Testing for the Business Analyst ‑ 100% Online

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This 14-hour course is designed to explain to Business Analysts the need for testing and teach them the concepts required to plan, manage, execute, and evaluate testing outcomes of a business solution.

Fee Duration
$595 Students have three months from date of registration to complete this online self-directed course.

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain practical skills to:

  • Explain how quality reduces risk and contributes to achieving business objectives.
  • Describe the role of the business analyst in quality and testing.
  • Describe various SDLC models and their influence on testing.
  • Explain the types of testing and their purposes.
  • List the components testing documentation including the Test Strategy, Test Plans, Use Cases and Test Cases
  • Explain defect management and how managing defects increases the likelihood of project success.
  • Describe system environments such as development, testing, and staging.
  • Describe the various roles involved with quality assurance.

Who Should Attend

Testing for the Business Analyst is appropriate for individuals who are:

  • Pursuing a career in Business Analysis
  • Business or Information Systems managers or staff who are new to business analysis.
  • Experienced Business Analysts requiring better understanding of the role, or desiring formal recognition through certification.
  • Project staff or managers currently combining the Business Analyst role with other duties.
  • Business staff or managers who are working in Business Analyst environments, needing to interact with project managers and business analysts.



You will access an online learning environment that includes video presentations, self-assessment quizzes, case studies, exercises, suggested solutions, and a final exam.

What You Will Learn


  • Defining Quality
  • Background on Quality
  • Agile and Quality
  • Perspectives on, Challenges of, and Importance of Quality
  • Financial Impact of Quality and Benefits of Testing
  • Elements of Quality
  • What Can Be Tested and How Much is Enough
  • Risk Identification and Assessment
  • Responsibilities of a Tester and a BA in Testing
  • Verification and Validation

Testing Types & Sequence

  • Testing Approach
  • SDLC Model
  • SDLC and STLC
  • SDLC Options and Selecting One
  • Sequence of Testing
  • White and Black Boxes
  • Functional and Non-Functional Testing
  • User Acceptance Testing and the BA Role
  • Usability Testing


Test Planning & Management

  • Testing Documentation
  • The Test Strategy
  • Test Plans
  • Use Cases
  • Test Cases
  • Test Partitions and Boundaries
  • Test Scripts
  • Test Tracking
  • Maintaining Traceability
  • Defect Management
  • Logs
  • Priorities
  • Test Reporting
  • Post Project Reporting
  • Strategy Feedback
  • Lessons Learned

Testing Environments and Roles

  • Environments
  • Development, Testing, Staging, “Production Like”
  • People
  • QA Manager, Test Lead, Test Designer, Tester, Test System Administrator
  • Business Analyst
  • Solution Designer, Development Lead, Developer
  • Operations Staff
  • Client Representative, End User Testers