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Foundations of Software Testing ISTQB Certification

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  194 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Now in its third edition, Foundations of Software Testing: ISTQB Certification is the essential guide to software testing and to the ISTQB Foundation qualification. Completely updated to comprehensively reflect the most recent changes to the ISTQB Foundation Syllabus, the book adopts a practical, hands-on approach, covering the fundamental topics that every system and soft ...more
Paperback, 3rd Edition, 272 pages
Published January 6th 2012 by Cengage Learning (first published January 1st 2006)
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Sandeep
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: software-testing
This is a great book for those who are preparing for the Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) by ASTQB. The book covers all the topics of the CTFL Syllabus in a simple language. Highly recommend this book. I just took one month to prepare for the CTFL using this book, took the only mock exam at the end of the book, and scored a 90% in the CTFL Exam.
David Sarkies
Nov 30, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: science
Oh, to be a Software Tester
18 November 2019 - Echuca

Yeah, this is a text book, and it is probably a pretty important textbook if you are wanting to pass the ISTQB exam so as to become a certified software tester. Honestly, after having to sit through a semester of this course where I would read each of the chapters twice and then only scrap through on the multiple choice tests that occurred every fortnight, it is something that I really want to put behind me, for good.

Yeah, the ISTQB (the Inte
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Vera
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: computer-science
I read this for a university master's course on software testing. It gives a decent overview of topics related to software testing such as integration of testing into software development cycles, test techniques (black box, white box), risk analysis and usage of software test tools.

The chapter questions and mock exam seem to be helpful in checking your own understanding of the contents. I did find some of the wording a little unclear at times which is why I deduct a star.

The focus on the ISTQB g
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Arvydas Sidorenko
Oct 12, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: english
The material is so dry and formal, that is practically close to useless. Unless you got for ISTQB test, don't even consider. ...more
Namida
Feb 29, 2020 rated it did not like it
Possibly useful if you absolutely need to pass the ISTQB exam, though I suspect you'd do just as well by skimming the glossary and googling the terms that aren't immediately obvious.
For learning about testing, I can't recommend this book to anyone.
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Todor Samardzhiev
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
I read the 2018 edition. It does what it sets to, but feels very dry and terse as a book. Still, worth a skim if you're curious about testing or want to get certified. ...more
Nikita Gulati
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
mmmkmkmkm
Neema Goswami
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
want to read
Faraz Virani
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
In almost covers the every single side of how a Software can be tested. The good thing is that is is written against the ISTQB guidelines so one can attempt certification after having a grasp on it
Manas B
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very good books with testing concepts covering topics as per the ISTQB syllabus.
Sneha
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
very helpful
Mindaugas
Apr 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: computer-science
The book is quite hard to grasp, a lot of new terminology with tons of explanations, which are either ambiguous or not understandable at least for beginner level in test and test management. I miss better explanations with exact examples.
Luc
Jan 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, bd
will come handy as a reference for the foundation level exam but more experienced QA professionals probably know a lot of this book's material just from everyday exposure to QA tasks ...more
Yesim
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: software-qa
Good for ISTQB certification. It helped me a lot
Barani M
Apr 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
VERY GOOD FOR CERTIFICATION
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