• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Learners can explore the steps to becoming an automated tester and the challenges faced in automated testing in this 14-video course. You will learn about the automated tester mindset and goals of software testing, then examine the test plan for Agile automated testing and Agile testing strategies; compare Agile and DevOps principles; and observe best practices for aligning test automation with both. Discover the reasons why automated testing may not catch all risks, and different types of automated test platforms, including web applications, mobile devices, web service, and data testing. View types of automated testing and goals of each test type, and compare differences between automated and manual testing, pros and cons of each method, and when to use each method. Next, examine automated testing, the automated testing process, and the scope of automated testing, and then look at manual testing plans, test cases, and defect reports. Explore the automated testing framework, framework guidelines, and types of software testing. Finally, examine the best test cases to automate and how and when to test.

Learning Objectives

{"discover the key concepts covered in this course"}

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Software Development
  • Test and Evaluation


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