Software Testing Course Syllabus – Online Course Detailed Training Plan

Software Testing Course Syllabus and Training Plan

Week 1

Brief introduction to software systems and SDLC

Basic concepts

  • Basic Testing Vocabulary
  • Quality Assurance versus Quality Control
  • The Cost of Quality
  • Software Quality Factors
  • How Quality is Defined
  • Why Do We Test Software?
  • What is a Defect?
  • The Multiple Roles of the Software Tester(People Relationships)
  • Scope of Testing
  • When Should Testing Occur?
  • Testing Constraints
  • Life Cycle Testing
  • Independent Testing
  • What is a  QA Process?
  • Levels of Testing
  • The “V” Concept of Testing

Week 2:

Testing Techniques

  • Structural versus Functional Technique Categories
  • Verification versus Validation
  • Static versus Dynamic Testing
  • Examples of Specific Testing Techniques

Test Administration

  • Test Planning
  • Customization of the Test Process
  • Budgeting
  • Scheduling

Create the Test Plan


  • Prerequisites to test planning
  • Understand the Characteristics of the Software Being Developed
  • Build the Test Plan
  • Write the Test Plan

Week 3:

  • Test Cases:
  • Test case Design
  • Building test cases
  • Test data mining
  • Test execution
  • Test Reporting
  • Defect Management
  • Test Coverage – Traceability matrix

Test Metrics – Guidelines and usage

Test reporting:

  • Guidelines for writing test reports

Week 4:

Test Tools used to Build Test Reports

Managing Change

  • Software Configuration Management
  • Change Management

Risks – Risk Analysis and Management with examples
User Acceptance testing – in detail explanation with details
Case Study: How to test web, stand alone and database applications – with examples.
Help with resume and testing interview skills.

Software Testing Training Course Week 5:

Automation Testing Basics

  • Basics of automation testing – why, when and how to perform automation testing
  • Factors for choosing a particular tool
  • An overview for the major functional testing tools
  • Overview of Test management and bug tracking tools

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