Continuous Testing Foundation (CTF)℠

This comprehensive course addresses testing in a DevOps environment and covers concepts such as the active use of test automation, testing earlier in the development cycle, and instilling testing skills in developers, quality assurance, security, and operational teams.

The course is relevant for every modern IT professional involved in defining or deploying a DevOps testing strategy for their organization, as test engineering is the backbone of DevOps and the primary key for successful DevOps pipeline to support digital transformation.

Actionable and exciting exercises will be used to apply the concepts covered in the course and sample documents, templates, tools, and techniques will be provided to leverage after the class.

This certification positions learners to successfully complete the Continuous Testing Foundation exam. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The learning objectives for CTF include a practical understanding of:

  • The purpose, benefits, concepts, and vocabulary of DevOps testing
  • How DevOps testing differs from other types of testing
  • DevOps testing strategies, test management, and results analysis
  • Strategies for selecting test tools and implementing test automation
  • Integration of DevOps testing into Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery workflows
  • How DevOps testers fit with a DevOps culture, organization, and roles

AUDIENCE

The target audience for the Continuous Testing Foundation course is anyone involved in defining a DevOps Testing strategy, such as:

  • Delivery Staff
  • DevOps Engineers
  • IT Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Lab Staff
  • Maintenance and Support Staff
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Quality Assurance Teams
  • Release Managers
  • Testers
  • Software Engineers

 PREREQUISITES

An understanding and knowledge of common DevOps terminology and concepts and related work experience are recommended.

    • Course Objectives and Modules, Logistics
    • What is DevOps Testing and its Business Benefits?
    • Relation of DevOps testing to other test methodologies
    • DevOps testing best practices
      • DevOps Testing Terminology
      • Culture changes
      • Organization changes
      • Process and team friction
      • Motivation strategies
      • Measuring Success
      • Continuous Evolution
      • Troubleshooting
    • What is the DevOps pipeline?
      • DevOps Testing on the pipeline
      • Test strategy choices
      • Pre-Flight strategies
      • Continuous Integration Testing
      • System, Delivery and Customer Testing
      • Test Environments
      • Lab Management
      • Topology orchestration
    • Test Automation Frameworks
      • Test Tools
      • Selection criterion
      • Automated metrics
      • Key concepts
    • Test Case Best Practices & Design Exercise
    • Test Suite Best Practices & Design Exercise
    • Principles of DevOps Management
    • DevOps Test Management Metrics
    • DevOps Management Tools
    • DevOps Test Results Analysis
    • Integrating DevOps Results Analysis
    • Test Management Exercise
    • Fictitious Product Test Requirements
    • Individual Exercise
    • Class discussion
    • Exam Preparation
  • Successfully passing (65%) the 60-minute examination, consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, leads to the candidate’s designation as Continuous Testing Foundation (CTF) certified. The certification is governed and maintained by the DevOps Institute.

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