learn how to apply test design techniques in real-world situations gaining competency in the principles essentials for test design specification and performing outcome-driven test activities.

TARGET AUDIENCE: The prerequisite for this course is the ISTQB® Foundation Certificate and it is suggested that candidates have at least 2 years practical testing experience. It is designed for:

  • Experienced Test Analysts wanting to advance their hands-on testing skills.
  • Test Managers wanting a better understanding of advanced test design skills.
  • Testers wanting to accredit their advanced level skills for recognition among employers, clients and peers.

EXTRA COURSE INCLUSIONS: Our Pass Guarantee, Free Revision Sessions and Job Seeker Support are just a few of the extra inclusions you receive when training with Planit – the leading ISTQB Accredited Training provider. View our full list of extra inclusions.

"Great course and it also builds on top of the Foundation Certificate. I learnt some more test design techniques that I hope to apply in real life!"

Matthew Tommas, Qsuper

What You’ll Learn

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the responsibilities for the test analyst in all aspects of test management
  • Understand test analysts involvement in different software development lifecycles
  • Use review checklists to analyse requirements specifications, use cases or user stories and identify problems
  • Participate in risk management activities
  • Perform the appropriate test analysis and design tasks based on the project description and the software development lifecycle being used
  • Recall the main activities of test analysis and design
  • Recall the main components of test implementation and execution
  • Determine the steps and considerations that should be taken when executing tests
  • Explain the use of test tools
  • Understand the importance of designing and implementing a defect classification scheme
  • Understand the main components of evaluating exit criteria, reporting and test closure
  • Write test cases using specification-based techniques to achieve a defined level of coverage
  • Describe defect-based and experienced-based techniques
  • Determine and apply appropriate test techniques to meet specified goals
  • Exemplify the appropriate techniques to test quality attributes for business domain testing

Course Content

  • Test Management: Responsibilities for the Test Analyst
  • Reviews
  • Test Analysis and Design
  • Test Implementation and Execution
  • Defect Management
  • Evaluating Exit Criteria, Reporting and Test Closure
  • Specification-based Techniques
  • Defect-based Techniques
  • Experienced-based Techniques
  • Applying Techniques
  • Testing Software Quality Characteristics

Concepts and Terminology

  • Cause effect graphing
  • Classification Tree method
  • Combinatorial techniques
  • Concrete test cases
  • Decision tables
  • Defect-based techniques
  • Defect-based testing
  • Defect Management
  • Defect taxonomies
  • Domain analysis
  • Error guessing
  • Evaluating Exit Criteria and reporting
  • Experienced-based techniques
  • Exploratory testing
  • Functional quality characteristics
  • Logical test cases
  • Monitoring and Control
  • Non-functional quality characteristics
  • Orthogonal arrays
  • Pairwise testing
  • Review checklists
  • Risk-based Testing
  • State transition testing
  • Test Analysis
  • Test Closure
  • Test Design
  • Test Execution
  • Test Implementation
  • Test Planning
  • Test Progress
  • Test Tools
  • Usability testing
  • Use Cases
  • User Stories
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  Examination ($350 + GST)

The ISTQB® Advanced Test Analyst examination is a 3 hour closed book, 60-question multiple choice exam. Candidates are required to achieve a minimum pass mark of 65%. The examination is sat separately from the course and is independently administered and assessed.


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Pass Guarantee

On the rare occasion a student doesn’t pass, they can re-attend the course for FREE within 6 months (Excludes exam re-sits).

4 Days' Training


4 days of classroom training with a certified industry professional.

Food & Beverages


Full catering is provided including morning tea, lunch afternoon tea.

Course Manual


250+ page comprehensive course manual.

Exam Revision Assistance

Pass first time with our exam revision questions, live revision sessions and online tutorials.

Online Version

Access the online course (available to classroom bookings made via the website). Only $200 for a 3 month course extension.

$250 Training Voucher

Get a $250 voucher that can be used for your next course (terms and conditions apply).

On-going Support

We can support you beyond course completion, with 1,000+ highly trained consultants available for onsite assistance.

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"Great course and it also builds on top of the Foundation Certificate. I learnt some more test design techniques that I hope to apply in real life!"

Matthew Tommas, Qsuper
ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst

Why Choose Planit?

  • Experienced Expert Trainers

  • Practical Learning Outcomes

  • Industry Leading Pass Rates