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professional testing methods for test analysts

In this ISTQB® seminar for advanced testers, the focus is on professional test methods. Besides static analysis techniques like reviews, you will learn various blackbox testing techniques and methods for the professional testing of specific quality attributes such as usability and security. Aiming at defect management, we will address how defects found in tests are documented, managed and removed. You will learn to control defects and to select and use various test tools. In addition, we focus on the teamwork and discuss skills and aspects of motivation and professional communication, which influence team selection and cooperation.

The course teaches the ISTQB® CTAL-TA (version 2019) curriculum in 3 days. After the training, you will be able to structure test activities from the business perspective, to analyze the test system in sufficient detail to meet the quality expectations of the users, to evaluate the fulfillment of technical requirements by the test objects, and to select the correct test techniques and tools. We will make sure that you can apply all the learned skills in your work as a test analyst. The course is accompanied by repetitions to the terminology of testing and its basics.

All our trainers have many years of experience in the field of software testing, and a have track record as consultants in small and big projects.


The content corresponds to the curriculum published by the ISTQB®. Furthermore, our trainers practice with you as many hands-on scenarios as possible to help you apply the previously learned.


I. Test Analyst's Tasks in the Test Process

Testing in the Software Development Lifecycle, Test Analysis, Test Design (Low-level and High-level Test Cases, Design of Test Cases), Test Implementation and Execution

II. Test Analyst's Tasks in Risk-Based Testing

Ris Identification, Risk Assessment, Risk Mitigation (Prioritizung the Tests, Adjusting Testing for Future Test Cycles)

III. Test Techniques

Black-Box Test Techniques (Equivalence Partitioning, Boundary Value Analysis, Decision Table Testing, State Transition Testing, Classification Tree Technique, Pairwise Testing, Use Case Testing, Combining Techniques), Experience-Based Test Techniques (Error Guessing, Checkliste-Based Testing, Exploratory Testing, Defect-Based Test Techniques), Applying the Most Appropriate Technique

IV. Testing Software Quality Characteristics

Quality Characteristics for Business Domain Testing (Functional Correctness Testing, Appropriateness Testing, Completeness Testing, Interoperability Testing, Usability Evaulation, Portability Testing) 

V. Reviews

Using Checklists in Reviews (Requirements Reviews, User Story Reviers, Tailoring Checklists)

VI. Test Tools and Automation

Keyword-Driven Automation, Types of Test Tools (Test Design Tools, Test Data Preparation Tools, Automated Test Execution Tools)


Since 2005 trendig is an accredited partner of the German ISTQB® representatives GTB (German Testing Board) und ATB (Austrian Testing Board).


The course „ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level – Test Analyst“ (CTAL-TA) syllabus 2019 is based on the basic course (CTFL) and is aimed at advanced participants, who already have several years of practical experience in testing. The course is suitable, on the one hand, to reinforce one's own knowledge with more in-depth theoretical knowledge and, on the other hand, to gain deeper insight into test practice. Those who will benefit the most from the training are:

  • Requirements Engineers
  • Functional Testers
  • User Acceptance Testers
  • Test Automation Specialists
  • Performance Specialists

For the participation in the training, concrete software knowledge and practical experience in IT projects are essential for a deeper understanding. To obtain the certification as "ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Analyst", the basic certificate "ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level" requires at least 18 months of practical experience in software testing in addition to the successful final examination.


We know that you can learn best when you feel good! Therefore, you receive not only a first class training but also an all around-catering and supervision.

open and in-house courses

If you want to determine the time and location of your training yourself, then our coach will come to you. With our in-house courses, everything is based on the wishes of our customers. Here you can see our range of in-house training courses. Go to our training

If you don’t wish to spend time and effort organising a training course, but simply want to register and get going while meeting new colleagues in your sector, then come to our open courses. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Go to in-house training

small learning groups

As a training participant, you of course benefit from learning in a group and the experience of the other participants. Yet to ensure that you get to pose all of your own questions, we keep the group sizes very small, with a maximum of 10 participants. This allows our coaches to make certain that we meet the needs of all participants, even if the participants’ levels of existing knowledge differ.

date guarantee

Our courses are guaranteed to take place from as few as four participants, and provide you with long-term planning certainty for your training activities.

experienced trainers

In addition to their teaching work, all of our trainers have been and continue to be involved in projects, with each of them possessing more than 15 years of professional experience in various sectors. They have also all additionally acquired teaching qualifications. It is important to us not just to teach the training material, but also to enable each participant to enact what they have learned in the workplace. The point is for it to not feel superimposed, but instead for the acquired knowledge to be incorporated effortlessly into your own work.

early-booking and group discounts

You already know your training needs for the next year and would like to come to our trainings with several people? Then let us know! It helps us to be able to plan ahead, and we are therefore happy to offer you a discount.
By the way: a 15% early booking discount is available until 8 weeks before your course starts.

examination service

The DIN/ISO 17024 requirements stipulate that training companies cannot themselves provide the examination. An independent certification institute carries out the examination, not least to ensure the independent quality control of our training courses. We offer you the services of the certification institute so that you don’t incur the additional hassle of securing an examination appointment. We invoice the examination fee and organise your exam at the end of the course. You can simply focus on getting prepared.

trendig’s event ticket of Deutsche Bahn

In cooperation with Deutsche Bahn, trendig offers special conditions to travel to our training courses and conferences comfortably and environmentally friendly - with 100% electricity generated by renewable resources in long-distance travel, at a nationwide fixed price, from any DB railway station.

The extra for you as a participant: Your event ticket is valid 2 days before and 2 days after the event, for a maximum of 14 days, and city tickets for public transport connections are included.

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fresh break-time snacks & a delicious lunch

We know that a sense of well-being helps you learn better. This is why we provide not only fresh knowledge, but also comprehensive catering during all breaks, with fresh and dried fruits, as well as other nerve-soothing foods ranging from nuts to biscuits. A lunch with all participants and our coaches is also a fixed part of our catering package.

hot and cold drinks

We ensure a limitless supply of hot and cold drinks throughout the duration of the course. So you can leave your thermos flask and water bottle at home, and let us serve you.

lean coffee or lean pizza event

Some of the course content requires further discussions and, when considered in-depth, throws up further questions which cannot be resolved within a normal training day. To this end, for all our 4- and 5-day courses we offer an in-depth session on one morning or evening, including catering. The participants jointly agree whether they would prefer to get up earlier or stay later, and which topics they would prefer to explore in greater depth with our coach in an informal atmosphere.

free wifi

We offer free WIFI at all our training locations. To allow you to quickly get to work at our premises, let us know in advance of the course and we will provide you with access details and a password.

feel-good atmosphere

We don’t hold with dilapidated offices that are unfit for running a business from but which are deemed good enough for a week’s training, and whose lack of light makes it easier to read the PPT slides. We know that a sense of well-being helps you learn better. That is why all our rooms are well-lit and have large windows. They feature a wealth of opportunities for creative development. Breaks are always spent outside the classrooms. After all, a change of scene is a key element to then being able to once more concentrate on the course content. And we of course also provide a sufficient supply of hot and cold drinks, as well as the necessary nerve-soothing snacks. Is there anything else we can help you with? Then please let us know! We make many things possible.

individually tailored

Whether it’s alone or in a group, as an open seminar with participants from several companies, or in-house with your own colleagues; whether standardised with certification exams, or tailored to your own professional practice – we provide the right training for a great variety of topics. Even if you wish to combine certain course content, want to put something special together for a distributed team, or are interested in tiered pricing and loyalty bonuses, please get in touch with us directly. We are experienced and flexible, and can offer all teaching programmes as virtual courses and in several languages. We are happy to provide you with an individually tailored offer – we just have to get to know you and your requirements.

trial participation

You can visit one of our courses for half a day, and then decide whether you want to do your training with us or book a course for your entire team. Just let us know and we will be happy to provide you with trial participation.

certificate of participation

Upon request, you will receive a personal certificate (pdf document) of attendance for your course.

guaranteed fun at our in-house seminars

We believe that a good atmosphere is conducive to good learning – that’s why we set great store by presenting the course content in an entertaining way, with plenty of anecdotes from our trainers’ practical experience – in short, it should be fun. That’s why there is a EUR 100.00 discount for every day on which no one laughs.

educational leave

Even if it feels like a holiday with us - our ISTQB® trainings in Berlin are recognized further education events for all Berlin employees.

Educational leave must be submitted to the employer at least 6 weeks before the start of the course. For more information: bildungsurlaub - berlin


The participation in the exam is optional. We assume that you take the exam after the training course. However, please inform us during the course booking if you wish NOT to attend the exam.

The exam lasts 120 minutes and takes place on the last day of training directly after the on-site training. For online trainings, the exam is also conducted as an online exam. The independent certification body charges 260,00 Euro plus VAT for the examination, which we invoice together with the training course fee.

With online training, you can choose the day and time of the exam. You can take the exam in a Pearson Vue test center or online on the Pearson Vue exam platform. For this purpose, you will receive an exam voucher from us, which is used in the payment process when booking.
Please note, the ISTQB® CTFL certificate is mandatory to take the CTAL-TA exam. Non-native speakers are eligible for additional exam time.

Our trainers optimally prepare you for the „ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level –Test Analyst“ exam. For years, the number of our attendees passing the exam is above average.

Digital Badge from the certification company Brightest for ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Testanalysttrendig and the certification company Brightest support you in your career with a free digital badge for your business profile.

If you pass, you will become a member of the global community of more than 836,000 certified testers from over 130 countries. The certificate is independent proof of your expertise, which is already expected in the professional field by some clients and employers.


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