ISTQB-BCS Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager(CTAL-TM) Quiz Questions and Answers

Which of the following is the most likely reason a user might be included in test execution?

Answer :
  • Their application domain knowledge

Assume you are a test manager working on a project to create a programmable thermostat for home use to control central heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. This project is following a sequential lifecycle model, specifically the V-model. Your test team is following a risk- based testing strategy augmented with a reactive testing strategy during test execution to ensure that key risks missed during risk analysis are caught. Of the following statements, identify all that are true about the test plan. A. The test plan should include risk analysis early in the process. B. The test plan should list the requirements specification as an input to the risk analysis. C. The test plan should assign specific bugs to specific developers. D. The test plan should not discuss the use of reactive test techniques because such tests are not preplanned. E. The test plan should specify overall project team metrics used to determine bonuses.

Answer :
  • A AND B

During a formalized quality risk analysis session following the failure mode and effect analysis technique, you are calculating risk priorities. Which of the following are major factors in this calculation?

Answer :
  • Severity and priority

Assume you are a test manager working on a project to create a programmable thermostat for home use to control central heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. In addition to the normal HVAC control functions, the thermostat has the ability to download data to a browser-based application that runs on PCs, tablets, and smartphones for further analysis.. During quality risk analysis, you identify compatibility problems between the browser-based application and the different PC configurations that can host that application as a quality risk item with a high level of likelihood. You plan to perform compatibility testing to address this risk. Which of the following is a way in which you might monitor the effect of testing on the reduction of this risk during test execution?

Answer :
  • Analyze the number of defects found that relate to this risk item.

Which of the following is an example of a project where failure mode and effect analysis could be a good choice for risk analysis?

Answer :
  • The system under test is both complex and safety critical.

Assume you are a test manager in charge of integration testing, system testing, and acceptance testing for a bank. You are working on a project to upgrade an existing automated teller machine system to allow customers to obtain cash advances from supported credit cards. The system should allow cash advances from $20 to $500, inclusively, for all supported credit cards. The supported credit cards are American Express, Visa, Japan Credit Bureau, Eurocard, and MasterCard. During test execution, you find five defects, each reported by a different tester, that involve the same problem with cash advances, with the only difference between these reports being the credit card tested. Which of the following is an improvement to the test process that you might suggest?

Answer :
  • Have testers check for similar problems with other cards and report their findings in defect reports.

You are the manager of a bank’s quality assessment group, in charge of independent testing for banking applications. You are working on a project to implement an integrated system that will use three off-the-shelf systems to manage a bank’s accounts-receivable system. You are currently managing the execution of system integration testing. Consider the following bug open/closed or convergence chart. Which of the following interpretations of this chart provides a reason to not declare the system integration testing complete?

Answer :
  • A number of unresolved bugs remain in the backlog.

You are the manager of a bank’s quality assessment group, in charge of independent testing for banking applications. You are in charge of testing for a project to implement an integrated system that uses three off-the-shelf components to manage a bank’s accounts-receivable system. Which of the following is most likely to be a major business motivation for testing this system?

Answer :
  • Having confidence in correct customer billing

Which of the following is a risk of outsourced testing that might not apply to distributed testing?

Answer :
  • Selection of an improper test partner

You are the manager of a bank’s quality assessment group, in charge of independent testing for banking applications. You used quality risk analysis to allocate effort and prioritize your tests during test preparation. You are currently executing the system integration test. You have finished running each test case once. You are not certain how much time the project management team will allow for additional test execution because regulatory changes might require the system to be activated ahead of schedule. Based on the severity and priority of the bugs found by each test case, you have calculated weighted failure for each test case. You also know the risk priority number for each test case based on the quality risk item(s) the test case covers. Considering both the weighted failure and the risk priority number, you have reprioritized your test cases for the final days or weeks of testing. Which of the following is a benefit this reprioritization will provide?

Answer :
  • If testing is curtailed, you will have run the most important tests.