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Selenium for Test Automation

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Learning to automate test coverage for application workflow is one of the biggest opportunities to decrease errors, increase team capacity, and ultimately drive innovation throughout IT. Whether you are integrating test automation into a DevOps practice or continuous IT operations, or simply seeking more efficiency with QA and security, using Selenium to automate is one of the most popular ways to build the automation toolchain.

This two-day Selenium training course, designed by Michael Palotas, one of the creators of Selenium GRID, provides unparalleled insights into the true capabilities of Selenium. You will learn key facets to utilize WebDriver, JUnit, TestNG and be able to automate any web-based application on your own. In addition, you will learn how to improve coverage and reduce execution to get faster feedback, as well as implement various frameworks.

During this course, you will gain expertise by lecture learning and then immediately practicing in hands-on labs.  For each topic discussed, there is an accompanying practical exercise. You will build a robust framework and create reusable components to improve productivity.

Exercises and provided coding samples are in Java for this course.

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Oct 21, 2020 – Oct 22, 2020    9:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Dec 16, 2020 – Dec 17, 2020    11:30am – 7:30pm Live Online Register
Feb 22, 2021 – Feb 23, 2021    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Apr 26, 2021 – Apr 27, 2021    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Jun 14, 2021 – Jun 15, 2021    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Aug 7, 2021 – Aug 8, 2021    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Oct 19, 2021 – Oct 20, 2021    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Dec 7, 2021 – Dec 8, 2021    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Course Outline

Part 1: Introduction

  1. Agile, DevOps and why automation is so important
  2. What is Selenium?
  3. The Selenium tool family
  4. What should you do with Selenium (and what Selenium is not made for)

Part 2: Test Frameworks

  1. What is a test framework?
  2. What are the differences between test frameworks (i.e. JUnit, TestNG, nUnit)
  3. Writing meaningful automated tests
  4. Useful features in test frameworks (i.e. groups, data provider, dependencies)

Hands-on Practice Lab: write some simple tests with a test framework utilizing the built-in features

Part 3: The Selenium / WebDriver protocol

  1. JSON wire protocol
  2. Interaction between Selenium client and server

Hands-on Practice Lab: issue first Selenium commands in order to start different browsers

Part 4: Selenium API

  1. Overview of the Selenium API
  2. Navigating to URLs
  3. Finding elements
  4. Interacting with elements
  5. Waiting mechanisms
  6. Expected conditions
  7. Tips & tricks

Hands-on Practice Lab: Create tests by utilizing the Selenium API.

Part 5: Remote WebDriver & Selenium Grid

  1. Distributing tests to a remote execution environment
  2. Selenium Grid overview
  3. Selenium Grid in action

Hands-on Practice Lab: Set up a remote WebDriver setup including a Selenium Grid to distribute tests across environments and run them parallel.

Part 6: Page Objects

  1. The importance of maintainable tests
  2. Page Objects - the key to maintainability
  3. Page Objects in action

Hands-on Practice Lab: Create an advanced test using page objects.

Part 7: Tips & Tricks

  1. Event listeners
  2. Screenshots
  3. Videos
  4. Visual aids for testing
  5. Testing of location-based services
  6. Mobile testing with Selenium

Part 8: A look into the future of Selenium

Who should attend

This is a technical Selenium training course is perfect for:  

  • Developers
  • Technical-Oriented Testers
  • Programmers
  • Business Analysts
  • Testers
  • Test Automation Engineers
  • Architects
  • Software Engineers
  • Full Stack Developers
  • QA Automation Engineers

We deliver a virtual machine as OVA file to the training participants. Participants need to install “VirtualBox” (free) to run the virtual machine. They also require a stable internet connection. Additional installation instructions will be provided with the VM.

Participants should also have a basic knowledge of a higher level programming language (i.e. Java).

Additionally, although it is not mandatory, students who have completed the self-paced  Fundamentals of DevOps eLearning course have found it very helpful when completing this course.


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