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Palo Alto Networks, Inc. Quality Assurance Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Quality Assurance interview at Palo Alto Networks, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Can you define a Test case and describe how it is used in the quality assurance process?

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List of Palo Alto Networks Quality Assurance Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Can you define a Test case and describe how it is used in the quality assurance process?

  2. 2.

    What are some of the elements of a quality assurance test strategy?

  3. 3.

    What are some of the tools you plan to use as a Palo Alto Networks' quality assurance engineer?

  4. 4.

    What are the differences between the build and the release identifications of a software development lifecycle?

  5. 5.

    While the primary purpose of quality assurance is to identify software errors, it can also prevent these. What recommendations do you have to achieve this?

  6. 6.

    Do you believe that quality assurance engineers should be involved in resolving production issues?

  7. 7.

    Why is configuration management important in the software development and quality assurance process?

  8. 8.

    Please detail the difference between functional and non-functional testing.

  9. 9.

    Here at Palo Alto Networks, we use both Quality Assurance (QA) processes and software testing. Can you discuss the difference between these?

  10. 10.

    In your opinion, what are the key functions a software quality assurance engineer performs here at Palo Alto Networks?

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    What is Testware, and how does that contribute to the quality assurance process?

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    In your experience, what are the challenges related to automating the quality assurance process?

  13. 13.

    What do the terms bug leakage and bug release mean, and how do they impact the quality assurance process for software development projects?

  14. 14.

    Can you walk me through the steps for the bug identification and resolution cycle you will use if hired by Palo Alto Networks?

  15. 15.

    Can you list some of the common quality assurance tests performed during the software development process?

  16. 16.

    Can you discuss what branch testing and boundary testing are and how these apply to the quality assurance process?

  17. 17.

    Can you discuss some of the elements which make up test plans?

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    What is Agile testing, and how does it relate to the Agile development process?

  19. 19.

    How do you go about developing a quality assurance automated test plan?

  20. 20.

    Can you describe and compare some common types of testing, including stress, load, and volume testing?

  21. 21.

    Can you describe what a 'USE' case is and what elements it should include?

  22. 22.

    Do you use thread testing when executing a quality assurance process, and if so, can you describe what it involves?

  23. 23.

    What is Ad Hoc testing, and why would you use this?

  24. 24.

    How are test drivers and test stubs used in the software quality assurance process?

  25. 25.

    Can you explain the differences between severity and priority?

  26. 26.

    Please describe for me the components of the quality assurance testing life cycle.

  27. 27.

    In your work as a quality assurance engineer, do you use the terms Test Strategies and Test Plans interchangeably?

  28. 28.

    In your opinion, at what point during the software development process here at Palo Alto Networks should the quality assurance testing begin?

  29. 29.

    Can you describe an incident where you missed an error in code and discuss what happened?

  30. 30.

    Can you discuss how the Assert and Verify commands differ in the context of test automation?