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Typo/Spelling Mistakes are not Bugs

Well... ISTQB - CTFL is then wrong on this one. We test to uncover risks that threat the value of the product (to someone who matters). A bug is a characteristic of the product of the threats its ...
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Typo/Spelling Mistakes are not Bugs

Like João Farias, I also think the the ISTQB is wrong on this. Let's not use the term "bug". That's a colloquial term. Instead, let's use the more formal and well defined terms: failure: an ...
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Which software faults are the hardest to fix? ISTQB Foundation Level Exam question

This question is bogus. As the most expensive fix depends on the complexity of the fault. Small issues in any stage of the software development cycle are cheap to fix. As complex issues might need a ...
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How to further expand knowledge in Software QA?

There are many ways to expend the knowledge as a QA: Read QA blogs. Read Testing books. Hone your QA skills by teaching others. Go to Meet-Up & grow your network. Search & Read the Research ...
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Difference between the roles Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst

Technical Test Analyst most closely aligns with "Test Engineer" whereas the Test Analyst is just a tester. Engineer or Technical implies the knowledge and capability to do more than just stay on the ...
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Difference between the roles Test Analyst and Technical Test Analyst

I think the differences are best explained by comparing their skill sets: From my personal experience: Technical test analyst is involved with more test automation. Test analyst is involved with ...
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State transitions in software testing

Here is a state diagram and its corresponding state table: It is pretty much self-explanatory now. 'E' from state 'S2' is valid 'E' from state 'S3' is invalid Now, the problem with your ...
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Definition of complete testing - ISTQB Foundation Level

The correct answer seems to be C. Keep in mind though, that not all of these online questions are actual ISTQB exams questions, and even if they are, answers are not always correct (as you can see). ...
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Statement Coverage Question : ISTQB Foundation Level

Is there anything wrong with my flowchart? Yes and no. It is correct functionally: it describes exactly what the code is supposed to do. However, in code, Display_messageZ is called in two places (...
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Switch coverage in use

Chow's switch coverage describes how you cover a state transition model. A "switch" in this context is a state in between your beginning state and your end state in your traversal of the model. So ...
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Test Case generation using Equivalence Partition [ISTQB Adanced Level Test Analyst]

I fully agree with your answer.
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ISTQB Software Testing Foundation course

The official site for downloading syllabus and materials: http://www.istqb.org/downloads/syllabi/foundation-level-syllabus.html http://www.istqb.org/downloads.html Additional links to go thro: https:...
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How do I verify ISTQB certificate of a person

If you have the candidates certificate number, their candidate number or registration number, and it was awarded by BCS... you can check the validity here.
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How to further expand knowledge in Software QA?

Test open source software and report defects on Github. Maybe start with the top open source applications, you might already be using some. Try to answers questions here on SQA.SE. If you cannot ...
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How hard is the ISTQB Foundation Level Certification Exam?

I have taken this exam and in first attempt I scored 92.5% marks, so its not a very difficult exam. You just need to download the syllabus from ISTQB website and study all the topics for around 1 ...
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Which software faults are the hardest to fix? ISTQB Foundation Level Exam question

The point this question is trying to make is: we should build in "quality" instead of testing it out. testing should start as soon as development starts. if we leave any faults in earlier stages of ...
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ISTQB: incidents should be raised when someone other than the author of the software performs the test

A number of answers can be figured out through the process of elimination - even ones that don't necessarily make sense to you. In the example question, you can knock out 2 and 3 straight away... we ...
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Difference between ISTQB & BBST, Which one have powerful content?

This might be an opinion-based question, so I'll add my opinion. I've yet to find a job description that would mention BBST, but I've found several that mentioned ISTQB among the requirements. PDHide ...
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One question from ISTQB security exam, how to test SQL injection efficiently?

The answer is 3. bbbbb,12345,' This answer is correct, but from equivalent partitioning point of view, it offers two valid inputs, bbbbb and 12345, from valid input partitioning. %, ', @, ...
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When a new testing tool is purchased, it should be first used by whom? ISTQB Foundation Level Examination sample question

Ofcourse the correct answer should be: Everyone who may eventually have some use for the tool If I would have a company and I would have evaluated and paid for a tool. Then I would not want to ...
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Which software faults are the hardest to fix? ISTQB Foundation Level Exam question

Of the choices I would say that faults in the requirements are the most expensive to fix as if they are not discovered at a very early stage everything after them is going to have to be at least re-...
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Deciding on a Test Technique - ISTQB (Foundation Level)

"The Objective of the test" is the answer. As your objective will decide what you want to achieve from the Test. And by foreseeing your end result, you decide which technique you want to use. For ...
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Deciding on a Test Technique - ISTQB (Foundation Level)

If the objective of the test is to only test two states this could lead to the appropriate testing technique, since it limits the technique's that are useful. To quote from the Professional Testers ...
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How difficult is the ISTQB Foundation level certification exam?

The level of difficulty depends on how much you already know before seating for an exam. Have a go and if you don't pass, don't be upset, review again and try again. A combination of experience plus ...
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ISTQB Foundation Level Paper 3, no. 37

It's three paths. If I express it via a more c# syntax you get this: if (condition1) { statement = statement1; } else { statement = statement2; } That gives us 2 paths: condition1 == ...
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What is the difference between "Test generation" and "Test design"?

Lets first take the definition of the words in that sentence: Fundamental: forming a necessary base or core; of central importance. Design: a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or ...
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How do I verify ISTQB certificate of a person

Just ask for the link through which he has downloaded the certificate because that is a unique link which is receive on completion of the certificate. I am an ISQTB certified tester through the ISQI ...
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Can we take ISTQB exam Foundation Level with version 2011 even if version 2018 is available?

Yes you can take it still. Looking at istqb.org, there are two links to the 2011 and 2018 syllabus, where the updates a listed on Page 3: [12-June-2017] Alpha review release - Certified Tester ...
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ISTQB question: Statement Coverage and Decision Coverage with loop

You have 4 possible decisions/branches: B-C B-D D-E D-A The 2 test cases A-B-D-E-F and A-B-C only cover 3 (1. – 3.) out of 4, which is why it's 75% decision/branch coverage.
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What is Model-based testing?

Model-based testing is a word embracing different techniques to further automize testing and make it a systematic process. The contents of the ISTQB course is not able to cover the very ambitious ...
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