Advanced Software Testing

Venue: Residenza di Ripetta

Location: Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: Nov 19, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 21, 2008
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This course is designed for software testers that want to go deeper than the basic concepts. Attendees will learn how to create an effective test strategy, how to design creative test cases, how to optimize test cases to get the most testing from the fewest number of cases and how to measure and report the results of testing. Attendees will leave this course with a solid foundation for testing in situations which are very diverse and dynamic. This course is centered around a common Case Study which builds throughout the course. Advanced Software Testing will help you reach the next level in your testing skills. You will emerge from this three-day session knowing how to plan and conduct tests in diverse and complex environments.
This course will build on basic testing principles and introduce new methods to teach testers how to:

• Describe the major software development lifecycles and how testing fits into those methodologies
• Develop a test strategy
• Write a high-level test plan
• Develop test scripts and test cases using a wide variety of techniques
• Create decision tables
• Get the most testing from the least number of test cases
• Track and control test scripts and cases
• Assess risk from the project, technical and Business perspectives
• Describe which tools are the best to use in a particular test
• Describe effective test tools available
• Write meaningful test reports
• Measure your testing efforts
• Use the results from testing to improve the testing process and other processes

He is a leading author, speaker and consultant in the field of software Testing and Software Quality. Mr. Rice, a Certified Software Quality Analyst, Certified Software Tester, Certified Software Test Manager and an ASTQB Certified Tester – Foundation Level (CTFL), has worked with organizations worldwide to improve the quality of their information systems and optimize their testing processes.
Mr. Rice is a member of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board and has been published by the Journal of the Quality Assurance Institute, Crosstalk, Client/Server Computing, Powersoft Applications Developer and Enterprise Systems Journal. He is a regular speaker at international conferences on software testing in North America and Europe, and is also publisher of The Software Quality Advisor. He is co-author with William E. Perry of the books: “Surviving the Top Ten Challenges of Software Testing” and “Testing Dirty Systems”. Mr. Rice served as Chair of the Quality Assurance Institute’s International Software Testing Conference and was a founding member of the Certified Software Test Engineer (CSTE) certification program. He also serves on the board of directors for the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB).


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