Software Test Management
Software developers, technical and user acceptance testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, project managers, quality managers; anyone with an interest in testing.
Working experience with computers; prior experience in either software testing or the software development cycle would be beneficial.
Software systems are increasingly ubiquitous in all aspects of our lives. Failures in these systems can be costly in terms of money, time, and business reputation. Some software failures can even result in personal injury or death. Effective software testing is integral to mitigating harm caused by software failures and providing confidence in software systems. This course covers management of software testing. This course is one of a series intended to align with the Certified Tester Foundations Level Syllabus (the “Syllabus”). The authors, Thomas Muller (chair), Dorothy Graham, Debra Friedenberg and Erik van Veendendal, and the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB®) are the source and copyright owners of the Syllabus. The course is intended to help learners prepare for the Foundation Certificate in Software Testing exam (BH0-010) which is provided by the Information Systems Examination Board (ISEB), a globally-recognized testing body providing software testing certification. SkillSoft makes no claim to any approval or endorsement of this course by any of the aforementioned parties or other third party.
Test Organization and Independence
- recognize a test team’s level of independence in an organization
- recognize the tasks of a test leader
- recognize the tasks that are carried out by a tester
- evaluate the effectiveness of a test team
Test Planning and Estimation
- distinguish the different detail plans that are created from the master test plan, based on scenarios
- recognize the factors that influence the levels of a test plan
- recognize different test strategies in a given scenario
- identify key factors that influence test effort
- recognize entry and exit criteria
- interpret test metrics
- evaluate test summary reports and select test control actions
- prepare a test plan
- analyze a test case summary