IEEE Firebrand's Training for IEEE's Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) - Only 3 Days

Why

Seven reasons why you should sit Firebrand's CSDA course

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  1. You'll be CSDA certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be CSDA trained in record time
  2. Our CSDA course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass CSDA first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more CSDA. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn CSDA faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying CSDA with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 68,075 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's CSDA courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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What

Learn effective, technology-neutral software development - in just 2 days - with Firebrand’s accelerated training for IEEE’s Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) certification.

You’ll study the IEEE Software Engineering Body of Knowledge as you learn the principles and processes involved in software requirements, software design, software construction and software testing.

This accelerated course will also cover:

  • User interface (UI) design in a software project
  • Software models
  • Functional and non-functional requirements
  • Error handling and security in a software design project
  • The managerial skills needed in software construction

Learn faster using Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review methodology; you’ll be immersed in software development as you combine hands-on practical experience with theoretical knowledge.

You’ll sit the official Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) exam onsite as part of your accelerated course. This exam is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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  • Functional and non-functional requirements
  • Requirements elicitation techniques
  • Software models to be used to flush out and extract hidden requirements
  • Requirements analysis
  • Requirements engineering in the context of software development life cycles and processes
  • Requirements validation techniques
  • Evaluate requirements to identify defects
  • Common techniques used to manage changes to requirements
  • Essential design principles and methods relative to the overall software design process
  • The concepts of concurrency, data persistence, error handling and security to a typical software design project
  • Essential elements of software structure and architecture in terms of styles, patterns and families of programs and frameworks within software development projects
  • Key principles involved in the development of user interface design to a software development project
  • Function, object, data structure and component-based design methodologies in a typical software design project
  • Managerial skills required in software construction complexity: anticipating change, constructing for verification, and employing construction standards throughout a software construction project
  • Key construction life cycle models - including planning and measurement - to software construction projects
  • Construction considerations such as design, languages, coding, testing, quality, and reuse
  • Key construction technologies such as API, state-based and table-driven techniques, runtime configuration, middleware, and other technologies in a typical software construction project
  • Key software construction tools such as GUI builders, unit testing tools, profiling, performance analysis, and slicing tools
  • Testing terminology
  • Software test processes and techniques
  • Testing techniques, including domain, code, fault, usage, and model-based, within software testing scenarios
  • Test evaluation scenarios to specific software testing objectives
  • Testing process, taking into account all common practical consideration

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You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) exam

Additional information:

  • Exam duration: 180 minutes
  • Total questions: 160

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Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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There are no prerequisites for this accelerated course.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 68,075 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.68% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.


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"Great training, great instructor!"
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"Really good training, I was really happy with it."
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"I would recommend Firebrand Training - course was intense, well instructed and information rich. Compared to when I started the course, I feel so much more knowledgeable and confident about networking topics."
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