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Diploma in Software Testing

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Diploma in Software Testing
  • Free

  • Channel 9

  • 10-15 Hours

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 250 Pts

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • In this free online course Diploma in Software Testing you will learn about strategies that are used for testing software. You will learn about the verification and validation processes of testing and the difference between the two. You will learn about the different levels of testing. You will learn about system testing and its categories and strategies. You will learn about integration testing, when it is applied and how it works. You will learn about the difference in testing an Object-orientated program compared to the traditional procedural program.

    The course begins by introducing you to software testing concepts. You will learn about the effort involved in testing and where during the software development life cycle testing starts. You will learn about the verification and validation processes of testing, and about the different testing levels and what the different levels test. You will learn about the pesticide effect for software testing, and the software development life cycle V model, and its strengths and weaknesses. You will learn about the fault model and how it outlines the types of faults in a program. You will learn about test cases, design & planning and strategies for test cases. You will learn about unit testing, what it is and what parts of the program it tests.

    Next, you will learn about Black box testing strategies. You will learn about equivalence class testing and how it works. You will also learn about special value testing, combinatorial testing, decision table-based testing, and pair-wise or all-pairs testing methods.

    You will learn about different white-box strategies. You will learn about coverage based testing techniques and which is the strongest and weakest of these techniques. You will learn about the Modified condition and decision coverage testing also known as MC/DC testing. You will learn about path testing and about creating control flow graphs. You will learn about dataflow testing to test variables in your program. You will learn about introducing faults into a program for mutation testing. You will learn about how mutation testing works, its drawbacks and terminology. You will learn about integration testing, what it is and different approaches to this type of testing.

    Finally, you will be introduced to the levels of testing above unit testing. You will learn about different types of system performance testing methods and how they work. You will learn about regression testing, when it is performed and why. You will learn about testing Object-Orientated programs and features of OO programming such as inheritance and polymorphism. You will learn why some testing methods for procedural programs will not work with OO programs. You will also learn about the different integration testing strategies for testing you OO program.

    This course will be of great interest to any programmer who wishes to learn about testing methods that can be used to test software programs they have written.

  • Having completed this course you will be able to:
    - Describe the different levels of testing software.
    - Discuss means of reducing bugs in your software program.
    - Distinguish the verification and validation process in software testing.
    - Describe the pesticide effect in testing software.
    - Describe unit testing and when it is performed.
    - Identify the main approaches to designing a test case.
    - Discuss the use of equivalence class testing.
    - Explain special value testing.
    - Describe the process of Boundary Value Analysis testing.
    - List three strategies for combinatorial testing.
    - Describe the Decision table-base testing and it usefulness.
    - Explain pair-wise testing.
    - Discuss White-box testing and its types of strategies.
    - Discuss the different types of condition coverage testing.
    - Describe Modified condition and decision coverage testing.
    - Explain path coverage testing and creation of control-flow graphs.
    - Discuss Dataflow testing.
    - Describe mutation testing and identify its drawbacks.
    - Describe different integration testing approaches.
    - Discuss different system testing methods and their categories.
    - Explain the use and importance of regression testing.
    - Discuss why Object-Oriented programming was supposed to make testing easier than procedural programming.
    - List the differences for testing an Object-Oriented program compared to a Procedural program.
    - Describe the Object-Oriented programming methods that can cause issues for testing.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

Modules List( 11 )
  • Diploma in Software Testing
  • Module
    1
    Introduction to Levels of Testing
  • Module
    2
    Basic Concepts in Testing and Unit Testing
    • In this module you will learn about the pesticide effect for software testing. You will learn about the software development life cycle V model, its strengths and weaknesses. You will learn about the evolution of test automation, comparing the types of testing tools available. You will learn about the fault model and how it outlines the types of faults in the program. You will learn about test cases, and design and planning and strategies for test cases. You will learn about unit testing, what it is and what parts of the program it tests.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Basic Concepts in Testing - Part I
    • Basic Concepts in Testing - Part II
    • Unit Testing
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module
    3
    Equivalence and Special Value Testing
    • In this module you will be introduced to Equivalence class testing, you will learn how equivalence class testing works and is based on the input data. You will learn about equivalence classes been created for both invalid and valid data. You will learn about special value testing and about its two types General and Special risk. You will learn about boundary value analysis and how it works.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Equivalence and BV Testing
    • Special Value Testing
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module
    4
    Combinatorial and White-box Testing
    • In this module you will be introduced to Combinatorial testing which is another black box strategy. You will learn about different types of combinatorial testing strategies. You will learn about Decision table-based testing to show you testing on a table. You will learn about cause-effect graphing and how it can help you generate your decision tables. You will learn about pair-wise or all-pairs testing and how it works. You will learn about white-box testing and about several strategies for it. You will learn about how white-box testing strategies can be broken into two types.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Combinatorial Testing
    • Pairwise Testing
    • White Box Testing
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module
    5
    Diploma in Software Testing - First Assessment
  • Module
    6
    MC/DC Testing
    • In this module you will be introduced to coverage based testing. You will learn about the basic condition coverage testing. You will learn about other types of coverage based techniques. You will learn about which is the strongest and weakest coverage based techniques. You will learn about the Modified condition and decision coverage testing (MC/DC testing).
    • Learning Outcomes
    • MC/DC Testing - Part I
    • MC/DC Testing - Part II
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module
    7
    Path, Dataflow and Mutation Testing
    • In this module you will be introduced to path testing another coverage testing technique. You will learn about creating control flow graphs. You will learn about using Dataflow testing to test your variables in a program. You will learn about introducing faults into your program for mutation testing. You will learn about how mutation testing works, its drawbacks and terminology. You will be introduced to integration testing, what it is and different approaches to integration testing.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Path Testing
    • Dataflow and Mutation Testing
    • Mutation Testing
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module
    8
    Introduction to Testing Levels
    • In this module you will be introduced to the testing levels above unit testing. You will learn about integration testing. You will learn about the different approaches for integration testing and how they work. You will learn about system testing and what its objective is. You will learn about different types of system performance testing. You will learn about what many of the performance tests, test the system on. You will learn about regression testing when it’s performed and why.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Integration Testing
    • System Testing
    • Regression Testing
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module
    9
    Testing Object-Orientated Programs
  • Module
    10
    Diploma in Software Testing - Second Assessment
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module
    11
    Diploma in Software Testing - Final Assessment