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Course Objectives:
  • Describe the full feature set of Microsoft’s Application Lifecycle Management suite
  • Create team projects and team project collections as appropriate for their environment
  • Understand how work item tracking can be used across the entire team
  • Create custom work item queries and notifications
  • Use a variety of clients to interact with team members and TFS
  • Use the version control system to maintain source code as well as branch and merge code
  • Improve code using the code review workflow in My Work
  • Create automated builds and automate the execution of unit tests
  • Manage projects using the Agile planning tools
  • Create portfolio backlogs to help manage large projects
  • Manage work in teams including sprints and backlogs
  • Create test plans, test suites, and test cases
  • Perform a variety of testing using Microsoft Test Manager and the Test Hub
  • Raise information-rich bugs and verify them once resolved
  • Perform exploratory testing
  • Create and modify builds to include automated testing and deployment
  • Deploy software using Release Management
  • Configure Application Insights to monitor your applications
Team Development
Module 1.1: Introducing Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 and TFS 2017
  • What’s new in Visual Studio 2017
  • Overview of the Visual Studio 2017 family
  • A lap around Visual Studio Team Services
Module 1.2: Organizing Work with Team Projects
  • Organizing projects in TFS or VSTS
  • Understanding process templates
  • Creating a new team project
  • Setting team project properties
Module 1.3: Managing Work Using Work Items
  • Overview of work items
  • Traceability between work items
  • Searching and creating custom queries
  • Work item charting and pinning charts
  • Work item tagging
  • Configuring project notifications
Module 1.4: Integrating the Team Using Different Clients
  • Using Team Explorer
  • Using Microsoft Excel to create and manage work items
  • Team Web Access
  • Third-party clients
Managing Agile Projects
Module 2.1: Creating Our Product Backlog
  • Examining requirement types
  • Creating backlog items
  • Creating requirement hierarchies using features and epics
  • The importance of acceptance criteria
Module 2.2: Agile Estimation
  • Introduction to estimation
  • Using story points
  • Planning Poker and other popular estimation techniques
  • Adding your estimates to work items
Module 2.3: Working from the Product Backlog
  • Introducing the Kanban board
  • Entering and editing details on the Kanban board
  • Customizing columns including using split columns and limiting WIP
  • Recording our Definition of Done (DoD)
  • Understanding the Cumulative Flow Diagram
Module 2.4: Working in Sprints
  • Specifying your sprint schedule and team capacity
  • Selecting items for the sprint backlog using forecasting
  • Decomposing requirements into tasks
  • Using burn-down charts to track progress
  • Monitoring work using the task board
  • Working with unparented work items
Module 2.5: Creating and Customizing Reports
  • Overview of reporting architecture
  • Reviewing the out-of- the-box reports
  • Adding new reports
  • Creating ad hoc reports using Excel
Agile Development
Module 3.1: TFS Version Control Concepts
  • Version control in Visual Studio
  • Version control terminology
  • A closer look at workspaces
  • Change sets and shelve sets
Module 3.2: Using Team Foundation Version Control
  • The Source Control Explorer
  • Getting code into TFVC
  • Understanding the Pending Changes experience
  • Linking change sets to work items
  • Locking files in TFVC
Module 3.3: Configuring an Effective Version Control Environment
  • Working with workspaces
  • Setting team-project- wide source control settings
  • Check-in policies
  • Backward compatibility using the MSSCCI provider
Module 3.4: Branching and Merging
  • Defining a branching strategy
  • How to branch
  • Branch visualization and tracking changes
  • Merging and resolving conflicts
  • Custom differencing tools
Module 3.5: Unit Testing and Code Quality Tools
  • Unit testing in Visual Studio
  • Visual Studio Test Explorer
  • Code metrics
  • Static code analysis
Agile Testing
Module 3.1: TFS Version Control Concepts
  • Version control in Visual Studio
  • Version control terminology
  • A closer look at workspaces
  • Change sets and shelve sets
Module 4.1: Creating Your First Test Plan
  • Creating a test plan
  • Creating test suites
  • Mapping requirements to tests
  • Mapping effort to specific builds
  • Configuring test settings including data collectors
Module 4.2: Authoring Test Cases
  • Creating and managing test cases
  • Creating reusable shared steps
  • Databinding our test cases
  • Using shared parameters
Module 4.3: Executing Test Cases
  • Assigning a test case to a tester
  • Navigating the Microsoft Test Runner
  • Recording reliable action recordings
  • Test Case Fast Forward
Module 4.4: Raising and Verifying Bugs
  • Raising a bug from the Microsoft Test Runner
  • Viewing bug states
  • Verifying a bug fix
Module 4.5: Exploratory Testing
  • What is exploratory testing?
  • Tools for exploratory testing
  • Creating bugs and test cases from exploratory tests
Module 5.1: An Overview of DevOps
  • Demystifying the DevOps buzzword
  • Understanding DevOps value
  • How the Microsoft stack supports DevOps
Module 5.2: Continuous Integration and Build Automation
  • Understanding the build infrastructure
  • Creating new build definitions
  • Configuring continuous integration
  • Build customization
  • Working with legacy XAML builds
Module 5.3: Release Management
  • Creating a release pipeline
  • Overview of deployment options
  • Configuring continuous deployment
  • Deploying applications to Azure
Module 5.4: Continuous Testing
  • Configuring automated testing
  • Web tests and load tests
Module 5.5: Monitoring Your Application Using Application Insights
  • Overview of Application Insights
  • Adding Application Insights to your web application
  • Tracking usage data
  • Viewing Application Insights data in the portal

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