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

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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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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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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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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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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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When a new testing tool is purchased, it should be first used by whom? ISTQB Foundation Level Examination sample question [closed]

The following question has appeared in several mock exams I did. When a new testing tool is purchased, it should first be used by A smaller team to establish the best way to use the tool Everyone ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What does ISTQB say about product testability and maintenance of automated tests in general?

ISO 9126 has a subchapter under maintainability that is called testability. In short: "The capability of the software product to enable modified software to be validated". As our department uses ISTQB ...
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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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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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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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Deciding on a Test Technique - ISTQB (Foundation Level)

I have found the following question in a Sample Paper for ISTQB Foundation Level available online. What is the important criterion in deciding what testing technique to use? a. how well you know a ...
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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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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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How hard is the ISTQB Foundation Level Certification Exam? [closed]

I've gone over SQE's ISTQB-FL course twice and have read the official ISTQB-FL syllabus (and plan to read it again), but I'm still very nervous about taking the exam. Some of the sample exams I've ...
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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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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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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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Switch coverage in use

I have got question below in a mock exam. Which of the following series of state transitions below will provide 0-switch coverage? What does switch coverage mean? I have found that this is a ...
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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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ISTQB (Foundation Level) question on V-Model

I have seen the following two questions and answers on V-Model in ISTQB Foundation Level Sample questions. Question 1 - Source 18) Which of the following is true of the V-model? a) It states that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Courses for non-IT people to study testing?

I am a non-IT student, but I want to enter into the IT world. Which courses do I have to study to get job in testing? What is the difference between QA tester and ISTQB tester? Which is the best ones?
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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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How difficult is the ISTQB Foundation level certification exam? [closed]

I have to appear for the examination, next week. If anyone has already taken it, please tell about the difficulty of questions that were in the exam. Were there any out of syllabus questions?
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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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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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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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Security testing - functional or non-functioal, ISO 9126 vs ISO 25010

Some sources, e.g. ISTQB, claim that security testig is a functional one. This would be compliant with ISO 9126 (which the ISTQB is based on) but it goes against most other sources - as far as I know, ...
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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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What can be used within individual workbenches to produce the right output? - ISTQB question

I have found the following question in an ISTQB Foundation Level exam sample paper. Q13. ________ and ________ are used within individual workbenches to produce the right output products. A. Tools ...
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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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What role does requirements play in generating test cases for white box testing?

I'm currently preparing for an exam on software quality assurance. By looking through slides and ISTQB material, I got to the question: "which role the requirements play in white-box testing?" Of ...
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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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Agile extension tester certification mock tests [duplicate]

I am giving ISTQB Agile extension tester certification exam in next 2 days. I could see single mock test paper roaming around internet. I would like to solve few more mock papers. Can i get these test ...
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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?