Testing Mobile Applications – ASTQB Certification CourseTesting Mobile Applications
2 Days

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Understanding how to test mobile applications and devices has become an important part of a tester’s overall skill set. Even if you do not currently test mobile applications, chances are you will in the future. The percentage of organizations performing mobile testing has increased from 55% to 92% in just two years!

This course is written and presented by Randall Rice, co-author of the ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester syllabus, and is designed to impart practical knowledge of what you need to know in testing all things mobile. The learning objectives are reinforced with exercises and examples. You are also welcomed to try the techniques on your own mobile applications during the course.

At the completion of the course, you will be prepared to take the ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester exam and join the growing ranks of certified testers.

Who Should Take This Course
•    Software Testers
•    Test Managers and Team Leaders
•    Mobile Application Developers

Return on Investment
•    Increased understanding of mobile technology and how to test it
•    Reduction of risks by reducing the number of mobile application failures
•    Increased customer satisfaction in using your mobile app by having increased usability, performance, security, portability and correctness
•    Understand how tools such as simulators and emulators are used
•    Increased skill sets in testing by being able to design and perform the test of mobile applications


Module 1 - Introduction to Mobile Testing (1.5 hrs)

  • What is a Mobile Application?
  • Expectations from Mobile Users
  • Challenges for Testers
    • Frequent Releases
    • Portability/Compatibility
  • Necessary Skills
  • Equipment Requirements
  • Lifecycle Models
  • Exercise – Aligning Mobile Test Approaches with Lifecycles
  • Sample Exam Questions

Module 2 - Test Planning and Design (1 hr.)

  • Identify Functions and Attributes
  • Identify and Assess Risks
  • Determine Coverage Goals
  • Determine Test Approach
  • Identify Test Conditions and Set Scope
  • Regression Testing
  • Exercise – Risk Assessment
  • Sample Exam Questions

Module 3 - Quality Characteristics for Mobile Testing (5 hrs.)

  • Introduction
  • Functional Testing
    • Introduction
    • Correctness
    • Security
    • Interoperability
  • Test Design
    • Exercise
  • Non-Functional Testing
    • Performance Testing
      • Exercise
    • Usability Testing
      • Exercise
    • Portability Testing
    • Reliability Testing
  • Sample Exam Questions

Module 4 - Environments and Tools (2 hrs.)

  • Tools
    • Application to Mobile
    • Generic Tools
    • Commercial or Open Source Tools
  • Environments and Protocols
    • Environment Considerations
    • Protocols
  • Specific Application-Based Environment Considerations
    • Browser-based Applications
    • Native Device Applications
    • Hybrid Applications
  • Real Devices, Simulators, Emulators and the Cloud
    • Real Devices
    • Simulators
    • Emulators
    • Cloud
  • Performance Test Tools and Support
  • Test Automation
    • Tool Support
    • Skills Needed
  • Exercise – Identifying Test Tools and Environments
  • Sample Exam Questions

Module 5 - Future-Proofing  (1 hr.)

  • Expect Rapid Growth
  • Build for Change
    • Architect the Testing
    • Enable Efficient Maintenance
    • Select Tools for Flexibility
    • Select Partners Carefully
  • Plan for the Future
    • Lifecycle Models
    • Alternative Testing
  • Anticipating the Future
  • Sample Exam Questions

Mock Exam or Actual Exam (1 hr.)

Review of Mock Exam and Answers (1 hr.) (Optional)