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At Course Completion

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ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing  

Course SW0015—Three days—Instructor-led


There will be three levels of ISEB qualification in Software Testing. The Foundation Certificate is for software developers, testers (both technical and user acceptance testers), test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, and managers including test managers, project managers, quality managers, - anyone with an interest in testing.

This certificate provides visible evidence that the individual understands the basics of software testing.

The certificate is awarded to those who pass a one-hour multiple-choice examination, which is normally given in the afternoon of the third day of the course.

At Course Completion

  • perform effective testing of software
  • be aware of techniques and standards
  • have an awareness of what testing tools can achieve
  • know where to find more information about testing
  • establish the basic steps of the testing process.

Course Outline

Module 1: Principles of Testing

Why testing is necessary
Fundamental test process
Psychology of testing
Re-testing and regression testing
Expected Results
Prioritisation of tests

Module 2: Testing throghout the Life Cycle

Models for testing
Economics of testing
High level test planning
Integration testing in the large and small
Functional and non-functional system testing
Acceptance testing
Maintenance testing

Module 3: Static Testing

Reviews and the test process
Types of review (exc. Inspection)
Types of review (Inspection)
Static Analysis

Module 4: Dynamic Testing

What is a testing technique?
Black box test techniques
White box test techniques
Error guessing

Module 5: Test Management

Configuration Management
Test estimation, monitoring and control
Incident management & Standards for testing

Module 6: Tool Support for testing (CAST)

Types of CAST tool
Tool Selection and Implementation