Who Should Attend?
Attendees should have general knowledge of basic programming and some knowledge of Python.
While this course is accessible to anyone wanting to acquire a basic, hands-on knowledge of Selenium, the main audiences are:
- People with no test automation experience who are starting to automate in Selenium
- People with some GUI test automation experience who are new to Selenium
- People with some non-GUI test automation experience who are new to Selenium
The course runs for three days, with one hour set aside on the third day for the Selenium Foundation exam if desired.
The certification exam is a 60 minute, 40 question, multiple-choice exam. To attain the Selenium Foundation certification candidates must pass the A4Q Selenium Tester Foundation certification exam.
A score of at least 65% (that is, 26 or more questions answered correctly) is required to pass the exam. If the candidate’s native language is not the examination language, the candidate may be allowed an extra 25% (15 minutes) time.
- Correctly apply test automation principles to build a maintainable test automation solution
- Choose and implement correct test automation tools
- Implement Selenium WebDriver scripts that execute functional web application tests
- Implement maintainable scripts
Course Content and Agenda
The course consists of four modules.
- Explain the objectives, advantages, disadvantages and limitations of test automation
- Understand the relation between manual and automated tests
- Identify technical success factors of a test automation project
- Understand risks and benefits of using Selenium WebDriver
- Explain the place of Selenium WebDriver in TAA (Test Automation Architecture)
- Explain the reason and purpose for metric collection in automation
- Understand and can compare objectives of using Selenium toolset (WebDriver, Selenium Server, Selenium Grid
- Understand and can write HTML and XML documents
- Apply XPath to search XML documents
- Apply CSS locators to find elements of HTML documents
- Use appropriate logging and reporting mechanisms
- Navigate to different URLs using WebDriver commands
- Change window context in web browsers using WebDriver commands
- Capture screenshots of web pages using WebDriver commands
- Locate GUI elements using various strategies
- Get state of GUI elements using WebDriver commands
- Interact with GUI elements using WebDriver commands
- Interact with user prompts in web browsers using WebDriver commands
- Understand which factors support and affect the maintainability of test scripts
- Use appropriate wait mechanisms
- Analyse GUI of a system under test (SUT) and use Page Objects to make its abstractions
- Analyse test scripts and apply Keyword Driven Testing principles to building test scripts