Introduction To HTTP - Mark Winteringham

About This Course

Welcome to an Introduction to HTTP, an eleven-part course that takes you through the fundamental rules that make up HTTP requests and responses as well as the testing opportunities available when leveraging HTTP rules.

The course offers detailed descriptions of the rules and standards of HTTP, an introduction to Web services, and demonstrations of creating different types of HTTP requests using the popular HTTP testing tool, Postman.

By the end of this course, you will have everything you need to fire up your favourite API testing tool and start creating your own HTTP tests.

The course is 1 hour 10 minutes long and packed with 2 hours worth of exercises and demos for you to try out.

Resources you'll use throughout this course:



What You'll Learn:

An understanding of how Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) works.

Who's This Course For:

The approach to testing web applications is changing. Testers are being expected to test below the user interface level, Web applications are becoming more complex as they embrace Web service architectures and integrate the Internet of Things devices, and Test Automators are exploring alternative automation options such as automated API testing. This is useful understanding for anyone who works with web applications.


It may useful to take The Building Blocks of the Internet course to learn the fundamental technologies that make up websites and web pages.

Meet the Instructor

Mark Winteringham

Mark Winteringham


Mark Winteringham is a tester, toolsmith and the Ministry of Testing DojoBoss with over 10 years experience providing testing expertise on award-winning projects across a wide range of technology sectors including BBC, Barclays, UK Government and Thomson Reuters.

He is an advocate for modern risk-based testing practices and trains teams in Automation in Testing, Behaviour Driven Development and Exploratory testing techniques. He is also the co-founder of Ministry of Testing Essentials a community raising awareness of careers in testing and improving testing education.

You can find him on Twitter @2bittester or at /

Course At A Glance

Level - Beginner
Duration - about 1 hour
Lessons - 11
Type - Self-Paced
Topics - Api Automation, System Architecture, Technical Testing
First Published - July 2018
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