Introduction to Selenium and Selenium Web Testing

Learn to Analyze Web Applications, Test Web Page Elements, Perform Unit Testing, Work with Selenium WebDriver API and More

TT3610

Introductory

3 Days

Course Overview

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 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.

Introduction to Selenium is a hands-on web testing course, essential for experienced web developers and test engineers who need to verify web applications.  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 and Java. 

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.

Throughout the course you’ll work with a sample Web Application that requires several testing scenarios. Working in a hands-on learning environment, guided by our expert team, attendees will learn to:

  • Understand web page testing needs and how Selenium meets those needs
  • Analyze a web application from a functional and testing perspective
  • Design, code, and run manual tests using the Selenium IDE
  • Use Selenium constructs to locate elements on a web page
  • Test web page forms and the elements in those forms
  • 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.

 

Course Objectives

Students who attend Introduction to Selenium 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.  Working in a hands-on learning envionment led by our expert team you'll learn to:

  • Throughout the course you’ll work with a sample Web Application that requires several testing scenarios. Working in a hands-on learning environment, guided by our expert team, attendees will learn to:

  • Understand web page testing needs and how Selenium meets those needs
  • Analyze a web application from a functional and testing perspective
  • Design, code, and run manual tests using the Selenium IDE
  • Use Selenium constructs to locate elements on a web page
  • Test web page forms and the elements in those forms
  • 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.

Course Prerequisites

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.

Take Before:  We recommend attendees have the skills in the course listed below, or attend this course as a pre-requisite:

  • TT2190        Basic Java Primer for Non-Developers (QA, testers, etc) – 2 days

Please see the Related Courses tab for specific Pre-Requisite courses, Related Courses that offer similar skills or topics, and next-step Learning Path recommendations.

Course Agenda

Please note that this list of topics is based on our standard course offering, evolved from typical industry uses and trends. We will 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

  • Introduce Selenium
  • Selenium Concepts and Terminology
  • Manual Testing using Selenium
  • Automated Testing using Selenium WebDriver
  • Tutorial: Selenium Lottery Application
  • Lab: Analyzing the Web Application

Lesson: Using The Selenium IDE

  • Start the Selenium IDE
  • Understand the components of the Selenium IDE
  • Use Web Developer Inspector to inspect elements in a web page

Lesson: Creating and Running a Manual Test

  • Testing planning and Test Plans
  • Use Selenium IDE to create and run a manual test
  • Understand the Selenium IDE components
  • Page Transitions and Globbing
  • Lab: Creating and Running a Manual Test
  • Lab: Testing Alerts

Session: Testing with Java and Selenium WebDriver

Lesson: JUnit 5 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
  • Lab: Demo: JUnit
  • Lab: Reapplying JUnit
  • Lab: Demo: Using the JUnit Framework With Selenium

Lesson: Selenium WebDriver

  • Working with WebDriver in Java
  • Finding Spots on Web Pages
  • Working with different browsers
  • Built-In Locators
  • Lab: Simple Maven Setup with Eclipse
  • Lab: Creating and Running a WebDriver Test
  • Lab: Testing With Other Browsers (optional)
  • 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 With 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 Best Practices and Processes

Lesson: Selenium Best Practices

  • Cover the best practices for testing web applications with Selenium
  • Preparation 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
  • Verifying vs Asserting
  • Delayed exception handling
  • 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 PageFactory

Bonus Topics: Time Permitting

Lesson: Selenium Locators

  • Use Selenium IDE to find a specific spot on the web page
  • Built-In Locators
  • Find by HTML Features
  • Find using CSS
  • Find using XPath and the DOM
  • Lab: Working With Locators

Lesson: Selenese

  • Selenese Overview
  • Selenese Commands
  • Action Commands
  • Accessor Commands
  • Assertion Commands
  • Lab: Working with Selenese

Lesson: Forms

  • Selenese Commands for Working with Forms
  • Form Actions
  • Text Form Actions
  • Keys
  • Button Form Actions
  • Other Actions
  • Lab: Testing Forms Using the Selenium IDE

Course Materials

Student Materials: Each participant will receive a Student Guide with course notes, code samples, software tutorials, step-by-step written lab instructions, diagrams and related reference materials and resource links. Students will also receive the project files (or code, if applicable) and solutions required for the hands-on work. Any courseware of lab materials provided in a cloud (if applicable) will also be made available to you separately.

Hands-On Setup Made Simple! Our dedicated tech team will work with you to ensure our ‘easy-access’ cloud-based course environment, or local installation, is accessible, fully-tested and verified as ready to go well in advance of the course start date, ensuring a smooth start to class and effective learning experience for all participants. We can also help you install this course locally if preferred. Please inquire for details and options.

 

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