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Software Testing An ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Guide 3-Ed. Revised-Geoff Thompson, Peter Morgan, Peter Williams, Brian Hambling
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by Geoff Thompson, Peter Morgan, Peter Williams, Brian Hambling (Author)
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Publisher : ISEB Foundation
Publish date : 11-Jul-2016
Category : Software Testing
Mediatype : Books
Binding : Paperback
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ISBN : 1780172990 / Indian ISBN 13: 9781780172996
Pages : 276
Book Summary : Software Testing An ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Guide 3-Ed. Revised
Fully revised and updated, this best-selling software testing book explains the basic steps and how to perform effective tests. It provides an overview of different techniques, both dynamic and static. As the only official textbook of the ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level, it includes self-assessment exercises, guidance notes on the syllabus topics and sample examination questions.

This third edition provides examples and exercises reflecting current technology and applications, such as the use of open source software, component-based and agile development and application building for mobile devices. It is ideal for those with a little experience of software testing who wish to cement their knowledge with industry-recognised techniques and theory.
  • Updated best-selling software testing book
  • The only official textbook of the ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation Level
  • Provides examples and exercises reflecting current technology and applications
  • Includes a complete overview of tools and techniques
Table of Contents
Figures and tables
Nature and purpose of the book
Purpose of Foundation
The Certified Tester Foundation Level syllabus
Relationship of the book to the syllabus
How to get the best out of this book

Chapter 1: The Fundamentals of Testing
Why software fails
Keeping software under control
What testing is and what testing does
General testing principles
Fundamental test process
The psychology of testing
Code of ethics

Chapter 2: Life Cycles
Software development models
Test levels
Test types
Maintenance testing

Chapter 3: Static Testing

Background to static techniques
Reviews and the test process
Static analysis by tools

Chapter 4: Test Design Techniques
The test development process
The idea of test coverage
Categories of test case design techniques
Specification-based (black-box) techniques
Structure-based (white-box) techniques
Experience-based techniques
Choosing test techniques

Chapter 5: Test Management
Risk and testing
Test organization
Test approaches (test strategies)
Test planning and estimation
Test progress monitoring and control
Incident management
Configuration management

Chapter 6: Tool Supoort For Testing
What is a test tool?
Test tools
Introducing a tool into an organization

Chapter 7: The Examination
The examination
Revision techniques

A1 Mock CTFL examination
A2 Mock CTFL examination answers
A3 Mock CTFL examination commentary

About the Authors
Brian Hambling
(Author/Editor) has experienced software development from a developer’s, project manager’s and quality manager’s perspective in a career spanning over 35 years. He has worked in areas as diverse as real-time avionics, legacy systems maintenance and ebusiness strategies. He contributed to the development of software quality standards while at the Ministry of Defence and later became the head of systems and software engineering at The University of Greenwich.He was technical director of ImagoQA and general manager of Microgen IQA, a specialist company providing consultancy in software testing and quality assurance primarily to the financial services sector. He is now concentrating on writing.

Peter Morgan was a freelance testing practitioner, now mainly retired. He worked as a hands-on tester for a number of years, often on large projects. He has worked in many business sectors in the UK, and has been involved with the examination side of testing since taking the Foundation Certificate in 2001. Peter still writes exam questions and regularly reviews course submissions of testing courses on behalf of the UKTB, looking for syllabus compliance and to see that potential students are well prepared for their own exams.
Angelina Samaroo has a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Queen Mary University of London. She is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (lET). She spent 10 years working on the mission software for the Tornado ADV fighter jet. During this time she took an interest in the career development of new engineers and led the company graduate development scheme. She then joined a small consultancy in software testing, specialising in providing training to test professionals worldwide. She now works for Pinta Education Limited and provides training in software testing, business analysis and programming.

Geoff Thompson is the Consultancy Director for Experimentus Ltd, a leading software quality management consultancy based in the UK, He has a real passion for quality and software testing and over the last 25 years has an excellent track record in test management and process improvement.
In 1997, he started working with BCS/ISEB developing the original Software Testing Foundation syllabus and exams; he then managed the development of the original Software Testing Practitioner syllabus and exam in 2002. Geoff initiated the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB) and is its UK representative. He chairs the UK Testing Board.
He is a founding member of the TMMi Foundation and chairman of the TMMi Foundation management executive (see www.tmmifoundation.org.uk)
He is also the vice-chairman and treasurer of the BCS specialist group in software testing (SIGiST).
In 2008, Geoff was awarded the European Testing Excellence Award.
He is a popular speaker, and has recently delivered keynote presentations in India and Australia, as well as being a regular speaker at EuroSTAR, for which he was the programme chair in 2011.

Peter Williams previously worked in methods and systems improvement before moving into systems development and subsequently software testing. He has been a self-employed contract test manager or consultant in both financial services and the public sector. He has evaluated test processes and subsequently implemented improvements, at various organisations, including test management and execution tools as appropriate. He has an MSc in computing from the Open University and was chairman of the Examinations Panel for the ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.

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