ISTQB 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

Price: £1,340 * (including exam)

  • Course:ISTQB-AE ( £1,125 )
  • Exam:ISTQB Advanced ( £215 )

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ISTQB Test Automation Engineer

Description

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). 

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.

Topics

  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 Test Automation Engineer

Heywood (Manchester)

  • 11-13 November 2020

London

  • 2-4 September 2020
  • 21-23 September 2020
  • 19-21 October 2020
  • 18-20 November 2020
  • 14-16 December 2020
  • To book any of these dates, please see below.

Availability and pricing for ISTQB Test Automation Engineer:

Please Note: Exam fees (where applicable) are included in the prices quoted.

11-13 November 2020 - Heywood (Manchester)

£1,340

2-4 September 2020 - London

£1,340

21-23 September 2020 - London

£1,340

19-21 October 2020 - London

£1,340

18-20 November 2020 - London

£1,340

14-16 December 2020 - London

£1,340