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FOUNDATIONS OF SOFTWARE
TESTING
ISTQB CERTIFICATION
Dorothy Graham

Erik van Veenendaal
Isabel Evans
Rex Black

CONTENTS
Acknowledgementsvii i Prefaceix
1 Fundamentals of testing 1
1.1 Why is testing necessary? 1
1.2 What is testing? 11
1.3 Testing principles 18

1.4 Fundamental test process 20 1.5 The psychology of testing 26 Chapter review 31

Sample exam questions 32
Exercise: Test psychology 33
Exercise solution 34
2 Testing throughout the software life cycle 35
2.1 Software development models 35
2.2 Test levels 41
2.3 Test types: the targets of testing 46
2.4 Maintenance testing 50
Chapter review 54
Sample exam questions 55
3 Static techniques 57
3.1 Reviews and the test process 57
3.2 Review process 59
3.3 Static analysis by tools 69
Chapter review 74
Sample exam questions 75
4 Test design techniques 77
4.1 Identifying test conditions and designing test cases 77

4.2 Categories of test design techniques 84
4.3 Specification-based or black-box techniques 87
4.4 Structure-based or white-box techniques 105

4.5 Experience-based techniques 112
4.6 Choosing a test technique 114
Chapter review 117
Sample exam questions 118
Exercises: Test design techniques 121
Exercise solutions 122
5 Test management 127
5.1 Test organization 127
5.2 Test plans, estimates, and strategies 132
5.3 Test progress monitoring and control 142
5.4 Configuration management 148
5.5 Risk and testing 149
5.6 Incident management 155
Chapter review 161
Sample exam questions 162
Exercise: Incident report 165
Exercise solution 166
6 Tool support for testing 169
6.1 Types of test tool 169
6.2 Effective use of tools: Potential benefits and risks 184
6.3 Introducing a tool into an organization 190
Chapter review 193
Sample exam questions 195
7 ISTQB Foundation Exam 197
Preparing for the exam 197
Taking the exam 199
Mock exam 201
Glossary209
Answers to sample exam questions227
References231
Authors237
Companies239
Index243

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