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Software Testing involves evaluating a program, application, or system against its technical and business requirements, in order to determine its effectiveness. Testing can involve implementing techniques with the intent to locate software defects. With increasingly complex IT systems being introduced, Software Testing is becoming progressively more and more valued within businesses.
Software Testing is the process of executing intentional inspections into the functionality of a system, program, or application, with the overarching purpose to enhance operational performance. Testing can involve applying techniques with the intent to locate software defects, but can also simply allow businesses to realise the risks of software implementation. Software Testing investigates if an application, program, or system functions correctly, and reliably, to all types of input, within a suitable time frame, whilst achieving the desired outcome.
With increasingly complex IT systems being introduced, Software Testing is becoming progressively more and more valued within business. Consequently, Software Testing has raised its status and nowadays is regarded as an important and valued profession globally.
For individuals that want to pursue a career as a Software Tester, The Knowledge Academy delivers a number of Software Testing training courses. We provide training at Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, to accommodate everybody, no matter what previous experience or level of understanding they may have.
(Also known as ISTQB Certified Tester)
Software Testing Foundation is an introductory training course for those interested in Software Testing. This three day training course is accredited by the BCS, and follows the syllabus provided by ISTQB. Delegates will learn the essential components of Software Testing, including testing standards, lifecycle management, techniques, static testing, and tools. They will gain an understanding of fundamental software testing ideas, and will learn how to implement and analyse the key concepts.
By the end of this Software Testing Foundation training course, delegates will:
Understand the purpose of Software Testing
Raise awareness of concerns and possible problems Software Testing may highlight
Use test techniques
Understand Software Testing terminology
Disclose beneficial sources of information
Draw attention to light test activities and processes
The Intermediate Software Testing training course builds on knowledge acquired at the Foundation level. However, this course adopts a more practical approach towards Software Testing concepts to provide delegates with a detailed understanding of types, principles, analysis, and management. This three day training course is taught by way of lectures, activities, and workshops. Delegates will also study a series of mock questions to gain an insight into the format of the examination. The Intermediate Certificate focuses more on the practical implementation of Software Testing principles within an organisation.
This Software Testing certification aims to:
Expand knowledge and understanding of Software Testing
Implementation and management of Software Testing in a workplace
Raise awareness of potential problems and restrictions
The ISTQB Advanced Level Test Manager training course focuses on providing candidates with the advanced knowledge to be able to specialise as a Test Manager. This training course is suited to individuals who already have an understanding of Software Testing and have at least three years of experience working in this area. It is also recommended that you have the Intermediate Software Testing certificate but this is not required. This five day course covers topics such as Testing Processes, Test Management and People Skills.
On completion of this Software Testing training course, delegates will be able to do the following and more:
Create and implement test plans consistent with organisational policies and test strategies
Assess and report relevant and timely test statuses
Propose business cases for test activities that outline the expected costs and benefits
Apply tools to support testing
The Advanced Level Test Analyst training course enables delegates to enhance their expertise and skillset to a globally recognised level. This four day training course concentrates specifically on providing delegates will the skills they need to become an Advanced Test Analyst. This Advanced Level Test Analyst training course is accredited by ISTQB, a leading provider of Software Testing certifications on a global scale. This course is directed by an instructor and the delegates will engage in tutorials, practical tasks, and will cover preparations for the examination.
On completion of this Advanced Level Test Analyst training course, delegates will be able to:
Conduct suitable testing processes based on the software advancement lifecycle
Prioritise testing activities based on risk assessment information
Select and implement appropriate techniques
Complete the documentation relating to testing activities
Participate in meetings with stakeholders and implement knowledge of common errors in products
Apply tools for an efficient testing process
Define functional testing types
This Software Testing certification provides delegates with the advanced skills needed to be a Technical Test Analyst. As this is an advanced course, it is required that delegates have a minimum of three years experience working in Software Testing and possess the ISTQB Software Testing Foundation certificate. This is a four day course, covering topics such as - Testing throughout the Lifecycle and Dynamic Test Techniques. This Advanced Level Technical Test Analyst training course is accredited by a leading provider of Software Testing certifications, ISTQB.
By the end of the training, delegates will be able to:
Summarise the key activities of a Technical Test Analyst within a risk-based approach for planning and accomplishing testing
Summarise the general risk factors that a Technical Test Analyst must consider
Write test cases by applying the Decision Condition, Modified Condition/Decision Coverage, and Multiple Condition testing test design techniques to achieve a defined level of coverage
Our Agile Tester Foundation Extension course covers elements of the Agile Testing approach, which is a relatively recent concept. Agile project testers function differently to testers on more traditional projects. Thus, this training course teaches delegates the principles and standards that comprise Agile projects, as well as the systems and techniques that Agile testers need to know. Delegates will understand how vital testers are to Agile project teams, as they possess the essential knowledge required to be effective testers for Agile.
This training course is practical in nature, as it is made up by many hands on activities so that delegates are able to implement their knowledge to real situations. By the end of this training course, delegates will be proficient testers who possess the ability to work within Agile teams.
The Knowledge Academy’s Web Software Testing training course assists web testers in managing shorter release cycles, advancing technology, intricate software structures, and user bases. Recently, website testers are needing to make the conversion from testing traditional servers, to testing web applications and sites. Hence, this Web Software Testing training course teaches delegates everything they need to successfully carry out the transition.
Consequently, delegates will acquire knowledge of web testing issues, web technologies, and the processes relating to website usability, navigation, compatibility, and functional testing. This training course consists of instructor-led teaching and references to case studies so delegates can implement their knowledge to real scenarios.
A Software Testing certification is highly valuable to individuals as there are always a number of businesses across multiple industries looking to improve their IT systems and Software Testing is an immense part of this. Organisations search for credible employees to join them and individuals with a BCS or ISTQB accredited certifications are top picks. In addition to this, there are many other reasons why you should attend a Software Testing course, including:
Software Testers are required in almost any business - this area of expertise is applicable across all sectors. This means that you will not be restricted by earning a Software Testing qualification and following this career path
Understand how to effectively evaluate an organisation’s IT systems and find damaging software bugs
These are prestigious certifications and they provide clear-cut evidence to employers that you are committed to your own personal and professional development. These are essential qualities employers look for
Enhance your skillset in an area that is recognised as being vital to the successful running of IT systems, programs, and applications
It is imperative for organisations to possess high quality IT systems that have a high operational performance. Occasionally, this is not the case and errors can take place that damage the functionality of business execution. Software Testers can be employed to fix problems as they arise. Other advantages, of the Software Testing certifications, to businesses include:
By employing Software Testers that have acquired Software Testing certifications, businesses can be sure that their Software Testing will be carried out to an exemplary standard
Allow businesses to realise the risks of software implementation
Reduce the number of software defects in IT systems and applications
We supply courses that are accredited by both BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) and ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board)
Improve the quality and functionality of business’s systems and applications
Boost your earnings
Be recognised for your Software Testing proficiency
Take level-relevant courses including Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced levels
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