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International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB) is one of the largest certification providers for Software Testers

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What is the ISTQB rule for verifying copyright in the web page?

Copyright © 2004, ABC Ltd. Should I pass the test case or should I fail it as the website is not update as per 2022?
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Which of the following statements correctly describes the difference between testing and debugging?

The following question is asked on the ISTQB Foundation Exam Paper for Certified Tester Question: Which of the following statements correctly describes the difference between testing and debugging? a) ...
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Which software faults are the hardest to fix? ISTQB Foundation Level Exam question

I found the following question in a few mock exam papers available online Which of the following statements are true? Faults in program specifications are the most expensive to fix Faults in code ...
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Definition of complete testing - ISTQB Foundation Level

This is yet another question that confuses me. Which is the best definition of complete testing: A. You have discovered every bug in the program. B. You have tested every statement, branch, and ...
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Statement Coverage Question : ISTQB Foundation Level

I have seen the following question in an ISTQB - Foundation Level sample paper. Q. 12: If the pseudo code below were a programming language ,how many tests are required to achieve 100% statement ...
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ISTQB: incidents should be raised when someone other than the author of the software performs the test

I am preparing for the ISTQB Foundation Level Exam by taking this mock test. Consider the following statements i. an incident may be closed without being fixed ii. incidents may not be raised against ...
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When can I say I have enough resources to start testing activities?

I am kind of new to testing and I am still trying to get a good footing on what to do based on the theory given from the ISTQB. The exercise of moving from the general guidelines in the Foundation ...
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calculating minimum test cases for 0-Switch coverage

I'm new to testing and I don't understand 0-switch coverage and 1-switch coverage very well, I understand the concept but I don't know how to solve some questions like this one
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How many more test cases are required to achieve provide 100% statement and 100% decision coverage?

You have designed test cases to provide 100% statement and 100% decision coverage for the following fragment of code. if width > length then biggest_dimension = width else biggest_dimension = ...
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Given the following fragment of code, how many tests are required for 100% decision coverage?

if width > length then biggest_dimension = width if height > width then biggest_dimension = height end_if else biggest_dimension = length if height > ...
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ISTQB Foundation Level question (testability of the test basis and test items)

I am having trouble with this ISTQB practice question. I understand how the answer (C) was reached, but I don't understand one of the explanations (for option "A"). Here is the question: ...
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What will be the statement coverage, decision coverage and branch coverage of these following problem?

I have been trying to get ISTQB certification and this is my first time with manual testing stuffs, I found it very interesting but can some please tell me how to find the statement coverage, decision ...
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How do I verify ISTQB certificate of a person

Some strange thing is happening. I have a CV of a candidate for taking position in my project. They state they have ISTQB certificate and provide certificate number. But I am not able to find any ...
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How to prepare to ISTQB Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer exam

I would like to prepare to ISTQB Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer exam. I am looking for potentially good quality and informative material. I just found offline tranings in training centres, ...
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Confused about internet banking testing

I just read a question related to ISTQB (Foundation Level) from a paper which is available in market : Q - What type of testing will you perform on internet banking solution? Options : A. System ...
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One question from ISTQB security exam, how to test SQL injection efficiently?

If we are to use equivalent partitioning technique, which one of the following answers is the most efficient to test against SQL injection? bbbbb,12345,' %, ', @, abn123 ', ab123 '
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Difference between ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst certification vs ISTQB Test automation engineer certification?

What's the difference between ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst certification vs ISTQB Test automation engineer certification? How can a manual tester with no automation testing project experience prepare ...
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Taking 2018 ISTQB exam

I was preparing for taking the 2011 ISTQB CTFL exam, using Brian Hambling's "Software Testing: An ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Foundation guide". It is possible to take the 2011 version up to June of ...
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How to further expand knowledge in Software QA?

I recently passed the ISTQB Foundation Level exam and even though I did pretty well in the exam I have the feeling that I haven’t learned much at all except maybe some basic concepts and a few ...
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ISTQB - Software test automation engineer tutorials and model questions papers [closed]

I am preparing for ISTQB Test Automation Engineer examination. I cannot find any tutorials or model question papers. Please provide some links?
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Preparation for for the ISTQB Technical Test Analyst exam

I use Syllabus 2019 and Glossary from the official ISTQB site. I found also some books, but those are quite old, like this one: Advanced Software Testing - Vol. 3, 2nd Edition: Guide to the ISTQB ...
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Difference between ISTQB & BBST, Which one have powerful content? [closed]

I know it could be an opinion-based question between two groups(ISTQB vs BBST) but I would like to say as the content is invaluable for anyone who wants to be a better tester. if as freshers want to ...
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Do ISTQB/ISEB Testing Certificates prove that someone can test?

I have passed the foundation level exam, and to be honest, I'm pretty sure that anyone could pass that exam with a couple of days of studying. My question is are these certificates really of value to ...
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What is interface testing between software modules

I have already looked at the answers in: What is the difference between integration and interface tests? The answers to these questions are (understandably) too abstract. In the context of embedded ...
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Creation of a test charter within the explorative test? How should it be structured?

According to istqb foundation level, a test charter is the following: "An instruction of test objectives and possible test ideas on how to test. Test charters are often used in explorative testing. ...
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Where can I find ISTQB Foundation mock exams with reliable answers?

Where can I find ISTQB mock exams with reliable answers? I have heard that there are a lot of sites with mock exams but they told me to be careful because some of their answers are not correct.
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ISTQB question clarification (determination of tests in the program)

Analyze the following highly simplified procedure: Ask: "What type of ticket do you require, single or return?" IF the customer wants "return" Ask: "What rate, Standard or Cheap-day?" IF ...
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Boundary Value Testing - Difference between three point and two point values [ISTQB - Adanced Test Analyst]

This question appeared in one of the sample questions in a web site: Q. 105: What is the difference between designing tests with three boundary values per boundary and designing boundary value tests ...
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ISTQB Question clarification [duplicate]

Question:- Consider the following statements i. an incident may be closed without being fixed ii. incidents may not be raised against documentation iii. the final stage of incident tracking is fixing ...
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ASTQB State Transition Question

Question 28 of the ASTQB Foundation 2018 Sample Exam 1 reads: You have been given the following requirement: A user must log in to the system with a valid username and password. If they fail to ...
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State transitions in software testing

I have got following question in an ISTQB mock exam. Given the following State Table: A B C D E F SS S1 S1 S2 S2 S3 S1 S3 ES S3 ES Question is which are invalid state transitions, but first of ...
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ISTQB Software Testing Foundation course

I'm very much interested in taking ISTQB Software Testing Foundation course. But before I start with the course I wish to familiarize myself with Software Quality Assurance & Testing. So are ...
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Can we take ISTQB exam Foundation Level with version 2011 even if version 2018 is available?

When we prepare for ISTQB exam Foundation Level with version 2011 then a new version 2018 becomes available just before the exam.What shall we do? Shall I reschedule the exam and prepare 2018 or I can ...
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ISTQB - Alpha & Beta testing terms confusing me

I am just confuse about Alpha & Beta testing specially in case that who & where it is performed, I am reading the ISTQB syllabus and according to that both [Alpha & Beta] testing are ...
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What is Model-based testing? [duplicate]

There is an ISTQB certificate for model-based testing, but I cannot understand what it is studying and who will need it?
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ASTQB question: Statement Coverage and Decision Coverage with loop

I am learning ISTQB and encountering a question about Statement and Decision coverage in a sample exam of ASTQB org. Evaluate the following control flow diagram and determine the statement ...
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Difference between the roles Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst

I want to know the difference between the roles Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst, since the ISTQB has different paths for Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst. Is there a difference in ...
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ISTQB question: Statement and Decision coverage

READ A READ B READ C IF C>A THEN IF C>B THEN PRINT "C must be smaller bla bla.." ELSE PRINT "Proceed to next stage" ENDIF ELSE PRINT "B CAN BE SMALLER THEN C" ENDIF Could someone explain to me ...
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ISTQB Foundation Level Paper 3, no. 37

How many test cases are necessary to cover all the possible sequences of statements (paths) for the following program fragment? if (condition 1) then statement 1 else statement 2 fi if ...
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About ISTQB certificate [closed]

How do I get the ISTQB certification over the Internet? Is it available for Israel's resident? How do I prove my identification?
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Rework time to fix defects, Duration of the review process being product metrics?

So I am preparing for the ISTQB Advanced level exam, using a book from Rex Black. However, he mentiones (among others) that those are product metrics: Rework time to fix defects Duration of the ...
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ISTQB Foundation Level Test Analyst [closed]

How long one should prepare/study before taking the ISTQB foundation level exam ? Is one month enough ?
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What is the difference between "Test generation" and "Test design"?

In the ISTQB syllabi I found this statement: "Note that test automation refines the fundamental test process by inserting test generation between test design and test implementation." Can ...
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Question on Oracle Assumption - ISTQB (Foundation Level)

I have seen the following question and the answer on 'Oracle Assumption' for ISTQB Foundation Level exam (Source). 19 The oracle assumption: a) is that there is some existing system against ...
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How to gain the required initial experience in software testing? [duplicate]

Although I can see many routes to get an education in testing, programming, etc. how can I address the requirement that nearly all jobs seem to require some actual software testing experience as well ?...
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what is branch coverage? [duplicate]

I am preparing myself for ISTQB exam and I came across this question. For the code fragment given below, which answer correctly represents minimum tests required for statement and branch coverage ...
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Test Case generation using Equivalence Partition [ISTQB Adanced Level Test Analyst]

You are testing a computerized gas pump that allows users to pay using credit cards. Four types of cards are accepted: Visa Mastercard Discover and American Express The pump will reject any other ...
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Why does ISTQB say Boundary Value Analysis is a black box technique

Boundary Value Analysis is, according to ISTQB - a black box technique. How can anyone agree with that? Most developers write unit tests following equivalence partitioning and boundary value ...
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Handling 'Risk' in Testing - [ISTQB - Advanced Level Test Analyst]

The following question appeared in a sample exam question : Q. 157: According to the ISTQB syllabus, major ways to handle risks are: I. Mitigate the risk through preventive measures. II. Make ...
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Problem with understanding some of learning objectives of ISTQB Advanced Level - Technical Test Analyst [closed]

I'm preparing myself to exam of ISTQB Advanced Level - Technical Test Analyst. I've just finished the chapter and after that I still can't answer on questions asked on the beginning of it. I.e. I'm ...