Course Summary

Learn everything there is to know about Taurus, the open-source orchestration and test automation framework. We’ll cover how to integrate and automate your testing into the CI/CD pipeline to become a true continuous testing ninja.

In this course, we will:

  • Help you gain skills in using the automation-friendly testing orchestration tool, Taurus.
  • Provide a clear understanding of YAML configuration syntax used across many modern technologies.

  • Show a new way to interact with the BlazeMeter platform from your terminal.

  • Demonstrate how to find new ways to interact with and control the open-source tools you already know.

  • Teach you how to write modular scripts with the most versatility, maximizing reuse in your testing codebase.

  • Explore how to create straight-forward performance, and functional testing scripts for tools you have never used.






Eric Dapp is a performance engineering, test automation, and all-around continuous testing ninja, and is a member of BlazeMeter’s adoption team.

Course Format

Textual and video learning components. Four knowledge checks, exam.

Course Modules and Durations

  1. Introduction to Taurus - 3:07
  2. Installing Taurus - 2:46
  3. Taurus Configuration Files and How They are Merged - 2:50
  4. Knowledge Check #1
  5. YAML Syntax - 2:48
  6. Taurus YAML Configuration: Execution - 2:58
  7. Taurus YAML Configuration: Scenarios - 3:18
  8. Knowledge Check #2
  9. The JMeter Module Settings - 3:22
  10. JMeter Scenario Configuration in Taurus YAML - 2:39
  11. JMeter Assertions in Taurus YAML - 4:46
  12. JMeter Extractors in Taurus YAML - 5:13
  13. Running a JMeter Test in Taurus from an Existing Script - 3:57
  14. Knowledge Check #3
  15. Selenium Scenario Configuration in Taurus YAML - 3:08
  16. Run Selenium in Taurus from an Existing Script - 2:53
  17. An Overview of Taurus Executors - 1:55
  18. Knowledge Check #4
  19. Executor Specific Module Configuration - 3:23
  20. Multiple Executor Test in Taurus 3:23
  21. Pass/Fail Criteria in Taurus YAML - 4:24
  22. The Shell Exec Service - 3:46
  23. BlazeMeter Test Reporting - 3:50
  24. Scaling Your Tests to the Cloud! - 5:16
  25. Exam

Course Completion Criteria

This course contains a final exam.

To complete the course, you must pass the final exam with a score of 90% or higher.

Upon completion, you will receive:

  • A certificate validating the course completion.
  • The Master of Taurus badge, Value: 1200 points

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