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SAFe® Agile Software Engineer with ASE certification

Enabling Technical Agility for the Lean Enterprise

SAFe® Agile Software Engineer with ASE certification

Enabling Technical Agility for the Lean Enterprise

08 Jun 2021 Live Online 3 days Early bird £1995 +VAT Virtual enquiry On-site enquiry Book Course On-site enquiry

Course Overview

The discipline of software engineering has evolved over the past decades with the introduction of Lean-Agile and DevOps principles and practices. New skills and approaches help organisations deliver software-centric solutions faster, more predictably, and with higher quality. During this three-day, workshop-oriented course, attendees learn the foundational principles and practices that make up the Agile Software Engineering discipline.

Attendees will learn how continuous flow of value delivery and building quality in are enabled by modern practices including XP technical practices, Behavioural Driven Development (BDD), and Test-Driven Development (TDD). Attendees will learn proven practices to detail, model, design, implement, verify, and validate stories in a SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline. They will know the practices that build quality into code (abstraction, encapsulation, intentional programming) and designs (SOLID, Design patterns). Attendees will also understand how Software Engineering fits into the larger solution context and their role in collaborating on intentional architecture and DevOps.


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COVID-19

On 3 March 2020, Scaled Agile announced it would allow requests for remote course delivery for all SAFe courses. Additional guidance from their team effective from 9 June 2020 allows the remote delivery of SAFe classes on an on-going basis if required. Radtac is planning to to facilitate many of our scheduled training via our Live-Online virtual classroom. We are continually reviewing this decision based on advice from the local authorities in the region of delivery to ensure the safety of our clients. team and partners. For further information please see our policy here.

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Live-Online courses are those delivered via our virtual (online) classroom. You will collaborate and interact with your course tutor and participants in real-time via video conferencing and our our digital workspace. You can read more about our Live-Online courses, tools and watch a short video on what to expect here. For public scheduled Live-Online courses you should for look for the dates with a location set as Live-Online <city>. The city is used to highlight the timezone the class will be set in but can be joined by anyone who can be present during the duration of the course.

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Course Tutor(s)

Richard Levy

Software Developer and Agile Coach/Trainer

As a Software developer, it is Richard’s responsibility to technically oversee all new and on-going development, maintaining a hands-on presence to ensure a laser focus on quality. Richard also takes on-line and resource management responsibilities for development teams, along with ownership of development practices and R&D into new technologies & Agile methodologies. A Sun Certified Java Programmer and Developer, plus a Certified ScrumMaster and Kanban Practitioner.

Course Content

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Agile Software Engineering
  • Connecting Principles, and Practices to Built-In Quality
  • Accelerating Flow
  • Applying Intentional Architecture
  • Thinking Test-First
  • Discovering Story Details
  • Creating a Shared Understanding with Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
  • Communicating with Models
  • Building Systems with Code Quality
  • Building Systems with Design Quality
  • Implementing with Quality

Learning Objectives

To perform the role of a SAFe® Agile Software Engineer attendees should be able to:

  • Define Agile Software Engineering and the underlying values, principles, and practices
  • Apply the Test-First principle to create alignment between tests and requirements
  • Create shared understanding with Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)
  • Communicate with Agile modelling
  • Design from context for testability
  • Build applications with code and design quality
  • Utilise the test infrastructure for automated testing
  • Collaborate on intentional architecture and emergent design
  • Apply Lean-Agile Principles to optimise the flow of value
  • Create an Agile Software Engineering plan

Audience

This course targets the technical members of an Agile Team – developers and testers. Product Owners, Scrum Master, Managers, and others with a less technical background would also be very beneficial as they would gain an understanding of the development process so that team collaboration will become more effective.

Pre-requisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, meeting the following prerequisites will make the training more productive.

  • Understanding of SAFe for Teams
  • Background in engineering, development, managing development, or quality assurance

Course Preparation

Prior to attending the course, students should familiarise themselves with the Scaled Agile Framework

Certifying Bodies & Exams

Exam requirements

The first step toward becoming a Certified SAFe® Agile Software Engineer is to attend this course. This is a requirement because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam.

Exam prerequisite skills

  • Understanding of SAFe for Teams
  • Background in engineering, development, managing development, or quality assurance

Exam details

  • Exam name – SAFe® 5 Agile Software Engineer Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of your course
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2.0 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions – 60
  • Passing score – 42 out of 60 (70%)
  • Language – English
  • Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait

Exam study materials

The exam is designed to measure knowledge and skill related to the job role. We highly recommend candidates use a variety of resources to prepare for this exam including:

  • Course materials – The course materials are an essential artefact from the course and can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to refer back to the content that was presented during the class.
  • Study guide – This comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon course completion.
  • Practice test – The practice test is designed to be predictive of success on the certification exam,* and it has the same number of questions, level of difficulty, and time duration. It is part of the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform and can be taken an unlimited number of times at no cost. *This is not the actual exam, and passing it does not guarantee success on the certification exam.
  • Sample Questions – A web-enabled, flashcard style version of the sample questions can be found online and in the study guide

What You Receive

The class registration includes:

  • Student Workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the exam

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • Certified SAFe® Agile Software Engineer PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® Agile Software Engineer digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the ASE Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that provide connections to other certified SAFe professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Online Details

We use Zoom video conferencing to host our live online courses via a virtual classroom. We recommend that before registering participants run a zoom test meeting and check system requirements to ensure they are able to connect. Participants will also use our digital workspace, Mural and our Agile Tools Mobile app for collaboration with the class and completing exercises for the duration of the course. You’ll find links below to test and explain requirements for each of these tools.

Zoom requirements

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux

Zoom test meeting

https://zoom.us/test

Mural requirements

https://support.mural.co/en/articles/2113688-technical-requirements-to-run-mural

Agile Tools Mobile App

https://www.radtac.com/resources/agile-tools-mobile-app/

On registration full information will be provided via joining instructions to each partcipant with instructions on how to acess the virtual classroom and additional tools.

Still unsure? Talk to our team of friendly learning advisors, they are here to assist before, during and after your class if you have any questions.

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08 Jun 2021 Live Online | 3 days Early bird £1995 +VAT
08 Jun 2021

Enabling Technical Agility for the Lean Enterprise

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