Course: Advanced Testing Techniques, Processes & Management · 2 days [T2]

Course: Advanced Testing Techniques, Processes & Management · 2 days [T2]

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Deepen your skills in software testing in order to take on lead positions and/or handle highly challenging testing mandates.

Duration: 2 days / 4 evenings / 14 hours
Audience: Functional testers, Test Developers, QA/Test Leads, QA/Test Managers, Developers, Scrum Masters
Certification: Upon training completion. ISTQB Advanced Level certification upon passing an exam.
Courseware licensing: 3 months or perpetual

Learning cases and testing katas:
 Understand the deeper concepts of quality and testing
Assess and improve test effectiveness based on metrics
 Use advanced testing techniques including model-based testing
Plan and collaborate jointly with developers
 Implement shift-left testing process and practices
✓ Report testing status to senior management
Define profiles and conduct interviews for hiring testers
✓ Create or coach tests strategies for complex cases
✓ Monitor quality state and defect data
✓ Create smart test automation strategies

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1. Quality and SDLC

  • Testing and the Definition of Done
  • Benefits of iterative/incremental SDLCs for testing
  • Achieving quality through cross-team collaboration

2. Quality Assurance Process

  • Mindset to make quality pervasive in organization
  • Strategy to plan quality management activities
  • Tactics to act on results and events

3. Best Practices for Quality

  • Requirements analysis and specification
  • Software design and design reviews
  • Coding and unit testing
  • Zero-defect development
  • Configuration management, builds and checkins
  • Defect assessment and triaging

4. Test Planning and Estimating

  • Test cycles and testing tasks
  • Estimating. how to size testing tasks?
  • Scheduling. when to test what?
  • Timing of regression test cycles
  • Insertion of exploratory test sessions

5. Advanced Test Design Techniques

  • The art of detecting the right defects early
  • Testing techniques vs. quality risk levels
  • Pairwise testing
  • Session-based exploratory testing
  • Developer unit testing and TDD
  • Developer integration testing
  • Acceptance Test-Driven Development
  • Model based testing

6. Endgame & Release Testing

Shortest path from feature complete to release
Detecting and fixing the right defects
Beta testing
Quantitative assessments
Release go/nogo meetings and decisions
Release and deployment testing

7. Managing Teams

QA and Testing roles and specializations
Team organization
Recruitment of star hires
Performance management
Intra and inter team collaboration

8. Advanced Test Data Management

Organization and storage of test data
Integration with business analysis and development data
Usage of test data for technical writers
Test and defect data for defect prevention

9. Test Productivity Tools

Code coverage
Code level unit testing
Test generation and monkey execution
Test management tools
Defect tracking tools

10. Quality and Test Metrics

Objective of metrics
GQM-based metrics requirements
Defect convergence model
Setting up a metrics program
Interpreting, communicating and reporting metrics

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