ISTQB Logo Build your career with ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst Software Testing Certification.

Only ASTQB lets you retake this ISTQB exam for free when you meet the criteria! When you take this ISTQB exam through ASTQB and AT*SQA, you earn points toward your Testing Tiers™ software tester ranking.

ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst can take your career to a higher level because:

  • It shows you have a strong commitment to the testing profession and self-improvement. You enjoy testing and working with the users.
  • It demonstrates you have advanced software testing skills because you understand what it takes to be a top notch test analyst.
  • It proves you have the desire to move higher in your career and your organization. You are the kind of test leader others want to hire and keep in their organization.
  • It can help you get a job. Read this job requirement: “At least 3 years of progressive experience is required in the validation of software systems. Advanced Level Test Analyst or Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst ISTQB certification can substitute for this experience.

Register now for your ISTQB Test Analyst Exam through our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA

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Important: American companies check with us, ASTQB (ISTQB in the U.S.) and our official ISTQB exam provider AT*SQA, to see if you are on the Official U.S. List of Certified Software Testers™ so you must register here through ASTQB or register directly through AT*SQA for your ISTQB exam to appear on that list. We will also add you to the ISTQB Successful Candidate Register.

Working in an Agile environment? Then you might consider ISTQB Agile Technical Tester certification.

Preparation Resources

  • Syllabus
  • ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Certification Syllabus
  • Sample Exams
  • ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Certification Sample Exam
  • Glossary
  • Glossary of Software Testing Terms
  • Exam Format
  • 40 questions | 2 hours (25% extended time available if English is not your first language)
  • Pre-requisites
  • ISTQB Foundation Level Certification, sufficient practical experience of three years
  • Exam Structure
  • Exam Structure and Rules
  • Exam Structure Tables

Here are the steps to your ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst Certification:

  1. Download the free syllabus above.
  2. Download the free sample exam questions and answers, also above.
  3. Get training via an ASTQB accredited software training course. Training is optional, but others who have taken advanced level certification exams highly recommend it.
  4. Register for the exam only here on the ASTQB website so you can appear in the list that U.S. employers check. (Another important reason to only take the ASTQB versions of the ISTQB exams: They are written to be fair and understandable, without any trick questions.)
  5. Pass the exam. Congratulations! You can now appear in the official ISTQB/ASTQB certification list that U.S. employers check for employees and outsourced testing.

If you don’t have Advanced Level certification yet, here is great advice from a testing professional who earned every Foundation and Advanced certification ASTQB offers!

In addition, this free podcast on Advanced certification will inspire you. Hear veteran tester Tom Adams describe:

  1. Why you shouldn’t fear the Advanced Level exam. As Tom says, “Why did I wait so long to take my first Advanced exam? I realized it really wasn’t that scary – it wasn’t that bad. And so then I got my next one, and my next one.”
  2. How to prepare for the exam, including two very important tips. After taking the Advanced exams, Tom concluded, “The exams are just made to try to determine, ‘Have you learned the material?’ Well if you learn the material, you’re going to pass the exam. Then you’re going to look back and go, ‘Well it wasn’t that tough.’” Learn his two tips plus his thoughts on formal training.
  3. Why it’s important for your career – and your company – that you become Advanced Level certified. As Tom noted about his own career, “When I first came here, I was hired to be a test lead for our web enterprise and e-commerce side. But as I developed and got more certifications, they thought, ‘Well, maybe he could do this, too.’ And so I took on more responsibilities and worked my way up, so that now I’m managing the test efforts for five major enterprise level areas that are critical areas.”

This is a podcast that will inspire you!

See the ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst syllabus and sample exam questions and answers above. We recommend that you utilize an accredited training provider to prepare for this advanced certification.