Trainer: Bas Dijkstra
In modern software solutions, APIs are the glue between individual components and systems, essentially connecting the world.
Knowing how to approach testing APIs and API-driven systems is an indispensable skill for any modern software tester.
Unfortunately, a lot of teams often rely on writing inefficient tests through the graphical user interface when they would be better off leveraging APIs for their testing purposes, simply because they do not know where to start.
Our 'API Testing and Automation' course is designed to teach you not only how to explore, test and write automation for individuals APIs, but also how to use them to your advantage in designing, writing and executing integration and end-to-end tests more efficiently.
Through many hands-on exercises, you'll gain experience with a number of industry-standard API testing and automation tools, as well as get a deep understanding of how these fit into your overall software testing and automation strategy.
Yes. An invoice detailing the instalment terms will be sent to you after you register for this course.
We try to accommodate everyone’s schedule, however, the course generally runs from 3pm to 6:30pm on weekdays.
Ad hoc sessions with the instructor can also be booked by arrangement.
Some prior exposure to an object-oriented programming language is required. Inspired Testing offers an Introduction to Programming course (LINK) that is an excellent preparation to this course.
You do not need any special equipment, however, an external mouse and a second screen will be helpful.
This course only uses freely available and open source software, so no additional investment is required. Detailed instructions for installing this software and preparing your system for the course will be sent to you well in advance.
Yes, each session is recorded and made available to you afterwards. If you have a problem with you being recorded, we can make arrangements so that everybody is comfortable to attend and participate in the course.
Practical exercises are a big part of this course, both during the sessions as well as take-home exercises in between sessions. At the end of the course, you will be required to complete a capstone assignment which assesses your grasp of everything that has been covered in the sessions. No theory questions will be asked.
Yes, indeed this is the intention. Our trainers are not only excellent practitioners in their field, they also have extensive experience in transferring their experience and knowledge to others in a pleasant and comfortable manner. They also enjoy sharing many amusing and illuminating anecdotes from their careers to-date.
The course covers both low-code API testing tools (Postman) as well as API testing libraries in code. Depending on the language used in the course, this can be REST Assured (Java), RestSharp (C#), requests (Python), or another library if that better fits the learning requirements. You will also be using API mocking libraries such as WireMock (for Java) or responses (for Python) and consumer-driven contract testing tools (Pact) extensively in this course.
The Inspired Testing Academy offers a range of courses that cover everything a modern tester, test automation engineer or software developer needs to know about testing and test automation. Feel free to have a look here to browse our course catalogue.