ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst

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DURATION: 3 days

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Want to advance your technical toolkit?  This ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst course covers risk-based testing, white-box test design techniques, and static and dynamic analysis techniques. You will examine quality characteristics including; reliability, security, efficiency (performance, load and stress) and portability testing. You will also learn to select appropriate tools to automate technical testing tasks such as web-based testing, unit testing and performance testing. This program will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to sit the ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst Certificate multiple choice exam.

ISTQB accredited: This course is an 
ISTQB accredited course, however, it does not include the ISTQB exam. Exams are administered by the ANZTB.

Intended for:

Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Test Managers, User Acceptance Testers and Software Developers. It is also appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing, such as Project Managers, Quality Managers or Software Development Managers.


This is an advanced-level testing course. Prior software testing knowledge is strongly recommended. For those wishing to take the ISTQB Advanced Level Certification exam you must hold the ISTQB Foundation Certification in Software Testing and have sufficient practical experience to be considered ‘Advanced Level qualified’.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise and classify the typical risks associated with the performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability of software systems
  • Create test plans which detail the planning, design and execution of tests for mitigating performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability risks
  • Select and apply appropriate structural design techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on code coverage and design coverage
  • Effectively participate in technical reviews with developers and software architects, applying knowledge of typical mistakes made in code and architecture
  • Recognise risks in code and software architecture and create test plan elements to mitigate those risks through dynamic 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


  • The technical test analyst's tasks in risk-based testing
  • Structure-based testing
  • Analytical techniques
  • Quality characteristics for technical testing
  • Reviews
  • Test tools and automation

Method used:

Lecturing is kept to the minimum necessary, most of the learning is achieved through applying the practices and techniques in group exercises. This course is licensed from Grove Software Testing.

Course outline
ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst Outline (PDF)