CSTE Sample Questions

CSTE Examination - 16th September 2006 1. Part 1 - Objective – 50 Questions – 45 Min. 2. Part 2 - Subjective – 10 Questions – 75 Min. 3. Part 3 - Objective – 50 Questions – 45 Min. 4. Part 4 - Subjective – 10 Questions – 75 Min. Note: While writing the answers for the Subjective Questions, first write the points for all the questions by keeping some blank spaces for the writing description and after completing it for all the questions start writing the descriptions for the points. Objective Questions – (Part 1 and 3) 1. As a general rule, __________ measures are much more important. a. Subjective b. Objective 2. If the measurement taken by the two people are same refers to the term as a. Reliability b. Validity c. Calibration d. Ease of Use and Simplicity 3. The term __________ refers the degree to which a measure actually measures what it was intended to measure. a. Reliability b. Validity c. Calibration d. Ease of Use and Simplicity 4. When basic quality aspects have been identified the “standards” should be defined by a. IT Team b. Project Manager c. Quality Assurance personal d. Management e. Development Team 5. The “standards” for the software developed using new technology should be defined by a. IT Team b. Project Manager c. Quality Assurance personal d. Management e. Development Team 6. If the COTS software developed by the contractor which is from the another country, then the following problem arises: a. Cultural differences b. Communication barriers c. The two words having the same name in diff. countries d. All of the above e. None of the above 7. The ‘V’ represents the following term: 1. Verification and Validation 2. Static testing and Dynamic testing 3. Black box and White Box testing 4. Software development process and Software testing process 8. Test Readiness Review is conducted by the a. Project Manager b. Test Manager c. Quality Assurance Personnel d. User/Customer 9. Acceptance testing is the ________ type of testing a. Black box testing b. White box testing c. Shoe box testing d. Structural testing 10. __________ is not the White box testing technique. a. Condition Coverage b. Decision Coverage c. Test script coverage d. User specified Data coverage e. All of the above 11. Event identification, Risk Response are the term defined in the ___internal control model a. COSO Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Model b. COSO Internal Control Model c. CobiT Model 12. A statistical technique to assess, monitor and maintain the stability of a process. a. Pareto Chart b. Control Chart c. Run Chart d. Cause and Effect Diagram e. Histogram 13. Determination to continue with the software development or not is determined from the ______ a. Inspection b. In-process Review c. Phase end review d. Don’t remember other options 14. The following is the component for the FIT a. Data b. Structure c. People d. Rule e. All of the above 15. A major obstacle for deployment of wireless networks is in the a. Standards b. Coverage c. Security 16. Hand-held and internet enabled devices are example of 1. Electronic equipment 2. Wireless Applications 3. Computer devices 17. Therapeutic listening is a. Sympathetic listening b. Listening to pieces of information… c. Analyzing the listening of the speaker 18. Function point is a measure of A) Effort B) Complexity C) Usability D) Size 19. Acceptance Testing is the responsibility of the: A) Programmer B) Project Leader C) Independent Tester D) Assistance programmer E) User 20. While deciding the Test tool the following factors should be considered a. Testing for the next builds/releases after making changes b. Testing where large volumes of data is required c. Testing based on the UI interface d. All of the above 21. Completeness can be defined as the 1. Customer says the product is ready 2. Tester says the testing is completed 3. Don’t remember the other options 22. Auxiliary code which sets up an appropriate environment and calls the module is termed as a. Driver b. Function c. Stub d. None of the above 23. System boundary diagram depicts the interfaces between the software being tested and 1. Individual 2. System 3. Other interfaces 4. All of the above 24. The primary purpose of the interviewing is the Fact-Finding Subjective Questions - (Part 2 and 4) 1. Define the guidelines that are helpful in developing compatibility and motivation of a Software project team. 2. Draw the Pareto chart and explain about it. 3. How do u use control charts for controlling the testing process. Explain control Charts with the diagram. 4. You gave the software for independent testers. You are responsible for Unit, Integration, System, Regression and Acceptance testing. Explain about each testing methods and tell which testing can be given to Independent Testing and Which for development team. 5. Define the Risk, Risk analysis, threat, vulnerability and Control. 6. Explain and diagram report which will be used for reporting uncorrected and corrected defects to the development team? 7. List 5 important things you consider for writing test plan, why do you think they are important. 8. List 5 important parts of an Acceptance test plan and briefly explain the importance of it to your customer. 9. Aspects of computer software that should be observed during the demonstration of COTS software? 10. What are the product standards for? a. Test Plan b. Test Script c. Test Report 11. Your Company is about to roll out an E-Commerce application. It is not possible to test the application on all types of browsers on all platforms and operating systems. What steps would you take in the testing environment to reduce the business risks and commercial risks? How will you consider the things for the Test Environment. 12. Developing compatibility and motivation with a test team helps assure effective testing. List at least four guidelines you would follow to develop compatibility and motivation within your test team? 13. You find that the senior testers are making more mistakes than junior testers; you need to communicate this aspect to the senior tester. Also, you don't want to loose this tester. How should one go about the constructive criticism? 14. What would you consider a greater risk out of the following and explain why? 1. Use of ineffective security practices 2. Use of incorrect technology 3. Incorrect Entry of data 15. Describe 4 tests you would use to test COTS software?