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Intro to Automated Web Testing
20 Hours, 2.0 CEUs

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The Workforce Development Institute and Albany Can Code are pleased to launch their first joint training offering!

This 20-hour course will train you to use open source (no cost) tools to write scripts and run tests to validate websites. The class covers element locators, XPath, CSS Selectors and other web content attributes. There is a focus on best practices in writing tests and an exposure to using Git to document test performance and results.

Those who successfully complete the course will have developed the skills for an entry-level position in a business based on web services. The practice with scripting and documenting tests with Selenium, Visual Studio, NuGet and Git will support your continued development in other testing toolkits, as desired. (ex. Groovy, Jenkins, Scala, Python)

The course covers:

  • Orientation to course and tool installation
  • Element identification, keyboard and mouse events, implicit and explicit waits (lecture and lab)
  • Script an application test (lecture and lab)
  • Run an automated test (lecture and lab)
  • Best practices: clean-up, repositories


  • Patient, methodical, detail oriented
  • Interested in software/web careers
  • Basic computer skills and use of a laptop with internet access (must be brought to class)
  • Satisfactory completion of Albany Can Code online application process

An information session will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium for those who would like to learn more about this course.
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To apply: Applicants with an interest and motivation to work in the software field should apply online through Albany Can Code.

Location: Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus

Tuition: $400

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