Software Tester to DevOps Automated Tester - Part 3 QA Lead

$398.09 incl. vat


duration: 24 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 180 days |


This is part 3 of the Software Tester to DevOps Automated Tester learning path. In this part of the learning path, you prepare yourself to become a QA Lead. You'll gain the skills to test software, detect bugs and fix them. With the evolution of DevOps, testing has been automated using various tools, frameworks and scripts. This makes testing more reliable and much faster. In this learning path, you will learn to apply these different strategies, tools, and techniques.

The third part of this learning path focuses on manual versus automated testing, the Agile software tesing cycle, test driven development, end to end testing, CI/CD and adapting test frameworks. You'll find several training sessions and a livelab that will prepare you to get started as a QA Lead. You will conclude this section with an exam.


After completing this part of the learning path you will be familiar with the Agile software tesing cycle, test driven development, end to end testing, CI/CD and adapting testing frameworks. You have gained the skills to become a QA Lead.

In addition, you are ready to start part 4 of this learning path.


You have basic knowledge of software development. You have completed parts 1 and 2 of this learning path.

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Software Tester to DevOps Automated Tester - Part 3 QA Lead

24 hours

Comparing Manual & Automated Testing

  • Explore the core concepts of the Software Development Life

  • Cycle. Examine manual and automated testing, including types,
  • goals, implementation frameworks, features, advantages and
  • disadvantages, and models. Examine the differences between manual
  • and automated testing and various implementation scenarios.
  • Discover how to create test case templates for manual testing,
  • implement manual testing using Postman, configure Selenium
  • WebDriver for automation testing, and execute test cases for
  • automated testing using the QTP/UFT Linear Framework.

Software Testing Cycle: Agile Testing

  • Explore Agile methodologies that can be used to adopt the Agile

  • testing paradigm, as well as the benefits, challenges, best
  • practices, and guidelines associated with Agile testing. Examine
  • the lifecycle phases and the different levels of Agile testing,
  • tools and products for setting up Agile testing workflows,
  • approaches for tracking test progress, and product quality metrics
  • for evaluating Agile test outcomes. Discover the role of Agile
  • Testing Quadrants and the Whole Team Approach. How to write
  • acceptance tests using the Cucumber BDD framework, work with
  • Cucumber-JVM and Selenium WebDriver in Java to implement Agile
  • testing, configure test management in Jira, and configure Agile
  • project management using Scrum and Kanban methods with Jira are
  • also covered.

Test Driven Development: Implementing TDD

  • Explore the differences between the Software Development Life

  • Cycle and the Software Testing Life Cycle. Examine Test Driven
  • Development and Agile Model Driven Development, including
  • advantages, usage scenarios, and the differences between them.
  • Discover how to implement TDD in data science workflows, drawbacks
  • of TDD, and replacement methodologies. In addition, how to refactor
  • code, implement TDD using Java and the Jest Testing Framework,
  • implement best practices for BDD, implement TDD unit testing with
  • Python, apply the TDD process in microservices, and configure the
  • Cucumber framework for TDD is also covered.

End-to-End Automated Testing: End-to-End Testing Implementation

  • Explore the concept of end-to-end testing, including why it is

  • needed, the processes involved, test case creation approaches,
  • advantages and disadvantages, and how it differs from system
  • testing. Discover how to implement unit testing with Test-Driven
  • Development processes, automate browsers, automate testing using
  • Selenium with Python, configure Cypress to test web components, and
  • implement integration testing using JUnit, Spring, and
  • JavaScript.

Test Framework Modification

  • Explore the generations of automated test frameworks, test

  • framework design considerations, best practises, the benefits and
  • risks associated with modifying test frameworks, and recommended
  • techniques for refactoring code in test automation frameworks.
  • Discover how to modify the Selenium framework using Selenium Core,
  • modify Selenium to implement PageObject patterns, modify the report
  • generation mechanism of testing frameworks, modify the methods of
  • the Chai framework, use Jasmine to implement a Behaviour-driven
  • Development framework, and execute WebDriverIO in standalone
  • mode.

CI/CD Best Practices: Applying Automated Testing

  • Explore the CI/CD process of DevOps, how to switch from
  • traditional practices to CI/CD, the risks and challenges associated
  • with the CI/CD process, and the benefits of implementing automated
  • testing for CI/CD. Examine the different CI/CD pipeline
  • architectures for automated testing and prominent CI/CD tools for
  • building next-gen delivery pipelines. Discover how to set up CI/CD
  • architectures, automate development and deployment tasks with Git
  • Hooks, build continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • pipelines, and configure Jenkins with Selenium to implement
  • continuous testing and test automation.

QA Lead

  • Practice QA Lead tasks such as working with Selenium WebDriver, configuring and using Cucumber with Eclipse, using Jest and applying TDD for Python Applications. Then, test your skills by answering assessment questions after implementing browser automation, implementing integration testing using JUnit and Spring, and using chains assertions and the Jasmine Framework.
  • This lab provides access to tools typically used by QA Leads, including:
  • � Jira
  • � FitNesse
  • � Docker
  • � Eclipse
  • � PowerShell
  • � AWS CLI
  • � Kubernetes
  • This lab is part of the QA Lead track of the Skillsoft Aspire Software Tester to DevOps Automated Tester journey.

Final Exam: QA Lead

Final Exam: QA Lead will test your knowledge and application of the topics presented throughout the QA Lead track of the Skillsoft Aspire Software Tester to DevOps Automated Tester Journey.

Course options

We offer several optional training products to enhance your learning experience. If you are planning to use our training course in preperation for an official exam then whe highly recommend using these optional training products to ensure an optimal learning experience. Sometimes there is only a practice exam or/and practice lab available.

Optional practice exam (trial exam)

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice exam. This practice exam comprises a number of trial exams which are very similar to the real exam, both in terms of form and content. This is the ultimate way to test whether you are ready for the exam. 

Optional practice lab

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice lab. You perform the tasks on real hardware and/or software applicable to your Lab. The labs are fully hosted in our cloud. The only thing you need to use our practice labs is a web browser. In the LiveLab environment you will find exercises which you can start immediatelyThe lab enviromentconsist of complete networks containing for example, clients, servers,etc. This is the ultimate way to gain extensive hands-on experience. 


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