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Software Testing Foundations: A Study Guide for the Certified Tester Exam (Rockynook Computing)
Synopses & Reviews
The ISTQB Certified Tester exam was developed toward an international standard which includes 47 international testing boards. Today more than 130,000 people have taken the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) Foundations Level exam. So, where can all these people go to learn what they need to know in order to pass the exam? Now they can go to Software Testing Foundations, 3rd Edition, from Rocky Nook's Computing division.
Professional testing of software has become an increasingly important task that requires a profound knowledge of testing techniques. The ISTQB has developed a universally accepted, international qualification scheme aimed at software and system testing professionals, and has created the syllabi and the tests for the "Certified Tester."
With authors who are among the founders of the Certified Tester Syllabus, this thoroughly revised and updated 3rd Edition covers the "Foundations Level" (i.e., entry level) and teaches the most important methods of software testing. It is designed for self-study and provides the knowledge necessary to pass the Certified Tester: Foundations Level exam as defined by the ISTQB. Additionally, in this new edition, technical terms have been stated more precisely according to the revised and uptated ISTQB glossary.
This thoroughly revised and updated Third Edition covers the "Foundations Level" (i.e., entry level) and teaches the most important methods of software testing. Technical terms have been stated more precisely according to the revised and updated ISTQB glossary.
In practice, requirements engineering tasks become more and more complex. In order to ensure a high level of knowledge and training, the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) worked out the training concept “Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering”, which defines a requirements engineers practical skills on different training levels. The book covers the different subjects of the curriculum for the “Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering” (CPRE) defined by the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB). It supports its readers in preparing for the test to achieve the “Foundation Level” of the CPRE.
About the Author
Andreas Spillner is professor at the Hochschule Bremen (University of Applied Sciences) at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science where he is responsible for software engineering, especially quality assurance, and programming. He is founding member of the German Testing Board e. V. and was founder and chair of the German Special Interest Group on Software Testing (SIGIST, "Test, Analyse und Verifikation von Software").
Tilo Linz is CEO of imbus AG, a leading service company for software testing in Germany. He is president of the German Testing Board, and from 2002 to 2005, he served as president of the ISTQB. His work emphasis is on consulting and coaching projects on software quality management, optimizing software development, and testing processes.
Hans Schaefer is an independent consultant who lives and works in Norway. He is president of the Norwegian Testing Board. He has been consulting and teaching software testing methods since 1984. He organized the Norwegian Special Interest Group on Software Testing for Western Norway. He is involved in consulting, teaching, and coaching test process improvement and test design techniques, as well as reviews.
Table of Contents
About the Authors; Foreword; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Testing; 2.1 Terms and Motivation; 2.2 The Fundamental Test Process; 2.3 The Psychology of Testing; 2.4 General Principles of Testing; 2.5 Testing Ethics; 2.6 Summary; Chapter 3: Testing in the Software Lifecycle; 3.1 The General V-Model; 3.2 Component Test; 3.3 Integration Test; 3.4 System Test; 3.5 Acceptance Test; 3.6 Testing New Product Versions; 3.7 Generic Types of Testing; 3.8 Summary; Chapter 4: Static Testing; 4.1 Structured Group Examinations; 4.2 Static Analysis; 4.3 Summary; Chapter 5: Dynamic Analysis - Test Design Techniques; 5.1 Black Box Testing Techniques; 5.2 White Box Testing Techniques; 5.3 Intuitive and Experience Based Test Case Determination; 5.4 Summary; Chapter 6: Test Management; 6.1 Test Organization; 6.2 Test Planning; 6.3 Cost and Economy Aspects; 6.4 Definition of Test Strategy and Test Approach; 6.5 Test Activity Management; 6.6 Incident Management; 6.7 Requirements to Configuration Management; 6.8 Relevant Standards; 6.9 Summary; Chapter 7: Test Tools; 7.1 Types of Test Tools; 7.2 Selection and Introduction of Test Tools; 7.3 Summary; Appendix; Test Plan According to IEEE Standard 829-1998; Test Plan Identifier; Introduction; Test Objects or Items; Features to be tested; Features not to be tested; Test Approach or Strategy; Acceptance Criteria; Suspension Criteria and Resumption Requirements; Test Deliverables; Testing Tasks; Test Infrastructure and Environmental Needs; Responsibilities; Staffing and Training Needs; Schedule; Risks and Contingencies; Approvals; Glossary; Important Information on the Curriculum and on the Certified Tester Exam; ExercisesThese exercises are designed to help you check that you have understood the terms and processes described in the book and that you can rank and describe them. The questions listed here are not designed to directly prepare you for the ISTQB examination. Answers to the questions can be found in the relevant chapters and are not listed separately.; Exercises to Chapter 2; Exercises to Chapter 3; Exercises to Chapter 4; Exercises to Chapter 5; Exercises to Chapter 6; Exercises to Chapter 7; Glossary; Literature;
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