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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

IT2032 / IT702 - SOFTWARE TESTING -syllabus

UNIT I           INTRODUCTION                                        9
Testing as an Engineering Activity – Role of Process in Software Quality – Testing as a Process – Basic Definitions – Software Testing Principles – The Tester’s Role in a Software Development Organization – Origins of Defects – Defect Classes – The Defect Repository and Test Design – Defect Examples – Developer/Tester Support for Developing a Defect Repository.
UNIT II          TEST CASE DESIGN                                 9
Introduction to Testing Design Strategies – The Smarter Tester – Test Case Design Strategies – Using Black Box Approach to Test Case Design Random Testing – Requirements based testing – positive and negative testing -–– Boundary Value Analysis – decision tables - Equivalence Class Partitioning state-based testing– causeeffect graphing – error guessing - compatibility testing – user documentation testing – domain testing Using White–Box Approach to Test design – Test Adequacy Criteria – static testing vs. structural testing – code functional testing - Coverage and Control Flow Graphs – Covering Code Logic – Paths – Their Role in White–box Based Test Design – code complexity testing – Evaluating Test Adequacy Criteria.
UNIT III        LEVELS OF TESTING                              9
The Need for Levels of Testing – Unit Test – Unit Test Planning –Designing the Unit Tests. The Test Harness – Running the Unit tests and Recording results – Integration tests – Designing Integration Tests – Integration Test Planning – scenario testing – defect bash elimination -System Testing – types of system testing - Acceptance testing – performance testing - Regression Testing – internationalization testing – ad-hoc testing - Alpha – Beta Tests – testing OO systems – usability and accessibility testing
UNIT IV        TEST MANAGEMENT                              9
People and organizational issues in testing – organization structures for testing teams – testing services - Test Planning – Test Plan Components – Test Plan Attachments – Locating Test Items – test management – test process - Reporting Test Results – The role of three groups in Test Planning and Policy Development – Introducing the test specialist – Skills needed by a test specialist – Building a Testing Group.
UNIT V          CONTROLLING AND MONITORING   9
Software test automation – skills needed for automation – scope of automation – design and architecture for automation – requirements for a test tool – challenges in automation - Test metrics and measurements –project, progress and productivity metrics – Status Meetings – Reports and Control Issues – Criteria for Test Completion – SCM – Types of reviews – Developing a review program – Components of Review Plans– Reporting Review Results. – evaluating software quality – defect prevention – testing maturity model
                                                                                                                                    TOTAL = 45
TEXT BOOKS:
1. Srinivasan Desikan and Gopalaswamy Ramesh, “ Software Testing – Principles
and Practices”, Pearson education, 2006.
2. Aditya P.Mathur, “Foundations of Software Testing”, Pearson Education,2008.
REFERENCES:
1. Boris Beizer, “Software Testing Techniques”, Second Edition,Dreamtech, 2003
2. Elfriede Dustin, “Effective Software Testing”, First Edition, Pearson Education,
2003.
3. Renu Rajani, Pradeep Oak, “Software Testing – Effective Methods, Tools and
Techniques”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2004.
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