Updated: July 26, 2013
Tests map to one or more requirements and are assigned to a specific target (as shown in the following illustration). You can use this mapping to determine which tests are required for each certification submission that you create.
Each test has a pass/fail status, which is the aggregate of all the test results.
When you schedule a test, the outcome (that is, a TestResult object) is instantiated.
Test result status is tracked in the following ways:
If a test has any passing result, it's marked as Passed, and the total passing count is incremented.
If a test is both running and waiting to run, it's marked as Running, and the running count is incremented.
If a test has a failed result, it's marked as Failed, and the total failed count is incremented.
If a test has not yet run or has been canceled, it's marked as NotRun, and the NotRun count is incremented.
The TotalCount property represents the number of all the tests that are passing, failing, and not yet run. If a test has previous Running/InQueue results, the results are deleted when a new test starts.
A TestResult object is a test outcome. It's instantiated when a test is scheduled. TestResult includes information such as start/end time, pass/fail count, logs, and task results. You can schedule a test to run multiple times, and each test pass has its own result.