Knowledge Levels In Certifications

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Let us delve upon the various skill levels or knowledge levels for the testing industry being designated as K-Levels.

What are K-Levels of knowledge?
K-Levels or “Knowledge Levels” basically refers to the prescription of an upper limit of skills or knowledge essential for a particular certification.

Hierarchy of K-Levels is described in globally recognized Bloom’s Texonomy of learning. Reaching a particular K-Level means that the individual has successfully achieved some measurable & meaningful objectives.

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Knowledge Levels In Certifications

  1. 1. All about K-Levels or learning Objectives extensively talked during prestigious certifications Let us delve upon the various skill levels or knowledge levels for the testing industry being designated as K-Levels. What are K-Levels of knowledge? K-Levels or “Knowledge Levels” basically refers to the prescription of an upper limit of skills or knowledge essential for a particular certification. Hierarchy of K-Levels is described in globally recognized Bloom’s Texonomy of learning. Reaching a particular K-Level means that the individual has successfully achieved some measurable & meaningful objectives. How many K-Levels or learning objectives do we when talking about test certification? K-Levels begins at K-1 being the kindergarten level of learning in testing & ending up at K-6 with specialized knowledge as described below: Level Area of Objectives to Sample Examples to explain the Focus Achieve abilities acquired K-1 Knowle It means that the Aspirant shall be able to recognize the dge or aspirant shall be able definition of a "failure" like: Remem to recognize, bering remember and recall a # "Actual deviation of the system or its concept or a term. components from its expected delivery, service or result". Or # "Non-delivery of service to an end user or any other stakeholder" K-2 Compre It means that the Aspirant shall be able to explain: hension aspirant shall be able or to select the reasons Example – 1: The reason why tests should underst or explanations for be designed as early as possible: anding statements related to the topic, and can # To find the most important defects first. summarize, compare, classify and give # To find defects when they are cheaper to examples for the remove. testing concept. Example – 2: The differences and similarities between integration and system testing: # Differences: integration-testing concentrates on interfaces and interactions, and system testing concentrates on whole-system aspects, such as end to end processing. # Similarities: testing more than one component, and can test non-functional aspects.
  2. 2. K-3 Applica It means that the Aspirant shall be able to: tion aspirant shall be able to select the correct # Select test cases from a given state application of a transition diagram in order to cover all concept or technique transitions. and apply the knowledge already # Identify boundary values for valid and learnt to a another invalid partitions. given context. K-4 Analysi It means that the Aspirant shall be able to: s aspirant shall be able to separate the # Describe which portions of an incident information related to report are factual and which are inferred a concept or technique from the results. into its constituent parts for better understanding, and # Understand the various options available can distinguish for risk identification. between facts and inferences. K-5 Synthe It means that the Aspirant shall be able to: sis aspirant shall be able to identify and build # Design a quality risk analysis processes patterns in facts and which includes both rigorous and informal information related to elements. a concept or technique, and can # Create a blended test strategy, which create new meaning or uses a dynamic strategy to balance an structure from parts of analytical strategy. a concept. Can combine aspects of different review processes to form an effective process for their organization. K-6 Evaluati It means that the Aspirant shall be able to: on aspirant can judge the value of information # Find out the type of information that and decide on its should be gathered for an incident report. applicability in a given situation. # Find out the relative effectiveness and efficiency of different review processes or different testing techniques. Best of Luck !!! Article by: www.softwaretestinggenius.com A Storehouse of Complete Knowledge on Software Testing & Quality Assurance under one roof

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