Exam 70-497 Software Testing with Visual Studio

Published: June 8, 2014
Languages: English
Audiences: Developer
Technology: Visual Studio 2015
Credit toward certification: MCP, MCSD

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Starting June 8, 2014, the questions on this exam include content covering Visual Studio 2013.

Create and configure test plans (30-35%)
Create test plan properties
Select test settings; select configurations; define name, description, area, path, and iteration; select test environments; assign build to test plan, including when to assign a build to a plan, compare assigned build to another build, clone test plans and test suites
Configure test settings
Create multiple test settings, select data and diagnostics, set up roles
Define configurations
Manage configuration variables, set default configurations, add new configurations, set configuration state, delete configurations
Create test suites
Create query-based test suites using hierarchical queries, create requirement-based test suites, create static test suites, copy test suites, create a test suite hierarchy, assign test suite states, clone test suites from the command line, manage test suites by using a web browser
Configure test suites
Assign testers, select configurations, order test cases within a test suite, set defaults

Preparation resources
Creating and defining a test plan
Software testing with Visual Studio 2012: (01) Create and configure test plans, Part 1
Software testing with Visual Studio 2012: (02) Create and configure test plans, Part 2

Manage test cases (30-35%)
Create test cases
Design test cases that have clear and measurable steps, assign test case properties (title, areas and iterations, state, priority, assign to, and automation status), add attachments and links, add the test case description and history, add tested requirements, manage test case workflow (state), bulk author test cases by using a grid view
Create test steps
Add and remove parameters to and from actions or expected results, add and remove data, create repeatable test actions for using fast forward for manual testing, create expected results, add test step attachments
Define parameters
Manage test case iterations, create a parameter variable, rename parameters, delete parameters
Manage shared steps
Create shared steps, design shared steps that can be reused effectively across different test cases, move shared steps, create action recording for shared steps
Manage requirements
Review requirements, verify requirements, verify all requirements are accounted for, validating test coverage

Preparation resources
Create manual test cases
Software testing with Visual Studio 2012: (03a) Manage test cases, Part 1
Software testing with Visual Studio 2012: (03b) Manage test cases, Part 2

Manage test execution (35-40%)
Run tests
Run tests with options, create fast forward for manual testing recordings, select fast forward playback options (all steps, multiple steps), set test run states, validate expected results (add comments, snapshots), run tests from a browser, update the status of multiple test cases without opening them in the test runner, customize the test result fields in Microsoft Test Manager (MTM)/web browser, pause and resume tests in MTM/web browser, edit tests inline during test execution, manually test Windows Store apps and review action logs
Perform exploratory testing
Perform ad hoc exploratory testing; explore by work item; generate test case from test; generate bugs from exploratory testing; add screenshots, video, or audio recording
Manage bugs
Track bug metrics (bug trends, status), verify bugs (create test from bugs), analyze bug reports, manage bug workflow
Use lab center
Create new environments, create copies of environments, run tests on remote environments, execute test case in a lab center environment
Analyze recommended tests
Select the build in use, compare the current build to a previous build, view recommended tests, analyze related work items
Perform analysis
Analyze reports (requirements-user stories), analyze by test suite, analyze by configuration, identify areas where quality is low, identify test plan status, view test plan results in MTM, work with out-of-the-box reports, customize out-of-the-box reports
Manage work items
Validate requirements, work item relationships (for example, what it means when a test case is associated with a requirement), create work item queries, perform bulk updates in Excel

Preparation resources
Software testing with Visual Studio 2012: (04a) Manage test execution, Part 1
Software testing with Visual Studio 2012: (04b) Manage test execution, Part 2
Find bugs, tasks, and other work items


QUESTION 1
You are using Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.
A requirement has been removed and you need to update the five corresponding test cases to reflect this by changing their state.
You need to simultaneously update the state of these five test cases.
What are two possible ways to accomplish this goal? (Each correct answer presents a complete solution. Choose two.)

A. In Team Explorer, run a query that returns the five test cases. In the Results pane, highlight all five test cases and click Refresh.
B. In MTM, run a query that returns the five test cases. In the Results pane, highlight all five test cases and click Run.
C. Navigate to Web Access, run the query that returns the five test cases, select the five test cases, and edit selected work items.
D. In Microsoft Excel, open a query that returns the five test cases. Update the State field of all of the work items. Click Publish.
E. In Team Explorer, run a query that returns the five test cases. In the Results pane, update the state and save each test case.

Answer:


QUESTION 2
You are using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM). You are using the Microsoft Solution Framework (MSF) for Agile Software Development process template. Your team has all required permissions to run the reports on the SharePoint project portal.
You need to track the progress on resolving bugs by your team for the past week.
Which Excel report should you run?

A. Bug Trends
B. Bugs by Assignment
C. Run the Team Trend report.
D. Bug Progress

Answer:


QUESTION 3
You are using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) to manage your testing efforts.
You plan to use the Recommended tests feature to assist in identifying tests to run against a Windows Presentation Foundation rich client application. When you select a new build, no recommended tests are displayed.
You need to configure the data collectors to enable the feature.
Which data collector should you configure?

A. Action Log
B. Test Impact
C. IntelliTrace
D. ASP.NET Client Proxy for IntelliTrace and Test Impact

Answer:


QUESTION 4
You are using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) to perform exploratory testing.
You need to insert an image into the comment area for the test run.
What are two possible ways to accomplish this goal? (Each correct answer presents a complete solution. Choose two.)

A. Use the Add screenshot tool in the exploratory test runner and drag the selection box over the area of the screen you want to capture.
B. Capture the image you want to insert by using your favorite screen capture utility and paste the image into the comment area of the exploratory testing window.
C. Capture the image you want to insert by using your favorite screen capture utility and save the file to disk. Add the image as an attachment to the test run.
D. Capture the image you want to insert by using your favorite screen capture utility. Drag and drop the file onto the comment area from the Windows Explorer.

Answer:


QUESTION 5
You are running a manual test using Microsoft Test Manager (MTM). You have chosen to create an action recording.
You want to pause the test run and exit the test runner.
Before you exit the test runner, you need to mark the test case as being in progress.
Which action should you perform in the test runner?

A. Close
B. Return to Testing Center
C. Save
D. Save and Close

Answer:

 

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