Software testing

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Software testing


  • There are no prerequisites for this Software Testing Foundation training course, so everyone can attend. There is no pre-course reading. However, we recommend delegates read the Software Testing BCS textbook to prepare for the Foundation examination.

Learning objectives

The Fundamentals of Testing:

  • What is testing?
  • Why is testing required?
  • How much testing is a good amount?
  • Static testing V dynamic testing
  • The seven principles of testing
  • The fundamental test process
  • Testing psychology
  • Testing code of ethics

Testing throughout the Lifecycle:

  • Test levels
  • Software development designs
  • Component testing
  • Component integration
  • System testing
  • System integration
  • Acceptance testing
  • Alpha and Beta testing
  • Functional testing
  • Non-functional testing
  • Maintenance testing
  • Structural testing
  • Retesting V Regression testing

Static Test Techniques:

  • Walkthroughs
  • Reviews
  • Technical reviews
  • Inspections
  • Static analysis

Testing Design Techniques:

  • Test development process
  • Black-box V white-box testing
  • Equivalence partitioning
  • State transition testing
  • Decision table testing
  • Case testing
  • Statement testing V decision testing
  • Experience-based testing

Test Management:

  • Organisation
  • Planning
  • Estimation, control, and monitoring
  • Managing configuration
  • Managing incidents
  • Risk management

Tool Support for Testing:

  • Test tool types
  • Using tools effectively
  • Selecting and implementing tool



This Software Testing Foundation training course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of Software Testing. Delegates will learn about the main principles of Software Testing, which include testing standards, testing life cycles, testing techniques and tools, and static testing. Participants will also learn how to implement and analyse Software Testing methodology. Software Testing Foundation strives to prepare delegates effectively for the examination.


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