PRLog - Oct. 2, 2012 - Pierson Requirements Group is hosting a User Acceptance Testing workshop November 19-21. The class is broken down into three half-day sessions where students learn the methods and procedures utilized in the user acceptance phase of the IT project.
Pierson Requirements Group provides a unique learning format for students, which incorporates hands-on exercises and teacher-led discussions in a virtual format. The User Acceptance Testing class follows the same format, offering multiple exercises that have participants applying the learned methods and techniques. The main focus of the course is understanding acceptance testing and how it fits into the project lifestyle. Students can expect a variation of assignments, such as checking requirements documents, identifying UAT scenarios, and writing out testing scenarios, test cases and conditions.
The three-day workshop starts off with an introduction to UAT testing, inspecting requirements documents and identifying and tracing UAT test scenarios. In the first session, students address quality assurance and what types of techniques are used in testing. The second session picks up from this point and continues to evaluate methods used for testing. The second class wraps up UAT strategy and planning. The third session is where participants write test scenarios for UAT and put their knowledge into action. With a final discussion on usability testing, students leave the workshop feeling comfortable with the UAT phase of the IT project.
The objectives for the UAT course are for business analysts and those in related fields to learn the concepts, background and correct methods to facilitate user sign off during the acceptance phase. In order to keep this part of the project phase running smoothly, business analysts must know what to test, how to determine project risks, what to look for when testing and knowing what resources to use in UAT planning. Being an effective tester is not something that comes naturally; instead, participants must be taught the most effective techniques through a series of hands-on exercises and instructor-led discussions.
Pierson Requirements Group provides students with PDF materials as well as checklists, a glossary and templates. The class is $750 per student, with discounts available for groups. To provide the most valuable learning experience possible, class sizes are limited to ten students. Upon successful completion of the course, CDUs, PDUs and Certificates are available. While these workshops can be taken individually, they are most popular for workplaces that want to provide quality training to their employees without the cost of travel and lodging.