New TFS 2012 Test Automation, Web perf and loading test course

By Anthony Borton


QuickLearn is pleased to announce the addition of a brand new course to our list of TFS 2012 courses we currently offer. The new course is a two day course focusing on Test Automation (Coded UI Testing), Web Performance and Load Testing with Visual Studio 2012.

Here are just a few of the things covered in this course.

  • Describe the various testing capabilities in Visual Studio 2012
  • Create Coded UI Tests from action recordings and using the Coded UI Test Builder
  • Understand the structure of Coded UI Tests and edit the generated code
  • Bind Coded UI Tests to a variety of different data sources
  • Run automated tests in a number of environments
  • Upgrade existing web performance and load tests from Visual Studio 2010
  • Create and edit Web Performance Tests and analyse test results
  • Create and edit Load Tests and analyse test results
  • Configure an environment for executing Web Performance and Load Tests

This course is more technical than our existing testing course and attendees will spend much of their time working in Visual Studio 2012. While attendees won’t write any code from scratch, being able to read and understand VB or C# code is required to get the most from this course.

This new course joins our existing 2-day course “Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012” to provide excellent coverage of the testing features available in Visual Studio 2012.

Two Testing Courses

This new course has already been delivered successfully in overseas markets and is scheduled to run here in the US on the following dates over the next few months.

You can attend this training in-person in our Kirkland, WA office or you can attend remotely from your home or office using our remote classroom infrastructure.

Remember, QuickLearn has a no-cancellation policy so if you book on these courses, they will definitely run!

All about the Testing Applications with Microsoft Test Manager Course

By Anthony Borton

The 2-day Testing Applications with Microsoft Test Manager course is currently our most popular Visual Studio 2010 training course. For every public delivery of the course we are usually running 4 or 5 private in-house courses for companies. So why the demand for this course?

Microsoft has invested a significant amount of time and effort focusing on improving the testing capabilities of Visual Studio 2010. Here are a few of the key things you will learn by attending the Testing Applications with Microsoft Test Manager course.

Test Case Management

Learn how to create a Test Plan and configure properties for the test plan including test settings and configurations.  You’ll create Test Suites and link them to your requirements for traceability and reporting. During the course you’ll see how to write effective test cases and organize them for convenience and reporting.

Executing manual tests

Microsoft’s new Manual Test Runner is a purpose built application to allow you to step through your test cases and see how you need to interact with your application under test. You can record an action recording for a test case which will then allow you to fast forward one or more steps on subsequent test executions. This can be a huge time saving feature.

What’s changed? What do I need to retest?

Using the Test Impact Data Collector, you can select two different builds (eg. & and with the click of a mouse button see exactly what changes (work items) have gone in the newer build. You can also find out which test cases should be executed based on what has changed between the builds. Why run 200 tests when you only need to run 20 of them?

Raising data-rich bugs

One of the challenges a tester has is knowing what information and how much information to include in a bug report. Often testers don’t have time to include as much detail as they would like and developers invest more time trying to reproduce a bug then they might otherwise need to. Using the Test Runner, you can raise data rich bug reports that can include a wealth of helpful information for the developer. Through the selection of data collectors, much of the relevant information is automatically added to the bug report when the testers raises the bug. This means less time writing the bug and for developers, possibly a significant reduction in the time it takes to reproduce the bug.

Automated UI testing

The Mastering Testing with Visual Studio 2010 course will cover creating automated user interface tests called Coded UI tests. Coded UI tests can be generated from manual test action recordings or they can be recorded using the Coded UI test recorder. These tests have the great benefit of being able to be automated completely and included as part of the build process.

Report on test progress

Another time consuming task for testers is often creating the testing reports needed for management or to record the daily progress of your testing. In the course we’ll look at how to use some of the out-of-the-box reports and how you can quickly and easily create your own reports.

While the courses covers more than I have listed above, these are some of the most important things you’ll learn how to use by attending the Mastering Testing with Visual Studio 2010 course.

Our the next Testing Applications with Microsoft Test Manager course is scheduled for February 16th. Hope to see you there! 

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