QA/Functional Testing (2020)

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The intent of the QA/Functional Testing Knowledge Unit is to provide students with methods to assess how well a functional unit meets a requirement.


After completing the KU, students will be able to:

  1. Develop effective tests in a structured, organized manner.
  2. Perform security functional testing to demonstrate that security policies and mechanisms are completely and correctly implemented.


  1. Testing methodologies (white, grey, black box testing)
  2. Test coverage analysis
  3. Automatic and manual generation of test inputs
  4. Test execution
  5. Validation of results


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