Software Testing Fundamentals

 

Course title   

Software Testing Fundamentals

Course Codes          

IT5509

Level  

5

Status            

Elective

Credits

15

Prerequisite 

None

Course offered in

Refer to Programme Course Selection Sheet, Online

Duration

1 trimester

 

 

           

Aim

This course introduces the theory and practice of software testing. This is a vocational course to help learners seek employment in junior software testing roles and/or gain foundation level software testing certification.

 

 

Course content

Testing principles, Test process, Procedures and processes in software testing. Range psychology of testing, Software development models, Test Development Process, and categories of test design techniques, designing test cases for given control flows. Test organization, Test planning and estimation, Test progress monitoring and control, Configuration management, and Risk and testing, Incident reporting, Effective use of tools, and potential benefits and risks

 

Learning objectives

 

  1. Describe the fundamentals of testing, testing throughout the software life cycle, and static techniques.
  2. Identify test design techniques, and apply specification-based or black-box techniques, and structure-based or white-box techniques in a practical situation.
  3. Describe the management of testing and apply incident management in a practical situation.
  4. Explain static techniques.
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