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02.09.2024 - 04.09.2024
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04.11.2024 - 06.11.2024
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1270.75 €
02.12.2024 - 04.12.2024
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1270.75 €
10.03.2025 - 12.03.2025
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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.

content & syllabus

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).

target group

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.

exam & certification

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.

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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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