SoftQualM Training Courses

The following list of courses grouped by category features just a few subjects more often covered by SoftQualM. Please feel free to contact us with any other requirements and we will be happy to offer a suitable course if within our remit.

We offer on-site, off-site, web-based and distance learning services pretty much wherever you fancy. We also offer Live Online On-demand Training.

Whether standard or tailored, 1-to-1 or class room, we are happy to deliver a format suitable for your purpose.

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Soft Skills

(IT) Auditing & Compliance

  • Essential Audit Skills - Learn How to Successfully Prepare and Perform Audits
    This course is aimed at people moving into audit functions, either as (internal) auditors or prime business contact to auditors, and therefore in need to gain an understanding of audit principles and mechanics. Readers will learn and practise the various skills required to successfully prepare and perform audits.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills, some audit experience of advantage.
    Duration: 5 day
    Upcoming Webinars, Special Offers and further learning resources and formats.
    Literature Recommendation:
    Essential Audit Skills - Learn How to Successfully Prepare and Perform Audits
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Risk Management

  • ISO 31000 Risk Manager
    This intensive course enables participants to develop the competence to master a model for implementing risk management processes throughout their organization using the ISO 31000:2009 standard as a reference framework.
    Duration: 3 days (plus exam on 4th day)
    Detailed PECB course outline:
    ISO 3100 Risk Manager
    Upcoming Events: ISO in the Sun.

(Information) Security

  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
    This intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to audit an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques.
    Duration: 4 days (plus exam on 5th day)
    Detailed PECB course outline:
    ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
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  • ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
    This intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing and managing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) based on ISO 27001:2013.
    Duration: 4 days (plus exam on 5th day)
    Detailed PECB course outline:
    ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
    Upcoming Events: ISO in the Sun.
  • Information Security Management
    This course focuses on the managerial aspects of information security, such as access control models, information security governance, and information security program assessment and metrics.
    Prerequisites: General IT systems knowledge of advantage.
    Duration: 5 days
    Literature Recommendation:
    Management of Information Security
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  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    This course covers all 10 CISSP exam domains - whether to prepare for the exam and simply learn about them as a security baseline.
    Prerequisites: General IT systems knowledge of advantage.
    Duration: 5 days
    Literature Recommendation:
    CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition
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  • Network and Computer Security Administration
    (CompTIA Security+)
    This course covers all domains of the CompTIA Security+ certification exam (2011 edition) - whether to prepare for the exam and simply learn about them as a security baseline.
    Prerequisites: General IT systems knowledge of advantage.
    Duration: 5 days
    Literature Recommendation:
    CompTIA Security+ Study Guide: Exam SY0-301, 5th Edition
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  • Mobile Device Security
    Mobile devices have essentially replaced computers for corporate users who are on the go and there are millions of networks that have little to no security. This course walks you through the steps for securing a network and building a bulletproof framework that will protect and support mobile devices in the enterprise. Featuring real–world case scenarios, this course shares invaluable advice for protecting mobile devices from the loss of sensitive and confidential corporate information.
    Prerequisites: None, however basic mobile device and computing experience will be helpful.
    Duration: 2 days
    Literature Recommendation:
    Mobile Device Security For Dummies
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  • Computer Forensics
    Internet crime is on the rise, catapulting the need for computer forensics specialists. This course presents you with an up-to-date overview of the basic skills that are required as a computer forensics professional and introduces the latest software and tools that exist. A variety of real-world practices take you behind the scenes to look at the root causes of security attacks.
    Prerequisites: Sound general IT administration knowledge.
    Duration: 3 days
    Literature Recommendation:
    Computer Forensics JumpStart
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Business Continuity

  • ISO 22301 Lead Auditor
    This intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to audit an usiness Continuity Management System (BCMS) and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques.
    Duration: 4 days (plus exam on 5th day)
    Detailed PECB course outline:
    ISO 22301 Lead Auditor
    Upcoming Events: ISO in the Sun.
  • ISO 22301 Lead Implementer
    This intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing and managing a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) based on ISO 22301:2012.
    Duration: 4 days (plus exam on 5th day)
    Detailed PECB course outline:
    ISO 22301 Lead Implementer
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Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

  • Introduction to Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
    This course presents OOP's core concepts: abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism, interfaces, object models, frameworks; and applies them to concrete examples. This course is of genuine nature applicable to various OO languages, eg C++, Java, C#, VB.NET, .NET, Perl, PHP etc.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills.
    Duration: 1 day
  • Test-Driven Development (TDD)
    This course introduces TDD as a different way to program — unit tests are written in a tight feedback loop with the production code providing ongoing valuable feedback to find mistakes before they become bugs and receive early warnings of design problems and notification of side-effect defects thus leaving more time adding valuable features to the product.
    Note: This course is available for different target platforms, eg C++, C#, .NET, embedded C/C++ etc.
    Prerequisites: Principal understanding of C++/C# and object-oriented concepts.
    Duration: 3 days
    Literature Recommendation:
    Professional Test Driven Development with C#: Developing Real World Applications with TDD (Wrox Professional Guides)
     
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    Test Driven Development for Embedded C (Pragmatic Programmers)
     
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  • Introduction to Unified Modelling Language (UML)
    This course introduces the various design concepts of UML as applicable to the whole system design life cycle and applies them in hands-on exercises. .
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills, some understanding of object oriented concepts of advantage.
    Duration: 5 days
    Literature Recommendation:
    Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and Iterative Development
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  • MOC2710B: Analyzing Requirements and Defining Microsoft .NET Solution Architectures
    This course teaches how to design Microsoft .NET solution using the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) Process Model.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills - some knowledge of systems development life cycle and .NET technologies of advantage.
    Duration: 5 days
    Microsoft Course Outline
  • Software Testing - ISTQB-ISEB Foundation
    This course provides an introduction to basic aspects of software testing like life cycles, static and dynamic testing, test design and management.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills, some knowledge of systems development life cycle of advantage.
    Duration: 2 days
    Literature Recommendation:
    Software Testing: An ISTQB-ISEB Foundation Guide
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Database Systems

Oracle

  • Oracle DBA (10g and 11g)
    This course provides an overview to the various tasks you face as an Oracle database administrator.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills - some knowledge of rational databases and system administration of advantage.
    Duration: 5 days
    Literature Recommendation:
    Oracle Database 10g DBA Handbook
     
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    Oracle Database 11g DBA Handbook (Osborne Oracle Press Series)
     
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  • Oracle 10g Discoverer (User and Admin)
    Discoverer is Oracle's long established BI tool for ad-hoc reporting and analysis. In the user course you will learn how to use Discoverer Plus, while the admin course teaches the setup of the underlying end user layer (EUL).
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills - some knowledge of rational databases of advantage.
    Duration: 2 days (User) + 3 days (Admin)
    Courseware and detailed outline from Sideris:
    Create Queries and Reports
    Develop An EUL
  • Oracle 10g Reports
    This course teaches how to create reports using Oracle Reports.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills - some knowledge of rational databases, PL/SQL and report design of advantage.
    Duration: 5 days
    Courseware and detailed outline from Sideris:
    Build Reports
  • Oracle 10g Forms
    This course teaches how to develop database driven web applications using Oracle Forms.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills - some knowledge of rational databases, PL/SQL and user interface design of advantage.
    Duration: 5 days
    Courseware and detailed outline from Sideris:
    Build Internet Applications
  • Oracle 11g JDeveloper / ADF – A Guide to Oracle Fusion Web Development
    This course provides an introduction to ADF, Oracle's latest framework for J2EE web application development featuring rich graphical user interfaces, object-relational mapping etc.
    Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of rational databases, some knowledge of Java or any other object oriented language of advantage.
    Duration: 5 days
    Oracle Course Outline
    Literature Recommendation:
    Oracle JDeveloper 11g Handbook: A Guide to Fusion Web Development (Osborne Oracle Press Series)
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SQL Server

  • MOC6232B: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Database
    This course provides an overview to the various aspects of designing and implementing a SQL Server database.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills - some knowledge of rational databases and system administration of advantage.
    Duration: 5 days
    Microsoft Course Outline
    Literature Recommendation:
    MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-433): Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 - Database Development
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  • MOC6236A: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services
    This course provides an overview to SSRS.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills - some knowledge of rational databases and report design of advantage.
    Duration: 3 days
    Microsoft Course Outline
    Literature Recommendation:
    Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step
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  • MOC2779B: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database
    This course provides an overview to the various aspects of designing and implementing a SQL Server database.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills - some knowledge of rational databases and systems development of advantage.
    Duration: 5 days
    Microsoft Course Outline
  • MOC2780B: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database
    This course provides an overview to the various tasks you face as a SQL Server database administrator.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills - some knowledge of rational databases and system administration of advantage.
    Duration: 5 days
    Microsoft Course Outline
    Literature Recommendation (for both MOC2779 and 2780):
    MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-431): Microsoft® SQL Server 2005Implementation and Maintenance: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Implementation and Maintenance (Pro-Certification)
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  • MOC2793A: Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services
    This course provides an overview to SSRS.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills - some knowledge of rational databases and report design of advantage.
    Duration: 3 days
    Microsoft Course Outline

Design

  • Designing Relational Databases
    Successful operation of databases starts from design. This course teaches an introduction to database modelling theory, which is then applied to concrete examples and solutions are discussed for pros and cons. The course is platform and RDBMS independent.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills
    Duration: 1 day

Querying

  • Querying Databases using SQL
    This course provides an overview of ANSI standardized SQL applicable to virtual any relational database product on the market. The course is platform and RDBMS independent, however may be tailored to include specifics.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills - some knowledge of rational databases of advantage.
    Duration: 3 days
    Literature Recommendations:
    SQL Pocket Guide (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))
     
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    Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes
     
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    Murach's SQL Server 2005 for Developers
     
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    Oracle Database 10g SQL (Osborne ORACLE Press Series)
     
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Web Design and Development

Web Basics

  • Macromedia Dreamweaver for Beginners
    This course provides an introduction to Dreamweaver to enable you to design your own website without necessarily having to learn all the underlying languages, eg HTML and CSS.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills.
    Duration: 1 day
  • Introduction to Image Processing
    This course teaches basic procedures on how to prepare and optimize images and other graphical elements for usage with your website.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills.
    Duration: 1 day
  • Introduction to Adobe Acrobat
    This course provides an introduction to Adobe Acrobat to create your own pdf files for usage with your website or else.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills.
    Duration: 1 day
  • Introduction to HTML
    This course provides an introduction to HTML, the document description language behind webpages.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills.
    Duration: 1 day
    Literature Recommendation:
    HTML and XHTML Pocket Guide (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))
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  • Introduction to CSS
    This course provides an introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CCS) providing far extended formatting features for HTML.
    Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of HTML.
    Duration: 1 day
    Literature Recommendation:
    CSS Pocket Guide (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))
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  • Introduction to JavaScript
    This course provides an introduction to JavaScript, the client-side scripting language enabling some level of programmatic features in webpages, eg form validation, flip menus etc.
    Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of HTML, some knowledge of Java or any other object oriented language of advantage.
    Duration: 1 day
    Literature Recommendation:
    HTML Pocket Guide (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))
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Web & Scripting Technologies

  • Introduction to Active Server Pages (ASP)
    This course provides an introduction to ASP, the classical server-side scripting language to create dynamic websites hosted on Windows servers.
    Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of HTML and rational databases, some knowledge of any programming language of advantage.
    Duration: 2 days
  • Introduction to PHP
    This course provides an introduction to PHP, one of the most commonly used server-side scripting language to create dynamic websites especially when hosted on Linux servers.
    Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of HTML and rational databases, some knowledge of any programming language of advantage.
    Duration: 2 days
    Literature Recommendation:
    PHP Pocket Guide (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))
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  • Introduction to Perl
    This course provides an introduction to Perl - a powerful scripting language whether for UNIX, web or else. The course is platform independent.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills - some knowledge of any programming language of advantage.
    Duration: 2 days
    Literature Recommendations:
    Programming Perl (also known as the Camel Book)
     
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    Perl Pocket Reference (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))
     
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    Regular Expression Pocket Reference: Regular Expressions for Perl, Ruby, PHP, Python, C, Java and .NET (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly))
     
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(Web) Application Development

Oracle

  • Oracle 10g Forms
    This course teaches how to develop database driven web applications using Oracle Forms.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills - some knowledge of rational databases, PL/SQL and user interface design of advantage.
    Duration: 5 days
    Courseware and detailed outline from Sideris:
    Build Internet Applications
  • Oracle 11g JDeveloper / ADF – A Guide to Oracle Fusion Web Development
    This course provides an introduction to ADF, Oracle's latest framework for J2EE web application development featuring rich graphical user interfaces, object-relational mapping etc.
    Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of rational databases, some knowledge of Java or any other object oriented language of advantage.
    Duration: 5 days
    Oracle Course Outline
    Literature Recommendation:
    Oracle JDeveloper 11g Handbook: A Guide to Fusion Web Development (Osborne Oracle Press Series)
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Microsoft

  • MOC2310D: Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
    This course provides an introduction to the development of ASP.NET based web applications in C# or VB.NET.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills - some knowledge of any other object oriented language and rational databases of advantage.
    Duration: 5 days
    Microsoft Course Outline
  • MOC2609A: Introduction to C# Programming with Microsoft .NET
    This course teaches fundamental skills that are required to design and develop object-oriented applications for the Web and Windows by using C#, .NET and Visual Studio.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills - some knowledge of rational databases and report design of advantage.
    Duration: 3 days
    Microsoft Course Outline
  • MOC2710B: Analyzing Requirements and Defining Microsoft .NET Solution Architectures
    This course teaches how to design Microsoft .NET solution using the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) Process Model.
    Prerequisites: Basic desktop computing skills - some knowledge of systems development life cycle and .NET technologies of advantage.
    Duration: 5 days
    Microsoft Course Outline