Software Testing Foundation (CTFL 4.0) Mastery (Expert Level)

  • 30m
  • 30 questions
The Software Testing Foundation (CTFL 4.0) Mastery (Expert Level) benchmark evaluates your knowledge of aspects of test management related to test monitoring and control, as well as configuration, risk, and defect management. You will be assessed on your understanding of support test tools, recognition of test tool considerations, classifications, and effective use, and the benefits and risks of test automation. Learners scoring high on this benchmark demonstrate an understanding of test management concepts such as test monitoring and control, software testing risk and defect management, and software testing support tools.

Topics covered

  • describe how product risk analysis can be used to influence the scope of software testing
  • describe how product risk analysis is performed and documented
  • describe the objectives of defect reporting
  • describe the purpose of product risk monitoring
  • describe the risk associated with a project
  • describe the risk associated with a work product
  • identify the items that are part of configuration management
  • identify the methods for communicating test status updates and progress
  • identify the metrics collected during testing activities
  • identify tools for managing tests and testware
  • identify tools for performance measurement and dynamic analysis
  • identify tools for supporting scalability and deployment standardization such as virtual machines and containerization tools
  • identify tools that allow the tester to perform non-functional testing that is difficult or impossible to perform manually
  • identify tools that can be used for collaboration during software testing
  • identify tools that facilitate generation of test cases, test data, and test procedures
  • identify tools to facilitate automated test execution and coverage measurement
  • outline how configuration management is handled in the DevOps process
  • outline how test monitoring is applied to effectively control the test process
  • outline the contents of test completion reports
  • outline the contents of test progress reports
  • outline the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in defect management
  • outline the techniques used for product risk control, such as risk mitigation and risk monitoring
  • outline the use of tools for supporting the DevOps delivery pipeline, workflow tracking, automated build process(es), and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD)
  • provide an overview of how a test completion collects data from completed test activities
  • provide an overview of the contents of defect reports
  • provide an overview of the purpose of product risk mitigation
  • recognize the importance of configuration management to the integrity of testing
  • recognize the purpose of test monitoring
  • recognize the risks associated with test automation
  • use the TestRail test management tool to track defects