ISTQB Advanced Level/Test Automation Engineer Certificate Course (3 days)

The ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer Certificate Course is a three-day course explaining the tasks of a test automation engineer (TAE) in designing, developing, and maintaining test automation solutions.


The course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to guide a test automation project. We focus on the concepts, methods, tools, and processes for automating dynamic functional tests and the relationship of those tests to configuration-, defect-, and test management, as well as software development processes and quality assurance.


The course includes exercises and practice exams to highlight key aspects of the syllabus and to help participants understand and practice the concepts and methods presented.



Business Outcome

Advanced Level testers, who have passed the “Advanced Test Automation Engineer” module exam, can be expected to:


• contribute to the development of a plan to integrate automated testing within the testing process

• valuate tools and technology for automation best fit to each project and organization

• create an approach and methodology for building a test automation architecture (TAA)

• design and develop (new or modified) test automation solutions that meet the business needs

• enable the transition of testing from a manual to an automated approach

• create automated test reporting and metrics collection

• manage and optimize testing assets to facilitate maintainability and address evolving (test) systems



Who should attend

This course is appropriate for professionals in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, software developers, and anyone wishing to gain the ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer certificate and who wants a deeper understanding of software test automation.



Topics that will be covered:

  • Introduction and Objectives for Test Automation

  • Preparing for Test Automation (SUT, Tools and Design)

  • The Generic Test Automation Architecture

  • TAA Design

  • TAS Development

  • Deployment Risks and Contingencies

  • Test Automation Maintenance

  • Test Automation Reporting and Metrics

  • Transitioning Manual Testing to an Automated Environment

  • Verifying the TAS

  • Continuous Improvement

For more information regarding the Test Automation Engineer and to download the TEA Syllabus:


To receive Advanced Level certification, candidates must hold the Foundation Certificate. The course material and the certification exam are in English. You will not need any specific preparation, nor a computer for the duration for the course.



Practical information

Date: Monday 19. - Wednesday 21. august 2019

Time: 09.00 - 17.00  

Address: Grand Hotel Terminus, Zander Kaaes gate 6, Bergen 

Course Instructor: Tomas Czarnecki, Knowit Oy


The Exam 

Grand Hotel Terminus, 26th August 09.00 - 11.00

The exam is in English, and the duration of the exam is 113 minutes (90 min for English speaking candidates). 


The exam comprises of 40 multiple-choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65%.  

Candidates for the ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer certificate exam should hold the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate (CTFL).

What is included:

  • Course material
    • Presentations
    • Syllabus
    • Practice Exams
    • Test exam
  • Exam fee (NOK 3000)
  • Lunch and other snack for breaks

People processing an ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer certificate may use the Certified Tester Advanced Level acronym: ISTQB CTAL-TAE.


Please contact Morten Risnes Engelsen

+ 47 48889878

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted in writing only.

Cancellations submitted prior to the event will receive a refund or days of credit towards a future event of equal value.

Cancellations submitted within 5-8 business days before the event will be charged a 500 NOK cancellation fee.

All cancellations received after 5 days before the course will be liable for the entire fee.

Substitute attendees for paid registrations will be accepted.

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