This introductory course is designed to familiarize testing professionals with the basics of the IBM® Rational® test automation tools for use in testing Java™ and Web applications.

Testers can build, enhance, and maintain scripts in a full-function Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that integrates with the IBM® Rational® Software Delivery Platform products. Hands-on instruction is provided for those who want to explore the power of using IBM® Rational® Functional Tester. The Rational Functional Tester application builds effective and resilient technology.test scripts using Java code and IBM® ScriptAssure.

The focus is on the practical application of Rational Functional Tester to resolve common Java and Web automated testing challenges. Additionally, some basics about Java code relevant to creating scripts for testing are covered. This course focuses on getting started with Rational Functional Tester.

Below is the two days course outline of our trainings:

Course Name: Essentials of IBM Rational Functional Tester, Java Scripting v7.0
Duration: 2 days
Skill Level: Basic


This instructor-led, on-line, virtual classroom course is intended for the following audience:

  • IBM Rational Functional Tester users
  • Testing professionals
  • Quality assurance practitioners
  • Managers
  • Team leaders


To benefit from this course, you should have the following skills or experience:

  • A general understanding of:
    • Java and Web applications
    • Applications for the Microsoft® Windows® operating system
  • Familiarity with:
    • Microsoft Windows operating system
    • Test processes
    • Programming principles and techniques

Skills taught:

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the function and purpose of Rational Functional Tester
  • Navigate the Rational Functional Tester interface
  • Record automated scripts
  • Play back automated scripts
  • View and analyze results
  • Modify scripts to extend the capability to test the application
  • Use test object maps
  • Control object recognition
  • Create data-driven tests and use datapools

Course outline:

This course covers the following topics:

  • Record and playback process
  • Creating resilient scripts with ScriptAssure technology
    • Test object maps
    • Object recognition
    • Recognition scores
    • Pattern-based recognition
  • IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform (perspectives, script debugging, and editing)
  • Performing user actions with a script (including verification points)
  • Extending scripts with script support features
  • Layout and structure of a script
  • Logs and logging options
  • Datapools and external data sources