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ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer Certificate

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to guide a test automation project, and differentiate yourself in one of the fastest growing areas of Software Testing.

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Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to guide a test automation project, and differentiate yourself in one of the fastest growing areas of Software Testing.

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Become an Accredited Test Automation Engineer

Automation is a key skill for the modern tester. This course enables you to accredit your automation skills and build a solid understanding of the concepts, methods and processes for automating tests. You will gain insights into the complex landscape of test automation tools, learning methods that are applicable across a number of development approaches and platforms.

This course connects the relationships of the tests to the crucial areas of test management, configuration management, defect management, software development processes and quality assurance.

On completion of this course students will have all the information needed to successfully sit the corresponding exam to become an accredited ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer.

TARGET AUDIENCE: The ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer is designed for testers possessing ISTQB Foundation Level certification (or higher) and at least 3 years’ experience in testing. This could include:

  • Experienced testers looking to develop expertise in test automation
  • Test Managers needing the skills to plan and lead automation projects
  • Test Automation professionals wanting to accredit their skills for recognition by employers, clients and peers

EXTRA COURSE INCLUSIONS: Our Pass Guarantee, Free Revision Sessions and Career Assistance Program (CAP) are just a few of the extra inclusions you receive when training with Planit – the leading ISTQB Accredited Training provider.

What You’ll Learn

Learning Outcomes

  • Contribute to the development of a plan to integrate automated testing within the testing process
  • Evaluate tools and technology for automation best fit to each project and organisation
  • Create an approach and methodology for building a test automation architecture (TAA)
  • Design and develop test automation solutions that meet the business needs.
  • Enable the transition of testing from a manual to an automated approach
  • Create automated test reporting and metrics collection
  • Analyse a system under test to determine the appropriate automation solution
  • Analyse test automation tools for a given project and report technical findings and recommendations.
  • Analyse factors of implementation, use, and maintenance requirements for a given Test Automation Solution
  • Analyse deployment risks and identify technical issues that could lead to failure of the test automation project, and plan mitigation strategies
  • Verify the correctness of an automated test environment including test tool setup
  • Verify the correct behavior for a given automated test script and/or test suite

Course Content

  • Introduction and Objectives for Test Automation
  • Preparing for Test Automation
  • The Generic Test Automation Architecture
  • Deployment Risks and Contingencies
  • Test Automation Reporting and Metrics
  • Transitioning Manual Testing to an Automated Environment
  • Verifying the Test Automation Solution
  • Continuous Improvement

Concepts and Terminology

  • Automation test design
  • Automation risk assessments
  • Configuration management of a TAS
  • Continuous improvement
  • Command line interface
  • Data driven testing
  • Equivalent manual test effort
  • Framework component testing
  • Keyword-driven testing
  • Linear scripting
  • Model based testing
  • Record and replay
  • System Under Test (SUT)
  • Test automation reporting and metrics
  • Test automation logging
  • Test automation logging
  • Test automation verification
  • Test automation architecture
  • Test Automation Framework (TAF)
  • Test Automation Strategy (TAS)
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  Examination ($200)

The Advanced Level Test Automation Engineer exam is comprised of 40 multiple choice questions, with a pass mark grade of 65% to be completed within 90 minutes. The examination is separate from the 3 day course and sat on a different day.


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