Dorothy Graham has been in testing for 40 years, starting as a software developer at Bell Labs in the USA, where she was put into the Test Group and wrote test execution and comparison tools. After immigrating to the UK, she worked at Ferranti Computer Systems for 7 years, as a developer and team leader, putting an emphasis on testing which was somewhat unusual at the time. At the National Computing Centre she developed training material in software engineering and software testing. Dorothy then became an independent consultant and decided to specialise in testing since, at the time, testing was not very highly regarded but Dorothy could see tremendous potential for quality improvements through more effective testing. She formed Grove Consultants in , which still provides training and consultancy in all aspects of testing, having taken on several partners over the years, until she became "semi-retired" in She has sought to promote better testing and better recognition for testers throughout her working life.
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This book adopts a practical and hands-on approach, covering the fundamental principles that every system and software tester should know. Each of the six sections of the syllabus is covered by backgroound tests, revision help and sample exam questions. The also contains a glossary, sample full-length examination and information on test certification. The authors are seasoned test-professionals and developers of the ISTQB syllabus itself, so syllabus coverage is thorough and in-depth.
In a world of employment mobility and multi-national organizations, having an internationally recognized qualification ensures that there is a common understanding, internationally, of software testing issues.
Sample exam questions. Test design techniques. Exercise solutions. Exercise solution. Testing throughout the software life cycle. Static techniques. Chapter review. Tool support for testing. Potential benefits and risks. Answers to sample exam questions. Fundamentals of testing.
Test psychology. Test management. Incident report. Taking the exam. Mock exam.
Foundations of Software Testing: ISTQB Certification
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