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ICT 764 Solution Evaluation and Testing

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Course Description

Testing is a critical phase of any project implementation; when implemented well, it is the foundation of ensuring quality in an overall solution evaluation. This course will provide a hands on approach to testing which will include how to identify test strategies, develop your test plan, define proper test cases, analyze test coverage, execute testing, perform defect tracking, and testing best practices. Real examples will be presented and students will develop a set of tools to help assess and make decisions regarding solution evaluation and testing.


Course Details

Successful solution evaluation and testing is heavily reliant on the quality and execution of testing to ensure the accuracy, usability, functionality and reliability of the system. In order to achieve this, a comprehensive test strategy is necessary to build quality upfront while taking into account the complexity and risks associated with the solution implementation.

In this course, students will examine the different components that differentiate a sound test strategy and common pitfalls of a weak testing approach. To help achieve this, a set of practical tools will be taught providing students with the ability to analyze testing needs and deliver on a comprehensive test strategy.

The course is designed for business analysts, project managers and business users who wish to understand solution testing better. Many topics are touched on at a basic level so students will emerge with enough knowledge to feel comfortable planning for testing and executing for success.


Prerequisites

  • This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

Delivery

Courses are instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:

  • In Class - all classes are taught in a computer lab.
  • Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
  • Blended - delivery is both in a computer lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.

It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.

Registration

  • Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).

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Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the strengths of different test planning approaches and strategies
  • Analyze and align with delivery methodology
  • Determine types of testing using business-driven risk analysis criteria
  • Define acceptance criteria
  • Analyze solution testing needs and plan for scale
  • Design tests for re-usability and test coverage
  • Perform requirements traceability
  • Identify best practices for testing solutions and tracking defects and enhancements
  • Assess and decide on the reporting required throughout the testing lifecycle

Topics of Instruction

  • Introduction to testing methodologies and strategies
  • Overview of testing roles and responsibilities
  • Develop a test strategy
  • Risk based test planning
  • Requirement analysis for testing
  • Define test scenarios with associated acceptance criteria
  • Define defect tracking
  • Perform test execution
  • Complete requirements traceability
  • Track and report on test results

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Notes

Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.

Delivery Formats

Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.

Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.

  • Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work require no further introduction to these learning tools.
  • Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

Required Tools

For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.

Required Software

  • The software used in this course is Microsoft Office 2016 which is a free download from Microsoft.
  • If necessary, additional software requirements will be announced at the start of the course.

Textbooks

Attendance

It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.

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Prerequisites

  • This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

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Proficiencies

  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.

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Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)




Sections

  ICT 764 - 001 Solution Evaluation and Testing  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Wed 6:00PM - 9:00PM
12 Apr 2017 to 14 Jun 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    825.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Sarah Cameron
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in an in class format. Classes are held in a classroom lab. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 
  ICT 764 - 002 Solution Evaluation and Testing  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
 
Online:   Wed 6:00PM - 9:00PM
12 Apr 2017 to 14 Jun 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    825.00
 
Delivery Options:  Online Synchronous
Instructor(s): Sarah Cameron
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in a online format. Classes are held online only synchronously in real time. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 


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