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ISTQB Tester Foundation Sample Questions:
01. Which of the following is a project risk?
a) Skill and staff shortages
b) Poor software characteristics (e.g. usability)
c) Failure-prone software delivered
d) Possible reliability defect (bug)
02. Which of these tasks would you expect to be performed during the Test Analysis and Design phase of the Fundamental Test Process?
a) Defining test objectives
b) Reviewing the test basis
c) Creating test suites from test procedures
d) Analyzing lessons learned for process improvement
03. As a test manager, you are asked for a test summary report. Concerning test activities, and according to the IEEE 829 Standard, what should be the MOST important information to include in your report?
a) The number of test cases executed and their results.
b) An overview of the major testing activities, events and the status with respect to meeting goals
c) Overall evaluation of each development work item
d) Training taken by members of the test team to support the test effort
04. Which of the following statements BEST describes non-functional testing?
a) Non-functional testing is the process of testing an integrated system to verify that it meets specified requirements.
b) Non-functional testing is the process of testing to determine system compliance with coding standards.
c) Non-functional testing is testing without reference to the internal structure of a system.
d) Non-functional testing is testing system characteristics, such as usability, reliability, or maintainability.
05. Which of the following can be categorized as a product risk?
a) Low quality of requirements, design, code and tests.
b) Political problems, and delays in especially complex areas in the product.
c) Error-prone areas, potential harm to the user, poor product characteristics.
d) Problems in defining the right requirements, potential failure areas in the software or system.
06. You are working on a project that has poor specifications and time pressure. Which of the following test techniques would be the most useful approach to use?
a) Use Case Testing
b) Statement Testing
c) Exploratory Testing
d) Decision Testing
07. Which of the following BEST describes how tasks are divided between the test manager and the tester?
a) The test manager plans testing activities and chooses the standards to be followed, while the tester chooses the tools and controls to be used.
b) The test manager plans, organizes, and controls the testing activities, while the tester specifies and executes tests.
c) The test manager plans, monitors, and controls the testing activities, while the tester designs tests and decides about the approval of the test object
d) The test manager plans and organizes the testing, and specifies the test cases, while the tester prioritizes and executes the tests.
08. Which of the following is a characteristic of good testing and applies to any software development life cycle model?
a) Acceptance testing is always the final test level to be applied.
b) All test levels are planned and completed for each developed feature.
c) Testers are first involved when first piece of code can be executed.
d) For every development activity there is a corresponding testing activity
09. Which of the following statements BEST describes one of the seven key principles of software testing?
a) By using automated testing it is possible to test everything.
b) With sufficient effort and tool support, exhaustive testing is feasible for all software.
c) It is normally impossible to test all input/output combinations for a software system.
d) The purpose of testing is to demonstrate the absence of defects.
10. Which of the following is NOT a goal of a pilot project for tool evaluation?
a) To evaluate how the tool fits with existing processes and practices
b) To determine use, management, storage, and maintenance of the tool and testware
c) To assess whether the benefits will be achieved at reasonable cost
d) To reduce the defect rate in the pilot project
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