ISTQB Foundation Level 2018 syllabus Exams Set 4

Which of the following is a true statement about test planning?


Options are :

  • It should be done at the beginning of the project
  • It should be a continuous activity throughout the project
  • It should be started during design and finished before execution
  • It should be used as input for the test strategy

Answer :It should be a continuous activity throughout the project

ISTQB Foundation Level 2018 syllabus Exams Set 3

If you are applying risk-based testing, which type of test strategy are you using?


Options are :

  • Analytical
  • Methodical
  • Regulatory
  • Model-based

Answer :Analytical

At what point in the project should the test execution be scheduled?


Options are :

  • During test planning
  • During Test Analysis
  • During test implementation
  • During test execution

Answer :During test planning

Which of the following should include the scheduling of test analysis?


Options are :

  • Test approach
  • Test strategy
  • Test Planning
  • Test Estimation

Answer :Test Planning

CSTE Certified Software Tester Certification Exam Set 1

If the project is using highly skilled and experienced developers, what is affected by this factor?


Options are :

  • The test strategy
  • The test estimate
  • The test reporting
  • The test automation

Answer :The test estimate

Which of the following test estimation approaches is based on typical values?


Options are :

  • Risk-based
  • Value-based
  • Expert-based
  • Metrics-based

Answer :Metrics-based

For what level of testing is the following criterion appropriate? No priority 1, 2, or 3 defects are open and all priority 4 defects must have a documented workaround and are accepted by the business


Options are :

  • Exit from unit criteria
  • Entrance to integration criteria
  • Exit from integration testing
  • Exit from system testing

Answer :Exit from system testing

CSTE Certified Software Tester Certification Exam Set 2

Consider the following test cases that are used to test an accounting system:



Given this information, what is the proper order in which to execute these test cases?


Options are :

  • 5, 1, 3, 2, 4
  • 1, 2, 4, 3, 5
  • 1, 3, 2, 4, 5
  • 3, 4, 5, 1, 2

Answer :1, 3, 2, 4, 5

Which of the following are typical test exit criteria?


Options are :

  • Thoroughness measures, reliability measures, test cost, schedule, state of defect correction and residual risks
  • Thoroughness measures, reliability measures, degree of tester independence and product completeness
  • Thoroughness measures, reliability measures, test cost, time to market and product completeness, availability of testable code
  • Time to market, residual defects, tester qualification, degree of tester independence, thoroughness measures and test cost

Answer :Thoroughness measures, reliability measures, test cost, schedule, state of defect correction and residual risks

•As a Test Manager you have the following requirements to be tested: Requirements to test:

R1 - Process Anomalies – High Complexity

R2 - Remote Services – Medium Complexity

R3 – Synchronization – Medium Complexity

R4 – Confirmation – Medium Complexity

R5 - Process closures – Low Complexity

R6 – Issues – Low Complexity

R7 - Financial Data – Low Complexity

R8 - Diagram Data – Low Complexity

R9 - Changes on user profile – Medium Complexity

Requirements logical dependencies (A -> B means that B is dependent on A):

How would you structure the test execution schedule according to the requirement dependencies?



Options are :

  • R4 > R5 > R1 > R2 > R3 > R7 > R8 > R6 > R9
  • R1 > R2 > R3 > R4 > R5 > R7 > R8 > R6 > R9A.R1 > R2 > R4 > R5 > R3 > R7 > R8 > R6 > R9
  • R1 > R2 > R4 > R5 > R3 > R7 > R8 > R6 > R9
  • R1 > R2 > R3 > R7 > R8 > R4 > R5 > R6 > R9

Answer :R1 > R2 > R4 > R5 > R3 > R7 > R8 > R6 > R9

CSTE Certified Software Tester Certification Exam Set 3

Which of the following is the most important difference between the metrics based approach and the expert based approach to test estimation


Options are :

  • The metrics based approach is more accurate than the expert based approach
  • The metrics based approach uses calculations from historical data while the expert based approach relies on team wisdom
  • The metrics based approach can be used to verify an estimate created using the expert based approach, but not vice versa
  • The expert based approach takes longer than the metrics based approach

Answer :The metrics based approach uses calculations from historical data while the expert based approach relies on team wisdom

Increasing the quality of the software, by better development methods, will affect the time needed for testing (the test phases) by


Options are :

  • Reducing test time
  • No change
  • Increasing test time
  • It depends on the degree of test independence

Answer :Reducing test time

Which of the following would NOT normally be a part of a test plan?


Options are :

  • Features to be tested
  • Bug reports
  • Risks
  • Schedules

Answer :Bug reports

CSTE Certified Software Tester Certification Exam Set 4

What is covered in the variances section of the Test Summary Report?


Options are :

  • The variances between the weekly status reports and the final summary report
  • The variances between the defects found and the defects fixed
  • The variances between what was planned for testing and what was actually tested
  • The variances between the test cases executed and the total number of test cases

Answer :The variances between what was planned for testing and what was actually tested

As a test manager you are asked for a test summary report. Concerning test activities, what should you consider in your report?


Options are :

  • The number of test cases using Black Box techniques
  • A summary of the major testing activities, events and its status in respect of meeting goals
  • Overall evaluation of each development work item
  • Training taken by members of the test team to support the test effort

Answer :A summary of the major testing activities, events and its status in respect of meeting goals

If you want to track all changes to versions of your testware, what should you implement?


Options are :

  • Tracker control
  • Configuration management
  • Test control
  • Test reporting

Answer :Configuration management

CSTE Certified Software Tester Certification Practice Exam Set 1

A configuration management system would NOT normally provide


Options are :

  • linkage of customer requirements to version numbers
  • facilities to compare test results with expected results
  • the precise differences in versions of software component source code
  • restricted access to the source code library

Answer :facilities to compare test results with expected results

•You have been tasked with organizing a set of test cases into a test procedure that will indicate the order in which the test cases will be run. The order of execution is important because you are trying to test end-to-end transactions in this e-commerce book sales application, but you must also consider the priority of the test cases as some are more critical than others.

Given the test cases in this table, what would be the best order for execution to achieve both goals? (Note: 1 is the highest risk)



Options are :

  • 4, 6, 1, 3, 2, 5, 7
  • 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7
  • 1, 3, 4, 6, 1, 2, 5, 6, 7
  • 1, 3, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7

Answer :1, 3, 4, 6, 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Which of the following is a project risk?


Options are :

  • A module that performs incorrect calculations due to a defect in a formula
  • A failed performance test
  • An issue with the interface between the system under test and a peripheral device
  • A problem with the development manager which is resulting in his rejecting all defect reports

Answer :A problem with the development manager which is resulting in his rejecting all defect reports

CSTE Certified Software Tester Certification Practice Exam Set 2

You have been given the following set of test cases to run. You have been instructed to run them in order by risk and to accomplish the testing as quickly as possible to provide feedback to the developers as soon as possible. Given this information, what is the best order in which to run these tests?


Options are :

  • 2, 4, 5, 6, 1, 3
  • 4, 3, 2, 5, 6, 1
  • 2, 5, 6, 4, 1, 3
  • 6, 1, 3, 2, 4, 5

Answer :2, 4, 5, 6, 1, 3

Which of the following is a risk that could threaten the project’s objectives?


Options are :

  • The software fails to detect the selection of an invalid workflow path by a user with restricted rights
  • A data conversion is failing because of an unexpected data format
  • The test environment is not ready
  • There are several usability issues in the software

Answer :The test environment is not ready

What can a risk-based approach to testing help identify?


Options are :

  • Levels of system access to provide to testers
  • Appropriate testing techniques to use on the system
  • Role of the test lead for the project
  • Responsibility for failures that occur in production

Answer :Appropriate testing techniques to use on the system

CSTE Certified Software Tester Certification Practice Exam Set 3

Level of risk is determined by which of the following ?


Options are :

  • Likelihood and impact
  • Probability and practicality
  • Priority and risk rating
  • Risk identification and mitigation

Answer :Likelihood and impact

Which of the following is a project risk ?


Options are :

  • A defect that is causing a performance issue
  • A duplicate requirement
  • An issue with a data conversion procedure
  • A schedule that requires work during christmas shutdown

Answer :A schedule that requires work during christmas shutdown

Which of the following can be categorized as product risks?


Options are :

  • Low quality of requirements, design, code and tests
  • Political problems and delays in especially complex areas in the product
  • Error-prone areas, potential harm to the user, poor product characteristics
  • Problems in defining the right requirements, potential failure areas in the software or system

Answer :Error-prone areas, potential harm to the user, poor product characteristics

CSTE Certified Software Tester Certification Practice Exam Set 4

Which of the following would be categorized as project risks?  


Options are :

  • Skill & Staff shortage
  • Poor software characteristics
  • Failure-prone software delivered
  • Possible reliability defect (bug)

Answer :Skill & Staff shortage

•You have received the following description section in a defect report.

The report executed per the attached steps, but the data was incorrect. For example, the information in column 1 was wrong. See the attached screenshot. This report is critical to the users and they will be unable to do their jobs without this information. What is the biggest problem with this defect report?


Options are :

  • The developer won’t know how important the problem is
  • The developer won’t be able to see what the tester is saying is wrong
  • The developer won’t know how to repeat the test
  • The developer doesn’t know what the tester expected to see

Answer :The developer doesn’t know what the tester expected to see

In a defect report, what is another attribute that can be used to indicate the priority of the defect ?


Options are :

  • Severity
  • Risk
  • Urgency
  • Impact

Answer :Urgency

ISTQB Foundation Level Practice Mock Test

What is the purpose of tracking defect density?


Options are :

  • To determine the number of high priority defects
  • To determine the trend in high severity defects
  • To determine the areas that have the higher numbers of defects
  • To predict when the open defects found and the defects fixed numbers will converge

Answer :To determine the areas that have the higher numbers of defects

You have been testing software that will be used to track credit card purchases. You have found a defect that causes the system to crash, but only if a person has made and voided 10 purchases in a row. What would be the proper priority and severity rating for this defect?


Options are :

  • Priority high, severity high
  • Priority high, severity low
  • Priority low, severity low
  • Priority low, severity high

Answer :Priority low, severity high

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