This course is valuable for
- software/system architects and developers who are considering options for engineering embedded real-time systems
- individuals tasked with the validation of embedded real-time system performance
- technical managers, managers, and software/system architects who are looking for a solid overview of system and software modeling
- individuals who make decisions about the development or acquisition of embedded real-time systems
The five-day course focuses on model-based engineering for embedded real-time systems through defining and documenting software and system architecture and validating system quality attributes. Through lecture and exercises, you will learn about and use the SAE AADL standard and gain an overview of other types of system and software modeling, such as MDA, SysML, and UML.
In particular, the course covers
- how model-based engineering applies to software systems for application domains
- different modeling perspectives (runtime, data view, etc.) that support quantitative analysis of typical AADL modeling constructs
- structured incremental refinement of AADL models
- modeling of software and its mapping to hardware
- modeling constructs to facilitate data analysis such as data, subprograms, and subprogram calls
- how to model multimodal systems
- how to model large-scale systems
Before attending this course, you should have
- fundamental knowledge in the areas of developing embedded real-time systems, software engineering, and architectures
- working knowledge of a programming language
- familiarity with a modeling language and the concept of abstraction
In addition, you will find that a working knowledge of the Eclipse environment is helpful.
Students must bring a personal computer equipped with Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 3, Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2, Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2, or Windows Vista (tested on Windows Vista Enterprise, Business, Home Premium, and Home Basic editions).
As a result of completing this course, you will
- apply core elements of the AADL
- appreciate the value of model-based engineering for system development in your application domain
- understand fundamental model-based engineering concepts, specifically key principles and methods
- examine alternative choices for representation and modeling
- quantitatively validate quality attributes through analysis of system architecture
Modeling System Architectures with the AADL is an interactive course. Your classmates will come from a range of government agencies and industry sectors.
You can expect group work, individual exercises and simulations, and individualized Q&A sessions. You will receive a hard copy of the course workbook and digital media containing lecture material and demonstrations.
The first four days of this five-day course meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET); day 5 meets from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The SEI can deliver this course at customer sites by special arrangement.
Download the Modeling System Architectures Using AADL course outline.
Download our training justification letter template. This letter can be tailored to help you make a case to your manager for taking this course.
Related Courses and Certificates
This course is not part of our certificate pathways.
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