ISTQB® Certified Tester AL (Advanced Level)

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The Advanced Level qualification is aimed at professionals who have experience in software testing and would like to strengthen their knowledge.

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Today software projects demand that the role of the software tester and the role of a software developer are separated – Job specialisation is therefore inevitable.

The Advanced Level has three Syllabi within the Core part:

  • Test Manager (CTAL-TM)
  • Test Analyst (CTAL-TA) und
  • Technical Test Analyst (CTAL-TTA)

The Advanced Level Modules are independent and based on the Foundation Level Certificate. Professional testers choose their module according to their professional field and the role they want a deeper understanding or want to work in the future.


Certificate Validity

The Advanced Level certificate has a lifelong validity.


The contents of the Foundation and Advanced Level syllabus are defined in the Certified Tester Curriculum. The ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level is a necessary prerequisite for the Advanced Level ISTQB certificates.

Exam Format


Examination Fee

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Exam Preparation

Please use the latest version of the curriculum and ISTQB Glossary for the exam preparation.

To prepare for your ISTQB Certified Tester exam you have a choice of Training Providers as well as a body of official Self-Study literature to use individually or in addition to a training.