Automated Web Testing with Selenium WebDriver is a hands-on web testing course, essential for experienced web developers and test engineers who need to verify web applications using automation. This course introduces the student to the concepts and techniques of testing Web Application with the Selenium, Java and JUnit. This hands-on class focuses on practical skills and best practices to ensure the student learns the ins and outs of Web Application testing with Selenium WebDriver.
Selenium provides mechanisms for interacting with web pages through browsers, including locating and interacting with specific features within a web interface. A tool such as Selenium IDE or Katalon can be used to perform the testing in a relatively manual fashion. Selenium also comes with WebDriver, which provides a programmatic interface (API) for controlling and managing Selenium tests and interactions.
WebDriver provides a mechanism for capturing and repeating tests with a web interface. To use WebDriver, developers must work with a programming language such as Java to control and manage the testing. This course focuses on using WebDriver and Java to control and manage the Selenium tests. To participate in the hands-on labs, incoming students should have familiarity with basic Java syntax. Students without basic Java background are welcome to follow along with the labs and cut and paste code or lab solutions as needed.
Students who attend Automated Web Testing with Selenium Driver will leave the course armed with the skills required to recognize how to test web applications for sufficiency. This course uses Selenium and the WebDriver interface to design and implement tests. The student will work with a sample Web Application that requires several testing scenarios.
This “skills-centric” course is about 50% hands-on lab and 50% lecture, designed to train attendees in core Selenium and web testing skills, coupling the most current, effective techniques with the soundest industry practices. Throughout the course students will be led through a series of progressively advanced topics, where each topic consists of lecture, group discussion, comprehensive hands-on lab exercises and review.
Working in a hands-on environment led by our expert practitioner students will:
- Understand web page testing needs and how Selenium meets those needs
- Analyze a web application from a functional and testing perspective
- Use Selenium constructs to locate elements on a web page
- Test web page forms and the elements in those forms
- Use test suites to organize and manage tests
- Review Java constructs needed to by testers in working with WebDriver
- Design code and run automated Selenium tests using the Java WebDriver API
- Use the WebDriver API to test advanced web features such as delayed responses and Ajax
- Using a combination of JUnit 5 features and WebDriver to consume streams of data for testing
- Focus on Best Practices for Selenium testing using the Java WebDriver API
Need different skills or topics? If your team requires different topics or tools, additional skills or custom approach, this course may be further adjusted to accommodate. We offer additional testing, Selenium, Cucumber, Gherkin, Python, TDD, BDD, programming, testing tools, test automation, QA, services, security and other related topics that may be blended with this course for a track that best suits your needs. Our team will collaborate with you to understand your needs and will target the course to focus on your specific learning objectives and goals.
This is an introductory -level Selenium course, designed for experienced web developers that are familiar with Java, who wish to get up and running on testing web applications. Ideally students should have approximately 6 months to a year of web development working knowledge.
NOTE: For some of the labs, attendees should have some familiarity with basic Java syntax prior to attending this class. Basic Java fundamentals are NOT covered this course. For attendees light on Java skills, code may be copied and pasted to complete those exercises.
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Please note that this list of topics is based on our standard course offering, evolved from typical industry uses and trends. We’ll work with you to tune this course and level of coverage to target the skills you need most.
Session: Selenium Basics
Lesson: Introduction to Selenium
- Selenium Concepts and Terminology
- Manual Testing using Selenium and the Katalon Recorder
- Automated Testing using Selenium WebDriver
- Lab: Running the Web Application
- Lab: Analyzing the Web Application
Session: Testing with Java and Selenium WebDriver
Lesson: JUnit5 for Selenium
- Aspects of JUnit that are relevant for Selenium testing
- Understand the basics of testing with JUnit constructs
- Working with Java and JUnit for managing and running tests
- Demo: JUnit
- Lab: Reapply JUnit
- Walkthrough: Using JUnit with Selenium
Lesson: Selenium WebDriver
- Working with WebDriver in Java
- Finding Spots on Web Pages
- Working with different browsers
- Built-In Locators
- Lab: Creating and Running a WebDriver Test
- Lab: Testing with Other Browsers
- Lab: Working with WebDriver Locators
- Lab: Adding WebDriver Tests
Lesson: WebDriver Deep Dive
- WebDriver Commands for working with forms
- Working with complex form components
- Taking screenshots
- Working with alerts
- Lab: Testing Forms using WebDriver
- Lab: Screenshots
Lesson: Advanced WebDriver
- Use WebDriver to work with windows, tabs and iframes
- Utilize Actions class for mouse and keyboard actions
- Testing file uploads and downloads
- Testing AJAX elements
- Waiting for events to happen
- Feeding data sets into a testing sequence
- Lab: Testing Wait Styles
Session: Selenium Practices and Processes
Lesson: Selenium Best Practices
- Managing Names
- Multiple Browser Testing
- High Quality Tests and Test Plans
- Using Whitespace
- Efficient Operations
- Establish Selenium Standards
Lesson: Testing Strategies and Patterns
- Types of web application tests
- Strategies for locating elements
- Wrapping Selenium calls
- User interface maps
- Lab: Using Delayed Exceptions
- Lab: Automated Running of Multiple Test Cases
Session: Next Steps with Selenium
Lesson: Page Object Model (POM)
- Need for POM
- What is POM
- Implementing POM
- Using Object Repositories
- Page Factory
- Lab: Building Page Object Models
- Lab: Build an Object Repository
- Lab: Using the Page Factory
- Lab: Testing the Bank Web Application
Lesson: Introduction to Selenium Grid
- Need for Selenium Grid
- Architecture of Selenium Grid
- Remote WebDriver Workflow; Hub, Node
- Setting up Selenium Grid
- Using DesiredCapabilities Object
Lesson: Introduction to Selenium Frameworks
- Automation Framework Basics
- Data Driven Framework
- Keyword Driven Framework
- Hybrid Framework
Course Materials: Each student will receive a Student Guide with course notes, code samples, software tutorials, step-by-step written lab instructions, diagrams and related reference materials and links (as applicable). Students will also receive the project files (or code, if applicable) and solutions required for the hands-on work.
Hands-on Setup Made Simple! Our dedicated tech team will work with you to ensure your student machines and learning environment is setup, tested and ready to go well in advance of the course delivery date, ensuring a smooth start to class and seamless hands-on experience for your students. We offer several flexible student machine setup options including guided manual set up for simple installation directly on student machines, or cloud based / remote hosted lab solutions where students can log in to a complete separate lab environment minus any installations, or we can supply complete turn-key, pre-loaded equipment to bring ready-to-go student machines to your students or in-person facility. Please inquire for details.