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comprehensive testing

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s): Definition(s):

  A test methodology that assumes explicit and substantial knowledge of the internal structure and implementation detail of the assessment object. Also known as white box testing.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 1)
NIST SP 800-137 under Comprehensive Testing (NISTIR 7298)
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under Comprehensive Testing

  See Comprehensive Testing.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-137 under White Box Testing
NIST SP 800-53A Rev. 4 under White Box Testing

  (also known as clear box testing, glass box testing, transparent box testing, and structural testing) is a method of testing software that tests internal structures or workings of an application, as opposed to its functionality (i.e. black-box testing).
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-192 under White Box Testing