ISTQB Agile Tester Certification Sample Exam
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This ISTQB Agile Tester Certification Sample Exam contains questions to test your knowledge of Agile Testing. The questions are related to the Agile Tester Certification Syllabus.
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- Question 1 of 40
The Agile Manifesto has 4 statements of values. Match the agile value (1-4) with its traditional counterpart (i-iv).
1) Customer collaboration over i) Processes and tools
2) Responding to change over ii) Following a plan
3) Individuals and interactions over iii) Contract negotiation
4) Working software over iv) Comprehensive documentationCorrectIncorrect
- Question 2 of 40
Which of the following statements best reflects one of the values of the Agile Manifesto?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 3 of 40
Which TWO activities below best represent responsibilities that are consistent with agile development’s Whole Team approach?
Select TWO options.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 4 of 40
Which of the following is an advantage of having the whole team responsible for quality?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 5 of 40
Which TWO of the following statements are true?
1) Early feedback gives the developers more time to develop new system features because they spend less time reworking features expected in a given iteration.
2) Early feedback enables agile teams to deliver features with the highest business value first, because the customer maintains focus on features with the highest system value.
3) Early feedback reduces costs because it decreases the amount of time needed for system testing.
4) Early feedback makes it more likely that the system built is what the customer wanted because they are given the opportunity to make changes throughout the iteration.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 6 of 40
Which of the following is a benefit of the agile process promoting early and frequent feedback?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 7 of 40
Match the following agile software development approaches on the top with their corresponding descriptions on the bottom.
1) Extreme Programming
I. Embraces 5 values to guide development: Communication, Simplicity, Feedback, Courage, and Respect
II. Divides the project into short iterations called sprints.
III. Optimizes the ‘flow’ of work in a value-added chain.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 8 of 40
During an iteration planning meeting, the team is sharing their thoughts about a user story. The product owner advises that the customer should have one screen to enter information.
The developer explains that there are technical limitations for the feature, due to the amount of information needed to be captured on the screen. Another developer says that there are risks about performance as the information will be stored in an external offsite database.
Which of the following would best represent a tester’s contribution to this discussion?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 9 of 40
Which of the following BEST describes a tester participating in a retrospective meeting?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 10 of 40
Which of the following items should NOT be raised during a retrospective meeting?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 11 of 40
Which of the following is NOT a principle of continuous integration?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 12 of 40
Which of the following activities would a tester do during release planning?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 13 of 40
What is the most appropriate explanation of a ‘user story’?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 14 of 40
Which of the following test activities is typically done during agile projects, but is not as common on traditional projects?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 15 of 40
Consider the following activities:
i. Strict enforcement of system test level entry and exit criteria.
ii. Collaboration between tester, developer, and business stakeholders to define acceptance criteria.
iii. Functional verification testing of user stories developed in the previous iteration.
Which of the following combination of these activities should occur in an agile project?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 16 of 40
Which TWO of the following statements are true on agile projects?
Select TWO options.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 17 of 40
Which of the following statements about independent testing on agile projects is FALSE?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 18 of 40
In an agile project, which of the following would best denote product quality at the end of iteration 6 of a new system release consisting of 8 iterations?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 19 of 40
Which of the following is best at showing the team’s progress against estimates?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 20 of 40
The business advises during iteration 5 planning that they require changes to the system delivered in iteration 3. Of the following activities, which would need to be done first to minimize the introduction of regression risk when this feature is changed?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 21 of 40
Which TWO of the following are reasons why automation is essential within agile projects?
i. So that teams maintain or increase their velocity
ii. To prevent the test team from becoming bored with manual, repetitive tasks
iii. To retest all test cases from previous iterations
iv. To eliminate regression in the product due to high code churn
v. To ensure that code changes do not break the software buildCorrectIncorrect
- Question 22 of 40
In agile projects there is more need for testers to understand and develop test automation scripts than in traditional projects. Of the following, which are the TWO reasons why this is a necessary skill on agile projects?
i. Requirements change daily and have to be regression tested. This rapid change requires automated tests because manual testing is too slow.
ii. The tests should generate feedback on product quality as early as possible. So all acceptance tests should be executed in each iteration, ideally as modifications are made. In practice that can only be realized by automated tests.
iii. Test-First and Continuous Integration Practice require that the regression test suite is executed whenever changed code is checked-in. In practice that can only be realized by automated tests.
iv. Iterations or sprints are of fixed length. The team has to guarantee that all tests can be completely executed at the last day of each iteration/sprint. In practice, that can only be realized by automated tests.
v. Agile projects rely on unit testing rather than on systems testing. Since unit tests cannot be executed manually, all tests have to be automated tests.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 23 of 40
Which tasks are typically expected of a tester on an agile project?
i. decide on user acceptance
ii. design, create and execute appropriate tests
iii. schedule defect reports for analysis
iv. automate and maintain tests
v. improve program logic by pair programmingCorrectIncorrect
- Question 24 of 40
Which of the following is NOT a typical task performed by the tester within an agile team?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 25 of 40
The term “burndown” refers to which of the following?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 26 of 40
Which of the following statements about Test Driven Development (TDD) is FALSE?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 27 of 40
What does the term ‘Test Pyramid’ refer to and illustrate situations for?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 28 of 40
Which of the following demonstrates effective use of the testing quadrant?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 29 of 40
Given the following user stories:
“As a bank teller, I can easily navigate through the system menu and links, and find the information I am looking for”
“For all users, the system must display all queries in less than 2 seconds, 90% of the time”
And the associated test cases:
TC1: Login as bank teller. Enter customer ID. Verify that the customer transaction history is easy to find, and that navigating through the menus is intuitive.
TC2: Login as bank teller: Enter customer Name. Verify that the customer accounts are easy to find and that navigating through the menus is intuitive.
TC3: Simulate expected traffic on system and validate the time for customer transaction history to display is less than 2 seconds.
Which TWO test quadrants would the above test cases be part of?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 30 of 40
At the beginning of the 5th iteration of a project, a new requirement was introduced to support a new type of browser. The tester realizes that the existing test automation framework and scripts will not support the new type of browser. What is the best course of action for the tester on this team to take?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 31 of 40
Given the following results from a product risk analysis that occurred at the beginning of an iteration:
• User story 1 (Performance): likelihood: high, impact: high
• User story 2 (Security): likelihood: high, impact: high
• User story 3 (Functional): likelihood: medium, impact: high
• User story 4 (Functional): likelihood: high, impact: medium
• User story 5 (Compatibility):likelihood: low, impact: low
• User story 6 (Recoverability): likelihood: low, impact: low
Which TWO of the following describes best what the team should do with this information?
Select TWO options.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 32 of 40
Given the following user story: “As the president, any data I upload should not be viewable by any other user of the system”
During the first poker planning session, the following story points were given based on risk, effort, complexity, and proper extent of testing:
What is the best outcome following this planning session?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 33 of 40
An agile team is assigned to a project to update an existing medical device to newer technologies.
Since the last release of the existing medical device, a new version of the medical device standard has been released. User access to the device is changing and will be documented in user stories.
Based on this information, and in addition to the user stories, which of the following would best provide relevant information to support your testing activities?
i. Updated version of standards document for medical system.
ii. Existing defects or typical defect areas in existing system.
iii. Obsolete user access test cases and results for existing application.
iv. Performance metrics for existing application.
v. Defects logged during other similar conversion projects for medical devicesCorrectIncorrect
- Question 34 of 40
Which alternative is the BEST description of when to stop testing (release criteria) in an agile project?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 35 of 40
Which TWO of the following are examples of testable acceptance criteria for test related activities?
Select TWO options.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 36 of 40
Given the following User Story: “As a bank teller, I would like to be able to view all of my customer’s bank transactions on the screen, so I can answer his/her questions”.
Which of the following can be considered as relevant acceptance test cases?
i. Login as a bank teller, get the customer’s account balance for all open accounts.
ii. Login as a bank teller, enter a customer account ID, get his transactions history on the screen
iii. Login as a bank teller, request customer account ID by using name abbreviations, and get his transaction history on the screen
iv. Login as a bank teller, enter a customer IBAN (international bank account number), get his transaction history on the screen
v. Login as a Bank Teller, enter a customer Account ID, get the Transactions history in less than 3 seconds on screen.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 37 of 40
Given the following user story: “An online application charges customers to ship purchased items, based on the following criteria:
• Standard shipping costs for under 6 items
• Shipping is $5 for 6-10 items.
• Shipping is free for more than 10 items.
Which of the following is the best black box test design technique for the user story?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 38 of 40
Your manager would like to introduce exploratory testing to your agile team. He has received the following suggestions on how to proceed from previous colleagues:
i. User stories are assigned to testers who are completely new to the user story. There is allotted 120 minutes allocated to complete exploratory testing on the user story. Testers do not need to document tests, or test results, but do need to log defects if any are encountered.
ii. User stories are assigned to testers who have already completed risk based testing on the same areas. There is allotted 120 minutes allocated to complete exploratory testing for this user story. The team expects at the end of the 120 minutes to have a list of test ideas, including data and actors, results and issues encountered, and list of defects to be logged in the defect
iii. A user story is assigned to business representative. The business representative is told to use the system like the customer would on a day-to-day basis. If issues are encountered, the
business representative is told to inform the tester, so that they can prioritize and log the defect.
iv. A user story is assigned to a tester for exploratory testing. Tester is told to learn the functionality of the user story, to make sure the functionality is correct and to include negative testing. There is no set deadline for this exploratory testing to be complete; it depends on what is found by the tester. Documentation is not necessary, but defects need to be logged in defect tracking tool.
Your manager presents you with his conclusions about how best to introduce exploratory testing to an agile team.
Which one of your manager’s conclusions is correct?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 39 of 40
Which of the following is one of the purposes of an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool on an agile project?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 40 of 40
Which of the following statements is FALSE with respect to exploratory testing?CorrectIncorrect
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