Key Test Design Techniques

Proven Approaches to More Effective Testing

Learn how to create an effective set of test cases and develops your practical skills to become a better test engineer, and leave with a newfound confidence for developing test cases that find important bugs earlier.

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May 23May 24, 2017
May 23May 24, 2017
Virtual Classroom
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Description
  • Learn black-box (functional) test design techniques to find more bugs—faster
  • Explore white-box (structural) methods to add more depth to your test cases
  • Examine exploratory testing approaches to replace ad hoc testing
  • Find out when to use each test design technique for the best results
  • Learn the value of defect taxonomies in test case design

Key Test Design Techniques begins where many software testing courses end. Once the test plans are written, test teams are formed, and test tools are selected, it is time to create specific test cases. Because testing everything is impossible, the major task in test design is to choose a subset of all possible tests of program paths and data combinations to find important defects quickly. This course shows you how to create an effective set of test cases and develops your practical skills to become a better test engineer—in just six hours over two days.

Lee Copeland, industry expert and author, brings the science and the art of functional, structural, and exploratory testing right to your computer. Specifically, he shares key test design techniques, including equivalence class and boundary value testing, decision table testing, state transition testing, and all pairs testing. Leave this class with a newfound confidence for developing test cases that find important bugs earlier.

Who Should Attend
This course is appropriate for both novice and experienced software testers. Developers in an agile environment who are expected to write test cases will find it extremely useful. Test and development managers can also benefit. A background of basic development processes and test levels is helpful but not required.

Course Outline

Introduction
Place of test design within the testing process
What is testing?
Current challenges in test design?
What are test cases?
The impossibility of testing everything

Black Box Science
What is black-box testing?
Black-box testing at different testing levels
Equivalence class partitioning
Boundary value testing
Cross functional testing
Decision table testing
State-transition diagram testing
All pairs test methods
Traceability matrix

White Box Science
What is white-box testing?
Coverage measures
Control flow concepts
Applying control flow to code

Black Box Art
Hunches and guessing
Exploratory testing
Creating creative invalids
Choosing the appropriate technique

Defect Taxonomies
The benefits of using taxonomies
Sample taxonomies

Wrap-Up

Class Fee Includes


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Dates
Mode
Location
Event
Venue
May 23May 24, 2017
May 23May 24, 2017
Virtual Classroom
Desktop
Anywhere
Price: $599 USD Course Duration: 2 Days
Description
  • Learn black-box (functional) test design techniques to find more bugs—faster
  • Explore white-box (structural) methods to add more depth to your test cases
  • Examine exploratory testing approaches to replace ad hoc testing
  • Find out when to use each test design technique for the best results
  • Learn the value of defect taxonomies in test case design

Key Test Design Techniques begins where many software testing courses end. Once the test plans are written, test teams are formed, and test tools are selected, it is time to create specific test cases. Because testing everything is impossible, the major task in test design is to choose a subset of all possible tests of program paths and data combinations to find important defects quickly. This course shows you how to create an effective set of test cases and develops your practical skills to become a better test engineer—in just six hours over two days.

Lee Copeland, industry expert and author, brings the science and the art of functional, structural, and exploratory testing right to your computer. Specifically, he shares key test design techniques, including equivalence class and boundary value testing, decision table testing, state transition testing, and all pairs testing. Leave this class with a newfound confidence for developing test cases that find important bugs earlier.

Who Should Attend
This course is appropriate for both novice and experienced software testers. Developers in an agile environment who are expected to write test cases will find it extremely useful. Test and development managers can also benefit. A background of basic development processes and test levels is helpful but not required.

Course Outline

Introduction
Place of test design within the testing process
What is testing?
Current challenges in test design?
What are test cases?
The impossibility of testing everything

Black Box Science
What is black-box testing?
Black-box testing at different testing levels
Equivalence class partitioning
Boundary value testing
Cross functional testing
Decision table testing
State-transition diagram testing
All pairs test methods
Traceability matrix

White Box Science
What is white-box testing?
Coverage measures
Control flow concepts
Applying control flow to code

Black Box Art
Hunches and guessing
Exploratory testing
Creating creative invalids
Choosing the appropriate technique

Defect Taxonomies
The benefits of using taxonomies
Sample taxonomies

Wrap-Up

Class Schedule
Day 1: 1:00pm-4:00pm ET/10:00am-1:00pm PT
Day 2: 1:00pm-4:00pm ET/10:00am-1:00pm PT
Class Fee Includes
  • Easy course access: Attend training right from your computer and easily connect your audio via computer or phone. You can access your training course quickly and easily and can participate freely.
  • Live, expert instruction: See and hear your instructor presenting the course materials and answering your questions in real-time.
  • Valuable course materials: Our live-virtual training uses the same valuable course materials as our classroom training. Students will have direct access to the course materials.
  • Hands-on exercises: An essential component to any learning experience is applying what you have learned. Using the latest technology, your instructor can provide students with hands-on exercises, group activities, and breakout sessions.
  • Real-time communication: Communicate real-time directly with the instructor. Ask questions, provide comments, and participate in the class discussions.
  • Peer interaction: Networking with peers has always been a valuable part of any classroom training. Live-virtual training gives you the opportunity to interact with and learn from the other attendees during breakout sessions, course lecture, and Q&A.
  • Convenient schedule: Course instruction is divided into modules no longer than three hours per day. This schedule makes it easy for you to get the training you need without taking days out of the office and setting aside projects.
  • Small class size: Live-virtual courses are limited to the same small class sizes as our instructor-led training. This provides you with the opportunity for personal interaction with the instructor.
Instructors
Lee Copeland
TechWell Corp.

Contact us for more information 904.278.0524 or 888.268.8770


Course Duration: 1 Day
Description
  • Learn black-box (functional) test design techniques to find more bugs—faster
  • Explore white-box (structural) methods to add more depth to your test cases
  • Examine exploratory testing approaches to replace ad hoc testing
  • Find out when to use each test design technique for the best results
  • Learn the value of defect taxonomies in test case design

Key Test Design Techniques begins where many software testing courses end. Once the test plans are written, test teams are formed, and test tools are selected, it is time to create specific test cases. Because testing everything is impossible, the major task in test design is to choose a subset of all possible tests of program paths and data combinations to find important defects quickly. This course shows you how to create an effective set of test cases and develops your practical skills to become a better test engineer—in just six hours over two days.

Lee Copeland, industry expert and author, brings the science and the art of functional, structural, and exploratory testing right to your computer. Specifically, he shares key test design techniques, including equivalence class and boundary value testing, decision table testing, state transition testing, and all pairs testing. Leave this class with a newfound confidence for developing test cases that find important bugs earlier.

Who Should Attend
This course is appropriate for both novice and experienced software testers. Developers in an agile environment who are expected to write test cases will find it extremely useful. Test and development managers can also benefit. A background of basic development processes and test levels is helpful but not required.

Course Outline

Introduction
Place of test design within the testing process
What is testing?
Current challenges in test design?
What are test cases?
The impossibility of testing everything

Black Box Science
What is black-box testing?
Black-box testing at different testing levels
Equivalence class partitioning
Boundary value testing
Cross functional testing
Decision table testing
State-transition diagram testing
All pairs test methods
Traceability matrix

White Box Science
What is white-box testing?
Coverage measures
Control flow concepts
Applying control flow to code

Black Box Art
Hunches and guessing
Exploratory testing
Creating creative invalids
Choosing the appropriate technique

Defect Taxonomies
The benefits of using taxonomies
Sample taxonomies

Wrap-Up

Class Schedule
Sign-In/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
Class Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Course notebook
• Letter of completion
Instructors
Lee Copeland
TechWell Corp.

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