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Cypress Introduction

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Course Overview

Introductory course covering essential concepts for using Cypress, focussing on developing reliable automated GUI tests for Web, and applies to any platform (Windows, Mac, Linux).

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Live online training course (Instructor-Led), delivered over 4 sessions of approximately 3.5 hours each. You will be provided a workbook for the course and homework exercises between sessions.

Sessions are recorded so you can review what you have learned at a later date

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Entry Requirements



There is no exam requirement for this course.

Course Objectives

Introductory course covering essential concepts for using Cypress, focussing on developing reliable automated GUI tests for Web, and applies to any platform (Windows, Mac, Linux).

Syllabus – Key points

What is Cypress, Pros & Cons of Cypress, Supported Browsers, Help References

JavaScript (Optional)
History & Terms, Executing JavaScript in the Console, Syntax Basics, Objects, String Functions, Functions, Loops

Visual Studio Code IDE
IDE Requirements, NodeJS, Installing & configuring VS Code, First Script

Cypress Setup
package.json & npm, Installing Cypress, Cypress VS Code Extensions, The Test Runner, Debugging, Cypress Folder Structure (Scaffolding)

Locators & Actions
Chrome Development Tools, Using ID, Class & CSS, Selocity, The Test Runner Locator Playground, cy.get() & .contains(), Chaining Locators, Using .within(), Common Actions, Action Options, Writing to the Log & Screenshots

Introduction to HTML & Web Page Anatomy
CSS Notation

Waiting for Elements to appear, Local Timeouts, Test Spec Timeout, Global Timeout Config, CLI Parameters for Timeouts, Wait

What is Mocha?, Spec Structure, Enabling/Disabling Tests, Hooks, Mocha Snippets for VS Code

Chai Styles, Implicit Asserts, Regular Expressions, Explicit Asserts, When NOT to Assert

Custom Commands & Function Libraries
Adding Cypress Commands
Function Libraries

Using Hooks to load Fixture Test Data
Environment Variables

Handling Alerts, capturing Alert messages

Command Line Interface (CLI)
Using npx & npm aliases
CLI parameters

Setting up & using the Dashboard

Continuous Integration
Setting up pipelines in Azure DevOps (ADO)
JUnit reports

Browser Navigation, Viewport, Window Objects, URL Information, Invoking JavaScript functions from the page, Cookies, Handling Web Tables, Page Object Model (POM), API Testing, GitHub Actions

Using the new Recording feature in Cypress


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Frequently asked questions

A Pearson VUE exam voucher enables you to book and sit your exam at your local Pearson VUE testing centre at a time and date convenient to you.  Pearson VUE centres are worldwide, and you will be able to choose the closest testing centre to you. You then go along to the test centre with your photo ID at the specified date and time and you will then take an electronic exam. Your exam voucher will have an expiration date and your exam must be sat before this date as these vouchers cannot be extended.