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ISTQB Agile Foundation
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November 2016

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Record it and put an item in the backlog for consideration by the team b. Update the requirements document and require customer sign-off before implementing any changes 2 . Continuous integration c. It helps determine where overtime will be required to keep the project on schedule #5 Which of the following is an example of a practice that provides early feedback to the developers? a. The developers b.#1 Which of the following is the correct pairing according to the Agile Manifesto statement of values? a. User acceptance testing b. It is one of the value statements b. Individuals and Interactions over Contract Negotiation c. It forces the team to be co-located d. The product owner d. Individuals and Interactions over Customer Collaboration #2 The statement “Working software is the primary measure of progress” is found where in the Agile process description? a. The entire team #4 What is the purpose of a daily stand-up meeting? a. Changing requirements #6 When the customer in an Agile project provides feedback indicating that a piece of functionality was not implemented correctly. The testers c. It is a description of an Agile methodology d. It provides a way for each member to communicate progress and problems c. Individuals and Interactions over Working Software b. who is responsible for quality? a. It is a part of the XP methodology #3 In an Agile team. Write a defect report and address the issue when the backlog has been cleared d. It is one of the twelve principles c. It provides team building by encouraging everyone to stand up together for a quick exercise session b. what should the Agile team do with this information? a. Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools d. Stand-up meetings d. Stop all planned development and implement the change for the customer c.

Only the developers b. Value c. Which INVEST item is missing from this story and would need additional elaboration? a. Testability d. I want to register my dog online. Kanban c. who should provide input into the testing activities on the project? a. If the team tries to implement too many improvements it may disrupt their ability to produce at a sustained pace c. If the team tries to implement too many improvements. If the team tries to implement too many improvements it may set a management expectation of radical change with each iteration d. such as development or testing.#7 In which Agile approach is simplicity one of the stated values used to guide development? a. Everyone on the team 3 . Only the testers c. Task Board b. Everyone but the testers d. Kanban c. Scrum d. Scrum d. what type of Agile approach are you following? a. XP #9 You are reviewing the following story with the business and product owners: As a dog owner. they may feel defeated and lose motivation b. The 3C Concept #10 Why is it important for a team to implement only a few improvements in an iteration? a. XP b. If the team tries to implement too many improvements they may lose sight of the definition of “done” #11 In a retrospective meeting. Security b. TDD #8 If you are using a board to show the various stations of activities. so I can quickly complete this legal requirement of dog ownership. You want to implement the INVEST technique during this review.

Iteration. Stories c. which organizational structure would be most effective? a. Unit and regression testing c. Code #15 In an Agile project. then release c. At the end of an epic #16 What does it mean when a feature is classified as “done”? a. It has been developed. In most Agile projects only one type of planning is done. Iterations d. It has been developed. The Agile team has independent testers who join the team at the end of the sprint c. At the end of an iteration d. It has been developed and integrated c. It has been developed b. Release. integration. which of the following is usually checked into a configuration management system? a.#12 What types of automated testing activities are included in the continuous integration process? a. either release or iteration #14 In an Agile project. then iteration b. tested and released to production #17 If your Agile team has an on-going need for specialized testers to conduct performance testing. and system testing #13 What is the proper order of planning? a. when is software first expected to be delivered that will provide value to the customer? a. The testing is outsourced to an external company with performance test expertise 4 . The Agile team has people who have been designated as the testers for a sprint or set of sprints b. Unit. Unit only b. At the end of the project b. Both occur at the same time d. integrated. At the end of a release c. Epics b. integrated and tested d. Unit and integration testing d. A separate and independent test team furnishes testers to the Agile projects/teams as needed based on the skills required d.

During UAT as a replacement for testing by the business users d. The amount of work still to be done against the time allocated #20 What does a task board show? a. It will be owned by the developer who writes the associated code #22 When should automated acceptance tests be run? a. Only when the full release is complete #23 Which of the following is a tester skill that is more important in an Agile environment than in a sequential lifecycle environment? a. The independent tester may have relationship issues with the Agile team that is accustomed to working together d. The progression of the tasks selected for an iteration d. It will be automated and will require only minimal maintenance c. Test case preparation 5 . Return on investment c. It will not change b. The number of tasks still to be done against the time allocated #21 Which of the following is a reasonable expectation for a test case during it’s life? a. It will evolve with the software d. Tasks completed against the budget spent b. Before code is checked into the build b. Performance testing d. Return on investment c. How quickly activities move between stations d. The independent tester is able to rely on the testing performed by the developers c.#18 What is a benefit of tester independence in an Agile project? a. Manual testing c. The independent tester can provide project management skills as well as testing for the project #19 What does a burndown chart measure? a. The independent tester is able to provide an objective evaluation of the quality of the product being tested b. As often as the continuous integration full system build is created c. Collaboration b. Schedule time against expected budget b.

who is responsible for ensuring the proper use of the tool? a. what type of development is being done? a. Business-driven #28 In the test pyramid. Q3 d. To suggest process improvements #25 If an Agile team is using testing tools such as a test management tool. Q2 c. Integration test-driven c. Q4 6 . System c. The development manager c. The tester d. Behavior-driven development d. Integration d. what type of development framework should be used? a. To report defects b. Acceptance b. Behavior-driven d. Test-driven b. Test-driven development b. To select the testing tools d. which level has the largest number of tests? a.#24 What is an important job for the Agile tester during the release and iteration planning sessions? a. Acceptance test-driven development c. The scrum master b. Q1 b. To ensure the appropriate testing tasks are scheduled c. Unit #29 Which testing quadrant is associated with user acceptance tests? a. Developer-driven development #27 If it is particularly important for the business users to understand the tests that are being used to verify the proper implementation of the code. The configuration manager #26 If the developer adds a test that captures his concept of the desired functionality of the code and then develops the code to pass that test.

the implementation is up to the discretion of the developer b. particularly around the creation of test data. Write a defect report for the first instance since that message should have more information for the user c. The impact is medium because the user should expect this type of behavior. Given this information. The likelihood is medium because the problem will be intermittent. What should you do? a. At this point. they are given the message “Invalid input” in a red font whereas when they enter an invalid phone number they are given the message “The phone number you have entered is not in a valid format. d. Request a meeting with the developers to discuss the consistency problems and help guide the discussion to determine the error message standards for the project d. The impact is high because the user will lose their data. 1 b. Since the stories do not specify the error message text or format.#30 Which quadrant is primarily associated with supporting the developers? a. Please enter the phone number as (xxx) xxx-xxxx” in a blue font. b. When the application loses connectivity with the web server. c. The stories do not specify how the error messages should appear. The impact is low because the user can retype their information. For example. You also don’t know how you will test the interfaces between this story and the existing code. The likelihood depends on how often connectivity will be lost. you don’t know if you’ll be able to use existing data or will have to create your own. #33 You have been asked to estimate the story points for a particular story using the Fibonacci sequence. The likelihood is high because the original data is lost. 18 7 . Nothing. Q4 #31 You are a tester in a Scrum team. You have reviewed the story. when the user enters an invalid address in one part of the application. You have been testing the product for several iterations and you are noticing that the error message format and text are inconsistent. 5 c. 13 d. What is a reasonable assessment of this risk? a. Q3 d. Q1 b. the user is not informed of the problem and all information entered after that point is lost. The impact is high because the user will not understand what is happening and will likely call the helpdesk. what would be the proper value to assign in story points? a. but it seems to indicate a significant amount of work and a number of unknowns. Appeal to the scrum master to intervene and instruct the developers to use a standard error message template that will force a consistent font and color for all error messages of this type #32 You have identified a usability risk with the mobile application you are currently testing. The likelihood is low because the network connectivity is reliable and unlikely to have any issues. Q2 c.

It provides a realistic use case for the software c. What should you do now? a. It defines the business rules that must be implemented d.” You have also been given the following acceptance criteria: 1. existing documentation on acceptable performance and talk with the business users to determine the performance requirements #35 Why is a user’s knowledge of the business procedures. One of these states “All windows must conform to the corporate approved color scheme”. Set the temperature > 85 degrees and verify that the temperature is increased accordingly c. processes and constraints important when defining acceptance criteria for stories? a. The water should turn on when the temperature is > 85 degrees and the moisture content of the soil changes from “normal” to “dry”. Set the soil moisture level to “wet”. 2. I want to have an automated watering system. The water should be dispersed for 5 minutes at the rate of 0. Because it is used to ensure the efficiency of the developed code d. if it is indeed a problem. Review similar products. In what way does this statement help improve the testability of the story? a. You have checked the acceptance criteria for the story and nothing is mentioned regarding performance requirements. Which of the following is the first test case that should be written for the acceptance-test driven implementation? a. Stop testing and require that the business owners define specific performance testing requirements in the acceptance criteria c. Set the temperature to > 85 degrees and the moisture to “dry” and verify that water is dispersed 8 . Because it is needed to understand all the external interfaces of the software #36 You are reviewing the acceptance criteria for a story. It explains the functional behavior that the software must supply b. Because it helps define the security required in the final product b. so that my plants won’t die. then increase the heat and verify that the moisture level changes to “normal” and then to “dry” and then to “parched” b. when they do user acceptance testing d. Write a defect report and leave it to the developers to figure out how to make it faster b. Because it is needed to define the business rules that must be supported by the product c.5 ounces per minute. It supplies a constraint for the solution #37 You have been given the following story: “As a plant lover who travels frequently.#34 You are testing a story for a mobile banking application and you have noticed that the response time seems slow. Continue testing with the assumption that the product owners will identify the problem. Set the temperature to < 85 degrees and the moisture to “dry” and verify that no water is dispersed d.

Temperature at 85 and 86. rate at 0. Which one of the following provides the proper values to use to achieve 100% two-value boundary value analysis coverage with the minimum number of test cases? a. Temperature at 85 and 86. The water should be dispersed for 5 minutes at the rate of 0. I want to have an automated watering system. water disbursement for 5 minutes and 4 minutes 59 seconds. To support black-box testing b. The water should be dispersed for 5 minutes at the rate of 0. rate at 0. moisture at “dry” and “normal”. The water should turn on when the temperature is > 85 degrees and the moisture content of the soil changes from “normal” to “dry”.6 d.5 and 0. 2. How does the software transition from the “normal” to “dry” state? d.5 ounces per minute Which of the following is a question that would be most appropriate to ask when preparing to conduct exploratory testing? a. so that my plants won’t die. I want to have an automated watering system.5 ounces per minute.” You have also been given the following acceptance criteria: 1. To provide a basis for structured reviews of the requirements c. moisture at “dry” and “normal” b.#38 You have been given the following story: “As a plant lover who travels frequently. moisture at “dry” and “normal” #39 You have been given the following story: “As a plant lover who travels frequently. so that my plants won’t die. The water should turn on when the temperature is > 85 degrees and the moisture content of the soil changes from “normal” to “dry”. To track the tasks of the team 9 . How many of these systems will run concurrently getting data from the same temperature controller? b. To support the daily build and deployment of software d.4 c. Temperature at 85 and 86.5 and 0. What can be done with the software that might cause it to fail or act in an unexpected way? #40 What is the purpose of continuous integration tools? a. moisture at “dry” and “normal”. Which equivalence partitions and boundary values should be tested? c. Temperature at 85 and 84. 2.” You have also been given the following acceptance criteria: 1. water disbursement for 5 minutes and 5 minutes 1 second.