MGMT70043
Software Testing
Sheridan
 
  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 2021
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: 20210118_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: Sheridan Virtual Course: Delivered online, at a specific day and time, with real-time instructor interaction. Access to course materials and assignments will be available on Sheridan's Learning and Teaching Environment (SLATE). Students will need reliable access to a computer and the internet. OntarioLearn Online Course: Students work through learning materials at their own pace, ensuring evaluation deadlines are met. Instructors are available by email and Discussion Board communications. Access to the course materials will be available through OntarioLearn.com and login details will be sent via email. Students will need reliable access to a computer and the internet.

 
 
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.

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
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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 expected of a software tester, including test cases and test reports, while applying the fundamental concepts of software testing.
 
Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Describe the role of the tester and the business analyst in the quality assurance process.
  2. Distinguish among the various test levels such as component, integration, system, acceptance, and among the various test types such as functional, usability, and regression.
  3. Describe the seven core software testing principles and their limitations.
  4. Write test cases using black-box testing techniques to test system functionality.
  5. Write test cases using white-box testing techniques to test the individual components of the system architecture.
  6. Develop non-functional test cases in order to test non-functional requirements.
  7. Write an incident report in order to document a possible 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 - Test Cases25.0%
 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 and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
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Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Group Assignment - Test Cases30.0%
 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 and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
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 Colleges and Universities requirements:


 

Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Communication Skills - Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
  • Communication Skills - Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills - Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
  • Information Management Skills - Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

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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