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API Testing with Python

Course Description

Learn how to use Python to test the back-end of web services or APIs. We use industry standard real eCommerce API to practice testing using Python programming language. We will also use industry standard tools like MySQL, MySQL Workbench, PyCharm. We will demonstrate practical test cases for an E-commerce application.

Content and Overview

In this course we will spend some time creating an eCommerce application on our local machine. We will install a package that includes web server and database. Using this package we will install WordPress and install necessary plugins to make it an eCommerce application. The eCommerce application gives us all the APIs we will test.

We have access to the database so we will test API data against the database. We will create a efficiently structured test framework and learn how to use Python to perform our verification.

We will also learn how to use a Python test runner tool “pytest” see why test runner tools are critical for automation testing.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 35 + lectures (continuously adding more examples)
  • Plenty of APIs (endpoints) for you to practice with beyond this class
  • Enough material and examples to be able to create a project and maintain a GitHub repo
  • Industry standard tools to add to your resume.
    • Like
      • MySQL Workbench
      • AMPPS (package with Apache, MySQL, PHP, ….)
      • WordPress
      • WooCommerce

Critical addition to your resume

If you are getting into the QA world or you are looking to advance your career, having API testing skill will accelerate your success. Python is one of the most popular languages to use in software testing, and knowing how to use it for API/Backend testing will expand your pool of possibilities.

In addition to using Python for API/Backend testing, the tools we will use are great addition to your resume. We will be using industry standard tools that can be applied to several tasks beyond API testing.

After completion of this course you will be able to go through interview as if you have API testing experience. You will also have plenty of APIs to test and practice.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone looking to learn automation Backend/API testing
  • Anyone that already know basic Python and want to learn Backend/API testing
  • Students with experience in Backend/API testing should NOT take this course


  • Have basic knowledge of Python programming language
  • Have basic knowledge of software testing

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