acceptance testing is the most critical level of testing because it is the final
opportunity to identify any problems before the solution is implemented. In
addition, this testing concludes with signed off acceptance of the solution by
the client. User acceptance testing must be conducted thoroughly and accurately
to give the final assurance of quality and checking that the solution meets the
User acceptance testing is the process of:
Confirming that the solution performs according to
Finding and fixing errors until the acceptance criteria
testing must ensure that the solution will perform as expected when
implemented. To achieve this, testers are advised not only to verify that the
solution works, but also to focus on finding errors. Only when they can no
longer find errors can they be confident that the solution will function
correctly and as expected.
Before commencing user acceptance testing make sure that the acceptance criteria
have been defined. User acceptance testing continues until the acceptance
criteria are met and the project owner/sponsor signs off that the solution is
ready for implementation.
In user acceptance testing the users execute the user acceptance test cases
prepared by the business analyst in the design phase of the project according to
the testing strategy.
Alpha-Testing and Beta –Testing.
Testing: Testing a new
product in pre-release internally before testing it with outside users.
Beta –Testing: The beta
phase of software design exposes a new product, which has just emerged from
in-house (alpha) testing, to a large number of real people, real hardware, and
Beta testing is not a method of getting free software
long-term, because the software expires shortly after the testing period. The
benefits of testing include:
Getting a look
at the new features before anyone else.
The pleasure of
finding unsuspected bugs.
(i.e., your!) software better as a result of detecting those bugs.
affecting our future direction of development through your suggestions.