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Getting Started With Software Testing Context and Basics

Get the grip of the context and need of learning in software testing basics from some of worst technology failures.
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14,542 students enrolled
Created by Ganesh Sahai
Last updated 11/2016
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

Think about some of worst failures like Titanic and Challenger. Think about software glitches that caused failures of Ariane 5, banking, air traffic, missiles etc. It is important to understand why it happened and how such things can impact us and cause havoc and immense loss and damage. How it can be prevented by us in future to achieve successful endeavors. Given this, build the context for us for further learning and innovation. As software is getting in each every walk of our life and all human endeavors, it becomes so critical that they do not fail and perform well. This course will help build the context for further learning in software testing. Based on this context and software testing basics, you can get started with another next course, "Software Testing Course", from me at Udemy.

This course is for around one and half hours and has 7 video lectures on software testing basics. You can complete this course in one go or take one lecture per day and can complete learning the software testing basics within a week. If you have any queries while you are covering different lectures, then, do feel free to write them to me through the 'questions' section and I will periodically answer back. Get started with the software testing basics today.


Who is the target audience?
  • All those interested in software testing
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What Will I Learn?
Goal : By the end of course you will give get the context for learning further about software testing
Objectives : In this course, you will learn about learning from worst technology failures and software failures. It will make you aware of role of software testing in software development to prevent such failures. It will walk you through what you need to learn about software testing and another course which covers them. It will make you aware what software bugs cost economy.
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  • Working knowledge or usage of computers
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 15 Lectures Collapse All 15 Lectures 02:39:28
1 Lecture 03:35
This lecture will welcome you to this course and give a brief introduction to this course and to the course instructor
1 Lecture 11:17
Context is the most powerful driver in whatever we do. Therefore, it is very important to create a powerful context for learning about testing as well. We will try to understand what is context and why we need to create it and open up pathway for you set context for yourself for software testing.
Context : What and Why?
Some Worst Failures
2 Lectures 16:50
Lets start to look into some of the non-software failures and what is the key takeaway for us related to understanding context.  We will look into Titanic and Challenger failures.
Some Non-Software Failures

Lets start to look into some of the software failures and what is the key takeaway for us related to understanding context.  We will look into Ariane5, RBS and Amazon failures.
Some Software Failures
Critical Element To Prevent Failures
1 Lecture 04:10
In this lecture, having gone through the failures in previous sessions and its impact as the background to help  you build your own context to move ahead in software testing. Also, realize the importance of effective software testing as a critical element to prevent failures and how going further context and skill contribute to it.
Critical Element To Prevent Failures and Context as driver
Some Basics of Practical Software Testing
2 Lectures 17:52
Lets get introduced to some basics of practical software testing. We will look into: Requirements Testcases. 
Some Basics of Practical Software Testing - Part-1

We will continue with some more basics of practical software testing. We will look into: Buids, TestExecution, TestResults, Bugs, Automation and Innovation
Some Basics of Practical Software Testing - Part-2
Who should know about Software Testing?
1 Lecture 01:36
The concept of Team "One" in Agile team and the importance of being cross functional.
Who should know about Software Testing?
Future Endeavors and Successes and moving forward
1 Lecture 06:12
We will look into some general information, studies about  cost of software bugs and future of software testing and software testers.
Future Endeavors and Successes and moving forward
Additional Items
5 Lectures 01:05:05
Titanic was one of the worst failures that we know of. What, How and Why it happened. What was the learning.

Lets look at another failure and that is of Challenger space shuttle.

Lets look at some of the big software failures like that of Ariane 5, RBS and Amazon.
Ariane 5, RBS

This session will walk through various other major software failures that have happened.
Amazon and Others

Having seen the failures we get the context of further learning about software testing. What all is there to learn in software testing. There is further full course which covers all this.
Software Testing Course (marketing of it)
Sample Session of Software Testing Course
1 Lecture 32:51
About the Instructor
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Founder "DoItvation" & "TestToBeBest"

Ganesh Sahai is B Tech from IIT Delhi (1993) and EGMP from IIM Lucknow (amongst the top technology and management institutes in the world). He has been founder, co-founder and founder team member of few start up companies and initiatives in the field of IT, Marketing and Academics. He Worked for Adobe since 1999 for around 12 yrs. He has led and setup many of the key testing teams from scratch for various Adobe products, like, Acrobat, Adobe Reader, AIR, CS, Tools etc. spanning desktops, handhelds (mob. phones etc.), hosted and enterprise area. He has worked as head of quality with one of the world's leading gaming technology company Aristocrat Technologies. Innovation is his passion and his innovative approach has got sixteen ideas approved for patents. Along the way he has supported and guided people in their innovative ideas. He is founder of “TestToBeBest" and “DoItvation" community of those interested in software testing and innovation respectively.

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