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2.6 System Testing
System Testing involves testing the system as a whole. System Testing commences after completion of unit, functional, and integration testing. The emphasis is on verifying end-to-end workflows and scenarios. All the software components, all the hardware components, all external interfaces, and any interfaces should be tested. . The whole system is checked not only for validity but also for met objectives. The system test is intended to verify program performance in accordance with the system specification and those requirement specifications referenced from the RS document.
System Testing requires system test environment that comprises of deployment like environment from hardware and software requirements. In addition, it may require test automation tools and analysis tools. In addition, we may need test data. As days are progressing, part of system testing is happening in the live environment as well which may include performance testing and external interface testing including interoperability testing.
  • System Test Expectations
  • System Test Considerations
  • Tasks in System Testing
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