Agile Programming Professional Training and Certification

Level: Intermediate
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This Agile programming course prepares programmers, developers, testers, and designers to immediately become productive members of an Agile team by focusing on the techniques for implementing software with an Agile mindset. Learn to use test-first principles, design and create automated acceptance tests, and apply SOLID design patterns to code.

Plus, pass the post-course exam and earn Certification in Agile Programming (ICP-PRG) from the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile).

Key Features of this Agile Programming Training:

  • Earn ICAgile Certification in Agile Programming (ICP-PRG)
  • Earn credits towards the Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) certification
  • More than a dozen hands-on exercises using popular Agile tools
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply test-driven techniques for developing working code
  • Refactor code to exploit SOLID design principles and pattern technology
  • Use mocking libraries to isolate components for efficient testing
  • Remove dependencies between components with Dependency Injection Frameworks
  • Drive version control systems using an Agile branching and merging policy

Certifications/Credits:

Scrum Alliance REP ICAgile General PMI 17 PDU

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Agile Programming Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Prior to attending this course, attendees should have attended:
    • Experience in programming, preferably in a modern (object based or object oriented) programming language
    • A broad understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Recommended Experience

    • This is a course not just for programmers, but for testers (particularly automation testers), and software designers that then implement their designs.
  • Software

    • For in-class examples we use the Microsoft toolkit: the C# programming language with Visual Studio, Microsoft's Team Foundation Server for tracking agile workflow, and the Git version control system for versioning and teaching branching and merging strategies.
  • Course Preparation

    • Students will be emailed a short document to review before class. Understanding the content of this pre-course reading is required before class, so more in-class time can be devoted to the role of the programmer.
  • Certification & Exam Information

    • ICAgile: To obtain the ICAgile certification, students will need to pass the Learning Tree exam. Learning Tree customer service will process your registration with ICAgile once the exam has been passed., please allow 10 business days.
    • View the ICAgile Certification & Training Roadmap ›
    • Scrum Alliance: This course qualifies for the 3-day technical portion of the Certified Scrum Developer. To obtain Scrum Education Units (SEUs), students will need to pass the Learning Tree exam. Once notification of passing the exam has been received, contact Learning Tree's customer service to request registration with Scrum Alliance.
    • This course can help you earn Scrum Alliance’s Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) certification. Click to view our options for CSD - Certified Scrum Developer Training ›
    • This course can help you earn ICAgile certification. Click to view our options for ICAgile Certification Training ›
  • Information for European Citizens

    In line with GDPR legislation we are informing you that your Personal Data, specifically name and contact information, will be shared with Scrum Alliance who have a legitimate business interest in processing your Personal Data to award any earned certifications and to monitor class attendance. Scrum Alliance are based in the United States and your name and address will be transferred to and processed in the United States. Scrum Alliance’s processing of your personal data is covered by their Privacy Policy which can be viewed here. Please review and return the Scrum Alliance GDPR Form to Customer_Services@LearningTree.co.uk.

    Agile Programming Course Outline

    • Agile Software Development Introduction

      • Defining the developer role in an agile process
      • Identifying software development roles and activities
      • Supporting the requirements engineering process
      • Decomposing and estimating requirements
      • Using test automation to drive development
      • Applying SOLID design principles
      • Exploiting design patterns
      • Integrating systems
      • Branching and merging version controlled code
      • Managing defects efficiently
    • Supporting Agile Projects

      Gathering software requirements

      • Eliciting requirements from users
      • Adopting Agile values and principles
      • Identifying user stories from stakeholder requirements

      Planning Agile Projects

      • Prioritising and estimating work
      • Dividing features into tasks
      • Estimating stories and tasks

      Tracking Team Progress

      • Tracking progress with burn down charts
      • Calculating velocity and adjusting to change
      • Monitoring work in progress with task boards
    • Test-Driven Development

      Defining test levels

      • Acceptance, system, integration and unit testing
      • Employing both automated and manual testing
      • Specifying boundary conditions
      • Driving development through constant testing

      Ensuring software meets requirements with user acceptance testing

      • Scripting user acceptance tests
      • Specifying acceptance criteria
      • Determining conditions of satisfaction
      • Automating the user story acceptance tests with Gherkin

      Minimising bugs through automated programmer unit testing

      • Utilising tools for automated unit testing
      • Writing unit test code
      • Isolating classes for testing
      • Programming mock objects
      • Refactoring for improved design
    • Improving Code Quality

      Applying SOLID design principles

      • Ensuring classes have a single responsibility
      • Maintaining extensibility through the open-closed principle
      • Using inheritance correctly
      • Inverting dependencies to obtain the correct interfaces
      • Injecting dependencies using injection frameworks

      Short-circuiting design with patterns

      • Understanding the role of design patterns
      • Applying well-known patterns: Strategy and observer
    • Scaling Development

      Protecting code with version control

      • Locking versus multiple checkout version control systems
      • Single store versus distributed version control
      • Employing GIT for distributed multiple checkout control
      • Pushing and pulling changes from central repositories

      Applying multi-team agile versioning policy

      • Branching and merging code developed by multiple teams
      • Choosing agile branching and merging strategies
    • Continuous Improvement of Development

      Monitoring development

      • Knowing what to track in development
      • Identifying common agile development pitfalls

      Participating in retrospectives

      • The developer’s role in agile process improvement
      • Continuous improvement through learning

    Agile Programming Training FAQs

    • Is Agile a programming language?

      No, Agile is a method of building code, not a coding language.

    • Who is the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile)?

      ICAgile is one of the leading global agile accreditation and certification body. They help organisations design learning experiences that create an agile mindset and continue the agility within the organisation.

    • How does this help me achieve ICAgile Certified Expert In Agile Engineering?

      This course can help you earn ICAgile certification. Click to view our options for ICAgile Certification Training ›

    • What industry credits can I earn for this Agile Programming course?

      You can earn credits towards the Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) certification.

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