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Pre-Conference Training

Enhance your conference experience by attending one of our pre-conference training classes. Taught by industry leaders with years of practical experience, combining training and the conference is the best way to maximize your learning experience.

*NOTE: Training classes at STARWEST can also be attended without a full conference registration by visiting

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 8:30am - Monday, October 13, 2014 - 5:00pm

Fundamentals of Agile Certification—ICAgile will present a roadmap for how to get started with agile along with practical advice. It will introduce you to agile software development concepts and teach you how to make them work. You will learn what agile is all about, why agile works, and how to effectively plan and develop software using agile principles. A running case study allows you to apply the techniques you are learning as you go through the course.

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Learn more about Jeff Payne.
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 8:30am - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:00pm

Enable High-Quality Software through Visual Studio® Testing Tools
This course provides students with real world software testing techniques and technical skills using the latest Microsoft Test Manager 2013®, Visual Studio 2013®, and Team Foundation Server 2013® tools. We will cover manual testing features such as test case management, execution and reporting, and how Visual Studio® makes these processes powerful and organized. You will learn about the newly released Visual Studio® Web Test Manager and be introduced to automated testing with Visual Studio®.

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Learn more about Richard Hundhausen.
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 8:30am - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:00pm

Are you looking for an internationally recognized certification in software testing? Delivered by top experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB® Certified Tester—Foundation Level exam. ISTQB® is the only internationally accepted certification for software testing, accredited through its network of national boards. The ISTQB®, a non-proprietary organization, has granted more than 320,000 certifications in more than 100 countries around the world.

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Learn more about Claire Lohr.
Monday, October 13, 2014 - 8:30am - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:00pm

If your testing efforts are not achieving the payback you and your organization expect, this course is for you. Requirements-Based Testing (RBT) delivers a proven, rigorous approach for designing a consistent and repeatable set of highly optimized test cases. Companies employing RBT practices have achieved twice the requirements coverage with only half the tests they previously maintained.

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Learn more about Richard Bender.