18.11.2012New ISTQB Advanced Level released

At the ISTQB Meeting in South Africa the ISTQB has released its new Advanced Level version 2012. The release consists of an overview document plus 3 separate, distinct syllabi for Advanced Test Manager, Advanced Test Analyst and Advanced Technical Test Analyst.

In line with the scoping and clearer organization previously announced, the length of the training for each syllabus has been rationalized as follows:

  • Advanced Test Manager – 5 Days
  • Advanced Test Analyst – 4 Days
  • Advanced Technical Test Analyst – 3 Days

It is important for all current Advanced Level Training Providers to note that the scale of the changes in the 2012 Advanced Level means that full re-accreditation of courses will be required.
To ensure a smooth transition between the 2007 version and 2012 version, there will be a transition period during which the 2007 version will be phased out.

The following are key milestones relating to the phasing out of the 2007 version:
Sunset dates for courses - no further 2007 courses allowed to start :
April 19th 2013 (English), July 19th 2013 (non-English)

There was also a change in case of exam timings. Test Manager and Test Analyst will stay with 180 minutes, Technical Test Analyst will be changed to 120 minutes.

gasq will offer new Advanced Level exams, depending from teh region, from 1st of Jaunary 2013 on.

Download the new Advanced Level syllabi here:

ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Overview

ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst

ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Management

ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst