Who Should Attend?

  • Those new to Software Testing
  • Business and system analysts who prepare requirements specifications
  • Users with no formal training or experience in testing
  • Managers (project, development, business, I.T. etc.) who are likely to be involved in the management of testing

Exam Details

There is no exam for this course


  • To explain what “testing” means, and the reasons why it’s necessary
  • To outline a generic process for testing software, and place it into the context of different types of software project
  • To consider the economic advantages and practical applications of using testing to assure good quality, rather than merely measuring actual quality
  • To understand management considerations in the conduct of testing activities
  • To understand the basics of several common test techniques
  • To know and understand many elements of the technical terminology of testing

Select a date

Please note: this course runs on demand so the price is TBC. It can be arranged to run on-site at your offices as Training for Teams or as a public course if there is sufficient interest.

Please contact us for more details.

Course Content and Agenda

The course consists of six modules over one day.

  • Why is testing necessary
  • What is testing
  • General testing principles
  • Fundamental test process
  • Psychology of testing
  • Software development modules
  • Test levels
  • Test types: the targets of testing
  • Maintenance testing
  • Review and the test process
  • Review process
  • Static analysis by tools
  • Identifying test conditions and designing test cases
  • Categories of test design technique
  • Specification-based or black box techniques
  • Structure-based or white box techniques
  • Experienced-based techniques
  • Choosing test techniques
  • Test organisation
  • Test planning and estimation
  • Test progress monitoring and control
  • Configuration management
  • Risk and testing
  • Incident management
  • Types of test tool
  • Effective use of tools - potential benefits and risks
  • Introducing a tool into an organisation
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