Effective Methods of Software Testing – Test Case Design


Course Details


This two-day “how-to” seminar is intended to help the software quality professional better understand some of the strategies, techniques and models that can be utilized in test case design. The primary focus will be on Equivalence Partitioning, Boundary Analysis and Decision Tables. Most quality analysts and test engineers have heard these terms but do not make the most of their capabilities. We will cover, step-by-step, how to perform each.

Attendees will practice their new skill sets with supporting exercises. We will also discuss other test case design considerations including test level strategies (unit, integration, system, user acceptance), testing beyond functional requirements (e.g., usability, regression, configuration, performance, security, installation/un-installation), high-level strategies such as risk-based, state-based, Implementation-based, and how the Unified Modeling Language (UML) development models can support test case design, including the value of Use Cases to today’s quality professional. Attending a Boot Camp for Software Testers or Effective Methods of Software Testing – Test Planning is recommended but not mandatory.

If you are looking at reviewing for, or pursuing, the Certified Software Tester (CSTE) professional certification, then check the CSTE Exam Study Course.

Course Outline

Present test strategies, techniques and models to support test case design

Particular focus on:

  • Equivalence Partitioning
  • Boundary Analysis
  • Decision Tables
  • Review UML development models for test case design.

Note: While this course addresses some areas of the CSTE common body of knowledge examination, it is not designed as a study course, check out our CSTE Exam Study Course.

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals with responsibilities such as:
  • Software Testers
  • Software Test Managers
  • Software Developers
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Leaders
  • Customers/Users


Schedule & Registration


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