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Advanced Software Testing - Vol. 3: Guide to the Istqb Advanced Certification as an Advanced Technical Test Analystby Jamie L. Mitchell
Synopses & Reviews
This book is written for the technical test analyst who wants to achieve advanced skills in test analysis, design, and execution. With a hands-on, exercise-rich approach, this book teaches you how to define and carry out the tasks required to put a test strategy into action.
Learn how to analyze the system, taking into account the technical aspects and quality characteristics. Additionally, learn how to evaluate system requirements and designs as part of formal and informal reviews, using an understanding of the underlying technology. You will be able to analyze, design, implement, and execute tests, using risk considerations to determine the appropriate effort and priority for tests. You will also learn how to report on testing progress and provide necessary evidence to support your evaluations of system quality.
With a quarter-century of software and systems engineering experience, author Rex Black is President of RBCS; is a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing; and is the most prolific author practicing in the field of software testing today. He published several books on testing that sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide. He is President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) and is a Director of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB).
This book will help you prepare for the ISTQB Advanced Technical Test Analyst exam. Included are sample exam questions, at the appropriate level of difficulty, for most of the learning objectives covered by the ISTQB Advanced Level syllabus. The ISTQB certification program is the leading software tester certification program in the world. With about 100,000 certificate holders and a global presence in 50 countries, you can be confident in the value and international stature that the Advanced Technical Test Analyst certificate can offer you.
Vol. 1: Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Analyst (ISBN 978-1-933952-19-2)
Vol. 2: Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Manager (ISBN 978-1-933952-36-9)
Book News Annotation:
Volume three in a series of works on advanced topics and certification in software testing, this work provides detailed standards-based instruction for professionals in all aspects of software analysis and testing. Topics discussed include testing concepts and theory, processes, test management, testing techniques, characteristics testing, incident management, standards and test process improvement and examination and certification preparation. Chapters include illustrations, sidebars and code examples as well as selected examination example questions. Black and Mitchell are professional software testers. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Black writes for the test analyst who wants to achieve advanced skills in test analysis, design, and execution. With a hands-on, exercise-rich approach, this book teaches how to define and carry out the tasks required to put a test strategy into action.
This book is written for the test analyst who wants to achieve advanced skills in test analysis, design, and execution. With a hands-on, exercise-rich approach, this book teaches you how to define and carry out the tasks required to put a test strategy into action. Learn how to analyze the system, taking into account the user's quality expectations. Additionally, learn how to evaluate system requirements as part of formal and informal reviews, using an understanding of the business domain to determine requirement validity. You will be able to analyze, design, implement, and execute tests, using risk considerations to determine the appropriate effort and priority for tests. You will learn how to report on testing progress and provide necessary evidence to support your evaluations of system quality.
This book teaches test managers what they need to know to achieve advanced skills in test estimation, test planning, test monitoring, and test control. Readers will learn how to define the overall testing goals and strategies for the systems being tested.
This hands-on, exercise-rich book provides experience with planning, scheduling, and tracking these tasks. You'll be able to describe and organize the necessary activities as well as learn to select, acquire, and assign adequate resources for testing tasks. Learn how to form, organize, and lead testing teams Master the organizing of communication among the members of the testing teams, and between the testing teams and all the other stakeholders. Additionally, you ™ll learn how to justify decisions and provide adequate reporting information where applicable.Target Audience: Software Testers, Programmers, System Designers, IT Managers
About the Author
Jamie L Mitchell brings over 28 years of development and testing experience (both hardware and software). He is a pioneer in the test automation field, working with a variety of vendor and open-source test automation tools since the first Windows tools were released with Windows 3.0. He has also written test tools for several platforms.
His specialty is increasing the productivity of automation and test teams through innovative ideas and custom tool extensions. In addition, Mr. Mitchell also provides training, mentoring, process auditing, and expert technical support in all aspects of testing and automation.
Jamie is the former Lead Automation Engineer for American Express Distributed Integration Test/Worldwide, and has successfully designed and implemented test automation projects for many top companies including American Express, Mayo Clinic, IBM AS/400 division, ShowCase Corporation, and others. He spent time as the Director of the International Institute for Software Testing.
Jamie holds a Master of Computer Science degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PP, and he holds the Certified Software Test Engineer certification from QAI. Additionally, he was an instructor and board member of the International Institute of Software Testing (IIST), and a contributing editor, technical editor, and columnist for the Journal of Software Testing Professionals. He has been a frequent speaker on testing and automation at several international conferences, including STAR, QAI and PSQT.
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