Tuesday, July 10, 2012

IT9401-SOFTWARE TESTING-ANNA UNIVERSITY SYLLABUS IT


IT9401-SOFTWARE TESTING-ANNA UNIVERSITY SYLLABUS IT


IT9401                               SOFTWARE TESTING                                      L T P C
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AIM:
The course looks at the role of developers in areas such as test planning, implementation, and defect tracking. It explains how to review and manage test requirements and how to incorporate testing into the software development life cycle.

OBJECTIVES:
§               To determine software testing objectives and criteria
§               To develop and validate a test plan
§               To select and prepare test cases
§               To identify the need for testing
§               To prepare testing policies and standards
§               To use testing aids and tools
§               To test before buying a software package
§               Test after maintenance and enhancement changes
§               To measure the success of testing efforts

UNIT I             INTRODUCTION                                                                                       8
Testing as an Engineering Activity Testing as a Process testing axioms - Basic Definitions    Softwar Testin Principles    Th Tester Rol in  a  Software Development  Organization   Origins of Defects cost of defects - Defect Classes The  Defect  Repository  and  Test  Design   Defect  Examples   Developer/Tester Support for Developing a Defect Repository Defect Prevention Strategies

UNIT II            TEST CASE DESIGN                                                                              11
Test  Case  Design  Strategies   Using  Black  Box  Approach  to Test  Case  Design  - Random Testing Requirements based testing Boundary Value Analysis Decision tables - Equivalence Class Partitioning - State-based testing Cause-effect 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 Whitebox 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 Designinthe 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 Acceptance testing Performance testing - Regression Testing Internationalization  testing Ad-hoc testing - Alpha , Beta Tests testing OO systems
Usability and Accessibility  testing Configuration  testin - Compatibility  testing Testing the documentation Website 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            TEST AUTOMATION                                                                               8
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




TEXT BOOKS:


TOTAL: 45 PERIODS


1.   Srinivasan  Desikan  and  Gopalaswamy  Ramesh,  Software  Testing   Principles and Practices, Pearson education, 2006.
2.   Ilene Burnstein, Practical Software Testing, Springer International Edition, 2003.


REFERENCES:

1.   Ron  Patton,   Software  Testing,  Second  Edition,  Sams  Publishing,  Pearson education, 2007
2.   Renu  Rajani,  Pradeep  Oak,  Software  Testing   Effective  Methods,  Tools  and
Techniques, Tata McGraw Hill, 2004.
3.   Edward  Kit,  Software  Testing  in  the  Real  World   Improving  the  Process, Pearson Education, 1995.
4.   Boris Beizer, Software Testing Techniques 2nd Edition, Van Nostrand Reinhold,
New York, 1990.
5.   Aditya P. Mathur, “Foundations of Software Testing Fundamental algorithms and techniques, Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd., Pearson Education, 2008





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