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UML for Solution Architects Training Course - 3 Days

This UML training course is aimed at solution architects who want to define an outside-in view of system requirements, a model of the system data, structure and functionality and a component-based model of expected system architecture. The industry best practice modelling techniques are based on the Unified Modelling Language v2.5 and are taught within the context of a model-driven software development process. The modelling employed is applicable to a wide variety of technologies and traceable from requirements through to code.

The advantages that using these techniques has for estimation, test development and management is discussed. Each technique is taught to the level required for competence on a real project. Understanding is tested with exercises based on a real-world project example either using Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, another suitable UML modelling tool or on paper.

Delegates will learn:
  • The basics and the necessary detail of the Unified Modelling Language
  • The basics and the detail of Object Orientation
  • How to create a first cut overview of functional requirements with actors and use cases on a use case diagram
  • How to restructure the use case diagram to handle complex relationships between use cases without bloating the use case model
  • How to integrate the use case model with non-functional requirements, data requirements, business rules and screen prototyping
  • How to create a detailed model of system data using classes and their relationships
  • How to recognise complex data constructs and to use the appropriate syntax to model them
  • How to map the functionality of the system requirements onto the object model using sequence diagrams
  • How to model the dynamics of system data and functionality using statecharts
  • How to model at a consistent level of abstraction
  • How the modelling performed during system analysis fits into an incremental model-driven development process
  • How to develop a flexible system architecture from an object oriented analysis model
  • How to develop component and deployment models for the system
  • How to model the design of a component using sub-systems and interfaces
  • How to specify, analyse, architect, design, build, test and deliver components as part of an incremental model-driven development process
Suitable for:
Suitable for

Solution Architects, System Analysts, System Architects, Developers and Analyst/Programmers with at least 2 years experience. This course is not suitable for those seeking certification as a step towards a qualification. See the Certification Policy for a detailed discussion.

Course Logistics:
Course logistics

Course attendance is normally limited to 12 students. Courses start at 9.30am on the first day, 9.00am on subsequent days and finish at 5.00pm each day. Students normally use a computer for the exercises, but these can be performed on paper if required. For a discussion on using a UML modelling tool please see Modelling Tool Use on Courses. Printed course manuals for each student with copies of all presentations, exercises and solutions are provided.

On-Site (In-House) Courses:
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The client is expected to provide an appropriate venue, refreshments, XGA/WXGA projector and screen, whiteboard or flipchart and at least one computer per two students loaded with a suitable UML modelling tool, unless exercises are to be performed on paper. For a full discussion of on-site course issues please see On-Site Course Logistics.

Scheduled Public Courses:

CRaG Systems no longer provide scheduled public training. However, we continue to provide on-site (in-house) training for any number of students with special discounts for small classes. You will find our pricing competitive with most public courses for just 2 or 3 students. Please use the On-Site Course Pricing page to get a firm, downloadable quotation for on-site training.

Pricing:
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On-site (in-house) course pricing is available from the On-Site Course Price Calculator page. For consultancy pricing please see the On-Site Consultancy Price Calculator.


Training Course Outline

Day 1

Introduction
People - Course Structure - The Unified Modelling Language - Use Cases and System Analysis - A Process for Modelling
Specifying Functional Requirements with Use Cases
System Use Cases and Actors - Primitive Use Cases and the Basic Flow - Sub-flows and Alternate Flows - 'Include' and 'Extend' Relationships
System Use Case Workshop
Objects and Classes
What is an Object? - Classes and Objects - Attributes - Operations and Methods - Designing Good Classes - Choosing the Best Classes

Day 2

Object and Class Workshop
Data Modelling with Class Diagrams
Associations and Links - Navigability and Naming - Multiplicity and Other Adornments - Association Classes and N-arys - Aggregation and Composition
Data Modelling with Class Diagrams Workshop
Interaction Modelling with Sequence Diagrams
Interactions and Messages - Operations and Methods - Sequence Diagrams - Selection and Iteration - Activation - Communication Diagrams
Interaction Modelling with Sequence Diagrams Workshop

Day 3

State Modelling
The Meaning of the State Model - States and Transitions - Events and Conditions - Actions and Activities - Consistency With Other Diagrams
State Modelling Workshop
System Analysis
Creating the Initial Object Model - Reverse Engineering a Data Model - The Analysis Cycle - Iterative Modelling - Prototyping as an Analysis Technique - Completing the Model
Architecture, Components and Implementation Diagrams
Packages and Dependencies - Stereotypes - Layered Architectures - Interfaces, Subsystems and Components - Task Modelling - Component Diagrams - Deployment Diagrams
System Architecture Workshop
 

Should the content of the available UML training courses not fit your exact requirements, then CRaG Systems can create a custom course for you. Please either email or call us to discuss your particular needs.

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UML for Solution Architects Training Course - 3 Days