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Introduction to Software Testing



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3 Days


About This Course: Software professionals and managers gain a thorough knowledge of testing approaches that can be integrated into the software life cycle. You learn how to build testing methods into your work process to correctly design functional and maintainable products.

You Will Learn How To

  • Apply general software testing principles and fundamental test processes
  • Implement test levels and types to various software development models
  • Conduct static techniques using proper roles, responsibilities and tools
  • Manage tests, including planning, estimating, and more ...

Course Outline

  • Fundamentals of Software Testing
  • Assessing the goals of testing
  • Identifying causes of software defects
  • Organizing testing processes
  • Planning
  • Controlling
  • Analyzing
  • Designing
  • Implementing and executing
  • Evaluating exit criteria and reporting
  • Ensuring Testing throughout the Software Life Cycle

Key objectives of testing

  • Defining the inspection process
  • Implementing test levels
  • Component
  • Integration
  • System
  • Acceptance

Recognizing key concepts in maintenance testing

  • Identifying reasons for maintenance testing
  • Performing maintenance testing

Comparing the four test types

  • Functional
  • Nonfunctional
  • Structural
  • Retesting
  • Implementing Static Analysis and Techniques

Application of testing techniques

  • Defining roles and responsibilities
  • Comparing formal and informal reviews
  • Identifying defects revealed in Static Testing
  • Discussing the types of review

Formal Review Process

  • Planning and Preparing for Inspection
  • Developing Successful Reviews
  • Correcting defects and obtaining approval
  • Leveraging Test–Design Techniques

Differentiating various "specifications"

  • Evaluating test design
  • Creating test cases
  • Testing procedure

Applying specification–based techniques

  • Equivalence partitioning
  • State transition
  • Boundary value analysis
  • Use case
  • Decision table

Utilizing structure–based techniques

  • Statement
  • Decision
  • Condition

Deploying experience–based knowledge

  • Detecting problems based on intuition
  • Leveraging experience and knowledge
  • Test Management

The importance of a test policy

  • Defining goals and objectives
  • Assigning roles and responsibilities

Structuring a test plan

  • Writing a test plan
  • Identifying objectives
  • Assessing the entry and exit criteria
  • Assigning appropriate resources
  • Resolving defects

Interpreting a test summary report

  • Evaluating summary report content
  • Applying common metrics

Managing incidents

  • Recording issues
  • Analyzing defects
  • Closing the incident

Addressing project and product risks

  • Contractual
  • Organizational
  • Technical
  • Assess
  • Determine
  • Implement
  • Adopting Test Support Tools

Classifying different types of test tools

  • Test management
  • Static testing
  • Testing plan and report specification
  • Executing and logging

Introducing a tool into an organization

  • Recognizing potential benefits and risks
  • Considering special circumstances
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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."



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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

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Earn 17 Credits from NASBA

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