Introduction to Selenium

Course Summary

This introductory course is designed to familiarize testing professionals with the basics of testing web applications using Selenium. Testers can build, enhance, and maintain scripts using both the Katalon Recorder and the Selenium WebDriver. Hands-on instruction is provided for those who want to explore the power of using Selenium. The Katalon Recorder plug-in builds effective and resilient test scripts using a wide variety of current programming languages. The focus is on the practical application of Selenium to resolve common web automated testing challenges. This course focuses on getting started with Selenium.

Intended Audience

The target audience is software testers who are seeking to automate the testing of web applications using Selenium. This basic course is designed primarily for testing professionals who will be using the automation tools. These testers are new to test automation and may be new to testing. The audience might also include quality assurance practitioners, managers, or team leaders who are responsible for interacting with testers or who need to ensure that the tools are being implemented fully and appropriately.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the function and purpose of Selenium
  • Understand the benefits and proper approach to test automation
  • Record automated test cases
  • Play back automated test cases
  • Apply and use different verification techniques
  • View and analyze results
  • Configure and use the Selenium WebDriver
  • Create and work with test suites
  • Utilize different Selenium script formats
  • Modify scripts to extend the capability to test the application
  • Configure Selenium with IntelliJ IDEA, Maven, and the Selenium WebDriver
  • Understand and use RTTS helper files
  • Convert Selenium code to work with the Selenium WebDriver
  • Configure Custom Log Files
  • Create a page object model
  • Create reusable modules to reduce script maintenance
  • Use tools to help identify XPath

Selenium Overview

  • Purpose of Selenium
  • Katalon Recorder

Using the Katalon Recorder

  • Recording and Playing Back Test Cases
  • Test Case Verification
  • Working with Test Suites

Selenium WebDriver Setup

  • Configuration with IntelliJ IDEA
  • Configuration with Maven
  • Setting up Helper Files

Selenium Test Scripts

  • Setting Up Test Scripts in IntelliJ IDEA
  • Locating Web Elements
  • Conversion of Verification Statements
  • Creating Custom Log Files

Test Script Enhancement

  • Useful WebElement Methods
  • Page Object Creation
  • Test Modularization

To benefit from this course, you should have:

  • Some software development experience (recommended)
  • General understanding of web-based applications (desired)
  • Knowledge of Java programming is not a prerequisite for this course, but such knowledge is beneficial

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