ISTQB® CERTIFIED TESTER ADVANCED LEVEL TEST ANALYST COURSE

The ISTQB ADVANCED LEVEL TEST ANALYST course is a 4-days course explains testing activities within different lifecycle models, specification-based, defect-based and experienced-based test techniques, test documentation, usability testing, reviews, defect classification and tool support. Candidates will be given exercises, practice exams and learning aids for the ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst certificate.

Course Objectives

To provide an understanding of testing issues beyond the ISTQB Foundation level giving participants the knowledge and skills required to become an Advanced Test Analyst.

Who this course is for?

This course is appropriate for testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, software developers, and anyone wishing to gain the ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Analyst Certificate in Software Testing or wants a deeper understanding of software testing.

Prerequisites

To take the ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Certificate candidates must hold the ISTQB Foundation certificate. There are no prerequisites for participating in the course without taking the exam.

Skills Gained

An Advanced Test Analyst can…

  • Perform testing activities appropriate to the software development lifecycle in use.
  • Prioritise testing activities based on analysed risks.
  • Select and apply appropriate testing techniques to achieve defined coverage criteria.
  • Determine the appropriate types of functional testing to be performed.
  • Undertake the usability testing for a given 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.
  • Apply tools to support testing.

Practical information 

When? 
17-20 June 2019

Where? 
Knowit Oslo, Lakkegata 53

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Questions
Email Prasanna Mangalapalli

 

Foredragsholdere

Tal Pe'er Quality in a product is important as it can increase customer confidence and a company's credibility; identifying issues can save development time and money. In my courses my aim is to inspire and teach people to become more efficient and effective in testing so that they can add value to their organisation and customer projects. With over 20 years of experience as a tester, test manager and release manager in multiple domain from defence, video streaming, network, internet and more, I combine teaching with hands on exercises, games and real-world examples while preparing students for their certification exam.

Agenda

Advanced Test Analyst

Testing Process
Explains the role and contribution of the Test Analyst throughout the test process and how they align with the roles of the Test Manager and Technical Test Analyst. Focusing on the tasks of test analysis and design the course explains appropriate uses for concrete and logical test cases, defining criteria for starting test execution and measuring test completion status. The impact of different lifecycle models on
these tasks is also considered.


Test Management
Discusses Test Analyst responsibilities that include a contribution to project metrics, risk-based prioritisation and the scheduling of business domainbased tests. Understand the impact of risk on test case selection, test coverage and test data tasks.

Test Techniques
Specification, defect and experience-based techniques are covered. The specification-based techniques introduced at the Foundation level are developed further. These include equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis, decision tables, state transition testing and use case testing. Additional specification-based techniques introduced include classification tree testing, use of orthogonal arrays, pairwise testing, domain analysis, and user stories. Defect-based techniques, exploratory testing and the use of defect taxonomies are also covered.


Testing Software Quality Characteristics
The specific software quality characteristics that apply to the Test Analyst are the functional areas of accuracy, suitability and interoperability as well as the non-functional areas of usability and accessibility. Describes how to approach testing these quality characteristics.


Reviews
Here the focus is on using checklists to identify defects in use cases and in requirements specifications from a tester’s perspective. Sample checklists are supplied and participants learn how to present problems found in a review meeting.


Defect Management
Explains how to define and use defect classification values classify defects found. Includes a discussion using root cause information for process improvement. Also, how to perform preliminary root cause analysis.


Test Tools
Covers tool and automation issues that are relevant to the Test Analyst. This includes business process modelling tools and knowledge of the interactions
between the tools typically used by a Test Analyst.

The Exam

The Advanced-Test Analyst Certificate is awarded to those who pass a written three-hour 60 multiplechoice exam which may take place on the fourth afternoon of the course or at a later date. An adittional fee of 3500/- will be applied to book the exam.

 

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