Chapter 3 - Designing Tests
This chapter describes how to design tests. It includes the following topics:
About designing tests
Specifying the testing steps and verification points
Specifying preconditions, post-conditions, and acceptance criteria of test cases
Example of a test design
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About Designing Tests
Once you have defined the features that you need to test, decide how to do the
testing. The activity of test design is primarily answering the question "How can I
perform this test case?"
As part of the design of the test case, identify:
The high-level set of steps required to perform the test.
How to validate that the items or features you are testing are working properly.
The preconditions of the test case -- how to set up the application and system so
that the test case can run.
The post-conditions of the test case -- how to clean up after the test case runs.
The acceptance criteria -- how to decide if the test case passed.