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Test Techniques - Foundation Level Training Course

Learn How To Apply Commonly Used Test Design Techniques

Introduction

Our two-day Test Techniques – Foundation Level Workshop will provide you with practical guidance on the application of test case design techniques (and measures of test coverage), and advice on the choice of which of these techniques and measures to use. The aim is to provide you with a tool-set of techniques from which you can then choose most effectively.

Test Case Design requires the tester to move from an infinite number of possible tests to a tiny subset which can be managed in the all too finite time available on a real project. The secret is to select the most effective subset that will give you the most information about the system under test. This is the challenging, skilful, intellectually demanding task of effective test case design. The same fundamental approaches for designing tests are used at all levels of software testing.

The Test Techniques – Foundation Level Workshop will give you practical hands-on experience of applying the most popular test case design techniques to example problems, each of which is supported by model answers.


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Exam Not Included
2 Days
£575Excl. VAT

Course Outline

What Will The Test Techniques – Foundation Level Workshop Cover?

  • Test process
  • Formal and Informal test design
  • Equivalence Partitioning
  • Boundary Value Analysis
  • Classification Tree Method
  • Pairwise testing
  • Decision Table testing
  • Process Cycle testing
  • State Transition testing
  • Statement testing/Decision testing & Path testing
  • Choosing test techniques

Description

The objectives for the Test Techniques – Foundation Level Workshop:

  • To give you an awareness of the benefits of using formal techniques to design test cases
  • To give you experience in applying commonly used test design techniques
  • To give you an appreciation of how test techniques are appropriate for different systems under test and/or different levels of risk
  • To give you an appreciation of how these techniques are used to create test cases and measure test coverage

About the Course

The Test Techniques – Foundation Level Workshop focuses on the most popular black box techniques and includes an introduction to white box approaches, but each workshop will be tailored to the preferences of the audience on the day. All the techniques covered will conform to those defined in the new ISO/IEC/IEEE29119 Software Testing Standards and the BCS Software Component Testing Standard.

Advice will also be provided on how to decide which of the techniques will be most effective for a given situation, based on both experience and the latest experimental results.

Who Should Attend

The Test Techniques – Foundation Level Workshop is principally aimed at practising testers, actively involved in software testing, who want to improve the quality and effectiveness of the tests they (or their testers) design, and who want to ensure that they are fully aware of current best industry practices.

This includes people in roles such as system testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and software developers.

Materials Provided

The Test Techniques – Foundation Level Workshop includes slides, exercises and practical work, and uses a hands-on approach based on group exercises and discussions. It is highly-interactive, allowing you to learn from the experience of the instructor and each other, and, owing to its interactive nature, each workshop is restricted to a maximum of 18 delegates.

Organisational Benefits

  • Increases productivity in the workplace.
  • Enables comparison of testing skills across different countries.

Individual Benefits

  • Provides you with good practical experience in this key area within an IT Department.
  • You will have a professional qualification widely-recognised by employers, customers and peers

Prerequisites

There are no formal entry requirements but 3-6 months experience in software testing would be beneficial.

Prereading

There is no formal prereading for this Test Techniques – Foundation Level Workshop.

Exam Overview

There is no examination with this Test Techniques - Foundation Level Workshop.

Exam Type

No Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with the Test Techniques – Foundation Level Workshop.

Qualifications

The Test Techniques - Foundation Level​ Workshop does not include any examinations.

Next Steps

Whenever you are ready for the next step in certification, here are the most common follow on courses after the Test Techniques - Foundation Level Workshop.

ISTQB® Foundation
ISTQB® Advanced Test Analyst
ISTQB® Advanced Technical Test Analyst
ISTQB® Advanced Test Manager

Conclusion

The Test Techniques - Foundation Level Workshop will have given you experience in applying commonly used test design techniques.

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