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Agile Software Testing & Automation


Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost : $1,029

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About this Course

Most companies develop software using agile methodologies, enabling teams to work fast to deliver value. To ensure the product meets the requirements of each iteration, the team runs tests, designing them for automation where possible.

In this course, we'll explore the role of testing and quality assurance in the software development life cycle with an emphasis in agile development. We'll look into what it's like to work in the software development industry, explore common practices, and learn the methods used for software quality assurance. You'll practice working on test designs and using automation by completing realistic exercises and projects with popular software testing tools. At the end of this course, you'll be able to design, implement and execute tests, and track product quality.


  • Exploratory (manual) software testing professionals who are interested in using automation.
  • Software developers working on agile teams interested in improving their code quality and test coverage.
  • Anyone interested in exploring a career in software development and testing.

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what you'll learn

  • How to create the minimal set of test cases that support the team coverage goals
  • Ways to understand and address user stories, requirements and specifications
  • How to use unit test frameworks like .Net Test Projects, JUnit and PyCharm to automate unit tests
  • How to use UI test frameworks like Selenium to automate UI tests
  • Techniques to measure test coverage, performance and defects


  • Create test cases, defect reports and summaries
  • Write test automation for .Net, Java, Python and Selenium
  • Integrate tests into Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipelines


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Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Course Sessions

Closed Sessions


Meet your instructor

Marcelo Guerra Hahn

Director of Engineering | SoundCommerce


You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

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