The Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst course will provide an understanding of technical testing beyond ISTQB Foundation level giving participants the knowledge and skills required to become an Advanced Technical Test Analyst.
Who Will Benefit
This 3-day course is most appropriate for Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Software Developers and anyone wishing to study for the ISTQB Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst Certificate.
This course is 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.
To take the ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst Certificate candidates must hold the ISTQB/BCS Foundation certificate. In addition course participants are expected to have an understanding of general programming and system architecture concepts.
An Advanced Technical Test Analyst can…
- Recognize and classify the typical risks associated with the performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability of software systems.
- Create test plans detailing the planning, design and execution of tests for mitigating performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability risks.
- Select and apply appropriate structure-based techniques to achieve defined coverage criteria based on code and design.
- Effectively participate in technical reviews with developers and software architects applying knowledge of typical mistakes made in code and architecture.
- Recognize risks in code and software architecture and use dynamic analysis to mitigate those risks.
- Use static analysis to suggest improvements to the security, maintainability and testability of code.
- Outline the costs and benefits expected from introducing particular types of test automation.
- Select appropriate tools to automate technical testing tasks.
- Understand the technical issues and concepts in applying test automation.
The Technical Test Analyst’s Tasks in Risk-Based Testing
Explains how to identify, assess and mitigate technical risks.
This section builds on the Foundation techniques of statement and decision coverage. The structure-based techniques covered are condition testing, decision/condition testing, modified condition/decision coverage (MC/DC), multiple condition testing, basis path testing and API coverage. Participants learn how to choose appropriate structural test techniques.
Describes how to apply static analysis to detect potential security, maintainability and testability defects in code. The use of dynamic analysis to mitigate risks in code and software architecture is also covered.
Quality Characteristics for Technical Testing
Explains how to design high-level test cases for the security, performance and reliability quality characteristics including how to support the Test Manager in creating test strategies to mitigate the identified risks.
Here the focus is on using checklists to identify defects in code and architecture.
Test Tools and Automation
Focuses on the tools and automation issues that are relevant to Technical Test Analysts. This session covers several tools, including those used for webbased testing, model-based testing, fault seeding and fault injection, component testing and the build process, and for performance testing. Discusses common technical issues that cause high failure rates in automation projects, and different automation techniques. Specific issues resulting from the use of open-source and custom-built tools are also covered.
This course provides the delegate with the necessary knowledge and skills to take the 2-hour multiple choice ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst Certificate exam. Course participants who wish to do so would arrange this after the course.
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