Architecting Test Systems Using TestStand Course

Building on the Developing Test Programs Using TestStand Course, the Architecting Test Systems Using TestStand Course covers how to customize TestStand to further meet your testing needs. You will work through a series of system-design scenarios that teach you to identify when and how to modify different components of the TestStand framework to satisfy your test system requirements.


Course Last Release Date or Version Number: 2021

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Architecting Test Systems Using TestStand Course Outline


Responsibilities of the Test Sequence Developer and the Test Framework Architect

Determine which development decisions should be made by sequence developers versus framework architects.​

  • Responsibilities of the Test Sequence Developer​
  • Responsibilities of the Test Framework Architect​

Modifying Execution Across All Sequences​

Select and implement an appropriate approach to modifying the execution of all test sequences on a test station.​

  • Customizing a Process Model​
  • Implementing Optional Framework Components​
  • Modifying Execution Across All Process Models​

Selecting a Result Processing Strategy​

Choose and implement a result processing strategy that is appropriate for the needs of a test framework.​

  • Choosing a Mechanism for Logging Data​
  • Choosing a Report Configuration​
  • Modifying the Code that Generates the Report​


Creating Customized Step Types​

Create step types to provide a consistent set of reusable components to all test developers.​

  • Creating a Custom Step Type​
  • Executing Code Before or After a Module​
  • Customizing Step Type Properties​
  • TestStand Type Management Best Practices​


Using TestStand APIs to Programmatically Control TestStand

Use the TestStand API to develop code that programmatically interacts with TestStand.​

  • What Is the TestStand API?​
  • Accessing the TestStand API​
  • Logging Results Dynamically​
  • Programmatically Editing or Creating a Sequence​
  • Developing Code Modules that Interact with TestStand​



Creating a Custom User Interface​

Implement a custom user interface (UI) to simplify the testing procedure for test operators.​

  • Customizing UI Functionality Based on User Role​
  • Using TestStand Controls to Build a UI​
  • Handling TestStand Events in a UI​
  • Using Native Controls to Build a UI​
  • Communicating between the UI and the Test System​

Conducting TestStand Code Reviews​

Explore the various tools and techniques you can use to assist with conducting a TestStand code review.​

  • Enforcing Development Standards and Best Practices​
  • Tools for Reviewing Sequence Files​

Managing a TestStand Deployment 

Explore the different approaches you can use to ensure the framework is deployable to developers and the system is deployable to the end user. 

  • Distributing Your Framework to Test Developers 
  • Making Incremental Updates to the Test System 


Improving TestStand System Performance 

Optimize the performance of test stations developed with TestStand. 

  • Optimizing the Execution Options for a Test Sequence 
  • Improving Sequence File Load Performance 
  • Improving Code Module Performance 
  • Improving Test Performance through Parallel Testing 
  • Optimizing Hardware Usage 
  • Optimizing Result Processing 

Defining Policies for Code Module Development

Learn the best practices for developing test system code modules and calling them for test sequences. 

  • Determining a Strategy for Code Module Development 
  • Choosing Where to Implement Functionality 
  • Defining a Strategy for Using Instrumentation within Code Modules 



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