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Course Duration - 3 days

Exam - 1 hour, multiple choice - 26/40 for a pass

Suitable for - Business Analysts, Developers, Quality Engineers and dedicated testers.

Course, material and exam fees - £595 + VAT per delegate for courses with a minimum of 4 delegates at your premises (Instructor travel/accommodation to be recharged at cost).

Key learning points:

  • Identify risks of using either sequential or Agile models for development
  • Use errors, fault and failures detected to do it better next time
  • Follow a test process to show that you know what testing is all about
  • Manage product risks by using formal test design techniques
  • Understand project risks and how to mitigate them
  • Tool types available to speed up testing.

Course Duration - 2 days

Exam - 1 hour, multiple choice - 26/40 for a pass

Suitable for - those wishing to learn more about Agile development

Course, material and exam fees - £595 + VAT per delegate for courses at your premises, with a minimum of 4 delegates (Instructor travel/accommodation to be recharged at cost).

Key learning points:

  • System functionality is as accurate as the customer statement of need
  • Customers who test increase viability of the product
  • The need for speed depends on raw technical ability
  • Developers who test first reduce overall costs
  • Working as a team enhances motivation and overall success
  • Agile is not the antithesis of the waterfall and V models - they can and should work together.

Course Duration - 5 days

Exam - 3 hours, multiple choice - 75/115 for a pass

Suitable for - Quality Engineers, Dedicated Test Professionals

Course, material and exam fees - £1100 + VAT per delegate for courses at your premises with a minimum of 4 delegates (Instructor travel/accommodation to be recharged at cost).

Key learning points:

  • Why every stakeholder group should be consulted on likely risks to the project
  • How a test policy, test strategy and test plans enable confident management of testing
  • The role of test reporting in effective risk management
  • The skills, motivation and responsibilities of test personnel
  • How to improve the test process going forward.

Course Duration - 4 days

Exam - 3 hours, multiple choice - 78/120 for a pass

Suitable for - Test Professionals

Course, material and exam fees - £800+ VAT per delegate for courses at your premises with a minimum of 4 delegates (Instructor travel/accommodation to be recharged at cost).

Key learning points:

  • Reduce the test effort using Equivalence Partitioning
  • Assess behaviour on boundaries using Boundary Value Analysis
  • Determine outcomes for a permutation of inputs using Decision Tables, Pairwise Testing and Classification Trees
  • Assess changes of modes of operation using State Transition Testing
  • Use your own experience to design tests.

Course duration - 5 days

Exams - theory and practical - 5th day, 65% overall to pass

Suitable for - those carrying out hands-on testing in an Agile environment

Course, material and exam fees - £1450 + VAT per delegate for courses at your premises with a minimum of 6 delegates (instructor travel/accommodation to be recharged at cost).

Key learning points:

  • Agile is not the antithesis of the V-model; Agile principles can be used in any development lifecycle.
  • Soft skills development
  • Working under pressure
  • Demonstration of the Agile Manifesto, Principles and Scrum in a highly interactive, fun and engaging way.
  • The 'self-organising team'.
  • Rolling your sleeves up and testing an application.