ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst (30. - 31. oktober og 3. - 4. november 2014)

Torsdag, 30. oktober 2014 - 9:00 til Tirsdag, 4. november 2014 - 17:00

 

Course Objectives

To provide an understanding of test analyst issues beyond the ISTQB Foundation Level, giving participants the knowledge and skills required to become certified ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst (CTAL).
 

Who will benefit?

This 4-day course is most appropriate for Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Test Managers, User Acceptance Testers, Software Developers and anyone wishing to gain the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst Certificate.

The Advanced Level certificates are also appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing, such as Project Managers, Quality Managers, Software Development Managers, Business Analysts, IT Directors and Management Consultants.
 

Prerequisites

To take the ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Certificate candidates must hold the ISTQB/BCS Foundation certificate. There are no prerequisites for participating in the course without taking the exam.
 

Skills Gained

An Advanced Test Analyst can…

  • Perform testing activities appropriate to the software development lifecycle in use.
  • Prioritise testing activities based on analysed risks.
  • Select and apply appropriate testing techniques to achieve defined coverage criteria.
  • Provide an appropriate level of documentation relevant to the testing activities.
  • Determine the appropriate types of functional testing to be performed.
  • Undertake the usability testing for a given project.
  • Effectively participate in formal and informal reviews with stakeholders, applying knowledge of typical mistakes made in work products.
  • Design & implement a defect classification scheme.
  • Apply tools to support testing.

 

Course Content

Testing Process
Explains the role and contribution of the Test Analyst throughout the test process and how they align with the roles of the Test Manager and Technical Test Analyst. Focusing on the tasks of test analysis and design the course explains appropriate uses for concrete and logical test cases, defining criteria for starting test execution and measuring test completion status. The impact of different lifecycle models on these tasks is also considered.

Test Management
Discusses Test Analyst responsibilities that include a contribution to project metrics, risk-based prioritisation and the scheduling of business domainbased tests. The impact of risk on test case selection, test coverage and test data tasks is also described.

Test Techniques
Specification, defect and experience-based techniques are covered. The specification-based techniques introduced at the Foundation level are developed further. These include equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis, decision tables, state transition testing and use case testing. Additional specification-based techniques introduced include classification tree testing, use of orthogonal arrays, pairwise testing, domain analysis, and user stories. Defect-based techniques, exploratory testing and the use of defect taxonomies are also covered.

Testing Software Quality Characteristics
The specific software quality characteristics that apply to the Test Analyst are the functional areas of accuracy, suitability and interoperability as well as the non-functional areas of usability and accessibility. Describes how to approach testing these quality characteristics.

Reviews
Here the focus is on using checklists to identify defects in use cases and in requirements specifications from a tester’s perspective. Sample checklists are supplied and participants learn how to present problems found in a review meeting.

Defect Management
Explains how to define and use defect classification values classify defects found. Includes a discussion using root cause information for process improvement. Also how to perform preliminary root cause analysis.

Test Tools
Covers tool and automation issues that are relevant to the Test Analyst. This includes business process modelling tools and knowledge of the interactions between the tools typically used by a Test Analyst.

The Exam
This course will provide the delegate with the necessary knowledge and skills to take the 3 hour (3 hour 45 min if English is not native language) multiple choice ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst Certificate (CTAL) exam. Course participants will be given the opportunity to take the examination at the end of the course.

Guarantee
The course includes training materials and exam fee (currently 2.400 kr) and should the participant (unexpectedly) not pass exam, the participant is offered a seat at the first identical course at our administration costs (currently 800 kr/day) plus off cause a new exam fee.

Trainer:

Mark Fewster m.fl. Grove Consultants

 

 

 

Praktiske forhold: 

Registration: Please fill in the application form at the top of the page

Time: 30 - 31 October and 3 - 4 November from 9.00 a.m. To 5.00 p.m. (Registration from 8.30)

Place: Hotel Lautruppark, Borupvang 2, 2750 Ballerup

Fee: DKK. 14.980,- excl. VAT. The price includes the tuition, study materials, and catering in connection with the course.

Language: English

Note: This course is presented in cooperation with Pretty Good Testing