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Selenium using Java and Cucumber

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  • Course Code ACCEL-JAV-406
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This Selenium training, tailored to experienced developers and testers with substantial HTML and Java experience, teaches attendees how to automate testing of web application interfaces using Selenium with Java and Cucumber. Selenium is a testing framework for web applications, Java is a programming language that can be used to automate Selenium, and Cucumber is a software tool for running automated acceptance tests.

Skills Gained

All students will learn to:

  • Create test scripts using Selenium Builder
  • Know how to use the online documentation and the WebDriver API
  • Create, debug and maintain Selenium test scripts
  • Understand and be able to communicate the concepts necessary for testing with Selenium
  • Interact and verify web elements using selectors
  • Refactor existing scripts to leverage the Page Object Model
  • Use Behavior Driven Development techniques


Students should have prior testing and/or automation experience as well as good command of the Java language and HTML and DOM fundamentals.

Software Requirements:

  • Firefox & Chrome Browsers
  • Firefox Plugins
  • Firebug, Firepath, Selenium Builder
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 8.x (or 7.x)
  • IntelliJ IDE (we make use of specific refactoring tools in the class that are stronger in IntelliJ than in any other IDE)
  • Maven 3.x

Course Details



Understanding BDD

  • Compare BDD with TDD
  • Understand that BDD defines specifies requirements
  • Be able to classify Selenium vs Cucumber
  • Understand Automated Testing
  • Acceptance vs Regression Tests

Getting Started with TestNG/JUnit & Selenium

  • Selenium Overview
  • Create an new project with TestNG/JUnit
  • Create your first test
  • Write assertions & run tests.
  • Generate tests with Selenium Builder
  • Running Tests & TestSuites

Refactoring Test Scripts (with IntelliJ)

  • Understanding the Web Driver API
  • Element IDs & Name Selectors
  • CSS & XPath Selectors
  • Mouse & Keyboard Input
  • Timeouts and Waits
  • Debugging

Page Object Model & Page Factory

  • Maintaining tests using the Page Object model
  • Refactor existing scripts to leverage Page Object Model
  • @FindBy(...)

Cucumber Acceptance Tests using Selenium

  • Cucumber Overview
  • Following the user story style
  • Defining Cucumber steps as maintainable functions
  • Best practices for creating maintainable test scenarios and step definitions
  • Scenario Outlines

WebDriver & Multiple Browsers

  • Requirements for running tests in multiple browsers
  • Creating test suites for multiple browsers
  • Creating portable tests
  • Installing and maintaining WebDrivers for multiple browsers

Best Practices (touched on throughout the course)

  • TDD
  • Refactoring
  • Scrum
  • Continuous Integration
  • Iterative Development


When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

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It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

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We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

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We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

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You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

Very interactive and in-depth course that really got me ready for the industry

Overall ExitCertified is a great training provider and the remote learning is as effective as in person.

Good Course. We covered a lot of material in a short amount of time. This course had useful labs that built upon each other.

Instructor was great, course was mostly very good except for too much focus on pricing

Good training material and good instruction. More time needs to be provided for the lab work.

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