Software Testing Foundations, 4th Edition: A Study Guide for the Certified Tester Exam (Rocky Nook Computing)

Software Testing Foundations, 4th Edition: A Study Guide for the Certified Tester Exam (Rocky Nook Computing)

Andreas Spillner, Hans Schaefer

Language: English

Pages: 304

ISBN: 1937538427

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Professional testing of software is an essential task that requires a profound knowledge of testing techniques. The International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) has developed a universally accepted, international qualification scheme aimed at software and system testing professionals, and has created the Syllabi and Tests for the "Certified Tester." Today about 300,000 people have taken the ISTQB certification exams.

The authors of Software Testing Foundations, 4th Edition, are among the creators of the Certified Tester Syllabus and are currently active in the ISTQB. This thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition covers the "Foundations Level" (entry level) and teaches the most important methods of software testing. It is designed for self-study and provides the information necessary to pass the Certified Tester-Foundations Level exam, version 2011, as defined by the ISTQB. Also in this new edition, technical terms have been precisely stated according to the recently revised and updated ISTQB glossary.

Topics covered:

  1. Fundamentals of Testing
  2. Testing and the Software Lifecycle
  3. Static and Dynamic Testing Techniques
  4. Test Management
  5. Test Tools

Also mentioned are some updates to the syllabus that are due in 2015.













the other systems in the customer’s environment are running simultaneously with the test. The system tests that have been executed cannot be reproduced or can only be reproduced with difficulty (see section 3.7.4 on regression testing). System test effort is often underestimated The effort of an adequate system test must not be underestimated, especially because of the complex test environment. [Bourne 97] states the experience that at the beginning of the system test, only half of the testing

performed as soon as possible after a document is completed to find mistakes and inconsistencies early. The verifying examinations at the end of a phase in the general V-model normally use reviews (so-called phase exit reviews). Eliminating defects and inconsistencies leads to improved document quality and positively influences the whole development process because development is continued with documents that have fewer or even no defects. In addition to defect reduction, reviews have further

necessary Individual Preparation The members of the review team must prepare individually for the review meeting. A successful review meeting is only possible with adequate preparation. The reviewers intensively study the review object and check it against the documents given as a basis for it as well as against their own experience. They note deficiencies (even any potential defects), questions, or comments. Review Meeting A review leader or ➞moderator leads the review meeting. Moderator and

a. and representatives 1500800 The value 1,000,000 is chosen arbitrarily. Discuss with the car manufacturer or dealer what is unrealistically high! The following describes how to systematically derive the test cases. For every input data element that should be tested (e.g., function/method parameter at component tests or input screen field at system tests), the domain of all possible input values is determined. This domain is the equivalence class containing all valid or allowed input values.

classes 3 and 4 are specified with vEC3: 20000 < x  25000 and vEC4: x  25000. For testing the common boundary of the two equivalence classes (25000), the values 24999 and 25000 are chosen (to simplify the situation, it is assumed that only whole dollars are possible). The value 24999 lies in vEC3 and is the largest possible value in that equivalence class. The value 25000 is the least possible value in vEC4. The values 24998 and 25001 do not give any more information because they are further

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