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Certified Agile Testing and Automation

Join NextUp’s three-day Certified Agile Testing and Automation (CATA) course to learn how to internalize the Agile mindset and develop higher quality products. You will understand how business, development, and testing interact in an Agile environment, as well as key test engineering techniques.

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Organizations are increasingly turning to Agile to produce higher quality products and see return on investment more quickly. In this new environment, testers have a crucial role on the Agile team from day one of the project but often lack the knowledge they need to be successful. With NextUp’s three-day CATA course, you will understand how business, development, and testing interact in an Agile environment, as well as key test engineering techniques.


Students will receive two certifications from the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile): Agile Testing Certified Professional (ICP- TST) and Agile Test Automation Certified Professional (ICP-ATA). These two certifications are part of the ICAgile Agile Testing track and provide professional recognition of thorough knowledge in testing and test automation techniques and practices.

Who Should Attend

Our CATA training is ideal for professionals in a software development environment. This includes testers, developers, analysts, engineers, and Agile practitioners interested in testing best practices. No coding experience is necessary to benefit from CATA training, though some knowledge or experience with Agile principles is helpful.

What’s In Agile Testing Training for You:

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The average annual Agile tester salary is $92,969 according to ZipRecruiter.

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Typical job titles include Agile tester, test manager, lead software developer, and more.

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Claim 24 Scrum Alliance Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

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Claim 21 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units (PDUs).

What You’ll Learn

In this hands-on course, you will learn through experience using methods such as group and individual exercises and class discussion. You’ll walk away from the class with practical knowledge you can implement the day you return to work. Key concepts include:

  • An Introduction to Agile and Scrum practices
  • Introduction to testing quadrants, strategy, and automation
  • Types of tests including functional tests, unit tests, and exploratory tests, as well as techniques for each test type
  • How to create a test automation strategy from an Agile tester’s perspective
  • Determining which tests are better suited for automation or manual execution
  • Defect tracking and metrics
  • Working as a tester on a distributed team

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Also Included in the Agile Testing Course:

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Two highly respected certifications from ICAgile

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Digital copies of all class materials and templates

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Dedicated customer support and scheduling flexibility

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Access to NextUp’s original content like blogs and webinars as well as trainer office hours