The ISTQB exams are now available online via remote proctoring. Delegate can take the exam at any location at the time of their choosing. More information will be provided during the course.
ISTQB® (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) has defined the 'ISTQB® Certified Tester' scheme that has become the world-wide leader in the certification of competences in software testing. This three day instructor-led course includes a combination of tutorials, exercises and practical work, as well as exam preparation.
The examination is held at an agreed later date, so allowing adequate time for revision. It is fully-accredited by BCS/UKTB on behalf of ISTQB and has been rated SFIAplus level 5 by the BCS. It is based on the latest 2019 syllabus from the ISTQB, with many real world practical examples.
- Perform the appropriate testing activities based on the software development lifecycle being used;
- Determine the proper prioritization of the testing activities based on the information provided by the risk analysis;
- Select and apply appropriate test techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on defined coverage criteria;
- Provide the appropriate level of documentation relevant to their testing activities;
- Determine the appropriate types of functional testing to be performed;
- Work effectively in a usability testing team;
- Effectively participate in requirements / user story reviews with stakeholders, applying knowledge of typical mistakes made in work products;
- Improve the efficiency of the test process with the use of tools.
The Test Analysts Tasks in the Test Process
- Testing Process Introduction
- Testing in the Software Development Lifecycle
- Test Analysis
- Test Design
- Test Implementation
- Test Execution
The Test Analyst’s Tasks in Risk-Based Testing
- Risk Identification
- Risk Assessment
Black-box Test Techniques
- Equivalence Partitioning
- Boundary Value Analysis
- Decision Table Testing
- State Transition Testing
- Classification Trees
- Pairwise Testing
- Use Case Testing
- Experience-based Techniques
- Applying the Most Appropriate Techniques
Testing Software Quality Characteristics
- Quality Characteristics for Business Domain Testing
- Using Checklists in Reviews
- Requirements reviews
- User story reviews
Test Tools and Automation
- Keyword-Driven Automation
- Types of Test Tools
To qualify as an internationally-recognized Certified Advanced Level Test Analyst and be issued with an ISTQB® Advanced Level Certificate, delegates must successfully pass the exam administered by the iSQI on behalf of the ISTQB.
The exam is 2 hours, comprising 40 multiple choice questions. A score of at least 65% of the total points is required to pass (52 out of 80 points).
Successful completion of the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level is a pre-requisite to taking an Advanced Certificate examination.
The Advanced Level qualification is appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing, either directly such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers or indirectly such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.