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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  • Lectures 8
  • Contents Video: 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2013 English

Course Description

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.


What are the requirements?

  • Working knowledge or usage of computers

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

What is the target audience?

  • All those interested in software testing

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Some Worst Failures
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.
Section 2: Software Failures
Lets look at some of the big software failures like that of Ariane 5, RBS and Amazon.
This session will walk through various other major software failures that have happened.
Keeping in mind the various software failures, lets look at one of the critical element in them and which is that of quality and software testing. 
Section 3: Software Testing Learning
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.
Section 4: Future Endeavors and Successes
As long as human exists there will be more endeavors in future and we would like to succeed  in them. There are so many things yet to be done like making better shuttles, banking solutions, medical equipment , optimization of energy utilization ... mission of Mars, 3D internet .... the list goes on.  There is huge role of software in these endeavors and huge role of software testing. Lets learn all about it to make better software for a better tomorrow. Lets do it NOW.
Section 5: Sample Session of Software Testing Course

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Instructor Biography

Ganesh Sahai, 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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