MGMT70043
Software Testing
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 21.0
Credit Value: 1.5
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Winter 2018
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A

Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Business Analysis, Project Management - Other rel
Program Coordinator(s): Maria Amuchastegui
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version:
20180122_01
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This course is offered on-campus and online. For the on campus course, the sessions may include a variety of interactive and engaging activities including discussions, workshops, group activities, role plays, case studies and presentations. Readings, video, and podcasts may be provided online, on Sheridan's Learning and Teaching Environment (SLATE), to support class activities and reinforce material covered during class sessions. Assignment details will be provided in class and on SLATE. Students will need reliable access to the internet. The online version is a web-based course offered by Sheridan via OntarioLearn. All instruction is delivered through a Learning Management System. None of the classes occur on-campus. Online learning often involves assigned weekly readings, research, assignments, quizzes, journal writing and discussion boards. Some courses may include live online class sessions which will involve learner participation. Students will need reliable access to a computer and the internet. The intensive blended version is compressed into 3 weeks which includes online quizzes and assignments to be completed at home. For all three modes, students need reliable access to the internet and should have a basic level of comfort using computers.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
This course introduces students to concepts and processes of software testing that are used to verify that developed solutions match documented specifications. Through practical applications, students perform static testing to identify defects and utilize different dynamic test design techniques to write test cases. They learn to apply the fundamental methods, techniques, and processes of software testing to write a test plan and incident/defect reports for industry-specific business scenarios. Students explore a variety of test approaches and test tools that are suitable for different testing scopes. The online and classroom versions include an individual assignment and a group project whereas the intensive version includes multiple practical assignments during the in-class meetings to assess students' comprehension of the content learned.

Program Context

 
Business Analysis Program Coordinator(s): Maria Amuchastegui
This is an elective course in the Business Analysis Sheridan Certificate offered through the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Project Management - Other rel Program Coordinator(s): N/A
N/A


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to produce the key deliverables typically expected of a software tester, including test cases, incident/defect reports and a test plan by applying the fundamental methods, techniques, and processes of software testing.
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Explain how the fundamental methods, techniques and processes of software testing are used to minimize defects in software.
  2. Classify, according to the purpose they serve, the various types and levels of testing that occur through the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
  3. Perform static testing techniques, including reviews and static analysis, to identify defects in the early stages of the SDLC.
  4. Write test cases using dynamic test design techniques to achieve maximum coverage of test items.
  5. Write a test plan that documents the testing scope, the selection of approach, and test tools used.
  6. Write an incident/defect report that documents a potential defect observed during testing.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Discussion 1: Role of tester and BA5.0%
 Discussion 2: User acceptance testing5.0%
 Group Assignment - Testing Techniques25.0%
 Individual Assignment - Test plan and incident reports15.0%
 Quiz 1: Testing fundamentals and the SDLC15.0%
 Quiz 2: Static testing10.0%
 Quiz 3: Dynamic test design techniques10.0%
 Quiz 4: Test management and test tools15.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes:
N/A



Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Group Project - Testing Techniques30.0%
 Individual Assignment - Test plan and incident reports20.0%
 Quiz 1: Testing fundamentals and the SDLC15.0%
 Quiz 2: Static testing10.0%
 Quiz 3: Dynamic test design techniques10.0%
 Quiz 4: Test management and test tools15.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes:
TEST AND ASSIGNMENT PROTOCOL The following protocol applies to every course offered by the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies 1. Students are responsible for staying abreast of test dates and times, as well as due dates and any special instructions for submitting assignments and projects as supplied to the class by the instructor. 2. Students must write all tests at the specified date and time. Missed tests, in-class/online activities, assignments and presentations are awarded a mark of zero. The penalty for late submission of written assignments is a loss of 10% per day for up to five business days (excluding Sundays and statutory holidays), after which, a grade of zero is assigned. Business days include any day that the college is open for business, whether the student has scheduled classes that day or not. An extension or make-up opportunity may be approved by the instructor at his or her discretion.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development requirements:

 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Challenge Exam
    Notes:
  • Other
    Notes:This course is delivered through OntarioLearn at ontariolearn.com and is hosted by (Sheridan College) SH-MGMT70043.

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Print Instruction Mode Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
In-Class Multiple Professors On-Campus Students
Online N/A Online Students

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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