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Software Testing LEA.CW

Software Testing
Registration deadline:
For international students, it is highly recommended to register two months before the starting date. Talk to one of our advisors for more details about the registration process.


Our Diploma in Software Testing and Quality Assurance introduces you to both aspects of testing, manual and automated which opens career paths in each. The program begins with an introduction to overall testing goals and fundamental strategies in system testing. Later, you shall be learning the most in-demand skill of this field: automated testing. Also, you get to familiarize yourself with fundamentals of Java, the programming language used for creating test scripts, after which you get to apply these concepts using the Selenium web driver API that automates the application.

You shall also be exposed to database manipulations techniques with fundamentals of SQL as these aid in testing practices for data persistence. Towards the end of the course, you are taught to manage test cases using HP ALM, which supports key stakeholders in delivering applications as they progress through life cycles.

  • Complete Portfolio
    Our programs are designed to teach you everything you need to know, and get you prepared for all your future job requirements in your new field
  • Flexible Timelines
    Our programs offer flexible learning that fits your timeline and availability. We offer our students the choice to control the pace at which they learn in order to best fit their unique needs
  • Range of Skill Levels
    We help students who have various different backgrounds to find a program that aligns with their goals. Whether you decide to pursue a career, our academic advisors will help you make the best decision
  • Hands-On Learning
    Whatever your chosen program of study, you will actively develop hands on technical skills while working on projects designed by industry experts that leading employers demand
  • Cutting Edge Learning Tools and Infrastructure
    We offer cutting edge education infrastructure to provide you with the teaching tools, data sets, and project sandbox which can be accessed 24/7
  • Industry Expert Instructors
    Our instructors bring years of professional experience into the classroom. Having spent time in the fields they teach, they design courses to meet evolving market needs
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 Applicants with Post-secondary studies in Business Management, Social Science or Information Technology, are a good match for this AEC. Having a CEGEP Diploma, or relevant experience of at least 1 year make you as well a good candidate. Students need the following (minimum) ministry stipulated requirements: Secondary V / High School Diploma with good knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

To determine your eligibility, you need to meet with an advisor.

Upon successful completion of the program, the college grants the student an AEC (Attestation d’études collégiale)
Software Testing (LEA.CW)
-900 hrs-
Certification Tracks
Automated Testing Certification


A.E.C. – Software Testing (LEA.CW)
-(900 hrs)-

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If you are new to the software testing field or an experienced software testing professional who is looking to enhance a pre-existing skill set and become ISTQB Certified, then this course will provide you with an excellent start. Students are given a solid base by learning the principles of testing, the processes followed by testers and the role of testing in the lifecycle of an application. The course also provides students with knowledge of static testing and test design techniques.

Students are introduced to the core concepts of Java, as this course serves as an introduction to the Java language and object-oriented programming (OOP) in Java. Students learn to analyze, design, develop, and troubleshoot Java applications. They also learn the syntax and constructs of the Java programming language, the concepts behind OOP with Java exception handling, and collections.

Manual testing used to be the norm, but with the emergence of programming languages that are easier to learn and execute, automated testing has substantially boosted the productivity of software companies and increased the chances of on-time delivery.

Students are introduced to the Selenium WebDriver API, which is a portable software testing framework for web applications. Students learn how to make test scripts that interact with web elements and evaluate the functionality of the application. After familiarising themselves with the basics of Selenium, students move on to advanced concepts like the page object model (POM) design pattern, and execute multiple test cases using the TestNG framework.

In this digital era, the increasing reliance on data has fuelled the need for proper data management. Testers these days need a good understanding of databases, as they can study the effects of the functionalities of the application by directly viewing the data.

Participants in this course will gain in-depth knowledge of SQL using Oracle database technology. They will also learn the concepts of relational databases and the powerful SQL programming language. The course provides the essential SQL skills that allow developers to write queries against single and multiple tables, manipulate data in tables, and create database objects.

Students learn how HP ALM helps organizations manage the application life cycle in a fast and efficient manner right from project planning, requirements gathering until testing & deployment.

They also discover JIRA for the planning and tracking of the whole life cycle of requirements. This project management tool can generate user stories and issues, and generally allows for working in full context with complete visibility.

At the end of the program, students work on an industrially-simulated, testing project involving functional testing, non-functional testing, unit testing, integration testing, in addition to automated and manual system testing.



If you need any guidance for financial aid and our various government grants, please see the following and speak with an advisor for further details. Each student case is unique but we offer a variety of methods to help our students get the education they need to succeed.

Apply for a Scholarship

If you need any guidance for financial aid and our various government grants, please see the following and speak with an advisor for further details. Each student case is unique but we offer a variety of methods to help our students get the education they need to succeed.

AFE – Aide financière aux études/Student financial assistance 

As all our diploma programs are officially recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education of Quebec, if financial aid for students is required, you can apply with the government of Quebec to get the appropriate help 

Scholarships – MCIT also offers scholarships for a select few students in the form of reduced payments offered through the final payment 

Talk to an advisor to determine your eligibility


The College did wonders for me because I learnt how to apply these techniques which I learned at the Institute in my working field. I enjoyed a lot going to this institute and it was a great help for me to be successful in my career. I find a relevant job after getting the certification in Software Testing and Quality Assurance from MCIT. I cannot stop this testimonial without writing about my instructors, they were really informative and helpful to land my goals. Also, the administrative people were really congenial and helpful to make this course successful.

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— F.A.Q —

Fast track program is designed for local students whereas Regular track is designed for international students
Each student is provided with a PC in the classroom. However, students can bring their own laptops.
Yes, of course you can visit our campus and enquire about our program. You can register for the next upcoming information session through our website. You can also book an appointment to meet our program advisor.
We offer flexible schedule during daytime, evenings and weekends
Yes, you shall be working on a project as part of the program. However, we do not offer an internship but you are free to intern in an organization if it’s in the purview of your program (Regular track) and you have all necessary authorizations from the government of Canada.
Not at this time, but please consult our Financial Aid section for information on grants and loans.
Yes, we will. Please consult our Career center section for additional information.
Yes. We conduct prerequisite classes that will help you to start the program on a high note.

Montreal College of Information Technology

Collège des TI de Montréal   

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