ISTQB Foundation Level 2018 syllabus Exams Set 3

ISTQB Foundation Level 2018 syllabus Exams Set 3

You are a tester in a safety-critical software development project. During execution of a test, you find out that one of your expected results was not achieved. You write an incident report about it. What do you consider to be the most important information to include X


Options are :

  • Impact, incident description, date and time, your name
  • Unique id for the report, special requirements needed
  • Transmitted items, your name and youre feeling about the defect source
  • Incident description, environment, expected results

Answer :Impact, incident description, date and time, your name

ISTQB Foundation Level 2018 syllabus Exams Set 4

What information need not be included in a test defect report


Options are :

  • How to fix the fault
  • How to reproduce the fault
  • Test environment details
  • Severity & priority

Answer :How to fix the fault

__________is monitoring defects from the time of recording until satisfactory resolution has been determined


Options are :

  • Quality measurement
  • Quality management
  • Defect tracking
  • None of the answers is correct

Answer :Defect tracking

Why is independent testing importantX


Options are :

  • Independent testing is usually cheaper than testing your own work
  • Independent testing is more effective at finding defects
  • Independent testers should determine the processes and methodologies used
  • Independent testers are dispassionate about whether the project succeeds or fails

Answer :Independent testing is more effective at finding defects

CSTE Certified Software Tester Certification Exam Set 1

Consider the following exit criteria which might be found in a test plan:

I No known customer-critical defects.

II All interfaces between components tested.

III 100% code coverage of all units.

IV All specified requirements satisfied.

V System functionality matches legacy system for all business rules


Which of the following statements is true about whether these exit criteria belong in an acceptance test planX


Options are :

  • All statements belong in an acceptance test plan
  • Only statement I belongs in an acceptance test plan.
  • Only statements I, II, and V belong in an acceptance test plan
  • Only statements I, IV, and V belong in an acceptance test plan

Answer :Only statements I, IV, and V belong in an acceptance test plan

Which of the following metrics would be most useful to monitor during test execution X


Options are :

  • Percentage of test cases written
  • Number of test environments remaining to be configured
  • Number of defects found and fixed
  • Percentage of requirements for which a test has been written

Answer :Number of defects found and fixed

During test execution, the test manager describes the following situation to the project team: '90% of the test cases have been run. 20% of the test cases have identified defects. 127 defects have been found. 112 defects have been fixed and have passed confirmation testing. Of the remaining 15 defects, project management has decided that they do not need to be fixed prior to release.' Which of the following is the most reasonable interpretation of this test status reportX


Options are :

  • The remaining 15 defects should be confirmation tested prior to release
  • The remaining 10% of test cases should be run prior to release
  • The system is now ready for release with no further testing or development effort
  • The programmers should focus their attention on fixing the remaining known defects prior to release

Answer :The remaining 10% of test cases should be run prior to release

CSTE Certified Software Tester Certification Exam Set 2

You are working as a tester on a project to develop a point-of-sales system for grocery stores and other similar retail outlets. Which of the following is a product risk for such a projectX


Options are :

  • The arrival of a more-reliable competing product on the market
  • Delivery of an incomplete test release to the first cycle of system test
  • An excessively high number of defect fixes fail during re-testing
  • Failure to accept allowed credit cards

Answer :Failure to accept allowed credit cards

A product risk analysis meeting is held during the project planning period. Which of the following determines the level of riskX


Options are :

  • Difficulty of fixing related problems in code
  • The harm that might result to the user
  • The price for which the software is sold
  • The technical staff in the meeting

Answer :The harm that might result to the user

For a test procedure that is checking modifications of customers on a database, which two steps below would be the lowest priority if we didn't have time to execute all of the stepsX


1  Open database and confirm existing customer

2 Change customer's marital status from single to married

3 Change customer's street name from Parks Road to Park Road

4 Change customer's credit limit from 500 to 750

5 Replace customer's first name with exactly the same first name

6 Close the customer record and close the database


Options are :

  • Tests 1 and 4
  • Tests 2 and 3
  • Tests 5 and 6
  • Tests 3 and 5

Answer :Tests 3 and 5

CSTE Certified Software Tester Certification Exam Set 3

Consider the following list of either product or project risks:


I An incorrect calculation of fees might shortchange the organization.

II A vendor might fail to deliver a system component on time.

III A defect might allow hackers to gain administrative privileges.

IV A skills gap might occur in a new technology used in the system.

V A defect-prioritization process might overload the development team.


Options are :

  • I is primarily a product risk and II, III, IV and V are primarily project risks
  • II and V are primarily product risks and I, III and V are primarily project risks
  • I and III are primarily product risks, while II, IV and V are primarily project risks
  • Ill and V are primarily product risks, while I, II and IV are primarily project risks

Answer :I and III are primarily product risks, while II, IV and V are primarily project risks

Which of the following encourages objective testingX


Options are :

  • Unit Testing
  • System Testing
  • Independent Testing
  • Destructive Testing

Answer :Independent Testing

Test objectives vary between projects and so must be stated in the test plan. Which one of the following test objectives might conflict with the proper tester mindsetX  


Options are :

  • Show that the system works before we ship it
  • Find as many defects as possible
  • Reduce the overall level of product risk
  • Prevent defects through early involvement

Answer :Show that the system works before we ship it

CSTE Certified Software Tester Certification Exam Set 4

Requirement 24.3. A 'Postage Assistant' will calculate the amount of postage due for letters and small packages up to 1 kilogram in weight. The inputs are: the type of item (letter, book or other package) and the weight in grams. Which of the following conform to the required contents of a test caseX


Options are :

  • Test the three types of item to post and three different weights [Req 24.3]
  • Test 1: letter, 10 grams, postage 0.25. Test 2: book, 500 grams, postage 1.00. Test 3: package, 999 gram, postage 2.53 [Req 24.3]
  • Test 1: letter, 10 grams to Belgium. Test 2: book 500 grams to USA. Test 3: package, 999 grams to South Africa [Req 24.3]
  • Test 1: letter 10 grams, Belgium, postage 0.25. Test 2: package 999 grams to South Africa, postage 2.53

Answer :Test 1: letter, 10 grams, postage 0.25. Test 2: book, 500 grams, postage 1.00. Test 3: package, 999 gram, postage 2.53 [Req 24.3]

Consider the following activities that might relate to configuration management:


I. Identify and document the characteristics of a test item

II. Control changes to the characteristics of a test item

III. Check a test item for defects introduced by a change

IV. Record and report the status of changes to test items

V. Confirm that changes to a test item fixed a defect


Which of the following statements is true X


Options are :

  • Only I is a configuration management task
  • All are configuration management tasks
  • I, II, and III are configuration management tasks
  • I, II, and IV are configuration management tasks

Answer :I, II, and IV are configuration management tasks

A test plan included the following clauses among the exit criteria:


System test shall continue until all significant product risks have been covered to the extent specified in the product risk analysis document.

System test shall continue until no must-fix defects remain against any significant product risks specified in the product risk analysis document.


During test execution, the test team detects 430 must-fix defects prior to release and all must-fix defects are resolved. After release, the customers find 212 new defects, none of which were detected during testing. This means that only 67% of the important defects were found prior to release, a percentage which is well below average in your industry. You are asked to find the root cause for the high number of field failures. Consider the following list of explanations:


I Not all the tests planned for the significant product risks were executed.


II The organization has unrealistic expectations of the percentage of defects that testing can find.


III A version-control issue has resulted in the release of a version of the software that was used during early testing


IV The product risk analysis failed to identify all the important risks from a customer point of view.


V The product risk analysis was not updated during the project as new information became available


Which of the following statements indicate which explanations are possible root causesX


Options are :

  • II, III and IV are possible explanations, but I and V are not possible.
  • All five are possible explanations
  • I, IV and V are possible explanations, but II and III are not possible
  • Ill, IV and V are possible explanations, but I and II are not possible

Answer :I, IV and V are possible explanations, but II and III are not possible

CSTE Certified Software Tester Certification Practice Exam Set 1

Which of the following is an advantage of independent testingX


Options are :

  • Independent testers don't have to spend time communicating with the project team
  • Programmers can stop worrying about the quality of their work and focus on producing more code
  • The others on a project can pressure the independent testers to accelerate testing at the end of the schedule
  • Independent testers sometimes question the assumptions behind requirements, designs and implementations

Answer :Independent testers sometimes question the assumptions behind requirements, designs and implementations

Which of the following documents contains sample test plans X


Options are :

  • ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119-3
  • ISO 1992
  • ISE / IEC 2187
  • ISO / IEEE 29113

Answer :ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119-3

Put the test cases that implement the following test conditions into the best order for the test execution schedule, for a test that is checking modifications of customers on a database.


1 Print modified customer record.

2 Change customer address: house number and street name.

3 Capture and print the on-screen error message.

4 Change customer address: postal code.

5 Confirm existing customer is on the database by opening that record.

6 Close the customer record and close the database.

7 Try to add a new customer with no details at all.


Options are :

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

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

CSTE Certified Software Tester Certification Practice Exam Set 2

In a formal review, who is responsible of fixing defects in the work product X


Options are :

  • Facilitator
  • Reviewer
  • Leader
  • Author

Answer :Author

CSTE Certified Software Tester Certification Practice Exam Set 3

Which of the following options are roles in a formal reviewX 


Options are :

  • Author, Manager, Review leader, Reviewer, Designer
  • Author, Moderator, Review leader, Reviewer, Scribe
  • Author, Moderator, Manager, Reviewer, Developer
  • Developer, Moderator, Review leader, Reviewer, Tester

Answer :Author, Moderator, Review leader, Reviewer, Scribe

Which review type is very commonly used in agile development X


Options are :

  • pair review
  • Walkthrough
  • Inspection
  • Technical review

Answer :pair review

Which of the following characteristics and types of review processes belong togetherX


1. Led by the author

2. Undocumented

3. No management participation

4. Led by a trained facilitator

5. Uses entry and exit criteria


s. Inspection 

t. Peer review 

u. Informal review 

v. Walkthrough


Options are :

  • s = 4 and 5, t = 3, u = 2, v = 1
  • s = 4, t = 3, u = 2 and 5, v = 1
  • s = 1 and 5, t = 3, u = 2, v = 4
  • s = 5, t = 4, u = 3, v = 1 and 2

Answer :s = 4 and 5, t = 3, u = 2, v = 1

CSTE Certified Software Tester Certification Practice Exam Set 4

Which of the following are work products that can be examined by static testing X


Options are :

  • Epics, user stories, and acceptance criteria
  • Contracts, project plans, schedules, and budgets
  • Web pages
  • All answers are correct

Answer :All answers are correct

In which step of the review process do we check that the entry criteria are met X


Options are :

  • Planning
  • Issue communication and analysis
  • Initial review
  • Individual review

Answer :Planning

What is the main difference between a walkthrough and an inspectionX


Options are :

  • Authors are not present during inspections, whilst they are during walkthroughs
  • A walkthrough is led by the author, whilst an inspection is led by a trained facilitator
  • An inspection has a trained facilitator, whilst a walkthrough has no leader
  • An inspection is led by the authors, whilst a walk through is led by a trained facilitator

Answer :A walkthrough is led by the author, whilst an inspection is led by a trained facilitator

ISTQB Foundation Level Practice Mock Test

Which of the review types below is the BEST option to choose when the review must follow a formal process based on rules and checklistsX   


Options are :

  • Technical Review
  • Walkthrough
  • Informal review
  • Inspection

Answer :Inspection

In a formal review, who is the person who the success of the review depends on him X


Options are :

  • Facilitator
  • Leader
  • Reviewer
  • Author

Answer :Facilitator

You are participating in a role-based review session. Your assigned role is that of a senior citizen. The product is an online banking application that is targeted for use on smart phones. You are currently reviewing the user interface of the product with a prototype that works on iPhones. Which of the following is an area that you should reviewX 


Options are :

  • The reliability of the application when the connection is dropped
  • The attractiveness of the application
  • The size and clarity of the instruction text
  • The speed of response from the banking backend

Answer :The size and clarity of the instruction text

ISTQB Foundation Level 2018 syllabus Exams Set 10

Which of the following is not a type of a review X


Options are :

  • Inspection
  • Management Approval
  • Walkthrough
  • Informal Review

Answer :Management Approval

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