Certification Testing

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Ensuring your game passes compliance testing for all major manufacturers

XQA makes sure your game conforms to all manufacturers’ applicable norms by providing you with a complete analysis of requirements from each of them..
We ensure your game respects your methodology, objectives and standards with the help from the experts at XQA.
Compliance tests are an integral part of delivering a product to the public. These tests are based on requirements set by every manufacturer and depend on a diligent verification.
With XQA, requirements which aren’t met are quickly flagged in the spirit of quickly making adjustments to ensure a successful certification process..
Thanks to an array of tools we’ve developed, combined with meticulous testing methods, your game’s compliance will be established or, if discrepancies arise, you will receive a communication on the modifications to make, in detail.
With the different types of certifications, our tests allow in-depth understanding of each manufacturer’s crucial points and guide you towards options which factor in time and effort to accomplish them.
Partner with us to leverage the expertise of our Compliance testing team and ensure your game passes all platform guidelines and test requirements the first time.

Why Compliance or Standards testing is essential to the success of your game

The QA team needs to be certified to perform console game testing which is due to – high-security requirements by the console manufacturers as well as the game developers.
High standards of security are involved in console game testing so that, the game does not fail certification and increase the game developer’s cost. In order to make these games available on consoles, they are passed through additional approval and certification processes set by console vendors.
To test a console kit, the QA Team must have access to certain hardware.
Console games cannot be tested on a regular retail console kit that is available to customers in the market and can only be certified on specialised hardware made avaiable through the vendors developer affiliate programs.
At XQA we are prud members of the Sony, Microsfot and Nintendo developer programs and as such have access to the altest "Dev Kits" from each of these vendors as well as their up to date testing requirements, so that we can ensure your game is being thouroughly tested against the latest hardware and test criteria, therefore ensuring your game a first time pass.

Ad-Hoc Testing and Functionality Testing: A Dynamic Duo for Comprehensive Quality Assurance

Functionality testing is a crucial aspect of ensuring that an application or game meets its intended requirements and works as expected. .
It focuses on verifying that each feature and component functions correctly and aligns with the initial expectations.
However, even with thorough functionality testing, there may be scenarios that remain unexplored, potentially leading to overlooked issues and vulnerabilities.
This is where Ad-Hoc Testing comes into play as a valuable complement to functionality testing.
Ad-Hoc Testing, also known as exploratory testing, takes a more informal and unstructured approach. It involves testing the application or game in an uninstructed manner, simulating real-world user interactions that may not follow a predefined path.
This technique allows testers to explore beyond the standard "Happy Path" and uncover unforeseen issues that might arise when users deviate from expected usage patterns.
By combining Ad-Hoc Testing with Functionality Testing, organizations can achieve a more comprehensive and robust quality assurance process..
Here are a few reasons why Ad-Hoc Testing can effectively complement Functionality Testing:.
1. Uncovering Edge Cases: Functionality Testing focuses on testing the application against defined requirements and expected user interactions..
However, it may overlook edge cases and uncommon scenarios that can occur during real-world usage. Ad-Hoc Testing, with its exploratory nature, enables testers to intentionally push the boundaries, identify edge cases, and verify how the application responds in such situations.
2. Identifying Hidden Issues: Ad-Hoc Testing encourages testers to think outside the box and venture into uncharted territories.
This approach often leads to the discovery of hidden issues that may have been missed during functionality testing.
Testers can leverage their creativity and intuition to identify potential vulnerabilities, usability problems, or inconsistencies that could impact the user experience.
3. Adapting to User Perspectives: Ad-Hoc Testing allows testers to simulate user perspectives and behavior that may not have been considered during functionality testing.
Testers can explore different usage patterns, experiment with various inputs, and interact with the application in ways that closely resemble how end-users might engage with it. This perspective provides valuable insights into the application's usability and performance in real-world scenarios.
4. Enhancing Test Coverage: While functionality testing typically follows predefined test cases, Ad-Hoc Testing complements it by extending test coverage.
. Testers can explore untested areas of the application, test new features, and investigate potential interactions between different components. This broader coverage helps identify issues that might have been overlooked in a structured testing approach.
By integrating Ad-Hoc Testing into the overall quality assurance strategy, organizations can enhance their ability to deliver robust and user-friendly applications or games.
This combined approach ensures that both expected and unexpected scenarios are thoroughly tested, leading to a higher level of confidence in the product's performance, reliability, and user satisfaction.
XQA is the undisputed number one choice for Ad-Hoc and Functional testing due to our unparalleled expertise, comprehensive testing solutions, and commitment to excellence.
With a team of skilled testers who possess in-depth knowledge and experience in these testing methodologies, we bring a level of proficiency and precision that is unmatched in the industry. .
Our tailored testing approaches, collaborative partnerships, and meticulous attention to detail ensure that every aspect of your application or game is thoroughly evaluated, uncovering hidden issues and ensuring optimal performance. When it comes to Ad-Hoc and Functional testing, XQA sets the standard for quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction.

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