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on 16 October 2016
I will answer the question that most people will probably ask at some point - can I pass the exam without going on a course and use this book exclusively as the course material? The simple answer is, yes, because this is exactly what I did, and I passed first time.

The book is excellant. Each chapter is well written and the mini test at the end of each chapter is very useful guide as to whether you've understood what you've learn. The final mock at the end of the book is especially useful in that it will clearly indicate whether you are ready to take the real exam.

Learning tips:
1. Read through the whole book over a couple of weeks, doing the mini tests, reviewing the questions you inevitably answer incorrectly.
2. Re-read the book, this time using a highlighter pen to mark the important point and re-doing the mini tests.
3. Over the next few week go through the book again 2-3 times focusing on the bits that you highlighted
4. Take the mock exam. If you fail or if you only just pass the test (e.g. 70%), go through the book again for another week
5. When you get at least 80% in your mock test you are ready to take the real exam
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Appears to fully cover the syllabus for this exam and has useful features such as sample questions, checks of understanding and a mock exam.
I just failed to find it very inspiring on a first read for what should be an interesting subject. So, 3 stars.

It's good on the detail of things, yet I feel it performs less well in giving a bird's-eye-view of the syllabus material.

Update: I've found the details on control flow graphs to be inadequate and have had to supplement them from other, online sources.
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on 8 July 2017
I found this book to be very useful in terms of teaching me all of the well explored testing techniques. This book also helped me bridge the gap between the practical and theory elements of testing. I would recommend reading this book after you have had some real hands on experience in software testing, as the book offers solutions in a best case scenario type of way and if you have ever worked in the real environment you will see that it's not always the case. This book also helped me prepare for and pass my foundation qualification. Although I already had a lot of experience it was really great to read this book in retrospect as it allowed me to quickly identify how to use the correct terminology and when to actually apply different types of testing technique. Before you buy this book make sure there isn't a newer version out, as the test criteria could have changed by the time you come across this book/ review.
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on 13 March 2017
Great book, I can thoroughly recommend this book to pass the ISTQB exam. I passed first time with this book and the syllabus. At the exam centre, most of the people were carrying this book for their last minute revision, so I assume it's very popular with everyone.
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on 10 April 2017
good
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on 11 March 2017
Great book
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on 2 January 2013
The books sole aim appears to be to get it's readers through the ISTQB-ISEB foundation paper, so plenty of dry reading material on the field names and sequences in the IEEE 829 Standard for Software Test document templates, as the ISTQB-ISEB syllabus indicates a question or two on this pointless subject will appear in the exam. Similarly the book follows the syllabus in disparaging the use of anything other than Microsoft Word and Excel for creation and recording of test plans and results, as the syllabus simply requires you to know of the existence of Test, Incident, and Configuration management tools, but they are only for experienced testers / test teams, so no examples are provided, or even a footnote offered regarding the ubiquitous tools, such as: HP Quality Centre (Test Director), Load Runner, Jmeter, Apache bench, JIRA, Bugzilla, Selenium, iMacros.....

If your goal is to pass the foundation certificate through self study, then this is the book for you (in combination with a copy of the syllabus and sample exam papers), if your after a good introduction to real world testing your probably best off look elsewhere.
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on 26 August 2014
This is a very good item #i am very happy with the seller and the product quality
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on 16 December 2013
bought it but finding very hard time to read it as busy with the kids and daily stuff but a good one.
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on 16 October 2014
Good product, good price, prompt delivery. Satisfied customer.
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