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MCSD Application Lifecycle Management Certification

This class has been RETIRED and only available as a private group session.

The MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management is one of three new premier Microsoft certifications for the new Visual Studio 2012 technology. While attending our MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management - 7 day bootcamp, you will have the opportunity to take these 3 exams and achieve the certification. Our camp is focused on teaching students how to use the technology, not just how to pass the exams. Our camp is focused on teaching students how to use the technology, not just how to pass the exams.

Test Pass Academy employs and contracts training solution specialists, consultants and expert Microsoft Certified Trainers that have been doing Microsoft training back since the Microsoft NT days. This course is taught by world class Microsoft Certified Trainers who have hands on practical experience. Aside from the best training, our course prepares you to take the Microsoft Official Certification Exams - which are offered by Prometric, on-site at the same facility.
If your goal is to have an in-depth knowledge of Team Foundation Server 2012, software testing, application lifecycle management and pass the certification exams - you've found the right place. This course is a hybrid of actual hands on learning, combined with focused materials mapped to exam objectives. You will not find a more comprehensive program anywhere. Our bootcamp will provide the right amount of training needed for you to Test with Confidence.

This course prepares students to pass the following MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management Exams from Microsoft.

70-496: Administering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012
70-497: Software Testing with Visual Studio 2013
70-498: Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio 2012 Application Lifecycle Management

What is the MCSD Application Lifecycle Management Certification Bootcamp?
The new MCSD credential focuses on the ability to design and build application solutions, which may include integrating multiple technologies and may span multiple versions of a single technology.

Certifications Earned During This Bootcamp:

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD): Application Lifecycle Management

What will I learn in the MCSD Application Lifecycle Management Bootcamp?

The MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management Bootcamp is 7 days of an intense deep dive into every aspect of Team Foundation Server 2012. Additionally - the course covers software testing and application lifecycle management. Your instructor will create real world scenarios for lab environments.

Students will have an understanding of:

installing and configuring a Team Foundation Server in both single-server and multi-server configurations.
managing security for Team Foundation Server components.
configuring and using Team Foundation Build.
adapting process templates to an organization.
managing project artifacts with Team Foundation Server version control.
configuring and using Work Item tracking.
a strong understanding of the software testing role.
a strong understanding of modern testing practices.
the ability to implement testing practices by using Microsoft technologies.
a strong understanding of current process improvement practices.
a strong understanding of popular software development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), as well as umbrella practices such as Agile and Lean.
high-level technical experience with Microsoft tools used to improve software development effectiveness

Class Objectives (Following information customized from Microsoft Courses)

Install and Configure Team Foundation Server
Install Team Foundation Server.
Configure the application tier.
Migrate and upgrade Team Foundation Server.
Install and configure Lab Management.
Install and configure multiple build agents and controllers.
Manage Team Foundation Server
Manage Team Project Collections.
Configure for backup and recovery.
Monitor server health and performance.
Operate Lab Management.
Manage security.
Manage reporting for Team Foundation Server.
Customize Team Foundation Server for Team Use
Configure a team build definition.
Manage build execution.
Modify a process template.
Configure a team project.
Apply Work Item customizations.
Create Work Item queries.
Configure client connectivity to Team Foundation Server.
Administer Version Control
Create and manage workspaces.
Configure version control proxy.
Configure team project version control settings.
Create and Configure Test Plans
Create test plan properties.
Configure test settings.
Define configurations.
Create Test Suites.
Configure Test Suites.
Manage Test Cases
Create Test Cases.
Create Test Steps.
Define parameters.
Manage Shared Steps.
Manage requirements.
Manage Test Execution
Run Tests.
Perform Exploratory Testing.
Manage bugs.
Use Lab Center.
Analyze Recommended Tests.
Perform analysis.
Manage Work Items.

Define an Effective End-to-End Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
Understand the value of an end-to-end view of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools and practices.
Explain the benefits of fast feedback.
Implement strategies to reduce end-to-end cycle time.
Implement strategies to improve software quality.
Implement strategies to reduce waste.
Create a process improvement plan.
Define the ALM Process
Role of different ALM processes.
Implement a Scrum/Agile process.
Define a Scrum/Agile process for a team.
Implement Microsoft Solution Framework (MSF) for CMMI Process Improvement.
Define a Software Iteration
Plan a release.
Define a project-tracking process.
Scope a project.
Define End Value for the Software Iteration
Elicit requirements.
Estimate requirements.
Document requirements.
Prioritize requirements.
Develop Customer Value with High Quality
Define code quality indicators.
Incorporate unit testing.
Develop code.
Validate quality.
Customize a team project.
Integrate Development and Operations
Implement an automated deployment process.
Implement pre-production environments.
Manage feedback between development and operations.
Troubleshoot production issues.

Attendee Requirement & Prerequisites:
Candidates for this certification have a solid understanding of the Team Team Foundation Server architecture and components. The are software testers who manage the process of running tests, creating and monitoring bugs, and managing and mitigating issues that a software organization has in controlling test coverage for project requirements. Candidates typically use Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 to keep their teams focused on customer value and to structure their organizations to deliver quality software frequently and reliably. These candidates inspect and help streamline activities across all roles and throughout the entire development life cycle.

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