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This course covers area 6 of the Test Professional Body of Knowledge requirements. This course also counts as an elective towards the requirements of the Certified Test Manager (CTM) certification. This course also covers area 2 towards the requirements of the Certified Software Test Automation Specialist certification.

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Through lecture and exercises, this 1-day class is designed to detail the planning and preparation effort involved in Functional Test Automation. The course presents the steps and techniques used to develop a Functional Test Automation Plan and to conduct the functional test using automated tools.

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Understand Functional Test Automation Methodology
  • Understand vendors serving the industry and methods in evaluating an organization's needs and the vendor best suited to meet their needs
  • Understand how to derive automation requirements
  • Identify scenarios or test cases to be automated
  • Develop automated functional test scenarios
  • Create a test automation plan based on the scenarios developed

  • Lesson 1: Automated Testing Introduction
    • Testing Categories and Types
    • Goals and Challenges
    • Methodology of Test Automation
    • Key Roles
  • Lesson 2: Analysis and Strategy of Automated Testing
    • Goals
    • Requirements
    • Analyze & Derive
    • Automated Test Strategy
    • Stakeholder Review & Sign Off
  • Lesson 3: Design of Automated Test Suite (ATS)
    • Designing the Automated Test Suite
    • Automated Test Suite Plans
    • Automated Test Suite Routines
    • Automated Test Suite Documentation
  • Lesson 4: Construction of Automated Test Suite
    • Goals
    • Identifying Components
    • Defining Tasks
    • Defining Standards
    • Inspection
  • Lesson 5: Execution of Automated Test Suite
    • Goals
    • Components
    • Execute Plan
    • Collect Results
    • Analyze Results
    • Metrics
  • Lesson 6: Project Completion
    • Goals
    • Components
    • Suite Evaluation
    • Documentation
    • Library Code
    • Process Improvement