The VIP Test Modeller 101

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Curiosity maintain a ‘101’ course for The VIP Test Modeller, setting out the principles and broad functionality involved in the tool. The short demo videos and tasks are designed to help new users learn quickly how to use The VIP Test Modeller, as well as to provide quick reference guides to specific functionality within the tool.

The videos can be used stand-alone, if you prefer following audio-visual material only. Following the videos in order will provide a good working understanding of the functionality available in The VIP Test Modeller.

Curiosity additionally provide written documentation, that can be used either alongside or instead of the 101 videos if you prefer written user guides. The Knowledge Base articles provide step-by-step instructions on how to use The VIP Test Modeller. The articles relevant to each video are listed in the table below, allowing you to follow the 101 course in order. Alternatively, the videos are embedded in the Knowledge Base articles themselves, which can also be followed in order to gain an overview understanding of The VIP Test Modeller.

Each session below has a series of goals and actions. Simply follow the instructions on-screen to gain the understanding needed to get started with The VIP Test Modeller.

Chapter#Lesson TitleContent and Session goalsVideoRelevant Knowledge Base Articles
Course Overview1. Understand the 101 course content and structure.
2. Find out about on demand certification available from Curiosity.
1 - Introduction1What is Test Modeller?1. Understand common software testing challenges that The VIP Test Modeller helps to remove.
2. Learn about the different components of the VIP testing framework.
3. Gain an overview understanding of The VIP Test Modeller, and how it helps remove testing painpoints.
4. Understand the principles of Model-Based Testing and Development, from requirements gathering and test case design, to test data provisioning, Script Less automation, and embedded suprocesses.
5. Find out why Robotic Process Automation is valuable in testing and development.
2Install VIP and the Excel Plug-in1. Check you fulfil the prerequisites for using The VIP Test Modeller with VIP RPA and the Excel Plug-In.
2. Install and configure VIP RPA.
3. Install and set-up the Data Generation Plug-In for Excel. VIP RPA: Prequisites and Installation

VIP RPA: Licensing

The Excel Plug-In: Prequisites and Installation
3Sign up to Test Modeller1. Check you fulfil the prerquisites and licensing requirements needed to start using The VIP Test Modeller.
2. Create an account for The VIP Test Modeller. Prerequisites and Installation
4Creating and Navigating the Workspace1. Understand workspaces and collaboration in The VIP Test Modeller.
2. Set-up a new workspace. and Installation
2 – Building Models1Projects and Releases1. Understand file management in The VIP Test Modeller: projects, releases, and version control.
2. Create your first project and release. and Releases
2Example Models1. Learn to find example models and projects provided within The VIP Test Modeller.
3Creating Your First Model1. Understand BPMN notation and the block types used to create models in The VIP Test Modeller.
2. Model simple login UI. and Managing Models

Model Versions

The Model Editor UI


Building Models

Example Model
3 – Test Data Specification1Defining Test Data at the Model Level1. Understand how to specify test data for tests generated in The VIP Test Modeller.
2. Learn the difference between static and dynamic test data functions, and when to use each.
3. Understand the relationship between data variables, values, and models in The VIP Test Modeller.
4. Assign test data to the model created in lesson 2.3. Test Data at the Model Level
2Synthetic Test Data in Modeller1. Understand how and when to use synthetic test data functions to create test data.
2. Learn to use the Data Editor's 500+ data generation functions, and the benefits of "Just in Time" data resolution.
3. Assign dynamic test data functions to the model created in lesson 2.3. Data Editor
4 – Test Generation1Generating Test Cases1. Understand test coverage and its importance.
2. Understand Model-Based test generation in The VIP Test Modeller.
3. Learn how to use 'coverage profiles' to generate optimised test cases in The VIP Test Modeller.
4. Create three coverage profiles and generate test cases from the model that you created in lesson 2.3. Test Cases

Test Case Coverage
2Browsing Test Cases1. Review test cases in The VIP Test Modeller.
2. Download spreadsheets of the static and dynamic test data that you have defined in The VIP Test Modeller.
3. Export your test cases and data to Microsoft Excel. Test Cases

Exporting Test Cases for Test Automation
3Advanced Test Coverage1. Understand the difference between positive and negative testing, and the importance of the latter.
2. Learn how and when to use Filters and Tags in The VIP Test Modeller.
3. Create advanced coverage profiles to generate all tests, positive tests, and negative tests from the model that you created in lesson 2.3. Case Coverage
4Constraints1. Understand when and why to use constraints or "rules".
2. Overlay constraints onto a UI model, to force specific routes through it in testing.
5 – Reusable Subprocesses1Creating Reusable Flows1. Understand when and how to re-use subprocesses in master flows, and the value of doing.
2. Combine multiple example subprocesses into a master flow.
2Parameterising Subflow Test Data1. Understand the need for subflows to pass data variables or values between one another, and how to use parameters to do this.
2. Add parameters to the master flow created in lesson 5.1.
6 – Advanced Scenario Modelling1Testing an Advanced Scenario1. Understand the end-to-end process of testing a more advanced system.
2. Consolidate the understanding gained from all the The VIP Test Modeller 101 lessons.