Foundations of Software Testing ISTQB Certification

ISBN-10: 1408044056

ISBN-13: 9781408044056

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: Rex Black, Dorothy Graham, Erik Van Veenendaal

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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.
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 1/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Erik van Veenendaal ( is a leading international consultant and trainer, and a widely recognized expert in the area of software testing and quality management with over 20 years of practical testing experience. He is the founder of Improve Quality Services BV. He holds the EuroSTAR record, winning the best tutorial award three times. In 2007 he received the European Testing Excellence Award for his outstanding contributions to the testing profession. He has worked as a test manager and consultant in various domains for many years, and has written numerous papers and a number of books, including Practical Risk-Based Testing: The PRISMA Approach, Foundations of Software Testing: ISTQB Certification, and Test Maturity Model Integration TMMi. Erik is a former senior lecturer at the Eindhoven University of Technology, was vice-president of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (2005-2009), and is currently a board member of the TMMi Foundation. You can follow Erik on twitter @ErikvVeenendaal.

Figures and tables
Fundamentals of testing
Why is testing necessary?
What is testing?
Seven testing principles
Fundamental test process
The psychology of testing
Code of ethics Chapter review Sample exam questions
Testing throughout the software life cycle
Software development models
Test levels
Test types
Maintenance testing
Chapter review Sample exam questions
Static techniques
Static techniques and the test process
Review process
Static analysis by tools
Chapter review Sample exam questions
Test design techniques
The test development process
Categories of test design techniques
Specification-based or black-box techniques
Structure-based or white-box techniques
Experience-based techniques
Choosing test techniques
Chapter review Sample exam questions
Exercises: Test design techniques Exercise solutions
Test management
Test organization
Test planning and estimation
Test progress monitoring and control
Configuration management
Risk and testing
Incident management
Chapter review Sample exam questions
Exercise: Incident report Exercise solution
Tool support for testing
Types of test tool
Effective use of tools: Potential benefits and risks
Introducing a tool into an organization
Chapter review Sample exam questions
ISTQB Foundation Exam
Preparing for the exam
Taking the exam
Mock exam
Answers to sample exam questions
Authors Companies
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