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Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 8:30am to Monday, April 20, 2020 - 5:00pm

Fundamentals of Test Automation

  • Take a deeper dive into practical automation implementation
  • Hands-on practices with a wide variety of automation techniques
  • Learn the types of tests that can be automated
  • Learn how automation fits into the agile software development and testing approach
Build Solid Test Automation the Right Way
One of the tenets of being successful in test automation is to build solid engineering practices at the beginning; and this course is designed to help you do just that. The Fundamentals of Test Automation course covers everything from introducing the basics of test automation - including definitions, benefits and misconceptions, to planning for automation in an agile environment. Along the way we’ll explain the various automation test types and techniques including UI, API, Database, Unit, and Functional vs Non-Functional testing. You’ll also learn how to select the right approaches to best suit the needs of your organization.. 
Using a hands-on approach, our experienced instructors will illustrate proper techniques for building maintainable automated tests using frameworks. We will also cover Behavior-Driven Testing (BDD) using Cucumber. 
This course also teaches you how to develop your own test automation strategy and get the most out of your tests, as well as integrating them into a continuous integration (CI) process. 
Who Should Attend
This course is ideal for those in developer and testing roles who need to learn automation or improve their existing automation knowledge. The course features hands on exercises to illustrate the topics discussed and provides students an opportunity to learn by doing. A working laptop with proper administrative privileges is required for this class. 
Laptop Required
This class involves hands-on activities using sample software to better facilitate learning. Each student should bring a laptop with a remote desktop protocol (RDP) client preinstalled. Connection specifics and credentials will be supplied during class. Please verify permissions with your IT Admin before class. If you or your Admin have questions about the specific applications involved, contact our Client Support team.


Course Outline
Introduction to test automation
    What it is
    How testing creates value
    How automated testing creates value
Agile development and testing
    Recap on agile manifesto
    Agile testing quadrants
    Team-based testing
Test automation techniques
    Frameworks overview
    Unit testing
        Unit test exercise
    UI testing
        Kantu exercise
        UI testing exercise
    API testing
        API exercise
    System and acceptance tests
            Intro to Cucumber
            Cucumber in action
            A new scenario
            Adding a feature


    Database testing and managing test data
 Database exercises
    Non-functional test automation
Test automation strategy
    What to automate
    Best practices
    Integration into CI
        Continuous integration exercise
    Static code analysis
        Static analysis exercise
    Dynamic code analysis
    Successful code analysis implementation
    Test orbits
    Test orbit exercise
    Planning for automation
    Automation tool selection
    Staffing strategies
    Planning - illustrate the system
    Why does automation fail?


Class Daily Schedule
/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
Training Course Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Course notebook
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion

Byron Katz has been in love with computers since his father bought the family a Commodore 64. A degreed architect, he found his way back to software development in 2010, and his career has included roles as a quality assurance lead, a full-stack developer, consultant, and sales engineer. Byron has experience at software firms ranging from start-ups to large enterprises to government projects. His primary project experience has been as a full-stack developer of multi-tier web projects in Java and .Net, but most recently Byron has had the opportunity to practice DevOps. He enjoys making seemingly-difficult concepts accessible to a larger audience, and his agenda is to persuade others that the costs of quality, simplicity, and beauty pay for themselves in the long run.