BAP207 - Software Testing

Outline info
Semester
School
Last revision date 2017-11-16 10:27:08.152
Last review date 2017-11-21 10:55:37.011


Subject Title
Software Testing

Subject Description
Introduction to the fundamental concepts and processes of software testing which consists of the verification of implemented solutions against documented specifications.  Review various levels of software testing such as black box, white box, regression, static, dynamic or automated, and learn to create test cases and a test plan.

Credit Status
BAP207 is a half-credit course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Explain how the fundamental methods, techniques and processes of software testing are used to minimize defects in software.
2. Classify, according to the purpose they serve, the various types and levels of testing that occur through the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
3. Perform static testing techniques, including reviews and static analysis, to identify defects in the early stages of the SDLC.
4. Write test cases using dynamic test design techniques to achieve maximum coverage of test items.
5. Write a test plan that documents the testing scope, the selection of approach, and test tools used.
6. Write an incident/defect report that documents a potential defect observed during testing

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
None

Topic Outline

  1. Testing Fundamentals and Testing Lifecycle
  2. Static Testing and Test Design Techniques
  3. Test Management and Test Tools

Mode of Instruction
Online
This course is delivered online.  This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities.

Prescribed Texts
Online:
Title:         Software Testing:  An ISTQB-ISEB Foundation Guide
Author:      Thompson, Geoff;  Williams, Peter;  Hambling, Brian;  Samaroo, Angelina;  Morgan, Peter
Edition:      2010
Puglisher:   British Informatics Society
ISBN:         9781906124762

Reference Material
None

Required Supplies
None

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
Assignments are due on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor prior to the assignment due date so that an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two weeks from the due date.
 
In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail. Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented.
 
Students are referred to the following website for Seneca College Library style guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:  http:/senecacollege.ca/library
 
Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the event of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.
 
English Competency
The ability to communicate effectively is essential for success in business. Therefore, you must demonstrate English competency in this course in both oral and written work. Ensure your written work includes correct sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Always spell check, edit and proofread your work.
 
Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Online Evaluation Plan 

Graded Discussions 2@5%    10% 

Online Assignment                  25%

Group Work Project                 15% 

Weekly Quizzes   5@10%       50% 

Total                                       100%

 * Online:  All the academic policies of the College at which you registered apply. This includes, but is not limited to policies related to grading, supplemental exams, deferred exams and accommodations.

Please retain this subject outline document for future educational and/or employment use.

Academic Program Manager:
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Academic Program Manager Emiliano Introcaso