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October 28, 2008

Advanced Software Testing, Vol. 1--New from Rocky Nook: Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Analyst

Advanced Software Testing - Vol. 1 Santa Barbara, CAAdvanced Software Testing, Vol. 1 (Rocky Nook, $49.95 USD) is written for the test analyst who wants to achieve advanced skills in test analysis, design, and execution. With a hands-on, exercise-rich approach, this book teaches how to define and carry out the tasks required to put a test strategy into action.

Learn how to analyze the system, taking into account the user’s quality expectations. Additionally, learn how to evaluate system requirements as part of formal and informal reviews, using an understanding of the business domain to determine requirement validity. You will be able to analyze, design, implement, and execute tests, using risk considerations to determine the appropriate effort and priority for tests. You will also learn how to report on testing progress and provide necessary evidence to support your evaluations of system quality.

With a quarter-century of software and systems engineering experience, author Rex Black is President of RBCS, a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing, and is the most prolific author practicing in the field of software testing today. He published several books on testing that sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide. He is President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) and is a Director of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB).

This book will also help you prepare for the ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst exam. Included are sample exam questions, at the appropriate level of difficulty, for most of the learning objectives covered by the ISTQB Advanced Level syllabus. The ISTQB certification program is the leading software tester certification program in the world. With about 100,000 certificate holders and a global presence in 50 countries, you can be confident in the value and international stature that the Advanced Test Analyst certificate can offer you.

Forthcoming books in this series:
Vol. 2: Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Manager (ISBN 978-1-933952-36-9)
Vol. 3: Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Technical Test Analyst (ISBN 978-1-933952-39-0)

For a review copy or more information please email rockynookpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Rex Black has a quarter-century of software and systems engineering experience, and is President of RBCS (www.rbcs-us.com), which is a leader in software, hardware, and systems testing. For over a dozen years, RBCS has delivered services in consulting, outsourcing, and training for software and hardware testing. Employing the industry's most experienced and recognized consultants, RBCS conducts product testing; builds and improves testing groups; and hires testing staff for hundreds of clients worldwide. Ranging from Fortune 20 companies to start-ups, RBCS's clients save time and money through improved product development, decreased tech support calls, improved corporate reputation, and more.

As the leader of RBCS, Rex is the most prolific author practicing in the field of software testing today. His popular first book, Managing the Testing Process, has sold over 30,000 copies around the world, including Japanese, Chinese, and Indian releases. His three other books on testing, Critical Testing Processes, Foundations of Software Testing, and Pragmatic Software Testing, have also sold tens of thousands of copies, including Hebrew, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Russian editions. He has written over twenty-five articles, presented hundreds of papers, workshops, and seminars, and given about thirty keynote speeches at conferences and events around the world. Rex is the President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) and a Director of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB).

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Advanced Software Testing - Vol. 1
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Rex Black
ISBN: 9781933952192, 384 pages, $49.95 USD
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