BusinessObjects BI 4.1-4.2 Core Administration

Back to BI 4.1 Delta Training or BO Administration Training

Price: $495 per student, per day
Duration: 2 Days

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Who is this course intended for?

BusinessObjects Administrators

What will I learn?

This two day hands-on course will cover the core features and functionality of BusinessObjects BI 4.1 and BI 4.2 that are essential to keep your BO system running smoothly. This course covers how to set up and manage security with key functions in the CMC in addition to Life Cycle Management (LCM) tools (Promotion Management, Version Management), customizing the Launchpad (previously known as InfoView), Monitoring, Auditing, Multitenancy, splitting the Adaptive Process Service (APS), and more. This training will also include information on Monitoring, troubleshooting and Maintenance along with recommendations on best practices.

What should I know?

A minimum of one year experience in working knowledge of Business Objects Administration XIR2 or 3.x releases including the use of the CMC with basic knowledge of servers, security and networking required for functioning of BO application and tools.

Course Agenda

Day 1

  • What’s new in BI 4.1 and 4.2
  • Upgrade Management Tool
  • System Configuration wizard
  • Splitting APS
  • Life Cycle Management, System Management
  • Promotion Management
  • Version Management
  • Visual Difference
  • Auditing
  • Monitoring & Probes
  • Administrator Cockpit

Day 2

  • Recycle Bin
  • Platform tools
  • Client Tools
  • Launch Pad
  • BI Mobile
  • OLAP Connection and Analysis
  • Security and Access Control
  • Cryptographic Keys
  • User Attribute Mapping
  • Multitenancy
  • Troubleshooting
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SAP BusinessOBjects BI System AdministrationBusinessObjects BI System Administration: 

A system administrator’s job isn’t easy. When stuff works, no one notices. When stuff breaks, suddenly everyone knows your name. Your most important task, then—for your users and for you—is to set up your system right the first time, and to keep it running effectively. With this book, learn how to do just that. Make your job easy: Keep a low profile.

1. Practical Insight Skip the SAP roadmaps and get down to the nitty-gritty. With step-by-step instructions, detailed screenshots, and unique tips and tricks, this book tells you exactly what you need to know to do your job.

2. Getting it Started Learn how to get the optimal SAP BusinessObjects BI system in place with practical instruction on sizing, configuration, and installation.

3. Making it Secure Keep your SAP BusinessObjects BI system safe by learning what you should know about principals, rights, objects, hierarchies, firewalls, and more.

4. Keeping it Running Make sure you know how to keep your system running smoothly. Monitoring, troubleshooting, and maintenance are the ways to do this, and this book will tell you how.

5. Changes in Release 4.0 Face the facts: the Import Wizard is no more, and neither is Desktop Intelligence. Find out what this means for you, and what other changes you should know about.

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Data Services 4 Beginner-Intermediate Boot Camp

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Price: $395 per student, per day
Duration: 3 Days

Who is this course intended for?

This boot camp is intended for ETL designers who wish to learn the SAP BusinessObjects Data Services toolset.

What will I learn?

This hands-on workshop will provide a guided approach to understanding and building ETL projects using SAP BusinessObjects Data Services.  This will cover all the core functionalities of traditional Data Integrator and Data Services including using types of objects, transforms, functions and more.

What should I know?

You should have basic concepts of ETL and a good understanding of database design and SQL.

Course Agenda

Day 1 – Beginner Concepts

  •  Introduction, role of ETL
  • Core Functionality – Architecture, Objects, hierarchy
  • Building Projects, ETL jobs, Datastore, Workflow, Dataflow, Flat Files
  • Using core transforms: Query, Case, SQL, Validation, Merge
  • Using Functions, Scripts, Variables
  • Concepts of Change Data Capture and implementing with Data Services transforms: Table Comparison, History Preservation, Key Generation.

Day 2 – Beginner Concepts Continued

  • Using Table Comparison, History Preservation, Key Generation, Mapping Operation.
  • Using Pivot and Reverse Pivot Transform

Day 3 –Intermediate Concepts

  • Data Profiling
  • Text Data Processing
  • Address Cleansing
  • Quick look at Information Steward (time permitting)

Information Design Tool (IDT) Beginner-Intermediate Boot Camp

 

Price: $395 per student, per day

Duration: 2 Days

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Who is this course intended for?

Specialists responsible for the design and development of SAP BusinessObjects universes in BI 4.

What will I learn?

This boot camp is designed to provide the universe designer with a solid understanding of the design concepts, workflow and development cycle of building a universe in SAP BusinessObjects Information Design Tool 4.1.

Participants will follow the process of designing the universe, creating a data foundation, creating business layers, testing during different stages of the development cycle and migrating a universe into production. Features such cascading prompts, calculated columns and shared projects will be covered.

Additionally we will use Data Federator to test performance on universes with multiple data sources as well as maximizing query performance and explore useful features of this tool.

Universe Designer Boot Camp

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Price: Contact below for quote

Duration: 2 Days

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Who is this course intended for?

Specialists responsible for the design and development of 32 bit SAP BusinessObjects universes on 3.x/4.x platforms.

What will I learn?

This boot camp is designed to provide the universe designer with a solid understanding of the design concepts, workflow and development cycle of building a universe in SAP BusinessObjects Universe Design Tool on 32 bit 3.x/4.x platforms Platforms

Participants will follow the process of designing the Universe through creating Connections, Table Structures, Classes, Dimension Objects, Hierarchies, Predefined Filters, and Measures. The student will be able to identify the different stages of the development cycle and Exporting a universe into production. Features such as resolving loops, advanced SQL, calculated columns, and Universe Maintenance will be addressed.

What should I know?

You should have a basic understanding of data warehouse concepts, SQL programming, and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence.

Course Agenda

Day 1

Designer Overview and Build

  • Creating a Universe
    • Setting Parameters
    • Setting Options
    • Navigating the interface
  • Adding Tables from Database
    • Opening the Table Browser Window
    • Selecting Tables
  • Defining Joins
    • Join Types
    • Viewing Table Values
    • Creating Joins
    • Detect Cardinalities
    • Check Universe Integrity
  • Resolving Loops
    • Detecting Loops
    • Creating Alias tables
    • Contexts
  • Creating Classes and Objects
    • Create and Populate Classes
  • Editing and Creating Objects
    • Edit Properties Window
    • Setting Properties
    • Creating LOV’s
    • Concatenating Objects
    • Formatting Objects

Day 2

Additional Objects

  • @ Functions and Condition Objects
    • @ Function Object Creation
    • Prompt Objects
    • Pre-Defined Condition Objects
  • Advanced SQL Techniques
    • Derived Tables
    • Case Statements
    • Correlated Subqueries
    • Date Manipulation
    • Distinct
    • Additional SQL Sources
  • Exporting and Maintaining a Universe
    • Exporting Universes
    • Universe Maintenance Tasks
  • Additional Objects and Time Savers
    • Quick Design Wizard
    • Automatic Options
    • View Table or Column Values
    • Locating Impacted Objects
    • Inserting User Objects
    • Printing a Universe
  • Universe Development Best Practices

Universe Designer Boot Camp

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Price: $395 per student per day

Duration: 2 Days

Available Dates:

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Who is this course intended for?

Specialists responsible for the design and development of 32 bit SAP BusinessObjects universes on 3.x/4.x platforms.

What will I learn?

This boot camp is designed to provide the universe designer with a solid understanding of the design concepts, workflow and development cycle of building a universe in SAP BusinessObjects Universe Design Tool on 32 bit 3.x/4.x platforms Platforms

Participants will follow the process of designing the Universe through creating Connections, Table Structures, Classes, Dimension Objects, Hierarchies, Predefined Filters, and Measures. The student will be able to identify the different stages of the development cycle and Exporting a universe into production. Features such as resolving loops, advanced SQL, calculated columns, and Universe Maintenance will be addressed.

What should I know?

You should have a basic understanding of data warehouse concepts, SQL programming, and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence.

Course Agenda

Day 1

Designer Overview and Build

  • Creating a Universe
    • Setting Parameters
    • Setting Options
    • Navigating the interface
  • Adding Tables from Database
    • Opening the Table Browser Window
    • Selecting Tables
  • Defining Joins
    • Join Types
    • Viewing Table Values
    • Creating Joins
    • Detect Cardinalities
    • Check Universe Integrity
  • Resolving Loops
    • Detecting Loops
    • Creating Alias tables
    • Contexts
  • Creating Classes and Objects
    • Create and Populate Classes
  • Editing and Creating Objects
    • Edit Properties Window
    • Setting Properties
    • Creating LOV’s
    • Concatenating Objects
    • Formatting Objects

Day 2

Additional Objects

  • @ Functions and Condition Objects
    • @ Function Object Creation
    • Prompt Objects
    • Pre-Defined Condition Objects
  • Advanced SQL Techniques
    • Derived Tables
    • Case Statements
    • Correlated Subqueries
    • Date Manipulation
    • Distinct
    • Additional SQL Sources
  • Exporting and Maintaining a Universe
    • Exporting Universes
    • Universe Maintenance Tasks
  • Additional Objects and Time Savers
    • Quick Design Wizard
    • Automatic Options
    • View Table or Column Values
    • Locating Impacted Objects
    • Inserting User Objects
    • Printing a Universe
  • Universe Development Best Practices

Developing Amazing Dashboards with InfoBurst XDC

Back to InfoBurst Training or Back to Dashboards/Xcelsius Training

Price: Contact below for quote

Duration: 2 Days

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Who is this course intended for?

This hands on boot-camp is intended for Dashboard Designers wanting to know how to develop dashboards with fast and flexible access to large amounts of external data.

What will I learn?

In this hands-on boot-camp, you will learn the features of InfoBurst XDC and the mechanism to build end-to-end dashboards powered by live data via InfoBurst.

All aspects of developing connected dashboard solutions will be covered, including best practices, accessing data, performance considerations and delivery of the final solution. Upon completion of this boot camp, you will be able to create connected dashboards using Dashboard Designer and InfoBurst XDC.

What should I know?

We would suggest a minimum of 4-6 months experience with Xcelsius or Dashboard Designer

Course Agenda
Day 1

Dashboard Connectivity

  • Overview of Connected Dashboards
  • Options for data connectivity
  • Common Connectivity issues

XDC Introduction

  • Introduction to InfoBurst XDC
  • Overview of InfoBurst Connectors
  • Adding Connectors to Xcelsius

Preparing Data

  • Connected Dashboards – Where to Start
  • Understanding the Data
  • Data vs. Design
Day 2

Using XDC

  • IBE Connection Manager
  • Caches vs. Cache Queries
  • Alternative data sources

Advanced XDC functions

  • Database Writeback
  • Save as Excel
  • Bursting Dashboards

Troubleshooting

  • Best Practices
  • Troubleshooting guides

InfoBurst Certified Expert for Xcelsius (ICE-X) Training

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Price: $395 per student, per day

Duration: 2 Days

Available Dates: 

For caching technology training using InfoBurst, please contact InfoSol to discuss your needs.

Who is this course intended for?

Dashboard designers who wish to become certified in utilizing InfoBurst’s caching technology as part of their dashboarding solution.

What will I learn?

At the end of this course, participants will be certified in using the InfoBurst Enterprise platform in conjunction with the InfoSol Data Connectors to implement Xcelsius dashboarding solutions

What should I know?

You should have a basic understanding of SQL and knowledge of dashboard design (Xcelsius or Dashboard Designer). Previous experience navigating in InfoBurst is helpful but not required.

Course Agenda
Day 1

Introduction

  • Agenda
  • Course overview
  • Product history and support information
  • XDC and InfoSol connectors

Module 1

  • SQL Query as a Data Source
  • Hands-on workshop

Module 2

  • Webi and Excel as Data Sources
  • Hands-on workshop

Module 3

  • Cache Query
  • Best practices for dashboards
  • Hands-on workshop

Module 4

  • Advanced Cache Query
  • Hands-on workshop
Day 2

Module 5

  • Dashboard Bursting
  • Hands-on workshop

Module 6

  • Real-time Query and Database Writeback
  • Hands-on workshop

Module 7

  • Dashboard Security
  • Hands-on workshop

Certification Exam

  • 40 Questions to test participant knowledge of course materials

InfoBurst Certified Expert for Administrators (ICE-A) Training

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Price: Contact below for quote

Duration: 1 Day

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Who is this course intended for?

InfoBurst administrators who wish to become certified in advanced administrative aspects of the InfoBurst platform

What will I learn?

At the end of this course, participants will be certified in advanced InfoBurst administration.

What should I know?

You should have a basic understanding of SQL and relevant reporting platforms.

  • InfoBurst user-level knowledge of report bursting and/or XDC
  • Basic understanding of relevant reporting platforms (BO, MSRS)
  • Knowledge of DBMS and Windows server concepts
Course Agenda
Day 1

Introduction

  • Agenda
  • Course overview
  • Product history and information
  • Platform and installation requirements

Installation

  • Exercise 1 – Installing IBE Software
  • Repository configuration
  • Exercise 2 – Licensing
  • Exercise 3 – Software Updates

User and Group Management

  • User interface
  • Exercise 4 – Users & Groups

System Configuration

  • Platform configurations
  • Exercise 5 – Configuring a Platform
  • Exercise 6 – Provider Logons
  • Exercise 7 – Network & Printer Registration
  • Exercise 8 – Email Configuration

Document Management and Security

  • Exercise 9 – Adding a Document
  • Document management overview
  • Exercise 10 – Managing Documents
  • Exercise 11 – Folder Security

Using InfoBurst

  • Exercise 12 – Basic Burst
  • Exercise 13 – Data Source
  • Exercise 14 – Advanced Burst
  • Exercise 15 – Burst Failure & Alert
  • Abort alert options

Other Aspects of InfoBurst Administration

  • Exercise 16 – Support Package
  • Logging
  • Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting exercises
  • Support System usage
  • Repository and application

InfoBurst Certified Expert (ICE) Training

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Price: $495 per student, per day

Duration: 2 Days

Available Dates: 

 

Who is this course intended for?

InfoBurst users who wish to become certified in utilizing InfoBurst for report bursting, publishing, and delivery.

What will I learn?

At the end of this course, participants will be certified in advanced InfoBurst administration.

What should I know?

You should have a basic understanding of SQL and relevant reporting platforms.

Course Agenda

Introduction

  • Agenda
  • Course overview
  • Product history and Wiki information
  • User interface overview

Object Management

  • Managing objects
  • Exercise 1 – Cataloging Documents

Data Sources

  • Exercise 2 – Data Sources

Report Bursting

  • Exercise 3 – Multi-Pass Burst
  • Exercise 4 – Single-Pass Burst
  • Parameter Aliases
  • Exercise 5 – Document Source

Basic Report Publishing and Delivery

  • Delivery
  • Publishing Formats
  • Destination
  • Exercise 6 – Publishing

Advanced Bursting, Publishing, and Delivery

  • Exercise 7 – Delivery Templates and Mixed Inline Content
  • Exercise 8 – Content Grouping

Wrap-Up

  • Questions

Crystal Reports 2013 Beginner-Intermediate

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Price: Contact below for quote

Duration: 1 Day

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Who is this course intended for?

This course is designed for people who are new to Crystal Reports 2013 and need to learn concepts and theory. It is a hands-on course that will give you enough practice to go back and start working on reports in your environment.

What will I learn?

Have you always wanted to create complex pixel perfect reports but thought it would be too time consuming to learn?   Well this class is just for you!   In just one day, you will learn how to do this using Crystal Reports 2013.    This class will teach you the basics of creating a simple Crystal Report that contains prompts, formulas, summaries and graphs.   This class focuses on the complete workflow of creating a Crystal Report; from connecting to your data source to exporting the report for an end user. The course is activity intense – hands on and focuses on the report features that you will use the most.

What should I know?

Knowledge of databases and database concepts, such as joining tables together, and some reporting background (it can be in other products).

Course Agenda

Day 1

  • Crystal Reports Introduction, Snapshot of the UI and Exploring Data Sources
  • Basic Report Creation
  • Applying Filters
  • Sorting, Inserting Summaries and Grouping Data
  • Adding special fields and applying logos to report
  • Working with Sections and creating Summary Reports
  • Basic Formulas
  • Conditional Formatting & Highlighting Expert
  • Introduction to Charts
  • Exporting and Distributing options
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Using Crystal Reports with SAP – If you have to generate reports with Crystal Reports in an SAP NetWeaver BW environment, this is the book you need. You’ll learn how to quickly create effective reports that get the right information to the right people. This book covers the primary features and functions of Crystal Reports, while paying special attention to integrating with other Business Objects and SAP applications and data sources.

1. The SAP BI Toolset Learn about all the reporting and analytics tools that comprise the SAP BI toolset, including Crystal Reports, Xcelsius, and Web Intelligence.

2. Crystal Reports as a Data Source Explore how SAP NetWeaver BW can function as a data source for Crystal Reports.

3. Flexible Formatting Select from a variety of possible report layouts and learn how to design more flexible reports that provide feedback to the end user.

4. Filtering Discover the two tools that allow users to filter data in SAP NetWeaver BW reports—the BW variable and the Crystal Reports parameter.

5. Sub-Reports Find out how to use sub-reports to retrieve data from different data sources.

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