Monday, February 1, 2010


Eighth Semester

Computer Science and Engineering


Time: Three hours Maximum: 100 marks

Answer ALL questions

PART A- (10*2= 20 marks)

1. List out the people who are associated with testing.

2. What are test factors? Name any five of them.

3. List out the deliverables of requirement phase, which are considered for

4. What are the test tools recommended for the design phase testing?

5. What is fail-safe method?

6. Identify the elements to be tested in maintenance phase.

7. How do you categorize the parametric models used in cost estimation?

8. What is the function of a moderator in inspecting test plans?

9. Which method is used for testing prototypes? Why?

10. How do structural testing methods differ from functional testing methods?

PART B- (5*16= 80 marks)

11. (i) List out any 8 common testing tools and discuss their use in testing. (8)

(ii) Differentiate dynamic and static testing methods. (2)

(iii) Discuss any two types of reports produced to visualize the test results. (6)

12. (a) (i) Explain the verification activities in traditional software
development life cycle. (10)

(ii) Distinguish between verification and validation. (6)


(b) (i) Using testing strategy and tactics, state how a testing methodology
can be worked out. Explain. (10)

(ii) State the various testing methodologies. (6)

(13. (a) Discuss in detail about how to use the volume-test test tool. (16)


(b) Explain the test file process of test data test tool. (16)

14. (a) Explain in detail the steps involved in testing the change installation
process. (16)


(b) What are the parameters to be monitored for the system acceptance?
Explain how it could be done. (16)

15. (a) Explain the inspection procedure for the test plan execution. (16)


(b) Discuss how to test the progress of the software system during
maintenance? (16)

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