Review – Automated Web Testing with Selenium and C# Video Course

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Automated Web Testing with Selenium and C#

As I wrote in my previous Selenium course review, I'm currently reviewing courses for my company that I think will help other teams learn test automation using Selenium. Since I often receive emails asking for course recommendations, I thought it might also be helpful to share this info with my loyal blog readers. Here is the second course that I have reviewed and recommended.

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I finished the Pluralsight course Automated Web Testing with Selenium online video training course and wanted to give you a quick review of what I found.

Company:
Pluralsight

Course name:
Automated Web Testing with Selenium

Instructor:
John Sonmez

Course Overview

This is a fast-paced course that covers what a typical automation engineer would need to know to get started with Selenium using Visual Studio and C#.


Course Detail

The course is broken into six main modules that cover:

  • Selenium Overview
  • Selenium IDE
  • Webdriver basics
  • Advanced Webdriver
  • Selenium Grid
  • Building a Framework

The total course duration is 3 ½ hours and is made up of 76 small videos.

My Experience:

I really enjoyed this course. It was quicker than the Udemy course (Selenium WebDriver Basics with Java) that I reviewed earlier and is a little more polished. It took me about a week to complete, working one or two hours each night. The instructor's examples were very clear and easy to follow.  I was able to follow along quite easily, and never felt like the author was leaving anything out. I feel that someone would be able to complete this course much quicker than the Udemy one and get almost as much value out of it.

Recommendation

Since this course focused on C# and not Java it didn't cover certain things, — jUnit and Maven, for instance — that the team I'm working with now uses. Although the concepts are very similar, the syntax on how to do things in Selenium is different in C# compared to Java; so if, say, an engineer was trying to follow along using Java, he or she might become a little lost.

That being said, if I were developing a .Net automation framework using C#, this course is an excellent choice. I really liked the automation framework rules that author goes over near the end of the course for how a framework should be designed. The author also gives a nice explanation on how Selenium is able to work with different language bindings using REST. Best of all, John shows key principles on how to design a reusable automation framework that I think will help all of your team members( including less technical people) be more productive in their efforts.

Ultimately, the way I like to judge something is by asking myself whether I would be willing to pay for it out of my own pocket — and based on this course I can say that if my company doesn't obtain a license for Pluralsight, I just may buy my own personal license ($299.00 annually) to order to gain access to all their other training courses.

There is also another course Creating an Automated Testing Framework with Selenium by the same instructor that does a deep dive on how to create an automated framework that I have not checkout yet. So stay tuned with my review of that once I finish it.

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Ganesh - January 6, 2015

Dear sir,
if you have selenium videos of C# Web driver , Please send me link of the this videos.
i want learn this tool.
please sir if you have any material send me on mail id.

Thanks & Regars,
Mr. Ganesh satav.

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qba - April 20, 2016

Framework to automate tests using Selenium WebDriver in C#
https://github.com/ObjectivityBSS/Test.Automation

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