Software Test Automation

Venue: Visconti Palace Hotel

Location: Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: Jun 16, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 17, 2010
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This course focuses on the basics of Software Test Automation and expands on those topics to learn some of the deeper issues of Test Automation. This course is not specific to any particular tool set but does include hands-on exercises using free and cheap test tools. The main objective of this course is to help you understand the landscape of Software Test Automation and how to make Test Automation a reality in your organization. You will learn the top challenges of Test Automation and which approaches are the best ones for your situation, how to establish your own Test Automation organization, and how to design software with Test Automation in mind. You will also learn many of the lessons of Test Automation by performing exercises using sample Test Automation tools on sample applications. You will leave the course with your own Test Automation strategy and plan for implementing it.

In particular you will learn:

• The purpose and value of automating software tests
• The common challenges and pitfalls of Test Automation and how to overcome them
• How to automate structural testing
• How to automate functional testing with modern approaches
• How Test Automation frameworks can be used to streamline Test Automation
• How to design tests that can be readily automated
• The deeper issues of creating Test Automation
• The Test Automation tools on the market
• Which tools are free or inexpensive
• How to make Test Automation a reality in your organization
• How to measure the benefits and value of Test Automation

He is a leading author, speaker and consultant in the field of software Testing and software quality. Mr. Rice, a Certified Software Quality Analyst, Certified Software Tester, Certified Software Test Manager and an ASTQB Certified Tester – Foundation Level (CTFL), has worked with organizations worldwide to improve the quality of their information systems and optimize their Testing processes.
Mr. Rice is a member of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board and has been published by the Journal of the Quality Assurance Institute, Crosstalk, Client/Server Computing, Powersoft Applications Developer and Enterprise Systems Journal. He is a regular speaker at international conferences on software Testing in North America and Europe, and is also publisher of The Software Quality Advisor. He is co-author with William E. Perry of the books: “Surviving the Top Ten Challenges of Software Testing” and “Testing Dirty Systems”. Mr. Rice served as Chair of the Quality Assurance Institute’s International Software Testing Conference and was a founding member of the Certified Software Test Engineer (CSTE) certification program. He also serves on the board of directors for the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB).


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