Developing Test Programs Using TestStand Course Overview

The Developing Test Programs Using TestStand course teaches you how to navigate the TestStand environment and quickly create test applications that satisfy your test needs using different design languages. This course prepares you to use existing TestStand features and best practices to create and deploy test sequences as a complete test system.


Course Last Release Date or Version Number: 2021

Course Details:

Developing Test Programs Using TestStand Course Outline


What Is TestStand?​

Describe the components of an automated test system and identify the functionality that TestStand provides.​

  • Introduction to TestStand​

Exploring the TestStand Sequence Editor​

Explore the main components of the TestStand Sequence Editor.

  • Introduction to TestStand Sequence Editor​
  • Identifying the Components of the TestStand Sequence Editor​

Creating Test Sequences​

Create a new test sequence to implement a basic test.​

  • Developing Test Code​
  • Creating a New Test Sequence​
  • Adding Steps to a Test Sequence​
Creating and Executing Test SequencesBuild code modules and implement test steps.
  • Creating and Calling Code Modules​
  • Creating Test Steps​
  • Executing a Test Sequence​

Controlling TestStand Execution​

Modify a test sequence to execute differently depending on test conditions or settings.​

  • Sharing Data Using Local Variables​
  • Changing Execution Flow​
  • Changing Execution Based on a Test Failure​
Identifying Test Sequence ExecutionsUse built-in TestStand features to identify a test sequence failure or error. 
  • Comparing Test Sequences
  • Tracing Execution
  • Pausing Execution with Breakpoints

Troubleshooting Test Sequences​

Use built-in TestStand features to identify and fix problems in a test sequence.​

  • Handling Execution Errors​
  • Modifying Execution to Locate a Problem​
  • Troubleshooting Code Modules​

Reusing Code in a Sequence​

Demonstrate how to reuse a series of steps and store configuration settings to streamline code and improve efficiency.

  • Reusing a Series of Steps​
  • Storing Configuration Settings​​
Reusing Data Types and Test SequencesConfigure a test sequence to execute tests in parallel to improve test throughput.
  • Reusing Data​
  • Reusing Test Sequences with Different Limits

Storing and Presenting Test Results​

Use built-in TestStand features to create customized reports and log data to a database.​

  • Generating a Report​
  • Collecting Results​
  • Customizing Report Appearance​
  • Customizing Report Contents​
Generating Multiple Reports and Logging Data 

Configure TestStand to generate multiple reports and log data to a database.

  • Generating Multiple Reports​
  • Database Logging​
  • Streaming Test Data to Disk​

Executing a Test Sequence for Multiple UUTs​

Configure a test sequence to test multiple UUTs.​

  • Using the Test UUTs Execution Entry Point​
  • Customizing Serial Number Entry​
  • Executing Steps When the Sequence File Loads​

Executing Tests in Parallel​

Configure a test sequence to execute tests in parallel to improve test throughput.​

  • Configuring Steps to Run Asynchronously​
  • Executing Tests in Parallel​
  • Synchronizing Execution of Parallel Steps​

Deploying a Test Sequence​

Describe methods for deploying a test sequence to the production floor based on your system needs.​

  • Selecting Components for Deployment​
  • Choosing a Deployment Method​
  • Ensuring Successful Deployment​

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