Business Process Testing Training Foundations

Course Description

Why choose ALPI for Business Process Testing training?
  • We use certified live instructors in both our in-person and virtual classes so you can ask questions and get answers right away.
  • We focus on real-world examples.
  • We teach using interactive, hands-on exercises.
  • This ALPI course is eligible for a free refresher guarantee so you can re-take the course within 4 months at no additional charge. Contact us for information about this unique benefit that gives you peace of mind.

This 3 day course gives students an in-depth understanding of how to create and use BPT components and tests using both QuickTest Professional and Quality Center ALM. You will also learn how to create and manage BPT application areas, object repositories, keywords, functions and scripted components. Best practices for the implementation of BPT automation are stressed throughout the course. All topics are supported by hands-on exercises designed to provide you with the ability to successfully automate using the BPT methodology. There is a large emphasis on hands on use of the tool and each lesson is reinforced with exercises and review.


3 day(s)


9 - 5 pm




Approximately 70% of the class is devoted to lab exercises

Intended Audience

The target audience for this course includes:
  • Quality assurance engineers
  • Testers and test automators
  • Business analysts


Working Knowledge of:
  • Windows
  • Software Testing Concepts
  • Familiarity with Quality Center concepts and terminology
  • Experience with Quick Test Professional



    Introduction to Business Process Testing
    • Course overview
    • Introduction to Business Process Testing

    The Business Process Testing Methodology
    • Overview of the Business Process Testing automation workflow
    • Examination of the roles and responsibilities involved in Business Process Testing

    Working with Business Components
    • Create and define business components
    • Add input and output parameters to components
    • Convert manual tests to components

    Creating Manual Business Process Tests
    • Organize business process tests in the Test Plan module
    • Use components to create business process tests
    • Interpret business process tests statuses

    Enhancing Manual Business Process Tests
    • Iterate components
    • Set up and iterate components into components groups
    • Create flows and use them in business process tests

    Running Manual Business Process Tests
    • Evaluate run-time data for tests
    • Run the Business Process Test manually from the Test Plan module using HP Sprinter
    • Submit a defect
    • View run results

    Configuring for Automation
    • Understand the role of ALM in automating BPTs
    • Describe the role of QuickTest Professional in automating BPTs
    • Describe the steps for configuration for BPT automation
    • Describe the automated test execution architecture for BPT

    Building the Automation Foundation: Application Areas
    • Understand the role of the automation foundation in automating Business Process Tests
    • Create an application area
    • Add associated files
    • Implement application areas according to the recommended task flow

    Building the Automation Foundation: Resources
    • Create and configure an object repository
    • Assemble a function library
    • Create a custom function
    • Associate a function with a keyword
    • Associate a keyword with an object class

    Creating Automated Keyword-Driven Components
    • Convert a manual component to an automated component
    • Associate an application area with the component
    • Add automated keyword steps to the component

    Created Scripted Components
    • Select when to use scripted components
    • Describe the similarities & differences between scripted & keyword-automated components
    • Create a scripted component
    • Convert a keyword-automated to a scripted component

    Course Summary
    • Review
    • Resources