ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer
3-Days

The ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer Certificate Course is a three-day course explaining the tasks of a test automation engineer (TAE) in designing, developing, and maintaining test automation solutions. The course includes exercises and practice exams to highlight key aspects of the...  READ MORE

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ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer

Introduction

The ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer Certificate Course is a three-day course explaining the tasks of a test automation engineer (TAE) in designing, developing, and maintaining test automation solutions.

The course includes exercises and practice exams to highlight key aspects of the syllabus and to help participants understand and practice the concepts and methods presented.

This 3-day course is appropriate for professionals in roles such as testers, test analysts, test engineers, test consultants, test managers, software developers, and anyone wishing to gain the ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer certificate. This course may also be appropriate for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of software test automation, such as project managers, quality managers, software development managers, business analysts, IT directors, and management consultants.

The certification is aimed at professionals who are working within a tool supported software testing environment. It is also for professionals who are planning to start working within a tool supported software testing environment in the future, or are working within companies that plan to do so.
People possessing an ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer certificate may use the Certified Tester Advanced Level acronym: CTAL-TAE.
 

* This course is run in association with TSG Training

Objectives

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to guide a test automation project. The course focuses on the concepts, methods, tools, and processes for automating dynamic functional tests and the relationship of those tests to test management, configuration management, defect management, software development processes and quality assurance.

Methods described are generally applicable across variety of software lifecycle approaches (e.g., agile, sequential, incremental, iterative), types of software systems (e.g., embedded, distributed, mobile) and test types (functional and non-functional testing).

Pre-Requisites

Candidates for the ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer certificate must hold the ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level certificate (CTFL). 

The Exam

The Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer exam comprises 40 multiple choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 90 minutes. Participants that take the exam not in their spoken language, will receive additional 25% more time (an additional 23 minutes) so a total of 113 minutes.


The exam can be scheduled for the last afternoon of the course but may also be held on a later date.

Course Content

  1.  Introduction and Objectives for Test Automation - 30 mins.
    • Purpose of Test Automation
    • Success Factors in Test Automation
  2. Preparing for Test Automation - 165 mins.
    • SUT Factors Influencing Test Automation
    • Tool Evaluation and Selection
    • Design for Testability and Automation
  3. The Generic Test Automation Architecture - 270 mins.
    • Introduction to gTAA
    • TAA Design
    • TAS Development
    • Deployment Risks and Contingencies - 150 mins.
  4. Selection of Test Automation Approach and Planning of Deployment/Rollout
    • Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies
    • Test Automation Maintenance
  5. Test Automation Reporting and Metrics - 165 mins.
    • Selection of TAS Metrics
    • Implementation of Measurement
    • Logging of the TAS and the SUT
    • Test Automation Reporting
  6. Transitioning Manual Testing to an Automated Environment - 120 mins.
    • 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
  7. Verifying the TAS - 120 mins.
    • Verifying Automated Test Environment Components
    • Verifying the Automated Test Suite
  8. Continuous Improvement - 150 mins.
    • Options for Improving Test Automation
    • Planning the Implementation of Test Automation Improvement

Dates For ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer

London

  • 28-30 August 2019
  • 30 September-2 October 2019
  • 4-6 November 2019
  • 16-18 December 2019
  • To book any of these dates, please see below.

Availability and pricing for ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer:

Please Note: Any applicable exam fees are not included in the prices quoted.
You can choose to include or exclude the exam on the booking page.

28-30 August 2019 - London

£1,025 

30 September-2 October 2019 - London

£1,025 

4-6 November 2019 - London

£1,025 

16-18 December 2019 - London

£1,025