Original Notes - with up to date links.
Hints and tips
- The questions get written from the syllabus - know the syllabus
- The definitions come from the glossary - forget what you think you know if you want to pass - learn the definitions in the glossary
- The techniques come from the BS7925, read and understand this
- At the end of your study, if you feel like doing something adventurous then read the practitioner syllabus for extra depth
- Study the syllabus in conjunction with the Glossary of terms used in software testing and the BS7925 standard
- Build a mind map or set of study notes for the syllabus to summarise what you think important
- Check your understanding and notes against the definitions in the glossary and the standards
- Learn some memory techniques and general exam techniques. The multiple choice foundation exam tests your memory skills rather than your testing skills.
Optional with Cost
- From the Recommended Texts: Hetzel reads at about the right level; Beizer, although admirably included in the list should count as a bit more advanced than the foundation requires (but do read it for your own education and edification); I use Roper as a good summary of test techniques at about the foundation level
- Get the sample paper from ISEB and try it out
- System Evolutif version of syllabus
- Gerrard Consulting have a demonstration version of their on-line foundation course
- Gerrard Consulting have supporting Materials on the demo page for the IEE829 Master Test Plan, and Syllabus Versions.