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ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Automation Engineer (3 days)

Test automation is a complex task that requires substantial experience in software testing. Our ISTQB course enables you to develop and implement an efficient and sustainable test automation strategy and to set up a structured framework. You will learn the pros and cons of manual testing vs. automated testing, you will be able to select the appropriate test automation tools and ensure the continuous optimization of the test processes.

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12.08.2024 - 14.08.2024
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1495.00 €
09.09.2024 - 11.09.2024
online webinar
1495.00 €
14.10.2024 - 16.10.2024
1270.75 €
04.11.2024 - 06.11.2024
online webinar
1270.75 €
04.12.2024 - 06.12.2024
1270.75 €

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learn test automation in a hands-on environment in our training course

In this ISTQB® advanced training course, everything is about the tasks of a test automation engineer (TAE) - from the conception, development and implementation to maintenance of test automation solutions. You will learn the concepts, methods, tools and processes for automating dynamic functional tests and their relationship to test management, configuration management, defect management, software development processes and quality assurance. We explain how you can apply the methods described using different software lifecycle approaches (e.g. agile, sequential, incremental, iterative) and types of software systems (e.g. embedded, distributed, mobile) as well as test types (functional and non-functional tests).

The course imparts the curriculum contents of the ISTQB® in 3 days. After the training you can competently integrate test automation into test processes and select suitable tools for the respective tasks. We make sure you can develop a test automation strategy (TAS), build a test automation architecture (TAA), and review and optimize your test automation frameworks (TAF). You will learn how to turn manual tests into automated tests and how to generate and analyze automated reports and metrics. The course is accompanied by repetitions on the terminology of testing and the test fundamentals.

content & syllabus

In this training course we teach the contents of the official curriculum of the ISTQB®. In addition, our trainers will introduce you to as many practical examples as possible so that you will be able to easily apply what you have learned later on.

The topics:

  • Basics of test automation
  • Objectives of test automation
  • Preparatory work for test automation
  • Test automation strategies
  • Processes, concepts and methods of test automation
  • generic test automation architecture (gTAA)
  • Draft of the test automation architecture (TAA)
  • Development of the test automation strategy (TAS) and planning of the rollout
  • Compatibility and synchronization of test automation strategy (TAS) and system under Test (SUT)
  • Risks in implementation and risk mitigation strategies
  • Transition from manual to automated tests
  • Verification of the test automation strategy (TAS)
  • Continuous optimization of test processes
  • Test automation tools

After the course you are able to:

  • Explain the objectives, advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of test automation.
  • Identify technical success factors of a test automation project.
  • Analyze a system under test to determine the appropriate automation solution.
  • Analyze test automation tools for a given project and report technical findings and recommendations.
  • Understand "design for testability" and "design for test automation" methods applicable to the SUT.
  • Explain the structure of the Generic Test Automation Architecture.
  • Analyze factors of implementation, use, and maintenance requirements for a given Test Automation Solution.
  • Explain the factors to be considered when identifying reusability of components.
  • Apply guidelines that support effective test tool pilot and deployment activities.
  • Analyze deployment risks and identify technical issues that could lead to failure of the test automation project, and plan mitigation strategies.
  • Understand which factors support and affect maintainability.
  • Classify metrics that can be used to monitor the test automation strategy and effectiveness.
  • Explain how a test execution report is constructed and published.
  • Apply criteria for determining the suitability of tests for automation.
  • Understand the factors in transitioning from manual to automation testing.
  • Explain the factors to consider in implementing automated regression testing, new feature testing, and confirmation testing.
  • Verify the correctness of an automated test environment including test tool setup.
  • Verify the correct behaviour for a given automated test script and/or test suite.
  • Analyze the technical aspects of a deployed test automation solution and provide recommendations for improvement.

The trendig GmbH has been accredited since 2005 as a partner of the German-speaking ISTQB representatives GTB (German Testing Board) and ATB (Austrian Testing Board).

target group

The course "ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Automation Engineer" (CTAL-TAE) is based on the basic course (CTFL) and is aimed at advanced participants who already have several years of practical experience. The course is suitable for both specializing in test automation as well as gaining deeper insights into the design, development and maintenance of automated tests to support business or project decisions regarding test automation. This will be of particular benefit to:

  • Test analysts
  • Tool managers
  • Test Managers
  • Test Consultants
  • Developers
  • Product Managers
  • System architects


Sound knowledge of software testing and practical experience in IT projects are a prerequisite for your participation in this training to ensure a deeper understanding of the contents. In order to obtain certification as an "ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Automation Engineer", the basic certificate "ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level" must be provided in addition to the successful final examination.

exam & certification

Your participation in the exam is optional. We assume that you will also take the exam after the training. Please let us know at the time of booking your course if you do not wish to do so.

The exam lasts 90 minutes and takes place in English language on the last training day directly after the exam. Non-native speakers can apply for a 25% time extension, the exam then lasts 113 minutes. We organize your participation for you. The independent certification body charges a fee of 260.00 Euro plus VAT, which we will charge you together with the training fees.

Our trainers offer you the best possible preparation for the "ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Automation Engineer" exam. Our general ISTQB exam pass rates have been above average for years, so we strive to have those high rates for the scheme for Test Automation as well.

To gain this certification, candidates must hold the Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate.

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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 the independent proof of your expertise, which is already expected in the professional field by some clients and employers.

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