STPCon Fall 2018 Conference and Certification Courses in Arlington, VA, October 21-25, 2018

$1,495.00

The Software Test Professionals Conference is the leading event where test leadership, management and strategy converge. The hottest topics in the industry are covered including agile testing, performance testing, test automation, mobile application testing, and test team leadership and management. Attending this conference will help you meet your professional career goals and give you the opportunity to improve your software testing techniques; find the latest tools; discover emerging trends; develop new or improve existing processes; network and gather with other high-level professionals; and gain industry insight you won’t find anywhere else.

Registration information will be given to STPCon officials.

When: October 21-23, 2018
Where: Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
900 South Orme Street
Arlington, Virginia, California 22204
United States
+1.703.521.1900 (Hotel)
+1.800.325.3535 (Reservations – Reference: Software Test Professionals Conference)
Note: This hotel provides airport shuttle service to/from Regan National Airport (DCA). See the Sheraton Transportation Guide for more details.

ISTQB Test Engineering Foundation

The Foundation Level Test course, created by Rex Black, past President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), past President of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB), Project Manager and Technical Editor for ISTQB Foundation Syllabus 2018, Chair of the Agile Working Group, and co-author of over ten other ISTQB syllabi, this course is ideal for testers and test teams preparing for certification.

This course provides testers, developers, test engineers, test analysts, SDETs/SETs, DevQAers, DevTesters, and test managers with the essential ideas, processes, tools, and skills they need to apply fundamental testing best practices. This hands-on course covers the major test techniques with lecture and exercises.  

The objectives of the course are as follows:

  • Review the major test design techniques with lecture and exercises
  • Methodology behind a successful testing program and covers a wide range of issues, from those related to the individual tester to those related to the testing department as a whole
  • The testing process is presented, both through theory and hands-on exercises that follow an example project, including the difficult tasks of tracking and presenting tests results
  • Creation of a test environment and test automation is also covered, along with system development lifecycles and how they affect testing

Purchase of the course tuition includes:

  • Complimentary access to the RBCS e-learning course
  • Instructor-led four-day course
  • A set of approximately 400 PowerPoint slides covering the topics to be addressed
  • NEW!! A downloadable copy of the complete note set. Download the materials to a PC or mobile device. There is no expiration date on access to this valuable resource as they will be downloadable. Digital rights management and intellectual property rights are protected by some limitations such as the inability to share the file with others. Further, while the materials can be printed, each page includes a prominent watermark, with the exception of the pages in the ISTQB Syllabus and Glossary.
  • Four sample Foundation Level mock exams to provide a review of the Foundation Level exam
  • ISTQB Foundation Level Syllabus
  • The latest glossary of terms used in Software Testing produced by members of the ISTQB
  • Standards for Software Testing
  • Test Engineering Foundation Sample Exam Questions embedded throughout course
  • Exercise solutions
  • Project Source Documents for Course Exercises
  • Add-on shipment option of printed copies of supplemental textbook, "Foundations of Software Testing: ISTQB Certification"
  • The certification exam fee. Attendees can take exam onsite (at STPCon’s ASTQB Testing Center 10/24 or 10/25 at 10am) or at a later time at testing center via voucher.
  • Course completion certificate (often used for employer reimbursement)

This course was accredited by the ASTQB August 2018. This course follows the ISTQB Foundation Level Syllabus 2018.

ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester 

The ISTQB Agile Tester Foundation Level Test course, created by Rex Black, past President of the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB), past President of the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB), Chair of the ISTQB Agile Tester Working Group, and co-author of the ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester Syllabus, is ideal for testers and test teams preparing for certification. 

This hands-on course provides testers and test managers with an understanding of the fundamentals of testing on agile projects. 

The objectives of the course are as follows:

  • Collaborate in an agile team, being familiar with agile principles and practices
  • Adapt existing testing experience, knowledge, and best practices to agile projects
  • Support the agile team in planning test-related activities
  • Apply relevant test methods and techniques
  • Assist in test automation
  • Help business stakeholders define understandable and testable user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Collaborate and share information with other team members
  • Work effectively within an agile team and environment

Purchase of the course tuition includes:

  • Instructor-led two-day course
  • A set of approximately 200 PowerPoint slides covering the topics to be addressed
  • NEW!! A downloadable copy of the complete note set. Download the materials to a PC or mobile device. There is no expiration date on access to this valuable resource as they will be downloadable. Digital rights management and intellectual property rights are protected by some limitations such as the inability to share the file with others. Further, while the materials can be printed, each page includes a prominent watermark, with the exception of the pages in the ISTQB Syllabus and Glossary.
  • A mock exam to provide a review of the Foundation Level exam
  • Agile Tester Foundation Sample Exam Questions embedded throughout course
  • Exercise solutions
  • A mock exam to assess readiness for the ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester exam
  • Project Source Documents for Course Exercises
  • Course completion certificate (often used for employer reimbursement)

The exam is not administered at the course. The exam fee is not included with the tuition. An electronic exam voucher valid for one year is priced separately and is available as an optional purchase. Current rules require that individuals sitting for the ISTQB Agile Tester Foundation Level Extension exam must be CTFL certified.

This course was accredited by the ASTQB July 2014. The course follows the ISTQB Foundation Level Extension Agile Tester Syllabus 2014

Selenium Tester Foundation

The Selenium Foundation is a practical training course aimed at test professionals who desire a basic understanding of Selenium WebDriver for creating web application tests.  Participants will learn about factors to consider when deciding to automate testing as well as specific techniques for navigation, interacting with GUI elements, logging, reporting, and more.  Upon the successful completion of the course, a participant will be able to create and run Selenium WebDriver tests without supervision.

This is a three day course with time for the exam on the third day.  It consists of equal parts lecture/ demonstrations and hands-on exercises. The certification exam is a 60 minute, 40 question, multiple-choice exam.  Successful completion of the training course, as well as passing the exam, are required to attain the Selenium Foundation certification.

By the end of the course, attendee should be able to:

  • Correctly apply test automation principles to build a maintainable test automation solution
  • Be able to choose and implement correct test automation tools
  • Be able to implement Selenium WebDriver scripts that execute functional web application tests
  • Be able to implement maintainable scripts

This course is ideal for automators and those who want to learn automation using the Selenium WebDriver toolset.  While this course is accessible to anyone wanting to acquire a basic, hands-on knowledge of Selenium, the main audiences are:

  • People with no test automation experience who are starting to automate in Selenium (or who want to get a job doing that)
  • People with some GUI test automation experience who are new to Selenium or starting to automate in Selenium (or who want to get a job doing that)
  • People with some non-GUI test automation experience who are new to Selenium and starting to automate in Selenium (or who want to get a job doing that)

Attendees should have general knowledge of basic programming and some knowledge of Python.
Purchase of course tuition includes:

  • Instructor-led three-day course
  • A set of approximately 300 PowerPoint slides covering the topics to be 
  • A downloadable copy of the complete note set. Download the materials to a PC or mobile device. There is no expiration date on access to this valuable resource as they will be downloadable. Digital rights management and intellectual property rights are protected by some limitations such as the inability to share the file with others. Further, while the materials can be printed, each page includes a prominent watermark.
  • Selenium Tester Foundation Sample Exam Questions embedded throughout course.
  • Exercise materials and solutions
  • Selenium Foundation Mock Exam
  • The certification exam fee. Attendees will be provided an iSQI Exam Voucher so that they may schedule their exam at a Pearson Vue Testing Center
  • Course completion certificate (often used for employer reimbursement)

There are no cancellations or registration transfers to another date within 30 dates prior to the start of the course. You will be held responsible for 100% of the tuition if you cancel your registration within that time period. If the course is canceled by RBCS you will received a 100% refund or, upon your request, your tuition can be moved to another course. 

 

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