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CTAL-TA_Syll2019 ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Analyst (Syllabus 2019) Question and Answers

Question # 4

You've been tasked to measure the degree of accuracy in a mortgage rate calculation module of the software you are testing. Which type of testing are you performing?

A.

Functional correctness testing

B.

Performance efficiency testing

C.

Functional completeness testing

D.

Appropriateness recognizability testing

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Question # 5

Which of the following is an appropriate task for the Test Analyst to perform during the test execution phase?

A.

Creating a test execution schedule

B.

Creating automated tests

C.

Finalizing test data and test environments

D.

Analysing anomalies to establish their likely causes

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Question # 6

To enhance both the effectiveness and efficiency of the test design phase, the purchase of a test design tool is being considered. Which one of these statements best characterizes a test design tool?

A.

A test design tool validates models of the software.

B.

A test design tool enables tests to be executed automatic ally.

C.

A test design tool enables individual tests to be traced to requirements

D.

A test design tool generates test inputs from requirements

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Question # 7

You are a test analyst for a company that produces video games in large quantities for the consumer market. You have been assigned to ensure that the latest product meets the usability requirements

specified by your market research division and meets the expectations of your targeted audience. How might you go about determining if the product you are testing is acceptable?

A.

Conduct black-box testing to ensure that the system produced matches all written requirements documentation

B.

Use SEI/CMM modeling to ensure compliance with usability requirements

C.

Ensure adequate training for the UAT testers so they use the system as designed

D.

Incorporate SUMI to provide objective usability acceptance criteria

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Question # 8

During testing of a mobile banking application, traceability matrices are defined and maintained between test cases and user stories. This task is supported by a test management tool. Testing is expected to report on the coverage level of the implemented and tested user stories. Which of the following test types is most likely being performed?

A.

Functional correctness testing

B.

Functional appropriateness testing

C.

Functional completeness testing

D.

Interoperability testing

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Question # 9

For the use case Copy A4 to A4 for a new copier, the following scenarios were identified.

Basic scenario single-sided to single-sided.

Alternatives single-sided to double-sided, copy of a set, copy using the automatic document feeder

Errors: no paper in paper tray, paper jam, out of staples.

What is the minimum number of test cases needed to achieve the minimum acceptable level of coverage for this use case?

A.

1

B.

4

C.

5

D.

7

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Question # 10

Consider the following decision table:

This decision table has been created to test the following specification: Persons that study at a university (C1) and have parents whose total annual income is less than € 30.000 (C2), receive a scholarship In in addition to these qualifications, if they also live away from home (C3), they receive an addition to their scholarship (A2) How many cases are left when this decision table is collapsed?

A.

1

B.

2

C.

4

D.

5

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Question # 11

You are assigned to a test team to write test cases for their retail call center application. Your analysis estimates a need for approximately 2,000 test cases. Your test team consists of experienced business users, who have helped with testing on an on-going basis for several years. The application that you are assigned to test is continually being updated to meet market and customer requirements.

What is recommended in this situation?

A.

Writing low-level test cases with step by step instructions so your non-professional testers can execute the test cases without error

B.

Focusing on high-level test cases consisting mostly of guidelines of what should be tested

C.

Creating low-level test cases to minimize on-going maintenance efforts

D.

Having business users create decision tables and state transition diagrams to assist in creating step-by-step test cases

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Question # 12

You are testing an ATM based on the following use

ATM start screen is showing

1. The user inserts card

2. The user types in PIN

3 The user selects cash with receipt'

4. The user selects €50

5. The user selects no further service' Expected results

- The ATM provides €50 to the user

- The ATM returns the card and balance slip

- The ATM clears the screen

- The ATM returns to start menu

You are asked to review this use case.

You are asked to review this use case.

What is the most important information that is missing from this use case?

A.

Nothing has been defined for expected response times.

B.

The use case should also include alternative behaviour.

C.

More test cases are needed to achieve the minimum acceptable level of coverage.

D.

Expected results not clearly defined

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Question # 13

Supercar.

Supercar is an online vehicle sales website specializing in a single manufacturer's Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and saloons A vehicle has two key elements, power unit and body style The manufacturer offers three choices of power unit: petrol, electric and hybrid There are 3 main body styles Saloon, Hatchback and SUV. SUVs are available only as petrol and electric options.Hybrid is available for Hatchback only The website will allow an order to be processed if the chosen vehicle configuration is in stock, otherwise a message will be displayed asking the user to Cry again later. Based on the specification, the following classification tree has been developed:

Which test case is needed to complete the test set and achieve minimum class coverage?

A.

Power Unit: Hybrid Body Style: Saloon

B.

Power Unit: Electric Body Style: Hatchback

C.

Power Unit: Petrol Body Style: Saloon

D.

Power Unit Hybrid Body Style: Hatchback

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Question # 14

Which of the following is a capability of a test data preparation tool?

A.

It can be used to anonymize production data

B.

It can be used to create manual and automated test cases

C.

It can be used to execute and collect the results from a set of automated tests

D.

It can be used to gather information from review sessions

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Question # 15

What is main difference between user experience and usability?

A.

Usability relates to people's perceptions and responses; user experience relates to characteristics of the software product.

B.

Usability is evaluated via reviews; the user experience is evaluated via surveys

C.

User experience relates to people's perceptions and responses; usability relates to characteristics of the software product.

D.

There is no difference between user experience and usability, they are the same.

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Question # 16

You are working on a hand held product that will be used by carpet salespeople to create estimates while the salesperson is at the customer's location. The carpet installation prices are different based on how much carpet the customer will be buying. If the customer is buying enough only for a small room (less than 20 square yards) the cost to install is $5 a square yard. For a medium room (less than 40 square yards) the cost to install is $4 a square yard. For a large room (40 square yards or more) the cost to install is $2 a square yard. Two small rooms or one small room plus a set of stairs is priced at the medium room price. Two medium rooms or one medium room plus a set of stairs is priced at the large room price.

Which of the following is the smallest set of test conditions to provide minimum coverage of the boundary values?

A.

0 sq yds, 1 sq yd, 19 sq yds, 20 sq yds, 39 sq yds, 40 sq yds, max sq yds, max sq yds + 1

B.

20 sq yds, 40 sq yds

C.

No purchase, 1 sq yd, 20 sq yds, 40 sq yds, max sq yds

D.

O One small room, one medium room, one large room, one set of stairs, one large room + 1 set of stairs

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Question # 17

company in the medical domain has adopted methodical testing as its preferred test strategy Before being able to release to the market an external audit on the test process is mandatory. The test team consists of a mix of highly experienced domain-based testers and junior testers who only recently joined the company.

What is the BEST option regarding the level of detail and documentation required for test cases in the project?

A.

Low-level test cases since this will support both the external audit and the new junior testers.

B.

High-level test cases since this is consistent with the chosen test strategy

C.

Low-level test cases since it will make the process more effective and it will make the best use of the knowledge and skills of the experienced domain testers.

D.

High-level test cases since it will make the process more effective and it will make the best use of the knowledge and skills of the experienced I domain testers.

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Question # 18

Although usability is an important aspect for a new planning system, due to availability constraints, the usability evaluation shall be performed without Which of the following is a usability technique that can be applied in this situation?

A.

Usability review, e.g., heuristic evaluation

B.

Usability prototyping

C.

Usability survey

D.

Usability lab sessions

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Question # 19

Consider the following user story: As a student, I want to be able to buy a parking pass (priority: high) Acceptance criteria

- The student will not receive the parking pass if the payment is insufficient.

- Only registered students can buy a parking pass.

- The student can only buy one parking pass each month.

Which of the following checklist items would result in finding a defect for the user story?

A.

Are the acceptance criteria defined and testable?

B.

Does the story follow the commonly used format "As a < >, I want < > so that < >"?

C.

Is the story prioritized?

D.

Is the story written from the view of the person who requested it?

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Question # 20

You have been assigned to test an application that allows users to conduct banking online. You have been asked to verify the various installation environments for the product. According to the specification the product supports four browsers (Edge, Chrome, FireFox, and Safari), three operating systems (Windows, Mac, Unix), and four languages (English, Spanish, French, German). As you are reviewing the specifications you realize that the actual operating system names and versions were not included, only the major category. From this, you conclude that if you pick one from each of these sets (for example, select Windows 10 for the Windows OS), that testing should be sufficient.

You have determined that some of these combinations are not interesting and should be excluded from the test sets. For example, you are not interested in testing Safari with Unix in German.

Which of the combinatorial testing techniques would be the best choice when you want to exclude certain combinations?

A.

Pairwise testing

B.

Orthogonal arrays

C.

Cause/effect diagrams

D.

Classification trees

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Question # 21

What is the MOST important reason why test conditions should be understandable by business stakeholders?

A.

They should be able to review the test conditions and provide feedback to the Test Analyst

B.

They should be able to use them as a basis for designing test cases.

C.

They should be able to use them to establish traceability to requirements

D.

Test documentation should always be understandable by all stakeholders.

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Question # 22

You have been informed by your Test Manager that the next project you will be working on as a Test Analyst will be using an iterative model rather than the V-model your projects normally employ. What might be an adjustment you and your test team might expect to make?

A.

More complete requirements at the beginning of the first test phase

B.

A reduced set of standard test processes for each iteration

C.

Less stringent quality goals

D.

Not as close of a working relationship with developers

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Question # 23

A Test Analyst is investigating what should be tested for interoperability between two systems. In addition to looking at the information exchange between the systems, what else should be

identified for testing?

A.

The information exchange between the systems and the users

B.

The information exchange between each system and its environment

C.

The information exchange between the business analyst and the end user

D.

The information exchange between the test automation and the test management system

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Question # 24

You are building tests using the classification tree below. You have been told that pairwise testing would be a good approach to this problem. When you apply the pairwise testing technique what would be the expected effect on the number of test cases?

A.

Pairwise testing will require fewer test cases than exhaustive testing

B.

Pairwise testing will have no effect on the number of test cases

C.

Pairwise testing would not be applicable for this problem

D.

Pairwise testing would not be possible because equivalence partitions have not been defined

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