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Visual Studio 2012 Test & Lab Management Deep Dive

This course aims to provide hands–on familiarisation with the Test and Lab Management features of Microsoft Visual Studio 2012. At the end of the course, students will have an understanding of how to execute test suites remotely, use predefined Coded UI scripts as part of manual testing, take advantage of the virtualisation and design custom reports to measure their progress.

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for testers and developers who want to experience the capabilities of using Visual Studio in the entire Application Lifecycle Management and how they are supported and enhanced by the use of lab management capabilities

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Learning Objectives

On completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Use the Microsoft Feedback Client
  • Understand Storyboarding
  • Execute a test cycle from start to end
  • Explain Visual Studio’s bug cycles
  • Use the Test Impact data diagnostic adapter
  • Understand the other data diagnostic adapters
  • Understand Advanced automated test settings
  • Create custom reports with Excel
  • Demonstrate basic experience using Lab Management (Virtualisation)



Attendees should have attended the course “Introduction to Microsoft Test Manager 2012”.

Course Content

Course Outline

This one day instructor-led course covers the following:

  • Architectural overview of Microsoft Team Foundation Studio
    • What are the key components
    • Introducing the Tools Activity in Test Manager
  • Build Integration
    • Test Impact Adapter
    • Build, Deploy and Test Team Explorer
  • Metrics
    • Tracking your progress
    • Queries and CUBE reporting with Excel
    • Understanding SharePoint Dashboards
    • Introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services
    • Virtual test machines
  • Understanding and using preconfigured virtual environments
    • Executing tests on a virtual machine
    • Controllers and Agents
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