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  • 7 hours of high quality e-learning content
  • 8 end-of-chapter quizzes
  • 1 software estimation simulation exam
  • 20 PDUs offered
  • Course completion certificate
  • Covers topics in IFPUG FPA, NESMA, UCP, SMC & Planning Poker

Course description

  • What is this course about?

    Our Software Estimation course will train you to prepare precise estimations for executing a software project, make effective cost estimations, and deploy the right number of resources for a particular software project.  The course is designed to ensure that you pass the Software Estimation exam on your first attempt. Software Estimation is a highly valued skill that validates a professional’s ability to prepare accurate estimates of project time, effort, and cost.

  • What are the course objectives?

    By the end of this training, you will:
    • Acquire the relevant knowledge and skills required to pass the Software Estimation certification exam
    • Have a keen sense of estimation to help the organization control project effort, time, and cost effectively.
    • Be able to prepare accurate software estimations to help set realistic targets for project completion

  • Who should do this course?

    The Software Estimation certification is best suited for:
    • Software Architects
    • Technical leads / Program Managers / Project Managers
    • Software Developers
    • Designers
    • Quality Managers / Quality Testing Professionals
    • Professionals interested in developing skills related to Software Estimation

Course preview

    • Module 0 - Course Introduction 09:21
      • 0.1 Welcome 00:07
      • 0.2 Introduction Software Sizing and Effort Estimation 00:40
      • 0.3 Agenda 00:32
      • 0.4 Course Description 00:31
      • 0.5 Course Outline 00:50
      • 0.6 Learning Objectives 00:39
      • 0.7 Value of Software Estimation to Professionals 01:07
      • 0.8 About the Tutorial 00:59
      • 0.9 CFPS CFPP Exam Overview 01:43
      • 0.10 CFPS CFPP Exam Structure 01:59
      • 0.11 References 00:09
      • 0.12 Thank You 00:05
    • Module 1 - Introduction to Software Estimation 15:41
      • 1.1 Welcome 00:07
      • 1.2 Introduction to Software Estimation 01:05
      • 1.3 Agenda 00:28
      • 1.4 Software Size 01:04
      • 1.5 Sizing vs Estimation 02:49
      • 1.6 Flow Down of Size to Other Estimates 03:47
      • 1.7 Sizing Techniques 02:44
      • 1.8 Benefits of Estimation 02:14
      • 1.9 Summary 01:19
      • 1.10 Quiz
      • 1.11 Thank You 00:04
    • Module 2 - Introduction to IFPUG Function Point Analysis 16:15
      • 2.1 Welcome 00:07
      • 2.2 Introduction to IFPUG Function Point Analysis 00:28
      • 2.3 Agenda 00:40
      • 2.4 The Era Before Function Point 00:53
      • 2.5 The Era Before Function Point(contd.) 01:29
      • 2.6 FPA History and Introduction 02:07
      • 2.7 Components of Function Point Analysis 01:28
      • 2.8 Components of Function Point Analysis(contd.) 01:21
      • 2.9 Types of Function Point Counts 00:45
      • 2.10 Types of Function Point Counts(contd.) 00:45
      • 2.11 Types of Function Point Counts (contd.) 00:36
      • 2.12 Types of Function Point Counts(contd.) 00:57
      • 2.13 FPA Counting Steps 03:26
      • 2.14 Summary 01:09
      • 2.15 Quiz
      • 2.16 Thank You 00:04
    • Module 3 - Counting Scope, Application Boundary, Data Functions, and Transaction Functions 28:55
      • 3.1 Welcome 00:07
      • 3.2 IFPUG FPA Counting Scope Application Boundary Data Functions and Transaction Functions 00:23
      • 3.3 Agenda 00:28
      • 3.4 Recap of the FP Counting Process 01:20
      • 3.5 Case Currency Converter Application 01:13
      • 3.6 Counting Scope 02:00
      • 3.7 Counting Scope for Currency Converter 01:18
      • 3.8 Application Boundary 02:35
      • 3.9 Application Boundary for Currency Converter 01:18
      • 3.10 Data Functions 01:45
      • 3.11 Identification Rules for Data Functions 04:01
      • 3.12 ILF vs EIF 01:10
      • 3.13 ILF and EIF in Currency Converter 00:38
      • 3.14 Transaction Functions 01:10
      • 3.15 Elementary Processes 01:49
      • 3.16 EI EQ and EO 03:17
      • 3.17 Primary Intents of Transaction Functions 00:40
      • 3.18 Transaction Functions in Currency Converter 01:18
      • 3.19 Summary 02:22
      • 3.20 Quiz
      • 3.21 Thank You 00:03
    • Module 4 - Counting Rules for Data Functions and Transaction Functions 23:24
      • 4.1 Welcome 00:07
      • 4.2 IFPUG FPA Counting Rules for Data Functions and Transaction Functions 00:09
      • 4.3 Agenda 00:58
      • 4.4 Recap of the FP Counting Process 00:59
      • 4.5 Components of Data Functions 00:55
      • 4.6 Data Element Type for Data Function 00:39
      • 4.7 Counting Rules for DETs of Data Functions 03:03
      • 4.8 Record Element Type for Data Function 01:20
      • 4.9 Entity Relationship Types 02:23
      • 4.10 Counting Rules for RETs 00:32
      • 4.11 DETs and RETs in Currency Converter 01:18
      • 4.12 Components of Transaction Functions 00:29
      • 4.13 Data Element Type for Transaction Function 00:31
      • 4.14 Counting Rules for DETs of Transaction Functions 02:53
      • 4.15 DET Exclusions for Transaction Functions 01:35
      • 4.16 File Type Referenced for Transaction Function 00:50
      • 4.17 Counting Rules for FTRs of Transaction Functions 00:46
      • 4.18 DETs and FTRs in Currency Converter 02:26
      • 4.19 Summary 01:27
      • 4.20 Quiz
      • 4.21 Thank You 00:04
    • Module 5 - Complexity Tables, General System Characteristics and FPA Summary 22:26
      • 5.1 Welcome 00:07
      • 5.2 IFPUG FPA Complexity Tables General System Characteristics and FPA Summary 00:23
      • 5.3 Agenda 00:35
      • 5.4 Recap of the FP Counting Process 00:42
      • 5.5 Function Point Analysis Complexity Tables 01:39
      • 5.6 Unadjusted Function Point(UFP) 01:55
      • 5.7 UFP for Currency Converter 00:34
      • 5.8 General System Characteristics (GSCs) 02:01
      • 5.9 GSC Rating Guidelines 00:52
      • 5.10 The 14 GSCs 00:37
      • 5.11 GSCs at a Glance 02:47
      • 5.12 GSCs at a Glance (contd.) 02:48
      • 5.13 Adjusted Function Point(AFP) 02:17
      • 5.14 Tips and Tricks 03:30
      • 5.15 Summary 01:35
      • 5.16 Quiz
      • 5.17 Thank You 00:04
    • Module 6 - IFPUG FPA for Maintenance, NESMA 23:19
      • 6.1 Welcome 00:07
      • 6.2 IFPUG FPA for Maintenance NESMA 00:26
      • 6.3 Agenda 00:33
      • 6.4 Types of FP Counts 03:19
      • 6.5 Drawback of Enhancement FP 01:36
      • 6.6 Introduction to NESMA 01:01
      • 6.7 Pre requisites for NESMA 01:30
      • 6.8 Steps in NESMA Technique 01:11
      • 6.9 Identify the Functions Within the Scope of the Enhancement Project 00:57
      • 6.10 Determine Functions That Will be Added 01:21
      • 6.11 Determine Functions That will be Deleted 01:04
      • 6.12 Determine the Data Functions to be Changed and Determine the Impact Factor 02:01
      • 6.13 Determine the Transaction Functions to be Changed and Determine the Impact Factor 02:03
      • 6.14 Calculate the Enhancement Function Point Size 02:14
      • 6.15 Calculate the Size of the System After Enhancement 02:32
      • 6.16 Summary 01:20
      • 6.17 Quiz
      • 6.18 Thank You 00:04
    • Module 7 - Use case point technique 32:45
      • 7.1 Welcome 00:07
      • 7.2 Use Case Point Simple Medium Complex and Planning Poker Techniques 00:47
      • 7.3 Agenda 00:26
      • 7.4 Introduction Use Case Point(UCP)Technique 01:03
      • 7.5 Use Case Introduction 01:20
      • 7.6 UCP Steps 02:23
      • 7.7 Determine Unadjusted Actor Weight(UAW) 01:01
      • 7.8 Determine Unadjusted Use Case Weight(UUCW) 01:03
      • 7.9 Technical Factors 04:32
      • 7.10 Environmental Factors 03:52
      • 7.11 Adjusted Use Case Point Count 01:03
      • 7.12 Simple Medium Complex Technique 04:15
      • 7.13 Planning Poker Technique In Agile Projects 02:32
      • 7.14 Step 1 Reference User Story 00:45
      • 7.15 Step 2 Explain User Story 00:49
      • 7.16 Step 3 Planning Poker Cards 00:31
      • 7.17 Step 4 Determine the Relative Size 01:05
      • 7.18 Step 5 Discussion in Case of Contradictions 01:16
      • 7.19 Step 6 Repeat the Process 01:29
      • 7.20 Summary 02:22
      • 7.21 Quiz
      • 7.22 Thank You 00:04
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Exam & certification

  • How do you become a Software Estimation certified professional?

    To apply for the certification, the candidate should hold a Regular Membership, Affiliate Membership, or Academic Membership in the IFPUG.

    To become a member of the IFPUG, a candidate must register on the official website: www.ifpug.org

  • What are the prerequisites for the Software Estimation certification?

    There are no mandatory prerequisites for this certification.

Reviews

Great overview of many different software estimation approaches I was never aware of before. Insightful! Enjoyed it!

I really loved the concept of providing practice tests for extensive practice. It really helps!

One can take this course to understand software estimation in an easy way. I am totally satisfied.

Great course for beginners. Concepts are well explained. I highly recommend this course for anyone who is new to Software Testing.

Estimation techniques were covered very well, This is a foundation course which will help us in understanding the different techniques of estimation

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Course advisor

Jeff Allen
Jeff Allen Project Management and Agile Expert, Consultant, Author

Jeff Allen is a highly regarded project management and agile expert. He has over 15 years of leadership experience in project management and agile at companies like Compaq and HP. As an Agile Coach, he has mentored over 5000 professionals globally.

Tim Jerome
Tim Jerome Project Management Expert and Evangelist

Tim Jerome is a project management expert with over 15 years of experience at companies like Intel and Digital Network Services. A former president of the PMI Rio Grande Chapter, Tim is also a PMP instructor and project management consultant.

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