Who Should Attend?

  • Newcomers to Selenium

Attendees should have a basic understanding of HTML and how Web Pages are developed. Some programming experience would be advantageous - The course is based on WebDriver C# .NET, but does not teach you C# as you can use a variety of programming languages with WebDriver.

Exam Details

There is no exam as part of this course.


  • Understand the key principles of test automation using Selenium WebDriver
  • Understand how to structure your automated testing including the Page Object Model
  • Gain a full understanding of how Selenium integrates with the Application Under Test
  • Understand how to manage Object Recognition, using techniques such as Xpath and CSS

Select a date

Please note: this course runs on demand so the price is TBC. It can be arranged to run on-site at your offices as Training for Teams or as a public course if there is sufficient interest.

Please contact us for more details.

Course Content and Agenda

Over two days, the following areas will be covered:

  • An overview
    • the Selenium tools
    • Unit testing frameworks
    • Supported browsers
  • Libraries & extensions in VS2015
  • Using NuGet to install the required libraries
  • How to organise your file structure
  • Creating our initial NUnit Test
  • The import statements
  • Invoking a browser
  • Writing to the console
  • Writing the code to login to the website
  • Element locator strategies
  • Chrome developer tools and other extensions
  • Regular expressions
  • Index
  • Xpath functions
  • What is Synchronisation?
  • Adding delay
  • Implicit versus explicit waits - common examples
  • How to capture values from the Web Site
  • Using asserts
  • Execution flow
  • Debugging tools
  • How to build more than one test, in a single class
  • NUnit fixtures
  • Execution order
  • NUnit traits/categories
  • Playlists
  • Reusable code
  • Common examples such as handling alerts & pop-ups
  • Introduction to why we do it and how it reduces maintenance
  • Refactoring our tests to use a page object model
  • Developing a library of pages (POMs)
  • Data driving your tests using in-line test data
  • Using external sources such as CSV files
  • Command-line execution with the NUnit console runner
  • Command-line switches
  • Using parameters
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