International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a software testing qualification certification organisation that operates internationally. Founded in Edinburgh in November 2002, ISTQB is a non-profit association legally registered in Belgium.

 Basics of Software testing
  • General terms of testing and explains the following in detail.
    • Why is Testing Necessary?
    • What is Testing
    • General Testing Principles
    • Fundamental Test Processes
    • Psychology of Testing
  •  Life Cycle Testing
  • Narrates how testing runs parallel with development process in SDLC. The main topics are as follows:
    • Software Development Models
    • Distinction: testing - checking, verification - validation
    • General "V Model", identification of phase results
    • Benefits of early tests; iterative tests
    • Testing within the life cycle models
  •  Test Levels
  • Component Testing (unit testing)
  • Integration Testing
  • System Testing
  • Acceptance Testing
  •  Test Types
  • Functional Testing
  • Non-functional Testing
  • Structural Testing
  • Testing changes - Confirmation and Regression Testing
  • Maintenance Tests
  • Testing once changes have been made
  •  Dynamic Test
    The main objective of this chapter is how to write effective test cases looking into requirements.
    Objectives are:
    Identifying test conditions and designing test cases
    condition, test case, and test procedure.
     Categories of test design techniques
  • specification-based (black-box), structure-based (white-box)
  • Specification-based or black-box techniques
  • equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis
  • decision tables, state transition diagrams
  • Structure-based or white-box techniques
  • Experience-based techniques
  • Choosing test techniques
  •  Static Test
    Static testing is a verification process. Following are narrated in this chapter
     Reviews and the test process
  • Review Process
  • Formal review
  • Informal review
  • Technical review
  • Walkthrough
  • Inspection
  • Static analysis by tools
  •  Test Management Objectives of Test Management are as follows:
  • Test organization
  • Test planning and estimation
  • Test progress monitoring and control
  • Configuration management
  • Tips for advances scripting
  • Risk and testing
  • Incident Management
  •  Overview of this chapter are as follows:
  • Types of test tools
  • Effective use of tools: potential benefit and risks
  • Introducing a tool into an organization

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