Software Testing Considerations for Business Analysts

Course:  STCBA
Duration:  1 Day
Level:  I
Course Summary

Professional testing of software has become an increasingly important task requiring an increased knowledge of testing techniques. This course teaches the most important methods of software testing. It is designed for analysts who need to understand how testing is handled in today's environments. It also covers current topics, such as test-first approach and risk-based testing.

The content of this course is based on International Software Testing Qualifications Board.

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Topics Covered In This Course


  • Fundamentals
  • Trends
  • Where do requirements fit in?

Basics of Software Testing

  • Terms and Motivation
  • The Fundamental Test Process
  • General Principles of Testing

Testing in the Software Lifecycle

  • The General V-Model
  • Component Test
  • Integration Test
  • System Test
  • Acceptance Test

Static Testing

  • Requirements reviews
  • Other documentation reviews

Dynamic Analysis ? Test Design Techniques

  • Black Box Testing Techniques
  • White Box Testing Techniques
  • Use Cases as Test Cases

Test Management

  • Test Organization
  • Test Planning

Incident Management

  • Requirements to Configuration Management

Test Tools

  • Types of Test Tools

Other Considerations

  • Agile considerations
  • Management Issues
  • Specification-Based Testing Techniques
  • Individual Specification-Based Techniques
  • Selecting a Specification-Based Technique
  • Efficiency Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Reliability Testing
  • Reviews
  • Communications Skills
What You Can Expect

At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Recognize what are testing motivating factors
  • Relate requirements to test cases
  • Understand testing activities
  • Understand a test plan
  • Understand the purpose of reporting defects
  • Recognize why testing communication is important
Who Should Take This Course

This course is designed for Business Analysts.

Training Style

Instructor led with 50% lecture and 50% lab.

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