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Serenity BDD Online Training

A premium online training program covering advanced test automation with Serenity BDD as well as more general training about BDD requirements discovery practices, the Serenity Dojo online training programme is not your typical online course. It combines training videos, tutorials, exercises, and a great online community where you can interact with other students and Serenity experts.

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Serenity BDD Mentoring

More and more teams are using Serenity BDD to fast-track their test automation efforts and to get the benefits of a reliable, high quality, and highly maintainable automated test suite sooner.

But teams adopting modern automated testing practices often face challenges to bring team members up to speed. We often get questions like:

  • How do we get our traditional (possibly manual) testers up to speed with modern test automation practices and Serenity BDD?
  • How do we adapt the tests to work in our environment and with our infrastructure?
  • How can we make our tests more robust and easier to maintain?

The Serenity BDD mentoring packages provide a cost-effective answer to these problems, and covers both Serenity BDD and Serenity/JS. Training is delivered by core contributors, including the authors of both libraries.

The Serenity BDD Mentoring Packages

“John’s mentoring was invaluable in getting our tests working. With John’s help, our tester is writing Serenity tests twice as fast, and the quality is significantly higher!”

- Ben, Ingogo

Lightweight Mentoring

Our light-weight mentoring packages are great if you think that a few hours of remote assistance could help you get more out of your test automation practices. Lightweight mentoring is also an excellent complement to our Serenity Dojo online training packages, allowing you to drill deeper into specific areas of interest.

Our lightweight mentoring packages include:

  • One-on-one remote mentoring sessions, from 15 minutes to 1 hour each
  • Priority support via Slack, Rocket-Chat and Email for Serenity-related questions in between mentoring sessions
  • A monthly webinar covering Serenity best practices, news and updates

Lightweight Mentoring packages

Each package can be tailored to the needs of your team, or modelled on one of our most popular packages, shown here:

  • Sapphire Package
  • 1 hour of remote mentoring, consumable over a 3 month period
  • Monthly webinar
  • High priority email, RocketChat and Slack support
  • "Fast-track" for Serenity defect fixes
  • £300 + VAT
  • Opal Package
  • 2 hours of remote mentoring, consumable over a 3 month period
  • Monthly webinar
  • High priority email, RocketChat and Slack support
  • "Fast-track" for Serenity defect fixes
  • £550 + VAT
  • Ruby Package
  • 4 hours of remote mentoring, consumable over a 3 month period
  • Monthly webinar
  • High priority email, RocketChat and Slack support
  • "Fast-track" for Serenity defect fixes
  • £950 + VAT

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Team Mentoring

Our team mentoring packages are great when you have a larger team with several testers who could benefit from Serenity support, and you want to combine mentoring with access to online training resources.

Our team mentoring packages ensure that you get the most out of your Serenity BDD test automation suite, whether you are already a test automation veteran or you are entirely new to test automation in Java.

Each mentoring package includes:

  • Support for teams of up to 12 students
  • Regular remote pairing/mentoring sessions working on your production tests with up to 2 people working together on the same session
  • A monthly webinar covering Serenity best practices, news and updates
  • Exclusive access to premium training videos and resources
  • High priority email support for questions between mentoring sessions

Above all, this program gives you a privileged access to the most authoritative source of information about Serenity BDD - the framework authors themselves, John Ferguson Smart and Jan Molak.

Each mentoring package lasts 3 months and can mentor a group of up to 2 people for levels 1 and 2, and up to 4 people for level 3.

After 3 to 6 months of mentoring, even developers and testers with little experience in Serenity have shown improvements in productivity of 100% or more.

Mentoring packages last three months. At the end of each month, we review the progress of the mentees and evaluate them on a scale based on the Dreyfus Model of Skills Acquisition. At the end of the three months, clients may choose to continue the program, or move to a different package according to their needs.

Team Mentoring packages

Each package can be tailored to the needs of your team, or modelled on one of our most popular packages, shown here:

  • Level 1 - Low Intensity
  • 2 hours of remote mentoring sessions per month for 3 months
  • Monthly webinar
  • Access to premium training videos and resources for the whole team
  • High priority email support
  • Up to 6 people: £2650

    7-12 people: £3250
  • Level 2 - Medium Intensity
  • Four hours remote mentoring sessions per month for 3 months
  • Monthly webinar
  • Access to premium training videos and resources for the whole team
  • High priority email support
  • Up to 6 people: £5250

    7-12 people: £6250
  • Level 3 - High Intensity
  • Eight hours remote mentoring sessions per month for 3 months
  • Monthly webinar
  • Access to premium training videos and resources for the whole team
  • High priority email support
  • Up to 6 people: £9950

    7-12 people: £11950
All prices are excluding VAT
 

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