Free Online Course on Software Testing Fundamentals

The University of Maryland is offering free online course on Software Testing Fundamentals. No previous programming knowledge is needed to join this course. Course will use Java and JUnit, however, for examples and assignments.

In this course, applicants will learn how to locate software bugs and defects using the latest testing techniques. The course will start on on May 31, 2017

Course At A Glance

Length: 8 weeks
Effort:  8-10 hours pw
Subject: Computer Science
Institution: and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $249
Session: Course Starts on May 31, 2017

Providers’ Details

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) specializes in educating busy professionals like you. We are a public state university offering career-relevant, affordable education that fits your life. You can earn most degrees and certificates entirely online. At UMUC, you can build your professional value with each class you take. With classes taught by faculty with real-world experience, our programs focus on practical, applicable skills and knowledge that you can apply right away.

About This Course

Want to gain software testing skills to start a career or are you a software developer looking to improve your unit testing skills? This course, part of the Software Testing and Verification MicroMasters program, will provide the essential skills you need for success.

Software needs to be tested for bugs and to insure the product meets the requirements and produces the desired results. Software testing is essential to providing a quality product.

Learn the techniques Software Testers and Quality Assurance Engineers use every day, which can be applied to any programming language and testing software.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop, document and execute software test cases
  • Create a software test to meet an objective
  • Identify types of software defects


Dr. Michael Scott Brown

Program Chair of the Software Engineering Master’s, University of Maryland University Colleg

Dr. Renata Rand McFadden

Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland University College



How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
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  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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