A few months ago, my team was charged with preparing for, and passing the ISTQB Foundation Level Certification Exam. I retired before the team took the exam, but was present for our preparation work.
As part of the preparation, we took a series of online "practice exams". While taking the exams, I wrote down a few questions that seemed "off" to me.
Test cases are designed during:
- Test recording
- Test planning
- Test configuration
- Test specification
To me, this is a poor question.
When I'm testing software, I design test cases all the time.
- I design some test cases during a dedicated session I set aside for just that purpose.
- Some I design and prepare while I'm initially reading the requirements (if any exist).
- Some test cases are suggested by others after reading a draft of my list of planned tests.
- Often, while I'm creating my test automation, other tests come to mind, and I add them to my list of tests to be execute.
By the way - what do you think is the correct answer?
This article originally appeared in my blog: All Things Quality
|My name is Joe Strazzere and I'm an experienced Quality Assurance professional.
I like to lead, to test, and occasionally to write about leading and testing.
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