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Test Analyst

ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level (CTAL-TA)

Part of the internationally recognised ISTQB® software testing scheme, candidates will take their knowledge and skills to an internationally recognised advanced level. Based on the ISTQB syllabus, certification focuses on the advanced skills required for a test analyst, test manager and technical test analyst.

Who is this aimed at?

Anyone working in software testing who have achieved an advanced point in their career.

What are the entry requirements?

Successful completion of the ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester foundation level and a minimum of three years testing experience is recommended. The Intermediate Certificate may also be helpful but is not required. Training with a BCS accredited training provider is recommended.

What format is the exam?

  • Three hours ‘closed book’
  • 60 complex multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65%

Simple non-programmable calculators can be used during paper based examinations (to be provided by the candidate). Candidates taking online examinations will have access to an on-screen calculator. No other calculators or mobile technology will be allowed.

Where can I take the exam?

Option 1: With an accredited training provider

Option 2: Online (at a test centre: Pearson Vue)

Option 3: At a public sitting (exam only): 

Venue: BCS London Office
Fee: £195 (ex VAT)
Register: Book now

 
Where can I read more?

You can read more in the Test Analyst 2012 syllabus and sample questions document. The ISTQB smartshow is a useful introduction to the Advanced Level syllabuses launched in 2012.

What can I do next?

When you have passed all three modules, contact us to request the ‘Full Advanced Testing Professional’ certification.

ISTQB® is a Registered Trade Mark of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board.