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Combine your conference with in-depth training to enhance your learning experience. Take advantage of networking, access to top industry experts, and mingle with colleagues while you improve your skill set. Build your week of learning to include Agile Testing Practices, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level training, Requirements-Based TestingUsing Visual Studio 2011® Ultimate to Improve Software Quality, or Fundamentals of Agile Certification and benefit from all STARWEST has to offer. Plus—if you stay through Friday, you can attend the Testing & Quality Leadership Summit. See the week's schedule below.


 Agile Testing Practices      
 Sunday, October 2 - Monday, October 3, 2011 • 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In Agile Testing Practices you will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of agile development models
  • Discover how testing is different in agile environments
  • Learn the basis of agile testing—the user story and how to test it
  • Explore key agile testing practices—ATDD, TDD, and ET
  • Examine technical and team skills you need for success
  • Recognize the main agile testing challenges and how to address them
 Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level
 Sunday, October 2 - Tuesday, October 4, 2011 • 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Get certified while you’re at STARWEST 2011!

In the Software Tester Certification—Foundation level training you will learn:

  • Fundamentals of software testing—Concepts and context, risk analysis, goals, process, and psychology
  • Lifecycle testing—How testing relates to development, including models, verification and validation, and types of tests
  • Static testing—Reviews, inspections, and static tools
  • Test design techniques—Black-box test methods, white-box techniques, error guessing, and exploratory testing
  • Test management—Team organization, key roles and responsibilities, test strategy and planning, configuration management, defect classification and management
  • Testing tools—Tool selection, benefits, risks, and classification
 Requirements-Based Testing Workshop
 Sunday, October 2 - Tuesday, October 4, 2011 • 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

In the Requirements-Based Testing Workshop you will:

  • Develop and maintain efficient tests that cover all functional requirements
  • Design test cases that force defects to appear early in testing
  • Learn and practice cause-effect graphing to design more robust tests
  • Learn and practice alternative test design approaches—pairwise, equivalence class
  • Optimize and reduce the size of your test suite
  • Integrate testing in the software development lifecycle
 Using Visual Studio® 2011 Ultimate to Improve Software Quality
 Sunday, October 2 – Tuesday, October 4, 2011 • 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Get Practical Experience with Visual Studio® 2011 Ultimate Testing at STARWEST 2011!

In Using Visual Studio® 2011 Ultimate to Improve Software Quality training you will:

  • Explore the testing components of Visual Studio® 2011 and how these are used to improve software quality
  • Understand integrated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and how Visual Studio® 2011 aids the ALM process
  • Understand the work item management tools available in Visual Studio® 2011
  • Explore the tester's and test manager’s tasks in Visual Studio® 2011
  • Create test plans and define configurations for testing
  • Write and maintain test cases
  • Execute tests, and collect video captures and system information for filing rich bugs
  • Discover the purpose and value of a virtual lab environment
 Fundamentals of Agile Certification
 Monday, October 3 – Tuesday, October 4, 2011 • 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In Fundamentals of Agile Certification training you will: 

  • Explore agile software development methodologies and approaches
  • Understand differences between agile and traditional methodologies
  • Learn how agile practices and principles improve the software development process
  • Discover the major steps required to successfully plan and execute an agile software project
  • Explore the leading agile development best practices
Conveniently located with the STARWEST Conference. Register for Agile Testing Practices for $1495, the Software Tester Certification—Foundation level training for $1995*, Requirements-based Testing Workshop for $1995, Using Visual Studio 2011® Ultimate to Improve Software Quality training for $1995, or Fundamentals of Agile Certification for $1,495. Combine any training with your conference registration and SAVE an additional $300! Call Anita at 888.268.8770 or 904.278.0524 or email [email protected] for more information.


Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday
Agile Testing Practices*
*2 Day Training (Sunday-Monday)

Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level Training

Requirements-based Testing

Using Visual Studio® 2011 Ultimate to Improve Software Quality

Fundamentals of Agile Certification
*2-Day Training (Monday-Tuesday)
Keynote Presentations
Concurrent Sessions
Networking EXPO
Bonus Sessions
Special Events
…and More!
 Testing & Quality Leadership Summit






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