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When using experience-based techniques a lot of testers focus on just "getting the testing done", starting the testing effort without consideration of what to test and when. Exploratory Testing is not an excuse to not document, cut corners, or "just follow your nose". It is a structured, disciplined and advanced technique. When using an Exploratory Testing approach it becomes even more critical to plan and prepare the team to ensure the testing is effective and efficient.

This course shows how Exploratory Testing techniques can be used to maximise the return on investment from the test team. It introduces planning, key techniques, tracking, tools and reporting with reference to Exploratory Testing. Various types of test approaches are explored. Participants will learn how these can be used to focus their testing and maximise the testing efficiency of the team. Participants will learn about tours, checklists, test charters and other exploratory test techniques in a hands-on and practical day of testing.


Intended for:

Anyone who is interested in using Exploratory Testing


Participants need to have a basic understanding of Testing

Learning outcomes:
  • By the end of the course, participants will understand the fundamentals of how to plan and structure an effective and efficient approach to Exploratory Testing.
  • They will understand the important factors to be considered in the planning of Exploratory Testing and the key techniques and tools that can be used.
  • Plan Exploratory Testing sessions
  • Defining the test charter
  • Learning how to think like an Exploratory Tester
  • Understanding system attributes
  • Understanding what elements to look for
  • Using Mnemonics and Heuristics
  • Setting up and taking tours of the solution
  • Using checklists
  • Using tools to assist with Exploratory Testing
  • Generating and reporting meaningful results

Method used:

Presentations, interactive discussions and hands-on exercises.


This program is offered as a classroom-based course as well as a LiveOnline program. Our LiveOnline delivery is over one day (6 hours). The instructor is live and interaction and learning objectives are the same as our in-person classes with the added benefit of being able to take this course from your home, your office or your home office. We use Zoom for our LiveOnline classes.  Zoom is an easy to use and reliable cloud platform and we have in place robust security settings to ensure our users and their privacy are protected. For more information please check out our FAQ page

For people with hearing loss, we can provide closed captions and in some cases full transcripts for our LiveOnline courses. In addition to captioning, we can also provide early access for learners with hearing loss to read through the course materials and test the tools and technologies. 

Course outline:

Applied Exploratory Testing (PDF).