ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Analyst (CTAL-TA)

The Advanced Test Analyst hands-on course provides test engineers with the ability to define and carry out the tasks required to put the test strategy into action and is ideal for testers and test teams preparing for certification.

This hands-on course provides test engineers with the ability to define and carry out the tasks required to put the test strategy into action and is ideal for testers and test teams preparing for certification.

This e-learning course has been updated for the 2019 version of the syllabus! Purchase the course, and get started toward your ISTQB Certification today.

You may book e-learning training only for $799 or optionally add an electronic ISTQB certification exam for an additional $310.

ISTQB® Advanced Level Test Analyst Training and Exam
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Rex Black
Rex Black

Rex Black, past President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), past President of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB), Project Manager and Technical Editor for ISTQB Foundation Syllabus 2018, Chair of the Agile Working Group, and co-author of over ten other ISTQB syllabi.


The objectives of the course are as follows:

  • Analyze, design, implement, and execute tests, using risk to determine effort and priority
  • Report testing progress and provide the necessary evidence to support their evaluations of system quality
  • Put the test strategy into action throughout your testing activities
  • Analyze the system based on the user’s quality expectations
  • Participate in formal or informal reviews that evaluate system requirements
  • Implement a testing effort that achieves the explicit and implicit testing objectives



Purchase of the e-learning course includes:

  • Three months of unlimited access to the online course
  • Foundation Sample Exam Questions and Foundation Level mock exam to provide a review of the Foundation Level exam
  • Approximately 600 PowerPoint slides covering the topics to be addressed
  • A downloadable copy of the complete note set. Download the materials to a PC or mobile device.
  • There is no expiration date on access to this valuable resource as it will be downloadable. Digital rights management and intellectual property rights are protected by some limitations such as the inability to share the file with others. Further, while the materials can be printed, each page includes a prominent watermark, with the exception of the pages in the ISTQB Syllabus and Glossary.
  • ISTQB Advanced Syllabus
  • The latest glossary of terms used in Software Testing produced by members of the ISTQB
  • Standards for Software Testing
  • Advanced Test Analyst Sample Exam Questions embedded throughout the course. A complete set of questions for every learning objective in the Test Analyst module of the ISTQB Advanced Syllabus
  • Exercise solutions
  • Advanced Test Analyst Mock Exam
  • Project Source Documents for Course Exercises
  • Course completion certificate (often used for employer reimbursement)


Course Outline

1.0 Basic Aspects of Software Testing
2.0 Testing Processes
2..1 Test analysis and design
2.2 Test implementation and execution
2.3 Evaluating exit criteria and reporting
3.0 Test (and Risk) Management
4.0 Test Techniques
4.1 Specification-based
4.2 Defect and experienced-based
5.0 Test of Software Characteristics
5.1 Quality Attributes for Domain Testing
5.2 Quality Attributes for Technical Testing
6.0 Reviews
7.0 Incident Management
8.0 Test Process Improvement
9.0 Test Tools and Automation
9.1 Test tool concepts
9.2 Test tool categories
10 People Skills and Team Composition

Course module included for compatibility with the ISTQB Advanced level Syllabus 2012. Click below to download your preferred format of the syllabus: PDF formatEPUB (Nook) format, or MOBI (Kindle) format. The course is currently being updated for the most recent syllabus. If you are ready to take the exam now be sure to review the ISTQB Advanced Level Syllabus Test Analyst 2019 as well as the course materials.


Certification Exam:

  • If you had purchased an exam, an exam voucher will be emailed to you with instructions on how to book the ISTQB certification exam in a separate email
  • Remote-proctored exams – In response to Covid-19 and the necessity of social distance, the ISTQB Certified Tester exams can be taken online at home via a remote-proctor
  • The Advanced Test Analyst Certification exam is comprised of 45 multiple-choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 120 minutes

To learn more about ISTQB® exams, consult the Exam FAQs. Take a look at the sample exams made available by ISTQB®. You can find them inside every syllabus folder in Download area.