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Quality Assurance and Software Testing COMP 3829

Computer Systems Course

Course details

Following on from COMP 2831 - Business Analysis and Systems Design, this hands-on course introduces the concepts, tools and processes needed to be perform Quality Assurance (QA) and software testing. Students with some programming background are shown best practices and will focus on creating and executing test plans using test cases and test scripts. They will practice how to record and report results, as well as document identified issues. Exercises and labs will include using popular open source QA software testing and tracking tools. Topics include: Black Box, White Box and Grey Box testing techniques and all aspects of QA planning and execution. Automated testing topics include constructing a framework, scripting techniques, generating test data, test architecture, pre/post-processing, test maintenance, and job specific metrics. Successful participants will be able to understand effective software testing methods, create a Quality Assurance plan and a test plan as well as be able to monitor test processes, evaluate test results and conduct automated testing to industry standards.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$602.52

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of COMP 3829 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 85282

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 85282
  • $602.52
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Anca Datcu-Romano

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$602.52

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the role of Quality Assurance in the software development process.
  • Identify the different types of testing: Black Box, White Box and Gray Box.
  • Write test cases.
  • Write test scripts.
  • Create a test plan.
  • Prepare and condition test data.
  • Perform manual testing, using a manual testing tool.
  • Perform automated testing, using an automated testing tool.
  • Use an issue tracking tool to create and assign bug reports.
  • Understand requirements traceability and create a traceability matrix.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of Unit Testing.

Effective as of Fall 2014

Related Programs

Quality Assurance and Software Testing (COMP 3829) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Software Development (ASD)
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Computer Systems
    Diploma Part-time
  3. Web and Mobile Application Development
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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