ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Analyst(CTAL-TA) Quiz Questions and Answers

Which of the following statements is TRUE with respect to when the test analyst should become involved during different software development lifecycle models?

Answer :
  • In sequential V-model projects the test analyst should start test analysis concurrently with requirement specification.

Which of the following answers describes the most appropriate and complete set of activities for the Test Analyst to focus on during test analysis and design?

Answer :
  • Analyze the test basis, identify test conditions at appropriate levels to address the test basis, add test conditions for risk mitigation, select test case design techniques to achieve desired coverage, design test cases.

Which of the following statements does NOT give a good reason why test cases should be reviewed and understood by stakeholders?

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  • The test manager reviews the test cases in order to control the work of the test analyst and to create the organization’s test strategy.

You are working on a customer loyalty application for a restaurant. Customers earn points by spending money on food. There are four categories for awards that are based on the number of points earned. • Casual: 1 - 40 points • Regular: 41 - 150 points • Frequent: 151 - 300 points • Elite: more than 300 points Existing tests cases have already covered the point values 12, 150, 151, 152 and 301. Using two-value boundary analysis, you need to achieve 100 per cent coverage for the Regular and Frequent partitions. What is the percentage of coverage you have already achieved with existing test cases?

Answer :
  • 0.5

Consider an application that calculates the reimbursements of medical visits for patients having a medical insurance. The medical insurance deductible is defined as the amount of money that the insured patients have to pay before the insurance company begins to pay out benefits. Thus, no charges are reimbursed to the patient until the deductible has been met. There are two types of reimbursable visits: Doctor's Office Visits and Hospital Visits. The reimbursement for Doctor's Office visits is 33%. The reimbursement for Hospital visits depends on the type of the specialist visits; four categories (V1, V2, V3, V4) for specialist visits exist and the associated reimbursements are defined as follows: - for V1 reimburse 50% - for V2 reimburse 66% - for V3 reimburse 70% - for V4 reimburse 90% You decide to model this scenario using a decision table with 3 conditions C1, C2 and C3 where: C1 can assume two values: Y, N (Y=Deductible met, N=Deductible not met) C2 can assume two values: D, H (D=Doctor’s Office visit, H= Hospital Visits) C3 can assume four values: V1, V2, V3, V4 (categories for specialist visits) and with 6 actions: A1 = No reimbursement A2 = Reimburse 33% A3 = Reimburse 50% A4 = Reimburse 66% A5 = Reimburse 70% A6 = Reimburse 90% What is the MINIMUM number of test cases to cover the full decision table?

Answer :
  • 16

A company offering house insurance policies has several policy options. They depend on the following factors: Building type: house, semi-detached, apartment building, cottage Material: wood, concrete, brick, mixed Location: city, suburb, countryside, wilderness You are testing the system and using the pairwise technique for creating test cases. Using the pairwise technique, how many test cases are required to achieve coverage?

Answer :
  • 16

Which of the following statements BEST explains experience-based testing?

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  • If the testers are experienced and have good knowledge of the system under test, experience-based techniques are a viable alternative to more formal techniques if there are problems with the quality of the documentation or if the project is under a tight

You work for a project which uses an Agile approach in the telecommunications branch. The application develops a new interface to allow customers to modify their mobile phone plan directly via the web application. You are performing system tests and work particularly on the screen used to change the mobile phone plan. The user story you are testing is: US-34: As a customer, I want to be able to select a new mobile phone plan online so that I can change it. As part of these tests, you and the product owner invite a business expert to perform an exploratory test on this screen and indicate if they have any comments on the proposed solution. What kind of test are you performing?

Answer :
  • Functional appropriateness testing

Which of the following statements is correct regarding quality sub-characteristics and the defects they target?

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  • Functional correctness testing involves detecting incorrect handling of data or situations.

Which of the following statements is correct regarding usability testing?

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  • The usability should be verified against the requirements and validated by the real users