Q: Do you need tool-specific training to learn MBSE/SysML?A: The difference between theory and practice is that in theory there is no difference ;-) Whether to take tool specific training depends how much time have you got? What do you want to achieve in that time? Imagine that you want to build a new road. You have bought a JCB digger and the other heavy machinery needed. Your crew turns up; they've read the book but never used the tools before. Are you happy to let them loose on the job? Do you mind if they learn on the job? What if the job is actually a Cathedral, rather than road, will they achieve it? Is time a factor, or first-time success desirable?
Q: What type of training is this?A: Training takes of the form of that delivered by I-Logix/Telelogic over 10+ years. It's instructor-led classroom training using the software and proven techniques. Theory and practical experienced is interleaved with hands on labs that re-enforce the theory. A range of teaching styles is used to maintain interest including discussion, videos, demos, challenges. The fundamental premise of the training is "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." (Confucius 551 – 479 BC).
Q: What's the maximum class size?
Q: What training material is provided?A: Training material is provided in hardcopy print format with one book covering all the theory and one book covering the practical lab exercise. Screenshots are used extensively for the tool training steps making the training better for non-native English speakers. Examples include a wireless alarm system, an insulin pump management system, and a future aspiration for a Teleportation device.
A SysML Helper profile is provided and used as an example of tool customization. Example and lab start/end points models are provided in a zip.