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Professional testing of software is becoming a more and more important task, requiring a good education. The "Certified Tester" program offers a world wide standardized training and further education scheme for software testers.

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Overview

Professional testing of software is becoming a more and more important task, requiring a good education. The "Certified Tester" program offers a world wide standardized training and further education scheme for software testers.

This book provides the necessary basic knowledge and explains the concepts with a running case study. The book extensively covers the most important methods for testing software and for checking the documents produced and used during software development.

It includes:

  • Fundamentals of testing
  • Testing throughout the software life cycle
  • Static testing techniques
  • Dynamic testing techniques and test design
  • Test management
  • Tool support for testing

Not only testers, but programmers as well should have this basic knowledge. The book is designed for self-study. The contents comprise the necessary curriculum to pass the Certified Tester (Foundation Level) examination as defined by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). It conforms to the ISTQB Foundation Level Syllabus version 2005 and also covers the latest topics such as the test-first approach and risk based testing.

From the foreword:

"This book will provide you with a solid practical foundation for your work and study of testing.
Software and system testing suffers from a serious gap between best practices and common practices. If you're someone who is making a living from doing testing but haven't gotten around to reading a book, why not start with this one?"

(Rex Black, President of the ISTQB)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783898643634
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.74 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Andreas Spillner is a professor of Computer Science in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Hochschule Bremen (University of Applied Sciences), where he is responsible for software engineering, quality assurance, and programming. He was a founding member and is now an honorary member of the German Testing Board e.V., and he was founder and chair of the German Special Interest Group on Software Testing (SIGIST, "Test, Analyse und Verifikation von Software") from 1990 to 2003. Prof. Spillner was appointed Fellow of the German Informatics Society (GI-Fellow) in 2007.

Tilo Linz has worked in the software quality assurance and testing field for more than 20 years. He is a founder and chairman of imbus AG, one of the leading service and product providers in this sector. In addition to his work at imbus, Linz focuses on vocational education and training opportunities for test experts. He helped initiate the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) and served as its president from 2002 to 2005. In 2002 he also founded the German Testing Board e.V. (GBT), where he was chairman on a voluntary basis until 2013. He is a co-author of Software Testing Practice:Test Management and four editions of Software Testing Foundations, and is the author of Testing in Scrum (to be released in 2014). He is ranked among the most renowned experts in the field of software testing.

Hans Schaefer is an independent consultant who lives and works in Norway, where he is considered a "testing guru." He is president of the Norwegian Testing Board and has been consulting and teaching software testing methods since 1984. He is involved in consulting, teaching, and coaching test process improvement and test design techniques, and he conducts software reviews in many countries.

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