Software Testing Quality Assurance

(SOFT-TEST-QA.AE1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-479-7
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Gain the knowledge and skills required for starting a career in the field of software testing with the Software Testing Quality Assurance course.  Explore performance and load testing, ensuring your software stands strong, and discover the best practices that elevate your software quality. The course focuses on testing techniques and helps students fulfill the software testing requirement of today's industries. This course contains interactive learning resources that will help you understand all the aspects of software testing.

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Lessons

19+ Lessons | 245+ Exercises | 180+ Quizzes | 331+ Flashcards | 331+ Glossary of terms

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50+ Pre Assessment Questions | 1+ Full Length Tests | 73+ Post Assessment Questions | 73+ Practice Test Questions

1

PREFACE

  • Who Should Read This Course?
  • How Should This Course be Read?
  • Notes for Instructors
2

BASIC CONCEPTS AND PRELIMINARIES

  • QUALITY REVOLUTION
  • SOFTWARE QUALITY
  • ROLE OF TESTING
  • VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION
  • FAILURE, ERROR, FAULT, AND DEFECT
  • NOTION OF SOFTWARE RELIABILITY
  • OBJECTIVES OF TESTING
  • WHAT IS A TEST CASE?
  • EXPECTED OUTCOME
  • CONCEPT OF COMPLETE TESTING
  • CENTRAL ISSUE IN TESTING
  • TESTING ACTIVITIES
  • TEST LEVELS
  • SOURCES OF INFORMATION FOR TEST CASE SELECTION
  • WHITE-BOX AND BLACK-BOX TESTING
  • TEST PLANNING AND DESIGN
  • MONITORING AND MEASURING TEST EXECUTION
  • TEST TOOLS AND AUTOMATION
  • TEST TEAM ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
  • OUTLINE OF COURSE
  • REFERENCES
3

THEORY OF PROGRAM TESTING

  • BASIC CONCEPTS IN TESTING THEORY
  • THEORY OF GOODENOUGH AND GERHART
  • THEORY OF WEYUKER AND OSTRAND
  • THEORY OF GOURLAY
  • ADEQUACY OF TESTING
  • LIMITATIONS OF TESTING
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES
4

UNIT TESTING

  • CONCEPT OF UNIT TESTING
  • STATIC UNIT TESTING
  • DEFECT PREVENTION
  • DYNAMIC UNIT TESTING
  • MUTATION TESTING
  • DEBUGGING
  • UNIT TESTING IN EXTREME PROGRAMMING
  • JUNIT: FRAMEWORK FOR UNIT TESTING
  • TOOLS FOR UNIT TESTING
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES
5

CONTROL FLOW TESTING

  • BASIC IDEA
  • OUTLINE OF CONTROL FLOW TESTING
  • CONTROL FLOW GRAPH
  • PATHS IN A CONTROL FLOW GRAPH
  • PATH SELECTION CRITERIA
  • GENERATING TEST INPUT
  • EXAMPLES OF TEST DATA SELECTION
  • CONTAINING INFEASIBLE PATHS
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES
6

DATA FLOW TESTING

  • GENERAL IDEA
  • DATA FLOW ANOMALY
  • OVERVIEW OF DYNAMIC DATA FLOW TESTING
  • DATA FLOW GRAPH
  • DATA FLOW TERMS
  • DATA FLOW TESTING CRITERIA
  • COMPARISON OF DATA FLOW TEST SELECTION CRITERIA
  • FEASIBLE PATHS AND TEST SELECTION CRITERIA
  • COMPARISON OF TESTING TECHNIQUES
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES
7

DOMAIN TESTING

  • DOMAIN ERROR
  • TESTING FOR DOMAIN ERRORS
  • SOURCES OF DOMAINS
  • TYPES OF DOMAIN ERRORS
  • ON AND OFF POINTS
  • TEST SELECTION CRITERION
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES
8

SYSTEM INTEGRATION TESTING

  • CONCEPT OF INTEGRATION TESTING
  • DIFFERENT TYPES OF INTERFACES AND INTERFACE ERRORS
  • GRANULARITY OF SYSTEM INTEGRATION TESTING
  • SYSTEM INTEGRATION TECHNIQUES
  • SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE INTEGRATION
  • TEST PLAN FOR SYSTEM INTEGRATION
  • OFF-THE-SHELF COMPONENT INTEGRATION
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES
9

SYSTEM TEST CATEGORIES

  • TAXONOMY OF SYSTEM TESTS
  • BASIC TESTS
  • FUNCTIONALITY TESTS
  • ROBUSTNESS TESTS
  • INTEROPERABILITY TESTS
  • PERFORMANCE TESTS
  • SCALABILITY TESTS
  • STRESS TESTS
  • LOAD AND STABILITY TESTS
  • RELIABILITY TESTS
  • REGRESSION TESTS
  • DOCUMENTATION TESTS
  • REGULATORY TESTS
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES
10

FUNCTIONAL TESTING

  • FUNCTIONAL TESTING CONCEPTS OF HOWDEN
  • COMPLEXITY OF APPLYING FUNCTIONAL TESTING
  • PAIRWISE TESTING
  • EQUIVALENCE CLASS PARTITIONING
  • BOUNDARY VALUE ANALYSIS
  • DECISION TABLES
  • RANDOM TESTING
  • ERROR GUESSING
  • CATEGORY PARTITION
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES
11

TEST GENERATION FROM FSM MODELS

  • STATE-ORIENTED MODEL
  • POINTS OF CONTROL AND OBSERVATION
  • FINITE-STATE MACHINE
  • TEST GENERATION FROM AN FSM
  • TRANSITION TOUR METHOD
  • TESTING WITH STATE VERIFICATION
  • UNIQUE INPUT–OUTPUT SEQUENCE
  • DISTINGUISHING SEQUENCE
  • CHARACTERIZING SEQUENCE
  • TEST ARCHITECTURES
  • TESTING AND TEST CONTROL NOTATION VERSION 3 (TTCN-3)
  • EXTENDED FSMS
  • TEST GENERATION FROM EFSM MODELS
  • ADDITIONAL COVERAGE CRITERIA FOR SYSTEM TESTING
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES
12

SYSTEM TEST DESIGN

  • TEST DESIGN FACTORS
  • REQUIREMENT IDENTIFICATION
  • CHARACTERISTICS OF TESTABLE REQUIREMENTS
  • TEST OBJECTIVE IDENTIFICATION
  • EXAMPLE
  • MODELING A TEST DESIGN PROCESS
  • MODELING TEST RESULTS
  • TEST DESIGN PREPAREDNESS METRICS
  • TEST CASE DESIGN EFFECTIVENESS
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES
13

SYSTEM TEST PLANNING AND AUTOMATION

  • STRUCTURE OF A SYSTEM TEST PLAN
  • INTRODUCTION AND FEATURE DESCRIPTION
  • ASSUMPTIONS
  • TEST APPROACH
  • TEST SUITE STRUCTURE
  • TEST ENVIRONMENT
  • TEST EXECUTION STRATEGY
  • TEST EFFORT ESTIMATION
  • SCHEDULING AND TEST MILESTONES
  • SYSTEM TEST AUTOMATION
  • EVALUATION AND SELECTION OF TEST AUTOMATION TOOLS
  • TEST SELECTION GUIDELINES FOR AUTOMATION
  • CHARACTERISTICS OF AUTOMATED TEST CASES
  • STRUCTURE OF AN AUTOMATED TEST CASE
  • TEST AUTOMATION INFRASTRUCTURE
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES
14

SYSTEM TEST EXECUTION

  • BASIC IDEAS
  • MODELING DEFECTS
  • PREPAREDNESS TO START SYSTEM TESTING
  • METRICS FOR TRACKING SYSTEM TEST
  • ORTHOGONAL DEFECT CLASSIFICATION
  • DEFECT CAUSAL ANALYSIS
  • BETA TESTING
  • FIRST CUSTOMER SHIPMENT
  • SYSTEM TEST REPORT
  • PRODUCT SUSTAINING
  • MEASURING TEST EFFECTIVENESS
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES
15

ACCEPTANCE TESTING

  • TYPES OF ACCEPTANCE TESTING
  • ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA
  • SELECTION OF ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA
  • ACCEPTANCE TEST PLAN
  • ACCEPTANCE TEST EXECUTION
  • ACCEPTANCE TEST REPORT
  • ACCEPTANCE TESTING IN eXtreme PROGRAMMING
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES
16

SOFTWARE RELIABILITY

  • WHAT IS RELIABILITY?
  • DEFINITIONS OF SOFTWARE RELIABILITY
  • FACTORS INFLUENCING SOFTWARE RELIABILITY
  • APPLICATIONS OF SOFTWARE RELIABILITY
  • OPERATIONAL PROFILES
  • RELIABILITY MODELS
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES
17

TEST TEAM ORGANIZATION

  • TEST GROUPS
  • SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE GROUP
  • SYSTEM TEST TEAM HIERARCHY
  • EFFECTIVE STAFFING OF TEST ENGINEERS
  • RECRUITING TEST ENGINEERS
  • RETAINING TEST ENGINEERS
  • TEAM BUILDING
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES
18

SOFTWARE QUALITY

  • FIVE VIEWS OF SOFTWARE QUALITY
  • MCCALL’S QUALITY FACTORS AND CRITERIA
  • ISO 9126 QUALITY CHARACTERISTICS
  • ISO 9000:2000 SOFTWARE QUALITY STANDARD
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES
19

MATURITY MODELS

  • BASIC IDEA IN SOFTWARE PROCESS
  • CAPABILITY MATURITY MODEL
  • TEST PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
  • TESTING MATURITY MODEL
  • SUMMARY
  • LITERATURE REVIEW
  • REFERENCES

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