Conduct operational acceptance tests of websites

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICAT4186B, 'Conduct operational acceptance tests of websites'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare test

1.1. Establish and document testing framework and schedule

1.2. Determine processes and functions to be tested and assign quantitative and/or qualitative performance benchmarks to each process and function

1.3. Benchmark and document page templates, style guides and expected traffic loads

1.4. Determine and document the test methodology

1.5. Assemble and brief the testing panel on the conduct of the test

1.6. Develop user/installation manuals according to target audience understanding and needs

2. Test individual pages

2.1. Test pages against style guides and templates

2.2. Test pages for structural and content consistency

2.3. Apply automatic testing software

2.4. Document page gross statistics of all confirmed results of all tests

3. Test page relationships

3.1. Test installation and examples listed in manual/instructions

3.2. Test page 'navigability' using a variety of browsers

3.3. Test ease of use and functionality against requirements

3.4. Test all software interface points against business and technical requirements

3.5. Test site security and privacy against business requirements

3.6. Test response time against business requirements

3.7. Conduct load simulation testing using single and multiple independent browsers or automated load testing tools

3.8. Test the website's ability to handle concurrent access

3.9. Test conformance to applicable privacy, accessibility and acceptable usage policy standards

3.10. Apply automatic testing software

3.11. Collect, collate and document results from sample user and data from automated test

4. Evaluate test results

4.1. Consolidate and compare results to benchmarks

4.2. Identify results that fail to meet benchmarks and conduct site remedial iteration

4.3. Record and document test results as the site performance baseline, against which further development or updating can be measured

4.4. Provide evaluation feedback to appropriate person business and, if applicable, the user

4.5. Ensure the appropriate person signs off the site prior to go live date

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAT4186B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA40305 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Websites)
  • ICA40605 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Testing)
  • ICA50905 - Diploma of Information Technology (Multimedia)