ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level – Test Analyst

During this course you will be able to develop knowledge and skills needed to perform structured and thorough software testing throughout the software development life cycle.  You will also learn more about the role and responsibilities of a test analyst and the most important methods in each step of the testing standard process in order to fully prepare for the international ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst certification exam.

Course duration, academic hours: 32
Price (excl. VAT) 1600,00 
Price (with VAT): 1936,00 
Lecturer: Edgars Zeltmanis
Edgars Zeltmanis
Edgars Zeltmanis is a professional in the field of software testing and business communication. The lecturer has an ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst certificate, a C# programming certificate and an ISTQB Foundation level certificate, as well as a master's degree in communication science, so Edgars has expertise and is interested in communication strategies.

Anna Gintere
Anna Gintere
Head of testing competence development at “If P&C Insurance AS”. Lecturer has been working in the IT field since 2000.


01. July, 2024 - 04. July, 2024
Anna Gintere
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Training schedule:
01.07.2024 09:00-16:15
02.07.2024 09:00-16:15
03.07.2024 09:00-16:15
04.07.2024 09:00-16:15
Course target

Promote knowledge and skills in advanced analysis, specification, design and execution of software testing.


IT professionals, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user support testers and software developers.

The Advanced Level qualification is also suitable for anyone who wants to gain an in-depth understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts and management consultants.

At Course Completion you will be able to:
  • Perform appropriate testing activities based on the software development life cycle;
  • Prioritize testing activities based on the information provided by the risk analysis;
  • Choose and use suitable testing methods to ensure a sufficient level of reliability of testing;
  • Provide an appropriate level of documentation relating to testing activities;
  • Determine appropriate types of functional testing to be performed;
  • Take responsibility for the usability testing of the given project;
  • Participate effectively in formal and informal reviews with stakeholders;
  • Develop and implement a defect classification scheme;
  • Use tools to support an effective testing process.

To obtain this certification, you must have the Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate, and at least 3 years of testing experience is preferred.

Training materials

Training materials developed by BDA.

Certification Exam

ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst (the exam fee is already included in the course price). 

Course outline

Testing Process

  • Test Tools;
  • Test planning;
  • Test monitoring and control;
  • Test analysis;
  • Test design;
  • Test implementation;
  • Test execution and reporting;
  • Testing closure.

Test Management

  • Monitoring progress;
  • Managing risks;
  • Tracking defects;
  • Tracking coverage;
  • Managing testing team;
  • Managing communications.

Test Techniques

  • Specification-based technique;
  • Equivalence partitioning;
  • Boundary value analysis;
  • Decision tables;
  • State diagrams and tables;
  • Classification trees;
  • Using use cases for testing;
  • User stories;
  • Domain analysis;
  • Technique selection;
  • Defect-based techniques;
  • Experience-based testing;
  • Error guessing;
  • Checklists and taxonomies;
  • Attack-based testing;
  • Exploratory testing.

Testing Software Quality Characteristics

  • General quality characteristics;
  • Functionality attributes;
  • Accuracy testing;
  • Suitability testing;
  • Interoperability testing;
  • Functional security;
  • Accessibility;
  • Usability testing;
  • Usability attributes.


  • Using checklists;
  • Requirements checklist;
  • Use case checklist;
  • User interface checklist;
  • User story checklist.

Defect Management

  • Detecting defects;
  • Tracking defects;
  • Defects’ reports;
  • Classifying defects;
  • Understanding root cause;
  • Analyzing root causes;
  • Using root cause information.

Test Tools

  • Test tools;
  • Test data preparation tools;
  • Test design tools;
  • Test execution tools.

If you want to get more information about this course, contact us by phone +371 67505091 or send an e-mail at