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ISTQB Foundation Level Certification Exam – Questions and Answers – Mock Exam One

ISTQB Foundation Level Certification Exam – Questions and Answers – Mock Exam One
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Welcome to the ISTQB Foundation Level Certification Exam  – Questions and Answers – Mock Exam One

Please find the list of 40 ISTQB Certificate Exam Questions. Before attempting these questions, follow the below instructions:


Instructions:
  • You have 1 hour time. Better to set stopwatch timer for 1 hour before starting this exam.
  • You will be presented with 40 questions.
  • Answers will be available at the end of this article. Better not to visit the answers until you finish the exam.
  • While taking the exam, note down your answers in a word document or any book or white paper for your reference.
  • The pass percentage for this exam is 60% (i.e. 26/40 questions should be correct)


Exam Begins here:

Set your stopwatch for 60 minutes and start.


Question 1 of 40: 

It is an unfair test to perform stress testing at the same time you perform load testing.

A:  True
B:  False


Question 2 of 40:

Testing error message fall under ______ category of testing

A:  Increment Testing
B:  Thread Testing
C:  Documentation Testing
D:  Stress Testing


Question 3 of 40:

The term “defect” is related to the term “fault” because a fault is a defect, which has not yet been identified.

A:  True
B:  False


Question 4 of 40:

What qualities must an individual posses to test effectively a software application?

A:  Good Communication Skill
B:  Good Error Guessing
C:  Good Analytical Skill
D:  All of the above


Question 5 of 40:

Defects are least costly at what stage of Development cycle?

A:  Analysis and Design
B:  Construction
C:  Requirements
D:  Implementation


Question 6 of 40:

QC (Quality Control) is ?

A:  Phase building activity
B:  Intermediate activity
C:  End of Phase activity
D:  Design activity


Question 7 of 40:

_____ is monitoring defects from the time of recording until the satisfactory resolution has been determined.

A:  Quality Measurement
B:  Defect Measurement
C:  Defect Tracking
D:  None of the above


Question 8 of 40:

Most common cause of defects is?

A: Failure to estimate
B: Failure to asses risks
C: Ambiguous or incomplete requirements
D: Weak communication


Question 9 of 40:

Verification activities during design stages are?

A:  Reviewing and Inspecting
B:  Inspecting and Testing
C:  Reviewing and Testing
D:  Reviewing, Inspecting, and Testing


Question 10 of 40:

The decision to stop testing should be based upon?

A:  Successful use of specific test case design methodologies
B:  A percent of coverage for each coverage category
C:  Rate of error detection falls below a specified threshold
D:  All of the above


Question 11 of 40:

Testing, which is carried out using no recognized test case design

A:  Failure Testing
B:  Ad-hoc Testing
C:  Exhaustive Testing
D:  Empty Test Case Testing


Question 12 of 40:

A test case design technique for a component in which test cases are designed to execute statements is called as?

A:  State transition Testing
B:  Static Testing
C:  Transition Testing
D:  Statement Testing


Question 13 of 40:

This testing is a mechanism that simulates problems in the original environments so that an alternative processing environment can be tested.

A:  Disaster Testing
B:  Functional Testing
C:  Regression Testing
D:  Compliance Testing


Question 14 of 40:

Status Reports in Test Director can be generated using:

A:  Document Viewer
B:  Document Generator
C:  Document Tracker
D:  None of the above


Question 15 of 40:

The following five tasks are needed to develop, use and maintain Test scripts:

1:  Unit scripting
2:  Pseudo concurrency scripting
3:  Integration scripting
4:  Regression scripting
5:  Stress/Performance scripting

A:  1,2 and 3
B:  2 and 4
C:  1,2 and 5
D:  1,2,3,4 and 5


Question 16 of 40:

Testing where the system is subjected to a large number of data.

A:  System Testing
B:  Volume Testing
C:  Statistical Testing
D:  Statement Testing


Question 17 of 40:

Integration testing where no incremental testing takes place prior to all the system’s components being combined to form the system.

A:  System Testing
B:  Component Testing
C:  Incremental Testing
D:  Big Bang Testing


Question 18 of 40:

Recovery testing aims at verifying the system’s ability to recover from varying degrees of failure.

A:  True
B:  False


Question 19 of 40:

Which testing methods are used by end-users who actually test software before they use it?

A:  Alpha and Beta Testing
B:  White Box Testing
C:  Black Box Testing
D:  Trial and Error Testing


Question 20 of 40:

The testing attempts to violate those procedures, which should test the adequacy of the security procedures

A:  Disaster Testing
B:  Functional Testing
C:  Regression Testing
D:  Compliance Testing


Question 21 of 40:

Which of the following is NOT a standard related to testing?

A:  IEEE829
B:  IEEE610
C:  BS7925-1
D:  BS7925-2


Question 22 of 40:

Which of the following is the component test standard?

A:  IEEE829
B:  IEEE610
C:  BS7925-1
D:  BS7925-2


Question 23 of 40:

Which of the following statements are true?

A:  Faults in program specifications are the most expensive to fix.
B:  Faults in the code are the most expensive to fix.
C:  Faults in the requirements are the most expensive to fix.
D:  Faults in the designs are the most expensive to fix.


Question 24 of 40:

Which of the following is not the integration strategy?

A:  Design based
B:  Big-bang
C:  Bottom-up
D:  Top-down


Question 25 of 40:

Which of the following is a black box design technique?

A:  statement testing
B:  equivalence partitioning
C:  error-guessing
D:  usability testing


Question 26 of 40:

A program with high cyclometic complexity is almost likely to be:

A:  Large
B:  Small
C:  Difficult to write
D:  Difficult to test


Question 27 of 40:

Which of the following is a static test?

A:  code inspection
B:  coverage analysis
C:  usability assessment
D:  installation test


Question 28 of 40:

Which of the following is the odd one out?

A:  white box
B:  glass box
C:  structural
D:  functional


Question 29 of 40:

A program validates a numeric field as follows:

Value less than 10 are rejected, values between 10 and 21 are accepted, values greater than or equal to 22 are rejected; which of the following input values cover all the equivalence partitions?

A:  10,11,21
B:  3,20,21
C:  3,10,22
D:  10,21,22


Question 30 of 40:

Using the same specifications as questions 29, which of the following covers the MOST boundary values?

A:  9,10,11,22
B:  9,10,21,22
C:  10,11,21,22
D:  10,11,20,21


Question 31 of 40:

Which of the following is NOT a reasonable test objective:

A:  to find faults in the software
B:  to prove that the software has no faults
C:  to give confidence in the software
D:  to find performance problems


Question 32 of 40:

Which expression best matches the following characteristics of the review processes:

1. led by the author
2. undocumented
3. no management participation
4. led by a moderator or leader
5. uses entry and exit criteria
s. inspection
t. peer review
u. informal review
v. walk-through

A:  s=4 and 5, t=3, u=2, v=1
B:  s=4, t=3, u=2 and 5, v=1
C:  s=1 and 5, t=3, u=2, v=4
D:  s=4 and 5, t=1, u=2, v=3


Question 33 of 40:

Which of the following is NOT of the System Testing?

A:  business process-based testing
B:  performance, load and stress testing
C:  usability testing
D:  top-down integration testing


Question 34 of 40:

Which statement about the expected outcomes is False?

A:  expected outcomes are defined by the software’s behavior
B:  expected outcomes are derived from a specification, not from the code
C:  expected outcomes should be predicted before a test is run
D:  expected outcomes may include timing constraints such as response times


Question 35 of 40:

The standard that gives definitions of testing terms is:

A:  ISO/IEC 12207
B:  BS 7925-1
C:  ANSI/IEEE 829
D:  ANSI/IEEE 729


Question 36 of 40:

The cost of fixing a fault:

A:  is not important
B:  increases the later a fault is found
C:  decreases the later a fault is found
D:  can never be determined


Question 37 of 40:

Which of the following is not included in the Test Plan document of the Test Documentation Standard?

A:  what is not to be tested
B:  test environment properties
C:  quality plans
D:  schedules and deadlines


Question 38 of 40:

Code reviews or inspections be considered part of testing?

A:  no, because they apply to development documentation
B:  no because they are normally applied before testing
C:  yes, because both help detect faults and improve quality
D:  yes, because testing includes all non-constructive activities


Question 39 of 40:

Which of the following is not part of performance testing?

A:  measuring response times
B:  recovery testing
C:  simulating many users
D:  generating many transactions


Question 40 of 40:

Error guessing is best used:

A:  After more formal techniques have been applied
B:  as the first approach to deriving test cases
C:  by inexperienced testers
D:  after the system has gone live


Answers: The following are the answers to the above ISTQB exam questions:

Question 1:  Option B – False
Question 2:  Option C – Documentation Testing
Question 3:  Option A – True
Question 4:  Option D – All of the above
Question 5:  Option C – Requirements
Question 6:  Option C – End of Phase activity
Question 7:  Option C – Defect Tracking
Question 8:  Option C – Ambiguous or incomplete requirements
Question 9:  Option D – Reviewing, Inspecting and Testing
Question 10:  Option D – All of the above
Question 11:  Option B – Ad-hoc Testing
Question 12:  Option D – Statement Testing
Question 13:  Option A – Disaster Testing
Question 14:  Option B – Document Generator
Question 15:  Option D – 1,2,3,4 and 5
Question 16:  Option B – Volume Testing
Question 17:  Option D – Big Bang Testing
Question 18:  Option A – True
Question 19:  Option A – Alpha and Beta Testing
Question 20:  Option D – Compliance Testing
Question 21:  Option B – IEEE610
Question 22:  Option D – BS7925-2
Question 23:  Option C – Faults in the requirements are the most expensive to fix.
Question 24:  Option A – Design based
Question 25:  Option B – equivalence partitioning
Question 26:  Option D – Difficult to test
Question 27:  Option A – code inspection
Question 28:  Option D – functional
Question 29:  Option C – 3,10,22
Question 30:  Option B – 9,10,21,22
Question 31:  Option B – to prove that the software has no faults
Question 32:  Option A – s=4 and 5, t=3, u=2, v=1
Question 33:  Option D – top-down integration testing
Question 34:  Option A – expected outcomes are defined by the software’s behavior
Question 35:  Option B – BS7925-1
Question 36:  Option B – increases the later a fault is found
Question 37:  Option C – quality plans
Question 38:  Option C – yes, because both help detect faults and improve quality
Question 39:  Option B – recovery testing
Question 40:  Option A – After more formal techniques have been applied

Please leave your questions/comments/feedback below.

Happy Learning 🙂

Arun Motoori (www.QAFox.com)

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