Foundations of Software Testing: ISTQB Certification

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Cengage Learning, 2012 - Computers - 242 pages
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Now in its third edition, Foundations of Software Testing: ISTQB Certification is the essential guide to software testing and to the ISTQB Foundation qualification. Completely updated to comprehensively reflect the most recent changes to the ISTQB Foundation Syllabus, the book adopts a practical, hands-on approach, covering the fundamental topics that every system and software tester should know. The authors are themselves developers of the ISTQB syllabus and are highly respected international authorities, teachers and authors within the field of software testing.

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User Review  - Mindaugas - Goodreads

The book is quite hard to grasp, a lot of new terminology with tons of explanations, which are either ambiguous or not understandable at least for beginner level in test and test management. I miss better explanations with exact examples. Read full review

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User Review  - Luc - Goodreads

will come handy as a reference for the foundation level exam but more experienced QA professionals probably know a lot of this book's material just from everyday exposure to QA tasks Read full review

About the author (2012)

With over thirty years of software and systems engineering experience, Rex Black is president of RBCS (, a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing. For twenty years, RBCS has delivered consulting, outsourcing, and training services in the areas of software, hardware, and systems testing and quality. Employing the industry's most experienced and recognized consultants, RBCS conducts product testing, builds and improves testing groups, and provides testing staff for hundreds of clients worldwide. Ranging from Fortune 20 companies to start-ups, RBCS clients save time and money through higher quality, improved product development, decreased tech support calls, improved reputation, and more. As the leader of RBCS, Rex is the most prolific author practicing in the field of software testing today. His first book, "Managing the Testing Process", has sold over 100,000 copies around the world, including Japanese, Chinese, and Indian releases, and is now in its third edition. His eleven other books on testing, "Advanced Software Testing: Volumes I, II, and III, Critical Testing Processes, Foundations of Software Testing, Pragmatic Software Testing, Fundamentos de Pruebas de Software, Testing Metrics, Improving the Testing Process, Improving the Software Process, and The Expert Test Manager" have sold tens of thousands of copies, including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indian, and Russian editions. He has written over fifty articles, presented hundreds of papers, workshops, and seminars, and given about seventy-five keynote and other speeches at conferences and events around the world. Rex is the past President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board and the American Software Testing Qualifications Board.

Erik van Veenendaal is the founder of Improve Quality Services B.V. and is a leading international test consultant and trainer based in Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles.

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