ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst

This follows on from the ISTQB Foundation level.

It is aimed at those experienced in software testing, with a need to know more about technical test analysis.

Exam fee US $250 - Read more below.

  • 1. The Technical Test Analyst's tasks in Risk-based Testing

    This short chapter covers the Technical Test Analyst's role in the typical Risk Management activities - Risk Identification; Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigation.

  • 2. Structure-based Testing

    This chapter covers - Condition Testing; Decision Condition Testing; Modified Condition/Decision Coverage (MC/DC) Testing; Multiple Condition Testing; Path Testing and API Testing. It finishes with a process for selecting Structure-Based Techniques.
  • 3. Analytical Techniques

    This chapter considers Static and Dynamic Analysis. It covers - Control Flow Analysis; Data Flow Analysis; Using Static Analysis for Improving Maintainability; Call Graphs; Detecting Memory Leaks; Detecting Wild Pointers and Analysis of Performance.

  • 4. Quality Characteristics for Technical Testing

    This chapter covers - Stakeholder Requirements; Required Tool Acquisition and Training; Test Environment Requirements; Organizational Considerations; Data Security Considerations; Security Testing; Reliability Testing; Performance Testing; Resource Utilization; Maintainability Testing and Portability Testing.

  • 5. Reviews

    This chapter covers - Review Checklists; Architectural Reviews and Code Reviews of: Structure, Documentation, Variables, Arithmetic Operations, Loops and Branches and Defensive Programming.

  • 6. Test Tools and Automation

    This chapter describes - Integration and Information Interchange Between Tools; Defining the Test Automation Project; Selecting the Automation Approach; Modeling Business Processes for Automation; Fault Seeding/Fault Injection Tools; Performance Testing Tools; Tools for Web-Based Testing; Tools to Support Model-Based Testing and Component Testing and Build Tools.

Exam Preparation Options

You can prepare for the exam via self-study or through an accredited training provider.

The former has the obvious benefit of potentially being more cost-effective in monetary terms.

The latter however can be a more efficient use of your time, with courses typically being 3 days long, taught by trainers knowledgeable in both the content and exam styles.

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