CTG Academy

ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst (CTAL - TA)

This course provides test engineers with advanced skills in test analysis, design, and execution through direct instruction and group exercises, that goes beyond the ISTQB Foundation level. This ISTQB accredited hands-on course enables test engineers to define and carry out the tasks required to put the strategy into action and is ideal for testers and test teams preparing for certification. In preparation for the exam, participants will learn the subject matter behind the test standard and deepen their understanding by working through case studies and exercises. In group exercises, typical review situations are simulated and analysed.

Following the ISTQB Foundation Certificate, the Advanced Test Analyst Certificate provides the next level of knowledge and practical expertise in the ISTQB Advanced Certification scheme. It is one of three certified courses at Advanced level (the other two being “Advanced Test Manager” and “Advanced Technical Test Analyst”).



Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Perform the appropriate testing activities based on the software development lifecycle being used
  • Determine the proper prioritisation of the testing activities based on the risk analysis
  • Select and apply appropriate testing techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on defined coverage criteria
  • Provide the appropriate level of documentation relevant to the testing activities
  • Determine the appropriate types of functional testing to be performed
  • Assume responsibility for the usability testing for a given project
  • Effectively participate in formal and informal reviews with stakeholders
  • Design and implement a defect classification scheme
  • Structure the tasks defined in the test strategy in terms of business domain requirements
  • Implement the necessary tools and techniques to achieve the defined goals.

Typical Audience

People who have experience in software testing and want to certify to a higher level. This includes test managers, test analysts, test engineers, but also project managers, quality managers and development managers.

Course Prerequisites

Successful completion of the ISTQB Foundation Certificate is a pre-requisite to taking the ISTQB Advanced Certificate examination.

Course Delivery

Throughout the course, an accredited trainer and software testing expert provides lectures and gives exercises based on real world projects.
Different mock exams ensure an optimal preparation for the real certification exam.
Courses can be given in English or in Dutch. Course material is in English.
The course and the exam are offered to you in cooperation with our partner Improve QS.

Course Venue

The course duration is 3 days. This course can be given at the client’s site or at CTG.

Taking the exam is not part of the course.

Course Administration


€ 1.650/person for 3 days. All prices are exclusive of the exam fee, which is subject to change. At the time of publishing the exam fee is € 275 per person. All prices are VAT excluded; course material, lunch and beverages are included.


  • By Participant: If a subscribed course participant is replaced by another participant or if the public course is postponed to a later date no cancellation costs apply. A participant or a group that fails to attend, or that cancels a course without at least 15 working days written notice prior to the course start, is liable for the full subscription cost.
  • By CTG: CTG reserves the right to cancel a course at any time.

Course Logistics

All classroom courses begin promptly at 9 am and are scheduled until 5 pm. All courses are organised at the CTG premises in Diegem (Belgium).

All courses can be given at the client site and are available for groups as well. Please contact us if you wish further information.

The standard language of each course is English.

* Prices subject to VAT

Course Outlines

  • Revision of the Foundation course: test terminology, test techniques and test tools
  • Basic aspects of testing
  • Testing processes:Test analysis and design
  • Reviews: review principles, review types and the review process
  • Test Techniques: Equivalence Partitioning, Boundary Value Analysis
  • Decision Table Testing
  • State Transition Testing
  • Classification Tree Method
  • Pairwise Testing
  • Use Case Testing
  • Experience Based Testing
  • Combining Techniques
  • Testing Software Quality Characteristics
  • Usability Testing
  • The Test Analyst's Tasks in Risk Based Testing
  • Test Tools and Automation
  • Applying the Most Appropriate Test Techniques

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