Testing Automation: The Big Picture

Automated tests are crucial to reducing costs and releasing features quickly. This course will teach you how automated tests benefit the business, the different types of tests that can be created, and how they fit within wider business processes.
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(131)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 8, 2017
Duration
1h 6m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(131)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 8, 2017
Duration
1h 6m
Description

Software can be costly to develop, error-prone, and hard to release to production. In this course, Testing Automation: The Big Picture, you'll learn the different types of automated tests that can be created, the various trade-offs involved, and how it can benefit you. First, you'll explore the potential business value of automated tests. Next, you'll cover the difference between unit integration and other types of tests, along with understanding how many of each test to write. Finally, you'll discover how tests fit in with continuous integration and deployment. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a solid understanding of how automated tests can be an enabler for increased business value, and how to start implementing or refining the use of automated tests within your organization.

Course FAQ
Course FAQ
What is test automation?

In Software testing, test automation is a way to test and compare the actual outcome with the expected outcome by automating testing tasks that are hard to do manually.

Why do we need test automation?

Some of the benefits of Automation Testing are:

  • Continuous delivery and continuous testing
  • It is much faster than manual testing
  • Guarantees consistency
  • Saves time and money
  • Reliability in results
  • Overall improved efficiency
Who should take this course?

This course is for anyone who wants to learn about test automation, how to properly perform it, and where it fits in your business model.

What will I learn in this course?

In this course you will learn about:

  • The business value of automated tests
  • What automated testing is
  • The different types of automated tests
  • Automated testing within the software development process
  • Automation testing tools and techniques
  • Much more
Are there prerequisites to this course?

Nope! This course assumes no prior knowledge of test automation or any specific platform, programming language, or eco system.

About the author
About the author

With over 15 years experience, Jason Roberts is a Microsoft .NET MVP, freelance developer, and author.

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Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
[Autogenerated] Hi, everyone. My name's Jason Roberts. Welcome to my course. Testing automation. The big picture. I'm a Microsoft M V P. Freelance developer and author. In this course, we're going to learn what automated testing is the types of test weaken right and how testing automation fits in with the rest of the business. Some of the major topics that will cover in this course include what the potential business value of automated tests are the difference between units integration and other types of tests, how many of each type of test to write and how they fit in with continuous integration and deployments. By the end of this course, you'll understand how automated tests can reduce costs, create happier teams and end users and improve long term delivery speeds. No prior knowledge of testing automation is required before starting this course. Nor is any platform, language or ecosystem specific knowledge. I hope you'll join me on this journey with the testing automation of the big picture course at floor sites