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  • 7 hours of high quality e-learning content
  • 8 end-of-chapter quizzes
  • 1 software estimation simulation exam
  • 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 Welcome00:07
      • 0.2 Introduction Software Sizing and Effort Estimation00:40
      • 0.3 Agenda00:32
      • 0.4 Course Description00:31
      • 0.5 Course Outline00:50
      • 0.6 Learning Objectives00:39
      • 0.7 Value of Software Estimation to Professionals01:07
      • 0.8 About the Tutorial00:59
      • 0.9 CFPS CFPP Exam Overview01:43
      • 0.10 CFPS CFPP Exam Structure01:59
      • 0.11 References00:09
      • 0.12 Thank You00:05
    • Module 1 - Introduction to Software Estimation 15:41
      • 1.1 Welcome00:07
      • 1.2 Introduction to Software Estimation01:05
      • 1.3 Agenda00:28
      • 1.4 Software Size01:04
      • 1.5 Sizing vs Estimation02:49
      • 1.6 Flow Down of Size to Other Estimates03:47
      • 1.7 Sizing Techniques02:44
      • 1.8 Benefits of Estimation02:14
      • 1.9 Summary01:19
      • 1.10 Quiz
      • 1.11 Thank You00:04
    • Module 2 - Introduction to IFPUG Function Point Analysis 16:15
      • 2.1 Welcome00:07
      • 2.2 Introduction to IFPUG Function Point Analysis00:28
      • 2.3 Agenda00:40
      • 2.4 The Era Before Function Point00:53
      • 2.5 The Era Before Function Point(contd.)01:29
      • 2.6 FPA History and Introduction02:07
      • 2.7 Components of Function Point Analysis01:28
      • 2.8 Components of Function Point Analysis(contd.)01:21
      • 2.9 Types of Function Point Counts00:45
      • 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 Steps03:26
      • 2.14 Summary01:09
      • 2.15 Quiz
      • 2.16 Thank You00:04
    • Module 3 - Counting Scope, Application Boundary, Data Functions, and Transaction Functions 28:55
      • 3.1 Welcome00:07
      • 3.2 IFPUG FPA Counting Scope Application Boundary Data Functions and Transaction Functions00:23
      • 3.3 Agenda00:28
      • 3.4 Recap of the FP Counting Process01:20
      • 3.5 Case Currency Converter Application01:13
      • 3.6 Counting Scope02:00
      • 3.7 Counting Scope for Currency Converter01:18
      • 3.8 Application Boundary02:35
      • 3.9 Application Boundary for Currency Converter01:18
      • 3.10 Data Functions01:45
      • 3.11 Identification Rules for Data Functions04:01
      • 3.12 ILF vs EIF01:10
      • 3.13 ILF and EIF in Currency Converter00:38
      • 3.14 Transaction Functions01:10
      • 3.15 Elementary Processes01:49
      • 3.16 EI EQ and EO03:17
      • 3.17 Primary Intents of Transaction Functions00:40
      • 3.18 Transaction Functions in Currency Converter01:18
      • 3.19 Summary02:22
      • 3.20 Quiz
      • 3.21 Thank You00:03
    • Module 4 - Counting Rules for Data Functions and Transaction Functions 23:24
      • 4.1 Welcome00:07
      • 4.2 IFPUG FPA Counting Rules for Data Functions and Transaction Functions00:09
      • 4.3 Agenda00:58
      • 4.4 Recap of the FP Counting Process00:59
      • 4.5 Components of Data Functions00:55
      • 4.6 Data Element Type for Data Function00:39
      • 4.7 Counting Rules for DETs of Data Functions03:03
      • 4.8 Record Element Type for Data Function01:20
      • 4.9 Entity Relationship Types02:23
      • 4.10 Counting Rules for RETs00:32
      • 4.11 DETs and RETs in Currency Converter01:18
      • 4.12 Components of Transaction Functions00:29
      • 4.13 Data Element Type for Transaction Function00:31
      • 4.14 Counting Rules for DETs of Transaction Functions02:53
      • 4.15 DET Exclusions for Transaction Functions01:35
      • 4.16 File Type Referenced for Transaction Function00:50
      • 4.17 Counting Rules for FTRs of Transaction Functions00:46
      • 4.18 DETs and FTRs in Currency Converter02:26
      • 4.19 Summary01:27
      • 4.20 Quiz
      • 4.21 Thank You00:04
    • Module 5 - Complexity Tables, General System Characteristics and FPA Summary 22:26
      • 5.1 Welcome00:07
      • 5.2 IFPUG FPA Complexity Tables General System Characteristics and FPA Summary00:23
      • 5.3 Agenda00:35
      • 5.4 Recap of the FP Counting Process00:42
      • 5.5 Function Point Analysis Complexity Tables01:39
      • 5.6 Unadjusted Function Point(UFP)01:55
      • 5.7 UFP for Currency Converter00:34
      • 5.8 General System Characteristics (GSCs)02:01
      • 5.9 GSC Rating Guidelines00:52
      • 5.10 The 14 GSCs00:37
      • 5.11 GSCs at a Glance02:47
      • 5.12 GSCs at a Glance (contd.)02:48
      • 5.13 Adjusted Function Point(AFP)02:17
      • 5.14 Tips and Tricks03:30
      • 5.15 Summary01:35
      • 5.16 Quiz
      • 5.17 Thank You00:04
    • Module 6 - IFPUG FPA for Maintenance, NESMA 23:19
      • 6.1 Welcome00:07
      • 6.2 IFPUG FPA for Maintenance NESMA00:26
      • 6.3 Agenda00:33
      • 6.4 Types of FP Counts03:19
      • 6.5 Drawback of Enhancement FP01:36
      • 6.6 Introduction to NESMA01:01
      • 6.7 Pre requisites for NESMA01:30
      • 6.8 Steps in NESMA Technique01:11
      • 6.9 Identify the Functions Within the Scope of the Enhancement Project00:57
      • 6.10 Determine Functions That Will be Added01:21
      • 6.11 Determine Functions That will be Deleted01:04
      • 6.12 Determine the Data Functions to be Changed and Determine the Impact Factor02:01
      • 6.13 Determine the Transaction Functions to be Changed and Determine the Impact Factor 02:03
      • 6.14 Calculate the Enhancement Function Point Size02:14
      • 6.15 Calculate the Size of the System After Enhancement02:32
      • 6.16 Summary01:20
      • 6.17 Quiz
      • 6.18 Thank You00:04
    • Module 7 - Use case point technique 32:45
      • 7.1 Welcome00:07
      • 7.2 Use Case Point Simple Medium Complex and Planning Poker Techniques00:47
      • 7.3 Agenda00:26
      • 7.4 Introduction Use Case Point(UCP)Technique01:03
      • 7.5 Use Case Introduction01:20
      • 7.6 UCP Steps02:23
      • 7.7 Determine Unadjusted Actor Weight(UAW)01:01
      • 7.8 Determine Unadjusted Use Case Weight(UUCW)01:03
      • 7.9 Technical Factors04:32
      • 7.10 Environmental Factors03:52
      • 7.11 Adjusted Use Case Point Count01:03
      • 7.12 Simple Medium Complex Technique04:15
      • 7.13 Planning Poker Technique In Agile Projects02:32
      • 7.14 Step 1 Reference User Story00:45
      • 7.15 Step 2 Explain User Story00:49
      • 7.16 Step 3 Planning Poker Cards00:31
      • 7.17 Step 4 Determine the Relative Size01:05
      • 7.18 Step 5 Discussion in Case of Contradictions01:16
      • 7.19 Step 6 Repeat the Process01:29
      • 7.20 Summary02:22
      • 7.21 Quiz
      • 7.22 Thank You00:04
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Exam & certification FREE PRACTICE TEST

  • 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.

  • What do I need to do to unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    • Complete 85% of the course.
    • Complete 1 simulation test with a minimum score of 60%.

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

Tim Jerome
Tim Jerome Project Management Expert and Evangelist

Tim Jerome is an international 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 with over 10 years of experience in addition to his extensive project management consulting experience.

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