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iSQI ® CAE - Certified Agile Essentials

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Course Overview

Certified Agile Essentials provides an overview of the agile activities, building on a basic understanding, reinforced through a heavy emphasis on discussion and practical application.

This international certification course is of value to the whole project team, covering the essential aspects of working in an Agile environment. It provides practical examples and exercises that enable key Agile concepts to be translated into your day-to-day role.

Certified Agile Essentials is a great course for teams transitioning to Agile or to individuals wanting to become familiar with Agile team work. That includes developers, business analysts and software testers. Additionally, senior project personnel such as project managers and IT directors will benefit from this course, gaining a solid grounding in Agile techniques. For Agile testers, this course can act as a stepping stone towards advanced qualifications – the Certified Agile Tester and specialist modules. Build confidence in Agile and demonstrate best practice Agile methods that can be applied in your Agile project work.


Course details

Upgrade your Agile skills to secure your position in the industry with this highly respected course and certification. This 2 day course covers the essential aspects of scrum methodology when working in an Agile team. Providing practical examples and exercises focusing on scrum principles ensuring the key concepts are translated into your day-to-day role.

With more and more job ads requesting Agile experience and an understanding of Agile methodology and practices, earning this internationally recognized certificate from iSQI® will give you the competitive edge for jobs in the industry. The course can also be a stepping stone towards obtaining the iSQI® Certified Agile Tester qualification.

Created due to popular demand, this two day course caters to a wide audience, giving candidates a solid understanding of roles, processes and techniques used in Agile projects.

It provides an overview of the agile activities, building on a basic understanding, reinforced through a heavy emphasis on discussion and practical application.


Target audience

The success of an agile project not only depends on the skills and experience of the project team members but it also depends on the understanding and awareness about agility of all involved in the project.

The Agile Essentials training & certification program is aimed at anyone involved in agile projects who wants to become familiar with working in an agile environment.

This includes:

Senior project personnel such as Project Managers, Quality Managers, Software Development Managers, IT Directors and Management Consultants wanting a solid grounding in Agile techniques.

Developers, business analysts and testers wanting to become familiar with working in an Agile environment.

Anyone involved in software projects wanting to accredit their Agile skills for recognition among employers, clients and peers.

Prerequisites

The iSQI® Agile Essentials exam tests for knowledge, understanding and application of basic agile techniques and does not require previous experience in agile projects. There are no prerequisites for this course.


Business Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Value the principles behind the Agile Manifesto and its approach to software development.

Appreciate the roles within an agile team.

Understand how to contribute as an agile team member to quantifiable requirements.

Apply Whole Team quality methods to ensure acceptance criteria are met.

Appreciate the importance of effective Iteration Reviews and how to contribute to continuous improvement through retrospectives.

Course Outline

This certification training for Agile essentials takes participants through the life cycle of an Agile project from release planning and writing user stories to the iteration review (showcase) and retrospective. This training course focuses on the key principles and provides practical suggestions for applying these.


DAY 1

Module 1: Training/Exercises

Agile Manifesto

Agile Principles

How these apply to your role

What is not Agile

Module 2: Training/Exercises

Generic Agile Process

Scrum Process

Release Planning

Iteration Zero

Task board

Module 3: Training/Exercises

Iteration Planning

Estimation

Adaptive Planning

Module 4: Training/Exercises

Requirement Specification

Requirement Review

Code Review

Daily Stand-up


DAY 2

Module 5: Training/Exercises/Pratical

Team Quality

Definition of Done

Iteration Testing

Acceptance Criteria

Pairing

Pragmatic Programming

Continuous Integration

Version Management

Defect Management

Module 6: Training/Exercises

Iteration Review (Showcase)

Carry-out Iteration Review

Module 7: Training/Exercises

Retrospective

Conduct Retrospective

Module 8: How does what you have learnt relate to these?

Agile Manifesto

Agile Principles

Examination Preparation


Assessment

An exam at the end of the course tests for knowledge, understanding and application of vital Agile techniques but does not require previous experience in Agile projects.

Candidates are required to sit a one hour, 40 question multiple choice examination designed to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge, understanding and ability to apply Agile techniques and concepts included in the Certified Agile Essentials syllabus. Candidates are required to score 26 or more correct answers to pass. Each question will be worth one mark.

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