MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management Boot Camp


The Academy's MCSD Application Lifecycle Management Boot Camp is a combination of the following official Microsoft courses:

Administering Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012: (Exam 70-496)
Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012 (20497A) (Exam 70-497)
Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio 2012 Application Lifecycle Management (Exam 70-498)

This is a 14-day boot camp.


After completing this course, students will possess:

  • A solid understanding of the Team Foundation Server architecture and components.
  • Experience installing and configuring a Team Foundation Server in both single-server and multi-server configurations.
  • Experience managing security for Team Foundation Server components.
  • Experience configuring and using Team Foundation Build.
  • Experience adapting process templates to an organization.
  • Experience managing project artifacts with Team Foundation Server version control.
  • Experience configuring and using Work Item tracking.
  • A strong understanding of the software testing role.
  • A strong understanding of modern testing practices.
  • The ability to implement testing practices by using Microsoft technologies.
  • A strong understanding of current process improvement practices.
  • A strong understanding of popular software development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), as well as umbrella practices such as Agile and Lean.
  • High-level technical experience with Microsoft tools used to improve software development effectiveness.
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