The following information, forwarded to me by a colleague (Thank You Tara Walker), provides references to ALM training and/or resources that will assist you in developing a Microsoft ALM partner practice.
Understanding Microsoft ALM Partnership
Building a ALM Practice – SDLC Guidance: www.sdlcinabox.com
Visual Studio 2008 Demo/Training Kit: http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe/archive/2007/11/23/vs2008-demo-and-training-kit-available.aspx
Leverage the You Haven’t Heard web site for use with Customers around ALM with VSTS/TFS as well as development of your internal teams: http://www.youhaventheard.net/details.htm
Notions Visual Studio Team System *Live* Demo Webcasts: Is an established and seasoned US VSTS and TFS ALM partner that conducts technical demo webcasts on the VSTS 2008 on a weekly basis. This will provide exceptional insight into the positioning and desired knowledge of the VSTS/TFS stack: https://www.clicktoattend.com/search.aspx?partner=search&range=Next%206%20Months&partnerid=5245&partnername=Notion%20Solutions,%20Inc.&seminar=1&webcast=1
Understanding Microsoft ALM with VSTS/TFS
Understanding Microsoft ALM: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/bb400737.aspx
Understanding Microsoft Application Platform Optimization: http://www.microsoft.com/business/peopleready/appplat/default.mspx
Microsoft Online ALM Assessments: https://www.microsoft.com/almAssessment/
Best Practices: Visual Studio Team System Guidance: http://www.codeplex.com/VSTSGuidance
Leverage the following self-directed hands-on training as appropriate for your team and level:
- 200-level training: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=527E2A17-1DEA-4D0B-9484-6AE43D00E570&displaylang=en
- 300-level training: Remember that it is really designed for a classroom setting with a trained trainer. Please visit http://connect.microsoft.com.
- Click on “My participation” on the left.
- Login in with a valid Live Id (Passport)
- Click on “Available connections” also on the left
- Scroll to the bottom and click “apply” next to “Visual Team System Training Resources”
We are also in the process of uploading the 300 level content to the Partner Learning Center for Gold Partners and SIs. Go to http://www.msptr.com/PartnerTraining/Secure/HomePage.aspx and order #5233 from the Training Content Catalog.
- Please note that there is a TFS certification exam. For more information, see Preparation Guide for Exam 70-510: TS: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server.
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