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Section 5 Answers Presentation

  1. 1. October 2006 Aberdeen Global IT Team ISTQB CTFL Study Session Section 5
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Review of Section 5 Practice Quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Open Forum </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introductions <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Tenure With Firm </li></ul><ul><li>Primary Job Function(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Testing Tools Used </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1. Select one that is not strength of a third-party testing organization <ul><ul><li>a. Expertise in test project management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b. Run tests quickly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c. Expert consulting and training services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d. None of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d. None of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing the Testing Process, chapter 10, p.382-83. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.1.1 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 2. Testers should have access to the following in a test lab <ul><ul><li>a. Bug testing database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b. Test tracking spreadsheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c. System configuration tracking database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d. a, b, & c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d. a, b, & c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing the Testing Process, chapter 10, p.268. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.1.2 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 3. Choose an incorrect statement: <ul><ul><li>Testers at the component and integration level should be developers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testers for risk-management should be test analysts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testers at the acceptance test level should be business experts and users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testers for operational acceptance testing should be operators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b. Testers for risk-management should be test analysts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.1.2 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 4. Exit Criterion determines: <ul><ul><li>When testing needs to continue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When system is ready for delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When testing has been completed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c. When testing has been completed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing the Testing Process, chapter 2, p.54. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.2.3 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 5. The testing effort may not depend on the following factor: <ul><ul><li>Characteristics of reported bugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Characteristics of the product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Characteristics of the development process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The outcome of testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a. Characteristics of reported bugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.2.4 </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 6. Risks allow us to decide where to (pick 2) <ul><ul><li>a. Design, code, and conduct testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b. Focus in the test plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c. Start testing and where to test more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d. Testing is used to reduce the risk of an adverse effect occurring, or to reduce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the impact of an adverse effect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e. a & b </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c. Start testing and where to test more and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d. Testing is used to reduce the risk of an adverse effect occurring, or to reduce the impact of an adverse effect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.5.2 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. 7. When testers report to their test managers about their testing effort, the focus should be on ____________. <ul><ul><li>a. Boundary conditions, state machines, and load generators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b. Risk management and impact of serious test escapes on the reputation and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>revenues of the company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c. a & b </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d. None of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b. Risk management and impact of serious test escapes on the reputation and revenues of the company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing the Testing Process, chapter 9, p.342-43 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.5.1 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. 8. Enforcement of source and version control standards is often delegated to Quality Assurance groups. <ul><ul><li>a. True </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b. False </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a. True </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing Computer Software. Chapter 1, p.63 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.4 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. 9. Select one that should not be part of selection of a test approach: <ul><ul><li>Risk of failure of project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills and experience of the people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The objective of testing endeavor and mission of the testing team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulatory aspects and nature of product/business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>None of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e. None of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All are valid for the selection of a test approach. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.2.5. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. 10. Instead of buying repeated tasking from independent test agency, a test manager should ask for test plan, test cases, and suggestion for further work: <ul><ul><li>True </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>False </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a. True </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing Computer Software, chapter 15 , p.351 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.1.1 </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. 11. The role of test leader cannot be performed by: <ul><ul><li>Project manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Configuration manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QA manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manager of test group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b. Configuration manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.1.2 </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. 12. Automated tests should consider: <ul><ul><li>Time cost to create automated tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test delay due to creation of automated tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Risks of missed bugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partial automation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e. All of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing the Testing Process, chapter 11, p.196 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.1.2 </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. 13. Choose one statement that is incorrect. Performance testing: <ul><ul><li>Can be tested using glass box or black box techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objective is performance enhancement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be used to provide numerical estimate of required quality for gauging purposes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can reflect bugs, especially when a part of the program used to run quickly is now slow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c. Can be used to provide numerical estimate of required quality for gauging purposes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing Computer Software, chapter 3, p.49 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. 14. Which of these criterions are essential for beginning and completing various test phases? <ul><ul><li>Entry criterion spells out what must happen to allow a system to move into a particular phase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuation criteria define those conditions and situations that must prevail in the testing process to allow testing to continue effectively and efficiently </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exit criteria addresses the issue of how to determine when testing has been completed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d. All of the above. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing the Testing Process, chapter 3, p.53-54 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. 15. Metrics should be collected during and at the end of a test level in order to assess: <ul><ul><li>The adequacy of the test objectives for that level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The adequacy of the test approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The effectiveness of the testing with respect to its objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d. All of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.3.2 </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. 16. The costs involved in testing and quality assurance is ___________ than the costs associated with external failures. <ul><ul><li>More </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Same </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unimaginable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b. Less </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing the Testing Process, chapter 11, p.404 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.3.1 </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. 17. The point of writing problem reports is to get bugs ________ <ul><ul><li>Analyzed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reported </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fixed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c. Fixed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing Computer Software, chapter 7, p.65 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.3.2 </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. 18. Problem summary reports distributed to management should list: <ul><ul><li>Report number, severity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report number, severity, summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report number, severity, summary, suggested fix </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report number, severity, summary, categorization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d. Report number, severity, summary, categorization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing Computer Software, chapter 5, p.69 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.6 </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. 19. It is important to analyze complicated problem reports. The objectives of the analysis should not be to: <ul><ul><li>Find target customers who will be most affected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the most serious consequences of the problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the simplest, shortest, and most general conditions that will trigger the bug </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find related problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a. Find target customers who will be most affected </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Testing Computer Software, chapter 5, p.77 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.6 </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. 20. Dynamic and __________ approaches, such as exploratory testing were testing is more reactive to events than pre-planned, and where execution and evaluation are concurrent tasks. <ul><ul><li>Consultative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regression-averse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analytical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heuristic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>d. Heuristic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Syllabus Section 5.6 </li></ul>
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