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ISEB Certificate
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Software Testing
SAMPLE EXAMINATION PAPER
Cover Sheet
The copying of this paper in any format is expressly forbidden without the written
approval of ISEB
40 Multiple-Choice questions - 1 mark each
Record your surname and initials on the Answer sheet, writing in block
capitals at the top and marking the relevant letter in each column.
Your answers should be indicated inside the box representing your
chosen answer to the right of the question number
Answer all questions
Choose only one answer per question.
Total Time Allowed: 1 Hour
Question
1
Which of the following is a major task of test planning?
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ADetermining the test approach.
A
BPreparing test specifications.C
CEvaluating exit criteria and reporting.
D
DMeasuring and analyzing results.
B
Question
2
Which of the following statements is MOST OFTEN true?
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ASource-code inspections are often used in component testing.
D
BComponent testing searches for defects in programs that are separately testable.
A
CComponent testing is an important part of user acceptance testing.C
DComponent testing aims to expose problems in the interactions between software and hardware components.B
Question
3
In a system designed to work out the tax to be paid:
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An employee has \u00a34000 of salary tax free.
The next \u00a31500 is taxed at 10%.
The next \u00a328000 after that is taxed at 22%.
Any further amount is taxed at 40%.

To the nearest whole pound, which of these groups of numbers fall into three DIFFERENT equivalence classes?
A\u00a34000; \u00a35000; \u00a35500.
D
B\u00a332001; \u00a334000; \u00a336500.
C
C\u00a328000; \u00a328001; \u00a332001.
B
D\u00a34000; \u00a34200; \u00a35600.
A
Question
4
Which of the following will NOT be detected by static analysis?
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AParameter type mismatches.B
BErrors in requirements.
A
CUndeclared variables.
C
DUncalled functions.D
Question
5
Which of the following test activities can be automated?
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i Reviews and inspections.
ii Metrics gathering.
iii Test planning.
iv Test execution.
v Data generation.
Ai, iii, iv.
B
Bi, ii, iii.
D
Cii, iv, v.
A
Dii, iii, v.
C
Question
6
Which of the following is an objective of a pilot project for the introduction of a testing tool?
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AEvaluate testers\u2019 competence to use the tool.
C

BComplete the testing of a key project.D
CAssess whether the benefits will be achieved at reasonable cost.A
DDiscover what the requirements for the tool are.B

Question
7
What is the MAIN purpose of a Master Test Plan?
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ATo communicate how incidents will be managed.D BTo communicate how testing will be performed.A CTo produce a test schedule.

B
DTo produce a work breakdown structure.
C
Question
8
In a REACTIVE approach to testing when would you expect the bulk of the test design work to
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be begun?
AAfter the software or system has been produced.
A

BDuring development.C
CAs early as possible.B
DDuring requirements analysis.D

Question
9
What is the objective of debugging?
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i To localise a defect.
ii To fix a defect.
iii To show value.
iv To increase the range of testing.

Ai, iii.
B
Bii, iii, iv.
C
Cii, iv.
D
Di, ii.A

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