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December 18, 2008

Advanced Software Testing, Vol. 2—New from Rocky Nook: Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Manager

Advanced Software Testing - Vol. 2 Santa Barbara, CAAdvanced Software Testing, Volume 2 (Rocky Nook, $54.95 USD) teaches test managers what they need to know to achieve advanced skills in test estimation, test planning, test monitoring, and test control. Readers will learn how to define the overall testing goals and strategies for the systems being tested.

This hands-on, exercise-rich book provides experience with planning, scheduling, and tracking these tasks. You'll be able to describe and organize the necessary activities as well as learn to select, acquire, and assign adequate resources for testing tasks. Learn how to form, organize, and lead testing teams. Master the organizing of communication among the members of the testing teams, and between the testing teams and all the other stakeholders. Additionally, you’ll learn how to justify decisions and provide adequate reporting information where applicable.

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 Manager 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 Manager certificate can offer you.

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 industryís 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, RBCSís 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. 2
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Rex Black
ISBN: 9781933952369, 200 pages, $54.95 USD, £35.50 GBP
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