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Certified Tester Advanced Level Test Manager (CTAL-TM) Questions and Answers

Question 1

Which of the following can demotivate a tester? [1]

Options:

A.

Receiving direct and honest feedback on areas to improve

B.

Working extra hours, resulting in a successful product deployment

C.

When metrics indicate weaknesses in their testing

D.

When testing is cut short, resulting in a high number of production defects

Question 2

You are responsible for porting a performance testing tool to a new operating system. You are at what stage in the tool's lifecycle? [1]

Options:

A.

Acquisition

B.

Support and Maintenance

C.

Evolution

D.

Retirement

Question 3

Which testing metric identifies defect density? [1]

Options:

A.

Project

B.

Product

C.

Process

D.

People

Question 4

You are the Test Manager for a critical system and are using a risk-based approach for this project.

Which of the following would most clearly convey the current status to project stakeholders? [3]

Options:

A.

A scatter chart showing test execution status

B.

A Pareto graph showing requirements coverage

C.

A pie chart showing residual risk

D.

A bar graph showing defect density

Question 5

You are the Test Manager of a four-person test team working for a small distribution company with a single warehouse. Your team has been working with a third party development team on a new

inventory management system. The company expects this system to generate approximately one million dollars per annum in profits for the company. Early in the project, various risks were

identified, and steps taken to mitigate those risks.

For example, you sent your test team for training on the new system, and upgraded the test environment. There are still some lingering risks that have not been addressed, but they have been

determined to have a low chance of occurring, with minimal impact if they do occur.

What would be the best option to mitigate these remaining risks? [3]

Options:

A.

Note the risks, and ignore them for now.

B.

Redo the project test plan to add additional testing for these risk items.

C.

Contract with the Risk Protection Insurance company to assume these risks at a cost of $500,000 per annum.

D.

Create a cross-functional team to work to reduce the impact and likelihood of these risks coming to fruition.

Question 6

Your Project Manager has challenged you to come up with a process improvement strategy using the IDEAL model.

Which step within the process defines the success criteria? [2]

Options:

A.

Entrance

B.

Analysis

C.

Diagnosing

D.

Initiation

Question 7

Which of the following is a typical use of risk analysis? [1]

Options:

A.

Identifying the appropriate depth of testing for each identified risk

B.

Deciding what personnel should be assigned to which tests

C.

Determining the design of the tests used to mitigate each identified risk

D.

Forecasting the product delivery date

Question 8

You have been carefully monitoring the progress of testing for your project. You have been using the established traceability to verify that the requirements and test

conditions are being adequately addressed. The test team is proceeding well in their test case execution and you can see that you are achieving about 80% coverage of

the test conditions per the traceability mapping in your test management system. You have seen a number of defects being logged against test conditions that are failing,

but you do not see a mapping of the test cases to those conditions.

What is likely to be occurring in the testing area that is causing the traceability to break down? [2]

Options:

A.

The test cases are mapped to the test strategy and are bypassing the test conditions.

B.

The testers are running exploratory tests that are not mapped to the test conditions.

C.

The testers are executing the wrong tests.

D.

The testers are not updating the test execution information in the test management system.

Question 9

You are testing a new product that will turn on the windshield wipers of a car when the sensorsdetect there is moisture on the windshield. Depending on the information

returned from the sensors, the wipers will be turned on at one of the following speeds: slow intermittent, medium intermittent, fast intermittent, slow constant, medium

constant, fast constant. Your team has identified the following test condition:

Test Condition 1.1.1 - Verify that the windshield wipers can go from slow constant to fast constant speed when the amount of moisture increases appropriately.

Your team has defined the following steps for a test case for this test condition:

1. Set the moisture sensor to request slow constant

2. Increase the moisture to set the sensor to request fast constant

3. Verify that the wipers respond with fast constant speed

Given this information, which of the following statements is correct? [2]

Options:

A.

This test case is traceable to the test condition and provides 100% requirements coverage of the defined test condition.

B.

There is not enough information in the test condition to define a test case.

C.

This test case is not traceable to the test condition.

D.

The test case is traceable to the test condition and provides 100% statement coverage of the defined test condition.

Question 10

The test team is using a distributed model for testing.

What is the primary factor you should consider with this model? [1]

Options:

A.

Alignment of methodologies

B.

Co-location of test team

C.

Provision of growth opportunities for the individual testers

D.

Planned vs. actual hours

Question 11

While mining the defect database for patterns of problems in the last release, a Test Manager notices that many of the most damaging failures were caused by defects

injected during the low-level design phase.

Which of the following actions will likely give this project the most effective solution to this problem? [3]

Options:

A.

Increased static analysis during the implementation phase

B.

Mandatory reviews of all important design work products

C.

Formal inspections of the code modules affected by the last release

D.

Increased white-box coverage during system testing

Question 12

Your testing team has just received the test conditions for a new project. You are conducting Test Design activities for this project. Your team feels that it would be beneficial to create high-level test cases.

What should they do concurrently with creating these test cases? [2]

Options:

A.

Create the test plan.

B.

Create the test automation scripts.

C.

Create the test summary report for the test cases you are creating.

D.

Create the traceability between the test cases and the requirements.

Question 13

You are reviewing the project's traceability matrix after the first cycle of testing. You have discovered that new requirements have been introduced and others have

changed.

What should you do? [2]

Options:

A.

Assign the new requirements to a maintenance release, update the test documentation for the changed requirements.

B.

Ask for more time and budget for testing.

C.

Update the "lessons learned" document to avoid future issues similar to this.

D.

Re-assess the test coverage.

Question 14

When closing out a defect report, which of the following developer commentaries is most likely to motivate a tester? [1]

Options:

A.

Rejected - system is functioning as designed

B.

Fixed - minor usability issue, wasn't worth the time to fix it

C.

Fixed - error in build caused compatibility issues

D.

Rejected - would take too long to fix

Question 15

What is the primary use for the traceability information regarding the relationship between test results and test conditions during test execution? [2]

Options:

A.

The Test Manager uses this information to control the test execution effort.

B.

The development manager uses this information to determine how many developer resources to allocate to defect repair.

C.

The project manager uses this information to determine if the project is on schedule.

D.

The tester uses this information to determine which test should be run next.

Question 16

Mary is an external IT auditor. She is conducting a review of the system-level testing done by Greg's functional testing team.

Which of the following items from Mary's assessment summary should concern Greg the most? [2]

Options:

A.

All the Business requirements could be traced to Test Objectives. However there was no tracing from the Business Requirements to the project's test

schedule.

B.

Some of the Test Objectives could only be mapped back to a single Business Requirement.

C.

A few of the Test Objectives did not have any Test Conditions assigned to them.

D.

There were Test Conditions which didn't tie back to any Business Requirement.

Question 17

During what step of the Fundamental Test Process should you define the methods to be used to collect test metrics? [1]

Options:

A.

Analysis

B.

Planning

C.

Closure

D.

Execution

Question 18

Which of the following software characteristics are possibly revealed through the application of a open source static analysis tool? [1]

Options:

A.

Coding standard violations

B.

Memory leaks

C.

Concurrency thresholds

D.

Timing dependencies

Question 19

You have directed one of your testers to construct a "smoke test" to execute against new builds prior to starting formal testing. This is an example of which software development lifecycle activity?

[1]

Options:

A.

Project management

B.

Software development and maintenance

C.

Change and configuration management

D.

Technical support

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