Assuring Quality Using Azure Test Plans

Azure DevOps provides a set of cloud-hosted tools that software teams can use as an end-to-end
solution to plan, develop, test, and deliver value in the form of working software. Azure Test Plans
enable a team to plan, track, and assess quality throughout the entire development effort. This one day course will demonstrate how an agile team can configure and use Azure Test Plans to effectively assure quality in web and desktop applications. To maximize learning, students will work in teams, in a common team project, on a common case study.

Who should take this class?

This course is appropriate for all members of a software development team, especially those who are actively involved in defining, assuring, and increasing the overall quality of their software products. This course will also provide value for individuals outside the development team (managers, Scrum Masters, coaches, and other stakeholders) who want hands-on exposure to the capabilities of Azure Test Plans.

Course content

This course contains several modules, progressively explaining how to use Azure Test Plans to plan, track, and manage the software product testing effort.


Defining and maintaining quality

Acceptance criteria and acceptance testing

Azure DevOps Services overview

Azure Boards overview

Configuring a team project for testing

Planning and running tests during a sprint

Charts, reports, and notifications

Extending Azure Test Plans



Test case management

Creating test plans and test suites

Creating and using configurations

Creating and managing test cases

Using parameters and shared steps

Importing and exporting test artifacts



Azure Test Runner

Testing a web application

Testing multiple times with different data

Capturing screenshots and video

Reporting a bug during testing

Viewing and charting a test run

Exploratory testing overview

Performing exploratory testing

Creating a test case while exploring

Using Azure Test Runner to test a desktop app

Regression testing