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ISTQB® CTAL - Technical Test Analyst

- from 29-05-23 to 02-06-23
ES - Madrid


The ISTQB® Advanced Technical Test Analyst certification extends the broad understanding of testing acquired at Foundation Level to allow growth into the Technical Test Analyst role.

Chapter 1: The Technical Test Analyst’s Tasks in Risk-Based Testing

  • Risk-based Testing Tasks

Chapter 2: White-Box Test Techniques

  • Statement Testing
  • Decision Testing
  • Modified Condition/Decision Testing
  • Multiple Condition Testing
  • Basis Path Testing
  • API Testing
  • Selecting a White-box Test Technique

Chapter 3: Static and Dynamic Analysis

  • Static Analysis
  • Dynamic Analysis

Chapter 4: Quality Characteristics for Technical Testing

  • General Planning Issues
  • Security Testing
  • Reliability Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Maintainability Testing
  • Portability Testing
  • Compatibility Testing

Chapter 5: Reviews

  • Technical Test Analyst Tasks in Reviews
  • Using Checklists in Reviews

Chapter 6 Test Tools and Automation

  • Defining the Test Automation Project
  • Specific Test Tools


Business outcomes

Holders of the ISTQB® CTAL Technical Test Analyst certificate can…

  • Recognize and classify the typical risks associated with the performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability of software systems.
  • Create test plans which detail the planning, design and execution of tests for mitigating performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability risks.
  • Select and apply appropriate structural design techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on code coverage and design coverage.
  • 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 create test plan elements to mitigate those risks through dynamic analysis.
  • Propose improvements to the security, maintainability and testability of code by applying static analysis.
  • Outline the costs and benefits to be 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.

Target Audience

Testers, Test Analysts, Test Engineers, Test Consultants, Test Managers and Software Developers.


  • Have successfully passed the ISTQB® CTFL Certification exam and hold the certificate.
  • Sufficient relevant working experience in the Software Testing industry, generally at least 18 months. 

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