ISTQB-Software Testing Course

Chapter 1- Basics of Software testing
General terms of testing and explains the following in detail.

1. Why is Testing Necessary?
2. What is Testing
3. General Testing Principles
4. Fundamental Test Processes
5. Psychology of Testing

Chapter 2- Life Cycle Testing
Narrates how testing runs parallel with development process in SDLC. The main topics are as follows:
     Software Development Models
     Distinction: testing - checking, verification - validation
     General "V Model", identification of phase results
     Benefits of early tests; iterative tests
     Testing within the life cycle models
 
Test Levels
Component Testing (unit testing)
Integration Testing
System Testing
Acceptance Testing
 
Test Types: the Targets of Testing
Functional Testing
Non-functional Testing
Structural Testing
Testing changes - Confirmation and Regression Testing
Maintenance Tests
Testing once changes have been made

Chapter 3- Dynamic Test
The main objective of this chapter is how to write effective test cases looking into requirements.
Objectives are:
   Identifying test conditions and designing test cases
   condition, test case, and test procedure.
 
Categories of test design techniques
specification-based (black-box), structure-based (white-box)
 
Specification-based or black-box techniques
equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis
decision tables, state transition diagrams
 
Structure-based or white-box techniques
Experience-based techniques
Choosing test techniques

Chapter 4- Static Test
Static testing is a verification process.  Following are narrated in this chapter
Reviews and the test process

Review Process
Formal review
Informal review
Technical review
Walkthrough
Inspection
Static analysis by tools

Chapter 5-  Test Management
Objectives of Test Management are as follows:
Test organization
Test planning and estimation
Test progress monitoring and control
Configuration management
Risk and testing
Incident Management

Chapter 6-  Testing Tools
Overview of this chapter are as follows:
Types of test tools
Effective use of tools: potential benefit and risks
Introducing a tool into an organization.

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