SKILL BENCHMARK

Software Testing Foundation 2018: Software Testing Foundation Proficiency

  • 28m
  • 28 questions
The Software Testing Foundation Proficiency benchmark measures your knowledge of aspects of test management such as test monitoring, control, configuration management, risk management, and defect management. You will be evaluated on your skills and recognition of test tools, considerations, classifications, and effective use, as well as the benefits and risks of test automation. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills to recognize various aspects of test management and the pros and cons of test tools.

Topics covered

  • describe how defects found during testing are logged
  • describe how test monitoring is applied to effectively control the test process
  • describe the benefits of test automation
  • describe the metrics collected during testing activities
  • describe the objectives of defect reporting
  • describe the risk associated with a project
  • describe the risk associated with a work product
  • describe the risks associated with test automation
  • identify success factors related to evaluating, implementing, deploying, and supporting test tools
  • identify test items associated with testing a component or system
  • identify testware that is associated with testing a component or system
  • identify the main principles involved in the selection of test tools
  • identify the objectives for using pilot projects to introduce new testing tools
  • identify tools for managing tests and testware
  • identify tools for performance measurement and dynamic analysis
  • identify tools for special testing requirements
  • identify tools for static testing
  • identify tools for test design and test implementation
  • identify tools for test execution and logging
  • recognize how the likelihood and impact of a negative event defines the risk level
  • recognize how the results of product risk analysis may influence the testing process
  • recognize special considerations associated with test execution tools
  • recognize special considerations associated with test management tools
  • recognize that tools are used to support specific testing activities
  • recognize the contents of defect reports
  • recognize the contextual purpose of test tools
  • recognize the importance of configuration management to the integrity of testing
  • recognize the purpose and content of test reports and how reports are tailored to the audience

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