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Practical Test Analyst

It often happens that once a testing resource has completed a non-certified testing course that they are only equipped with book knowledge and no practical experience. The Practical Test Analyst Course is specifically designed to provide testing resources with sufficient practical experiences that are industry related.

Duration Language Method
3-days English Virtual and Class-room

The course is structured in such a way that it allows interactive class discussions on real-life testing situations experienced on a day-to-day basis. 

Course Overview

Virtual / Class-room
Entry Level Skills Development Training

The course delegate (and the company) will benefit from this course, as standard methodologies and artifacts are reviewed and compared with the delegate’s own working environment. Taking this into consideration, the delegate will be sufficiently equipped to improve not only their own but also the company’s operational methodologies, test ware and test deliverables.

By attending the course, the delegate will receive a certificate to prove attendance of the course.
As an additional option, evaluation and feedback can form an integral part of this training course. All the exercises completed are marked and evaluated by the course presenter. Two weeks after the course, or a time period mutually agreed upon, a follow-up session will be held with each delegate. During this one-on-one session, the exercises handed in will be discussed and any shortcomings will be addressed accordingly. A summarized report will be presented to the delegate’s manager, highlighting their individual strengths and weaknesses.

Should the delegate not meet the learning objectives, follow-up training and mentoring can be arranged. The evaluations, feedback, follow-up training and mentoring will be available at an additional cost.

General Course Information

This course is ideal for candidates interested in making a career change or for junior testers and test teams looking to train entry-level testers with no testing experience. 

Who should attend this course? 

  • Testers
  • Junior to mid-level Test Analysts
  • Test Managers – to understand what value your Test Analyst can add to your project
  • IT Professionals that closely collaborate with Test Analysts and who need to understand the role of a Test Analyst


  • At least 6 months of testing experience OR
  • IT background with an understanding of the software development lifecycle


At the end of this course the attendees will be able to:

  • Write Test Plans

  • Do requirement management

  • Identify the best test design techniques to apply to various test types

  • Applying test design techniques correctly
    Writing high-quality test cases

  • Manage defects efficiently and effectively

  • Create Test metrics

  • Understand the role and responsibility of a Test Analyst

Session Plan

The course runs for three days. Each day is about 360 minutes of class time, from 9:00 to 5:00. For accredited course offerings, materials are covered as described. For custom courses, materials may be deleted, added, or expanded upon as needed.
Please note that timings are approximate, depending on attendee interest and discussion. All of the lectures include exercises except as noted. are

Course Content

  1. Entry Criteria for being a Test Analyst
  2. The Test Analyst and the Test Development Life Cycle
  3. Test Plan
    3.1 Test plans in all shapes and sizes
    3.2 The content of a test plan
  4. Requirements Engineering
    4.1 Introduction to requirements engineering
    4.2 Verification techniques of requirements
    4.3 Reading techniques for reviewers
    4.4 Requirement extract
  5. Test Design Techniques
    5.1 Various test design techniques – the big picture
    5.2 Test techniques – is it necessary?
  6. Equivalence Class Partitioning
    6.1 Identify equivalence classes
    6.2 Valid and invalid equivalence classes
  7. Boundary Value Analysis
    7.1 Identify boundaries
    7.2 Combine boundaries with equivalence classes
  8. Decision Logic Tables and the logic behind it
    8.1 Prerequisites for decision logic tables
    8.2 When to use decision logic tables
    8.3 Benefits of decision logic tables
    8.4 Decision logic tables – How to use it
    8.5 Decision logic tables for more complex processes
  9. State Transition Tables
    9.1 When to use State Transition Tables
    9.2 How to complete State Transition Tables
    9.3 The benefits of 0–switch coverage
    9.4 The benefits of 1–swith coverage
  10. Test Cases
    10.1 The purpose of Test cases
    10.2 Create High–quality test cases
    10.3 Layout of Test Cases
    10.4 The approach in writing test cases
  11. Execution of test cases
    11.1 The process of test case execution
  12. Defect Management
    12.1 All about Incident logging
    12.2 Guidelines for incident logging
    12.3 Analyzing the incidents
    12.4 Defect clustering
    12.5 Incident Reports
    12.6 Test Summary Report
    12.7 Defect Management Process
  13. Activities at the end of a project
    13.1 Preservation of testware
    13.2 Test Process evaluation
    13.3 Test Evaluation Report
  14. Test Metrics
    14.1 Various kinds of test metrics
  15. Summary of Test Analyst responsibilities

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