IT6004 SOFTWARE TESTING SYLLABUS FOR 6TH SEM CSE AND 7TH SEM IT REGULATION 2013 - Anna University Internal marks 2018

IT6004 SOFTWARE TESTING SYLLABUS FOR 6TH SEM CSE AND 7TH SEM IT REGULATION 2013

 ANNA UNIVERSITY CSE SYLLABUS
IT6004 SOFTWARE TESTING SYLLABUS
6TH SEM CSE / 7TH SEM IT SYLLABUS
ELECTIVE PAPER
REGULATION 2013
CS6001 C# AND .NET PROGRAMMING SYLLABUS
IT6004 SOFTWARE TESTING SYLLABUS
OBJECTIVES:
  • The student should be made to:
  • Expose the criteria for test cases.
  • Learn the design of test cases.
  • Be familiar with test management and test automation techniques.
  • Be exposed to test metrics and measurements.
UNIT I INTRODUCTION
Testing as an Engineering Activity – Testing as a Process – Testing axioms –  Basic definitions – Software Testing Principles – The Tester’s Role in a Software Development Organization – Origins of Defects – Cost of defects – Defect Classes – The Defect Repository and Test Design – Defect Examples – Developer/Tester Support of Developing a Defect Repository – Defect Prevention strategies.

UNIT II TEST CASE DESIGN
Test case Design Strategies – Using Black Bod Approach to Test Case Design – Random Testing – Requirements based testing – Boundary Value Analysis – Equivalence Class Partitioning – Statebased testing – Cause-effect graphing – 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 – code complexity testing – Evaluating Test Adequacy Criteria.

UNIT III LEVELS OF TESTING
The need for Levers 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 – Acceptance testing – Performance testing – Regression Testing – Internationalization testing – Ad-hoc testing – Alpha, Beta Tests – Testing OO systems – Usability and Accessibility testing – Configuration testing – Compatibility testing – Testing the documentation – Website testing.

UNIT IV TEST MANAGEMENT
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 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 TEST AUTOMATION
Software test automation – skill 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.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:
  • At the end of the course the students will be able to
  • Design test cases suitable for a software development for different domains.
  • Identify suitable tests to be carried out.
  • Prepare test planning based on the document.
  • Document test plans and test cases designed.
  • Use of automatic testing tools.
  • Develop and validate a test plan.
TEXT BOOKS:
1. Srinivasan Desikan and Gopalaswamy Ramesh, “Software Testing – Principles and Practices”, Pearson Education, 2006.
2. Ron Patton, “Software Testing”, Second Edition, Sams Publishing, Pearson Education, 2007.

REFERENCES:
1. Ilene Burnstein, “Practical Software Testing”, Springer International Edition, 2003.
2. Edward Kit,” Software Testing in the Real World – Improving the Process”, Pearson Education, 1995.
3. Boris Beizer,” Software Testing Techniques” – 2nd Edition, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1990.
4. Aditya P. Mathur, “Foundations of Software Testing _ Fundamental Algorithms and Techniques”, Dorling Kindersley (India) Pvt. Ltd., Pearson Education, 2008.

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