Service-oriented architecture is a way of designing and developing software ‘services’ that can be deployed and managed across an enterprise environment. It has the potential to deliver agility, flexibility and help reduce cost. As SOA begins to be the mainstay of IT infrastructure, actively and aggressively testing Web services has become crucial. Only by adopting a comprehensive testing approach that includes functional, performance, interoperability and vulnerability testing, enterprises can ensure that their SOA is robust, scalable, interoperable, and secure.

The 2 day workshop is a mix of case driven, instructor-led, and self paced learning, designed to enable participants learn, experiment and implement the concepts involving the SOA Web Services testing of web applications. The participants will be presented with ample examples, exercises and case studies to understand and apply the concepts taught.


Module 1 – Introduction to Class

Participants |Familiarization with course material |Familiarization with the protocols and timings |Expectation setting and clarifications

Module 2 – Service Oriented Architecture

Key challenges in enterprise today | What is SOA | SOA Vs Traditional Applications | Benefits of SOA | SOA And Web Services | SOA Principles

Module 3 – Refresher on XML

Introduction | Well-formedness Vs Validity | XML DTD, XML Schema | XPATH and XQuery | Creating and Maintainting XML files | SOAP messages | XML and Tool support

Module 4 – Understanding WSDL

WSDL and WebServices | Services and Ports | Binding and operations | PortType and operations | Messages | Web Service components | Web Service Standards | Retrieving and Viewing/Inspecting WSDL files

Module 5 – SOA and Web Services Testing

Introduction | Differences from conventional testing | Challenges to be addressed | Overview of the Test Process for Web-services | Introduction to SOAPUI | Web Service Proxy using SOAP UI

Module 6 – Mock web services using SOAPUI

Hands-Using WSDL as the starting point to mock services | Building service responses | Dynamic mocked service using scripting

Module 7 – Functional testing of Web Services using SOAPUI

Using WSDL as the starting point to create tests | Building service requests | Process testing of the steps in a business process | Web Service Test Assertions | Data-driven testing in SOAPUI Overview

Module 8 – Groovy and SOAPUI

Read data from an external data source and write it to another steps properties | Control TestCase flow based on outcome of some previous step or external invocation | Trigger the execution of other TestSteps and/or TestCases

Module 9 – Security testing of Web Services

Web Service Security overview | SOAP UI Features for security testing | Creation of simple security test using SOAP UI

Module 10 – Performance testing of Web Services

Load testing strategies for Webservices in SOAPUI (Simple, Variance, Burst, Thread) | Running a load test | Overview of Result analysis and graphing features of SOAP UI