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CSD Certified Scrum Developer (Java)

This hands-on course will give you an understanding of how technical teams work together in Scrum, using behaviour-driven development (BDD) and test-driven development (TDD) to produce high-quality software products to agreed customer requirements. Some intentional architecture and design is included, coupled with the discipline of constant refactoring to improve the effectiveness of your approach. You will also learn how to lock-down the quality of your projects using continuous integration (CI) and increase deployment speed with continuous delivery (CD).  You will leave the session with the tools you need to work individually or as a part of a team to create, and maintain excellent, high-quality software products.

This workshop is highly interactive and contains a large proportion of hands-on development exercises and demonstrations. A practical project runs throughout the course. It is aimed at those with experience of programming in a common OO language, preferably with some prior experience of Agile.

Please note that this course will be run on Java. Students are required to be equipped with laptops pre-installed with Java. Full instructions regarding preparation required for the course are included in the "How Should You Prepare" section and will be provided with Course Joining Instructions.

Target Audience

  • Software developers that want to be successful using Scrum
  • Anyone involved in Agile Software Development, but in particular, those playing Developer or QA roles
  • Those newly setting out on their Agile journey as well as those already using Agile or Scrum but looking for help with their Agile software development skills
  • Those with the following roles within their organisation:
    • Agile Coaches
    • ScrumMasters
    • Team Leaders
    • Development Team Members (Analysts, Architects, Designers, Coders, QA, etc.)
    • Functional/Departmental Managers
  • This course does not cover the Scrum Process or other Agile methodologies, but does look specifically at the activities around software development within them. As such, it is aimed at those with a prior understanding of, or experience using Agile team practices including User Stories, Planning and Estimating

Please note: In order to earn the Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) qualification, you are required to complete at least five days of formal training taught by a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider (REP) and a Scrum Alliance Authorized Instructor. In order to achieve CSD status this technical course needs to be combined with the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) qualification.

This Course + CSM = CSD

You can view upcoming Certified ScrumMaster events here. If you are looking to book both courses, we may be be able to offer a discount on our already competitive rates – contact our Sales Team for details. It is also possible to achieve the CSD certification with alternative course combinations. For more information please read our guide to ‘Becoming a Certified Scrum Developer’.

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Learning Objectives

This three-day course will give you an in-depth understanding of Agile Software Development so that you can:

  • Plan work successfully
  • Understand where tests come from
  • Work with customers to produce unambiguous specifications
  • Know how to deal with non-functional requirements
  • Produce an effective definition of done
  • Use customer-facing tools to automate requirements as tests
  • Mock dependencies to enable deterministic testing
  • Use the red-green-refactor cycle to produce code
  • Recognise the motivators underlying design principles
  • Identify anti-patterns in Agile Software Development
  • Be aware of where the V model fits in the Agile world
  • Work confidently with legacy code 

Pre-Requisites

There are no formal pre-requisites for this course, however this course does not cover the Scrum Process or other Agile methodologies, but rather looks specifically at the activities around software development within them. As such, it is aimed at those with a prior understanding of, or experience using Agile team practices including User Stories, Planning and Estimating.  A Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) or Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certification would be ideal preparation but is not essential.

In order to be able to take the course, you will need to bring with you a laptop pre-loaded with the following software:

Course Content

  • Principles of agile architecture
  • Design practices
  • Principles that enable testability and ease refactoring; Unit testing principles and practices
  • TDD as a design approach
  • Red-green-refactor cycle
  • Mocking
  • What makes good tests/measuring test effectiveness
  • Single command build
  • Creating automated builds, fast and self-testing
  • The importance of a single repository
  • Automating deployment
  • Working together as one team; Including the customer in the process
  • Pair programming
  • Refactoring for maintainability;Refactoring to patterns
  • Dealing with legacy code

In addition, given the instructor's substantial hands-on experience working with Agile teams, you will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about software development issues within your own organisation

Exams & Certification

The short test which completes the course provides eligibility for Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Developer status if you also hold the Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Scrum Product Owner qualification. Application to the Scrum Alliance for Certified Scrum Developer status can be made at any time following the training.

What About Certification?

  • This course includes a short test which is completed in the last session. Students who complete the training and pass the test will be eligible for Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Developer status if they also hold the Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Scrum Product Owner qualification. Application for Certified Scrum Developer status can be made to the Scrum Alliance by delegates any time after the training.
  • The course provides 24 Category 'B' SEUs (Scrum Education Units) which can be counted towards the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) qualification.  

Pre-Reading

This course does not cover the Scrum Process or other Agile methodologies, but does look specifically at the activities around software development within them. As such, it is aimed at those with a prior understanding of, or experience using Agile team practices including User Stories, Planning and Estimating

There are no formal reading requirements for this course, however the following materials may be helpful to review prior to attending the course:

  • Test-Driven Development – Kent Beck
  • Clean Code – Robert C Martin
  • Continuous Delivery – Humble, Farley
  • User Stories Applied – Mike Cohn

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