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Software Testing

Course type:
E-learning
Duration:

42 hours

Delivery:
Online
Optional add-ons:
Software Testing Foundation manual, Software Testing Intermediate manual
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From just €640 +VAT

Software Testing Foundation & Intermediate E-learning

A fully interactive multimedia based course designed for Companies and Individuals wishing to achieve Foundation and Intermediate level certification in the BCS Software Testing qualification scheme.

Course overview

About the course

The 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.

The Intermediate certificate is the next level of competency in software testing after the Foundation level and covers everything required by the BCS syllabus, with the emphasis on helping delegates to understand, remember and apply knowledge and applicable skills. Achieving a pass in this certificate provides evidence that the candidate has proven analytical ability, having gained knowledge and practical skills in the key topics required for practising software testing.

 

What's covered?

Foundation Certificate

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

Intermediate certificate

Module 1 – Introduction

Module 2 – Fundamentals of Testing
2.1 Why is testing necessary?
2.2 What is testing?
2.3 General testing principles
2.4 Application domains
2.5 Expected results
2.6 Exit, Completion, Closure or Acceptance criteria
2.7 Fundamental test process
2.8 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-functional system testing
3.5 Re-Testing and regression testing
3.6 Maintenance testing
3.7 Test environment requirements

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 management documentation
6.3 Test approaches
6.4 Entry and exit criteria
6.5 Test estimation
6.6 Test progress monitoring and control
6.7 Configuration management
6.8 Risk and testing
6.9 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 Test coverage
5.14 Choosing test techniques

Duration

42 hours online study

Target audience

Those who require BCS/ ISTQB Foundation and Intermediate level certification in Software Testing with the possibility of going on to more advanced Software Testing qualifications.

 

 

Pre-requisites

In order to sit the BCS Intermediate examination you must already hold the BCS Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.

What's included?

  • 12 months online access to ILX's accredited Software Testing Foundation and Intermediate course
  • A course user guide
  • A copy of "Software Testing: An ISEB Foundation Certificate" and "Software Testing: An ISEB Intermediate Certificate" books

Optional extras

  • Foundation and Intermediate exam fees - must be booked within 12 months of purchase

Exam information

Exams are taken at Pearson Vue testing centres.

Exam format

 

Software Testing Foundation exam 

  • One hour ‘closed book’
  • 40 multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65% (26/40)

Software Testing Intermediate exam

  • One hour ‘closed book’
  • 25 scenario-based questions
  • Pass mark is 60% (15/25)