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ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction and Objectives for Test Automation

  • Purpose of Test Automation
  • Success Factors in Test Automation

Module 2: Preparing for Test Automation

  • SUT Factors Influencing Test Automation
  • Tool Evaluation and Selection
  • Design for Testability and Automation

Module 3: Generic Test Automation Architecture

  • 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
  • Synchronisation Between TAS and SUT
  • Building Reuse into the TAS
  • Support for a Variety of Target Systems

Module 4: 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

Module 5: Test Automation Reporting and Metrics

  • Selection of TAS Metrics
  • Implementation of Measurement
  • Logging of the TAS and the SUT
  • Test Automation Reporting

Module 6: 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

Module 7: Verifying the TAS

  • Verifying Automated Test Environment Components
  • Verifying the Automated Test Suite

Module 8: Continuous Improvement

  • Options for Improving Test Automation
  • Planning the Implementation of Test Automation Improvement

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Prerequisites 

There are no formal prerequisites for attending this Certified Tester Test Automation Engineer (CT-TAE) Training course for the purpose of education and knowledge.

Delegates who wish to pursue the Test Automation Engineer qualification must be certified in either the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) or the ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing, as well as have sufficient practical experience to be certified, which should be no less than three (3) years of relevant academic, practical, or consulting experience.

Audience 

This training is intended for anyone who already has experience in software testing and wants to further develop their expertise in automation testing.

ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer Course Overview

Test automation is the practice of automatically running tests, managing test data, and utilising test outcomes to enhance the quality of software. ISTQB CT-TAE training focuses on the development, design, and maintenance of test automation solutions. This training course assists organisations in reducing human errors and producing consistent and accurate results. Obtaining knowledge in this training will help individuals in becoming leaders in one of the essential testing activities. Holding skills in Test Automation Engineering will help individuals to achieve rapid and significant professional growth.

The Knowledge Academy's 3-day Certified Tester Test Automation Engineer (CT-TAE) Training course provides delegates with a deep understanding of how to create automated test reporting and metrics collection. They will learn how to use criteria to determine whether tests are suitable for automation. They will also learn how to analyse deployment risks, identify technical concerns that could lead to the test automation project failing, and create mitigation techniques. Our highly expert trainer with years of teaching experience will conduct this training and help delegates to gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts.

Course Objectives

  • To classify metrics for monitoring the test automation strategy and effectiveness
  • To understand the factors in transitioning from manual to automated testing
  • To create an approach and methodology for building a Test Automation Architecture (TAA)
  • To select and apply proper test methods to ensure an adequate level of confidence
  • To perform relevant testing activities based on the software development lifecycle
  • To evaluate tools and technology for automation best fit to each project and organisation

After attending this training course, the delegates will be able to understand the architecture of the SUT by using Test Automation Architecture (TAA). They will also be able to find and fix errors at an early stage through test automation reporting and analysis.

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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Courseware

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Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.

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ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer FAQs

FAQ's

Test automation is the process of employing automation technologies to maintain test data, perform tests, and evaluate test results in order to improve software quality.
There are no formal prerequisites for attending this Certified Tester Test Automation Engineer (CT-TAE) Training course for the purpose of education and knowledge.
This training is intended for anyone who already has experience in software testing and wants to further develop their expertise in automation testing.
Test Automation Engineer designs and creates software that automatically tests new and existing software. They also employ recommendations to develop programmes and construct automation scripts.
Automation test engineers must have data management skills, be proficient with manual testing techniques, have team management skills, and know about the automation testing life cycle.
TAA is built for dependability, performance, and learnability. It is advantageous to have software engineers who are familiar with the SUT's architecture.
In this Certified Tester Test Automation Engineer (CT-TAE) Training course, you will learn about how generic test automation architecture, test automation reporting and metrics, criteria for automation, verifying the automated test suite, and other essential topics.
The price for ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1485
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer.

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