As an analyst, you’re part of a larger (software) development process, a chain in which you are a crucial link. That’s what makes our jobs so much fun. You get challenged from all directions. Collecting and documenting requirements, problem-solving, stakeholder management, you name it, you’ll get it when practicing business analysis.
But you’re not alone in this. Many more creative and active minds are involved. Developers, project managers, Scrum masters and of course… testers. By knowing what goes on in the last phase of a project, you’ll understand how your efforts as an analyst will lead to great results.
In this online software testing course, we present the ins and outs of requirements testing, with a clear focus on what you need to know as an analyst. Better communication and collaboration lie ahead for you and your team by learning more about software testing processes and techniques.
Whether you act as a tester from time to time or discuss what needs to be tested with your tester, this course will guide you through the fundamentals of the test process. Consider it to be a software testing course for beginners.
The course is designed with a hands-on approach in mind. So after each theoretical section, you'll have to get out there and do something. This way, you'll be able to apply your learnings in practice immediately after the course.
What topics are covered? A short overview:
The basics of software testing: why do we need it? Spoiler: we want to find and prevent bugs; increase reliability, quality and customer satisfaction; reduce maintenance costs, and improve our process.
A closer look at the process: the v-model and how it affects the testing process.
Down in the dirt with a test strategy and plan. Let's think about the design of our tests. Discover the difference between acceptance, system, integration and unit tests. Clarify the type of test you'll be using: white box, black box, static or regression.
Evaluate your progress with the correct reports and measures.
What's the problem?
How do we fix it?
What are the steps?
How do we get started?
How do we design our tests? Test levels!
How do we design our tests? Test types!
How do we design our tests? Requirements!
How do we evaluate our progress
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Why follow this course?
The world of business and functional analysis is so great because of its diversity, which is why we want to teach you yet another view. Improved communication and collaboration within your development team lie ahead.
But don't be mistaken, following this course will improve your position in the job market as well. It's a much sought after skill, and, especially combined with business analysis skills, a guarantee for great opportunities and an excellent salary
The goal of this software testing training is to grasp the basic terminology, techniques and methodologies. Then, with it, you'll be able to set out on your own journey and dive deeper into the specific concepts the test domain has to offer.
About the teachers
Jens Van Gestel
Senior Business & Functional Analyst
Jens is a senior Business and Functional analyst. He has over 10 years of experience in various business areas. His expertise is focused on logistics optimizations and (mobile) integrations.
Sven is a trainer at The Master Labs. He teaches a range of topics to businesses across Belgium. These topics include process modeling and management, agile methodologies, enterprise architecture, data modeling, data science, and more.