ISBN 9788131526361,Foundations of Software Testing ISTQB Certification

Foundations of Software Testing ISTQB Certification



Cengage Learning India Pvt. Ltd.

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9788131526361

ISBN-10 8131526364


Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)

Software Requirement & Analysis

Now in its third edition, Foundations of Software Testing - ISTQB Certification is the essential guide to software testing and to the ISTQB Foundation qualification.

Completely updated to comprehensively reflect the most recent changes to the ISTQB Foundation Syllabus, the book adopts a practical, hands-on approach, covering the fundamental topics that every system and software tester should know.

The authors are themselves developers of the ISTQB syllabus and are highly respected international authorities, teachers and authors within the field of software testing.

Written in an easy-to-read conversational style, the focus of this book is to support the ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board) Foundation Syllabus 2011, which is the basis for the International Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.
The text has been completely updated to reflect the 2011 changes to the ISTQB Foundation Syllabus including the changes to the Syllabus Learning Objectives, which are clearly stated for the student.
The book follows a logical structure, divided into seven chapters. The first six chapters of the book each cover one chapter of the syllabus and each has some practice exam questions. Chapter 7 contains general advice about taking the exam and has the full 40 - question mock paper - a crucial learning aid to help students pass the real exam.
Key pedagogical features include - a new and significantly expanded glossary, numerous worked examples, student exercises with solutions, extensive references and pointers for further reading.
In addition to being an essential guide to the ISTQB Foundation qualification, this book is a useful reference book for students studying software testing in general. The Foundation Certificate represents a distilling of the essential aspects of software testing at the time of writing thus providing a good general grounding in the subject.
Includes online materials, such as chapter summaries, pointers to online software testing tools, a list of all accredited trainers with accompanying links to their website and a full bibliographic list.
About the Author

Rex Black is President of Rex Black Consulting Services (RBCS) which is a leader in software, hardware and systems testing and is headquartered in the USA.

Erik van Veenendaal is the founder of Improve Quality Services B.V. and is a leading international test consultant and trainer based in Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles.

Dorothy Graham Software Testing Consultant.
Table Of Contents : -
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Part 1 - Fundamentals of Testing
Section 1: Why is Testing Necessary?
Section 2: What is Testing?
Section 3: Seven Testing Principles
Section 4: Fundamental Test Process
Section 5: The Psychology of Testing
Section 6: Code of Ethics
Chapter Review
Sample Exam Questions

Part 2 - Testing Throughout the Software Life Cycle
Section 1: Software Development Models
Section 2: Test Levels
Section 3: Test Types
Section 4: Maintenance Testing
Chapter Review
Sample Exam Questions

Part 3 - Static Techniques
Section 1: Static Techniques and the Test Process
Section 2: Review Process
Section 3: Static Analysis by Tools
Chapter Review
Sample Exam Questions

Part 4 - Test Design Techniques
Section 1: The Test Development Process
Section 2: Categories of Test Design Techniques
Section 3: Specification - Based or Black - Box Techniques
Section 4: Structure - Based or White - Box Techniques
Section 5: Experience - Based Techniques
Section 6: Choosing Test Techniques
Chapter Review
Sample Exam Questions
Exercises: Test Design Techniques
Exercise Solutions

Part 5 - Test Management
Section 1: Test Organization
Section 2: Test Planning and Estimation
Section 3: Test Progress Monitoring and Control
Section 4: Configuration Management
Section 5: Risk and Testing
Section 6: Incident Management
Chapter Review
Sample Exam Questions
Exercise: Incident Report
Exercise Solution

Part 6 - Tool Support for Testing
Section 1: Types of Test Tool
Section 2: Effective Use of Tools - Potential Benefits and Risks
Section 3: Introducing a Tool into an Organization
Chapter Review
Sample Exam Questions

Part 7 - ISTQB Foundation Exam
Section 1: Preparing for the Exam
Section 2: Taking the Exam
Section 3: Mock Exam

Answers to Sample Exam Questions