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Structured Testing: Basics & Methodology

The use of structured testing is a crucial step forward in increasing software quality. This introduction explains the principles of structured testing and gives an overview of the existing methodologies. During this three-day course the different phases and activities that are part of a structured test process will be explained based on STBoX.

STBoX (Software Testing Based On eXperience) is the test methodology of CTG and is based on the experience of our consultants and in line with the industry standards (IEEE, BS, …). It was created in 2006 and regularly updated according to the latest standards.

Through the use of practical examples and exercises the most common testing terminology and testing concepts will become clear. An overview of the various types of test tools and their basic functionalities is also provided.


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


Course Objectives

The goal of this course is to gain a basic understanding of the testing principles and to be able to apply these principles to plan a test project and build, execute and organise test cases.

Typical Audience

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

Course Prerequisites

No specific prerequisites are required.

Course Delivery

Approximately 50% of the class is devoted to lab exercises.

Throughout the course, an experienced trainer and software testing expert provides lectures and gives exercises based on real world projects. Courses can be given in English, Dutch or French. Course material is in English.

Course Venue

The course duration is 3 days.

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

Course Administration


€ 1500/person for 3 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 organized 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

Structured Testing: Introduction

  • What, Why
  • Testing versus quality
  • Terminology

Structured Testing: Methodologies

  • V-Model
  • The STBox Process
  • STBox FTT tree

The Structured Testing Process (according to STBox™)

  • Test Project Preparation: Possible high-level test strategies and how to use
  • Detailed Test Planning: Detailed test strategies (per iteration, test level or test type)

The Structured Testing Process (according to STBox™)

Test Build

  • How to design test data, test cases, test scripts and a test situation
  • Introduction to test design techniques

Test Execution

  • Execution of test cases: how, by whom
  • Test reporting and defect tracking

Test Project Closure

  • Evaluation of the test project

The Structured Testing Process (according to STBox™)

Test Management

  • Manage test teams, defects, issues and changes
  • Monitor and adjust test plans

Quality Management

  • Evaluation of test documentation, reviews and inspections

Other parts of STBox: People and Technology

  • Test organisation and infrastructure
  • Test tools: kinds and when to use

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