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ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst Course

Where the ISTQB Foundation Certificate gives testers a good overview of software testing, the technical test environment requires more comprehensive ...

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Where the ISTQB Foundation Certificate gives testers a good overview of software testing, the technical test environment requires more comprehensive skills and knowledge, which is covered by the ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst certification.

The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a global body that has built the most renowned certification scheme for professional software testers. The ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst certification is recognised internationally and is considered the industry standard professional qualification in software testing.

The ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst is designed for experienced IT practitioners with the ISTQB Foundation Certificate who would like to validate their knowledge and experience.

The course will enable software testers to improve their ability to evaluate technical system attributes while acquiring advanced accreditation. It provides a standard approach widely acknowledged as best practice in technical testing, developing advanced software testing competencies.

The course will equip the testers to:

  • Recognise the typical risks associated with non-functional aspects of software systems
  • Create test plans which detail the planning, design and execution of non-functional tests
  • Select and apply appropriate structural design techniques
  • Effectively participate in technical reviews with developers and software architects
  • Propose improvements to the security, maintainability and testability of code by applying static analysis
  • Outline the costs and benefits to be expected from introducing particular types of test automation
  • Select appropriate tools to automate technical testing tasks
  • Understand the technical issues and concepts in applying test automation

Career pathways

Upon successful attainment of the ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst certification, practitioners can apply for a role as a senior technical tester or this may complement their role as a quality assurance manager or IT manager.

Entry requirements

Participants must have an ISTQB Foundation Certificate and about three years of technical testing experience.

Course duration

This course is available online only. 


Please note: The ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst exam is separate from the course, to be taken on a different day.  It will take 120 minutes to complete.

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