Agile Testing Strategies and Practices Training

Level: Intermediate
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This hands-on Agile software testing course provides the skills to integrate testing and quality assurance to ensure continuous attention to technical excellence and user satisfaction. You learn how to prove your software delivers value using iterative cycles and ensure code quality and non-regression with automated testing. You also gain experience improving the design of existing code using refactoring techniques and managing changes with a Continuous Integration Framework

This Agile testing strategies and practices training course qualifies for the ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Testing (ICP-TST), and prepares attendees for the ISTQB Agile Tester Exam.

Key Features of this Agile Software Testing Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • After-course computing sandbox included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Select efficient Agile testing practices for a project to ensure continuous feedback
  • Optimize iteration and release test plans that result in superior software quality
  • Create sustainable software products with test-driven development
  • Foster team collaboration for the creation of effective testing assets
  • Integrate value-based testing to ensure user satisfaction

Certifications/Credits:

IIBA CDUs ICAgile General PMI 17 PDU

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Important Agile Software Testing Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Prior to attending this course, attendees should have attended:
    • Work experience in software development and testing
  • Recommended Experience

    • Any work experience as any of the following: Agile Testers, Agile Developers, Product Owners, Analysts and Test Managers, QA Managers, and those whose role is to ensure that Agile teams deliver high customer satisfaction at an optimized cost.
    • Taking Course 1820, Agile Test Automation, is highly recommended, either before or after this course, to complete the ICAgile certification pathway for Agile Testing.
  • Course Materials

    • While the course qualifies for an ICAgile certificate, the class is not written like an exam prep course. The material is designed for hands-on, Agile training in testing.
  • Course Preparation

    • Students will be emailed a short document to review before class. Understanding the content of this pre-course reading is required before class, so more in-class time can be devoted to Testing Practices in an Agile environment.
  • Certification & Exam Information

    • ICAgile: To obtain the ICAgile certification, students will need to pass the Learning Tree exam. Learning Tree customer service will process your registration with ICAgile once the exam has been passed., please allow 10 business days.
    • View the ICAgile Certification & Training Roadmap ›
    • Scrum Alliance: To obtain Scrum Education Units (SEUs), students will need to pass the Learning Tree exam. Once notification of passing the exam has been received, contact Learning Tree's customer service to request registration with Scrum Alliance.
    • ISTQB: This course prepares students to pass the ISTQB Agile Tester Exam. The cost of the exam is not included in the tuition price. To be eligible to take the Agile Tester Foundation Extension certification exam, candidates must first hold the ISTBQ Foundation Certificate, ISTQB Certified Tester: Achieving Foundation Certification. Contact your exam provider for details about taking the exam in your area on the ISTQB website.
    • This course can help you earn Scrum Alliance’s Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) certification. Click to view our options for CSD - Certified Scrum Developer Training ›
    • This course can help you earn ICAgile certification. Click to view our options for ICAgile Certification Training ›

Agile Software Testing Course Outline

  • Testing in an Agile Environment

    General testing theory

    • Evaluating the key testing principles
    • Differentiating between Agile and traditional practices
    • Introducing the theory and purpose of Agile Testing

    Transitioning to Agile software development processes

    • Mapping Agile principles and values to testing
    • Inspecting Agile testing quadrants
    • Benefiting from Test Driven Development (TDD)
    • Automating testing for better Agility
  • Confirming Customer Satisfaction

    Acquiring a test basis

    • Testing the charter and key features
    • Focusing on customer value and user personas
    • Writing useful test cases from user stories
    • Developing Story Acceptance Criteria

    Automating through Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)

    • Designing the anatomy of an Agile Test
    • Creating a Test Idea Catalogue
    • Refining a Definition of Done and Ready
    • Anticipating validation criteria through Behavior Driven Development (BDD)

    Preparing for User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

    • Specifying by examples and scenarios
    • Enabling Usability and Exploratory Testing
    • Performing Story-Mapping for better coverage
    • Managing the UAT processes
  • Implementing Developer and Technology Testing

    Building proficiency with TDD

    • Defining the unit candidates for testing
    • Achieving green-light success
    • Identifying good tests
    • Dealing with large systems

    Validating for FURPS+

    • Finding non-functional testing patterns
    • Simulating interfaces and conducting performance testing through automation
    • Evaluating legacy systems
  • Test Management

    Test strategy and planning

    • Creating a risk-based approach to release planning
    • Coordinating day-to-day through a lightweight test plan
    • Declaring rules on zero-bug tolerance and defect tracking
    • Using metrics to measure success

    Successful delivery management

    • Implementing continuous integration and deployment
    • Setting-up JIT test environments
    • Organizing post-release testing

    Team mindset and culture

    • Working toward a whole team approach to quality
    • Designing software with high testability attributes
    • Sharing testing responsibilities between developers and testers
    • Collaborating on complex and distributed teams projects

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Agile Software Testing Training FAQs

  • Who is the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile)?

    ICAgile is one of the leading global agile accreditation and certification body. They help organizations design learning experiences that create an agile mindset and continue the agility within the organization.

  • How do I achieve Certification in Agile Testing (ICP-TST) from ICAgile?

    This course prepares students to pass the ISTQB Agile Tester Exam. The cost of the exam is not included in the tuition price. To be eligible to take the Agile Tester Foundation Extension certification exam, candidates must first hold the ISTBQ Foundation Certificate, ISTQB Certified Tester: Achieving Foundation Certification. Contact your exam provider for details about taking the exam in your area on the ISTQB website.

  • Can I earn a Certification in Agile Testing online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in class and live online.

  • How does this course help me towards ICAgile Certified Expert In Agile Testing (ICE-AT)?

  • What industry credits can I earn for this Agile Software Testing course?

    To obtain the ICAgile certification, students will need to pass the Learning Tree exam. Learning Tree customer service will process your registration with ICAgile once the exam has been passed., please allow 10 business days.

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