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Ch 11: Software Verification & Validation

About This Chapter

Explore the basics of software verification and validation with this helpful study guide chapter. The chapter's lessons and quizzes can function as convenient test preparation tools, professional development resources or independent learning materials.

Software Verification & Validation - Chapter Summary

If you're looking for an overview of software verification and validation, take a look at this chapter's bite-sized computer science lessons. Inside, you'll review short and engaging lessons that cover the foundations of network security, system reliability, reliability engineering, formal software development techniques and much more. We've included short quizzes throughout the chapter to help you reinforce your understanding of the material. You can access these resources on any computer or mobile device, and we encourage you to use the Ask the Expert feature if you need any help with the chapter material. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Evaluate software requirements validation techniques
  • Assess the principles and purpose of dependability properties
  • Describe formal software development methods
  • Explain the purpose of reliability engineering
  • Outline the best practices for reliability programming
  • Measure system performance and reliability
  • Compare information security types
  • Test network security

8 Lessons in Chapter 11: Software Verification & Validation
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Software Requirements Validation: Process & Techniques

1. Software Requirements Validation: Process & Techniques

In this lesson we will learn about software validation and verification, an aspect of project management in which requirements and processes of new software are analyzed to verify that the product meets certain specifications and functions correctly.

Dependability Properties of Systems: Principles & Purpose

2. Dependability Properties of Systems: Principles & Purpose

In this lesson, we will define dependability (trustworthiness) of an information system. You will be able to explain the five facets of dependability and the importance of this measure.

Formal Methods of Software Development

3. Formal Methods of Software Development

In this lesson, we'll look at formal methods of software development, why the industry is reluctant to adopt them, and ways to avoid software errors. By the time you are done, you should have a more complete understanding of this interesting topic.

Reliability Engineering: Definition & Purpose

4. Reliability Engineering: Definition & Purpose

In this lesson, you will be learn about reliability engineering. You will also learn about it's objectives, how it is implemented and how it can be measured.

Best Practices when Programming for Reliability

5. Best Practices when Programming for Reliability

Programmers have developed a series of best practices when programming to ensure reliability, longevity and maintainability of developed code. In this lesson, we will look at a number of best practices used in the world of programming that can be applied irrespective of the programming language used.

How to Measure Systems Performance Reliability

6. How to Measure Systems Performance Reliability

System performance can have a direct business impact. This lesson will cover the methods for measuring system performance and reliability, providing examples.

Types of Information Security

7. Types of Information Security

In this lesson, we will discuss information security and cover the eight different types of security. The arrangement of information security into these different types aligns with one of the most common information security certifications, CISSP.

How to Test Network Security

8. How to Test Network Security

A network is the foundation of most businesses these days. In this lesson, we'll take a look at network security: what it is, how to test it, and some tools that can be used for testing.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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