Advanced Level - Exam Structure
To get an ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level Certificate you must successfully pass the Advanced Exam administered by your Member Board or Examination Provider.
Upon successful completion of the exam, you will be issued with an ISTQB® Advanced Level Certificate, which is internationally recognized.
The exam aims to verify that the candidate has acquired the professional knowledge contained in the syllabus.
Each Advanced Level exam module (i.e. Test Manager, Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst) has an independent exam, consisting of multiple-choice questions split 'roughly' in line with the Learning Objectives of each chapter.
Each question answered correctly scores between one and three points, reflecting the difficulty, and the candidate must reach a score of 65% to pass the exam.
The number of questions and exam timing for each module is indicated in the following table. If the candidate's native language is not the exam language, the exam duration is increased by 25%.
|Module||Number of Questions||Exam Length (in minutes)||Exam Length + 25% (in minutes)|
|Advanced Test Manager||65||180||225|
|Advanced Test Analyst||60||180||225|
|Advanced Technical Test Analyst||45||120||150|
Exam questions are distributed across Syllabus chapters as shown in the following table:
Number of questions per K levels
|Exam||Ch. 1||Ch. 2||Ch. 3||Ch. 4||Ch. 5||Ch. 6||Total|
Exams may be taken as part of a course delivered by an Accredited Training Provider or taken independently at an examination center or in a public exam.
The typical duration of the Foundation Level Training offered by an Accredited Training Provider is 3 days. Completion of an accredited training course is not a prerequisite for participating to the exam.