New Pluralsight course: Microsoft Test Manager 2012

My Pluralsight course on Microsoft Test Manager 2012 is now live!  The course takes you through Microsoft Test Manager, which is a tool primarily used by software testers to perform system testing by creating, managing, and executing test cases. 

The course takes you through the steps needed to:

  • Configure MTM to gather diagnostic data while you run your test cases
  • Setting up test plans, test suites, and test cases
  • Execute scripted test cases
  • Exploratory tests
  • Create action recordings to automate test runs with manual validation
  • Use parameter binding to streamline data-entry during testing
  • Coded UI Tests to achieve full automation
  • Create bugs in TFS and include diagnostic data
  • Tester-developer interaction (From MTM and Visual Studio)
  • Introduce Lab Management into your testing workflow

During this course, I used John Papa’s SPA Jumpstart Code Camper application as my test subject.  I coded some bugs into the application and showed how MTM can help you uncover those bugs and submit them to the development team with all the data needed to diagnose and fix the bug.  Once the code is fixed, it is deployed as part of an automated build and the code is then available for verification with MTM.  By using action recordings at first and then full automation, you are able to easily go through the steps that found the bug.  I’m really grateful to John for letting me use his sample application on this course.  If you want to learn more about SPA (Single Page Applications), check out his course here.

This is a great course whether you are just getting started with Microsoft Test Manager or you are an experienced user looking to get the most out of the tool.

You can check it out here.

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