Effective User Acceptance Testing

Live Classroom
Duration: 1 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 1 days
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During this UAT training course, participants learn to identify the people who should be involved, what these people should be doing, and when and how those activities should be done. It helps participants, especially members of the development teams, to make the best possible use of UAT in their development projects. It equips participants, especially customers or end users, to be effective user acceptance testers.

What You'll Learn

  • What is user acceptance testing?
  • Understanding business needs and requirements
  • Incremental user acceptance testing
  • Working with test data
  • Acceptance test plans


  • How UAT is different from other software testing
  • How UAT fits into various software development lifecycles (including Waterfall and Agile)
  • Key terms
  • Identifying the players

  • Dimensions of business needs
  • Addressing the business need dimensions with UAT

  • What to focus on when testing?
  • Risk-based testing

  • Testing from the standpoint of all users
  • Identifying all users
  • Including all viewpoints in testing

  • Incremental approach to UAT
  • Integrating incremental UAT into any SDLC
  • Identifying issues early
  • Reducing surprises at project end

  • Good tests and test data
  • Identifying and preparing test data
  • Limitations, dangers and illegality of using production data for testing
  • Options for addressing issues

  • Guidance for UAT plans
  • Providing enough guidance to ensure effective and repeatable tests
  • Enabling testers to exercise the system

  • How acceptance testers should operate while performing UAT
  • Following UAT plans
  • Going beyond UAT plans to explore how the system works
  • Evaluating test results
  • Reporting issues
  • Raising questions

  • Deciding if the system is acceptance or not
  • Minor defects
  • Unresolved issues
  • What it means for the system to be ‘good enough’ in a particular context
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Who should attend

The course is designed for business managers and system users responsible for conducting user acceptance testing of systems they must depend on, as well as for system and project managers analysts, developers, quality/testing professionals and auditors. The course is highly recommended for –

  • End Users – To equip you to perform Acceptance Testing
  • Customers – To enable you to formalize your acceptance of software systems
  • Product Owners on Agile teams – To fortify your Sprint Reviews
  • Project Managers – To enable you to make the best use of UAT in your projects
  • Business Analysts – To prepare you to plan for and collaborate with UAT
  • Software Testers – To enable you to participate in and support UAT


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, completing the Agile Testing course prior to taking up this course would be beneficial.

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