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1. According to the ISTQB Glossary, what do we mean when we call someone a test manager?


2. Which of the following is a goal for a proof-of-concept or pilot phase for tool evaluation?


3. According to the ISTQB Glossary, what is a test level?



When choosing which technique to use in a given situation, which factors should be taken into account?

U previous experience of types of defects found in this or similar systems
V the existing knowledge of the testers
W regulatory standards that apply
X the type of test execution tool that will be used
Y the documentation available
Z previous experience in the development language


5. During test execution, the test manager describes the following situation to the project team:

“90% of the test cases have been run.
20% of the test cases have identified defects.
127 defects have been found. 112 defects have been fixed and have passed confirmation testing.
Of the remaining 15 defects, project management has decided that they do not need to be fixed prior to release.”

Which of the following is the most reasonable interpretation of this test status report?


6. You are working as a tester on a project to develop a point-of-sales system for grocery stores and other similar retail outlets.

Which of the following is a product risk for such a project?


7. You are writing a test plan using the IEEE 829 template and are currently completing the Risks and Contingencies section.

Which of the following is most likely to be listed as a project risk?


8. In a test summary report, the project’s test leader makes the following statement,
“The payment processing subsystem fails to accept payments from American Express cardholders, which is considered a must-work feature for this release.”

This statement is likely to be found in which of the following sections?


9. Which test activities are supported by test harness or unit test framework tools?


10. According to the ISTQB Glossary, a product risk is related to which of the following?


11. Consider the following list of either product or project risks:

I. An incorrect calculation of fees might short-change the organization.

II. A vendor might fail to deliver a system component on time.

III. A defect might allow hackers to gain administrative privileges.

IV. A skills gap might occur in a new technology used in the system.

V. A defect-prioritization process might overload the development team.

Which of the following statements is true?


12. Which of the following could be used to assess the coverage achieved for structure-based (white-box) test techniques?

V Decision outcomes exercised

W Partitions exercised

X Boundaries exercised

Y Conditions or multiple conditions exercised

Z Statements exercised


13. Which of the following factors is an influence on the test effort involved in most projects?


14. What are the potential benefits from using tools in general to support testing?


15. Which of the following would NOT be done as part of selecting a tool for an organization?


16. A product risk analysis meeting is held during the project planning period. Which of the following determines the level of risk?


17. Requirement 24.3:

A ‘Postage Assistant’ will calculate the amount of postage due for letters and small packages up to 1 kilogram in weight.

The inputs are: the type of item (letter, book or other package) and the weight in grams.

Which of the following conform to the required contents of a test case?


18. Consider the following statements about regression tests:

I. They may usefully be automated if they are well designed.

II. They are the same as confirmation tests (re-tests).

III. They are a way to reduce the risk of a change having an adverse affect elsewhere in the system.

IV. They are only effective if automated.

Which pair of statements is true?


19. According to the ISTQB Glossary, what do we call a document that describes any event that occurred during testing which requires further investigation?


20. A product risk analysis is performed during the planning stage of the test process.

During the execution stage of the test process, the test manager directs the testers to classify each defect report by the known product risk it relates to (or to ‘other’).
Once a week, the test manager runs a report that shows the percentage of defects related to each known product risk and to unknown risks.

What is one possible use of such a report?


21. Which of the following is among the typical tasks of a test leader?


22. What is a potential risk in using tools to support testing?


23. Why is independent testing important?


24. Which of the following are benefits and which are risks of using tools to support testing?

1. Over-reliance on the tool

2. Greater consistency and repeatability

3. Objective assessment

4. Unrealistic expectations

5. Underestimating the effort required to maintain the test assets generated by the tool

6. Ease of access to information about tests or testing

7. Repetitive work is reduced


25. Consider the following types of tools:

V. Test management tools

W. Static analysis tools

X. Modelling tools

Y. Dynamic analysis tools

Z. Performance testing tools

Which of the following of these tools is most likely to be used by developers?


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