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Online, Video Training at Pluralsight

Benjamin Day’s on-demand, online video courses are available through Pluralsight.com.

On-site, In-person Training

We provide classroom training and seminars on a variety of topics related to Visual Studio 2019 (VS2019), Visual Studio 2017 (VS2017), Azure DevOps (formerly Visual Studio Team Services), Team Foundation Server (TFS2017, TFS2018), and Scrum.  Interested in attending a class or running a private class at your company?  Drop us a line at info@benday.com.

Scrum Training

Professional Scrum Foundations (PSF) for Teams

This 2-day course prepares teams to effectively use Scrum through a combination of hands-on exercises and lecture.  Rather than coaching teams back from a poorly functioning Scrum implementation, PSF exposes these common missteps, increases the awareness of the associated symptoms, and provides prescriptive guidance to avoid going off track.  If you’re looking to get hands-on training for how to do Scrum or you’re looking to boost your skills to eventually become a Scrum Master, this is the course for you.  (syllabus)
$15,500.00

Professional Scrum Master (PSM)

The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) course is a 2-day course that covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the mechanics, rules and roles of the Scrum framework. Advanced tools for servant-leadership are provided to increase a Scrum Master’s effectiveness. These tools relate to behavioral shifts, working with people and teams, coaching and facilitation techniques, and addressing the organization.  (syllabus)
$15,500.00

Professional Scrum Developer (PSD)

This 3-day course teaches teams how to do Scrum with Visual Studio 2018, Team Foundation Server 2018, and/or Azure DevOps. In this course, we’ll instruct students on how to work in a team, using modern software engineering practices, to develop an increment of potentially releasable functionality using a specific technology platform. Students learn to do so within the Scrum framework doing iterative incremental development. Classes are exercise-driven, with students working in self-organizing teams to develop “done” increments from Product Backlog items.  (syllabus)

Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS)

This 2-day course teaches organizations how to scale their Scrum efforts beyond a single team.  The Scaled Professional Scrum workshop will show you how to launch, structure, staff, and manage a large agile or Scrum project.   (syllabus)

Technical Training

DevOps with Team Foundation Server 2017 / 2018 / Azure DevOps

Team Foundation Server (TFS), Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), and Azure DevOps are more than just version control!  This 2-day course will help jump start your team’s use of Team Foundation Server 2017, Team Foundation Server 2018, or Azure DevOps. We’ll start with version control and move on to cover TFS builds, TFS automated releases, project planning and tracking using TFS Work Items, Scrum & Agile Projects, and QA testing.  Along the way, we’ll also discuss setup, the features of TFS Source Control (including branching & merging), and using Visual Studio & TFS to enforce code quality and manage code reviews.  This course is typically 2 days but can be customized for individual customers to be as short as 0.5 days.  (syllabus)

Test-Driven Development with Visual Studio

This course is designed to give the student hands-on experience and knowledge for writing and maintaining applications using Unit Tests and Test-Driven Development. Throughout the course we will discuss the options, process, and motivations for unit testing and TDD and reemphasize these concepts using hands-on labs.  This course is typically 2 days but can be customized for individual customers to be as short as 0.5 days.  (syllabus)

QA Testing with Visual Studio

This 2-day course provides an overview of the testing features in Visual Studio 2017 for both developer and QA testers.  Topics include: Unit Testing, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Web Performance Testing, Load Testing, Coded UI Tests & Selenium, Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), Test Suites & Plans, Bug & Defect Tracking, Automated Builds, and TFS Release pipelines.  This course is typically 2 days but can be customized for individual customers to be as short as 0.5 days.  (syllabus)