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The fast-pace and iterative delivery of Agile projects requires advanced test automation to ensure that quality software product is delivered with high test coverage. This test automation class addresses practical techniques tester-developers must employ to ensure they write high-coverage test code and qualifies for ICAgile’s Certified Professional in Agile Test Automation (ICP-ATA).

You Will Learn How To

  • Achieve optimal quality in Agile projects through test automation
  • Code user story and feature tests with ATDD (Acceptance Test-Driven Development) and BDD (Behavior-Driven Development) to validate product value
  • Tool your project to cover functional and non-functional testing
  • Leverage test design patterns to achieve high coverage
  • Design test code and data for long-term success

Important Course Information


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

Recommended Experience:

  • Work experience as an Agile Tester, Agile Programmer, DevOps Engineer, Test Manager, and other roles that ensure sustainable quality and efficient use of tools and time.
  • Taking Course 1815, Agile Testing Strategies and Practices, is 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 test automation.

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.

Certification & Exam Information:

  • ICAgile: To obtain ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Test Automation, 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 ICAgile.
  • View the ICAgile Certification & Training Roadmap ›
  • Scrum Alliance: This course qualifies for 2 days of technical training towards the Certified Scrum Developer certification. 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.

Course Outline

  • Test Automation Manifesto


  • Mapping Test Automation needs to Agile
  • Justifying the focus on high automation achievements

Dimensions of automation

  • Addressing Test Pyramids from all angles for high quality
  • Mapping automation effort to the Agile Test Quadrants
  • Leveraging the 4D of TDD strategies

Leading practices

  • Establishing rules of engagement through a manifesto
  • Selecting high ROI tests through an automation index
  • Business Test Automation

Business test strategies

  • Mapping test effort to APIs or UI
  • Categorizing business tests in the 4 classes
  • Using design patterns for long term success
  • Implementing test cases with leading execution patterns


  • Formalizing test cases through ATDD cards
  • Specifying test with relevant examples
  • Dealing with business rules through BDD

UI automation

  • Selecting the right CUIT patterns
  • Layering UI Tests for better resilience
  • Technical Test Automation

Design analysis

  • Zooming on components through design reviews
  • Leveraging OO rules for effective unit test strategies
  • Measuring test coverage as a success indicator


  • Protecting from code changes through TDD patterns
  • Using advanced mock techniques for better coverage
  • Recognizing leading design patterns for easier test maintenance
  • Avoiding anti-patterns to limit technical debt
  • Non-Functional Test Automation

NFR driven planning

  • Using NFR dimensions for better planning
  • Breaking down sub dimensions for sharp quality assessments

NF test tools

  • Perfecting tool selection for low cost test design
  • Developing multi-dimension NF Tests with pertinent tools
  • Continuous Testing and Delivery

Foundation of CI

  • Integrating testing with the pipeline process
  • Accelerating code promotion through rapid test feedback

Deployment pipelines

  • Configuring tests to map the anatomy of a deployment pipeline
  • Invoking code analysis automation at the commit stage
  • Automating testing of the deployment stage

Test environments

  • Leveraging virtualization for easier test management
  • Creating codeline –aware environments
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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

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You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online at any time after class and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."


Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)

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Earn 11 Credits from NASBA

This course qualifies for 11 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read more ...

This Course is approved for ICAgile credits. Read more ...

Earn 11 PDUs

PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 11 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 11 PDUs

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This course qualifies for Scrum Alliance SEUs.

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