Self-Study Courses


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Course Title Course # Course Description Location

Embedding WebFOCUS BI in Custom Applications (Self-Study) View Short Description 220 Release: 8.2.01m Are you looking for ways to incorporate WebFOCUS content into your custom application? With this course, you will work through examples on how to embed WebFOCUS Portals, InfoAssist+ reports and charts, and ReportCaster schedules into your custom applications using RESTFul web services. The course is primarily delivered in HTML and jQuery but the principles are the same for other development languages. You will learn how to:
  • Configure WebFOCUS for embedded BI
  • Embed WebFOCUS Portal in custom applications
  • Embed InfoAssist+ using RESTFul web services
  • Creating ReportCaster schedules using RESTFul web services
  • Browse through WebFOCUS Repository using RESTFul web services
Using a virtual environment that is available for 10 hours over 28 days, and in-session course materials, you will work through hands-on exercises and complete a challenge exercise to test your understanding. A PDF copy of the course manual is included for your reference.
Extending WebFOCUS Report Development with Custom Visualizations (Self-Study) View Short Description 348 Release 8.2.02m In this course, you will learn how to create, download, and install custom visualizations using the Chart Extension technology in WebFOCUS 8.2.02m and the D3 programming language.   Following your course guide and working in your personal hands on remote environment, available for 10 hours over 14 days, you will work through many hands-on exercises to learn the steps needed to create custom visualizations and enable them inside WebFOCUS.   A PDF copy of the course manual is included for your reference. You will learn:
  • How to install WebFOCUS D3 extensions from the WebFOCUS GitHub site
  • How to disable or delete WebFOCUS D3 extensions
  • How to download D3 charts from other sources on the Internet and configure them for use in WebFOCUS
  • How to debug WebFOCUS D3 extensions
Creating Collaborative Portals with WebFOCUS (Self-Study) View Short Description 36382 Release 8.2.01m In this course, you will learn how to build a self-service environment that optimizes BI consumption for business users.  You will learn how to create a customized, responsive interface for WebFOCUS content using styling elements and CSS Themes.  This course will show you how to create responsive portals for mobile devices and portals that allow authorized users to create their own content and collaborate among their colleagues with blogs and comments. Following your in-session course guide and working in your personal virtual environment, available for 10 hours over 28 days, you will work through many hands-on exercises to build a WebFOCUS Collaborative Portal.  A PDF copy of the course manual is included for your reference. You will learn how to:
  • Navigate and understand the components of the portal and designer interfaces
  • Customize the look and feel of the portal user interface
  • Create a complete comprehensive Responsive Portal
  • Create and Share personal pages from My Content
  • Share content from various domains and users
  • Add portal and content collaboration and blog containers
  • Create a Filter Panel page to refresh content
  • Create user customizable pages using the Easy Selector
Dynamic Navigation and Visualization Techniques with InfoAssist (Self-Study) View Short Description 383 Release 8.2.02m This self-paced course is for experienced InfoAssist users who would like to learn more about techniques to perform more in depth analysis of their data with tools not available in earlier releases of WebFOCUS. Using a virtual environment that is available for 10 hours over 28 days, and in-session course materials, you will work through hands-on instructions, quizzes, and exercises. You will also have a final exercise to test your understanding. A PDF copy of the course manual is included for your reference. You will learn how to: • Maneuver in the new WebFOCUS Home Page portal introduced in WebFOCUS 8.2.02 • Create thumbnails • Activate and use Auto Drill for metadata that is hierarchy enabled • Enable Auto Link and identify procedures as Auto Link targets • Specify optional parameterized filters • Use multi-drill techniques and create conditional hyperlinks • Cache data for ranking and visualization purposes • Learn how to create an “all others” category for a chart and a report • Use Insight, introduced in WebFOCUS 8.2.02, to manipulate charts at run time • Create an active display where multiple charts and data grids are interconnected
Reporting Essentials using App Studio – Part 1 (Self-Study) View Short Description 501 Release 8.2.x This introductory course prepares developers for using App Studio, a Windows-based graphical user interface (GUI) development environment for creating WebFOCUS applications. This self-paced training gets you started with the most basic of report building concepts. This course gives you a firm foundation to build upon for more advanced courses in reporting and application development. Using a virtual environment that is available for 10 hours over 28 days, and in-session course materials, you will work through hands-on exercises and complete a challenge exercise to test your understanding. A PDF copy of the course manual is included for your reference. You will learn how to:
  • Navigate the App Studio interface and explore its options
  • Create different types of basic reports commonly found in applications
  • Create procedures with multiple components for customized reports
  • Employ basic filter techniques to control report output
  • Build virtual fields to customize your reporting content
  • Employ style sheets and traffic lighting for effective data visualization
  • Display report output in Excel, PDF, and Active HTML formats
Metadata Essentials using App Studio – Part 1 (Self-Study) View Short Description 510 Release 8.2.01m When your application accesses a data source, it needs to know how to interpret the data used in the application.  Using App Studio, this self-paced training introduces you to WebFOCUS Metadata and gets you started with the most basic of metadata concepts.  This course will give you the firm foundation to build upon for more advanced courses in metadata, reporting and application development. You will learn:
  • The role of App Studio for creating applications and its core metadata features
  • How to create metadata using the Data Source Wizard
  • How to edit and enhance metadata using the Metadata canvas
  • The basic metadata attributes and their functions
  • How to create metadata cross-references
iWay 8 Application Essentials (ISM) - Part 1 (Self-Study) View Short Description 971S Release 8.x The iWay 8 Application Essentials Self-Study is designed as an introductory course to teach the student iWay Server concepts and to provide the knowledge and skills to build an integrated Application. The student will learn how to begin designing systems to facilitate the transfer of information between applications and systems.  This course serves as a prerequisite for the iWay Service Manager Tooling Technique’s course to further manage and monitor your deployed applications.  Following your in-session course guide and working in your personal virtual environment, available for 10 hours over 14 days, you will work through many hands-on exercises to build integration projects for deployment as an iWay integrated Application.  A PDF copy of the course manual is included for your reference and to guide you through the building/deployment of an Application. You will learn how to:
  • Describe the iWay Architecture and Components
  • Plan and Design an Integration Project
  • Use the iWay integration Tools the build/deploy an Application Project
  • Build a Process Flow,  Sub-Process Flow,  JSON controlled Looping  Process Flow
  • Transform Documents of different formats
  • Retrieve/ Insert data from an RDBMS data source
  • Use Debugging and Tracing Techniques to Monitor the Application
  • Use the Iterator Object to Process Multiple Transactions
iWay DataMigrator Essentials (Self-Study) View Short Description 975S Release 7.7.07 The iWay DataMigrator Essentials Self-Study will introduce the student to the iWay DataMigrator concepts. In this course, the student will learn how to build data and process flows, that facilitate the extraction of information from single and multiple data sources, transform & enrich the extracted data, and load the data into new or existing relational targets. This course is a prerequisite for the iWay DataMigrator Advanced Techniques course as it establishes the fundamentals of the Data Management console and the features of the Data Migrator product. Following your course guide and working in your personal hands on remote environment, available for 10 hours over 28 days, you will work through many hands-on exercises to build data and process flow applications using the DataMigrator Management Console. A PDF copy of the course manual is included for your reference. You will learn how to:
  • Describe the iWay DataMigrator  Architecture and Components
  • Use the Data Management Console
  • Create Data and Process Flows
  • Schedule a Process Flow
  • Aggregate source data into new targets
  • Complete a final challenge
iWay Data Quality Essentials (Self-Study) View Short Description 980S Release 10.x The iWay Data Quality Essentials Self-Study is designed as an introductory course to teach the student iWay Data Quality concepts and to provide the knowledge and skills to build Cleansing and Standardization Plans. The student will learn how to begin designing DQS Plans to facilitate the profiling and cleansing of information between applications and systems. This course serves as a prerequisite for the iWay Data Quality Golden Record and Advanced Techniques course to further unifying (match and merge) cleansed data. Following your in-session course guide and working in your personal virtual environment, available for 15 hours over 28 days, you will work through many hands-on exercises to build Data Quality plans to profile, clean, and standardize your application data. A PDF copy of the course manual is included for your reference. You will learn how to:
  • Define Data Quality and identify use cases
  • Build a Data Quality Profiling Plan
  • Cleanse Customer Name records
  • Cleanse Customer Address records
  • Cleanse Customer Phone records
  • Combine the Customer Name, Address, and Phone records into a single dataset
  • Create records for Match and Remediation  tickets