This 5-day combined course provides comprehensive first-level training for anyone involved in software testing to gain a solid understanding of the basic concepts of software testing in both traditional and Agile environments. It is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), and follows the syllabuses specified by the International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB®).
The first three days covers the very successful Software Testing Foundation syllabus covering 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. The first three days prepares the delegates for the BCS Foundation Certificate in Software Testing. Successful delegates will also gain the ISTQB® Certified Tester - Foundation Level, a globally recognised qualification.
The last two days cover the syllabus of the Agile Tester – Foundation Level Extension course designed for professionals who are working within Agile environments. It is also for professionals who are planning to start implementing Agile methods in the near future, or are working within companies that plan to do so, The course provides an advantage for those who would like to know the required Agile activities, roles, methods, and methodologies specific to their role.
The course is aimed at the following groups of professionals:
Specific job roles this course may be suitable for are: testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers, and software developers.
The course may also be appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software testing in the traditional and Agile world, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.
Successful completion of the BCS-ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level is a pre-requisite to taking the ISTQB® Agile tester – Foundation Level Extension exam.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
Day 1 – Day 3: Foundation Certificate in Software Testing
1. Fundamentals of Testing
Testing terminology; General testing principles; Why testing is necessary; Fundamental test process; The psychology of testing.
2. Testing Throughout the Lifecycle
Models for testing; Component, System Integration and Acceptance testing; Maintenance testing; Non-functional system testing; Functional system testing.
3. Static Techniques
Reviews and the test process; Costs and benefits of reviews; Types of review: Walkthrough, technical review, inspections, informal review; Static analysis
4. 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
5. 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.
6. 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.
Day 4 & Day 5: Foundation Level Extension - Agile Tester
1. Understand the fundamentals of Agile Software Development
How the various agile approaches differ and understanding the concepts of the Agile Manifesto; How the tester needs to adapt in the agile process for maximum effectiveness; Apply the various aspects relating to agile, such as: Writing and reviewing User Stories, Working in a continuous integrated environment and Performing agile retrospectives to improve the process.
2. Apply the fundamental Agile testing principles, practices and processes
How testing differs when working in an agile lifecycle compared to a more traditional lifecycle; How to work in a highly collaborative and integrated environment; How independent testing can be used within an agile project; How to report progress and the quality of the product to business stakeholders; Understand the role and skills of a tester within an agile team.
3. Know the key testing methods, techniques and tools to use within an Agile project
Understand Test Driven Development (TDD), Acceptance Driven Development (ADD), Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) and the concepts of the Test Pyramid; Perform the role of a tester within a Scrum team: Perform test estimation and assess product quality risks within an agile project, Interpret the information produced during an agile project to support test activities, Write ADD test cases, Write test cases for both functional and non-functional user stories; Execute exploratory testing within an agile project; Recognise the various tools available to the tester for the various agile activities.
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