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Software Testing Intermediate (Including exams)

  • Price £1,095.00
  • Duration 3 day(s)
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This course leads to the BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing examination (which is completed at the end of the course) and provides test analysts and test managers with highly practical knowledge and techniques. The certificate is a prerequisite to candidates wishing to take either the Analyst or Manager Practitioner certificate, a qualification internationally recognised in the tester community.

This is a three day course with a combination of lectures, workshops, exercises and sample exam questions. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of the material discussed. Delegates will leave with testing skills and techniques which can be applied in the workplace.


A thorough knowledge of the Foundation Syllabus is essential. The recommended source is the BCS textbook 'Software Testing - A BCS Foundation by Hambling et al.

Examination candidates must hold the BCS Foundation Certificate in Software Testing. Candidates with special examination requirements should consult the BCS web site (www.bcs.org.uk) for the BCS Special Needs policy. Note that the BCS must be advised at least four weeks in advance of any special requirements.

Pre-study: Delegates are strongly recommended to revise the Software Testing Foundation materials before attending this course.

Please Note: Please ensure you take your Software Testing Foundation Certificate number or software testing foundation certificate with you to the course, as this information is required by the examining board when registering for the exam.

If you are taking a BCS exam you must bring photographic identification with you (passport, driving license or student card), as it is a BCS requirement to produce it for the invigilator prior to the exam. Failure to produce a valid form of photographic identification will result in a candidate not being able to sit the exam.

The BCS also allows additional time for candidates who have a disability or whose business language is not English. Candidates can request this additional time in line with the BCS reasonable adjustments policy.


Delegates will learn how to

Define testing approaches in different life cycles and domains
Understand how to apply review techniques effectively
Perform risk analysis techniques
Address test management areas of planning, monitoring and controlling
Select and apply the most appropriate test analysis techniques

Course Content

Testing Fundamentals

Review of the foundation Certificate Syllabus; Application Domains; Testing in the life cycle; Fundamental test process

Types of review; Principles of Reviews; Using Different Review Types; Performing a formal review

Introduction to risk and risk-based testing; Risk Management; Product Risk Identification and Analysis
Test Management

Test Policy; strategy & test plans; Analyse Test Policy; strategy & test plans; Test Entry & Exit Criteria; Estimating Techniques; Test Monitoring; Analyse a summary report; Incident Management
Test Analysis

Fundamentals of Test Analysis; Test Environment Requirements; Selection of techniques; Coverage Measures
Mock Exam

BCS Intermediate Certificate in Software Testing Sample Exam

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