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iSQI CTAL-TM_Syll2012 ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Manager [Syllabus 2012] Exam Practice Test

ISTQB® Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Manager [Syllabus 2012] Questions and Answers

Question 1

People Skills – Team Composition

Which of the following would you expect to be most likely an example of a motivating factor for testers?

Number of correct responses: 1

K2 1 credit

Options:

A.

The resources allocated for the testing activities are not sufficient and don’t allow the testers to contribute to the quality of the product

B.

The testers contribution to the quality of the software products developed from an organization is recognized with increased responsibilities

C.

The same regressions tests are executed manually by the same testers, for every product release, without any progression in content

D.

The testers are asked to perform, in parallel with their testing tasks, other tasks unrelated to their testing responsibilities

Question 2

People Skills – Team Composition

An agile development team decides to hire a tester who has always worked:

- in independent test teams, reporting the problems found in a defect tracking system

- in safety-critical projects, with a stronger focus on the quality of the product than on time and budget.

This agile team is focused on short-term goals to get the product released on time and within budget.

Which of the following answers would you expect to be most likely true in this scenario?

Number of correct responses: 1

K2 1 credit

Options:

A.

Agile teams like the presence of a tester in their teams and the tester will be able to adapt to the new context without any issue

B.

The developers will immediately follow the guidelines described by the tester

C.

The tester can continue to report the problems found in a defect tracking system and be more focused on the quality than on time and budget constraints

D.

The tester’s mission could be to verify adherence to requirements, instead of reporting formally the problems in a defect tracking system

Question 3

Defect Management

During the system testing phase a tester from your test team observes a failure in the system under test and he/she decides to create an incident report. The incident report is currently in a “new” state, indicating it needs to be investigated.

Which THREE of the following information items can’t yet be present in the incident report?

Number of correct responses: 3

K3 2 credits (2 credits out of 3 credits correct, 1 credit point)

Options:

A.

The type of defect that caused the failure

B.

The actual and the expected result highlighting the failure

C.

The lifecycle phase in which the defect has been introduced

D.

What really caused the failure (actual cause)

E.

Steps to reproduce the failure, including screenshots, database dumps and logs where applicable

Question 4

Defect Management

Which of the following information would you expect to be the most useful to perform a defect clustering analysis?

Number of correct responses: 1

K2 1 credit

Options:

A.

The trend in the lag time from defect reporting to resolution

B.

The defect component information

C.

The lifecycle phase in which the defect has been introduced

D.

The defect removal efficiency information

Question 5

The main objectives the senior management team wants to achieve are:

- to reduce the costs associated with dynamic testing

- to use reviews to ensure that the project is on course for success and following the plan

- to use reviews as a well-documented and effective bug-removal activity following a formal process with well-defined roles

- to determine the effectiveness of reviews in terms of phase containment

- to improve phase containment effectiveness

Which of the following answers would you expect to describe the best way to achieve these objectives?

Number of correct responses: 1

K4 3 credits

Options:

A.

You should plan for lightweight exit-phase reviews at the end of each development and testing phase, and plan for a process of gathering information from testing to perform an analysis aimed at identifying the larger cluster of defects

B.

You should plan for formal exit-phase reviews at the end of each development and testing phase, and plan for a process of gathering information from testing to perform an analysis aimed at identifying the larger cluster of defects

C.

You should plan for formal exit-phase reviews at the end of each development phase and testing phase, and plan for a process of gathering information from testing to perform an analysis of the bugs found during testing to determine the people responsible for those bugs

D.

You should plan for formal exit-phase reviews at the end of each development and testing phase, and plan for a process of gathering information from testing to perform an analysis of the bugs found during testing to determine the phase in which they have been introduced

Question 6

Reviews

Which of the following factors could negatively influence a review?

Number of correct responses: 1

K2 1 credit

Options:

A.

Include people with the adequate level of knowledge, both technical and procedural

B.

Include people who are detail-oriented and scrupulous at finding issues

C.

Include as many people as possible in order to have more viewpoints about possible problems on the item under review

D.

Include people able to contribute to a clear, thoughtful, constructive and objective discussion

Question 7

Improving the Testing Process

Which of the following statements about the STEP test process improvement model is true?

Number of correct responses: 1

K2 1 credit

Options:

A.

In the STEP model, tests validate the requirements and use cases when they are developed

B.

The STEP model stresses defect detection and demonstration of capability, whereas the defect prevention is a secondary potential goal of testing

C.

The STEP model assures that the system requirements specification and the test design specification processes don't overlap

D.

In the STEP model, testware design occurs after coding

Question 8

Improving the Testing Process

Which of the following statements about the TMMi test process improvement model is true?

Number of correct responses: 1

K2 1 credit

Options:

A.

In TMMi all the process areas at lower levels must be 75% complete by achieving specific and generic goals in order to claim the higher level

B.

TMMi provides an approach for test process improvement such as the IDEAL (Initiating, Diagnosing, Establishing, Acting and Learning) model

C.

TMMi has a staged architecture for process improvement with seven maturity levels

D.

At TMMi level 1 testing is chaotic without a defined process, and it is often seen as the same as debugging

Question 9

You are not confident with the assessment of the risk level and you suspect that it will be possible to find high-priority bugs in low-risk areas.

Furthermore the period for test execution is very short. Your goal is to test all the product risks in a risk-based way, while assuring that each product risk gets at least some amount of testing.

Which of the following answers describes the best test execution schedule in this scenario?

Number of correct responses: 1

K3 2 credits

Options:

A.

T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8, T9, T10

B.

T1, T3, T5, T7, T9, T2, T4, T6, T8, T10

C.

T10, T9, T8, T7, T6, T5, T4, T3, T2, T1

D.

T10, T8, T6, T4, T2, T9, T7, T5, T3, T1