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Introduction to Microfocus ALM

Microfocus ALM is a test management tool that covers the principal test activities of a test process. Microfocus ALM offers software quality assurance, including requirements management, test management and business process testing for IT and application environments

Participants will learn how to manage quality information throughout the development cycle, construct and organise requirements, create and execute test sets, monitor defects, and use graphs and reports to track the success of a project.


Currently no (other) upcoming dates are planned for this course


Course Objectives

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Create releases and cycles
  • Define requirements
  • Analyse risks associated with requirements
  • Organise subjects and tests in a test plan tree
  • Design and create test plans
  • Generate test scripts from design steps
  • Create test sets
  • Execute manual and automated tests
  • Record and track test execution results
  • Log and manage defects
  • Generate reports and graphs

Typical Audience

This course is intended for anyone involved in testing and quality matters, including test engineers, test managers, project managers and quality managers.

Course Prerequisites

Participants should preferably have as a basic understanding of the testing process, although this prerequisite is not mandatory.

Course Venue

The course duration is 2 days.

This course can be given at the client’s site or at CTG.

Course Administration


€ 1000/person for 2 days. All prices are VAT excluded; course material, lunch and beverages are included.


By Participant: If a subscribed course participant is replaced by another participant or if the public course is postponed to a later date, no cancellation costs apply. A participant or a group that fails to attend, or that cancels a course without at least 15 working days written notice prior to the course start, is liable for the full subscription cost.
By CTG: CTG reserves the right to cancel a course at any time.

Course Logistics

All classroom courses begin promptly at 9 am and are scheduled until 5 pm.
All courses are organised at the CTG premises in Diegem (Belgium) or can be given at the client site and are available for groups as well. Please contact us if you wish further information.
The standard language of each course is English.

* Prices subject to VAT

Course Outlines


Working with releases

  • Understand the relationship between releases and cycles
  • Create release tree
  • Tie requirements to releases and cycles
  • View requirement coverage by cycle
  • Tie tests to releases and cycles

Defining Requirements

  • Understand requirement types
  • Create and define requirements
  • Build a requirements tree
  • Tie requirements to releases and cycles

Test Planning

  • Build a test plan tree
  • Create tests
  • Link tests and requirements
  • Use parameters in tests
  • Configure a test to call other tests
  • Monitor the status of test plans
  • Create and configure test configurations

Test Execution

  • Build a test sets tree
  • Define and schedule test execution flows
  • Execute manual and automated tests
  • Record and review test execution results
  • Monitor the status of test sets

Defect Tracking

  • Log defects
  • Search and review defects
  • Associate defects to other entities
  • Update a defect
  • Track the status of defects

Report and Analysis

  • Generate analysis reports and graphs
  • Generate Microsoft Excel reports

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phone: +1 716 882 8000
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