software testing

Building a Test Profile on uTest.com

Since June 2012, I've been a member of the uTest.com online software testing community. This is proving to be a very useful way of building a test profile, as I've already tested Websites, Applications and Games on PC, Mac platforms and iPad2, iPhone devices. I've managed [...]

Now an ISEB/ISTQB Certified Software Tester, Foundation Level

Update: Friday 13 July - Now received my certificate from ISEB/BCS. Full title is ISTQB - ISEB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL). Well pleased with my score, which was 37 out of 40, 92.5% - so all the study and practice was worthwhile. The other day - last [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:30+01:00July 10th, 2012|Categories: Development, ISEB, Software Testing|Tags: , , , , |

Studying for ‘Software Testing: ISQTB-ISEB Foundation’ exam

Now that I've gone through the official study guide book 'Software Testing: An ISTQB-ISEB Foundation Guide' I need to work out my preparation for the Certification Exam. The book itself first recommends reading through the ISTQB Syallbus document, as its the basis of the exam itself [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:38+01:00May 25th, 2012|Categories: Development, ISEB, Software Testing|Tags: , , , , , |

Studying ‘Software Testing: ISEB Foundation’ – Chapter 7

Chapter 7 is a brief chapter, entitled 'The Examination'. It covers the exam structure, the types of question, some example questions in different K1/K2/K3/K4 categories, exam techniques and revision techniques. In brief, the exam is 1 hour long and contains 40 questions. The pass rate is [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:39+01:00May 25th, 2012|Categories: Books, Development, ISEB, Software Testing|Tags: , , |

Studying ‘Software Testing: ISEB Foundation’ – Chapter 6

Have now worked through Chapter 6 of the book, entitled 'Tool Support for Testing'. This is another very comprehensive chapter, which took around 9 hours of studying, over a few days. It covers the main topic of testing tools, describing in-depth the range of different types [...]

Studying ‘Software Testing: ISEB Foundation’ – Chapter 5

Have now worked through Chapter 5 of the book, entitled 'Test Management'. This is another very comprehensive chapter, which took around 7 1/2 hours of study, over a few days. It covers many different topics including testing and risk, test planning, test control, roles and tasks, [...]

Studying ‘Software Testing: ISEB Foundation’ – Chapter 4

Have now worked through Chapter 4 of the book, entitled ‘Test Design Techniques'. This is a very comprehensive chapter and took about 9 hours of study to get through, over a few days. It begins with coverage of key terms, then covers the basic process of [...]

Studying ‘Software Testing: ISEB Foundation’ – Chapter 3

Have now worked through Chapter 3 of the book, entitled 'Static Testing'. This took about 3 hours to work through. This chapter deals with the static techniques area of software testing - where software is tested without executing it. This can lead to finding errors and [...]

Studying ‘Software Testing: ISEB Foundation’ – Chapter 2

Have now worked through Chapter 2 of this book, entitled 'Life Cycles'. This looks at software testing as part of the overall software development process. It covers different software development models - waterfall model, V-model and iterative/incremental models. Then it introduces the test levels required - [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:47+01:00May 15th, 2012|Categories: Books, Development, ISEB, Software Testing|Tags: , , , |

Studying ‘Software Testing: ISEB Foundation’ – Chapter 1

Have now worked through Chapter 1 of the book, entitled 'The Fundamentals of Testing'. This covers the topics listed below and introduces the fundamental ideas of software testing, introducing new terminology, establishing the structure of the book and pointing forward to later chapters. This took about [...]

2017-01-10T21:29:48+01:00May 14th, 2012|Categories: Books, Development, ISEB, Software Testing|Tags: , , , |