There are many kinds of tests, depending on application type and customer environment. But generally, tests can be simplified into unit, acceptance and exploration tests. Unit test automation had been discussed in the Devops Build Management course. If any test is run only once, there is no need for automation, however that is often not the case. This course gives insights in automation of different test types and what is needed to enable the process. The students get insights in standards needed and test ownerships. The course also provides competency to evaluate where to start and in which order to automate testing.

Agenda (half day)

  1. Background, process and principles
  2. Standardization and quality
  3. Tools and frameworks
  4. Automation
    1. Acceptance criteria
    2. Test layer
    3. Application
  5. Different test types
Commit StageAcceptance StageManual Test StageRelease Stage
  • Compile
  • Commit unit tests
  • Assemble
  • Code analysis
  • Build installation scripts
  • Update artifact repository
  • Automated deployments
  • Environment configuration
  • Executable deployment
  • Self-service deployment
  • Smoke tests
  • Acceptance tests
  • Update artifact repository
  • Triggering
  • Environment on demand
  • Deployment teams and processes
  • Happy paths
  • Release automation
  • Hand offs
  • Rollbacks
  • Emergency fix
  • Blue-green deployment
  • Canary releases

Additional Information

AudienceManagement, Business, Expert
Business analysts, business requirements specialists, IT project management, agile and lean people, IT Architects, administrators and engineers, development, testing and deployment team members, operations and support organizations, managed services.
PrerequisitesDevOps Overview and DevOps Teamwork or similar practical skills
  • Understand different standards and test types and how to use them in a deployment pipeline.
  • Understand the enablers of proper testing and automation.
  • Have the tools and criteria to assess which tests to automate and which tests not to automate.
  • Understand how to standardise defect causes.
  • Understands test ownership.
  • Understands how to automate acceptance tests like integration, smoke and capacity tests.
Duration½ day
Course AuthorPekka Barck
TrainerCourses are taught by Pekka Barck and/or his hand-picked team of highly skilled instructors.
Delivery MethodOnline, in-person at AlphaZetta Academy locations or on-premise for corporate groups

Our online courses run as live online meetings using Zoom for the video meeting part and Microsoft virtual computers for the practical components. The benefit of having a live trainer for online training is you can ask questions, obtain mentoring from the trainer and interact with classmates.

Course participants will require the following technologies and online accounts. Please check that your setup satisfies these requirements:

  • Course participants will require the following technologies and online accounts:
  • Reliable computer (Windows, Mac or Linux)
  • Webcam (to help facilitate the mentoring aspect of our training)
  • Reliable internet access
  • A quiet space
  • Zoom video conferencing software and Zoom account (register and pre-install the software at
  • Microsoft account in order to access the virtual lab PCs (Existing or new account. There’s nothing to be installed, you just need an account to sign-in with.)

Meals and refreshments

Face-to-face courses: Catered morning tea and lunch are provided on both days of the course. Please notify us at least a week ahead if you have any special dietary requirements.


Use to email us any questions about the course, including requests for more detail, or for specific content you would like to see covered, or queries regarding prerequisites and suitability.
If you would like to attend but for any reason cannot, please also let us know.


Course material may vary from advertised due to demands and learning pace of attendees. Additional material may be presented, along with or in place of advertised.

Cancellations and refunds

You can get a full refund if you cancel 14 days or more before the course starts. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 14 days before the course starts.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Do I need to bring my own computer?
This is dependent on the venue. Please check the course event page.

Why do I need to provide a shipping address?
For online courses, we need an address to send you the course notes that you need for the course.


Face to face public courses: early bird pricing is available until 2 weeks prior. Group discounts: 5% for 2–4 people, 10% for 5–6 people, 15% for 7–8 people, and 20% for 9 or more people. Discounts are calculated during checkout.

Online public courses: available at a 25% off the face-to-face courses as a special introductory price. to groups or to individuals who want to follow a curriculum program and attend multiple courses:

  • 2-4 courses/attendees 10% off
  • 5+ courses/attendees 20% off

Hurry as bookings will close 1 week before each course. Group discounts are calculated during checkout on individual courses. Individuals can book multiple courses at a discount – please enquire.

Course Booking Terms and Conditions

Private and Corporate Training

In addition to our public seminars, workshops and courses, AlphaZetta Academy can provide this training for your organisation in a private setting at your location or ours, or online. Please enquire to discuss your needs.

Scheduled Public Courses

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Private and Corporate Training

In addition to our public seminars, workshops and courses, AlphaZetta Academy can provide this training for your organisation in a private setting at your location or ours, or online. Please enquire to discuss your needs.

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