Introduction to Software Testing

During the course, students will get an insight into the basics of software testing.
Code: SQA-026
Duration: 8 hours


During the course, students will get an insight into the basics of software testing.


  • Generally accepted terms of software testing.
  • Goals of software testing.
  • Basic terms: 
    • Test object, test basis;
    • Error/mistake, bug/defect/fault, failure;
    • Verification vs validation.
  • Cost of software defects;
  • Testing as part of quality assurance area;
  • 7 testing principles;
  • Software development lifecycle;
  • Software development lifecycle models:
      • Waterfall;
      • Iterative model;
      • Spiral model.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different software development lifecycle models;
  • Testing within different software development lifecycle models. Testing challenges within each of them;
  • Project team. Place of tester within it;
  • Levels of independence of software testing;
  • Testing levels;
  • Testing types;
  • Software defect;
  • Defect structure;
  • Defect lifecycle;
  • Classification of software defects;
  • Portrait of software tester. The direction of software tester development.


After completion of the course, students will:
  • Have a general idea about software testing;
  • Have an idea about software development lifecycle models;
  • Know main definitions in the area of software testing;
  • Have an idea about defect management and expectations related to testing;
  • Understand specifics of various types and levels of software testing;
  • Know main vectors of software tester development.

Target Audience

All project roles with no experience in testing.

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Bucharest €200
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Wroclaw €200

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The most useful for me in this course  was having a overall idea about SW testing.
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Recommended Reading:

  • Kaner C., Bach J., Pettichord B. Lessons Learned in Software Testing;
  • Graham D., Veenendaal E., Evans I., Black R. Foundations of Software Testing;
  • Patton R. Software testing;
  • Whittaker J.A. How to Break Software: A Practical Guide to Testing.

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