The competence and quality of software testers are often judged by the various testing techniques they have mastered. As the name suggests, the book provides a self-study format and is designed for certification course review and for freshers as well as professionals who are searching for opportunities in the software testing field. Along with the basics, the book covers software testing techniques (e.g., Six Sigma and CMMI) and interview questions/answers which are important from the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) perspective. It also has in-depth coverage of software expense estimation topics like function points (FPA) and TPA analysis. A CD-ROM supplements the content with the TestCompleteTM software-testing tool setup, a complete software estimation book with templates, project data from the book, an interview rating sheet, a sample resume, and more. *Provides a self-study (question/answer) format for certification course review, and for freshers and professionals searching for opportunities in the software testing field *Covers important topics e.g., Six Sigma; CMMI; SQA; FPA; TPA; Metrics; estimation; DRE; spoilage; Phage; Defect density; automation testing; BVA, salary negotiation, etc. *Includes a CD-ROM featuring the TestCompleteTM software-testing tool demo, a free software estimation book with templates, an interview rating sheet, a sample resume, and more.