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Oct 7th

Which TFS Developer Course Is Right for You?

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Regardless of the type of development you do, be it web, mobile, windows, or services, you need proficiency with the core skills that facilitate development in a team.

Two courses are offered that have been designed with the developer in mind.

1. TFS 2015 Developer Fundamentals

This popular developer fundamentals course is targeted at the developer new to Microsoft Team Foundation Server or Visual Studio Team Services. The course starts by getting developers familiar with the product suite before they create a new Team Project to organize their work. We then move onto Work Item Tracking, which is where requirements, tasks, bugs, and more are defined and tracked throughout the project.

The central part of the course provides a deep dive into version control topics that are central to a developer’s day-to-day work. This includes defining a branching model for the team and how to branch and merge following best practices. The course then examines unit testing and code quality features before moving onto the new build automation introduced in the 2015 product release.

2. TFS 2015 Advanced Developer Features

Many developers have been using Visual Studio for many years and continue to use the same features they have always used. This 2-day course is designed to educate developers on many of the features available in Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise edition that could greatly improve their code quality and productivity.

The Enterprise Edition is the “fully loaded” edition of Visual Studio and includes features that can improve your code testing, including the Fakes Framework and IntelliTest. There are also many new features to improve debugging and troubleshooting your code, such as IntelliTrace as well as the Performance and Diagnostics Hub. Finally, we’ll take a look at Code Visualisation and some of the modeling tools available to you.

Both of these courses are offered on a regular basis throughout the year on the public schedule but they can also be delivered as a private onsite course to help get your entire team up to speed quickly and efficiently.

TFS 2015 Classes

TFS 2015 Configuration & Administration 10/10, 11/15, 12/19

Build and Release Management Using TFS 2015 10/17, 12/1, 3/27

Managing Agile Projects Using TFS 2015 or VSTS 10/19, 12/5, 1/9

TFS 2015 Immersion 10/24, 12/12, 2/13

TFS 2015 Developer Fundamentals 10/31, 12/8, 1/30

Software Testing Using Microsoft Test Manager 2015 10/31, 12/12, 1/16

TFS 2015 Advanced Developer Features 11/2, 1/12, 4/5

Test Automation, Web Performance, and Load Testing with Visual Studio 2015 11/3, 12/15, 1/19

DevOps Using Visual Studio TFS 2015 11/28, 2/1, 4/5

BizTalk Server 2013 Classes

BizTalk 2013 Developer Immersion 10/17, 11/14, 12/12

BizTalk 2013 Developer Deep Dive 10/24, 12/19, 2/13

BizTalk 2013 Administrator Immersion 11/7, 1/9, 4/3

BizTalk 2013 Administrator Deep Dive 11/28, 2/6, 5/15

BizTalk Server Classes

BizTalk Expert Series: EDI 11/16, 3/20, 7/5

BizTalk Expert Series: ESB 11/21, 2/22, 7/5

Azure App Service Classes

Cloud-Based Integration Using Azure App Service 12/5, 3/20, 6/5

Sep 15th

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

attachment-1Get hands-on instruction and practice installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part one in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment.

M-20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 focuses on the initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as Networking, Storage, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, File and Print Services, and Hyper-V.

This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Exam 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, which is the first of three exams required for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential.

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install and configure Windows Server 2012.
  • Describe AD DS.
  • Manage Active Directory objects.
  • Automate Active Directory administration.
  • Implement IPv4.
  • Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
  • Implement Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Implement IPv6.
  • Implement local storage.
  • Implement file and print services.
  • Implement Group Policy.
  • Secure Windows servers by using Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
  • Implement server virtualization by using Hyper-V.

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Sep 6th

Essentials of Business Analysis

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Learn the characteristics of the Business Analyst role and the components that compromise the profession of Business Analysis in BAB-701: Business Analysis Essentials starting on 9/12.

This is an introductory course designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of the benefits, functions and impact a business analyst has within an organization.

The course discusses the business analysis process as it is applied throughout a project as well as the pre-project activities that comprise strategy analysis.

Participants learn how a Business Analyst supports the project throughout the solution development life cycle, from defining business needs and solution scope to validating that requirements have been met in the testing phase and ensuring the solution continues to provide value after implementation.

Participants will also obtain a solid working vocabulary to enable effective communication about business analysis activities and deliverables across the project team.

For more information about this and other upcoming training and development opportunities, give us a call at 614-481-6555 or e-mail info@babsim.com.

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Aug 12th

Cisco Routing and Switching Certification: CCNA

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Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching is an associate level certification for network engineers that helps maximize your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increase the value of your employer’s network.

The certification prepares you for the following job roles:

  • Network Administrators
  • Network Support Engineers
  • Network Engineer Associate
  • Network Specialist
  • Network Analyst

One option for becoming CCNA Routing and Switching certified is to pass exam 200-125 CCNA v3.0.  The exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, IPv4 and IPv6 routing technologies, WAN technologies, infrastructure services, infrastructure security, and infrastructure management.

Although instructor-led training is not required, it is highly recommended.  The recommended instructor-led training is Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX).

The other option for earning the CCNA Routing and Switching certification is to pass both exam 100-105 ICND1 v3.0 AND exam 200-105 ICND2 v3.0.

Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) is the recommended instructor-led training for exam 100-105 ICND1 v3.0 and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2) is the recommended training for exam 200-105 ICND2 v3.0.

There are no prerequisites to obtaining the CCNA Routing and Switching certification.  However, it is recommended that you have 1-3 years of previous networking experience.

For more information about this and other upcoming training and development opportunities, give us a call at 614-481-6555 or e-mail info@babsim.com.

Aug 11th

Cisco Routing and Switching Certification: CCENT

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The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician CCENT certification validates the skills required for entry-level network support positions and is the starting point for many successful careers in networking. CCENT certified professionals have the knowledge and skill to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security.

It opens doors to a career in networking. Having your CCENT means you have what it takes to manage a small, enterprise branch network. A CCENT is a tangible first step in achieving the CCNA Routing and Switching certification and will help you stand out from the crowd in entry-level positions.

In order to become CCENT certified, you must pass exam 100-101 ICND1 (by August 20th) or exam 100-105 ICND1 v3.0.

The exams test a candidate’s knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, routing technologies, infrastructure services, and infrastructure maintenance.

The recommended training for these exams is Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1).  The next available date for this recommended training is the week of August 22nd.  Upon completing this

For more information about this and other upcoming training and development opportunities, give us a call at 614-481-6555 or e-mail info@babsim.com.

Aug 5th

Changes to Business Analysis Certifications – Part 2

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Changes to Business Analysis Certifications – Part 2 will focus on the new multi-level, competency-based certification program that the International Institute of Business Analysis™(IIBA®) is launching in September.

In case you missed it, Changes to Business Analysis Certifications – Part 1 focuses on the specific changes to the Certified Business Analysis Professional™(CBAP®) certification.

IIBA® is launching a new Business Analysis competency-based certification framework in September 2016.  This new model will include an enhanced, multi-level certification program that recognizes the candidate’s knowledge, skills and experience as they progress through their BA career.

There will now be four levels of certification in the new framework and each will their own specific eligibility requirements.

The four levels are as follows:

Level 1:  Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™(ECBA®)

  • Recognizes individuals entering the field of business analysis

Level 2: Certification of Capability in Business Analysis™(CCBA®)

  • Recognizes BA professionals who have 2-3 years of experience

Level 3: Certified Business Analysis Professional™(CBAP®)

  • Recognizes BA professionals who lead and have over 5 years of BA experience

Level 4: Certified Business Analysis Thought Leader™(CBATL®)

  • Recognizes BA professionals who advance the BA profession and have over 10 years of experience

Click HERE for more information about the new BA competency-based certification framework.

Newer to Business Analysis?  Join us for Business Analysis Essentials starting on 8/15.

For more information about this and other upcoming training and development opportunities, give us a call at 614-481-6555 or e-mail info@babsim.com.

IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, BABOK® Guide and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. CBAP® and CCBA® are registered certification marks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. Certified Business Analysis Professional™, Certification of Competency in Business Analysis™, Endorsed Education Provider™, EEP™ and the EEP logo are trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis.

Aug 3rd

Changes to Business Analysis Certifications – Part 1

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Changes to Business Analysis Certifications – Part 1 focuses on the specific changes to the Certified Business Analysis Professional™(CBAP®) certification.  Changes to Business Analysis Certifications – Part 2 focuses on the new multi-level, competency-based certification program that the International Institute of Business Analysis™(IIBA®) is launching in September.

Current CBAP® exams are aligned with A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) v2 and will only be available until September, 22, 2016.  Starting on September 30, 2016, CBAP® exams will be aligned with A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) v3.

If you are planning to sit for the CBAP® exam by September 22, 2016 and you need that little extra boost, please join us for CBAP® Exam Prep Training starting on August 15th as this class will be aligned with BABOK® Guide v2.

If you are targeting a later date to sit for the CBAP® exam, you are invited to join us starting on September 26th for the next CBAP® Exam Prep training that will be aligned with BABOK® Guide v3.

Newer to Business Analysis?  Join us for Business Analysis Essentials starting on 8/15.

For more information about this and other upcoming training and development opportunities, give us a call at 614-481-6555 or e-mail info@babsim.com.

 

IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, BABOK® Guide and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. CBAP® and CCBA® are registered certification marks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. Certified Business Analysis Professional™, Certification of Competency in Business Analysis™, Endorsed Education Provider™, EEP™ and the EEP logo are trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis.

Jul 26th

Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

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Join us the week of August 15th to learn to develop advanced ASP.NET MVC applications using .NET Framework 4.5 tools and technologies in M-20486: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications.

The focus in this course will be on coding activities that enhance the performance and scalability of the Web site application. ASP.NET MVC will be introduced and compared with Web Forms so that participants know when each should/could be used. This course will also prepare the student for exam 70-486.

Upon successfully completing this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Microsoft Web Technologies stack and select an appropriate technology to use to develop any given application.
  • Design the architecture and implementation of a web application that will meet a set of functional requirements, user interface requirements, and address business models.
  • Create MVC Models and write code that implements business logic within Model methods, properties, and events.
  • Add Controllers to an MVC Application to manage user interaction, update models, and select and return Views.
  • Create Views in an MVC application that display and edit data and interact with Models and Controllers.
  • Run unit tests and debugging tools against a web application in Visual Studio 2012 and configure an application for troubleshooting.
  • Develop a web application that uses the ASP.NET routing engine to present friendly URLs and a logical navigation hierarchy to users.
  • Implement a consistent look and feel, including corporate branding, across an entire MVC web application.
  • Use partial page updates and caching to reduce the network bandwidth used by an application and accelerate responses to user requests.
  • Write JavaScript code that runs on the client-side and utilizes the jQuery script library to optimize the responsiveness of an MVC web application.
  • Implement a complete membership system in an MVC 4 web application.
  • Build an MVC application that resists malicious attacks and persists information about users and preferences.
  • Describe how to write a Windows Azure web service and call it from and MVC application.
  • Describe what a Web API is and why developers might add a Web API to an application.
  • Modify the way browser requests are handled by an MVC application.
  • Describe how to package and deploy an ASP.NET MVC 4 web application from a development computer to a web server for staging or production.

For more information about this and other upcoming training and development opportunities, give us a call at 614-481-6555 or e-mail info@babsim.com.

Jul 25th

Business Analysis Essentials

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Learn the characteristics of the Business Analyst role and the components that compromise the profession of Business Analysis in BAB-701: Business Analysis Essentials starting on 8/15.

This is an introductory course designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of the benefits, functions and impact a business analyst has within an organization.

The course discusses the business analysis process as it is applied throughout a project as well as the pre-project activities that comprise strategy analysis.

Participants learn how a Business Analyst supports the project throughout the solution development life cycle, from defining business needs and solution scope to validating that requirements have been met in the testing phase and ensuring the solution continues to provide value after implementation.

Participants will also obtain a solid working vocabulary to enable effective communication about business analysis activities and deliverables across the project team.

For more information about this and other upcoming training and development opportunities, give us a call at 614-481-6555 or e-mail info@babsim.com.

Jul 21st

Deploy and Manage Windows 10

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Join us the week of August 22nd for M-20697-2: Deploying and Managing Windows 10 Using Enterprise Services

This 5-day course provides administrators with the knowledge and skills needed to deploy and manage Windows 10 desktops, devices, and applications in an enterprise environment. Students learn how to plan and implement Windows 10 deployments in large organizations. Students also learn how to manage the Windows 10 installations after deployment to provide secure identity and data access using technologies related to Group Policy, Remote Access, and Device Registration. To support a variety of device and data management solutions, Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, and Microsoft Azure Rights Management are introduced. These services are part of the Enterprise Mobility Suite which provide identity and access management, cloud-based device, application, and update management, and secure data access to information stored both in the cloud and on any location within your corporate network.

This course is intended for IT Professionals who are interested in specializing in Windows 10 desktop and application deployments and managing the cloud-based application and data service environments for medium-to-large enterprise organizations. These professionals typically work with networks that are configured as Windows Server domain-based environments with managed access to the Internet and cloud services.

Ready to learn how to Install and Configure Windows 10?

Interested in developing Windows 10 apps?  Check out Windows 10 Development for Absolute Beginners.

For more information about this and other upcoming training and development opportunities, give us a call at 614-481-6555 or e-mail info@babsim.com.