Get the Skills to Become a Software Quality Assurance Professional

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Learn to prevent problems before they become a major issue with the Software Quality Assurance Certificate

Software Quality Assurance Certificate Course in as Little as 5 Days

If you like to make sure that things run in tip-top shape and you have technical smarts then consider training in Software Quality Assurance. You’ll become proficient in both the theoretical and practical applications of Software Quality Assurance.

Certificate Course Highlights

The Software Quality Assurance, SAQ101 Certificate is designed to help improve your job performance and the quality of your company’s software products. It is a broad course that provides a thorough introduction for those new to software quality, as well as an opportunity to fill in any “blank spots” for experienced personnel.

The course begins with concepts of quality then moves to a more detailed discussion of Software Quality Concepts. After the theory comes the practice; what follows is the introduction of common tester artifacts and exercises to make the trainees fully proficient.

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Course Outline

During the Software Quality Assurance, SAQ101 Certificate you’ll learn:

Day 1 – Fundamentals of Testing

  • Why is Testing Necessary?
  • What is Testing?
  • Seven Testing Principles
  • Fundamental Test Process
  • The Psychology of Testing
  • Code of Ethics

Day 2 – Testing through the Software Life Cycle

  • Software Development Models
  • Test Levels
  • Test Types
  • Maintenance Testing

Day 3 – Static Techniques

  • Test Design Techniques
  • Static Techniques and the Test Process
  • Review Process
  • Static Analysis by Tools
  • The Test Development Process
  • Categories of Test Design Techniques
  • Specification-based or Black-box Techniques
  • Structure-based or White-box Techniques
  • Experience-based Techniques
  • Choosing Test Techniques

Day 4 – Test Management

  • Test Organization
  • Test Planning and Estimation
  • Test Progress Monitoring and Control
  • Configuration Management
  • Risk and Testing
  • Incident Management

Day 5 – Tools Support for Testing

  • Types of Test Tools
  • Effective Use of Tools: Potential Benefits and Risks
  • Introducing a Tool into an Organization

Career Opportunities

With the Software Quality Assurance, SAQ101 Certificate you can seek work at a variety of organizations, doing positions such as:

  • Quality Assurance Tester/Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Lead
  • Quality Assurance Engineer

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