Frequently asked questions

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How many trainees can take part in the programme?

The minimum number of trainees is 2 to 4, as this would encourage team word and allow for the trainees to support each other.

For optimal support from a single instructor, a group of up to 6 trainees will be ideal. For groups of more than 6 trainees, additional guest instructors might be joining (either remotely or on premise) to support the teams with their development practice tasks.

Where will the training programme take place?

As SFCC developers are spread across multiple companies and/or countries, there is no fixed office/training location. As trainee groups gather, the training location will be chosen - it could be a conference room on the company's premise, a combination of working desks, plus a meeting room for common lectures and demos, or - the training programme can take place in an external designated training space.

Do all the trainees need to be part of the same company?

No, there is no need for all of the trainees to be part of the same company. Each company needs to supply a sandbox and a laptop for each trainee, but the confluence, JIRA, and Bitbucket access are managed by the training programme instructor. It would then be up to the companies to decide on where the training ground would be.

Can I have my team trained remotely?

As the majority of the programme will be hands-on development, remote participation is possible. It is encouraged that trainees work together, though, so an office environment would be ideal.

Part of my team is already experienced with SiteGenesis controllers or pipelines. Would they still need to go through the self-study tasks?

As the majority of the programme will be hands-on development, the more experienced developers can work on some SFRA customization tasks. The trainee group would need to move at the same pace, though, so it is encouraged that the more advanced trainees revise their theoretical knowledge or support the rest of the team.

Nine weeks is a long time, can the programme be made shorter?

The programme has a normal pace and is introducing the SFCC components one by one, focusing on some repetition and using what was learned during the previous days. The programme can be reduced to being only 6 weeks, but the trainees will miss out on some of the advanced SFCC features or miss their chance to implement a new addition to SFRA using what was already learned.

The last 3 weeks can also be used for learning more about a certain area, as requested by the Company/Companies.

What are the programme requirements in terms of experience of each trainee?

Although this will be an SFCC training programme, it will not be a programming crash course, so some professional experience is required.

An ideal trainee would have 1+ years developing web solutions with technologies like PHP, J2EE, .NET, Node.js or similar technologies and some experience with Design Patterns and OOP, experience with GIT/SVN.

You can contact us with additional queries about the trainee's experience and perhaps we would be able to provide some reading materials on preparing the trainee for the programme.

Can you help us with short-listing trainee candidates?

We could be able to help with that depending on our current availability. Contact us with more details about your current need is.

My team is already experienced with SiteGenesis controllers or pipelines. We have a project already in the pipeline and need to start the development as soon as possible. Can I have the training programme customized, so that my team is trained on the features/stories we are about to implement?

The SFCC consulting services we provide might be a better option for your team. Contact us and we can find the best way to help with your current project.