Thursday, July 26, 2007

One more book to list Software testing interview questions

Software testing interview questions

Software Testing Basics

In which Software Life cycle phase does testing occur?
Can you explain PDCA cycle and where does testing fit?
What is the difference between white box, black box and gray box testing?
Define Defect?
What is the difference between Defect and Failure?
What are the broader categories of defects?
What is the difference between Verification and Validation?
How does testing affect risk?
Does Increase in testing always mean good to the project?
As a manager what process did you adopt to define testing policy?
Should testing be only after build and execution?
Are number of defects more in design phase or coding phase?
What kind of inputs do we need from the end user to start proper testing?
What is the difference between Latent and Masked Defect?
A defect which could have been removed during initial stage is removed in later stage how does it affect cost?
In testing can you explain the concept of work bench?
What’s the difference between Alpha and Beta testing?
Can you explain the concept of defect cascading?
Can you explain how one defect leads to other defects?
Can you explain what is Usability testing?
What are the different strategies of rollout to the end users?
Can you explain requirement traceability and its importance?
What is the difference between Pilot and Beta testing?
How will you do a risk analysis during software testing?
How do you conclude which section is most risky in your application?
What does entry and exit criteria mean in a project?
On what basis is the Acceptance plan prepared?
What’s the relation between environment reality and test phases?
What are different types of verifications?
What’s the difference between Inspections and Walkthroughs?
Can you explain regression testing and confirmation testing?
what do you mean by coverage and what are the different types of coverage techniques?
How does fundamentally a coverage tool work?
What is configuration management?
Can you explain the concept of baseline in software development?
What are the different test plan documents in project?
How do test documents in a project span across software development life cycle?
Can you explain inventories?
How do you do Analysis and design for testing projects?
Can you explain calibration?
Which test cases are first written white boxes or black box?
Can you explain Co-habiting software?
What different impact rating’s you have used in your project?
Can you explain what a test log is?
Explain SDLC (Software development Life Cycle) in detail?
Can you explain waterfall model?
Can you explain big-bang waterfall model?
Can you explain phased waterfall model?
Explain Iterative model, Incremental model, Spiral model, Evolutionary model and V-Model?
Explain Unit testing, Integration tests, System testing and Acceptance testing?
what’s the difference between system and acceptance testing?
Which is the best model?
What group of teams can do software testing?

Testing Techniques
Can you explain boundary value analysis?
What is BV in software testing?
Can you explain Equivalence partitioning?
Can you explain how state transition diagram can be helpful during testing?
Can you explain random testing?
Can you explain monkey testing?
What is negative and positive testing?
Can you explain exploratory testing?
What exactly are semi-random test cases?
Can you explain the concept of orthogonal array?
Can you explain pair-wise defect fundamental?
Can you explain the concept of decision tables?
How did you define severity ratings in your project?

What is a Software process?
what are the different cost element involved in implementing process in an organization?
What is a model?
What is maturity level?
Can you explain the concept of process area in CMMI?
Can you explain the concept of tailoring?
What is CMMI and what's the advantage of implementing CMMI in an organization?
what’s the difference between implementation and Institutionalization?
what are different models in CMMI?
Can you explain staged and continuous models in CMMI?
Can you explain the different maturity levels in staged representation?
Can you explain capability levels in continuous representation?
which model should we use and under what scenarios?
How many process areas are present in CMMI and in what classification do they fall in?
What the difference between every level in CMMI?
what different sources are needed to verify authenticity for CMMI implementation?
Can you explain SCAMPI process?
How is appraisal done in CMMI?
which appraisal method class is the best?
Can you explain the importance of PII in SCAMPI?
Can you explain implementation of CMMI in one of the Key process areas?
Explanation of all process areas with goals and practices?
Can you explain the process areas?

Six Sigma
What is six sigma?
Can you explain the different methodology for execution and design process in SIX sigma?
What does executive leaders, champions, Master Black belt, green belts and black belts mean?
what are the different kinds of variations used in six sigma?
Can you explain the concept of standard deviation?
Can you explain QFD?
Can you explain FMEA?
Can you explain X bar charts?
Can you explain Flow charting and brain storming?
Can you explain the concept of fish bone/ Ishikawa diagram?

What is meant by measure and metrics?
Can you explain Number of defects measure?
Can you explain number of production defects measure?
Can you explain defect seeding?
Can you explain DRE?
How do you measure test effectiveness?
Can you explain Defect age and Defect spoilage?

Automated Testing
What are good candidate for automation in testing?
which automation tool have you worked and can you explain them in brief?
Can you explain how does load testing conceptually work for websites?
Can you explain how did you perform load testing using tool?
Can you explain the concept of data-driven testing?
Can you explain table-driven testing?
How can you perform data-driven testing using Automated QA?

Testing Estimation
What are the different ways of doing black box testing?
Can you explain TPA analysis?
Can you explain in brief Function points?
Can you explain the concept Application boundary?
Can you explain the concept of elementary process?
Can you explain the concept of static and dynamic elementary process?
Can you explain concept of FTR, ILF, EIF, EI, EO , EQ and GSC ?
Can you explain on what basis does TPA actually work?
Can you explain step by step how did you do estimation for black box testing?
How did you estimate white box testing?
Is there a way to estimate acceptance test cases in a system?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Somebody criticsed me....Its good for health

Dear Sir,

I have got a chance to read your Sample Interview Question Book" pdf which has some selected questions from your ".Net Interview Questions" and "SQL Server Interview Questions" books. We really appreciate your hard work. But the intention of this mail is not only to appreciate you but also to point out the grammatical and other few mistakes that we found in each and every page of this pdf. Few things I have to ask you,

1. Have you ever read your book after it is fully written?
2. Have you read your book atleast before it is published or exported as pdf?
3. Have you atleast asked somebody to review your book before you made it as live?
4. Have you atleast consulted some people who is strong in english?

Please don't mistake me or curse me for asking these questions to you.The reason for these above questions is: The pdf which I have gone through is having 451 pages from top to bottom. Each and every page has atleast one grammatical mistake. See few examples I have given below,

Page #3 in PDF: Buy my SQLServer Interview questions to crack any database related questions (What do you mean by this?)Page #25 in PDF:But when I looked at my friends resume they where gorgeous. ("where" or "were' ?????)

If I start pointing out all the mistakes then I have to write a 50 page email to you. Each and every page has grammatical and punctuation mistakes. We can atleast adjust the punctuation marks. But grammatical mistakes???

I have a very kind request. If you are going to write any new books, please follow few guidelines before you make them live.

1.Please read the book thoroughly and check whether you have prepared them in a proper manner or not.
2. Give the blue print copy to some other person and ask them to read it from top to bottom. So that they can point out all these such mistakes. Make sure that the person who is going to read the book should have some good english knowledge.
3. Dont urge yourself to release the book. Take your own time. Spend one more week with your blue print and finalize everything.
4. Try to meet other technical writers. So that you will come to know how to overcome these minor mistakes.
5. If you think it is too hard for you to write good english, then you please concentrate on technical side and hire some other person (probably a steno or a typist) who is an english expert. Hand over the writing job to him.

I am writing this mail not to hurt you but just to improve your sales. I am not a technical guru. Also I am just an average guy in English. But our english is far enough to communicate others via mail, chat or in person. But if we are going to meet public (say writing a book, a public meeting, a group discussion etc.,) then we should be professional. A million people will read your book. He/She should be impressed by the way you write. Then only they'll buy your book again and again.


Hariprasad R