Software Testing in Agile Methodology - TechGig Webinar Video by Sumit Tongya

Agile Testing has been an evolving methodology we've been seeing over the last few years. The popularity of this methodology can be accredited to several reasons such as the product development lifecycles and Go to market cycles (GTM) are shrinking in the light of ever changing business dynamics.

Everyone wants to put the product out in the market as soon as possible capturing the customer share as soon as possible to gain control on the changing business dynamics. Agility, it seems is paying dividends for such short GTMs and providing a quick ROI.

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Acceptance Test Driven Development | AgileTrek 2012 Webinar Series

The AgileTrek Symposium provides a forum for leading coaches, evangelists, and practitioners to share experiences and proven methods in agile software projects. In the months leading up to the AgileTrek 2012 Symposium on November 9 in Toronto, QAI Global Institute is proud to host a series on complimentary webinars focused on a variety of important topics in agile software development. Registration is now open for the first expert-led webinar in this series:

"Acceptance Test Driven Development" with Tim Korson, PhD, QualSys Solutions

August 29, 2012: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

(Click Here to Register for the webinar)

As a testing practitioner you have your head down testing company projects, but as a testing professional you need to look up once in a while and consider trends in the testing community. This webinar will consider a trend that, if it hasn't already, is likely to impact you in the near future: Acceptance test driven development (ATDD). ATDD originated in the agile community, but has broad applications even for traditional development organizations with separate test and QA departments. This webinar will teach you how to use the concepts of ATDD to increase your value to your organization no matter what testing methodology they use.

Key learning points
Webinar attendees will learn how ATDD can help:
  • Dramatically increase the efficiency of test organizations
  • Increase product quality
  • Make products more testable

About the speaker
Dr. Timothy Korson is a Scrum trainer and coach. He has had over a decade of experience working on a variety of systems developed using modern software engineering techniques. This includes distributed, real time, embedded systems as well as business information systems in an n-tier, client-server environment.

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Penetration testing magazine - This week focus on "Malware"- Aug 2012 - Second Week

Are you sure you know everything about malware?

Check if you know:
• how to find and control flash cookies 
• how to use MsfPayload&MsfEncode 
• how to manually indetify malware 
• how to use malware during a penetration test
That's not all!
Read what do pentesters sell and how they do it.
All in new PenTest Regular. 

This issue focuses on following topics:

Flash Cookie
by Ayan Kumar Pan
If you think you have deleted all the cookies from your computer, then think again. There are certain genres of persistent cookies that do not get terminated by the commonly used 'Clear Your Recent History' option. One of them is a flash cookie.

MsfPayload & MsfEncode
by Pankaj Moolrajani and Hitesh Choudhary
Malicious code or software are not at all new terms in the present era. Antivirus companies are trying hard to make the Internet safe and free from malware, but still the tight bond between flaws and features comes in between.

How to Manually Identify Malware
by Adam Kujawa
During the course of Penetration Testing, you may find yourself faced with a suspicious file or series of files which are not detected by any antivirus solution, in which case being able to manually determine whether a file is malicious or not is very important.

Using Malware During a Penetration Test
by Trajce Dimkov and Henri Hambartsumyan
Malware is frequently used by cyber criminals to send spam, obtain account information, show unwanted advertisements, steal credit card numbers and obtain remote access to the internal network.

The Physical Aspects of Cybersecurity and Their Importance
by Marc Gartenberg
NISPOM as a whole is designed to "prescribe the requirements, restrictions, and other safeguards to prevent unauthorized disclosure of classified information." That's it. Plain and simple.

Exploitation Techniques: How You Should Start
by Fabian "@samuirai" Faessler
Have you ever dreamed about writing your own 0day exploit? I really want to do it, and I work hard to learn everything I can about it. This article is about the experiences I have had so far in learning about exploit techniques, and I want to share some of the noteworthy sources I stumbled upon in order to support other beginners.

Practical Malware Analysis: The Hands-On Guide to Dissecting Malicious Software
by Jeff Weaver
Have you ever wanted to reverse engineer malware to see exactly what it does when it infects its host? To understand how malware propagates, or even understand the malware enough to write custom signatures for your IDS/IPS to save your network?

Damballa Failsafe: More Than a Malware Protection System
by Rishi Narang
Advanced malware, persistent threats (APTs), and zeroday targeted attacks are the buzz of today's security industry. Big and small corporates to vast infrastructuresor SMEs are all victims to these stealthy targeted attacks.

Some might call me a security expert: Interview with Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes
by Aby Rao
He started as a computer technician. Frustrated with criminal software he worked on a simple tool. This tool has been downloaded 200 millions times and he is a CEO of a company that stops advanced malware hands down.

It Is All About the Content: SecTor Conference
by M.A. Hervieux
SecTor, the brainchild of founders of TASK, led by an impressive advisory committee composed of leading industry experts, is preparing for its 6th annual event coming this October.

Selling Services of Penetration Testing
by Dean Bushmiller
As you are doing your test, you ARE doing the sales activity. Your task is difficult because you sell intangible – you are selling TRUST. You are saying, "Please trust us enough to attack your network."

Save the Database, Save the World – Chapter 6
by John B. Ottman

Benefits of Requirements Management Tools

Too often projects fail due to issues with requirements. There are more than a dozen tools on the market today, and they range from simple Web-based structures for storing requirements information to powerful multiuser, Web-enabled products with rich feature sets that can handle extremely large projects. This paper offers some suggestions about how to sensibly integrate a tool into your business and get the maximum benefit from your investment in an RM tool, preventing it from becoming expensive shelfware. With this whitepaper, you'll learn:

  • 6 benefits of using a requirements management tool
  • Top limitations to a document based approach
  • 8 recommended selection criteria
  • Tips on how to measure the tool's success

Video - Challenges faced by Software Testers

Video by James Bach- Challenges faced by Software Testers

Becoming a Software Testing Expert - A must watch

by James Bach

I work with project teams and individual engineers to help them plan SQA, change control, and testing processes that allow them to understand and control the risks of product failure. Most of my experience is with market-driven Silicon Valley software companies like Apple Computer and Borland, so the techniques I've gathered and developed are designed for use under conditions of compressed schedules, high rates of change, component-based technology, and poor specification. ABSTRACT
You're already an experienced tester. You know how to design tests and report bugs. Now what? Do you feel like an expert? Unfortunately, if you want to become very good at...

Webinar - Quality Engineering: The Shift from Performance to Quality-based Measurement

Market dynamics and intense competition constantly demand businesses do more for less. In such an economy, there is increasing need to achieve faster time-to-market with improved quality at a lower total cost of ownership. Implicit in all of this is the drive to seek more innovative and collaborative ways of working to deliver business assurance to the end-users, besides merely providing verification and validation services.

Quality Engineering (QE) is a key operating paradigm in the overall quality ecosystem with a structured and accountable end-to-end quality governance. QE can help businesses address these challenges more effectively. The shift-left strategy to influence quality upstream captured in QE catalyzes the extra mile mindset to build it right the first time rather than testing it later.

Join Prabakaran Karuppiah and Anutthara Bharadwaj in this web seminar as they share key insights to deliver the transformational impact from requirement validation to experience validation, optimize techniques for a lean delivery, and enable continuous automated integration with a zero-deviation lifecycle.

You'll also learn:
  • Key business drivers for shifting left from Quality Assurance to QE
  • Which tools and accelerators enable QE for a diverse set of applications
  • The transformational aspects that drive predictability for testing services

ISTQB Advanced Test Manager September 10-14, 2012‏ by Rex Black

The Advanced Test Manager course, created by Rex Black, past President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), past President of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB) and co-author of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board Advanced Syllabus, provides test managers with advanced skills in test estimation, test planning, test monitoring, and test control. 

This hands-on course provides test managers with the ability to define the overall testing goals and strategy for the systems being tested and is ideal for test managers preparing for certification. The objectives of the course are as follows:
  • Define the overall testing goals and strategy for the systems being tested
  • Gain hands-on experience in planning, scheduling, and tracking testing tasks
  • Describe and organize the necessary testing activities
  • Select, acquire and assign adequate resources for testing tasks
  • Form, organize, and lead testing teams
  • Organize communication, both between the members of the testing teams and between the testing teams and all the other stakeholders
  • Justify decisions and provide actionable test reports
Purchase of the course tuition includes:
  • Complimentary access to the RBCS e-learning course
  • Instructor-led five-day course
  • A set of approximately 600 PowerPoint slides covering the topics to be addressed
  • Foundation Sample Exam Questions and Foundation Level mock exam to provide a review of the Foundation Level exam
  • ISTQB Advanced Syllabus
  • The latest glossary of terms used in Software Testing produced by members of the ISTQB
  • Standards for Software Testing
  • Advanced Test Manager Sample Exam Questions embedded throughout course. A complete set of questions for every learning objective in the Test Manager module of the ISTQB Advanced Syllabus.
  • Exercise solutions
  • Advanced Test Manager Mock Exam
  • Project Source Documents for Course Exercises
  • Copy of the textbook "Advanced Software Testing-Vol.2: Guide to the ISTQB Advanced Certification as an Advanced Test Manager"
  • The $200 certification exam fee. Exams are held on the afternoon of the final course day and are administered by a representative from the American Software Testing Qualifications Board. All attendees of the Advanced Level courses must have successfully completed Foundation Level training and sufficient practical experience. Proof of eligibility is available from the American Software Testing Qualifications Board and is required to take an Advanced exam.  Effective March 1, 2012, there is no longer a fee associated with prequalification.
  • Course completion certificate (often used for employer reimbursement)
Accredited by ASTQB June 2008. This course follows the ISTQB Advanced Level Syllabus 2007.


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Automated Software Testing (AST) Magazine - Download Latest Issue

The latest issue of the Automated Software Testing (AST) Magazine is now available and ready for download today!

Monitoring a Cloud-based Ajax Web Application Using Seleniumm and Nagios by Viktor Doulepov

This article reveals the importance of ensuring application availability and correctness. Read as the author describes experiences with integrating Selenium tests that mimic user activity into a Cloud-based production monitoring framework based on Nagios.

Addressing Flaws in Test Automation by Clinton Sprauve

If repeating the same action while expecting different results is the definition of insanity, then automators are often insane! Read this article for help escaping the "crazy cycle" by avoiding common automation flaws.

Planning a Mobile Test Automation Strategy That Works by Yoram Mizrachi

Mobile offers an array of unique challenges for testing, and in addition, changes test automation from a "nice-to-have" to a "must-have." Read this article to learn how to implement a winning mobile test automation strategy.

Click here to download your free copy of this issue today. Learn more about this magazine issue by clicking here.