Effective Team Development using Microsoft® Visual Studio® Team System Training Course


Microsoft Official Curriculum Course Number: 6214
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Course Description

This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage source control management, a configurable build process, tools that aid in test driven development, and process workflow all integrated directly into Visual Studio 2008. By the end of the course, developers are equipped to use test-driven techniques and proven software processes to create high-quality software with a minimal change in overall effort.



Audience

This course is intended for Enterprise IT Staff who actively participate in software development projects. They participate in specification, design, coding, testing or project management


Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

Experience and familiarity with process methodologies such as Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF).

Familiarity with diagramming implementations, High-level database design, Distributed systems design, Business requirements analysis.

Experience in using source code versioning control tools, bug reporting, tracking, analysis tools, and possibly a unit testing suite.

Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio 2003 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.

Experience in using source code versioning control tools, bug reporting, tracking, analysis tools, and possibly a unit testing suite. They should have experience with Visual Studio 2003 or Visual Studio 2005 and some knowledge of Visual Basic .NET or Visual C# code.


Course Completion Skills:
  • Describe integrated Application Life-Cycle Management (ALM) and how Visual Studio Team System 2008 aids the ALM process.
  • Identify the components of Visual Studio Team System architecture and how these are used to improve collaboration and increase the overall efficiency of the team development process.
  • Describe project management tools available in Visual Studio Team System.
  • Describe the Developer and Architect tasks in Visual Studio Team System 2008.
  • Describe MSBuild architecture and customize Team Build.
  • Access Version control and use branching and merging effectively.
  • Describe tools used for performance and code analysis.
  • Describe tools used for performance and code analysis.
Module 1 Overview of Application Lifecycle Management
This module describes integrated Application Life-Cycle Management (ALM) System and how Visual Studio Team System aids ALM.
Lessons
Introduction to Application Lifecycle Management
Introduction to Team Development Features in Visual Studio Team System 2008
Introduction to ALM Scenarios Supported by Visual Studio Team System

Labs

  • Lab 1: Identifying the Benefits of Having Process Guidance
  • Using TFS Web Access to access project information
  • Using Team Explorer to access project information
  • Creating a Work Item and route through different members in the team

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Identify Role-Based Editions and the elements of Team Foundation Server.
  • Describe ALM scenarios supported by Visual Studio Team System.
Module 2 Using Visual Studio Team System in a Team
This module explains how to develop and test team interactions with Visual Studio Team System TFS in Team System. It also describes the use of Team System to improve collaboration and the overall efficiency of the software development efforts.
Lessons
Introduction to Visual Studio Team System Architecture
Using Visual Studio Team System in a Team

Labs

  • Lab 2: Exploring Visual Studio Team System for Teams
  • Scheduling a Build
  • Automating Unit Testing
  • Filing Project Documents

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe Team Foundation Client Tier, Application Tier, and Data Tier.
  • Describe the Visual Studio Team System Client Architecture, Database, and Reporting.
Module 3 Overview of Project Management
This module explains how to plan projects using MSF and use Process Guidance to customize process templates. It also describes how to track projects through work items and reports.
Lessons
Overview of Microsoft Solution Framework (MSF)
Overview of Project Planning
Overview of Process Guidance
Overview of Process Customization
Overview of Work Items
Overview of Project Portal

Labs

  • Lab 3: Overview of Project Management Tools
  • Customizing a process using Process Template Editor
  • Creating a new project using Project Creation Wizard in Team Explorer
  • Export Work Items to MS Project

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe the Microsoft Solution Framework.
  • Identify the tasks and roles in the Application Development Lifecycle.
  • Describe the Process Guidance workflow.
  • Identify the ways in which a process can be customized.
  • Demonstrate work item management.
  • Describe the features of Team Project Portal.
Module 4 Designing and Developing a Software Solution in Visual Studio Team System
This module explains how to minimize the complexity of distributed software by utilizing more tools than simply code modeling. It also describes the Developer and Architect tasks of Visual Studio Team System, and explains the need to map applications to the physical environment in which they will run.
Lessons
Designing a Solution
Using Database Design Tools
Developing a Solution

Labs

  • Lab 4: Designing a Software Solution
  • Creating and Implementing a Class diagram
  • Managed Code Analyses Using Database Schema
  • Implementing a unit test

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Use Visual Studio Team System Architecture tools for designing a solution.
  • Use Visual Studio Team System Database Designing tools for designing database.
  • Use Visual Studio Team System Developer tools for developing a solution.
Module 5 Introduction to Version Control in Parallel Development
This module explains how the build process works and how to utilize the customization and dynamic build features.
Lessons
Overview of MSBuild architecture
Customizing Team Build
Integrating Testing in Visual Studio Team System

Labs

  • Lab 5: Customizing Team Build
  • Configuring the Build Agent machine
  • Configuring Continuous Integration Build
  • Integrating a test with Build

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe MSBuild architecture.
  • Customize Team Build.
  • Integrate a test with Team Build
Module 6 Introduction to Version Control in Parallel Development
This module explains features of the Version Control like branching, Merging, Locking models, differencing and security.
Lessons
Introduction to Version Control Locking Models
Overview of Branching, Differencing and Merging

Labs

  • Lab 6: Defining Branching, Differencing and Merging
  • Creating a branch
  • Performing difference on different branches
  • Performing a baseless merge

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe version control locking models.
  • Describe branching, differencing and merging.
Module 7 Introduction to Advance Analyzing Tasks
This module explains how performance analysis is done using performance tools and performance explorer. It also explains the quality tools which ensure the quality of the application.
Lessons
Overview of Performance Analysis Tools
Overview of Code Analysis Tools
Overview of Unit Testing
Overview of Performance Profiling Tools

Labs

  • Lab 7: Exploring Advanced Analysis tools
  • Creating a performance session using Performance Wizard
  • Running tests of a given profile using Application Performance Explore
  • Enabling code analysis for managed code

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe performance analysis tools.
  • Describe code analysis tools.
  • Describe unit testing framework.
  • Demonstrate how to use each performance profiling tool.
Module 8 Overview of Testing in Visual Studio Team System
This module explains how to develop, operate, and interpret results obtained from web and load tests. It also explains how to develop test cases.
Lessons
Overview of Developing Web Tests
Overview of Running Web Tests
Overview of Developing Load Tests
Overview of Interpreting Test Results
Overview of Test Case Development

Labs

  • Lab 8: Overview of Testing Tools
  • Creating a test case using Test Case Manager
  • Managing test cases
  • Creating a web test request for a given scenario, using a given set of parameters

After Completing This Goal, Students will be Able To

  • Describe web test development in Visual Studio Team System 2008.
  • Describe web test operation in Visual Studio Team System 2008.
  • Describe load test development in Visual Studio Team System 2008.
  • Describe load test operation in Visual Studio Team System 2008.
  • Describe how test results can be interpreted using Visual Studio Team System 2008.
  • Describe test case development.

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