Software Testing Using TFS 2017 or VSTS

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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. The course also looks at how you can add, edit, and execute tests using the Kanban board. Finally we’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 you’re ready to use the tools upon your return to the workplace. This course is equally applicable to teams using either Visual Studio Team Services or an on-premises Team Foundation Server.

Before taking this course, attendees should be familiar with testing theory and practices.

3 Days/Lecture & Lab

This course is designed for team members who perform the role of tester within their team in either a full-time or part-time capacity. The course would also be beneficial for developers looking to increase their knowledge of testing.

  • A Lap around the Testing Tools in Visual Studio 2017
  • Planning Our Testing Effort
  • Creating Our First Test Plan
  • Authoring a Manual Test Case
  • Executing Test Cases
  • Data-Binding Test Cases
  • Refactoring Test Cases
  • Raising and Verifying Bugs
  • Exploratory Testing
  • Focus on Microsoft Test Manager
  • Testing from the Kanban Board
  • Managing Test Plans from Iteration to Iteration
  • Reporting Test Progress
  • An Overview of Coded UI Testing


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