70-498: Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio 2012 Application Lifecycle Management
Recently Anthony Borton (EnhanceALM) and myself (Steven Borg) ran an 8 hour Jump Start training session to prepare for the Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio 2012 Application Lifecycle Management (70-498) exam. There were over 700 attendees from over 60 countries! If you’re interested, it’s not too late to watch some or all of the event. Microsoft recorded the training as 7 separate sessions. Below are links to watch the those sessions.
- Applying ALM with Visual Studio 2012: (01) Introduction and Exam Overview: This module provides an overview of the Path to MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management, and which exams are part of this certification. It focuses on the requirements and preparation necessary for taking the exams.
- Applying ALM with Visual Studio 2012: (02) Define an Effective End-to-End Software Development Lifecycle: In this session Steven and Anthony address the value of an end-to-end view of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools and practices. They explain the benefits of fast feedback and go over strategies to reduce end-to-end cycle time, to improve software quality and how to implement and track these.
- Applying ALM with Visual Studio 2012: (03) Define the ALM Process: There are different roles in the ALM processes. Tune into how to implement a Scrum/Agile process, how to define a Scrum/Agile process for a team using the Microsoft Solution Framework (MSF) for CMMI Process Improvement.
- Applying ALM with Visual Studio 2012: (04) Define a Software Iteration: The key to a successful release cycle is to plan a release by defining project-tracking and scoping it correctly. Watch this module to see tips and tricks on the best practices from two experts in the field.
- Applying ALM with Visual Studio 2012: (05) Define End Value for the Software Iteration: In this module Anthony and Steven provide an in depth overview on the best ways to elicit requirements, how to best estimate, document, and prioritized requirements.
- Applying ALM with Visual Studio 2012: (06) Develop Customer Value with High Quality: The success of a project requires clear understanding of success measurements. Watch this session to learn more on defining code quality indicators, how to incorporate unit testing, how to develop code and validate quality.
- Applying ALM with Visual Studio 2012: (07) Integrate Development and Operations: This module provides an overview on implementing an automated deployment process, implementing a pre-production environments and how to manage feedback between development and operations while successfully troubleshooting production issues.
70-497: Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012
Following up on the success of the 70-498 Jump Start, Microsoft is sponsoring one for the 70-497 exam. This exam is focused on delivering end-to-end quality for the Visual Studio 2012 tools, and contains a large number of questions around the Testing tools. This Jump Start is LIVE at the end of May. Like the 70-498 exam, it will also be recorded and available via streaming video. Both Anthony Borton and myself will also be delivering this course.
70-496: Administering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012
On the day immediately following the 70-497 Jump Start, Anthony and I will deliver the 70-496 Jump Start. This exam focuses on the installation, configuration, and administration of TFS 2012.
I’m looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming Jump Starts! If you have any questions for Anthony Borton or myself, please don’t hesitate to email us! (Feel free to use the email below!) Alternatively, you can tweet your question to @stevenborg.
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