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CS 498 ST - Software Testing

Fall 2020

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in computer science intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

Software systems are becoming increasingly complex and there is a growing awareness that software testing is needed to deal with this growing complexity. This course explores foundational concepts and practical techniques and tools for testing software and assuring its quality. Topics focus on testing of code, but will also cover analysis of software models and their use in testing. Topics cover software testing at the unit, module, subsystem, and system levels, automatic and manual techniques for generating and validating test data, the testing process, functional testing, security testing, performance testing, and regression testing. Students will have opportunities to improve testing skills by using advanced industrial tools.