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.

Duration                        Learning Credits        

1 day-8 hours of            8 PDU’s 



Public Classroom Pricing:     

Early Bird Price: USD 595.00

Regular Price: USD 795.00

Instructor-Led Virtual Live Pricing:

Early Bird Price: USD 495.00

Regular Price: USD 695.00

Private Group/ In-House Learning:

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Course Outline

Session 1: Principles of Testing

Importance of Testing

Principles of Testing

Causes of Error

Session 2: Testing in the Life Cycle


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


Monitoring and Control

Measuring effectiveness

Who can attend?

● Testers

● Team Leads

● Developers

● Project Managers

● Users

● Business Analysts

● Quality Analysts

● Senior Managers

Learning Goals

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).

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