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Monday, 15 July 2013

An ISTQB ISEB Foundation Guide Second Edition Book by Brian Hambling

Software Testing: An ISTQB ISEB Foundation Guide Second Edition Book by Brian Hambling

 Book Description:
This practical guide provides insight into software testing, explaining the basic steps of the process and how to perform effective tests. It provides an overview of different techniques, both dynamic and static. The book is ideal for those with a little experience of software testing who wish to cement their knowledge with industry-recognised techniques and theory. It supports the revised ISTQB - ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing providing self assessment exercises, guidance notes on the syllabus topics with worked examples and sample examination questions.

This 2nd edition covers the 2010 update to the exam syllabus. "Succinctly and clearly written with no non-sense. An unreserved 5 for value for money" IT Training Magazine (referring to 1st edition). ISBN 1906124760, 978-1906124762.

Amazon Customer Reviews:

 5.0 out of 5 stars Passed exam using such a great material, 7 July 2013
Passed from first try thanks to a great guide with excellent examples and lots of mock exams, once you have read the book you will have an understanding and a good look to how the exam going to look like. Highly recommended.

  4.0 out of 5 stars Helped Me Pass the Exam With No Other Notes/Training, 24 Mar 2013
This an easy to understand guide to the ISEB Foundation of Testing exam. I recently passed the examination using only this book to learn the examination materials. I would estimate it covers roughly 95% of the material in the examination and only appears to miss out a few specifics around Standards Documentation.
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the "Tin", 8 Mar 2013
Excellent book that covers exactly what it says on the cover. Good examples and cleared up a number of ambiguous points in the ISEB/ISTQB training material. If you are studying this material yourself without doing a course or classes then this book is all you will need!

5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to Test Software you need this book, 1 Mar 2013
Everything you need to know to pass the ISEB/ISTQB foundation certificate examination is here, Assuming you have an interest in the subject, this is a very readable book and the chapters are well structured with great learning aids embedded

5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book, 28 Feb 2013
The book came in perfect condition, and is useful to pass the ISEB foundations course. The exam questions are based on this book

5.0 out of 5 stars To the Point, 11 Feb 2013
You are sure to pass if you can cover and understand content of this book. I would recommend this book to any one taking the Foundation exam

4.0 out of 5 stars Seems very good and comprehensive book, 31 Jan 2013
I got a chance to go through couple of chapters and seems a very good book to improve your understanding on software testing. I bought it for my daughter to go through her certification exam and I can see her improving a lot after reading this book.

4.0 out of 5 stars Written to get you through the ISTQB-ISEB foundation paper, 2 Jan 2013
The books sole aim appears to be to get it's readers through the ISTQB-ISEB foundation paper, so plenty of dry reading material on the field names and sequences in the IEEE 829 Standard for Software Test document templates, as the ISTQB-ISEB syllabus indicates a question or two on this pointless subject will appear in the exam. Similarly the book follows the syllabus in disparaging the use of anything other than Microsoft Word and Excel for creation and recording of test plans and results, as the syllabus simply requires you to know of the existence of Test, Incident, and Configuration management tools, but they are only for experienced testers / test teams, so no examples are provided, or even a footnote offered regarding the ubiquitous tools, such as: HP Quality Centre (Test Director), Load Runner, Jmeter, Apache bench, JIRA, Bugzilla, Selenium, iMacros.....

If your goal is to pass the foundation certificate through self study, then this is the book for you (in combination with a copy of the syllabus and sample exam papers), if your after a good introduction to real world testing your probably best off look elsewhere.

4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Software Testing, 11 Dec 2012
Great bedtime reading if you are an insomniac. But if you want to have a great guide for Software Testing then you could not read a better book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Preparing for my ISTQB-ISEB Foundation Exam, 11 Dec 2012
Preparing for the exam has been a smooth ride. The book is very explanatory and easy to read. Looking forward to taking the exam because my confidence has indeed been boosted.

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1 comment:

  1. Bought my book today along with the exam papers. A+++++