Agile Requirements Designer Learning Resources

Training classes and official courses that get you started with ARD (Agile Requirements Designer).
This document summarizes the learning resources available for Agile Requirements Designer, providing learning paths based on your desired level of knowledge.
Supported Business Outcomes
The Agile Requirements Designer training resources included in this document support the following key business outcomes:
  • Create an agile business (re-orgs, acquisitions, partnerships, resource planning)
  • Enable rapid development and releases of high-quality applications (SDLC optimization)
  • Improve quality through meaningful early testing and increased test coverage
  • Better requirements communication between the business and IT through modeling
  • Automate test case generation; maximize test covering while optimizing test cases
Enterprise Software Training Tiers
Broadcom learning resources for Enterprise Software are available in three categories:
Tier 1: Onboarding (Free)
Free web-based training to teach you how to use the product and ensure a smooth onboarding experience.
Tier 2: Scaled Adoption (Paid)
Instructor-led training to help you apply what you’ve learned in a more immersive environment with expert instructors and hands-on labs.
Tier 3: Certified Expert (Paid)
Advanced instructor-led courses and certification exams to help you become a trusted product expert.
Note:
The course links in this document require you to log in to [email protected] as an enterprise customer for them to work. If the links do not work or you are an internal employee, log in to [email protected] and copy the Course Code into the search window. For more information about access, see the Appendix in this document.
Tier 1: Onboarding Training (Free)
For ARD, the onboarding tier consists of a comprehensive free online curriculum built for practitioners:
Title
Course Code
Object Type
Length
Description
88ARQ30015
Curriculum
9 hours
Curriculum object that contains all courses in the Onboarding tier. Register for this curriculum to get quick access to all free courses.
88ARQ30011
Web-based Training
3 hours
Learn the foundational features of the product, specifically how to build efficient models.
88ARQ30012
Web-based Training
3 hours
Learn how to optimize the paths through your model to create the most efficient set of test cases for your testing needs.
88ARQ30013
Web-based Training
3 hours
Learn about how to build complex models for scalability, reuse, and collaboration using subflows.
For the onboarding training tier, we highly recommend registering for the entire curriculum and taking all three courses in order. These three courses provide the foundation for successful ARD usage, and while each course is useful on its own, taking all three courses together ensures that you understand how to build high quality models and generate an appropriate number of tests from your model.
Tier 2: Scaled Adoption Training (Paid)
For ARD, Tier 2 consists of a detailed instructor-led practitioner training and other assets that can enrich the knowledge gained from Tier 1:
Title
Course Code
Object Type
Length
Description
Agile Requirements Designer Practitioner Training (ILT)
Contact your Services representative for availability.
Instructor-led Training Program
2 weeks
Comprehensive instructor-led program that teaches practitioners how to become effective ARD users through instruction, demonstrations, and challenging hands on lab exercises.
88ARQ20211
Instructor-led Training
8 hours
Learn the foundational features of the product, specifically how to build efficient models. Instructor-led training with lab exercises.
The Agile Requirements Designer Practitioner Training is part of a larger
ARD Adoption Program
that is the recommended learning path for new large implementations of ARD. It is a multi-week, immersive program that includes traditional instructor-led training, guided modeling sessions, and follow ups with product experts to ensure success. Reach out to your Services representative if you are interested in the ARD Adoption Program.
If the ARD Adoption Program is not available or is not a good fit for the size of your organization, the Agile Requirements Designer 2.9: Foundations course is a smaller scale instructor-led course that provides you with a good understanding of foundational features and includes hands-on lab exercises.
For information about pricing, availability, and registration for Tier 2 training, contact HCL.
Tier 3: Certified Expert (Paid)
For ARD, Tier 3 consists of a continuation of the ARD Adoption Program and a certification exam:
Title
Course Code
Object Type
Length
Description
Agile Requirements Designer Architect Training (ILT)
Contact your Services representative for availability.
Instructor-led Training Program
4 weeks
Advanced training that builds architect-level practitioners in your organization by working through advanced modeling and model-based testing scenarios.
Proven Professional, Agile Requirements Designer 2.x Implementation Certification
Exam
Detailed exam which grants you official Agile Requirements Designer Certification when passed.
The Agile Requirements Designer Architect Training is a continuation of the
ARD Adoption Program
, which is the recommended learning path for new large ARD implementations. The second phase of the adoption program includes the opportunity to expand the Practitioner Training, more guided modeling sessions, the Architect Training, and continued engagement to help with tasks such as creating site-specific documentation.
Additional Resources
The following additional resources are available to help increase your knowledge of Agile Requirements Designer:
Title
Course Code
Object Type
Length
Description
88ARQ31000
Recorded Demos
9 hours
A collection of recorded webinars that summarize key ARD features, including important new features like the ARD Hub.
None
Videos
6 hours
A collection of ARD videos. Includes a detailed model-based testing series.
None
Blogs
Blogs about model-based testing and other disciplines supported by ARD, on https://www.continuoustesting.com
The ARD Webinar Series includes vital information about best practices for using ARD to accomplish important outcomes, such as API Modeling, scalable models, optimized test generation, and more. The series also includes a deep dive on new features in the latest ARD release, 3.0.
Recommended Learning Paths
For new, large implementations of ARD, the standard is to register for the
ARD Adoption Program
, augmented by the ARD Online Practitioner Training. Contact your Services representative for more information.If the ARD Adoption Program is not available to you or is not a good fit for your implementation of ARD, take the free ARD Online Practitioner Training courses and augment as needed with additional resources.
Appendix: [email protected] Access
Access to training courses requires an Enterprise account with Broadcom. Here are basic instructions for creating an account:
  1. Click a training URL, or access the [email protected] home page.
    If you are not already logged in to [email protected], a login page appears.
  2. Click ‘
    Do not have an account. Register here
    .’
  3. Select the following highlighted items on the registration page:
    • Registration Type:
      Enterprise
    • Product Preference:
      CA Technologies Software Solutions
    • Support Access Information:
      CA Standard
  4. Enter the required information and submit the form.
  5. Use the received confirmation email to activate the account and create a Broadcom password.
  6. Click the training URL or [email protected] again, and log in with your enterprise account information.