IT2032 SOFTWARE TESTING Syllabus - Anna University

IT2032 SOFTWARE TESTING L T P C
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UNIT I INTRODUCTION 9
Testing as an Engineering Activity – Role of Process in Software Quality – Testing as a
Process – Basic Definitions – Software Testing Principles – The Tester’s Role in a
Software Development Organization – Origins of Defects – Defect Classes – The Defect
Repository and Test Design – Defect Examples – Developer/Tester Support for
Developing a Defect Repository.
UNIT II TEST CASE DESIGN 9
Introduction to Testing Design Strategies – The Smarter Tester – Test Case Design
Strategies – Using Black Box Approach to Test Case Design Random Testing –
Requirements based testing – positive and negative testing -–– Boundary Value
Analysis – decision tables - Equivalence Class Partitioning state-based testing– causeeffect
graphing – error guessing - compatibility testing – user documentation testing –
domain testing Using White–Box Approach to Test design – Test Adequacy Criteria –
static testing vs. structural testing – code functional testing - Coverage and Control Flow
Graphs – Covering Code Logic – Paths – Their Role in White–box Based Test Design –
code complexity testing – Evaluating Test Adequacy Criteria.
UNIT III LEVELS OF TESTING 9
The Need for Levels of Testing – Unit Test – Unit Test Planning –Designing the Unit
Tests. The Test Harness – Running the Unit tests and Recording results – Integration
tests – Designing Integration Tests – Integration Test Planning – scenario testing –
defect bash elimination -System Testing – types of system testing - Acceptance testing –
performance testing - Regression Testing – internationalization testing – ad-hoc testing -
Alpha – Beta Tests – testing OO systems – usability and accessibility testing
UNIT IV TEST MANAGEMENT 9
People and organizational issues in testing – organization structures for testing teams –
testing services - Test Planning – Test Plan Components – Test Plan Attachments –
Locating Test Items – test management – test process - Reporting Test Results – The
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role of three groups in Test Planning and Policy Development – Introducing the test
specialist – Skills needed by a test specialist – Building a Testing Group.
UNIT V CONTROLLING AND MONITORING 9
Software test automation – skills needed for automation – scope of automation – design
and architecture for automation – requirements for a test tool – challenges in automation
- Test metrics and measurements –project, progress and productivity metrics – Status
Meetings – Reports and Control Issues – Criteria for Test Completion – SCM – Types of
reviews – Developing a review program – Components of Review Plans– Reporting
Review Results. – evaluating software quality – defect prevention – testing maturity
model TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
TEXT BOOKS:
1. Srinivasan Desikan and Gopalaswamy Ramesh, “ Software Testing – Principles and
Practices”, Pearson education, 2006.
2. Aditya P.Mathur, “Foundations of Software Testing”, Pearson Education,2008.
REFERENCES:
1. Boris Beizer, “Software Testing Techniques”, Second Edition,Dreamtech, 2003
2. Elfriede Dustin, “Effective Software Testing”, First Edition, Pearson Education,
2003.
3. Renu Rajani, Pradeep Oak, “Software Testing – Effective Methods, Tools and
Techniques”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2004.

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