STARWEST 2021 Pre-conference Training : Agile Test Automation for Practitioners—$895
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 12:30pm to Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 4:30pm

Agile Test Automation for Practitioners—$895

  • Take a deeper dive into practical automation implementation
  • Get hands-on practice 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
One of the tenets of being successful in test automation is to employ solid engineering practices at the beginning. This course is designed to help you do just that, covering topics from the basics of test automation—definitions, benefits, and misconceptions—to planning for automation in an agile environment. Along the way various automation test types and techniques are covered, including UI, API, Database, Unit, and Functional vs. Non-Functional testing. 
Learn how to select the right approaches to best suit the needs of your organization. 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. 
Using a hands-on approach, participants explore proper techniques for building maintainable automated tests using frameworks. A number of practical exercises are built in, incuding Behavior-Driven Testing (BDD) using Cucumber. 
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. Those that are new to agile development or have never built automation should consider Fundamentals of Agile Test Automation.
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.
ICAgile Certification
Successful attendees of this course are awarded the ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Test Automation (ICP-ATA). Additionally, certified attendees will be listed on the ICAgile website, indicating their designation. Coveros recommends From Fragile to Agile: Practical Approaches to Adopting Agile and Agile Tester Certification for those seeking the ICP-ATA designation.The ICAgile certification fee is included with your registration for your convenience.

About the ICAgile
The International Consortium for Agile’s goal is to foster thinking and learning around agile methods, skills, and tools. The ICAgile, working with experts and organizations across agile development specialties, has captured specific learning objectives for the different agile development paths and put them on the learning roadmap. For more information visit


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
Day 1: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
Day 2: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
Day 3: 12:30pm-4:30pm ET/9:30am-1:30pm PT
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm class schedule at registration.
Training Course Fee Includes
  • ICAgile certification fee.
  • Easy course access: Attend training right from your computer and easily connect your audio via computer or phone. Easy and quick access fits todayís 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.
  • Small class size: Live Virtual courses are limited in small class size to ensure an opportunity for personal interaction.