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Course BCS Foundation Certificate in Software Testing (inc examination)
  • Public Scheduled Price£1295 +VAT
  • Course Duration3 Days
  • Course Options
    Bespoke
    Bespoke
    Bespoke private training can be based on an existing course or a number of lessons taken from several courses, we can also write bespoke courses for you based on your in-house systems or development program.

Overview
This course provides comprehensive first-level training for anyone involved in software testing. It is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), and follows the syllabus specified by the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB).

The course covers the fundamentals of testing: definitions of testing standards, planning, managing the lifecycle, reviews and the tools available. Techniques for creating tests are described and practised. It culminates in a one-hour multiple choice examination for the BCS Foundation Certificate in Software Testing. Successful delegates will also gain the ISTQB Certified Tester - Foundation Level, a globally recognised qualification.
Prerequisites
    • BCS allow additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose native language differs to that of the examination paper. Full details are provided in the BCS Reasonable Adjustments Policy which is available to view on the BCS website. If you believe you qualify for this then please notify the Exam Administration team on the details below as early as possible. At least two weeks' notice will be required for processing this request. Delegates failing to advise IT Training Solutions and provide evidence when requested, may not be allowed the additional support offered via the BCS policy.
    • If you are taking a BCS exam you must bring photographic identification with you (passport, driving license or student card), as it is a BCS requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification will result in a candidate not being able to sit the exam. For any questions about what form of identification is acceptable please contact IT Training Solutions.
    • Those delegates taking the examination will need to spend some time each evening on revision and example examination questions. The amount of time required will depend on experience, but delegates should be prepared to spend a minimum of 1-hour each evening.
    • Those who intend to sit the examination at the end of the course will benefit from pre-reading the ISTQB Foundation Level Syllabus and a standard text on the subject from the BCS book list.
    • Delegates should already have a basic working knowledge of IT and an understanding of the testing role in software development.
Objectives
    • Explain the terminology associated with the ISTQB and understand the principles and psychology of testing
    • Describe verification, validation and the steps in the testing lifecycle to produce a project test plan
    • Understand the test management lifecycle
    • Produce test designs using equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis and state transition techniques
    • Use static techniques to assess quality and coverage and appreciate the different tools available for automating testing
Target Audience
    • Anyone currently involved in testing or about to move into a testing role will benefit from attending this course
    • Those wishing to attain the BCS Foundation Certificate in Software Testing and/or the ISTQB Certified Tester - Foundation Level should also attend.
What's included
    • For courses held on our premises, complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are available. Lunch is not provided, however, there is a wide variety of eateries within a short walk of the centre.
    • Comprehensive course materials and exercises
Course Content
    • Key Topics
      FUNDAMENTALS OF TESTING
      Testing terminology; General testing principles; Why testing is necessary; Fundamental test process; The psychology of testing.

      TESTING THROUGHOUT THE LIFECYCLE
      Models for testing; Component, System Integration and Acceptance testing; Maintenance testing; Non-functional system testing; Functional system testing.

      STATIC TECHNIQUES
      Reviews and the test process; Costs and benefits of reviews; Types of review: Walkthrough, technical review, inspections, informal review; Static analysis

      TEST DESIGN TECHNIQUES
      Black and White box testing; Black box test techniques including equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis and state transition testing; White box test techniques including statement and decision testing; Experience-based techniques; Choosing test techniques

      TEST MANAGEMENT
      Organisation; Project test plan; Configuration management; Test estimation: Inclusion in project schedule; Monitoring and control; Tracking progress and deviations from plan; Incident management: Logging, tracking and analysis; Risk and testing.

      TEST TOOLS
      Types of test tool; Requirements testing; Static analysis; Test design; Data preparation; Capture/replay; Test running; Test harnesses, drivers and simulators; Performance testing; Dynamic analysis; Debugging; Comparison; Test management; Coverage measurement; Effective use, benefits and risk; Introducing a tool into an organization.

 

 

IT Training Solutions Ltd
Oakville, 14 Durham Road West, Bowburn, Durham, DH6 5AU
0191 377 8377
ittrainingsolutions.co.uk

Printed: 20 Jun 19

 

 

 

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