Java QA Automation Course


Duration of paid internship (5 days/week, 8 hours/day)
2,5 months
* The program provides the possibility of additional classes on Saturday, the final schedule will be sent to the applicants, who get enrolled in the program.

Course description

We developed the program for beginners who want to learn how to automate web and mobile applications from scratch.

What is this course about?

In this course, we will cover key concepts relevant to automated testing of web and mobile platforms, underlying techniques, and the use of Selenium WebDriver, Appium, Apache HTTP client as a framework for automating such applications in different layers.


Students will develop three projects during the course, based on which the judging committee will determine which graduates are selected for further study/internship.

The projects cover all the material that is learned during the previous modules and allow to consolidate the gained knowledge in practice.


Students must complete homework assignments and academic projects during the educational process, based on which the judging committee grades their practical skills, knowledge, and teamwork capabilities.


Serhii Podhorov
Serhii Podhorov
Lead QA Automation Engineer
Oleksandr Kramarenko
Oleksandr Kramarenko
QA Automation Engineer
Roman Drahunov
Roman Drahunov
QA Automation Engineer

Course structure

Intro. Toolkit setup. IDE/VCS

Intro. Toolkit setup. IDE/VCS

  • JDK, JRE, JVM, bytecode, compiling vs interpreting
    IDE: Idea
    VCS: Git, GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket
  • Creating git repos.
    Basic git flow: commit/push/fetch/pull
    Branches: merging, pull requests, tags

Java 101: hello world

  • Java Basic Syntax, comments, classes, methods, entry point, HelloWorld App
    Data types, sizes, static vs dynamic typing, min and max, default values
    Java command line
  • Maven, dependencies
    Compiling, running, testing from command line
  • Conditionals, ternary operator, switch (+break), readability switch vs if
    Iterations: for / while / do while
    Enums. Limited set of values. impossibility to represent incorrect values
  • Arrays, declarations
    Finding a value, sorting, copying, slicing
    Passing as a parameter, returning as a result
  • Strings. Basic operations
    Immutability, StringPool

Java OOP

  • OOP intro - split declaration, instantiation (object creation) and behavior
    Java modifiers: private, public, protected, package private
    Encapsulation, polymorphism, interfaces, nested classes
  • Object Equality
    Equals, hashcode, relations between them, Lombok
    Custom equality, know your data! Write proper hashcode

Java Exceptions

  • Exceptions
    Errors, Checked, Unchecked, try / catch / finally syntax
    How to deal, where to catch. try / catch with resources

Java collections

  • Collections, basic types, basic operations
    List, Set
    Generics idea, primitive wrappers, boxing / unboxing, Power and Limitations, Type erasure
  • Linked List
    Stack, Queue
  • Set, Map, unique, absence of ordering, common behavior
    Common usecases
    Iteration over Set and Map
  • Comparator / Comparable
    Iterator / Iterable
    Sorting with custom comparator

Streams and Functions

  • Streams
    Combining, Splitterator
  • lambda syntax, method reference, constructor reference
    Functional Interfaces, high-order functions
    Optional type

Java misc: IO, working with date&time, annotations

  • Java reflection, annotations
    Custom annotation writing and processing
    Complexity & caveats
  • Input / Output Streams, Readers, Writers
    File operations. Reading/Writing files
  • Java8 DataTIme API
    Instant, LocalDataTime
    Parsing, formatting

Back-end (API) Automation Testing

  • HTTP Server, URL, URI, Request, Response, Lifecycle
  • REST principles
  • HTTP Methods and response codes
  • Java http clients (RestAssured, HttpApacheClient)
  • Serialization and deserialization
  • Data Transfer Objects
  • Results validation

UI Automation Testing

  • HTML Basics, DOM, web elements
  • Selenium WebDriver
  • PageObject pattern
  • Selenide framework
  • TestNG framework
  • Docker and Selenoid
  • Parallelization

Mobile Automation Testing

  • Mobile overview:

- android/ios, development mode

- emulator/simulator

  • Appium driver

- what is, adb

- layers for ios/android

- Desired capabilities

- Bonus: How about appium selenide?

  • Appium driver II

- Run appium session

- Finding elements with uiAuto2/appium

- Position and visibility element on page

- Locators: types, performance, accessibility, finding

- Bonus: Pain and suffering during connection with real ios device

  • Mobile hello world test!

- Setup and start appium from the code

- Basic interactions with application

- Manage pages with page manager class, PageProducer pattern

- Bonus: Two words about BDD. To BDD or not to BDD?

  • Common workarounds, tips and tricks

- Layers overlapping

- How about parallel runs?

- Explicit and implicit waits, difference between appium and selenium

What will you learn in this course?

  • Basic Java concepts and designs
  • How to install, create, and set up multiple testing projects
  • Key concepts regarding software testing and Test automation
  • Web Automation and Elements Interaction with Selenium WebDriver
  • Selenide for simple and effective tests
  • How to implement page objects design pattern Parallelization testing using Selenoid (Moon)
  • API testing using HTTP client libraries
  • Native app testing (Android / IOS)
  • Behavior Driver Development
  • Introduction to Docker
  • Continuous integration using Gitlab and how to set up testing pipeline
  • Tips and tricks from the experts in the automation field
  • Create Test Summary Reports using Advanced Reporting Tools
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