Visual Paradigm Essential
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Visual Paradigm Essential

Learn all essential skills of software design and modeling including, UML, BPMN and SysML with Visual Paradigm.
4.2 (1,165 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.
26,554 students enrolled
Created by Visual Paradigm
Last updated 11/2016
Price: Free
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 26 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Drawing UML diagrams using Visual Paradigm
  • Working with VPository
  • Generating documentation using Visual Paradigm
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  • Basic software development concept
  • PC or OSX or Linux

Visual Paradigm Essential is an introductory course that is tailor-made for software development teams who want to design and build high quality software with Visual Paradigm. There are altogether 27 lectures throughout the training with more than 5-hour quality videos with user-friendly contents. All lectures embraces clear voice-over as well as demonstrations to walk you through different tools with you step by step. We are sure you can master different skills with ease and will have learned most key features in Visual Paradigm after attending the lectures.

The lectures cover wide range of contents. Firstly, you will start by an overview of Visual Paradigm, different editions and licensing, installation methods as well as its user interface. After gaining a better knowledge about Visual Paradigm, you can then jump into learning ways to draw different types of diagrams. In addition, this course also covers basic introduction to BPMN, UML and UeXceler (Agile requirements capturing approach). Last but not least, the training teaches important Visual Paradigm features, like Teamwork with VPository, import project, export images and managing glossary as well. This is very helpful because you might come across with it every day.

Once you have completed this online training, you will be confident with using Visual Paradigm to design IT software system and collaborate with other team members comfortably.

Who is the target audience?
  • Software developer
  • System analysts
  • Project manager
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 26 Lectures Collapse All 26 Lectures 05:13:42
Introduction to Visual Paradigm
2 Lectures 19:41

Visual Paradigm is a Design and Management Tool for Business IT System Development. In this lecture, we aim to give you a brief explanation on the 5 steps of software development, namely, requirement capturing, system design, coding as well as testing and how Visual paradigm can help to manage users’ requirements and tasks effectively.

What is Visual Paradigm?

Visual Paradigm is a very flexible software in the sense that it can be able to run on multiple operation systems like Windows, Linux and Apple OSX. The installation methods of Visual Paradigm are easy and we will show you two installation options, Installer and InstallFree in this lecture. In addition, we will demonstrate to you how to use the InstallFree.

Moreover, you will also get to know the three licensing options of Visual Paradigm, 30 days evaluation, Monthly subscription, Perpetual license, so that you can choose the best fit licensing options for your team.

Installation and Licensing
5 Lectures 01:08:10

There are 3 major user interface components in Visual Paradigm, namely, Menu bar & toolbar, diagramming area and tree and property panes. In this lecture, we would like to brief you on each of the component and give demonstrations on different panes like Diagram Overview Pane, Stencil Pane and Documentation pane, so that you can have more ideas on how to operate Visual Paradigm and can make full use of it.

User Interface Walk-through

Visual Paradigm is a design tool and it supports drawing different kinds of diagram like UML and SysML diagram. In this lecture, we will cover the methods to create diagrams, draw shapes, style and formatting as well as format copier.

Drawing Diagram

When you draw diagrams on Visual Paradigm, Resource-centric interface is one of the mostly used feature. Apart from creating shapes, it can also help in connecting shapes and to ensure correct syntax. In this lecture, we will tell you different features of Resource-centric interface such as creating turning points, so that you can make full use of it after attending the lecture.

Resource-Centric Interface

Other than shape, connector is another main component in a diagram. There are various types of connectors such as rectilinear and curve. In this lecture, we will introduce you all types of connector you can find in Visual paradigm and the way to switch to the other type of connector when you are drawing a diagram. Furthermore, line jump is another important concept to make a diagram easier to read. In this lecture, you will also learn about what it is and its usage.

Using Connectors

Visual Paradigm is a design tool not only in the sense that it provides a platform to draw diagrams, it also allows you to make better looking diagrams (i.e. with better layout) easily. There are different tools in Visual Paradigm to help you in achieving this. For example, alignment guide assists you to produce equal spacing of a group of diagram easily. In this lecture, you will learn all the tools to make your diagram tidier by watching the demonstration in the video.

Making Better Look Diagrams
Notations & Standards
5 Lectures 01:18:21

Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) is a graphical presentation of workflow which provides business with the capability to understand their internal business procedures easily. In this lecture, we will explain to you what BPMN is in more detail. Moreover, we will tell you the benefit of BPMN and when you can use it. Finally, we will tell you different components of BPMN and with a demonstration of how to draw a complete Business Process Diagram (BPD), so that you can get a full knowledge of BPMN.

Introduction to BPMN

Unified Modeling Language (UML) is actually a language for modeling (i.e, software system modeling) and it is used among software development team to communicate. In this lecture, you will know more about what is UML with its brief history, when and why we need to use UML as well as the structure of UML.

Introduction to UML (Part 1)

Unified Modeling Language (UML) is actually a language for modeling (i.e, software system modeling) and it is used among software development team to communicate. In last lecture, you have gained basic ideas about UML. As for this lecture, you will learn more about the different types of typical UML notation like Class diagram and Sequence diagram.

Introduction to UML (Part 2)

UeXceler acts as a guideline for software development teams to identify real system requirements at the very beginning of the development projects. There are three main elements in UeXceler: Capture Requirements, Manage Requirements and Take user experiences into Account when capturing requirements. All these elements aim to improve the quality of the software to be developed. In this lecture, you will learn more about UeXceler, its advantages and the disadvantages of the traditional approach in requirement gatherings as comparison.

Introduction to UeXceler

This lecture aims to talk about some non-standard notations that you can draw in Visual Paradigm. For example, Basic Shapes, Text Boxes and also Image Shapes. Moreover, we will show you some demonstrations on how each type of non-standard notations can be created, so that you can have a deeper understanding.

Beyond Standard Notations
Understanding Model & View Concept
3 Lectures 22:27

In this lecture, we will talk about the project structure in Visual Paradigm and its comparative advantages to the traditional flat file. Moreover, we will talk about the differences between Model, Package as well as Model Element with you. So, when we mention these terms again later on, you will all have a common understanding. Finally, we will talk about the way to structure the project by using model, create diagram(s) in model and move diagram(s) to another model.

Model Repository

In this lecture, we aim to teach you the concept of view and how the views are organized in the project. Through different demonstration, you will get to know what is Multiple Views, its effect and the way to create it. This is a very important concept for the rest of the training.

Understanding the Concept of View

Other than Multiple Views, another special concept of view is Master View. Through attending this lecture, you will learn more about what is Master View, Auxiliary View, their uses, their differences as well as the way to set model explorer as Master View with its advantages.

Master View
Keep and Share Projects
4 Lectures 46:24

VPository is a cloud-based repository that is tailor designed for the users of Visual Paradigm to keep their projects. In this lecture, we will tell you what VPository is in a more detail manner, the reason of possessing VPository over just to save the files on a hard disk or desktop as well as its benefits.

Central Repository - VPository

In this lecture, we will tell you how you can operate Visual Paradigm to work with it. You will learn the way to create, commit and update project, so that your team members and you can share your works and collaborate with each other very conveniently. Furthermore, you will also learn the principle behind when there conflict detection arrives and the way to review the changed history, so that you can recover the previous changes,

Working with VPository

Compare to local drive and network drive, storing your files in VPository can save you with a lot of effort. In this lecture, we will tell you the advantages of VPository over other storage options, the way to add referenced file to your design and a brief recap of last lecture on how to share your file and design with teammates.

Keeping Files with VPository

Visual Paradigm provides you with a platform to collect comments from stakeholders and this platform is called PostMania. Unlike traditional ways like face-to-face and email communication in which it is hard to gather all stakeholders and to deliver complicated contents, PostMania can help to solve all these problems. In this lecture, we will tell you more about how the PostMania operates and the advantages of using it.

Getting Comments from Stakeholders
Generating Documentation
3 Lectures 50:25

There are various kinds of specification such as Process Specification, Requirement Specification and Data Specification. With Visual paradigm, you can generate these specifications easily without much effort. In this lecture, we will teach you how to generate each specification through demos, the way to export your report into different formats, HTML, PDF, Word Report as well as the use of Word template to design your own report.

Generating Specification

Doc. Composer is a document editor that allows you to edit and preview your project documentation. In this lecture, we will talk about how to compose your own document by introducing different tools and options that you can use one by one with demonstrations. Moreover, you will also learn how to customize a document template. This is very helpful if you want to change the standard layout.

Compose Your Own Documentation

In order to allow everybody to browse the content of your project without the need to have Visual Paradigm installed, we will teach you how to produce the web content that you can upload to your web server with a feature called Project Publisher. In this lecture, we will introduce various part of published content like Navigator Pane and Menu Pane and walkthrough the general and advanced Project Publisher options with you. Furthermore, we will brief you the concept of batch file, so that the content can be published routinely.

Output Project to Web Contents
Other Features
4 Lectures 28:14

There are many ways to export diagrams in Visual Paradigm as images. For example, export single diagram, part of the diagram or multiple diagrams as image(s). In this lecture, we will demonstrate to you how to do that. In addition, we will tell you different options in exporting image such as Max size, and Diagram slicer, so that the exported images can better fulfill your need.

Export Diagrams to Image

In this lecture, we will tell you the way to import the project that is designed in other tools into Visual Paradigm. So that, you not only need not to re-do the project again, you can further maintain your project based on the imported legacy project as well. By attending this lecture, you can learn the way to import legacy design from Rational Rose, Visio, Erwin and Enterprise Architect by walking through the options together.

Import Legacy Design

In this lecture, we will show you the overview interface of the printing window in Visual Paradigm. Then, we will walk through various printing options such as the way to adjust margin or to fit the page. So that, when you print the diagrams drawing in Visual Paradigm, you will have an idea on how to operate those options.

Printing Diagrams

Glossary is a very useful tool in defining specific keywords in a project. So that, everyone can has a mutual understanding of particular word. In this lecture, we will teach you the way to create Glossary and add terms in Visual Paradigm, the way to highlight the glossary terms and the concept of alias, so that you can make use of the Glossary in Visual Paradigm fully to define the words in project.

Managing Glossary
About the Instructor
Visual Paradigm
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Design & Management Tool for Business IT System Development

Visual Paradigm Training Team is formed by a group of software developers, with the core team members having over 15 years of experience in software development. We have extensive experience in software development, database design and requirements gathering. We fully understand what constitutes to the success of software development and we are honor to share our experiences with you. We believe that using online training is the most effective approach to share our experience and knowledge as well as to gather more people for self-learning.

If you are interested in designing and developing great software, Visual Paradigm is your choice! Visual Paradigm is the best of the breed software design product and Visual Paradigm Training Team will produce online training courses on many different topics, from capturing requirements to designing software and many other useful topics! Let’s check them out and enroll today!