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Online Black Box Testing Courses Start October 10 at Florida Tech

11:35 PM on October 7, 2010

MELBOURNE, FLA.–Florida Institute of Technology’s Office of Strategic Initiatives will offer a series of three fully online courses in “Black Box Software Testing,” starting Oct. 10. Successful completion of the courses will provide a Florida Tech Professional Development Certificate in Software Testing awarded by the Office of Strategic Initiatives. Black-box testing uses external descriptions of the software, including specifications, requirements, and design to derive test cases.

Instruction towards the certificate uses materials developed in projects funded by the National Science Foundation over a period of 10 years. The project director, Florida Tech Computer Sciences Professor Cem Kaner, is widely known in the field and author of several books, including the field’s best seller, Testing Computer Software. An attorney, his law office primarily serves authors, software developers and small software consulting firms. His software consulting firm has helped such major clients as Broderbund Software, the California Department of Transportation, Compaq and ShareData (now E-Trade).

The program emphasizes development of testing skills that are appropriate for individuals retraining for a second career in the field of software testing. The instructional format was developed in courses taught by Kaner over the past three years.

“Students who completed the courses tell us that the courses were challenging and extremely beneficial,” said Kaner.

The three courses are Foundations of Software Testing, Bug Advocacy and Test Design.

The base price for each course is $995. For more information contact Nikki Hoier at hoier-ca@fit.edu or visit http://fit.bbst.info.