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Software Testing

Course Overview

The BCS Foundation Certificate in Software Testing qualification is aimed at anyone involved in software testing and includes people in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.

This Foundation level qualification is also appropriate for anyone who wants a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants. Holders of the Foundation Certificate will be able to go on to a higher level software testing qualification.

Please note that the exam for this certification is not included with this course but can be purchased separately from the course publisher. Booking details for the exam are provided on request.

Benefits

  • An exam simulator which results in exceptional pass rates
  • Increased retention of learning
  • Less time taken to learn
  • Increased control and visibility of progress and achievement
  • Reduced travel costs

Learning Outcomes

Module 1 – Introduction Module

Module 2 – Fundamentals of Testing

  • 2.1. – Why is testing necessary?
  • 2.2. – What is testing?
  • 2.3. – General testing principles
  • 2.4. – Expected Results
  • 2.5. – Exit, Completion, and Closure or Acceptance criteria
  • 2.6. – Fundamental test process
  • 2.7. – The Psychology of Testing

Module 3 – Testing through the lifecycle

  • 3.1. – Software development models
  • 3.2. – Test levels
  • 3.3. – Functional and Structural Testing
  • 3.4. – Non–Function System Testing
  • 3.5. – Re–Testing and Regression Testing
  • 3.6. – Maintenance Testing

Module 4 – Static Techniques

  • 4.1. – Reviews and the Test Process
  • 4.2. – Phases of a Formal Review
  • 4.3. – Static analysis using tools

Module 5 – Test Design Techniques

  • 5.1. – Identifying test conditions and designing test cases
  • 5.2. – Categories of test design techniques
  • 5.3. – Equivalence Partitioning
  • 5.4. – Boundary Value Analysis
  • 5.5. – Decision Table Testing
  • 5.6 .– State Transition Testing
  • 5.7. – Use case testing
  • 5.8. – Path Testing
  • 5.9. – Statement Testing

Module 6 – Test Management

  • 6.1. – Test Organisation
  • 6.2. – Test Planning
  • 6.3. – Test Estimation
  • 6.4. – Test Approaches (strategies)
  • 6.5. – Test progress monitoring and control
  • 6.6. – Configuration Management
  • 6.7. – Risk and Testing
  • 6.8. – Incident management

Module 7 – Tool Support for Testing

  • 7.1. – Types of test tool
  • 7.2. – Effective use of tools: potential benefits and risks
  • 7.3. – Introducing a tool into an organisation

Module 8 – Exam Simulator

  • 5.10. – Branch/Decision Testing
  • 5.11. – Error-Guessing
  • 5.12. – Exploratory Testing
  • 5.13. – Choosing Test Techniques Module