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Advanced Test Automation Engineer Syllabus 2021

Want to learn the methods and processes for automating tests?

Automation is a crucial skill for the modern tester. This Advanced Test Automation Engineer certification
is the first step in becoming a part of the growing test automation space. In this course, you will gain

a solid understanding of test automation concepts and methods that are applicable across

a number of development approaches, and test automation tools and platforms.

Learning Outcome

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the objectives, advantages, disadvantages, and limitations of test automation.
     

  • Identify technical success factors of a test automation project.
     

  • Analyze a system under test to determine the appropriate automation solution.
     

  • Analyze test automation tools for a given project and report technical findings and recommendations.
     

  • Understand "design for testability" and "design for test automation" methods applicable to the SUT.
     

  • Explain the structure of the Generic Test Automation Architecture.
     

  • Analyze factors of implementation, use, and maintenance requirements for a given Test Automation Solution.
     

  • Explain the factors to be considered when identifying reusability of components.
     

  • Apply guidelines that support effective test tool pilot and deployment activities.
     

  • Analyze deployment risks and identify technical issues that could lead to failure of the test automation project,
    and plan mitigation strategies.

     

  • Understand which factors support and affect maintainability.
     

  • Classify metrics that can be used to monitor the test automation strategy and effectiveness.
     

  • Explain how a test execution report is constructed and published.
     

  • Apply criteria for determining the suitability of tests for automation.
     

  • Understand the factors in transitioning from manual to automation testing.
     

  • Explain the factors to consider in implementing automated regression testing, new feature testing, and confirmation testing.
     

  • Verify the correctness of an automated test environment including test tool setup.
     

  • Verify the correct behaviour for a given automated test script and/or test suite.|
     

  • Analyze the technical aspects of a deployed test automation solution and provide recommendations for improvement.

TRAINING INFORMATION SHEET / Syllabus
ADVANCED TEST AUTOMATION ENGINEER

Detailed Syllabus | Advanced Test Automation Engineer

Test Automation

Preparing for Test Automation

The Generic Test Automation Architecture

Deployment Risks and Contingencies

Test Automation Reporting and Metrics

Transitioning Manual Testing to an Automated Enviroment

Verifying the TAS

Continuous Improvement

Purpose of Test Automation

SUT Factors Influencing Test Automation

Introduction

to gTAA

Test Automation

Approach and Planning of Deployment/Rollout

Selection of TAS Metrics

Criteria for Automation

Verifying Automated Test Environment

Componets

Options for Improving Test Automation

Success Factors

Tool Evaluation and Selection

TAA Design

Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies

Implementation of Measurement

Automation within Regression Testing

Verifying the Automated Test Suite

Test Automation

Improvements

Design for Testability and Automation

TAS Development

Test Automation Maintenance

Logging of the TAS and SUT

Automation within New Feature Testing

Test Automation

Reporting

Automation of Confirmation Testing

Introduction and Objectives for Test Automation

  • Purpose of Test Automation

  • Success Factors in Test Automation


Preparing for Test Automation

  • SUT Factors Influencing Test Automation

  • Tool Evaluation and Selection

  • Design for Testability and Automation

 


The Generic Test Automation Architecture

 

Introduction to gTAA

  • Overview of the gTAA

  • Test Generation Layer

  • Test Definition Layer

  • Test Execution Layer

  • Test Adaptation Layer

  • Configuration Management of a TAS

  • Project Management of a TAS

  • TAS Support for Test Management


TAA Design

  • Introduction to TAA Design

  •  Approaches for Automating Test Cases

  • Technical considerations of the SUT

  • Considerations for Development/QA Processes


TAS Development

  • Introduction to TAS Development

  • Compatibility between the TAS and the SUT

  • Synchronization between TAS and SUT

  • Building Reuse into the TAS

  • Support for a Variety of Target Systems


Deployment Risks and Contingencies
 

Selection of Test Automation Approach and Planning of Deployment/Rollout

  • Pilot Project

  • Deployment

  • Deployment of the TAS Within the Software Lifecycle

 

Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies

Test Automation Maintenance

  • Types of Maintenance

  • Scope and Approach

Test Automation Reporting and Metrics

  • Selection of TAS Metrics

  • Implementation of Measurement

  • Logging of the TAS and the SUT

  • Test Automation Reporting


Transitioning Manual Testing to an Automated Environment

  • Criteria for Automation

  • Identify Steps Needed to Implement Automation within Regression Testing

  • Factors to Consider when Implementing Automation within New Feature Testing

  • Factors to Consider when Implementing Automation of Confirmation Testing


Verifying the TAS

  • Verifying Automated Test Environment Components

  • Verifying the Automated Test Suite


Continuous Improvement

  • Options for Improving Test Automation

  • Planning the Implementation of Test Automation Improvement

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