Software Testing ST.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 3 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Business Information Systems
Effective as of Fall 2016

What is the program about?

Students will be introduced to the field of software testing at the fundamental level. Software testing theory and terminology for this course is primarily based on the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) foundation level certification requirements. Students will learn about the practical application of software testing throughout the software development life cycle. Hands-on exercises will provide students with practical skills in executing test cases, documenting results and participating in peer reviews. Successful completion of this course will entitle students to sit for the ISTQB Foundation Level certification exam.

Program Outcomes

  • Design and prioritize tests by using established techniques; analyze both functional and non-functional specifications (such as performance and usability) at all test levels for systems with a low to medium level of complexity.
  • Execute tests according to agreed test plans, and analyze and report on the results of tests.
  • Understand established testing concepts, the fundamental test process, test approaches, and principles to support test objectives.

Career Opportunities

The Foundation Level qualification is aimed at professionals who need to demonstrate practical knowledge of the fundamental concepts of software testing. This includes people in roles such as test designers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, user acceptance testers and IT Professionals. The Foundation Level qualification is also appropriate for anyone who needs a basic understanding of software testing, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors and management consultants.


International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) - Certified Tester Foundation Level


Course Title Credits
BIS 1500 Software Testing Fundamentals 3
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