Unified Modeling Language (UML): The Complete Guide
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Unified Modeling Language (UML): The Complete Guide

An online course to Learn how to read UML diagrams, interpret every UML notation and build them using practical examples
4.2 (304 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,687 students enrolled
Created by Maged Koshty
Last updated 9/2017
Price: $150
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 20 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Gain a working knowledge UML 2.0
  • Apply knowledge of OOAD to design an object-oriented system which can be implemented in an object-oriented language
  • Learn the meaning of every UML notation and when to use them
  • Learn the industry best practices to build UML
  • Interpret any UML diagram effectively
  • Increase your software development productivity
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  • Basic Object Oriented knowledge is preferable.


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Currently The course contains The Use Case diagram, Use case description, activity diagram, class diagram, object diagram, package diagram, sequence diagram and state transition diagram. 

Software practitioners have used modeling languages for decades to specify, visualize, construct, and document systems. UML which stands for The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is one of those languages and today UML is the most used standard modeling language for software and systems development. Even though not everyone need to write UML diagrams , Most software practitioners, if not all of them, need to interpret and read diagrams written by others.

UML is used to express software or system requirements, architecture, and design. After taking this course. UML will make it easy for you to communicate technical matters with other developers, analysts, designers, testers and even your clients. So it improve your ability to communicate with others and will also improve your team productivity as it will be easier to use UML to express complicated technical matters with others in much less time.

In this course, I talk about all the different UML diagrams Use cases, class diagrams, sequence diagrams, activity diagram and more. I will talk about each of them in detail. You will learn how to read and comprehend any UML diagram and you also learn the important guidelines to build them provided by subject matter experts. We will have workshops to read and build diagrams together. All these can be achieved with little effort just by watching this course.

In this course, we will learn by example, starting by quickly demonstrate some the notations of a diagram then explain in detail the variations of each of those notations. Then will introduce more notations and then discuss them and so on.

When done learning how to read any diagram, We will explain how to build diagrams using those notations and the guidelines that we should follow to use each notations.

Join this course now and I promise that you will be able to read any UML diagram and build neat , quality UML diagrams in no time

Who is the target audience?
  • Software practitioners : developers, testers, managers
  • Anyone interested in learning how to interpret UML diagrams
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Curriculum For This Course
50 Lectures
Introduction to UML (Unified Modeling Language)
3 Lectures 06:29

Our Learning Methodology [CC]
Use Case Diagram
7 Lectures 26:19
What is a Use Case? [CC]

Use Case Diagram : The Basics [CC]

Stereotypes [CC]

Advanced Use Case Notations [CC]

[Activity] : Can you read this Use Case diagram? [CC]

Guidelines for Building a Quality Use Case Diagram [CC]
Use Case Specification
5 Lectures 20:44
Use Case Specification: Elements [CC]

Use Case Specification: Example [CC]

Use Case Specification: Example Enhanced [CC]

Use Case Specification: Another Template [CC]

Guidelines for Building a Quality Use Case Specification [CC]
Building Use case diagram and description Workshop
6 Lectures 29:55
Building Use case diagram and description Process [CC]

Introducing our UML tool "UMLet"

Another Case Study: The problem

Another Case Study: The Draft Use Case Diagram

Another Case Study: The Use Case Description

Another Case Study: The Final Use Case Diagram
Activity Diagrams
5 Lectures 24:04

Activity Diagrams: The Basics [CC]

Activity Diagrams: Advanced

Guidelines for Building a Quality Activity Diagram [CC]

[Activity] : Can you read this Activity diagram? [CC}
Class Diagrams
9 Lectures 54:34

Class Diagrams: The Beginning [CC]

Class Diagrams: The Attributes [CC]

Class Diagrams: The Operations [CC]

Class Diagrams Relationships:Dependency,Association,Aggregation,Composition [CC]

Class Diagrams Relationships: It is Complicated [CC]

Class Diagram Guidelines : The Basics

Class Diagram Guidelines : The relationships

[Activity] : Can you read this Class diagram? [CC}
Object Diagrams
2 Lectures 04:33
The Object Diagram [CC]

[Activity]: Can you read this object diagram? [CC}
Package Diagrams
3 Lectures 14:20
Package Diagrams: Introduction [CC]

Package Diagrams: The Basics [CC]

Package Diagrams: Advanced [CC]
Sequence Diagrams
4 Lectures 21:00
Sequence Diagrams: Introduction [CC]

Sequence Diagrams: The Basics [CC]

Sequence Diagrams: Advanced [CC]

[Activity] Can you read these sequence diagram?
State Transition Diagrams
3 Lectures 17:14
State Transition Diagrams: Introduction [CC]

State Transition Diagrams: The Basics [CC]

State Transition Diagrams: Advanced [CC]
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
Maged Koshty
4.3 Average rating
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16,731 Students
11 Courses
IEEE Certified Instructor - PMP - ISTQB CTAL - PMI-Agile

    I'm the managing director of ExpertWave, a training and consulting company based in Cairo, Egypt with branches in Dubai, UAE and Ottawa Canada focusing on project management, software Engineering and people development.

    I teach project management and software engineering in various universities, provide custom trainings to international companies worldwide and a guest speaker at many conferences and conventions worldwide.

    I'm a software engineering certified instructor from IEEE, the only certified instructor in the Europe, middle east and Africa region and I am certified PMP, ISTQB CTAL, PMI-Agile certified.

    I have over than twenty-five years of practical software experience in major multinational companies like Apple, Corel and ITWorx. Including over 15 years in management and consulting positions.

    Given this wide experience and having seen professionals being successful, and not being successful. This gave me the opportunity to work with different kinds of people from different backgrounds and cultures facing many difficult situations through the years. It also gave me the exposure to various industries like communication, petroleum, architecture, medical and much more.

    I have analyzed and prepared highly effective programs to help young and experienced professionals to be successful practitioners.

    I will put my experience between your hand so you can be an expert in dealing with all kinds of people in all kinds of situations