Intro: Getting Started

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Kathryn: Hi everyone and thank you for joining us for the Tricentis qTest trial course.

So this session is for you. If you are looking for a more effective way to plan, manage, execute and track your testing. For example, if you're still on spreadsheets or using some other internal with you to track your tests, this is a great tool and of course, for you to go through. If you need to drive some closer collaboration between development teams at QA and test the requirements and defects you might be tracking.

Also, a great course for you if you're looking for ways to get more value out of the test automation investments you've already made. Maybe you've got a lot of open-source tools or other purchases that you've made for test automation and looking for a way to just get more mileage and value out of that. And if you need some more powerful reporting analytics on the testing that you're already running, whether you've got a lot of KPIs across a larger org or just need some real-time insights into what's going on.

This is going to be a great course in the next hour for you. So by this time, hopefully, you're a little familiar with what Tricentis qTest is. It is a test management solution that will help you with all of those things and all of those needs that you're going through. You can centrally manage all of your test plans in one place, giving you support for waterfall and agile development and testing methods or any hybrid methodology. It will help you scale and orchestrate your automated testing and give you some of those real-time insights you might be looking for as well.

So qTest is actually made up of a few different modules. The heart of it is really going to be qTest manager, which is where your core test case management for planning, tracking, doing some of your execution, and some initial reporting will live. In this course today, we will also go through Launch, Pulse, and Insights, which are different application modules with the feed into manager. And this helps you manage and centralize your automation, manage your DevOps workflows and work with analytics and reporting tools as well.

While we won't cover it today, we also help you manage manual test data manager exploratory testing and give you a Jira plugin for behavior-driven development.

So what can you expect in the next 60 minutes? My colleagues Andrey and Simon will walk through the course today, and we'll start with Manager and Test Case Management.

After that, we'll pass things over to Simon and he'll go over managing test automation and some of the DevOps workflows. With both Launch and Pulse.

Then we'll head back and check back in with Andrey, so he can walk you through analytics and reporting with Tricentis qTest.

So what might you need to get started? So to actually follow along and be hands-on with the next 60 minutes, you absolutely need a Tricentis qTest account. If not, you can just sort of follow along, but there is free signup available and a free 14-day trial available at Tricentis.com head to the upper right corner demos and trials and we'll get you set up right away in our Saas. One of our Saas instances.

It's nice to have to follow along with the automated tests and the DevOps portions that Simon will be going over. But if you don't have these in place, having automated tests and automated hosts are nice to have so you can be hands-on with the content. Either way, you can also find some example workflows and how things work on the Tricentis GitHub page at Github.com/Tricentis. And you'll want to navigate to the qTest.integration.pulse repo within there.

With that, I'm going to hand things over to my colleague Andrey, who will get you started with qTest Manager. 

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