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Software Quality Assurance QA 101

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Introduction to Software Quality Assurance

Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Methodology (Agile and Waterfall)


Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC)

Types of Testing

Mentoring Sessions


What is this Software Quality Assurance QA 101?

Software Quality Assurance 101 is designed especially to impart practical knowledge of software quality testing, and prepare the students for a career in Software Testing. The in-class training of QA 101 is done through presentations, lectures and workshops. Students are required to test live projects and are not only taught to test but also other skills including documentation, bug Report creation and project management tools during the course. The course can be taken by anyone without prior experience or knowledge of IT field and our most senior and experienced instructors teach in a way that is not only easy but enjoyable, transferring all practical and useful knowledge to the students.
No pre-requisite required.

QA 101 Course Outline
Week 1 Timing:
9 AM – 2 PM

QA Class Basics

  • Basic Software Engineering knowledge
  • Detailed information about SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle)
  • Software Development Methodologies (Scrum, Agile, V-Model, Waterfall, Sprint, etc.)
  • Software Requirement Specifications Document (BRD & FRD)
  • Roles and responsibilities of Business Analysts, Developers, Technical Architects, QA Testers and users, clients, managers, etc.
  • IT & Roles


  • Introduction to Software Quality Assurance
  • Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC)
  • Types of Software Applications, Window-based, Web-based, etc

Types of Testing

  • Black Box Testing and White Box Testing, UAT Testing Details of Back-End Testing, Data Driven Testing, Smoke Testing and Sanity Testing
  • Browser Compatibility Testing, External Interface Testing, Functional Testing, Integration Testing, Unit Testing, HA Testing, Security Testing, Cross Browser Testing, Manual Testing, Automation Testing, and Performance Testing
  • Validation vs. Verification
  • QA Tester Role
  • Understanding Requirements Documents in detail including Business Requirement Document (BRD) and Functionalities Requirement Document (FRD)
Week 2 Timing:
9 AM – 2 PM

Test Cases

  • Writing Test Cases in Excel
  • Writing Test Data
  • Writing Test Cases on different topics like Healthcare, Telecom, etc.
  • Preparing RTM and Test Matrices
  • Explanation for writing a Test Plan, Objectives, Scope, and Strategy of Test Plan
  • Entry and Exit Criteria, Testing Techniques
  • Reviewing Test Plans and Test Cases
  • Reviewing Test Plans and Test Cases
  • JIRA/Quality Center Defect Module (Defect Life Cycle)
  • Clustering, Load Balancer, Front-End, Back-End, Middle Ware, etc.
  • Project and application architecture, External systems etc.
  • High availability/Clustering, HA Testing

Phases of Testing

  • Installation
  • Configuration
  • Unit
  • Functional
  • Integration (System)
  • Data Flow
  • UAT
  • Regression
  • Smoke
  • Baseline
  • Web Services
  • Load
  • Stress
  • Performance
  • Failover and Recovery

Test Plan

  • Test Plan Module: Practice through writing plans and matrices
  • Test Lab Module: Execute Test Cases and file defects
  • Defects Module: Details and discussions
Week 3 Timing:
9 AM – 2 PM

QA Professional

  • Resume
  • Mock Interviews
  • Marketing
  • Business Attire
  • Proper Speech and Language
  • Work Ethic
  • Individual and Teamwork
  • QA Class Exam Review

QA Mentor Program Introduction

Week 4 Exam

Q. Is IT background necessary for taking the course?
A. There is not Pre-requisite for QA 101 course. You can join with No IT background, though a basic understanding of computer is appreciated

Q. What is the duration of the course?
A. The course is 8 weeks long. Classes are held every Saturday

Q. What is the timing for Classes?
A. QA101 classes are held every Saturday, from 9 am to 2 pm. Every new Session orientation is held on Saturdays from 12 pm to 2 pm.

Q. What subjects does the class cover?
A. The course covers all subject matters required to become a QA tester

Q. Is there any certification given after the course ends?
A. The institute does not provide certification for the course

Q. Does IT Interns offer Job Placements after the course?
A. The top students are referred for jobs by our instructors in some of the top companies in Chicago, most of who have got the jobs and have a great career. However, the institute doesn’t offer direct placements.

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