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Test Automation Foundations

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9 Chapters50m

Chapter 1 - Test Automation Objectives

Chapter 1 walks you through the typical purposes, potential benefits, and possible risks of test automation that testers, developers, or people who participate in the software development process need to know.
Test Automation Objectives

Chapter 2 - Application Under Test’s Environmental Factors Influencing Test Automation

Chapter 3 - Test Automation Pyramid: A Simple Strategy for Your Tests

Chapter 4 - Tool Evaluation and Selection

Chapter 5 - Generic Test Automation Architecture

Chapter 6 - Approaches for Automating Test Cases

Chapter 7 - Test Automation Reporting and Metrics

Chapter 8 - Transitioning from Manual Testing into Automated Testing

Chapter 9 - Summary: Test Automation Foundations

In this foundation course, we will introduce various aspects of test automation that you should take into account before adopting a new test automation tool, plus practical approaches to build an efficient test automation strategy. No matter what professional role you are – project managers, clients, developers, manual or automation testers, getting back to the basics of automation testing is essential.

During 8 chapters, we will walk you through:

  • Test automation objectives, benefits, and risks
  • How application under test influences your test automation
  • Test automation pyramid: a simple strategy for your tests
  • Test automation tool evaluation and selection criteria
  • Generic test automation architecture and why it matters
  • Successful test automation approaches: guidance for each team’s size and expertise
  • How to effectively monitor and control your testing with test reports
  • Smooth transition from manual testing to automated testing


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