Duration: 3 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

COURSE TITLE: Software Testing Course (Skill Development)

COURSE DURATION : 3 Months (part-time)

Course Objectives:

  1. To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of software testing principles, methodologies, and techniques.
  2. To equip students with the necessary skills to effectively plan, design, execute, and manage software testing processes.
  3. To introduce students to various types of software testing, including performance testing, security testing, and mobile testing.
  4. To foster critical thinking and problem-solving abilities essential for a career in software testing and self-employment.
  5. To empower students with practical knowledge and hands-on experience through interactive learning sessions and real-world case studies.

Course Overview:

Week 1-2: Introduction to Software Testing

  • Understanding the importance of software testing in the software development lifecycle
  • Fundamentals of quality assurance and software testing principles
  • Types of software defects and their impact on product quality

Week 3-4: Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

  • Overview of SDLC phases and their relevance to software testing
  • Role of software testers in each phase of SDLC
  • Agile and Waterfall methodologies: A comparative analysis

Week 5-6: Test Planning and Estimation

  • Techniques for creating comprehensive test plans and strategies
  • Estimating effort, resources, and timelines for testing activities
  • Risk-based testing approach and mitigation strategies

Week 7-8: Test Design Techniques

  • Equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis, and decision table testing
  • State transition and use case testing techniques
  • Pairwise and combinatorial testing methods

Week 9-10: Test Execution and Management

  • Implementing test cases and test scripts
  • Test execution best practices and defect management
  • Test coverage analysis and traceability matrix

Week 11-12: Advanced Topics in Software Testing

  • Defect reporting and tracking using defect management tools
  • Introduction to test automation: Tools and frameworks
  • Performance testing fundamentals and tools
  • Security testing methodologies and best practices
  • Mobile testing challenges and strategies

Course Teaching Methodology:

  • Lectures: Interactive sessions to impart theoretical knowledge and concepts.
  • Case Studies: Real-world scenarios to illustrate practical application of software testing principles.
  • Hands-on Exercises: Practical assignments and activities to reinforce learning and develop skills.
  • Guest Lectures: Industry experts sharing insights and best practices in software testing.
  • Group Discussions: Collaborative learning and problem-solving exercises.
  • Project Work: Opportunities for students to apply their skills in real-world projects.

Importance for Learner in Career Growth and Self-Employment:

  • Enhances employability: Acquiring skills in software testing opens up opportunities in various industries.
  • Facilitates entrepreneurship: Enables individuals to offer independent software testing services or consultancy.
  • Flexibility: Part-time format allows students to balance learning with work or other commitments.
  • Practical skills: Hands-on experience and real-world projects prepare students for immediate employment or self-employment ventures.
  • Industry relevance: Curriculum tailored to meet industry standards and demands, ensuring graduates are competitive in the job market.

Note: Course contents can be customized based on learner requirements or specific location demands to ensure maximum relevance and effectiveness for Indian students.

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