Tool Support in Software Testing

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.

Expected Duration
90 minutes

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 tool support in 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.


Tool Support for Testing

  • recognize the risks and benefits of automatic test tools
  • recognize the different roles of data-driven scripts and keyword-driven scripts
  • recognize the appropriate use of tools for management, specification, and static testing
  • recognize the appropriate use of performance and monitoring tools, and test execution and logging tools
  • recognize the purpose of test execution and logging tools
  • recognize the purpose of performance and monitoring tools
  • recognize when it is appropriate to introduce a test tool into an organization
  • recognize the appropriate test tools to implement at each stage of the testing process
  • recognize how to integrate tools into a testing process





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