Automation Testing


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The Automation Testing certificate program provides hands-on experience training in practical techniques for writing software test automation using environments such as Eclipse IDE and Selenium WebDriver.

During this course, students develop the skills necessary to perform all activities related to software test automation. Students also gain a better understanding of the broad range of test tools and techniques in test automation development.

Have questions or interested in more information about this course? Contact our TechAdvance program team at 703-993-1551 or techadv@gmu.edu.

Offered through a cooperative relationship with TechAdvance IT Training Programs, courses are taught by instructors with substantial experience and expertise in leading IT fields. 


Topics covered in this course include the following:

  • Introduction and Objectives of Test Automation
  • Preparing for Test Automation
  • Test Automation Architecture/Framework
  • Eclipse IDE
  • Automation Testing with Selenium WebDriver
  • Deployment Risks and Contingencies
  • Test Automation Reporting and Metrics
  • Transitioning Manual Testing to an Automated Environment
  • Verifying the Test Automation Script
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Beyond Functional Automated Testing
  • Test Automation Tools

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of test automation.
  • Identify the technical success factors of a test automation project.
  • Identify the test automation requirements for the Software Under Test (SUT).
  • Evaluate and select the tools for the test automation.
  • Design for testability.
  • Understand how to create an environment to execute test automation.
  • Know the basics of Eclipse IDE.
  • Develop scripts with Selenium WebDriver.
  • Be familiar with data-driven test automation.
  • Be familiar with creating test automation framework.
  • Be familiar with test automation maintenance.
  • Be familiar with test automation reporting and metrics.

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Designed For

This course is designed for individuals who have knowledge/experience in manual software testing or have attended the Quality Assurance Testing Certificate Program and have exposure to a computer programming language.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
TAIT 0135 - Automation Testing
Online, fixed date
M, W
6:00PM to 10:00PM
Sep 14, 2020 to Nov 04, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Internet Course
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $2,250.00
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