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Introduction to Test Automation Essentials (TT3511)

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6 CPD hours

About this course

The content is appropriate for test automation engineering roles, test manager roles, test lead roles, test architect roles, as well as developer roles getting started with Test Automation.


Working in an interactive learning environment, led by our expert facilitator, attendees will learn to: - Document the current state of test automation in your organization - Define a custom test automation plan and architecture to fit their situation - Create an initial implementation plan - Identify initial key measures -Develop a metrics dashboard for tracking the value of test automation - Lay out a future strategy and roadmap to get there


Introduction to Test Automation is a one-day, hands-on event designed to provide participants with the skills required to develop a custom test automation plan and architecture for their organization. Throughout the course, students will examine and work through various practical examples, learning how to create an integrated test automation plan and develop a test automation architecture. Participants will also learn about the possible real-world challenges they may face while trying to accomplish their goals, exploring the practical positive aspects of engaging their technical team, along with the possible frustrations of experiencing too much isolation between test automators and test designers. Guided by our expert facilitator, students will: - Learn the approaches that ensure your current test tools”and new test tools you acquire or develop”will work well with existing testing and application lifecycle software. - Explore approaches qualitatively and quantitatively measuring the value of automation. - Develop an integrated test automation plan and architecture specifically for their organization - Explore proven steps for assessing their current test automation state and defining a future test automation roadmap and architecture - Get access to templates and examples they can use to draft their own test automation plan - Leave with a draft plan and architecture that they can begin to implement While several test automation frameworks will be presented and discussed, this course focuses on helping students assess their current automation state, identify gaps, and develop an automation plan and integrated tool architecture. Students will also explore and receive templates and resources to get them started on their journey toward developing a more comprehensive strategy, plan, and integrated tool architecture. The goal is for attendees to be able to draft a plan specific to their organization so they can get real work done in parallel with the real-time learning experience.


The content is appropriate for test automation engineering roles, test manager roles, test lead roles, test architect roles, as well as developer roles. This course assumes you have a foundational understanding of testing and the purpose of automation. This course will be beneficial to anyone who is accountable for assessing, planning, designing, and implementing an integrated set of technology (testing infrastructure) that supports development, testing, and deployment.

Getting Started Automation beginnings Software as a series of imperfect translations The Compelling Business Needs for Automation Automation the next opportunity Islands of Automation Getting products to market more quickly, at the right costs and quality Automation Challenges and Requirements Automation Challenges Test Automation Key Requirements Foundational material for your automation plan Templates Questions Examples Virtual Consulting included with this course Automation plan vision and strategy Vision, Strategy, Approach Example Defining your end in mind Deciding where to start Engaging Others Conducting a current state tools inventory Assessing your current state - tools and processes Tools inventory example and template Radar Chart as a means of presenting current state information Consider the best automation approach Waterfall vs. agile cycles of work Aligning tools with your methodologies Strategies for Automating The Test Automation Pyramid Developing your test automation architecture Blocks of automation capabilities Islands of Automation Integrated Tools Architecture Template Integrated Tools Architecture Examples Test automation architecture examples Examples of different test automation architectures and frameworks Selenium Key Test Automation Architecture Characteristics Acceptance test-driven and behavior-driven testing overview Test automation approaches FitNesse Cucumber Gherkin script overview Tool workflow Considerations for what to automate and when Categories of tests that might be automated We have many tool choices Key points in Test Tool Architecture Planning Piloting and Implementing automation Selecting and evaluating tools and rolling them out Selling Automation - qualitative questions Selling Automation - quantitative questions Measuring automation benefits Measures in technical terms Measures in business terms Measures of testing vs. measures of test automation Next Steps A few keys to success
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Nexus Humans Introduction to Test Automation Essentials (TT3511) training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

While we feel this is the best course for the ITS Data Analytics course and one of our Top 10 we encourage you to read the course outline to make sure it is the right content for you.

Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

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When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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