Before the course starts, I would like to introduce you to some selected features of the Udemy platform that can help you in the course.

Overview Area

Let’s start with the overview area. Here you will find the course content, which is nicely divided into course sections. Course sections, in turn, contain the individual lessons, which are usually covered one after the other. At least my course is structured so that the lessons build on each other.

Fully played lessons, quizzes and practice tests are automatically marked with a check mark. You can also manually mark lessons as done. A few seconds before the end of the video, a lesson is automatically marked as done, even if content has been skipped.

You can identify lessons with learning materials by the drop-down labeled “Resources”. When you check the box, the learning materials will be automatically downloaded to your device’s download folder. From there you can open the materials.

In the overview area you can jump directly to a selected lesson. The video starts within the lesson at the last progress.

Presentation Area

In the Presentation Area you can start, pause, stop or skip the training video to any position by clicking the progress bar.

If I speak too slow or too fast for you, you can also adjust the playback speed to your needs. There are indeed power learners who absorb the learning material faster by doubling the playback speed. But rather take your time, pause rather now and then within a lesson, do research on the side if something interests you. The course serves your personal professional development.

You can adjust the volume either through your device or in the Udemy player. But be careful: both volume controls are independent of each other. If the volume of your device is turned up all the way and you still can’t hear anything, it could be because the volume of the Udemy player is turned down. I say this because in other applications the volume control is partially coupled. This is not the case here!

For a better view – especially on small screens – you can switch the presentation area to full screen and reduce it again with the escape key.

If the Internet connection is poor, you can manually turn down the playback quality of the video, but normally this should not be necessary because the player is set to automatic regulation by default. Sometimes the player switches back up too late, or you rather accept small playback pauses instead of too bad picture quality. In this case I recommend you to set the resolution manually to the desired value.

With the brackets on the right and left you can jump directly to the next or previous lesson.

You can hide the overview area with the “Expand” icon and show it again with the arrow symbol in the upper right corner.

Within a lesson, you can set bookmarks to help you find content that is relevant to you. These bookmarks are marked with dashes in the progress bar, to which you can then navigate directly. You can also find an overview of the bookmarks of a lesson below the presentation area in the “Bookmarks” tab.

Information Area

In the information area, next to the course overview, you will find the important tab “Questions and Answers”. Here you will find all questions from other course participants or proactive information from me – regarding the respective lesson. You can browse and filter the questions and answers to quickly get to the answer you need. You can expand the list below if there are too many entries. Please search the questions and answers first before posting a new question. You can like both questions and answers. You can answer questions and contribute your experiences and opinions to the course content.

File Attachments in the Lessons

In some lessons I provide you with attachments in the form of PDF files that you can print out and hang on the wall for your project space. The appendices include, for example, key principles, rules, checklists, diagrams, examples, etc. Within a lesson, I then point to the appendices provided.

Quizzes

Throughout this course, you can expect the quizzes already mentioned to check your understanding of the course content. They serve only for yourself. I have structured the quizzes to reinforce the learning content with the answer comments for your benefit. Quizzes are quite short, but they must always be answered completely correctly to successfully complete the lesson. They always contain only one correct answer and you can usually find these quizzes directly after a lesson to which the questions in the quiz refer.

Practice Tests

In each course of this series you will find 2 practice tests. In order to keep the scope of the test from becoming too extensive, I divided these practice tests and placed them about halfway through and toward the end of the course. Practice tests are significantly more comprehensive than quizzes, both in the range of possible answers to a question and in the number of questions themselves. In the practice test, in contrast to the quiz, you have several correct answers – sometimes even all answers can be correct. On the other hand, there is no result without a correct answer. In return, you will also be given 120 minutes for each of the two practice tests, so you don’t have to worry about any time pressure. In the practical test, at least 80% of the answers must be answered correctly for you to successfully complete the test and thus also fulfill the requirement for the certificate.

By taking the quizzes and practice tests, you will be able to deal intensively with the learning content after the lessons, away from the teaching of the learning content. Through reflection, trial and error, and research, you’ll solidify your learning so that you can more easily refer back to it from your memory when needed.

Certificate

After successful completion of all lessons and tests, you will automatically receive a Udemy certificate for the content of this course at the end of the course, which you can download for further use. This functionality and the layout of the certificate are also part of the Udemy learning platform.

Course Rating

After completing this course, Udemy will give you the opportunity to rate this course.

Please contact me directly during the course so that we can clear up any uncertainties. Im besten agilen Sinne nehme ich gerne Umsetzungsvorschläge entgegen, wenn sie für viele Teilnehmer von Interesse sein könnten. Ich informiere Sie auch direkt über ein strukturiertes Anforderungs- und Änderungsmanagement, wenn ich einen Vorschlag umsetze und auch, wenn Ihr Vorschlag online verfügbar ist.

Please note that your own project environment is not universal for all participants. Projects are always individual with their very own framework conditions and challenges. Solutions are also never universally valid. Take my suggestions as proposals and discard them if they do not lead to a solution in your project environment.

You won’t see any accompanying video with me in this course, because for me shooting even without video is a big new challenge. A classroom or remote training is something completely different. Nevertheless, this additional option appeals to me because it offers great advantages and thus covers a very specific need. I may add the accompanying videos with the recording of me in a future revision.

In the following lesson I would like to give you an overview of the content of this course.

So, see you in a moment.

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