Software Testing Using TFS 2017 or VSTS Training

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Course Description

 
This two-day course is designed for testers who need to gain a solid practical knowledge of testing applications using Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2017 or Visual Studio Team Services. The course focuses primarily on the use of the web-based Test Hub, with some topics including Microsoft Test Manager 2017, which is both a standalone product and part of Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise edition. The course teaches you how to design test plans that include test cases, test suites, and test configurations. Best practices are also discussed, including how you can use shared parameters and shared steps to reduce maintenance overhead. We will examine how the web-based Test & Feedback extension improves productivity by allowing you to spend more time finding issues, and less time filing them. Attendees will learn how testers and developers can work more closely together to reduce the time it takes to find and fix software defects. Testers will learn how to manage their test plans over multiple iterations and how cloning and copying between test plans can save time and effort. We also look at how you can add, edit, and execute tests using the Kanban board. Finally weâ??ll examine creating a test/QA dashboard to illustrate progress and take a brief look at test automation. This course includes hands-on labs to reinforce practical skills and ensure youâ??re ready to use the tools upon your return to the workplace.
Course Length: 2 Days
Course Tuition: $1570 (US)

Prerequisites

Attendees should be familiar with testing theory and practices.

Course Outline

 
Module 1: A Lap Around the Testing Tools in Visual Studio 2017
 
A look at the Visual Studio product family
Introducing Microsoft Test Manager 2017
The role of Team Foundation Server 2017 or Visual Studio Team Services
 
 
Module 2: Planning Our Testing Effort
 
Reviewing requirements on the backlog
What is a test plan?
Defining our test plan strategy
Test types in Visual Studio
 
 
Module 3: Creating Our First Test PlanCreating a new test plan
 
Organizing test cases using test suites
Mapping requirements to tests
Test configurations
 
 
Module 4: Authoring a Manual Test Case
 
Creating a new manual test case
Using Grid view to author and edit test cases
Appropriate use of Expected Results
Tagging test cases for better organization
 
 
Module 5: Executing Test Cases
 
Defining which tests to include in a test run
Assigning a tester to run tests
Executing tests using the web-based Test Runner
Executing tests using the Microsoft Test Runner
 
 
Module 6: Data-Binding Test Cases
 
Adding parameters to our test cases
Using share parameters across multiple test cases
Maintaining shared parameters
 
 
Module 7: Refactoring Test Cases
 
Creating shared steps
Reusing shared steps
Shared steps in the Test Runner
Best practices for shared steps
 
 
Module 8: Raising and Verifying Bugs
 
Raising a bug
The bug lifecycle
View bug states
Verifying a bug fix
 
 
Module 9: Exploratory Testing
 
What is exploratory testing?
Installing the Test & Feedback extension
Creating bugs and test cases from exploratory tests
Eliciting and managing feedback
 
 
Module 10: Focus on Microsoft Test Manager
 
Data collectors in MTM and balancing storage
Test Case Fast Forward
Action recordings
Raising bugs using the Microsoft Test Runner
Determining what’s changing between builds
Examining impacted tests
Exploratory testing using MTM
 
 
Module 11: Testing from the Kanban Board
 
A lap around the Kanban board
Interacting with tests from the Kanban board
Copying and reparenting tests
 
 
Module 12: Managing Test Plans from Iteration to Iteration
 
The need for a test release management
Moving from iteration to iteration
Cloning test plans
Copying test cases to the next iteration
 
 
Module 13: Reporting Test Progress
 
Test-related reports in TFS 2017
Creating a test/QA dashboard
 
 
Module 14: An Overview of Coded UI Testing
 
Creating coded UI tests from action recording
Using the Coded UI Test Builder

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