If your Perfecto on-site training is coming up soon, this quick guide will get you connected and ready to start. We suggest that you complete all steps and inform your manager at least 2 days before the training date that you are all set up. If you encounter any problem, contact your trainer for assistance.

The training facilities section needs to be arranged by the manager who booked the training.
The Perfecto environment section needs to be performed by all attendees.

The training sessions begin with the assumption that all attendees have a working environment.

Knowledge check

The information in this section helps us assess the skill level of the training participants.

Java skills

Java knowledge is mandatory for our training; we require that at least part of the team is comfortable with Java.
We ask that you provide a list of the training participants to your Perfecto Customer Support Manager. We will then mail them a short quiz designed to test their Java skills.

If the skills required are unavailable, we can provide guidance and discuss how to get your team ramped up to work with Perfecto.

Training agenda

Different organizations have teams with varying skill types. This short checklist helps us understand what your team knows so we can focus on the most appropriate content.

Following is the training agenda. Some of it is unique to Perfecto and mandatory. Some of it highlights general knowledge that may be familiar to some teams.

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Quantum components

  • Git

  • Maven

  • TestNG

  • Cucumber

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Perfecto environment setup for users

The following items must be set up beforehand on all workstations.

Lab credentials and logins
  1. Contact your system administrator and request a username for Perfecto. You will receive a username, password, and the URL of your Perfecto cloud.
  2. Open a browser and navigate to the URL.
  3. After you log in, under Manual Testing, click OPEN DEVICE.
  4. If this step fails, contact your system administrator or customer success manager.


Install Java JRE and JDK on your workstation. If you are unsure if it is installed, open the command line and type java –version.
If you see something similar to the following, you are good to go. If not, download from https://java.com/en/download and follow the online instructions until you can see Java working from the command line.

Java IDE

Writing tests with Perfecto requires writing Selenium/Appium code in an IDE. We will cover this in the training. For now, all you need is select and set up the IDE of your choice.

Perfecto supports the major IDEs in the market, Eclipse and IntellijIDEA. Both offer the same functionality.

To set up your IDE, select the IDE you prefer and follow the IDE-specific instructions:

  1. Download and install the free community edition: https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/download/
  2. Open IntelliJ and validate that it opens without errors.
  1. Download Eclipse from https://www.eclipse.org/downloads.
  2. Open Eclipse and validate that it opens without errors.
Quantum | Maven and plugins

We now need to prepare the Quantum framework setup. For comprehensive information on Quantum, see our Quantum Starter Kit on GitHub.

To prepare the Quantum setup:

  1. Download and install Maven from https://maven.apache.org.
  2. Continue based on your IDE:

    1. Open File > Settings.
    2. Select Plugins and install the following plugins:

    Install the following plugins:

    These plugins are all part of the Eclipse marketplace. To open the Installation window, simply drag them into Eclipse.

Quantum | Setup
  1. Go to the Quantum Starter Kit at https://github.com/Project-Quantum/Quantum-Starter-Kit and click Code > Clone (Git users only) or Code > Download ZIP.
  2. Open the project as a Maven project. Users familiar with Maven can do this and skip to the next section. If you are new to Maven, perform the following steps for your IDE.

    1. Go to the directory where you saved the project and right-click the pom.xml file.
    2. Select Open with > IntelliJ.
      The project should now be open in IntelliJ.
    3. In IntelliJ, verify that the project is defined as a Maven project: Right-click empty space in the Project explorer and select Run Maven > Reimport.
      IntelliJ reimports the project. If all goes well, there will be no notification.
    4. If Maven is not listed as an option in the shortcut menu:
      1. Validate the Maven installation and the plugins.
      2. Restart IntelliJ before trying again.
    1. Open Eclipse and go to File > Import > Maven > Existing Maven Projects.
    2. Click Next and browse to the root directory of the Quantum Starter Kit.
    3. Make sure the project file is selected and click Finish.
      You should now see all the project files in the navigator.
Run your first test

We now have an IDE installed, and our project is open. Next, we need to add credentials and run our first test, as follows:

  1. In the resources folder, open the application.properties file.
  2. Insert the name of your Perfecto cloud.

  3. Insert your security token into the code. The security token is the authentication used by Perfecto. To generate a token, see Generate security tokens.

  4. Under src > main >resources > config, right-click the testng_appium.xml file and select Run As > TestNG Suite.

    The setup test should execute successfully, and the console log should include a link to the execution report labeled REPORTIUM URL.
  5. Open the report.

That's it! Your Quantum framework is set up and ready to go.

Appium Desktop
Working with native applications requires you to utilize Appium Inspector. For instructions on working with Appium Inspector, including information on the supported versions, see Appium Inspector.

Selenium and Appium scripts work with objects that are identified with an XPath expression. We will cover this extensively in the training. Right now, all we need to do is ensure you have the Google Chrome browser installed, which provides built-in support for XPath.

You are now all set up with a working environment! We look forward to meeting you in the training.

Troubleshoot common issues

This section addresses issues you might encounter as you set up your environment. In addition, you can always refer to the information provided in the Perfecto documentation portal.

Following is a list of common issues:

  • Proxy: In some organizations, access to the internet is set up via a proxy. For configuration information, see Use Java RemoteWebDriver with a proxy
  • Network requirements: Perfecto requires and internet connection of 250 kbps of bandwidth per device with low latency and network connectivity over TCP ports 1935 (RTMP), 80 (HTTP), and 443 (HTTPS).

Get help

If you encounter an issue you cannot solve, follow these instructions:

  • Issues relating to Perfecto credentials and permissions: Contact your system administrator or your Perfecto Customer Success Manager.
  • Java installation issues: Contact your IT department.
  • Other issues: Open a case with Perfecto Support. In the case, specify the following:
    • Your trainer’s name and the date of your training 

    • Details of the problem encountered 

    • Which steps in this guide succeeded and the step where you got stuck 

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