ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst

Build upon your Foundation-level skills with advanced test design techniques learnt with real-world emphasis. Plus, benefit from our free exam revision sessions.

Boost your career and skillset with advanced test design techniques learnt with real-world emphasis.

This practical course is design for testing professionals wanting to build upon their foundation knowledge and develop their test analysis and design skills.

You’ll learn how to apply test design techniques in real-world situations gaining competency in the principles essentials for test design specification and performing outcome-driven test activities.


The prerequisite for this course is the ISTQB® Foundation Certificate and it is suggested that candidates have at least 2 years practical testing experience. It is designed for:

  • Experienced Test Analysts wanting to advance their hands-on testing skills.
  • Test Managers wanting a better understanding of advanced test design skills.
  • Testers wanting to accredit their advanced level skills for recognition among employers, clients and peers.


Instructor Clive Bates

Clive has been involved in testing for over 30 years and has a clear passion to help others grow their own skills and knowledge through training, presentations, and mentoring. Clive has been described by his students as an “Entertrainer” due to his style of training, passion for all aspects of testing and his objective to ensure the training is an enjoyable experience for the students.

His desire to give back to the industry meant he helped establish the original ISEB certification scheme in 1998 with a focus in the UK, and then continuing when ISTQB was established up to the current time. In addition to the delivery of training and consultancy Clive is the Director of Accreditation for UKTB, and part of the Management Executive for the TMMi Foundation as Chair of Accreditation.

Clive also has a keen interest in Process Improvement and has been a TMMi Lead Assessor since 2010 and a certified Test Process Improver. He is very active in training TMMi and running assessments globally, which gives him a unique inside knowledge on a wide range of organisations and lifecycles. Clive likes to learn new things that means he always has an eye on the future direction of our testing industry.

  • Describe the responsibilities for the test analyst in all aspects of test management
  • Understand test analysts involvement in different software development lifecycles
  • Use review checklists to analyse requirements specifications, use cases or user stories and identify problems
  • Participate in risk management activities
  • Perform the appropriate test analysis and design tasks based on the project description and the software development lifecycle being used
  • Recall the main activities of test analysis and design
  • Recall the main components of test implementation and execution
  • Determine the steps and considerations that should be taken when executing tests
  • Explain the use of test tools
  • Understand the importance of designing and implementing a defect classification scheme
  • Understand the main components of evaluating exit criteria, reporting and test closure
  • Write test cases using specification-based techniques to achieve a defined level of coverage
  • Describe defect-based and experienced-based techniques
  • Determine and apply appropriate test techniques to meet specified goals
  • Exemplify the appropriate techniques to test quality attributes for business domain testing
  • Test Management: Responsibilities for the Test Analyst
  • Reviews
  • Test Analysis and Design
  • Test Implementation and Execution
  • Defect Management
  • Evaluating Exit Criteria, Reporting and Test Closure
  • Specification-based Techniques
  • Defect-based Techniques
  • Experienced-based Techniques
  • Applying Techniques
  • Testing Software Quality Characteristics

The exam is not included in the training. To book exam time please contact our test center.

Exam price for ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analtyst test is NOK 3250,- + mva 

About the exam: 
The Foundation Level exam comprises 60 multiple-choice questions, with a scoring of 1 point for each correct answer, a pass mark of at least 65% and a duration of 180 minutes.

Please note you need to hold the ISTQB Level Foundation Exam to take this test 

This course is conducted and delivered by our partner Planit.

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