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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Introduction

  2. Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Testing

    1. Terms and Motivation

    2. The Fundamental Test Process

    3. The Psychology of Testing

    4. General Principles of Testing

    5. Testing Ethics

    6. Summary

  3. Chapter 3 Testing in the Software Lifecycle

    1. The General V-Model

    2. Component Test

    3. Integration Test

    4. System Test

    5. Acceptance Test

    6. Testing New Product Versions

    7. Generic Types of Testing

    8. Summary

  4. Chapter 4 Static Testing

    1. Structured Group Examinations

    2. Static Analysis

    3. Summary

  5. Chapter 5 Dynamic Analysis – Test Design Techniques

    1. Black Box Testing Techniques

    2. White Box Testing Techniques

    3. Intuitive and Experience Based Test Case Determination

    4. Summary

  6. Chapter 6 Test Management

    1. Test Organization

    2. Test Planning

    3. Cost and Economy Aspects

    4. Definition of Test Strategy and Test Approach

    5. Test Activity Management

    6. Incident Management

    7. Requirements to Configuration Management

    8. Relevant Standards

    9. Summary

  7. Chapter 7 Test Tools

    1. Types of Test Tools

    2. Selection and Introduction of Test Tools

    3. Summary

  8. Appendix

    1. Appendix Test Plan According to IEEE Standard 829-1998

      1. Test Plan Identifier
      2. Introduction
      3. Test Objects or Items
      4. Features to be tested
      5. Features not to be tested
      6. Test Approach or Strategy
      7. Acceptance Criteria
      8. Suspension Criteria and Resumption Requirements
      9. Test Deliverables
      10. Testing Tasks
      11. Test Infrastructure and Environmental Needs
      12. Responsibilities
      13. Staffing and Training Needs
      14. Schedule
      15. Risks and Contingencies
      16. Approvals
      17. Glossary
    2. Appendix Important Information on the Curriculum and on the Certified Tester Exam

    3. Appendix ExercisesThese exercises are designed to help you check that you have understood the terms and processes described in the book and that you can rank and describe them. The questions listed here are not designed to directly prepare you for the ISTQB examination. Answers to the questions can be found in the relevant chapters and are not listed separately.

      1. Exercises to Chapter 2
      2. Exercises to Chapter 3
      3. Exercises to Chapter 4
      4. Exercises to Chapter 5
      5. Exercises to Chapter 6
      6. Exercises to Chapter 7
    4. Appendix Glossary

    5. Literature