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# ISTQB Tips and Tricks

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## ISTQB Tips and Tricks

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## ISTQB Tips and Tricks

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## The story so far...

More than 15,000 people have taken the ISTQB tests on Guru99 Highest Score is 40 out of 40 Lowest Score Score is 0 Average Score is 17.5 Here is the distribution of scores--

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## Which Topics should you focus on?

We combined the correct answers given by test takers with topic the questions belong to. The results were eye opening

As you can observe ISTQB aspirants got most answers wrong with questions related to Testing Techniques while they really excelled with questions related to Testing Types Top 3 Topics ISTQB aspirants should focus on 1. Testing Techniques Important testing techniques to focus on are equivalence partitioning and boundary value analysis and related mathematical question, Test Review. 2. Testing Fundamentals - Important topics to focus on is the STLC , Principles of testing, Early Testing. 3. Testing Tools - Important to learn the 'features' of the various types of testing tools , will help in answering related questions.

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## Which Questions need most of your attention?

We have compiled a list of questions which are frequently answered incorrectly. Pay close attention to them as such types of questions DO appear in ISTQB exam. It is recommended you practice question of similar type . Top 10 Questions, incorrectly answered. 10. At number 10 we have a question related to Test Management and Control. Only 35% test takers got it correct Given the following sets of test management terms (v-z), and activitydescriptions (1-5), which one of the following best pairs the two sets? v Test control w Test monitoring x - Test estimation y - Incident management z - Configuration control 1 - Calculation of required test resources 2 - Maintenance of record of test results 3 - Re-allocation of resources when tests overrun 4 - Report on deviation from test plan 5 - Tracking of anomalous test results Options v-3, w-2, x-1, y-5, z-4 v-2, w-5, x-1, y-4, z-3 v-3, w-4, x-1, y-5, z-2 v-2, w-1, x-4, y-3, z-5 Correct Answer V-3, w-4, x-1, y-5, z-2 9. At number 9 we have a question related to Testing Fundamentals. Only 33.9% test takers got it correct A failure is: Found in the software; the result of an error. Departure from specified behavior An incorrect step, process or data definition in a computer program A human action that produces an incorrect result Correct Answer Departure from specified behavior.

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8. At number 8 we have a question related to Testing Types. Only 33% test takers got it correct Drivers are also known as: i. Spade ii. Test harness iii. Scaffolding Options i, ii are true and iii is false i , iii are true and ii is false ii, iii are true and i is false All of the above are true Correct Answer
ii, iii are true and i is false

7. At number 7, again we have question from Testing Fundamentals. Only 31% test takers got it correct Verification involves which of the following:i. Helps to check the Quality of the built product ii. Helps to check that we have built the right product. iii. Helps in developing the product iv. Monitoring tool wastage and obsoleteness. Options: i,ii,iii,iv are true. i is true and ii,iii,iv are false i,ii,iii are true and iv is false ii is true and i,iii,iv are false. Correct Answer : ii is true and i,iii,iv are false. Tip: 'Validation' - Helps to check the Quality of the built product

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6. At number 6 , we have question from Testing Techniques. Only 30.7% test takers got it correct In a system designed to work out the tax to be paid: An employee has \$4000 of salary tax free. The next \$1500 is taxed at 10% The next \$28000 is taxed at 22% Any further amount is taxed at 40% Which of these groups of numbers would fall into the same equivalence class? Options \$4800; \$14000; \$28000 \$5200; \$5500; \$28000 \$28001; \$32000; \$35000 \$5800; \$28000; \$32000 Correct Answer \$5800; \$28000; \$32000 5. At number 5 , again we have question from Testing Techniques Only 23.67% test takers got it correct Given the Following program IF X = Z THEN Statement 2; END McCabes Cyclomatic Complexity is: Options 2 3 4 5 Correct Answer 3

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4. Number 4 is again occupied by a question from Testing Techniques. Only 23% test takers got it correct Which of the following statements about reviews is false? Reviews cannot be performed on user requirements specifications Reviews are the least effective way of testing code Reviews are unlikely to find faults in test plans. Reviews should be performed on specifications, code, and test plans Correct Answer Reviews are the least effective way of testing code 3. Testing Techniques seems to be ruling this list! Only 22% got this question correct An input field takes the year of birth between 1900 and 2004.The boundary values for testing this field are: Options 0,1900,2004,2005 1900, 2004 1899,1900,2004,2005 1899, 1900, 1901,2003,2004,2005 Correct Answer 1900, 2004 2. At #2, we have a question from Testing Tools. Only 17% of test takers got it correct Which of these activities provides the biggest potential cost saving from the use of CAST? Test management Test design Test execution Test planning Correct Answer Test execution Tip: CAST = Computer Aided Software Testing

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1. The grand daddy of all is a question from Testing Fundamentals. Only a small 14% of test takers got it correct Match every stage of the software Development Life cycle with the Testing Life cycle: i. Hi-level design ii. Code iii. Low-level design iv. Business requirements a. Unit tests b. Acceptance tests c.System tests d. Integration tests Options i-d , ii-a , iii-c , iv-b i-c , ii-d , iii-a , iv-b i-b , ii-a , iii-d , iv-c i-c , ii-a , iii-d , iv-b Correct answer i-c , ii-a , iii-d , iv-b

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Few Handy Tips 1. If you want to excel in the ISTQB the single most important thing you need to focus on is, PRACTICE. Observe the following chart-.

At guru99 , we provide three ISTQB mock tests , which usually students take one after the other. As you may observe from test 1 to test 3 passing percentage increased from 23% to 43%. As the old adage goes Practise makes a man Perfect.Also the number of test takers decreased progressively from Test 1 to Test 3. Indicating that not many people are taking all the tests. 2. If you find a particular question challenging, do not waste time on it. Skip it and try to answer it at the end of the paper. 3. In case you are not sure of the answer, use the process of elimination of options to arrive at the correct answer 4. On exam day, do relax and trust whatever who have studied, stay away from others confusing statements.

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