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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate requirements and requirement-based test design 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
386053  Evaluate requirements and requirement-based test design 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Information Systems and Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  NQF Level 05 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to document different types of requirements in a form that is testable. It will ensure the learner will use models to ensure completeness, correctness, testability and precision of requirements. Learners will also be able to discuss, different test design techniques to discover and test requirements and will be able to use a systematic scenario-based test design methodology to create test scenarios and test cases.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of evaluating requirements for test design.
  • Explaining test design methodology and techniques.
  • Applying requirement-based test design techniques.
  • Using state models.
  • Using cases for discovering and testing requirements. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of evaluating requirements for test design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Functional requirements are identified and explained in terms of test design requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality requirements are identified and explained in terms of outcomes required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Test design requirements are documented according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Software requirements are evaluated to assess completeness, precision and testability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Strategies for designing tests are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain test design methodology and techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Test design requirements are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Test scenarios are identified and explained in terms of model-based requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Test cases are developed and prioritised according to test procedure specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The scripts are created and specified in terms of expected results and execution conditions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply requirement-based test design techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equivalence class partitioning is identified to meet test requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Boundary value analysis is carried out by applying the value rule and principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A case-effect graph is developed outlining the cases and effects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Decision tables are explained in terms of their application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Decision tables are constructed showing test scenarios and decision trees. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use state models. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    State models are explained with examples of their use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tests are carried out based on state models. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Use cases for discovering and testing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use of natural languages is explained in terms of defining requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The model-based requirement process, development and testing is explained in terms of its use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Use cases are explained in terms of their fit components and scope. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Use cases are used to find missing requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through Recognition of Prior Learning) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to evaluating requirements and requirement-based test design. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure the evaluation of requirements and requirement-based test design. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in evaluating requirements and test design. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to carry out the evaluation requirements process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where inaccurate evaluation can have a negative impact on the software development and usage. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  83026   National Certificate: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Software Testing  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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