THE SYSTEM TESTING (THE NEW KCSE PROJECT GUIDELINES)
System testing also called bench marking, is the process of executing a program with a purpose of check errors or simply debugging.
System testing is necessary because it carries out all the intended functions within the underlayed limits and also it is an on going activity throughout design and construction of the system.
Testing is done by input a set of values, and comparing the expected results with the actual ones. The level of correctness required depends on how critical the application is.
stages of system testing
there are several stages of testing a system namely:
In the evaluation KCSE examinations, system testing is captured in the marking scheme as 'demonstration by the candidate' and marks are spread accordingly as shown by this KCSE 2010 project marking guidelines below.
Because most students use DBMS to construct the system, it is advisable that they append at-least 10 records in the database to test whether their systems are working properly and giving out expected outputs.
However, latest marking schemes do not include this part and therefore carry zero marks. This marks have been redistributed to other marking indicators.
Why are systems tested?
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