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Anna Russo

Anna Russo is an ALM MVP specializing in ALM TFS Software Process consulting and training. Since 2008 Anna has worked with a variety of clients to improve their software quality and processes by properly implementing Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Test Manager, and Visual Studio tools. Anna applies hands on expertise providing: install/upgrade/customize TFS server, mentor on software processes, technical training, release strategies, automated build scripts, automated testing, and building virtual lab infrastructures. Visit Anna's blog for the latest on Microsoft Testing Tools at ImprovingSoftwareQuality.com.

Speaker Presentations
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 8:30am
Training Courses
Real-World Software Testing with Microsoft Visual Studio® (3-day) SOLD OUT
  • Explore the testing components of Visual Studio® Test Professional 2013 and see how you can use these to improve software quality
  • Increase productivity by planning, executing, and tracking tests using Microsoft Test Manager 2013®
  • Learn how rich data collectors enhance bug reproducibility
  • Support agile testing practices with features such as exploratory testing
  • Increase test coverage with automated testing using Microsoft’s Visual Studio® Coded UI
  • Collaborate seamlessly with other team members using Team Foundation Server 2013®
  • Take advantage of the latest Visual Studio 2013® virtualization integration

Enable High-Quality Software through Visual Studio® Testing Tools
This course provides students with real world software testing techniques and technical skills using the latest Microsoft Test Manager 2013®, Visual Studio 2013®, and Team Foundation Server 2013® tools. We will cover manual testing features such as test case management, execution and reporting, and how Visual Studio® makes these processes powerful and organized. You will learn about the newly released Visual Studio® Web Test Manager and be introduced to automated testing with Visual Studio®. Discover how to effectively integrate QA with Team Foundation Server's requirements, bug tracking, and work and build management capabilities. Increase automation effectiveness using virtual lab environments.

Hands-on Experience with Visual Studio® Testing Tools
This course provides hands-on experience with the detailed Microsoft testing functions and new features including: Microsoft Test Manager, Visual Studio® Web Test Manager, exploratory testing, automated tests, and automated builds. Although the labs will be performed using Visual Studio® 2013, most labs are also applicable to Visual Studio® 2012 and 2010. Please refer to the outline for the hands-on lab details.

Who Should Attend
This course is intended for software testers who actively participate in test planning, test case development, test execution, test automation, and test environment management.

 

3-Day Course Outline

Introduction to Microsoft Test Manager
Learn about setting up and managing tests using Microsoft Test Manager
   Test plans
   Test suites
   Test cases
   Parameters
   Shared steps
   Test configurations
   Test settings

Manual Testing Features with Microsoft Test Manager 2013
Run manual tests
Enable manual test data collection
Fast forward manual tests
Exploratory testing
File bugs found during testing
Verify bugs

Newly Released Web Test Manager 2013 Features
Create test plan
Web Test Runner
Use MTM Test Runner from web
Test case bulk entry and edit
Customize and filter views
Email and print

Software Quality Practices with Team Foundation Server 2013
Overview of TFS
Requirement to test cases traceability
Acceptance-driven testing
Track bugs throughout lifecycle
Create queries to track work
Understanding TFS builds
MTM reporting
TFS reports

Introduction to Automated Testing Features of Visual Studio 2013
Convert manual tests to coded UI automated tests
Create coded UI automated tests
Record tests using coded UI Test Builder
Use coded UI map editor
Create automated testing verification
Data-driven automated tests
Overview of web tests
Overview of load tests
 
Overview of Automation with Virtual Lab Environments
Virtual lab environment configuration
Connecting to virtual lab environments
Running automated tests with virtual lab environments

 

Class Daily Schedule
Sign-In/Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Morning Session 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Exam (on the third day of the course) 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Times represent the typical daily schedule. Please confirm your schedule at registration.
 
Training Course Fee Includes
• Tuition
• Course notebook
• Continental breakfasts and Continental breakfasts and refreshment breaks
• Lunches
• Letter of completion