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Software Testing Course

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Uplatz offers in-depth and extensive training on Software Testing. This is video-based online course (self-paced training). You will be awarded Course Completion Certificate at the end of the course.

Software testing is the process of verifying and validating that a software or application is error free, meets the technical requirements as specified by its design, and meets the user requirements effectively and efficiently handling all the exceptional and boundary cases.

The process of software testing aims at not only identifying faults in the existing software but also at finding measures to improve the software in terms of efficiency, accuracy and usability. Software testing mainly aims at measuring specification, functionality and performance of a software program or application.

Software Testing can be broadly classified into two types:

1) Manual Testing: Manual testing includes testing a software manually, i.e., without using any automated tool or any script. In this type, the tester takes over the role of an end-user and tests the software to identify any unexpected behavior or bug. There are different stages for manual testing such as unit testing, integration testing, system testing, and user acceptance testing. Testers use test plans, test cases, or test scenarios to test a software to ensure the completeness of testing. Manual testing also includes exploratory testing, as testers explore the software to identify errors in it.

2) Automation Testing: Automation testing, which is also known as Test Automation, is when the tester writes scripts and uses another software to test the product. This process involves automation of a manual process. Automation Testing is used to re-run the test scenarios that were performed manually, quickly, and repeatedly.


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Software Testing Course Curriculum

  1. Fundamentals of Testing

1.1 Why is Testing Necessary?

1.1.1 Software Systems Context

1.1.2 Causes of Software Defects

1.1.3 Role of Testing in Software Development, Maintenance and Operations

1.1.4 Testing and Quality

1.1.5 How Much Testing is enough?

1.2 What is testing?

1.3 Seven Testing Principles

1.4 Fundamental Test Process

1.4.1 Test Planning and Control

1.4.2 Test Analysis and Design

1.4.3 Test Implementation and Execution

1.4.4 Evaluating Exit Criteria and Reporting

1.4.5 Test Closure Activities

1.5 The Psychology of Testing

1.6 Code of Ethics

2. Testing throughout the Software Life Cycle

2.1 Software Development Models

2.1.1 V-model (Sequential Development Model)

2.1.2 Iterative-incremental Development Models

2.1.3 Testing within a Life Cycle Model

2.2 Test Levels

2.2.1 Component Testing

2.2.2 Integration Testing

2.2.3 System Testing

2.2.4 Acceptance Testing

2.3 Test Types

2.3.1 Testing of Function (Functional Testing)

2.3.2 Testing of Non-functional Software Characteristics (Non-functional Testing)

2.3.3 Testing of Software Structure/Architecture (Structural Testing)

2.3.4 Testing Related to Changes: Re-testing and Regression Testing

2.4 Maintenance Testing

3. Static Techniques

3.1 Static Techniques and the Test Process

3.2 Review Process

3.2.1 Activities of a Formal Review

3.2.2 Roles and Responsibilities

3.2.3 Types of Reviews

3.2.4 Success Factors for Reviews

3.3 Static Analysis by Tools

4. Test Design Techniques

4.1 The Test Development Process

4.2 Categories of Test Design Techniques

4.3 Specification-based or Black-box Techniques

4.3.1 Equivalence Partitioning

4.3.2 Boundary Value Analysis

4.3.3 Decision Table Testing

4.3.4 State Transition Testing

4.3.5 Use Case Testing

4.4 Structure-based or White-box Techniques

4.4.1 Statement Testing and Coverage

4.4.2 Decision Testing and Coverage

4.4.3 Other Structure-based Techniques

4.5 Experience-based Techniques

4.6 Choosing Test Techniques

5. Test Management

5.1 Test Organization

5.1.2 Tasks of the Test Leader and Tester

5.2 Test Planning and Estimation

5.2.1 Test Planning

5.2.2 Test Planning Activities

5.2.3 Entry Criteria

5.2.4 Exit Criteria

5.2.5 Test Estimation

5.2.6 Test Strategy, Test Approach

5.3 Test Progress Monitoring and Control

5.3.1 Test Progress Monitoring

5.3.2 Test Reporting

5.3.3 Test Control

5.4 Configuration Management

5.5 Risk and Testing

5.5.1 Project Risks

5.5.2 Product Risks

5.6 Incident Management

6. Tool Support for Testing

6.1 Types of Test Tools

6.1.1 Tool Support for Testing

6.1.2 Test Tool Classification

6.1.3 Tool Support for Management of Testing and Tests

6.1.4 Tool Support for Static Testing

6.1.5 Tool Support for Test Specification

6.1.6 Tool Support for Test Execution and Logging

6.1.7 Tool Support for Performance and Monitoring

6.1.8 Tool Support for Specific Testing Needs

6.2 Effective Use of Tools: Potential Benefits and Risks

6.2.1 Potential Benefits and Risks of Tool Support for Testing (for all tools)

6.2.2 Special Considerations for Some Types of Tools

6.3 Introducing a Tool into an Organization

Who is this course for?

For anyone wanting to make a career in Software Testing


Passion and determination to achieve your goals!

Career path

  • Software Testing Specialist
  • QA Engineer
  • Manual Testing Engineer
  • Automation Testing Engineer
  • API Testing Engineer
  • QA Analyst
  • Software Developer

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Maria asked:

is this certificate is recognisable globally?


Hi Maria Uplatz certificate is recognized widely in the industry and across the globe. Team Uplatz

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Owen asked:

So I study the material after purchasing and then what? Is there an assignment or exam to do or do i get my certificate immediaty afterwards.


Hi Owen We do not conduct any assignment or exam. Once you complete the course (i.e. watch the videos of the course) to your satisfaction, you just need to send us an email confirming the same, and our team will issue you the certificate. Team Uplatz

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Akere asked:

how do I get a trainer . I really want to learn software testing both practical and theory


Hi Akere Sure, you can instead go for this course - Software Testing online tutor-led training This is live instructor-led training that will help you get great command over Software Testing concepts and application including Manual Testing, Automation Testing using Selenium, and API Testing. Team Uplatz

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Malik asked:

Hi, if I wanted to go for further higher level courses, is their any support or recommendations available?


Hi Malik This is self-paced video course, and there is no tutor support available here. However, if you wish to go for higher level courses to enhance your skills or get trending certifications in this area, and you need guidance/recommendations, you can book our tutor on an hourly basis. Team Uplatz

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Stefano asked:

After gaining this certificate it is possible for me to get a job straight away? if is yes how I'm going to do that without practical experience?


Hi Stefano After gaining the certificate issued by Uplatz, your chances for getting a job increase significantly. However, we can't guarantee you'll find a job straightaway as it depends on various factors including the current job market. This is online self-paced video course and there is no practical exercise involved. But if you are interested to make your career in software testing then our recommendation will be to go for our Software Testing online tutor-led training course. Uplatz

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