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Software Testing Using Microsoft Test Manager 2015


Software Testing Using Microsoft Test Manager 2015


Product Description

Software Testing Using Microsoft Test Manager 2015 Training from Solartech

This 3 day course by Solartech focuses primarily on the use of Microsoft Test Professional 2015, which can be a standalone product or part of Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise edition. In addition to the MTM client, we also look at web-based test case management and the key differences between the clients. The course teaches you how to design test plans, author and execute test cases, raise and verify defects, and much more.

Audience profile 

This course is designed for team members that perform the role of Tester within their team in either a full time or part time capacity. The course would also be beneficial for developers looking to increase their knowledge of testing.

At course completion of this Software Testing Using Microsoft Test Manager 2015

  • Explain the testing capabilities of the Visual Studio ALM product suite
  • Create and manage test plans and test suites
  • Manage test configurations and assign non default configurations to test cases
  • Create high quality, maintainable test cases
  • Execute tests using the Microsoft Test Runner
  • Use Test Case Fast Forward to help speed up the testing process
  • Create actionable, high quality bug reports
  • Verify resolved bugs and manage the bug lifecycle
  • Conduct exploratory testing using Microsoft Test Manager
  • Use the web-based Test Management interface to create and execute tests
  • Manage Test Plans over multiple iterations and releases
  • Report on test results and testing progress
  • Gain an overview of how to create automated Coded UI Tests
  • Understand where testing fits into a modern DevOps focused organization.

Course Outline for Software Testing Using Microsoft Test Manager 2015

Module 1 - A lap around the testing tools in Visual Studio 2015

  • A look at the Visual Studio product family
  • Introducing Microsoft Test Manager 2015
  • The role of Team Foundation Server 2015 or Visual Studio Team Services

Module 2 - Planning our testing effort

  • Reviewing requirements on the backlog
  • Defining our Test Plan strategy
  • Test types in Visual Studio
  • Starting Microsoft Test Manager

Module 3 - Creating our first Test Plan

  • Creating new Test Plans
  • Organizing tests using Test Suites
  • Mapping requirements to tests
  • Configuring Test settings including data collectors
  • Balancing storage considerations

Module 4: Authoring a manual test case

  • Creating a new manual test case
  • Using Grid view to author and edit test cases
  • Appropriate use of Expected Results
  • Tagging test cases for better organization

Module 5: Data binding test cases

  • Adding parameters to our test steps
  • Using share parameters across multiple test cases
  • Maintaining shared parameters

Module 6: Executing test cases

  • Defining which tests to include in a test run
  • Assigning a tester to run tests
  • Executing tests using the Web based test runner
  • Executing tests using the Microsoft test runner
  • Test Case Fast Forward
  • Recording reliable action recordings

Module 7 - Raising and verifying Bugs

  • Raising a bug from the Microsoft Test Runner
  • The bug lifecycle
  • View bug states
  • Verifying a bug fix

Module 8 - Understanding and analysing test results

  • Viewing current test plan results
  • Viewing results for test runs
  • Categorizing results

Module 9 - The role of builds in testing

  • Assigning a new build to our test plan
  • Determining what’s changing between builds
  • Examining impacted tests

Module 10 - Refactoring Test Cases

  • The need for Shared Steps
  • Creating Shared Steps
  • Reusing Shared Steps
  • Shared Steps in the Test Runner
  • Best Practises for Shared Steps

Module 11 - Exploratory testing

  • What is Exploratory Testing?
  • Exploratory Testing in Microsoft Test Manager
  • Creating Bugs and Test Cases from exploratory tests
  • Web-based Exploratory testing

Module 12 - Test Release Management

  • The need for a test release management
  • Moving from iteration to iteration
  • Cloning Test Plans
  • Copying Test cases to the next iteration

Module 13 - Reporting test progress and the status of tests

  • A lap around the out of the box reports
  • Producing test progress reports
  • Creating ad-hoc reports using Excel

Module 14 - An overview of Test Automation

  • What is a Coded UI Test?
  • Creating Coded UI Tests from action recordings
  • Using the Coded UI Test Builder

Module 15 – The role of testing in a modern DevOps environment

  • What is DevOps?
  • The changing focus of testing
  • Testing and DevOps in action



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