Virtual CMMI® v2.0:
Upgrade Training

(Prerequisite: Intro to CMMI V1.3)

February 9, 2021  |  Via Zoom

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Join the world's #1 Certified CMMI® Instructor* for this wildly engaging virtual class. Upgrade your CMMI V1.3 training painlessly with our 98% original, dynamic slides you can't get anywhere else! After class, prep for the CMMI® Associate Exam with our exclusive online practice exams.**


* based on number of students taught

** Your tuition for Upgrade Training includes a credit to take the Certified CMMI Associate Exam plus access to our online practice exams.

Virtually Entertaining

The reviews from dozens of our carefully-crafted virtual training sessions are in: Despite the lack of a physical, in-person presence, students actually enjoyed the experience... and, more importantly, learned.


"I just wanted to say thank you for a really enjoyable week. I was not sure how virtual was going to go, but we had a great group and your energy really kept it going... [Our Company] money was well spent and... the three of us are excited about taking this forward." - June 2020 virtual class attendee
 

The CMMI Institute caps virtual Certified CMMI class sizes at 15 students. We love this! The small sizes help our courses to feel friendly and engaging -- despite the physical distance.
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Nationally recognized Instructor

Our energizing instructor "Wild Bill" Smith has taught certified CMMI classes to more students than anyone else in the world -- over 275 classes delivered to more than 4000 people!

"I do think that [virtual delivery] depends on the instructor and his/her ability to keep the class engaged. Our instructor excelled at that." - June 2020 virtual class attendee

Bill has won multiple industry awards, and has trained a dazzling array of corporate and government clients in the CMMI.
 

Strange but true: Bill was featured in the 2016 book Tickersselected as the Software Engineering Institute's 2010 Outstanding Member Representative, and voted Longest Legs (Male) in Shenango High School's Class of '79.

No Death-by-slide!

Our CMMI classes -- whether virtual or in-person -- are unlike any other. Stocked with 98% original content you can't get anywhere else, our courses keep you awake, engaged, and constantly learning! (See 10 sample slides from one of our courses.)

"The instructor's high energy made it engaging and it was easy to participate." - June 2020 virtual class attendee

Our Upgrade Training class - 97.7% original content. Our Certified CMMI Instructor - 100% original content.

Exclusive Practice Exams

Graduate from our Upgrade Training class, and you'll snag free access to our online practice Certified CMMI Associate exams -- offered exclusively to our students. (No other vender offers these exams!) Each of these tests consists of 60 questions (just like the real exam) and is strictly based on the Learner Objectives for the Foundations of Capability course (again, just like the real exam). (See 5 sample questions.)

"Your practice tests were a big help, not just the topics/questions included (and explanations of where to find the answer), but also to help get more comfortable navigating the model viewer and PDF files." - September 2020 virtual class attendee

Our Upgrade Training class gives you online access to not just one but two (!!!) different 60-question practice exams, drawn from our expanding database of over 150 mock exam questions. Now that's a party!!!

Which Classes ARE FOR YOU?

Upgrade Training. May be taken in lieu of Foundations of Capability, if you've already had Introduction to CMMI for Development (or Services) V1.3. You may still want to add one or both Building Excellence courses to sharpen your knowledge. (In fact, unless you served on a V1.3 SCAMPI appraisal team for the appropriate constellation, you'll still need the applicable Building Excellence course to be a V2.0 appraisal team member [ATM]. See the CMMI Institute's ATM Eligibility Policy for full details.) Covers basic changes to the model (from V1.3), but please be forewarned -- it does not get into Practice Area details like the Foundations course does.

Foundations of Capability. The two-day introductory course. This class (or Upgrade Training) is the prerequisite to all other CMMI Institute-certified V2.0 classes (including both Building Excellence courses). Covers basic concepts, the model architecture, the core practice areas, and appraisals. (See our calendar for dates.)

Building Development Excellence. (See our calendar for dates.) A one-day course for anyone heavily involved in a CMMI Development V2.0 initiative; required for CMMI-DEV V2.0 appraisal team members (ATMs). Foundations of Capability or Upgrade Training is a strict prerequisite. Covers content specific to CMMI-DEV V2.0 and provides guidance on using CMMI V2.0 in a solution development environment. You'll participate in a variety of exercises to apply your knowledge, mainly working as part of a team.

Building Service Excellence. (See our calendar for dates.) A one-day class for people deeply involved in a CMMI Services V2.0 initiative; required for CMMI-SVC V2.0 appraisal team members. Foundations of Capability or Upgrade Training is a strict prerequisite. Introduces content specific to CMMI-SVC V2.0 and provides guidance on using CMMI V2.0 in a service management and delivery environment. Like its Development-centric sibling, this course is largely exercise- and team-driven.

Our classes sell out   |  Only 15 per class  |  No exceptions no whining  |  There's no crying in CMMI | Enroll today

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Feb 9, 2021

8:30 am - 4:30 pm ET

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We've never canceled a class due to low enrollment. (Unlike those other instructors!)

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Anywhere with a reliable internet connection

Access to the Zoom teleconferencing platform is required. Need Zoom help? Download our Zoom Cheat Sheet and Wild Bill's Zoom Guidelines for My CMMI Classes.

Rock'n bonuses!

We provide you with the following exclusive content with every class:

With our Upgrade Training you'll also receive:
 

  • Online access to our 60-question practice CMMI Associate exams. (See 5 sample questions.)
     

  • CMMI V2.0 guidance documents (pdfs): Cheat Sheet, Model At-a-Glance, Quick Reference, Adoption and Transition Guidance, Method Definition Document Quick Reference (appraisal method summary), and V1.3 to V2.0 Practice Mapping.

What's Included

You'll need:

 

  • A quiet place

  • Internet access

  • A computer with webcam and microphone.
     

Your system must meet Zoom requirements. (See our Zoom guidance.)

We give you:
 

About the Online Model Viewer and CMMI Associate Exam

* CMMI V2.0 is available online, via subscription only. Your tuition includes access to the CMMI online Model Viewer for 30 days. Access typically begins a few days before class; we recommend you download a pdf copy of the model and have it accessible during class in case of Model Viewer access issues.
 

** Although passing the Certified CMMI Associate exam is not required to complete the course, it is required to serve on a CMMI V2.0 appraisal team. Your Upgrade Training tuition includes a credit to register with the CMMI Institute to take this exam online. The credit must be used within 30 days after the class begins.

*** We won't use these "standard" slides and exercises during class, but you may still download them for your future reference.

Tuition and Enrollment

Are seats available? Enrollment ends at 5 pm ET on the Thursday of the week before class, or when class is full. If no seats are available, you'll find out when you try to enroll. Please don't contact us regarding seat availability; we'll be unable to provide a timely response.

Once registered, watch your email carefully 7-10 days before class. Even check your Junk/Spam folder! You'll receive one message from us, giving you links to password-protected webpages for your classes. Each page provides you with (1) pre-class instructions, (2) the Zoom link, (3) course material for downloading, and (4) bonus files or links. You'll also receive one email from the CMMI Institute for each class; please take actions requested in those messages promptly, or you may not gain online Model Viewer access prior to class.

Invest the time needed to prepare. Allow at least 30-60 minutes prep time the week before class to download material, get to know Zoom, and gain access to your CMMI Institute account. If you can't attend class because you haven't followed pre-class guidance, you won't be issued a refund.

Consider an additional screen or printing key documents. In addition to viewing slides and a talking head in Zoom, you'll sometimes need to access the CMMI -- which is also online. So consider an additional screen or at least a large one. Or ponder printing some files in advance.

Upgrade Training

Prerequisite: Introduction to CMMI (-DEV or -SVC) V1.3

Courses

Upgrade Training | 2/9 | 8:30am-4:30pm ET

 

Location

Virtual

Tuition

3 or more

$790

$750

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Building Development Excellence

Prerequisite: Upgrade Training or Foundations of Capability

Courses

Building DEV Excellence | various dates

Location

Virtual

Tuition

3 or more

$590

$550

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Building Service Excellence

Prerequisite: Upgrade Training or Foundations of Capability

Courses

Building SVC Excellence | various dates

Location

Virtual

Tuition

3 or more

$590

$550

Private classes

Got 5 or more students? We'll arrange a private class, just for you!

Brian Happily Flings A Monkey

Brian Happily Flings A Monkey

Susan Rocks Our Hawaiian Shirt Day

Susan Rocks Our Hawaiian Shirt Day

The Infamous "Charlie Sheen" Class

The Infamous "Charlie Sheen" Class

Elizabeth And Her New Prize

Elizabeth And Her New Prize

Example Class Slide

Example Class Slide

Method Masterminds: A Winning Team!

Method Masterminds: A Winning Team!

Bill Gets A CMMI Institute Surprise

Bill Gets A CMMI Institute Surprise

Yoda: May the CMMI Be With You

Yoda: May the CMMI Be With You

Example Special Presentation

Example Special Presentation

Monkeys Ride A Killer Bunny

Monkeys Ride A Killer Bunny

 

Contact

Bill Smith

CEO | CMMI Instructor​

Cell: 571.232.0146

bill@cmmitraining.com

Leading Edge Process Consultants LLC

11160-C1 South Lakes Drive, #166

Reston, VA 20191

Fax: 866.264.2664

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