Agile + DevOps West 2019 Pre-conference Training : Fundamentals of Selenium


Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 8:30am to Monday, June 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

Fundamentals of Selenium

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  • Understand the role and benefits of automation
  • Learn the fundamentals of automating browsers with Selenium
  • Learn how the principles of Object Oriented programming can be used to improve testing
  • Understand how to apply automation to solving your testing challenges
Agile and automation are now playing an increasingly important role in the evolution of software development, and it’s now more critical than ever for testing to keep pace with the shorter development cycles. Selenium is a popular open source browser automation tool which helps test teams increase the speed and quality of testing. This course provides those in testing and development roles the foundational skills required to leverage Selenium in order to write meaningful automated tests using sustainable methodologies. 
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for those in software testing roles and developers interested in adopting test automation with Selenium. Attendees should have some familiarity with programming languages and concepts. 
Course Prerequisites
  • Some programming experience is required
  • Suitable laptop with administrator privileges 
  • Installed Java JDK
  • Installed IDE of your choice (IntelliJ or Eclipse)
Course Outline
Understanding the Web
What is the Domain Object Model (DOM)?
Anatomy of the DOM structure
Locating web elements
Types of UI automation
WebDriver commands
Record and Playback
Tooling Choices
Troubleshooting and Debugging
Selenium tools
Selenium WebDriver
Advanced Selenium


What is Selenfied?
Why use Selenified?
Writing Effective Tests
Basic Selenium steps
Overall test automation best practices
Mobile Web compatibility
Parameterized Testing
Separate Selenium class tips
Distributed Testing
Selenium Grid
Configuring Selenium Grid Node
Wrap Up
Additional resources
Class Daily Schedule
/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
Training Course Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Course notebook
• Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion

Max Saperstone has been working as a Software and Test Engineer for over a decade, with a focus on Test Automation within the CI/CD process. He specializes in open source tools, including the Selenium Tool Suite, JMeter, AutoIT, Cucumber, and Chef. Max has lead several testing automation efforts, mainly acting as a Test Architect, ensuring quality software is released rapidly and efficiently, while reducing the amount of manual effort involved. His recent efforts have been around DevOps work, architecting and building out pipelines, with an effort on integrating test automation in at multiple levels. He currently heads up the development of Selenified, an open sourced testing framework to allow testing of multiple interfaces, custom reporting, and minimal test upkeep. 

In addition to working heavily under the testing umbrella, Max is also an experienced Agile developer, and he is well versed in Agile processes and practices. He is an ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) and ICAgile Agile Test Automation Certified (ICP-ATA), as well as an ASTQB Certified Mobile Tester. Max has spoken at multiple conferences including STAR conferences, Mobile Dev and Test, STPCon, AgileDC, and Agile Maine Day, and is currently an instructor for the Mobile Application Testing and Agile Test Automation course.