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iSQI CTAL-TA_Syll2012 ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Analyst (Syllabus 2012) Exam Practice Test

ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Analyst (Syllabus 2012) Questions and Answers

Question 1

To enhance both the effectiveness and efficiency of the test design phase the purchase of a test design tool is being considered. Which one of the statements hereafter best characterizes a test design tool?

[K2] 1 credit

Options:

A.

It validates models of the software

B.

It enables tests to be executed automatically

C.

It enables individual tests to be traced to requirements

D.

It generates test inputs or executable tests from requirements

Question 2

In an organization using keyword-driven automation, which of the following activities typically is the responsibility of the test analyst?

[K2] 1 credit

Options:

A.

Write the code to automate the key processes

B.

Work with the users to define the key usability aspects of the software

C.

Identify the key business processes that must be tested

D.

Write manual tests for the key business processes that can then be automated

Question 3

The use case will be used as a basis for the design of usability test scenario’s. As a tester you are asked to review the ATM use case from the perspective of usability testing.

As a tester you are asked to review the ATM use case provided below. The use case will be used as a basis for functionality testing to be performed later.

Which one of the comments, described hereafter, would be the MOST important one you would make?

[K3] 2 credits

Options:

A.

Acceptance criteria not defined

B.

Business priority is missing

C.

Post condition not defined

D.

Alternative flows are missing

Question 4

You are a test analyst in the banking domain. You have received the following requirement:

“The system shall allow cash advances of at least 200 Euros for all supported credit cards. The correct list of credit cards is American Express, Diners, VISA, Mastercard and Eurocard.

Which one of the findings described below is true regarding this requirement?

[K3] 2 credits

Options:

A.

The requirement is ambiguous in terms of supported cards

B.

The paragraph indicates potential performance problems

C.

The paragraph is unclear in terms of advance limits

D.

The paragraph indicates potential usability problems

Question 5

You are starting to review some of the incident reports that have been submitted as a result of test execution.

Which THREE of the comments would be your main findings when you have reviewed the following incident report?

[K4] 3 credits, 2 out of 3 correct 1 credit

Options:

A.

Should have been two defect reports

B.

Ambiguous description

C.

Both severity and priority do not make sense

D.

Actual cause is missing

E.

Reproducibility is not indicated

F.

Defect type is missing

G.

Date to be fixed not defined

Question 6

Ken, an entrepreneur in Leeds finds the quality of the tea locally available so low, that he decides to research superior teas around the world. He decides to market, sell and distribute these superior teas via the web. His market strategy is to offer superior products on a well-designed website with graphics that are fast to load, has high availability, superior usability and fast response times.

The website will offer the following:

- An innovative interactive catalogue of teas, which not only enables customers to buy the product, but also enables them to provide feedback by rating the teas (which will influence his stock purchasing levels)

- Provide the customer with the ability to use secure credit card transactions

- Provide the customer to give general feedback

Ken selects an iterative model for the development of the prototypes. The team consists of three developers that are experienced in web development. Ken, although he doesn't have technical skillset, is concerned with quality. He doesn't believe a lot of documentation is necessary and he wants the website to be completed quickly.

The test basis contains the following:

- Story boards that show the information flow and page links through the site

- HTML pages developed to date.

- A statement of non-functional requirements.

With the strategy taking shape, Ken asks your advice on the specific testing techniques that should be used to complete the required testing, bearing in mind the nature of the application and the nature of Ken’s overall objectives.

We now make the assumption that in the scenario described as above, exploratory testing was selected as being the main test technique. You have now been given the task of specifying, executing and recording the exploratory test sessions.

Select TWO of the options below to define what you will typically use for specifying, executing and recording the sessions?

[K3] 2 credits

Options:

A.

Record the results in email and send the email to the test manager.

B.

Use external testers on the team to provide a new approach and fresh view to the testing effort.

C.

Create test charters for planned test session.

D.

Use debriefing sessions with stakeholders and other testers to discuss the findings and new risks identified.

E.

Define concrete test cases to be executed by the developers.

Question 7

Which of the following statements is TRUE with respect to when the test analyst should become involved during different lifecycle models?

[K2] 1 credit

Options:

A.

In a sequential V-model project the test analyst should start test analysis and design concurrently with coding

B.

In Agile projects the test analyst should start test analysis and design concurrently with coding

C.

In a sequential model project the test analyst should start test analysis and design concurrently with software design

D.

In an embedded iterative model the test analyst should expect to be involved in the standard planning and design aspects

Question 8

As a test analyst you are gathering data to support accurate metrics. Which of the following metrics would be MOST appropriate to use to monitor product quality?

[K2] 1 credit

Options:

A.

Defects found versus defects expected

B.

Tests run and tests passed

C.

Test resources spent versus budget

D.

Compliance to entry criteria

E.

Product risks outstanding and new risks introduced

Question 9

A company offering house insurance policies has several policy options. They depend on the following factors:

- Building type: house, semi-detached, apartment building, cottage

Material: wood, concrete, brick, mixed

Location: city, suburb, countryside, wilderness

It has been decided to use the pair wise test technique and apply 2-wise coverage. To design the test case an appropriate orthogonal array needs to be located.

Which of the following orthogonal arrays is to be selected for testing the house insurance policies?

[K3] 3 credits

A)

B)

C)

D)

Options:

A.

Exhibit A

B.

Exhibit B

C.

Exhibit C

D.

Exhibit D