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Why

Seven reasons why you should sit your Software Development Fundamentals course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be Software Development Fundamentals trained in just 2 days. With us, you’ll know Software Development Fundamentals in record time
  2. Our Software Development Fundamentals course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Software Development Fundamentals first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more Software Development Fundamentals. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Software Development Fundamentals faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Software Development Fundamentals with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 68.075 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Software Development Fundamentals courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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What

This accelerated Software Development Fundamentals course will provide you with a basic understanding of the software development lifecycle. As well as the decsisions that have to be made when selecting a software development methodology. You'll also develop an appreciation of how software developers need to work effectively in teams to produce software.

Your role as a software developer is to build and test high-quality code across front end, logic and database layers. Typically you will work as part of a larger team, responsible for some of the straightforward tasks and deliverables of the overall project. You will interpret design documentation and specifications. Customer requirements will typically be defined and agreed by more experienced or specialist members of the team, such as a business analyst or technical architect.

Upon completion of this course, you will have gained the knowledge and skills to fulfil the role of a Software Developer. These include carrying out the following:

  • Review requirements and specifications, and define test conditions. Design test cases and test scripts under your own direction, mapping back to pre-determined criteria, recording and reporting outcomes. Analyse and report test activities and results. Identify and report issues and risks associated with your work.
  • Design, code, test, correct, and document moderately complex programs and program modifications from supplied specifications, using agreed standards and tools. Conduct reviews of supplied specifications, with others when necessary.
  • Apply ergonomics tools and methods to develop users' tasks, interactions and interfaces to meet users' requirements.
  • Apply data analysis and data modelling techniques to establish, modify or maintain a data structure and its associated components.
  • Develop specialist knowledge of database concepts, object and data modelling techniques and design principles. Translate object and data models into appropriate database schemas within design constraints. Interpret installation standards to meet project needs and produce database components as required. Evaluate potential solutions, demonstrating, installing and commissioning selected products.
  • Produce software builds from software source code. Conduct tests as defined in an integration test specification, record the details of any failures, and carry out fault diagnosis relating to simple failures, reporting the results of the diagnosis in a clear and concise manner.

This is a vendor-neutral IT developer course, aimed at anyone who is involved in any aspect of systems development. Ideal for someone looking to develop foundation knowledge in Software Development.

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Topic 1: Understand the software development lifecycle

Learners will understand that software development does not occur in isolation. Learners will gain an understanding of the stages in the lifecycle of software development and how these stages are likely to be performed by professionals in related disciplines. In particular learners will understand that core function of a software developer is to implement code to a given specification which will fulfil a set of functional requirements.

1.1 The role and scope of software development and its relationship to other associated disciplines

  • Describe the stages of developing software products through a development lifecycle:
  • Requirements gathering and analysis (separating functional and non-functional requirements)
  • Software design and prototyping including design trade-offs and diagramming
  • Choice of development languages and tools
  • Appropriate testing methodologies including validation and verification of meeting the requirements gathered
  • Deployment into production and ongoing maintenance
  • Describe the relationship of software development with other disciplines such as project management, programming, testing, service management, change and configuration management

Learners will understand why it is important for software to be implemented using a structured software development methodology and the benefits of following the chosen method. Learners will be able to discuss why these benefits are important to other professionals such as project managers, and to the sponsors of the software development project, and for those who will support the software once it is has been deployed.

1.2 Explain the importance of the following in a procedural (Linear) /staged (Iterative) software development lifecycle, e.g.:

  • Standardisation
  • Methodical approach
  • Analysis of each step
  • Collation of information
  • Ensuring correct design
  • Cost control
  • Robust evaluation to aid future development

Topic 2: Understand the similarities and differences between two software developments methodologies in common use in industry

In this topic, learners will learn to describe the advantages and disadvantages of at least two software development methodologies in common use in industry. In comparing these methods, learners will be able to explain when a particular method would be preferable for a specific software implementation projects, and what the consequences of choosing the wrong method might be. The learner will also be able to describe the different team roles and responsibilities of at least two methods.

2.1 Summarise software development methodologies, application, advantages and disadvantages.

  • Principles and rationale
  • Structure and stages
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Selection criteria
  • Team roles and responsibilities

Learners will learn the specific differences between at least two common industry software development methodologies. Learners will learn that different methods related to wider business issues beyond the scope of software implementation such as the focus on working product (Agile) over completeness of process (Waterfall).

2.2 Compare and contrast software development methodologies

  • Differences e.g. :
  • Structure
  • Phases with completion of each phase prior to moving onto the next phase of the cycle
  • Agile: Ability to work with uncertainty and volatility and focus on working products
  • Comparison e.g.:
  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working products over comprehensive documentation
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Responding to change over following a plan
  • Agile recognises that while there is value in processes and tools, there is often more value in individuals and interactions

Topic 3: Understand how to respond appropriately to the business environment and business issues related to software development

Learners will understand that software development typically takes place in a wider business which places constraints upon the software development process. The learner will be able to explain the types of constraints that may typically arise, and how they can be mitigated.

3.1 Describe the business environment related to software development

  • Business environment pressures:
  • Are there any specific project requirements such as contractual constraints – time, cost, quality, compliance, regulatory, innovation criteria?
  • Are there configuration management and change control constraints?
  • Are there opportunities to promote alternative practices – Agile over waterfall, rapid prototyping, modularity over performance

Learners will learn how to describe the business issues related to software development and how to mitigate them. In particular, learners will understand the importance of engaging with project management as business owners of the software development project.

3.2 Understand how to respond to the business environment and business issues related to software development

  • Engagement with project management:
  • Understand how to identify potential risks and flag them
  • Understand how to identify where additional technical resource will be required
  • Support effective cost estimation
  • Accurately Forecast effort (time) required

Topic 4: Understand why teams must work effectively to produce software

Learners will learn to explain a range of common roles found within an industry software development function. One person may hold multiple roles within an organisation. Core functions of business analysis, software design, software implementation, testing and architecture will be discussed.

4.1 Describe the roles and responsibilities within the software development and implementation lifecycle

Business analysts

  • Requirements analysis and capture
  • Resource estimation and planning
  • Requirements validation (including scope, documenting assumptions and exclusions)
  • Requirements engineering
  • Requirements tracking
  • Separation of functional and non-functional requirements
  • Specification development

Designers - Design a software model that fulfil the specifications:

  • Refinements of specifications
  • Use of diagramming tools
  • Use of formal and mathematical specification approaches
  • Choice of system architectures
  • Different design approaches and trade-offs such as, but not limited to: modularity v. performance
  • Choice of structured design
  • Documentation of design

Developers

  • Implementation choices – development language and tools
  • Debugging methods
  • Performance measurement
  • Validation and verification – ensuring the code meets the design specification

Testers

  • Quality assurance
  • Black-box and white-box testing
  • Formal proof models
  • Static and dynamic analysis tools

Technical architects

  • Deployment choices and architectures
  • Configuration management and change control

Learners will learn that software development in industry is seldom an individual effort and that to be an effective software development professional, it is important to work as a member of a development team. This will require the learner to understand the wider business context and how they can engage with it through their peers and managers.

4.2 The importance of working as a member of an effective development team

Describe how key roles and responsibilities can be used to form teams. Key Roles e.g.

  • Project manager
  • Business analysts
  • Designers
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • Technical architects

Describe factors that influence effective team working and their importance including internal and external factors e.g.:

  • Communication
  • Composition
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Maturity of the team
  • Skill set
  • Leadership style
  • Resources
  • Climate and environment of the organisation
  • Sponsor

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You will be provided with comprehensive courseware and the following book:
Developing Information Systems: Practical Guidance for IT professionals, by James Cadle.

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +351 800 180 087.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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There are no prerequisites for this course. It is suitable for beginners.

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"The content was really interesting and the learning was intense but with plenty of breaks and hot and cold drinks on tap. The facilities and food were really good and the rooms were nice and a good place to unwind."
M.S., Games Workshop. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/12/2018 to 11/12/2018)

"The learning is very clear and informative. The instructors make it very enjoyable and keep you engaged throughout the course. The intensive learning always makes me feel like I have learned a lot in such a short space of time and I go away with information that I will use and remember for a long time to come. This kind of training is great for helping to boost your career."
G.K., IBM. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/12/2018 to 11/12/2018)

"The content received was very comprehensive with lots of support provided to apprentices providing great value. The instructor of the course was helpful and informative which really added to the experience received. "
Anonymous, IBM. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/12/2018 to 11/12/2018)

"Great experience, people are great and the tutor I had was a pleasure as she really knew what she was talking about due to experience."
Anonymous. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/12/2018 to 11/12/2018)

"The course is well structured and the information provided is detailed and relevant. A lot of time for discussion and sharing knowledge."
S.L.. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/12/2018 to 11/12/2018)

"I was kinda terrified being dyslexic that I wouldnt be able to keep up with a fast paced intensive 2 days teaching and exam but I was pleasantly surprised! I found the teacher to be knowledgeable and engaging and took the time to help me with concepts I had trouble grasping. Recommended. :D "
Amy Allen, Tranport for London. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (15/11/2018 to 16/11/2018)

"It has been a very good experience overall. I particularly found the course helpful. At first I was apprehensive about accelerated learning but it proved to be a good experience and I feel like I have retained a lot of the information taught."
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"Everything's provided for your long days of study."
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"I have enjoyed my time at Firebrand and have learnt a lot about my chosen subject."
Anonymous. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (15/10/2018 to 16/10/2018)

"Good course, knowledgeable instructor. Wide range of topics covered in timely fashion."
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"Excellent location and facilities, the instructor's teaching was very engaging even though the class included both inexperienced and experienced developers. Despite coming in with experience I feel I am leaving with more; I will look forward to my next course here at Firebrand."
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"The course was really informative and has given me a lot of insight for me to go back and continue on doing independent work myself."
Jamil Stewart, ISAAC Intelligence. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (10/5/2018 to 11/5/2018)

"I felt that the course was very well structured. Although the course is intensive, the mentor is very helpful and patient with every student to ensure we are confident with our knowledge. Regular breaks also ensure that we are not burning ourselves out too fast either. "
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"The course was delivered really well, the instructor was clear at all times and ensured everything was understood."
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"It was very good, I cant wait for my next course. "
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"The course was really good!"
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"Had a very good experience here, the instructor was great at getting the class motivated for our early starts. I learned a lot and think this will put me in a good place for my apprenticeship, with the core knowledge in software dev fundamentals. "
Sean Lally. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/12/2017 to 20/12/2017)

"Very informative course, trainer was very friendly and added examples to concepts to help understanding. I was able to learn a lot of information over a short period of time."
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Simon Leyland, Prodo Digital. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/6/2017 to 20/6/2017)

"The course was really interesting and was explained in a very well structured manner which made it very easy to understand. There was a lot of content to cover and very long days followed by room reading was quite full on, however, the two exams went well and I do feel like I took a lot of the course content in and understood it well. The instructor was very good at explaining the course content in real-world scenarios and I felt it was a very good way to help us understand. The instructor was fun and informative and I really enjoyed the course"
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"I always have a great time at Firebrand, the courses are always informative and easy to relate to my daily work life. The instructors know their stuff and are very helpful and friendly."
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