System Testing and Maintenance

Learn and use a range of testing and verification techniques for the examination of system security and function.

System Testing and Maintenance

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 10 hours

Evaluate a range of secure development platforms, standards and methodologies.

In this course, we build upon our work so far and begin exploring ways in which we can measure the success of a system from a functional and security standpoint. We will apply various testing and verification techniques and an appropriate set of tools.

What topics will you cover?

  • Software analysis and testing
  • Formal verification

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explore security vulnerabilities and related mitigation measures
  • Describe the types of system and software testing techniques
  • Explore different testing strategies and methodologies
  • Apply testing to a developed system
  • Compare correctness of a developed system via formal verification
  • Perform testing using verification tools for system analysis

Who is the course for?

The course is for MSc Cyber Security students.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Alexandros Konios

Alexandros Konios

Alexandros is a Lecturer in Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity at Coventry University. His research interests focus on formal analysis and security of interactive, concurrent and distributed systems.

James Shuttleworth

James Shuttleworth

James is a Principal Lecturer at Coventry University and has worked in academia for 18 years, teaching and researching in the areas of operating systems, cyber security and image analysis.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.