my question is about whether an experienced manual tester who has istqb foundation test certification but with no automation experience can take the Advanced Technical Certification exam?


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Yes, you can. Provided you have your ISTQB Foundation, you can take the Advanced Technical Test Analyst course and exam.

The roadmap can be found on ISTQB's website, with more information on the course content here.

Edit: I've previously worked with a functional test manager who took the technical test analyst course and, unfortunately, failed. I think he found it harder without any automation experience as one of the modules is Test Tools and Automation... that doesn't make it impossible though.

  • If I don't have project experience in automation testing. How can I better prepare for ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst exam?
    – ayuicyi
    Jun 15, 2018 at 6:02
  • Time to get the text books out :) Also have a look at the syllabus, objectives, outcomes and exam structure on the ISTQB website so you have a clear understanding of what's expected (istqb.org/certification-path-root/test-automation-engineer.html - look down the left hand side for your course details)
    – dvniel
    Jun 15, 2018 at 7:37
  • Thank you.:) what's the best place to go to if I have got any questions in regards to the study material?
    – ayuicyi
    Jun 17, 2018 at 23:51

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