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50253A: Mastering Microsoft Visual Studio Team System - Course Information
Name: 50253A: Mastering Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Category: Microsoft Official Curriculum Courses
Length (Days): 2
Course Price (CAD): 945
About this Course
This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to develop applications as a team using Microsoft Visual Studio Team System. This course focuses on software process as well as tools provided by Team System to increase development team productivity and visibility.
Audience Profile
This course is intended for both novice and experienced developers, testers, project managers, business analysts, architects, and IT management who have a minimum of 1 year developing software in a team environment.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Use the basic functions of both client and server tools in Team System.
• Effectively work as a team through enhanced collaboration between traditionally isolated groups architecture, development, test, and release.
• Improve individual productivity in areas of project management, requirements management, software configuration management, and quality management.
• Make projects visible to management, enabling informed decision making.
Before attending this course, students must have:
• Developers should have 1 year experience in .NET development and have experience using a version control system.
• Project Managers should have 1 year of hands on project management experience.
• Business Analysts should have 1 year of requirements definition and management experience.
• Testers should be versed in manual testing techniques, and are best equipped with knowledge of .NET and C#.
Course OutlineModule 1: Overview
This module explains Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), the business case for ALM, and how Visual Studio Team System supports ALM.
• The Business Case for ALM
• Explanation of ALM Scope
• How Team System Supports ALM

Module 2: Project Management
This module explains how Team Foundation Server can be used to gain visibility into a project and manage change and customer expectations.
• Project Management Responsibilities
• Traditional Issues
• How Team System Can Help
• Defining Your Project Management Approach
• Governance
• Compliance
• Metrics
Lab : Managing a project in TFS
• Create project requirements and tasks in TFS
• Create areas and iterations in TFS
• Create work item queries
• Work item check in policy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Understand how fundamental Project Management techniques can be applied using Team Foundation Server.
• Select a Process Template that best suits their needs.

Module 3: Requirements
This module explains how to requirements can be defined and managed through their lifecycle using Team System.
• The Requirements Lifecycle
• Flavors of Representation
• Managing Requirements
Lab : Requirements Definition & Management in Team System
• Compare process templates
• Project monitoring via requirements
• Requirement change tracking and compliance
• Requirement visualization
• Requirement linking
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Create requirements in TFS.
• Link requirements to associated work items.
• Report on the status of requirements.

Module 4: Source Control
This module explains how to use version control features of team foundation server.
• Shared vs. Exclusive Checkout
• Shelving
• Locking
• Labeling
• Conflict Resolution
• Branching & Merging
• Promotion Modeling
• Security
Lab : Version Control in TFS
• Add a project to TFS
• Use shelving, locking, and labeling
• Resolve a conflict
• Secure files and folders in TFS
• Branch & merge files
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• How to add, edit, delete files in TFS.
• Design an appropriate branching strategy.
• Move code between environments.
• Security sensitive code.

Module 5: Team Build
This module explains how to build software solutions centrally on TFS using Team Build. This allows teams to support methods like continuous integration and automated deployment to environments.
• Team Build Overview
• Team Build Setup
• Build Script Customization
• Extending Team Build
• Community Build Tasks
Lab : Building solutions in TFS
• Create a build script
• Configure continuous integration
• Setup tests to run during build
• Automatically deploy application being built
• Develop custom task and use it in build
• Review and use Community build tasks
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Create and configure a build script.
• Set up automated deployment of solutions.
• Create extensions to Team Build to perform customized operations.

Module 6: Project Reporting
This module explains how to use the reporting capabilities of TFS. We will look at the differences between the MSF for Agile and MSF for CMMI template, as well as review a few Community Templates like Scrum for Team System and the Microsoft Process Template.
• Overview of the Reporting Architecture
• Explanation of What Reports are Communicating
• Basics of Consuming Reports
• How to Get Reports Working Properly
• Dynamic Reporting with Excel
Lab : How to use TFS Reports
• Viewing reports
• Exporting reports
• Create an ad hoc report in Excel
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Understand of data is needed for the reports to be meaningful.
• Understand how to interpret reports.
• Create on demand reports with ease using Excel.
• Understand the reporting capability of 4 major Process Templates.

Module 7: Visual Studio Developer Edition
This module explains how to use features found in Visual Studio Developer Edition including Static Code Analysis, Unit Testing, Code Metrics, and Profiling.
• Overview of Dev Challenges
• Performance Challenges and Dev Edition Solutions
• Team Work Challenges and Dev Edition Solutions
• Maintainability Challenges and Dev Edition Solutions
• Quality Challenges and Dev Edition Solutions
• Productivity Challenges and Dev Edition Solutions
• Visibility Challenges and Dev Edition Solutions
Lab : Developer Edition
• Unit testing
• Profiling an application
• Finding security flaws with Static Code Analysis
• Getting bug feedback quickly with Continuous Integration
• Using Code Metrics to enhance maintainability
• Prevent mistakes before checking in with Check-in Policies
• Code review with work items
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Troubleshoot performance issues.
• Build more maintainable and secure code libraries.
• Collaborate with peers better.

Module 8: Visual Studio Test Edition
This module explains how to automate test cases, manage execution of tests, and unify the reporting of test results coming from both the dev and test teams.
• How Test Edition Supports the Application Lifecycle
• Test Automation
• Test Management
• Test Reporting
Lab : Test Management with Test Edition
• Organize tests for execution
• Signal when software is ready for test
• Associate test results with a particular build
• Managing manual tests
• Consolidate test results
Lab : Test Automation with Test Edition
• Automate a web page test
• Create a load test
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Manage both automated and manual test execution.
• Leverage reporting to understand current quality of application.
• Automate tests for web applications.

Module 9: Visual Studio Database Edition
This module explains how to manage change in a database schema using TFS and Visual Studio Database Edition.
• Database Edition Conceptual Overview
• Database Development Lifecycle
• Project System Overview
• Making Database Changes with Visual Studio
• Build and Deploy
• Database Testing
Lab : Managing Database Schema Change
• Project setup
• Change schema
• Compare schema
Lab : Testing and Deploying the Database
• Deploy a database
• Create test data
• Create database unit tests
• Configure build script to run database unit tests
After completing this module, students will be able to:
• Use TFS to version control database schema changes.
• Create database unit tests.
• Automate the deployment and testing of a database.
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