Test Planning, Modeling and Reporting

Develop advanced skills in test planning, prioritization and modeling.

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Test Planning, Modeling and Reporting

Develop advanced skills in test planning, prioritization and modeling.

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

  • Use industry standard models to review and incorporate testing techniques and test case development for large features or the entire product 
  • Write and run test cases that help to establish a baseline of quality for a feature during development, or from one version of the product to the next 
  • Enumerate issues and scenarios which can affect the priority of testing, severity of issues found, various customers, and/or test resources needed for product testing 
  • Identify how testing is created, run and prioritized, factoring in collaboration with team members 
  • Enumerate the components of the product under test, accounting for interactions between subcomponents, code used or reused, project schedule and testing resources 
  • Develop and present quality metrics which are commonly agreed upon, measurable, maintainable, and provide the minimum necessary data for the intended audience(s) 

Course description

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Take a structured approach to test case development as you plan recurring test activities and examine the product fundamentals necessary for decision making. Recognize testers’ contribution to the product team and their role in an agile environment. You’ll develop advanced skills in test planning, prioritization and modeling. As part of the curriculum, students will gain new skills and insight into test effectiveness, the measurement of test progress, and identification of risks associated with complex software development projects. Course topics include test plan writing; test verification and validation; project metrics; user acceptance; testing to spec; and common enterprise environments. 


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  • Principles of Software Testing or equivalent knowledge  


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Lessons 1 and 2  


  • Why you need a test plan 
  • Elements of a great plan 
  • Using the plan 
  • Dealing with unplanned tasks 
  • Agile vs. Waterfall 
  • Recurring test activities 
  • Identify the tester’s role in Product Life Cycle 

Lessons 1 and 2 Assignments 

  • Test questionnaire 
  • Class designs application to be used in entirety of class 

Lessons 3 and 4  


  • Driving quality upstream 
  • Test case creation 
  • Test case prioritization 
  • Discuss the numerous issues and scenarios which can affect the priority of testing, severity of issues found, impact on the full range of customers, and test requirements needed for product testing 

Lessons 3 and 4 Assignments 

  • Review application design 
  • Create test cases for application 

Lessons 5 and 6  


  • Metrics 
  • Selecting test scenarios 
  • Running and evaluating test scenarios 
  • Measuring test progress 
  • Reporting and dashboards 

Lessons 5 and 6 Assignments 

  • Create test plan for application 

Next available start dates

Hybrid — Evenings

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Test Planning, Modeling and Reporting
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Total classroom hours

21 hours

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Evenings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 7 M W - 5/8/2023 - 5/31/2023, No class 5/29

Class meets in-person on Mondays at Bellevue College main campus.
Class meets online on Wednesdays.

In-person class location:
3000 Landerholm Cir. SE Bellevue, WA 98007
Building N, Room 204
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Quarter: Spring

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Total cost


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Instructor: John Beswetherick

Leading projects and groups at a number of major software companies throughout his 25 year software testing career, John Beswetherick has experience in IT, application, service, web and big data testing. He brings an innovative and dynamic approach to testing with his experience in both waterfall and agile development methodologies.

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Online courses require an internet connection and the ability to interact both through audio and video using either a web cam/microphone, speakers/headset using a computer or via a mobile phone connection. Any costs associated with connectivity or equipment are the responsibility of the student.

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