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University System of Maryland

Software Testing Management

University System of Maryland and University of Maryland University College via edX

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There is much more to software testing than just finding defects. Successful software and quality assurance engineers need to also manage the testing of software.

In this course, part of the Software Testing and Verification MicroMasters program, you will learn about the management aspects of software testing. You will learn how to successfully plan, schedule, estimate and document a software testing plan.

You will learn how to analyze metrics to improve software quality and software tests.

We will also discuss software quality initiatives developed by industry experts.

No previous programming knowledge needed.

This course is part of the Software Testing and Verification MicroMaster’s program from UMGC. Upon completion of the program and receipt of the verified MicroMaster’s certificate, learners may then transition into the full UMGC Master’s Program in Information Technology with a specialization in Software Engineering. See the MicroMasters program page for more information.

Taught by

Dr. Michael Scott Brown and Dr. Renata Rand McFadden


2.0 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • This course teaches the traditional waterfall test management approach, where a team of testers are involved, with lots of upfront estimation and planning, metrics, .... This is the old school that is not applied that much anymore today, where we ha…
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    Daniil Marchenko
    Class teaches Test Management in a waterfall environment. The team you want to work for usually takes an agile approach. Class therefore teaches you how to do things that you'll either not use, or not enjoy using.

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