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Porting/software configuration PORT

The configuration of software products into new or existing software environments/platforms.

Moving to SFIA 8

There is an updated version of this skill for SFIA 8.

  • The skill has been renamed to Software configuration
  • This is re-focused to skills related to the design and deployment of software configuration, particularly for (not exclusively) enterprise scale systems and large SaaS. This skills can also support software configuration in other "as a service" environment, such as, IaaS, PaaS
  • The skill descriptions have been edited for readability and guidance notes have been added
  • Details available here - SFIA 8 Software configuration
  • SFIA 7 skill descriptions will remain available for you to use
  • Previous SFIA assessments may be impacted by this change.

Porting/software configuration: Level 3

Assists in the configuration of software and equipment and the systems testing of platform-specific versions of one or more software products. Documents faults, implements resolutions and retests to agreed standards.

Porting/software configuration: Level 4

Configures software and equipment and tests platform-specific versions of one or more software products. Reports the outcome of testing and identifies potential improvements to the process and to the software products according to agreed designs and standards.

Porting/software configuration: Level 5

Leads a team, providing expert technical knowledge in the systems testing of platform-specific versions of the software products, on varying platforms. Provides specialist guidance information to support, systems testing and quality assurance functions to assist in improving procedures.

Porting/software configuration: Level 6

Ensures the availability of hardware, software, and resources for the systems testing of platform-specific versions of one or more software products. Defines configurations required for testing with reference to agreed testing standards. Evaluates new developments in the organisation and the industry and advises senior management on potential growth, problem areas and resourcing needs. Ensures adherence to agreed standards and good practice.