Unified Functional Testing Training—GUI Foundations (UFT)

Course Description

Why choose ALPI for Unified Functional Testing GUI 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 course covers the usage of UFT to automate functional test scripts. Attendees will learn software testing automation concepts and techniques to enable them to take advantage of the UFT functionality to create a regression suite of tests. This course also covers the usage of MF UFT programming features to enhance automated test script functionality.

There is a large emphasis on hands on use of the tool and each lesson is reinforced with exercises and review.

This course is available with an optional certification exam in order to attain the ATP Certification. See prerequisites, below.


5 day(s)


9 - 5 ET




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

Intended Audience

The target audience for this course includes:
  • Quality Assurance Engineers
  • Technical Managers
  • Software Engineers
  • Customer Support Engineers
  • Anyone who needs to automate manual testing and verification processes using UFT-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
This course should be taken if you plan to take the optional ATP Certification Exam. If you wish to take the certification exam please select ATP Certification Exam along with your class registration.


Course Outline

Record and Playback User Actions

  • How UFT 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 UFT recognizes application objects
  • Managing test objects
  • Using shared object repositories
  • Insight – Image-Based Object Identification

Application Verification

  • How to add verification to a test
  • Adding Checkpoints in web and windows applications


  • 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

Debugging tests

  • Using the Debug viewer and breakpoints
  • Techniques for debugging test scripts.

Database Checkpoints

  • How to verify applications are storing data in the database correctly

Error Handling

  • Using optional steps
  • Using VBScript to code error handlers

Descriptive Programming

  • What is descriptive programming
  • How to use descriptive programming
  • When to use descriptive programming


  • 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

Advanced Debugging

  • Advanced features of the debug viewer
  • Advanced debugging techniques