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ISTQB releases new Advanced Level Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst Syllabus 2019 exams!

13 Feb 2020

ISTQB releases new Advanced Level Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst Syllabus 2019 exams!
The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) has announced the new 2019 Syllabus for the exams Advanced Level Test Analyst (CTAL-TA) and Technical Test Analyst (CTAL-TTA). This is big news for all exam and course providers, and of course – to everyone interested in taking the exams.

According to Alon Linetzki, part of ISTQB Marketing Working Chair Group, these two new syllabi are a direct response to market feedback and needs. Olivier Denoo, ISTQB President, adds that this major update was a result of contact with a lot of training providers and certified professionals, in order to understand their requirements and the recent market developments.

The exact differences between the old and new syllabi can be found on ISTQB’s official website.

However, you still have almost a year if you want to become a certified ISTQB Test Analyst or Technical Test Analyst according to Syllabus 2012! The sunset date for this version is February 4,2021 for exams in English, which means until then, we will give you the chance to choose a syllabus.
For everyone interested in attaining the Full Advanced Certificate, awarded after passing all three ISTQB Advanced Level exams (Test Manager, Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst), different syllabus versions will not be a problem. You will receive the Full Advance certificate after certification on all three modules from any version of the syllabus.

As for training providers – partial re-accreditation for these courses will apply. So if:

• You deliver ISTQB TA and TTA courses in English – you will have to update and accredit/re-accredit them no later than February 4 2021
• You deliver ISTQB TA and TTA courses in a non-English language – you have until August 4 2021 to update and accredit/re-accredit them.

According to Mike Smith, part of ISTQB Core Advanced and Expert Level Syllabus Working Group Chair, aligning the Core Advanced Level Syllabi with the new 2018 Foundation Level Syllabus was important and needed. He finished with the promise of further updates to come for other exams – such as Advanced Level Test Manager and Expert Level.


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