Software Testing Foundations

Software Testing Foundations 2nd Edition, from Rocky Nook’s new Computing division. Professional testing of software has become an increasingly important task requiring a profound knowledge of testing techniques.

Software Testing Foundations: A Study Guide for the Certified Tester ExamSoftware Testing Foundations
By Andreas Spillner, Tilo Linz and Hans Schaefer
Rocky Nook
Retail Price $59.99
Amazon Price: $27.81

 

Book Description: 

Within the last 18 months more than 40,000 people worldwide have taken the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) Foundations Level exam, 10,000 alone in the last 4 months. So, where can all these people go to learn what they need to know in order to pass the exam? Now they can go to Software Testing Foundations 2nd Edition, from Rocky Nook’s new Computing division.Professional testing of software has become an increasingly important task requiring a profound knowledge of testing techniques. The ISTQB has developed a universally accepted, international, qualification scheme aimed at software and system testing professionals, and has created the syllabi and tests for the “Certified Tester”.With authors who are among the founders of the ISTQB, this improved, updated, newly edited 2nd Edition covers the “Foundations Level” (i.e., entry level), and teaches the most important methods of software testing. It is designed for self-study and provides the necessary knowledge to pass the Certified Tester – Foundations Level exam as defined by the ISTQB. It also covers more recent topics, such as test-first approach and risk-based testing.

Review

This is a good text to get a basic understanding and foundation for software testing. It is quite applicable to organizations that have an established waterfall development methodology, or one that requires heavier documentation or process. We are putting all of our quality assurance engineers and developers through a customized course, based on this text, then having them take the ISTQB certification exam. This book is a core addition to any technology education collection and will help you pass the certification.  It will also help you land the job you are looking for.

~Reviewed by Paul M.

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