Advanced Software Testing: Decision
April 6, 2010
Satisfying Test Stakeholders
May 25, 2010
Advanced Software Testing: State
June 3, 2010
Test Organization Options
July 1, 2010
Advanced Software Testing: Use Cases
August 3, 2010
Test Engineering Foundation
Assessing Your Test Team
ISTQB Advanced Test
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Managing the Testing
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We've got a big newsletter for
you, so I'll keep this introductory letter brief. We've got an article for
you on a sophisticated, powerful test technique called domain testing. If
you want to extend concepts like equivalence partitioning and boundary value
analysis into the realm of business rules and calculations, this technique can
If you are in Europe, there are a
couple opportunities to hear me speak about test management and the concept of
end-to-end quality at the Testing and Finance conference and at the Test
Are you a requirements
professional who also does testing, or vice versa? We have a new course
for you, in e-learning format.
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team? Yes. Meet Sharon Robson below.
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Using Domain Analysis for
Testing by Rex
Many of you are probably familiar
with basic test techniques like equivalence partitioning and boundary value
analysis. In this article, I'll present an advanced technique for black-box
testing called domain analysis. Domain analysis is an analytical way to deal
with the interaction of factors or variables within the business logic layer of
a program. It is appropriate when you have some number of factors to deal with.
These factors might be input fields, output fields, database fields, events, or
conditions. They should interact to create two or more situations in which the
system will process data differently. Those situations are the domains. In each
domain, the value of one or more factors influences the values of other factors,
the system's outputs, or the processing performed.
In some cases, the
number of possible test cases becomes very large due to the number of variables
or factors and the potentially interesting test values or options for each
variable or factor. For example, suppose you have 10 integer input fields that
accept a number from 0 to 99. There are 10 billion valid input
Equivalence class partitioning and boundary value analysis
on each field will reduce but not resolve the problem. You have four boundary
values for each field. The illegal values are easy, because you have only 20
tests for those. However, to test each legal combination of fields, you have
1,024 test cases. But do you need to do so? And would testing combinations of
boundary values necessarily make for good tests? Are there smarter options for
dealing with such combinatorial explosions?
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ISTQB E-Learning Provided for All ISTQB Live
Mid-2009, RBCS began providing
e-learning course access to all live public ISTQB and on-site ISTQB course
attendees. E-learning access is provided one week prior to the first day
of the live course in order to allow time for self study and to complement the
hard copy materials that are provided in advance of the course. E-learning
access continues throughout the duration of the live course.
Register for an ISTQB Certified
Tester course today!
We began providing the
complimentary access to the e-learning courses (a US$ 899 value for the
Foundation Level course and US$ 999 for the Advanced Level courses) on a trial
basis. The feedback from our course guests has been so
outstanding that we have decided to make the inclusion of the e-learning course
access a permanent feature of our live ISTQB Certified Tester courses - at
no additional cost to you!
Foundation Course Now Available in E-Learning Format
Regularly Priced US $799
This month we debuted our
Requirements Engineering Foundation course in e-learning format. This
course is based on both the IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysts)
and IREB (International Requirements Engineering Board) bodies of knowledge and
is an excellent preparation course for both the IIBA and IREB certification
exams. It will teach you to be effective in your tasks, how to work within the
development methodology that has been implemented, and how to save your team
time and money. In order to support our Green Initiative, this course is
completely electronic unless the consumer opts to purchase hard copies.
This course includes:
- Electronic Noteset: approximately
600 PowerPoint slides covering the topics to be addressed (hard copy notesets
can be purchased separately).
- IREB Foundation Syllabus:
"Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering Syllabus".
- Project Source Documents for
Course Exercises: specifications used in the realistic example project used in
exercises for the course.
- A complete set of sample exam
- Tips and advice on how to prepare
for the exam.
Three months of
unlimited online access to the course is included. Blended e-learning and volume
discounts are also available for companies. Call +1 (830) 438-4830 or email
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To receive a 25% discount, purchase your course
today! Only US $599.25! Can not be
combined with any other offer. Offer expires April 30, 2010.
Sharon Robson Named One
of the Most Influential Women in Software
Software Education is
a valued partner of RBCS and Sharon is an integral part of the Software
Education Team and of the RBCS - Software Education alliance. Sharon is a
trainer specializing in Software Testing for Software Education. With over 17
years experience in software testing, she is a founding board member
of the Australia New Zealand Testing Board (ANZTB) and is currently the
chairperson of the Marketing Working Group for the ISTQB, managing and
organizing the international marketing approach for
Trivia: Did you know that RBCS is woman owned
and primarily employs women?
|Some of you may have heard Rex's
sayings over the years. We decided to coin them "Rexisms" for your reading
pleasure. So here they are to ponder - some useful aphorisms to help you plan,
prepare, perform, and perfect your testing activities, compiled from over a
quarter-century of software and systems engineering
Risk based testing provides four
major benefits: selecting the right set of tests; sequencing the tests in the
right order; reporting test results in terms of residual risk; and, if
necessary, triaging tests in reverse-risk order.
In some situations, the most
important objective of testing is to find as many important bugs as
possible. In other situations, finding bugs is not important at all.
In yet other situations, bug-finding is only one of a number of important
objectives. The wise test professional knows which situation she is
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Testing Process Workshop Immediately Following the Testing & Finance
June 7-8, 2010
June 9-11, 2010
Attend Rex Black's classic Managing the Testing Process training
course, based on his best selling book by the same name, June 9-11 immediately
following the Testing and Finance Conference in Bad Hamburg, Germany.
The course gives attendees the tools they need to succeed
as test managers. We'll look at quality risk analysis, test estimation, and test
planning. We'll discuss developing high-quality test systems-test cases, test
data, test tools, even automated test systems-that improve over time. We'll talk
about tracking bugs and test cases. We'll discuss ways to derive and present
metrics, charts, and graphs from the test results.