Online Black Box Testing Courses Start Sept. 12

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 Sept. 13. Successful completion of the courses will provide a 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 and a course structure developed in years of collaboration with the Association for Software Testing. 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.

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 cost is $1,200 for the first course and $1,000 each for the next two courses. For more information contact Nikki Hoier at

Also, find Tips for Software Testing from Cem Kaner on his blog at


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