ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level – Test Automation Engineer (ONLINE CLASSROOM)

ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer

Advanced Test Automation Engineer Syllabus 2016

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ISTQB CTAL-TAE Sample Exam Questions

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ISTQB CTAL-TAE Sample Exam Answers

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ISTQB CTAL-TAE Exam Structure and Rules

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This course combines online self-study with 3 live class sessions planned on 17,18 and 21 June 2021.
An ISTQB Foundation Certified Tester exam is included (1 voucher for a frex-exam).

The Advanced Level qualification is aimed at people who have achieved an advanced point in their careers in software testing. This includes people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers. This Advanced Level qualification 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 receive Advanced Level certification, candidates must hold the Foundation Certificate and satisfy the Exam Board which examines them that they have sufficient practical experience to be considered Advanced Level qualified. Refer to the relevant Exam Board to understand their specific practical experience criteria.


  • objectives, advantages, disadvantages and limitations of test automation
  • identifying success factors for a test automation project
  • how to analyze a system under test (SUT) to determine the appropriate automation solution
  • how to analyze test automation tools for a given project and report technical findings and recommendations
  • understand “design for testability” and “design for test automation” methods applicable to the SUT
  • the structure of Generic Test Automation Architecture
  • how to analyze factors of implementation, use, and maintenance requirements for a given Test Automation Solution
  • factors to be considered when identifying reusability of components
  • guidelines that support effective test tool pilot and deployment activities
  • how to analyze deployment risks and identify technical issues that could lead to failure of the test automation project, and plan mitigation strategies
  • which factors support and affect maintainability
  • how to classify metrics that can be used to monitor the test automation strategy and effectiveness
  • how a test execution report is constructed and published
  • how to apply criteria for determining the suitability of tests for automation
  • the factors in transitioning from a manual testing to automation testing
  • the factors to consider in implementing automated regression testing, new feature testing and confirmation testing
  • how to verify the correctness of an automated test environment including test tool setup
  • how to verify correct behaviour for a given automated test script and/or test suite
  • how to analyze the technical aspects of a deployed test automation solution and provide recommendations for improvement


  • how to contribute to the development of a plan to integrate automated testing within the testing process
  • how to evaluate tools and technology for automation best fit to each project and organization
  • how to create an approach and methodology for building a test automation architecture (TAA)
  • how to design and develop, new or modified, test automation solutions that meet the business needs
  • enabling the transition of testing from a manual to an automated test approach
  • how to create automated test reporting and metrics collection
  • how to manage and optimize testing assets to facilitate maintainability and address evolving systems


  • if you pass the included exam, you will hold the internationally recognized ISTQB® CTAL certificate which:
    • Is considered a plus on your CV
    • Holders of an Advanced certificate are eligible to continue on to higher level software testing qualifications, certifying themselves at Expert level as shown below. The entire learning journey is underpinned by the ISTQB® Glossary.

Software testing is a crucial part of the development life cycle and has become indispensable when it comes to assessing the quality of a software product and to help to make the right management decisions.


  • a test analyst requiring
  • an experienced tester who requires a theoretical background on test automation;
  • a project leader/manager requiring more insight in test automation;
  • someone who wants to prepare for the ISTQB® Certified Tester – Advanced Level, Test Automation Engineer examination in software testing.


  • You are in possession of the ISTQB® Foundation Testing Certificate in Software Testing
  • You have knowledge of basic software development life cycles
  • Preferably you have some scripting/programming knowledge (or you should be keen on learning this)


System Description – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 1.1: Test Automation Advantages and Disadvantages – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 2.1: Analyze the SUT – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 2.1: Sample Solution – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 2.2: Combine Typical Issues and Solutions – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 2.3: Analyze and Recommend Test Automation Tools – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 2.3: Sample Solution – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 3.1: Knowledge of gTAA – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 3.2: Design the TAA – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 3.3: Analyze TAS factors – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 3.4: Analyze TAS factors – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 3.4: Sample Solution – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 4.1: Pilot & deployment guidelines – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 4.1: Sample Solution – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 4.2: Deployment risks & technical issues – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 4.2: Sample Solution – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 5.1: Implement metrics collection– ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 5.1: Sample Solution – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 5.2: Analyze test logging – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 5.2: Sample Logs – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 6.1: Determine criteria for test automation – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 6.1: Sample Solution – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 6.2: Determine which tests to automate – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 6.2: Sample Solution – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 7.1A: Verify automated test environment – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 7.1B: Verify automated test environment – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 7.1C: Verify automated test environment – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 7.1: Sample Solution – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 7.2: Verify correct behavior – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 7.2: Sample Solution – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 8.1: Recommended improvements – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 8.1: Sample Solution – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 8.2: Influence of test or SUT changes – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Exercise 8.2: Sample Solution – ISTQB CTAL TAE
Sample Questions Set 01 – ISTQB CTAL TAE
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ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level – Test Automation Engineer (ONLINE CLASSROOM)