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ISTQB Foundation Answers to Questions Part 3

Hello and welcome to part three of the ISTQB Foundation answer to questions. In case this is the first time that you’ve checked out one of these please feel free to go back and look at part one and part two.

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I’m gonna be focusing in on three questions taken from sample paper number two. This is freely available for download at the main website TalentedTester.com. And the questions that we’re gonna be focusing in on this week is going to be questions 2, 7, and 15.

 

Why is a test strategy important?

[Taken from the ISTQB Foundation Sample Paper 2, Question 2]

The first question is, “Why is a test strategy important?” Is it:

  • a) To inform the developers how you will approach testing to give them confidence in your work
  • b) Software defects can cause a number of critical problems including death, injury, financial loss, loss of time, and poor customer experience, meaning it is important to have a test strategy.
  • c) To let the project manager have full transparency of your testing approach to feel him with confidence before you start the test phase.
  • d) It is required to give a high level view of the testing approach so that the stakeholders do not have to go through your actual test plan.

Test Strategy

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So have a think about those potential answers and then I’m going to highlight the correct one. The correct answer is B, and it is software defects can cause a number of critical problems including death, injury, financial loss of time, and poor customer experience, meaning it is important to have a test strategy. Bear in mind that you will have a lot of similar structured questions in the actual exam, multiple choice to try and catch you off guard, so it’s a case of just understanding the criteria and obviously having a good understanding of why it is correct.

 

Which of the following is not included in defect management?

[Taken from the ISTQB Foundation Sample Paper 2, Question 7]

Notice I said, “Not included.” This is another thing that can catch people off guard is when they use stuff like, “Not.” So it’s the complete opposite, and you may quickly scan through the question and the paper, and then just overlook that you’re actually looking at what is not included.┬áSo let’s have a quick look at these:

a) Reporting on defects.
b) Triage the defects with the development team.
c) Changing the status of the defects.
d) White box testing.

Defect Management

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So have a look at these four answers. Think of, logically, which would be the correct one, make a selection, and, in just a few seconds, I’ll reveal the correct answer for your knowledge.

The correct answer is D, white box testing is not included in defect management. Remember the question is, “What’s not included?” So this is obviously the one that we need to isolate.

Which person typically uses static analysis tools?

[Taken from the ISTQB Foundation Sample Paper 2, Question 15]

a) Project managers.
b) System testers.
c) Programmers.
d) Business analysts.

Have a think about these four potential answers. Think logically which will be the correct one, and then I’m going to reveal the answer shortly.

The correct answer is C, programmers. Which person typically uses static analysis tools? And for this the answer is programmers. So hopefully you’ve got this question correct. And hopefully all of the other three questions have made since. If not, you can add them to your list of questions and answers that can help you prepare for the exam and your study.

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