Three Day LDRA tool suite Training Course

Course overview

This 3 day course aims to provide delegates with a thorough understanding of advanced testing methodologies and the requirements and constraints associated with developing applications for compliance with industry specific standards such as DO-178C and DO-278 in avionics, ISO 26262 in automotive, IEC 61508 in industrial safety and IEC 62304 in medical devices.

3-Day LDRA tool suite Training Course cost - $1900. Purchase orders will be invoiced upon receipt and payment is required 14 days before the course commences. We regret that no refunds are allowed for cancellations or transfers received within 14 days or for non- attendance. Substitutions any time.

Fee includes comprehensive course materials, certificate of completion and morning, lunch and afternoon refreshments. If accommodation is required it can be arranged by the course administrator. Accommodation costs must be settled personally by delegates or their companies and are payable directly to the hotels.

Location, dates and times

Course: LDRA tool suite® training

Location: Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center, 5 Tranquility Base Huntsville, AL 35805

Hotel Tel: (248) 373-4100

Date: 1 - 3 October 2019

Instructor: Lou Abney, FAE at LDRA


Who should attend?

The training courses are designed to support the requirements of software development teams, verification and validation teams and those aiming to achieve safety critical certifications for their projects in various domains.

  • Engineering Managers
  • Software Quality Managers
  • Software Engineers
  • Test Engineers


Day 1

8:00    Arrive at Huntsville Marriott, Space & Rocket Center.

9:00   Course Start: This will involve ensuring the LDRA tool suite is installed and licensed correctly followed by a detailed overview of the course material.

11:00   Break

11:15   Analysis Scope: The course will start by explaining the concept of Analysis Scope and looking at how to correctly set-up the Analysis Scope in the LDRA tool suite for a project under test.

12:30  Lunch

1:30    Static Analysis: This section will introduce the concept of Static Analysis and we will start looking at the LDRA tool suite’s Static Analysis phases.

3:15   Break

3:30   Static Analysis continued

5:00   End of day 1

Day 2

9:00   Dynamic Analysis - Day two begins with explaining the concept of Dynamic Analysis and Code Coverage and the purpose and method of applying these verification techniques.

Code coverage metrics and their applicability to functional safety standards will be explained.

11:00   Break

11:15   Dynamic Analysis continued

12:00   Lunch

1:30   Unit Testing: This section will introduce Unit Testing, starting with a few key definitions and the benefits provided from performing unit testing.

3:15   Break

3:30   Unit Testing continued

5:00   End of day 2

Day 3

9:00   Unit Testing - Advanced Features: This section of the will introduce some of the more advanced features of the LDRA tool suite for Unit Testing and how these can help to test complex code.

11:00   Break

11:15   Unit Testing - Advanced Features continued: This section will introduce typical challenges of testing complex code constructs and how these can be overcome. This will be optionally include looking at object orientated languages such as C++.

12:30   Lunch

1:30   Embedded System Testing: The final section of the course will investigate how testing can be performed on an embedded target or simulator and highlight some of the typical challenges for software testing and how they can be overcome.

4:30   Course Conclusion: The course will conclude with a Q&A session, an overview of the material, presentation of Certificates of Attendance and, very importantly, completion of feedback forms.


Louis Abney - Louis Abney is a Field Application Engineer for LDRA consulting on the application of software test tools.  He has over twenty years of aerospace experience in the manned flight systems and software working on the International Space Station, the MIR space station, and the Orion crew capsule.  His earlier work experience includes solar power, electronics manufacturing, defense, nuclear power and automation research.

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