This introductory course is designed to familiarize testing professionals with the basics of IBM® Rational® TestManager. This course provides hands-on instruction for those who want to explore the power of using Rational TestManager to manage test assets, build sophisticated test suites, generate reports and log defects. Rational TestManager is used to centralize test results and test data to assist with analysis of the results.

Below is the one day course outline of our trainings:

Course Name: Essentials of Test Management with IBM Rational TestManager v7.0
Duration: 1 day
Skill Level: Basic


This is a basic course for Rational TestManager users and QA professionals.


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

  • Microsoft® Windows® OS

And familiarilty with the following:

  • Quality Assurance processes

Recommended Web-based training

  • TST110 Principles of Test Automation for GUI Testing (RT105)

Skills taught:

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

  • Create Users and Groups using Rational Administrator
  • Build a test plan using Rational TestManager
  • Define test inputs using Rational TestManager
  • Define project iterations, configurations and computers using Rational TestManager
  • Design and configure test cases using Rational TestManager
  • Create and execute a manual test using IBM® Rational® Manual Tester
  • Create and execute a suite using Rational TestManager
  • Run planning reports using Rational TestManager
  • Report defects using IBM® Rational® ClearQuest® from the Rational TestManager test log

Course outline:

This course covers the following topics:

  • Test management challenges
  • Managing test assets
  • Working with projects
  • Inputs and activities of test planning and design
  • Defining test inputs and registering test input sources
  • Building a graphical test plan
  • Defining, configuring and designing test cases
  • Creating and executing a manual test script and test suite
  • Defining a test suite and test scenario
  • Coordinating suite execution
  • Distributing functional tests
  • Creating and running planning reports
  • Creating and running evaluation reports
  • Change request lifecycle and submitting a defect