About Syllabus Practice Exercises and Assessments

Software Testing

  • Understanding the importance of software testing in the software development life cycle (SDLC).
  • Overview of the goals and objectives of software testing.
Fundamentals of Testing
  • Principles of testing: correctness, completeness, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Testing throughout the software development life cycle.
  • The psychology of testing: understanding the tester's mindset.
Testing and Quality
  • The relationship between testing and quality assurance.
  • Defining and measuring software quality.
  • The cost of quality and the economics of testing.
Testing Techniques
  • Black-box testing techniques: equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis, and decision table testing.
  • White-box testing techniques: statement coverage, decision coverage, and condition coverage.
  • Experience-based testing techniques: exploratory testing and error guessing.
Static Testing
  • Static testing techniques: reviews, inspections, and walkthroughs.
  • Static analysis tools and their role in identifying defects early in the development process.
Test Management
  • Test planning: defining the scope, objectives, and approach of testing.
  • Test estimation: estimating resources, time, and effort required for testing.
  • Test monitoring and control: tracking progress, identifying risks, and making adjustments.
Test Execution
  • Test case design: creating test cases based on requirements and specifications.
  • Test execution: running test cases, recording results, and reporting defects.
  • Regression testing: retesting modified code to ensure no new defects have been introduced.
Defect Management
  • Defect lifecycle: identification, logging, prioritisation, fixing, and verification.
  • Defect tracking tools and their role in managing defects throughout the development cycle.
Test Tools
  • Overview of test automation tools: Selenium, JUnit, TestNG, etc.
  • Test management tools: HP Quality Center, JIRA, TestRail, etc.
  • Performance testing tools: JMeter, LoadRunner, etc.
Testing in Agile and DevOps
  • Testing in Agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban, etc.
  • Testing in DevOps: continuous integration, continuous testing, and continuous deployment.
Practice Exercises and Assessments
  • Hands-on exercises and simulations to reinforce learning.
  • Assessments and quizzes to evaluate understanding and application of software testing concepts.
  • Feedback and guidance to support continuous learning and improvement.