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ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst: What's Changed in the 2012 Syllabus

By Blake Young | Marketing Manager

INSIGHTS // Articles

4 Apr 2013


INSIGHTS // Articles


By Blake Young

4 Apr 2013

The ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst syllabus has recently been updated, affecting its content, duration and examination. The refreshed content, reduced course length, and reduced course price makes this qualification an even more attractive proposition for testers wanting to take their testing skills to the next level.

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Course Duration
Course Price
Exam Duration Exam Questions Exam Price
4 days
5 days
$2,400 + GST
180 minutes
60 Questions
65 Questions
$350 + GST
Major Changes in Syllabus Update 
  • The major concentration of this syllabus remains on the testing techniques and test process.
  • Domain analysis and user stories are new to the specification-based techniques section.
  • Content has been significantly revised to align the scope with Foundation, other Advanced Level syllabi and Expert Level Test Automation.
  • The Test Management and Tools chapters are relatively short and cover only the specific issues relating to the Test Analyst.
  • The defect management chapter is no longer based on IEEE-1044 and focuses more on defect categorization and performing initial root cause analysis of defects.
New Syllabus Course Content 

New Syllabus Course Content

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A brief summary of the Advanced Syllabus Updates is included in the table below. Further information is available via the course links or by downloading the ISTQB Advanced Syllabus Info Evening presentation slides.

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Course Changes
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