Software-Testing (WS2015)

Teaching Staff: Jens Grabowski, Patrick Harms, Steffen Herbold


  • 09.03.2016: The examination results are online. Please login at the bottom of the page to see them.
  • 10.02.2016: The examination on February 22nd 2016 will take place at 02:00pm sharp in the rooms 0.101 and 2.101 at the Institute of Computer Science in Göttingen.
  • 11.12.2015: The examination will take place on February 22nd 2016. The rooms are to be announced.


The course imparts basic and extended knowledge in the context of Software-Testing. This covers the following aspects:

  • terminology
  • V-Model
  • black-box testing
  • white-box testing
  • static testing
  • dynamic testing
  • software metrics
  • test tools
  • test management

Course Structure

The course is offered in an inverted class room manner. The students will be provided with lecture material including slides, videos, and exercises. Afterwards, the students are asked to prepare the contents of the course self-responsibly. In the exercise slots, the topics will then be intensified. The attendance in the exercise slots taking place on Mondays, 14:00 - 16:00, is mandatory.

Dates, Modules, etc.

See UniVZ (Lecture) and UniVZ (Exercise)


This course targets advanced students. We recommend knowledge at least equivalent to the lecture Software-Engineering 1 as well as basic knowledge about programming.


For the course, no registration is required.

Web Access

There is no lecture for the course as the students prepare the topics on their own.
The exercises are available via an interactive live stream under Please login as guest. For the live stream, no registration is required. Please try out accessing the virtual room before the first lecture. In case of problems, please contact Patrick Harms.

Course Materials

The course materials consist of a week plan, slides, videos, learn control questions, and exercises. Except the video material, everything is provided on this web page. The material is only visible if you login on this website. The credentials for the login are provided in the introductional session. If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Harms.
The video material is accessible via a dedicated system. The system is available under the following URL: The credentials for the system must be requested via e-mail from Patrick Harms.


Will be announced during the exercises.

Certified Tester

We plan to offer the opportunity to take the test for the Certified Tester (Foundation Level) of the International Software Quality Institute (iSQI) at the end of the term. Further details can be found here and will be announced during the introductional session and the exercises.

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