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Introduction to Test Engineering

The course provides a thorough grounding in structured and systematic test techniques that can be applied throughout the software development lifecycle, whether traditional, Agile or DevOps. Starting with the test techniques that can be applied at the start of the development project, based on the requirements and user stories - it moves on to those which can be applied whilst the developer is writing code; so that code quality may be improved, when it is more cost-effective to do so. This course also looks at techniques that can be applied once the code has been checked in for a test, and explore those suitable for use at system testing and user acceptance testing respectively.

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This course introduces core testing principles for those new to testing, providing the foundations for building a career as a professional software tester.

Introduction to Test Engineering

£TBC per delegate

The course is run over 2 days and includes all course materials. Lunch and refreshments are provided for some onsite courses. Please check course details for further information.

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    Who should attend

    • People looking to get into Software Testing
    • Apprentices
    • People new to Software Testing
    • People seeking cross-function training

    Exam Details

    There is no exam. The course comprises lectures, discussions and hands-on activities, as well as working in groups.


    • Understand the working environments of traditional vs Agile vs DevOps
    • Static test techniques
    • Insight into developer testing and code-coverage measures
    • Learn continuous integration and testing at developer level
    • Practise in using specification-based testing techniques
    • Know when to automate and when not
    • Raising and managing defects

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    Course Content & Agenda

    The contents of the course will show students how to apply different techniques as follows:

    Overview of traditional vs Agile vs DevOps working environmentsArtboard 1 copy 4

    Static tech techniques - walkthroughs and technical reviewsArtboard 1 copy 4

    Insight into developer testing and code-coverage measuresArtboard 1 copy 4

    Continuous integration and testing at a developer levelArtboard 1 copy 4

    Practise in using specification-based testing techniques: Artboard 1 copy 4

    Equivalence partitioning

    Boundary value analysis

    State transition testing

    Decision tables

    Model-based testing

    User story testing

    Full scripts versus session sheetsArtboard 1 copy 4

    When to automate and when notArtboard 1 copy 4

    Raising and managing defectsArtboard 1 copy 4

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