Certified Software Testing Professional

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  1. 1. Select Certification & Register
  2. 2. Receive Online e-Learning Access (LMS)
  3. 3. Take exam online anywhere, anytime
  4. 4. Get certified & Increase Employability

Test Details

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • No. of questions: 50
  • Maximum marks: 50, Passing marks: 25 (50%).
  • There is NO negative marking in this module.
  • Online exam.

Benefits of Certification

$49.00 /-
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Why should I take Software Testing certification?

Software Testing is the backbone of any IT product, Services Company. Industry size is about USD$13 billion globally and is one of the biggest recruiters and job creators around the world. Software testing can be manual and automated. Vskills certification will focus on the different concepts of testing, automated testing necessary documentation and project management needs; and metrics for testing, automated testing and different tools for testing like load testing, cost-driven training and GUI based testing. Some different test automation tools will also be introduced.

How will I benefit from Software Testing Certification?

A number of career options have evolved in the testing industry. It is looked as a good professional career for many software professionals. For example, from being test engineer one can move to senior test engineer, test lead to test manager; else can become Quality Assurance lead, Quality Assurance Manager. Thus options available in the testing domain are huge.

There is always a demand for good performance testers who can analyze the performance test results, identify the bottlenecks and suggest tuning techniques. There are a lot of companies, specializing in software testing, open source and integration services. International job consultants also are constantly looking for Software Testing Professionals for overseas jobs. The skill is also greatly in demand in super specialized government projects.

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Vskills Certified Software Testing Professional may  find employment in all kind of companies American Express, HCL, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Capgemini, IBM services, Samsung Labs

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Introduction & Overview

  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • History

Software Testing Topics

  • Scope
  • Functional vs. Non-Functional testing
  • Defects and failures
  • Finding faults early
  • Compatibility
  • Input combinations and preconditions
  • Static vs. dynamic testing
  • Software verification and validation
  • The software testing team
  • Software quality assurance (SQA)
  • Testing Methods - The box approach

White Box Testing

  • Introduction
  • Types of white box testing
  • Test coverage
  • Hacking

Black box testing

  • Specification-based testing
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Test design techniques
  • Hacking
  • Grey box testing

Unit Testing

  • Overview
  • Benefits
  • Separation of interface from implementation
  • Unit testing limitations
  • Applications

Integration testing

  • Purpose
  • Limitations

System testing

  • Testing the whole system
  • Types of tests to include in system testing

Miscellaneous Testing Levels

  • System integration testing
  • Regression testing
  • Acceptance testing
  • Alpha testing
  • Beta testing

Non-functional testing

  • Software performance testing and load testing
  • Stability testing
  • Usability testing
  • Security testing
  • Internationalization and localization
  • Destructive testing

The Testing Process

  • Traditional CMMI or waterfall development model
  • Capability Maturity Model Integration
  • Waterfall model
  • Agile or Extreme development model
  • A Sample testing cycle

Automated testing

  • Code-driven testing
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) testing
  • What to test
  • Framework approach in automation
  • Defining boundaries between automation framework and a testing tool
  • Testing tools
  • Measurement in software testing

Testing Artifacts

  • Test plan
  • Traceability matrix
  • Test case
  • Test script
  • Test suite
  • Test data
  • Test harness

Introduction & Overview
  • What is Software testing
  • Overview and History of Software testing
Software Testing Basics
  • Testing scope
  • Testing types (Functional vs Non-functional, Static vs Dynamic)
  • Defects and failures
  • Combinations and preconditions of Input
  • Verification and validation of Software
  • SQA and the software testing team
  • The box approach to testing
White Box Testing
  • What is white Box Testing and its introduction
  • Design techniques of White Box Testing
  • Illustrating API testing which is a type of white box testing, with example and implementation
  • Degree of source code testing given by code coverage and its criteria with listing tools for different computer languages
  • Introducing faults to test code paths by Fault injection method, its history, software implementation and tools (research and commercial tools)
  • Modifying program code in small ways by mutation testing, its overview, equivalent mutant and mutant operators in mutation testing
  • Requirement review by static testing
  • Code coverage types in white box testing
  • White box testing as penetration testing
Black box testing
  • Testing application functionality by Black box testing
  • Application functionality testing as per requirement by Specification-based testing
  • Advantages and disadvantages of Black box testing
  • Testing by using Decision tables with example and benefits
  • Testing by pairing input parameter to a system algorithm
  • Using state transition tables in one and two dimension for testing
  • Partitioning the input data in equivalent classes for testing
  • Testing by using values at edges of equivalent classes by boundary value analysis and its application
  • Black box penetration testing
  • Combining white and black box testing in Grey box testing
Unit Testing
  • Overview of testing the smallest part of an application by unit testing
  • Advantages of unit testing in integration, making changes, design and documentation
  • Using abstract interfaces to separate interface from implementation
  • Limitations of Unit testing
  • Using unit testing in Extreme Programming and automation framework
  • Frameworks for Unit testing
  • Direct language support for unit testing
Integration testing
  • Purpose of testing combined modules of software
  • Types of integration testing covering big-bang, top-down and bottom-up
  • Limitations in conducting Integration testing
System testing
  • Testing the whole system
  • Testing the GUI by Planning and artificial intelligence, generating the test case and using Event Flow Graphs
  • Illustrating the history, goals and methods of Usability testing to test Usability of the application
  • Assessing the performance of application by performance testing
  • Testing compatibility of application with computing environment
  • Illustrating Error handling testing, its Verification, support in programming languages, implementation
  • Exception safety of code and its level to handle run-time errors
  • Exception handling based on Design by Contract
  • Checked exceptions in Java
  • Synchronous and asynchronous exceptions
  • Condition systems in Lisp
  • Return to expression that signaled an exception by Continuable exceptions
  • Testing normal and anticipated peak load conditions by Load testing using Software and Mechanical load testing
  • Testing with certain amount of data by Volume testing
  • Security testing for Confidentiality, Integrity, Authentication and Non-repudiation
  • Testing capability to scale by Scalability testing
  • Profiling to profile a program's behavior for optimization
  • History, types, methods to use profiler
  • Testing to determine the stability by performing Stress testing using Rationale, Field experience and Relationship to branch coverage with various Measures.
  • Scale vertically vs. horizontally, Tradeoffs to make and designing for scalability
  • To evaluate whether result of calculation is true by Sanity testing
  • Describing the Exploratory testing with its Benefits and drawbacks
  • Retesting the program for new bugs by Regression testing
  • Testing the Reliability of application by Reliability, Recovery and failover testing
  • Testing compliance to accessibility for disabled persons by Accessibility testing
Miscellaneous Testing Levels
  • Testing System with coexistence with others by System integration testing
  • Explaining Regression, Acceptance, Alpha & Beta testing
Non-functional testing
  • Illustrating Software performance, load, Stability, Usability, Security testing and Internationalization and localization testing
  • Explaining Destructive testing and its types
The Testing Process
  • Testing in Traditional waterfall software development model
  • Capability Maturity Model Integration with testing
  • Testing in Agile or Extreme software development model
  • Explaining a Sample testing cycle
Automated testing
  • Automate the testing process
  • Testing with variety of input arguments of public interfaces by Code-driven testing or Test-driven development
  • Testing by a framework generating user interface events like keystrokes and mouse clicks, and observes the changes by Graphical User Interface (GUI) testing
  • Quantifying what to test in automated tests
  • Applying Framework approach in test automation
  • Defining boundaries between automation framework and a testing tool
  • Various types of Testing tools
  • Measurement to be taken in software testing
Testing Artifacts
  • Various records or artifacts generated during testing are Test plan, Traceability matrix, Test case, Test script, Test suite, Test data and Test harness

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