Complete Guide 7-2021

UPDATES to Software Testing Advanced Test Analyst Complete Guide for ISTQB Exam

Software Testing Advanced Test Analyst – Complete Guide for ISTQB® Exam (Basis ISTQB v3.1 Syllabus March 2021)
Author C. Newbould, Editor and Graphic Design N. Powell, Proofreading E. Powell CTAL-TA, CTAL-TM
Published June 2021 AiFlex Publishing UK 308 pages
ISBN 978-0-9536056-3-7

UPDATE posted 12th April 2022
Pages p38 and p39 of the v3.1 ATA Complete Guide. There is a typo in the text of the first table on page 39.
The final row that currently shows Test condition C5 with Test cases T2, T3, T4 should be amended to read T2, T3 and T5
This makes Risk item R3 as the only one satisfied and therefore one out of five passes, ie 20% of Risk items tested with all tests passed.

UPDATES posted 7th March 2022

P86 Text change: ‘three columns are required’ should be replaced with four parameter columns are required’.
This refers to the following table with the four parameter columns which produces the correct answer.
(Similarly on p80 in the Complete Guide for ISTQB® Exam based on v3.0 Syllabus published January 2021)

P200 Add clarification to Practice Paper One Question #9 answer explanation:
(Similarly p166 and p191 in the Complete Guide for ISTQB® Exam based on v3.0 Syllabus)

After the four partitions 1 to 4 are listed, insert: ‘

Alarm sounds Green light Yellow light Yellow light and Alarm
                   -5.5 -5                    4 4.5             14.5 15

If option d) is arranged in increasing temperature values (coldest to hottest), it would be:

d) -5.5°C, -5°C, 4°C, 4.5°C, 14.5°C, 15°C, corresponding to the table above’.

Add text: after ‘a) does not have accuracy to 0.5 °C.’ Insert ‘Option a) appears to have a duplicate of 4°C, this is because the accuracy is not to 0.5°C (one of the numbers could have been truncated from 4.5°C). The option a) would still not be correct because of the inclusion of -6°C, rather than -5.5°C. Option b) is missing -5.5°C and 14.5°C so is not two-value boundary testing.

Delete text:and also includes 0°C which is not specified as a boundary’ where it refers to option b). The statement applies to all the options and this is already included in the note at the end of the answer explanation box.

P261 Change: first occurrence on this page of ISO 29119-4 change to ISO 29119-1. The full title of the document is correct and otherwise unchanged.
(Similarly p255 in the Complete Guide for ISTQB® Exam based on v3.0 Syllabus)

P266 First paragraph, text change: ‘…railcard does not apply to a standard ticket’ should be replaced with ‘…railcard does not apply to a Super-Saver ticket’. The following table is correct with the railcard applying to the Super-Saver ticket and produces the correct answer.
(Similarly on p260 in the Complete Guide for ISTQB® Exam based on v3.0 Syllabus)