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This book is written for the test analyst who wants to achieve advanced skills in test analysis, design, and execution. With a hands-on, exercise-rich approach, this book teaches you how to define and carry out the tasks required to put a test strategy into action. Learn how to analyze the system, taking into account the user's quality expectations. Additionally, learn how to evaluate system requirements as part of formal and informal reviews, using an understanding of the business domain to determine requirement...

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Advanced Software Testing - Vol. 1: Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Analyst

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Overview

This book is written for the test analyst who wants to achieve advanced skills in test analysis, design, and execution. With a hands-on, exercise-rich approach, this book teaches you how to define and carry out the tasks required to put a test strategy into action. Learn how to analyze the system, taking into account the user's quality expectations. Additionally, learn how to evaluate system requirements as part of formal and informal reviews, using an understanding of the business domain to determine requirement validity. You will be able to analyze, design, implement, and execute tests, using risk considerations to determine the appropriate effort and priority for tests. You will learn how to report on testing progress and provide necessary evidence to support your evaluations of system quality.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933952192
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Series: Rockynook Computing Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 486
  • Sales rank: 1,368,403
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

With a quarter-century of software and systems engineering experience, Rex Black is President of RBCS (www.rbcs-us.com), a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing. For over a dozen years, RBCS has delivered services in consulting, outsourcing, and training for software and hardware testing. Employing the industry ™s most experienced and recognized consultants, RBCS conducts product testing; builds and improves testing groups; and hires testing staff for hundreds of clients worldwide. Ranging from Fortune 20 companies to start-ups, RBCS ™s clients save time and money through improved product development, decreased tech support calls, improved corporate reputation, and more.

As the leader of RBCS, Rex is the most prolific author practicing in the field of software testing today. His popular first book, Managing the Testing Process, has sold over 30,000 copies around the world, including Japanese, Chinese, and Indian releases. His three other books on testing, Critical Testing Processes, Foundations of Software Testing, and Pragmatic Software Testing, have also sold tens of thousands of copies, including Hebrew, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Russian editions. He has written over twenty-five articles, presented hundreds of papers, workshops, and seminars, and given about thirty keynote speeches at conferences and events around the world. Rex is the President of both the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) and the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB).

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  • Posted April 1, 2009

    VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

    Are you a test analyst? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Rex Black has done an outstanding job of writing the second volume of a book with a focus on the material and learning objectives for the advanced test analyst.


    Black, begins with an overview of contextual and background material that influences some of the basic aspects of software testing. Next, the author discusses the process of testing and the activities that occur within that process. Then, he discusses test management activities from the start to the end of the text process and introduces the considerations of risk for testing. He continues by focusing on test analysts and technical test analysts. Next, the author discusses the tests of software characteristics based on the taxonomy of quality characteristics described in the ISO 9126 standard. Then, he introduces you to reviews and covers strategies for effective and successful reviews. The author continues by using the IEEE 1044 standard to focus on incident lifecycles and the information testers should gather for incident reports. Next, he focuses on introducing a number of international, national, and domain-specific standards. He continues by providing a solid conceptual background for test tools and automation. Next, the author discusses the skills of the individual tester; as well as, the internal and external test team dynamics. Finally, the author shows you what you need to know in order to prepare for the ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst exam.


    This most excellent book follows the International Software Testing Qualifications Board's (ISTQB's) Advanced Level syllabus, with a focus on the material and learning objectives for the advanced test analyst. More importantly, it can help you prepare for the ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst exam.

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