Software Testing Essentials

This courseware is available in a Virtual Classroom configuration.

The Software Testing Essentials course is a one day introductory course explaining the fundamentals of software testing. The course explains the importance of testing and…

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Certificate None
Duration 1 Day
Delivery Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Languages English

What is included in Software Testing Essentials

Course Description

The Software Testing Essentials course is a one day introductory course explaining the fundamentals of software testing.

The course explains the importance of testing and reasons why we test software. It looks at how testing fits into the overall Development Lifecycle and what can be done to improve effectiveness and efficiency of testing within our organisation.

This course helps to provide delegates with an understanding of the principles of testing and explain different testing terminology. The course also provides an overview of the different testing techniques, tools and how to detect and prevent defects.

Course Information

Certification: None

Duration: 1 Day

Domain: Solution Development and Deployment

Delivery Method: Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom


Available Languages: English

Purchase Options: Customizable Courseware


  • Testers
  • Team Leads
  • Developers
  • Project Managers
  • Users
  • Business Analysts
  • Quality Analysts
  • Senior Managers

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand testing principles, the importance of testing and impact on the organisation.
  • Recognise 6 common types of bugs and the strategies to use to attack and destroy them.
  • Gain an understanding of the various types of testing tools and where they fit into the overall lifecycle.
  • Understand and apply a powerful monitoring technique known as S-Curves.
  • Improve your skills in test estimation using 6 different estimation methods and understand some of the problems associated with test estimation.
  • Be able to measure the value of testing using a simple yet powerful measurement technique called DDP (Defect Detection Percentage).

Course Outline

Session 1: Principles of Testing

  • Importance of Testing
  • Principles of Testing
  • Causes of Error

Session 2: Testing in the Lifecycle

  • V-Model
  • Level of Testing
  • The Test Process

Session 3: Overview of Testing Techniques and Tools

  • What is Testing Techniques
  • Black and White Box Techniques and Coverage
  • Testing tools and automation


Session 4: Overview of Managing Testing

  • Estimating
  • Monitoring and Control
  • Measuring effectiveness

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