STARWEST 2021 Pre-conference Training : Advanced Tester Certification–Test Automation Engineer—$1295
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 12:00pm to Friday, November 5, 2021 - 4:30pm

Advanced Tester Certification–Test Automation Engineer—$1295

  • Develop a plan to integrate automated testing into the testing process.
  • Evaluate tools and technology for automation customized for your projects.
  • Create an approach and methodology for building a test automation architecture (TAA).
  • Design and develop test automation solutions that meet the business needs.
  • Learn approaches to enable the transition of testing from a manual to an automated approach.
  • Discover how to create automated test reporting and metrics
  • Understand how to manage and optimize testing assets to facilitate maintainability 

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement automation for software projects. The course focuses on the concepts, methods, tools, and processes for automating dynamic functional tests and the relationship of those tests to test management, configuration management, defect management, software development and quality assurance processes.

Methods described are generally applicable across a variety of software lifecycle approaches (e.g., agile, sequential, incremental, iterative), types of software systems (e.g., embedded, distributed, mobile) and test types (functional and non-functional testing).

Real-world practical exercises reinforce learning objectives, strengthen the understanding and application of topics in the course and prepares participants for the exam.

Course Pre-Work
Prior to attending class, please download and review the following document: Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer Syllabus.

Who Should Attend
  • Professionals in roles such as software developer, tester, test analysts, test engineer, test consultant, test lead or manager and anyone desiring to secure advanced automation skills and/or complete the ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer certification.
  • This course may also be appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software test automation, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.
  • This certification is aimed at professionals who are working within a tool supported software testing environment. It is also for professionals who are planning to start working within a tool supported software testing environment in the future, or are working within companies that plan to do so.

Pre-Qualification for the Advanced Certification Exam
In order to be eligible to take any of the Certified Tester—Advanced Level (CTAL) exams, potential examinees must submit proof of Certified Tester—Foundation Level (CTFL) certification. CTAL exams are not given at the end of class. After pre-qualification is completed, students receive an exam voucher good for one year. To learn more about Advanced Tester Certification, or to schedule a personal certification planning consultation with one of our Training Advocates, contact our Client Support team.

Course Outline
Introduction and Objectives for Test Automation
1.1      Purpose of Test Automation
1.2      Success Factors in Test Automation
 
Preparing for Test Automation
2.1      SUT Factors Influencing Test Automation
2.2      Tool Evaluation and Selection
2.3      Design for Testability and Automation
 
The Generic Test Automation Architecture
3.1      Introduction to gTAA
3.2      TAA Design
3.3      TAS Development
 
Deployment Risks and Contingencies
4.1      Selection of Test Automation Approach and Planning of Deployment/Rollout
4.2      Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies
4.3      Test Automation Maintenance
 
Test Automation Reporting and Metrics
5.1      Selection of TAS Metrics
5.2      Implementation of Measurement
5.3      Logging of the TAS and the SUT
5.4      Test Automation Reporting
 
Transitioning Manual Testing to an Automated Environment
6.1      Criteria for Automation
6.2      Identify Steps Needed to Implement Automation within Regression Testing
6.3      Factors to Consider when Implementing Automation within New Feature Testing
6.4      Factors to Consider when Implementing Automation of Confirmation Testing
 
Verifying the TAS
7.1      Verifying Automated Test Environment Components
7.2      Verifying the Automated Test Suite
 
Continuous Improvement
8.1      Options for Improving Test Automation
8.2      Planning the Implementation of Test Automation Improvement
 
Class Daily Schedule
Day 1: 12:00pm-4:30pm ET
Day 2: 12:00pm-4:30pm ET
Day 3: 12:00pm-4:30pm ET
Day 4: 12:00pm-4:30pm ET
Day 5: 12:00pm-4:30pm ET
 
Training Course Fee Includes
  • Exam voucher: Registration includes an ISTQB® exam voucher for participants who will take the exam in the United States. For international students, we will deduct the cost of the exam voucher, allowing these students to coordinate the exam with their ISTQB Local Member Board.  
  • Easy course access: Attend training right from your computer and easily connect your audio via computer or phone. Easy and quick access fits today’s working style and eliminates expensive travel and long days in the classroom.
  • Live, expert instruction: Instructors are sought-after practitioners, highly-experienced in the industry who deliver a professional learning experience in real-time.
  • Valuable course materials: Courses cover the same professional content as our classroom training, and students have direct access to valuable materials.
  • Rich virtual learning environment: A variety of tools are built in to the learning platform to engage learners through dynamic delivery and to facilitate a multi-directional flow of information.
  • Hands-on exercises: An essential component to any learning experience is applying what you have learned. Using the latest technology, your instructor can provide hands-on exercises, group activities, and breakout sessions.
  • Real-time communication: Communicate real-time directly with the instructor. Ask questions, provide comments, and participate in the class discussions.
  • Peer interaction: Networking with peers has always been a valuable part of any classroom training. Live Virtual training gives you the opportunity to interact with and learn from the other attendees during breakout sessions, course lecture, and Q&A.
  • Convenient schedule: Course instruction is divided into modules no longer than four hours per day. This schedule makes it easy to get the training you need without taking days out of the office and setting aside projects.
  • Small class size: Live Virtual courses are limited in small class size to ensure an opportunity for personal interaction.