COD Technical Reference

Volume VII – School Testing Guide
Table of Contents
Section 1 – School Testing Guide ................................................................................ VII – 1 – 1
Introduction............................................................................................................ VII – 1 – 1
Purpose .................................................................................................................. VII – 1 – 1
Scope...................................................................................................................... VII – 1 – 2
Test Phase Descriptions ......................................................................................... VII – 1 – 3
Phase 1 Common Record Manual Verification...................................... VII – 1 – 3
Phase 2 Structured Application Testing ................................................ VII – 1 – 3
Testing Criteria ...................................................................................................... VII – 1 – 4
Test Entry Criteria .................................................................................. VII – 1 – 4
Test Exit Criteria .................................................................................... VII – 1 – 4
Test Completion Clean Up .................................................................................... VII – 1 – 5
Test Data ................................................................................................................ VII – 1 – 5
Full Participant Common Record Test Data........................................... VII – 1 – 5
Phase- in Participant Test Data ................................................................ VII – 1 – 6
Testing Message Classes ....................................................................................... VII – 1 – 7
Full Participant Schools .......................................................................... VII – 1 – 7
Phase- in Participant Schools................................................................... VII – 1 – 7
School Testing Sign- Up Process ........................................................................... VII – 1 – 8
Contact Names ........................................................................................ VII – 1 – 8
Scheduling .............................................................................................. VII – 1 – 9
Support Services ................................................................................... VII – 1 – 10
Resource Planning ............................................................................................... VII – 1 – 10
Hardware/Software ............................................................................... VII – 1 – 10
Roles and Responsibilities .................................................................... VII – 1 – 11
Lessons Learned From 2002-2003 ...................................................................... VII – 1 – 12
School Testing Sign Up Sheet ............................................................................. VII – 1 – 15
Section 2 – Full Participant Test Cases.......................................................................VII – 2 – 1
Introduction............................................................................................................ VII – 2 – 1
Test Data Sent from the School to the COD System............................................. VII – 2 – 2
Common Records ................................................................................... VII – 2 – 2
Test Data Received by the Schools from COD ..................................................... VII – 2 – 3
Common Record Receipts ...................................................................... VII – 2 – 3
Common Record Response .................................................................... VII – 2 – 3
Test Execution ...................................................................................................... VII – 2 – 4

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Common Record Manual Verification .................................................. VII – 2 – 4
Structured Application Testing .............................................................. VII – 2 – 5
Test Loan Profiles ................................................................................... VII – 2 – 6
Creating Unique Social Security Numbers ............................................. VII – 2 – 8
Student Profile Matrix ............................................................................ VII – 2 – 8
Preparing the Test Environment ........................................................... VII – 2 – 10
Setting System Defaults........................................................................ VII – 2 – 10
First Submission Cycle ......................................................................... VII – 2 – 11
Second Submission Cycle ..................................................................... VII – 2 – 40
Wrap-Up .............................................................................................................. VII – 2 – 49
Notification of Results .......................................................................... VII – 2 – 49
Preparing School Database for Production............................................VII – 2 - 49
Section 3 – Phase-in Participant Test Cases...............................................................VII – 3 – 1
Introduction............................................................................................................ VII – 3 – 1
Test Data Sent from the School to the COD System............................................. VII – 3 – 2
Origination Records ................................................................................ VII – 3 – 2
Disbursement Records ............................................................................ VII – 3 – 2
Change Records .......................................................................................VII – 3 - 3
Test Data Received by the Schools from COD ..................................................... VII – 3 – 3
Origination Acknowledgement............................................................... VII – 3 – 4
Disbursement Acknowledgement .......................................................... VII – 3 – 4
Change Acknowledgement ......................................................................VII – 3 - 4
Test Execution ...................................................................................................... VII – 3 – 5
Test Loan Profiles ................................................................................... VII – 3 – 7
Creating Unique Social Security Numbers ............................................. VII – 3 – 7
Student Profile Matrix ............................................................................ VII – 3 – 8
Preparing the Test Environment ........................................................... VII – 3 – 10
Setting System Defaults........................................................................ VII – 3 – 10
First Submission Cycle ......................................................................... VII – 3 – 11
Second Submission Cycle ..................................................................... VII – 3 – 29
Wrap-Up .............................................................................................................. VII – 3 – 35
Notification of Results .......................................................................... VII – 3 – 35
Preparing School Database for Production............................................VII – 3 - 36

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Volume VII – School Testing Guide

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