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Software Testing Essentials - Putting the Theory into Practice

You've read all the books out there that are dedicated to software testing (including the one opposite).
Maybe you have had a number of phone calls from agents? But in spite of however promising it may have seemed at the time - they never got back to you.

Maybe you've even been to a few interviews? The people were nice and accomodating but even you could tell from their eyes and body language that the answers you were supplying weren't being met with much enthusiasm.

Your not surprised to learn you didn't make the short-list.

Bottom line is that crucial first gig as a software tester continues to elude you.

So what trick are you missing?

Practical software testing experience.

Focussing just on theoretical jargon, without gaining direct insight into what exactly is required in the work place is the biggest mistake many would-be testers make.

Employers these days will not even consider applicants that simply have a theoretical overview. They need you to demonstrate knowledge of real world testing scenarios.

This is why we have designed our course to be different from the others out there - This is not ISEB/IQSTB revision 101.
On this course if you haven't learnt how to analyse requirements, generate test cases and write test scripts at the end of the course then we are not doing our job.

If everything goes over your head first time...then we want you to come back again...for free! in fact come back as many times as you like for up to 6 months.
If you really want that software testing job and you can put the effort in then we are here to make sure you get it.

So if you are looking at getting into the industry, then this is the software testing course for you. We cover the essentials you need to know in order to get started as a professional tester with practical hands-on experience of:

  • Analysing various forms of requirement documents
  • Planning and prioritising your tests
  • Generating Test Cases
  • Identifying Data and Environment requirements
  • Test Execution, Defect Reporting and Tracking
  • Test Result and Completion reporting, test management (using Jira)etc.
  • Introduction to testing tools (SoapUI & Jmeter)

Thereafter students will not only be able to make a good impression at any interview situation they will also gain the confidence to make a start in a successful testing career.

We are not debunking understanding the theory behind testing and of course it is important for students to develop an understanding of various testing techniques, fundamental testing terminology and if they wish to sit the ISEB Foundation exam .

We simply recognise that most people are able to pick up the theory on their own via the vast resources available online and other sources.

To this end we have a virtual learning zone that we give students access to upon registering for the course. We require that they spend some time exploring the material in here before attending the classroom part of the programme.
We also recommend the book opposite as additional reading material.

However, it's the application of the theory of testing that's not so obvious or readily available.

The practical approach we adopt for our software testing essentials course is exactly what you need to help you get a great job in this sector.

Course Outline:

Weekend 1

Day 1:
•     Analysing various forms of requirement documents 
•    Producing Test Plans.
•    Identifying Test Data required.
•    Determining Test Environment.
•    Understanding the context of the test effort.
•    Producing Test Scripts (Practical exercise: Testing an ecommerce web site ).

Day 2:
•    Day 1 recap
•    Executing Tests and Producing Test Reports
•    Effective Defect Reporting and Tracking.
•    Using Jira for Reporting, tracking, and documenting tests and test results. 
•    Homework (yes, the course doesn't stop just because your not in the classroom!)

Weekend 2

Day 3:
•   Introduction to Test Automation
•   Automated testing with SoapUI
•   Functional Testing
•   Testing APIs
•   Installing SoapUI 
•   Creating tests with SoapUI
•   Running tests with SoapUI
•   Verifying ranges, response time

Day 4: 
•    Introduction to JMeter
•    JMeter Installation
•    Document and organize system information.
•    Definition of non-functional requirements
•    Recording JMeter business actions
•    Debugging scripts, Running scripts.
•    Introduction to to JMeter Scripting.
•    Configure JMeter environment
•    Scenario Execution
•    Performance Monitors.
•    Scenario Execution.
•    Results Analysis.
•    Interview Question & Answers.


Live Mentoring Project

We understand the challenges that most people looking for a career as a software tester or business analyst will face. The main problem is that even though you have had extensive training and are up to speed with all the theories and methodologies...what you lack is that solid end-to-end live project experience.

As part of this training programme, we are able to provide this work experience/Mentoring program to those that are keen to work in these fields using online agile delivery.

Your live mentoring project will commence 1 week prior to completion of training.

Project will last 4 weeks with scheduled meetings to be held in evenings approximately twice a week subject to project requirements.

Your mentor (normally tutor from the 4 days training) will be on hand throughout the project to support and guide you in putting the skills learned into a live project giving you hands on experience and your first step into your new career.


How does it work?

Projects will be broken down into 4 stages:

Stage 1: Project Briefing – Held with your mentor preparing you for the project and the meeting with stakeholders.

Stage 2: Stakeholder Meeting – You will meet with the stakeholder and any project managers of the project to discuss requirements.

Stage 3: Deliverables – with support from your mentor you will complete Defect Reporting and Tracking, Test Results and Completion reporting

Stage 4: Final Reports and Sign off – You will meet a final time with stakeholders to present final reports and have project signed off  


What are the outcomes?

At the end of the project, participants will have had experience of:

  • Working within a project team environment, a good understanding of their role, key responsibilities and relationship with fellow project members
  • Working with stakeholders to gather and document requirements.
  • Working with business stakeholders to define, scope and initiate projects.
  • Breaking down complex business scenarios or problems into process and data models
  • Validating requirements by producing Use Cases and assessing requirements against defined quality criteria.
  • Test Execution, Defect Reporting and Tracking
  • Test Result and Completion reporting etc.
  • Working with stakeholders to develop optimum solutions to defined requirements.
  • Presenting findings to business stakeholders and their project team.
  • Working with various project management, test management and reporting tools.
  • A solid work reference.

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