Chapter 4. Crafting the Test Approach

This chapter covers the following topics:

Motivations for Different Types of Testing

Test Scoping

Test Planning

Choosing the Right Test Tools

Writing the Test Plan

Chapter 1, “A Business Case for Enterprise Network Testing,” stressed the importance of assessing the business reasons for testing as your first step in crafting an effective test approach. In the same way that a network designer would be foolish to specify equipment or make technical recommendations without prior knowledge of customer requirements, a test engineer would be misguided to attempt writing a test plan without first understanding the triggers, scope, motives, and expectations for the test initiative. By rushing ahead and skipping ...

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