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Introduction to Software Testing - Revised

Learn about the principles and methodologies used in software testing with this free online course.

Software Testing
Free Course
This free online software testing course will familiarize you with the principles behind software and why it's so important for software development. By the end of this course you will understand software testing processes, how to identify when to begin testing during a project's development, verification and validation within testing, and different levels of software tests. This free online course will help you grow your skills as a developer.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This software testing course clearly discusses the principles of testing software and the methodologies involved in testing. Here, you will learn about the pesticide paradox in software testing as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the software development lifecycle V-model. You will also learn about the fault model and how it identifies the most importants types of faults in a program. You will then be introduced to test cases and the design, planning, and strategies used in a test case.


Next, the course will tackle unit testing and what parts of the program it tests, before showing you how to remove bugs from programs. You will then learn how to distinguish between the verification and validation processes in software testing. At every stage, the course is designed to expand your understanding of essential programming concepts and software development life cycles though simple, easy-to-follow lessons.


Upon completion, you will be able to describe the different levels of testing software, list methods that can be used to reduce errors in software programs, and describe the pesticide effect in testing software. If you are an aspiring computer programmer or IT developer, this will be a strong (as well as quick and free) boost for you résumé. So, start the course now, and you will be fully up-to-date with the best approaches for designing a test case in no time at all.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Distinguish between verification and validation processes in testing
  • Describe the different levels of testing software
  • List methods that can be used to reduce errors in software programs
  • Discuss the pesticide effect in testing software
  • Describe unit testing and when it is performed
  • Identify the main approaches to designing a test case

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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