QuickTest Pro Training Foundations

Course Description

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This 5 day comprehensive course covers both the basic and advanced usage of QuickTest Professional 11 to create automated test scripts.

During days 1-3, students will learn the basics of QuickTest Professional including use of the keyword view, creation of scripts through recording and enhancement of scripts with synchronization and checkpoints. QuickTest's management of objects using the Object Repository is covered in depth as are advanced techniques for modular and sustainable scripting such parameterization, reusable actions and writing custom checkpoints.

On days 4-5, students switch to QTP's Expert View and learn to use programming to enhance automated script functionality. Advanced concepts such as writing functions, error handling, descriptive programming and manipulating QTP through code are covered. Students will learn several techniques for using VB Script and maximizing QTP functionality.


5 day(s)


9 - 5 pm




Approximately 70% of the course is devoted to lab exercises.

Intended Audience

  • Quality Assurance Engineers
  • Technical Managers
  • Software Engineers
  • Customer Support Engineers
  • Anyone who needs to automate manual testing and verification processes using QTP


Knowledge of:
  • Windows
  • Web sites and browsers
  • Testing concepts
  • Some knowledge of programming concepts is helpful but not required for the latter part of the course


  • Record and Playback User Actions
    • How QuickTest Professional records user actions
    • How to record a test case
    • How to play back a test case and view the results
  • Object Recognition and Management
    • How QuickTest Professional recognizes application objects
    • Managing test objects Application Verification
  • How to add verification to a test Synchronization
    • What is test synchronization
    • Recognizing when to add synchronization to the test
  • Parameters and Data Driving
    • Why and how to parameterize and data drive the test
  • Using Multiple Actions in Tests
    • Separating a test into multiple actions
    • Reusing actions in multiple tests
  • Introduction to Expert View
    • Translating steps between Keyword View and Expert View
    • Adding steps in Expert View Writing Custom Verification Points
    • Adding custom application verification points in Expert View
  • Database Checkpoints
    • How to verify applications are storing data in the database correctly
  • Error Handling
      How to get your tests to handle errors that occur during a run
  • Descriptive Programming
    • What is descriptive programming
    • How to use descriptive programming
    • When to use descriptive programming
  • Procedures
    • Declaring subroutines and functions
    • Creating function libraries
    • Overriding and supplementing built-in test object functionality
  • Advanced Data Driving
    • Controlling test iterations through code
    • Manipulating the Data Table through code
    • Accessing test data stored in XML files