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As a highly valued ASG customer, you will enjoy flexible and convenient training classes at your facility. If your enterprise can provide the training space and hardware, ASG will provide the expertise needed to get you’re your new software program running smoothly.


Public Training

When on-site training is not feasible due to the number of people who need to be trained or a lack of facilities, your organization may select from a number of public training classes offered at one of ASG’s training locations, such as our Florida headquarters.

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Course Length: 0.5 day(s)
Course Description
This is a customized course depending on the specific usage of ASG-becubic at a customer’s site. It usually covers, but is not limited to, data discovery and understating through query execution, as required for the user’s day-to-day work.
The course is often delivered by a customer’s Key-User or ASG-becubic Administrator, and is designed with assistance of an ASG consultant.
Course Content
This is a customized course depending on the specific usage of ASG-becubic at a customer’s site. It usually covers, but is not limited to, data discovery and understating through query execution, as required for the user’s day-to-day work.
The course is often delivered by a customer’s Key-User or ASG-becubic Administrator, and is designed with assistance of an ASG consultant.
Course Prerequisites
Participants should have a working knowledge of the Windows environment.
Who Should Attend
ASG-becubic End-Users
Course Length: 3.0 day(s)
Course Description
The course covers data discovery and understanding through navigation, queries and metrics. Attendees will learn how to create and customize queries and to export and import data from and into the repository.
Course Content
Overview
  • Introduction to Architecture and Data Model
  • Objects, Attributes and Links
User Interfaces
  • Eclipse and Web Clients
  • Data Browsing and Navigation
  • Features and Functions
Queries and Layouts
  • Creating and Customizing Queries and Layouts
  • Saving Results
  • Exporting and Importing
Application Portfolio Management (‘APM’)
  • Creating APM Applications
Calculating Contents and Metrics
Course Prerequisites
Participants should have a working knowledge of the Windows environment.
Who Should Attend
Designated ASG-becubic Expert Users
Course Length: 4.0 day(s)
Course Description
Students will understand and be able to use ASG-Cortex-Pdb and ASG-Cortex-Prep Learn about ASG-Cortex-Pdb Repository model. Be able to describe user applications in ASG-Cortex-Pdb Repository using PCL language. Use ASG-Cortex-Prep for job restarts and back outs.
Course Content

Overview of ASG-Cortex-Pdb Repository

Rules and Standard

Compilation process

Learn and use PCL language:

  • PCL Commands
  • Managing files
  • Managing Job sets
  • Describing Parameters
  • Describing Variables
  • PCL Extensions

Learn and use production process generation

Learn and use ASG-Cortex-Prep

  • Preparation variables
  • Restarts or reruns
  • Backouts

Presentation of these functions under Windows

Class exercises

Course Prerequisites
Knowledge of z/OS JCL
Who Should Attend
Analysts, Users
Course Length: 3.0 day(s)
Course Description
Learn how to customize ASG-Cortex-Pdb using Cortex options and User Exits.
Course Content
  • Setting options
  • Environment (Pdb) creation
  • Customizing the environment
  • ASG-Cortex-Pdb user Exits
  • Service Routines
  • Utilities
  • Sample User Exits
Course Prerequisites
Course CTX015 and programming knowledge
Who Should Attend
Administrators, developers who are involved with ASG-Cortex-Pdb customization
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description
Students will learn DP Center norms and standards and gain an understanding of how to describe applications in the ASG-Cortex-Pdb™ Repository. They will also gain practical experience in hands-on exercises throughout the course.
Course Content
ASG-Cortex-Pdb Repository structure for Pdb servers
DP Center standards:
  • Understanding implicit norms and standards
  • Understanding file classes
  • Compilation

Describing job sets using ASG-Cortex-Pdb for Windows

  • Understanding PCL statements
  • Managing files
  • Managing the job set
  • Managing objects
  • Verifying results
Course Prerequisites
Students should have a working knowledge of OS/390® and Windows
Who Should Attend
Developers and operations supervisors
Course Length: 4.0 day(s)
Course Description
Students will understand and be able to use ASG-Cortex-Plan. Learn about the different components of ASG-Cortex-Plan.
Course Content

Overview of ASG-Cortex-Plan

  • Usage of ASG-Cortex-Plan
  • Resources
  • Calendar
  • Plan
  • Plan Editor
  • Planning Rules
  • On Request Jobsets
  • Agenda
  • Unattended Mode
  • Operations Control

ASG-Cortex-Pdb and ASG-Cortex-Plan

  • Specific PCL Statements

ASG-Cortex-Prep and ASG-Cortex-Plan

  • Anticipated Preparation
  • Automatic Restarts

Architecture

Implementation

  • Customization
  • Utilities
  • Implementation Methodology
  • Main Files
  • EMCEE

Model Job set Implementation

  • Scheduling
  • Operating
  • Problem Management
Course Prerequisites
Knowledge of z/OS JCL
Who Should Attend
ASG-Cortex-Plan Analysts and Users
Course Length: 4.0 day(s)
Course Description
ASG-Cypress Administrator Training provides the skill base needed to define and create the foundation of your content management and delivery environment. Please note that this course consists of the following Training Agendas: ASG-Cypress End User Training, ASG-Cypress RDM & Address Book Training, and ASG-Cypress Security Definitions.
Course Content

ASG-Cypress Core Administration

Defining ASG-Cypress Devices

Defining ASG-Cypress Stocks

Defining ASG-Cypress Formats

Creating Form Overlays with ASG-Cypress

Defining ASG-Cypress Banners

Defining ASG-Cypress Guest Security

Defining ASG-Cypress Security Roles

Defining ASG-Cypress Parameters

Accessing ASG-Cypress Information

Core ASG-Cypress: RDM & Address Book

Report Distribution: An Overview

Defining RDM Devices and Report Groups

Report Identification & Simple Device Routing

Default Reports & Simple Recipient Routing

Advance Device Routing

Document Indexing, Retention and Security

Original (Source File) Distribution, Indexing and Security

Advanced Recipient Routing

Dynamically Generated Inbox Folders

  • Security Defined in Administration
  • Security Defined in Output Manager
  • Resource Manager Security Definitions
  • Security Defined In Distribution Manager
  • Security Defined In Knowledge Builder
  • Security Defined In the DocuSpace
  • Inbox Viewer Security Definitions
  • Address Book Security Definitions
Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description
This training class is targeted for experienced ASG-Cypress Administrators already familiar with the basic concepts of ASG-Cypress and who wish to gain additional knowledge, best practices, and tips that are specifically related to the Report Distribution Manager. During this class, ASG-Cypress Administrators will learn methods and techniques to further expand your organization’s usage of ASG-Cypress.
Course Content

Using ASG-Cypress Page Variables

Utilizing the Predefined ASG-Cypress RDM Variables

Routing: Complex Distribution vs. Break Distribution

Establishing Multiple Auto Recipient Instances

Complex Break and Distribution Criteria

Best Practices

  • Document naming conventions (Windows limitations)
  • Naming ASG-Cypress Objects for XML based web page use
  • Appropriate times to use the "Do Not Generate Support" option
  • Establishing DTIC retention at the Inbox level vs. the individual DTIC level

Tips and Tricks

  • Using the Auto Device option
  • "Only distribution to those who have security" option
  • RDM processes to re-secure and/or re-index documents
  • Using Report Level vs. Subreport Level security
  • Creating Report Subscription options
  • Creating non-user based Recipients
  • Parsing through a non-standard data format to construct a YYYYMMDD format
Course Prerequisites
1 year of Cypress Administration experience and/or participation in the ASG-Cypress Administrator Training course.
Who Should Attend
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description
The Content Processing Facility (CPF) automatically assembles, enhances, sequences, and delivers any collection of pages processed by ASG-Cypress, regardless of the application or platform that created the content. In this course, ASG-Cypress Administrators will learn how to create CPF scripts that may be applied to automate and accelerate your business processes. Lab work will be heavily utilized to reinforce the concepts addressed in this training class.
Course Content

Basic Syntax

Document Query

Transaction State and Simple Device Queuing

Parameters

CPF User Interface, Regions, Page Variables, and Sorting

Job Tickets (JTICs) and Security

Creating Document Tickets (DTICs) and Using Recipients

Forms and DataBoxes

Page Generation Indexes

Final Language Components

Overview of Remaining Member Functions

CPF Device

External DLLS

Course Prerequisites
Students are expected to have a programming background, and be familiar with basic fundamentals from languages such as C, C++, Visual Basic, JavaScript, ALGOL and other similar languages. Because CPF relies so heavily on the infrastructure established in a ASG-Cypress environment, it is strongly suggested that those individuals responsible for CPF scripting have completed formal ASG-Cypress Administrator Training.
Who Should Attend
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description
Cypress.Web pages are a client side ActiveX control that allows for Inbox and Query access to ASG-Cypress. This class identifies the properties and methods available to customize the ActiveX end user experience.
Course Content

Introduction to ASG-Cypress.Web

ASG-Cypress.Web Installation

ASG-Cypress.Web Upgrade Procedures

DocuVault Wide Parameters

Using the ASG-Cypress Client Object

Using the ASG-Cypress Inbox Object

Using the ASG-Cypress Query Object

Course Prerequisites
Individuals attending this class must be familiar with HTML and JavaScript programming concepts.
Who Should Attend
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description
This course enables the participant to perform advanced tasks within the ASG-Cypress client user interface. Knowledge workers, print operators and "power users" will learn how to create and save complex queries, subscribe to content for automatic delivery to their desktop, monitor printing and job delivery to enterprise devices, and other key tasks.
Course Content

The ASG-Cypress User Interface Overview

Desktop Printing to ASG-Cypress

The ASG-Cypress DocuVault – what is a DocuVault?

ASG-Cypress Output Manager

ASG-Cypress History Log

ASG-Cypress Knowledge Builder and the DocuSpace

ASG-Cypress Inbox Viewer

Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description
In this class, students learn how to enhance the appearance and effectiveness of documents by merging application data with electronic forms, fonts, images, and logos, as well as how to achieve character-level formatting and document control using ASG-Cypress Inline Commands.
Course Content

Inline Command Overview

Document Formatting Commands

Document Property Commands

Document Delivery Commands

Recipient Commands

Advanced Formatting Commands

Windows Capture Driver Commands

Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description
This course introduces the ASG-Cypress Server Administrator to the structure of the ASG-Cypress Server software and discusses key backup and recovery procedures, using the Event Log and other tasks required to maintain the ASG-Cypress DocuVault.
Course Content

ASG-Cypress Overview

ASG-Cypress Documentation

Understanding the ASG-Cypress Server

The ASG-Cypress DB_Prog Window

The ASG-Cypress Hub Service

Backing Up the ASG-Cypress Server

DocuVault Maintenance

Working with ASG-Cypress Support

Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description
ASG-Cypress Server Pages (CSP) enable users to search, retrieve, and view documents, reports, images, faxes, and other content stored in the ASG-Cypress DocuVault as standard HTML files at a local client (without the need for client-resident code such as ActiveX). ASG-Cypress specific functions that are used in conjunction with ASP scripting are discussed in detail.
Course Content

General Overview

Typical CSP Uses

Installing the CSP ActiveX Control

CSP Syntax

Creating CSP Pages

Utilizing CSP Error Code Results

Implementing CSP in Your Environment

Course Prerequisites
Students are expected to have a programming background, and be familiar with basic fundamentals from languages such as C, C++, Visual Basic, JavaScript, ALGOL and other similar languages. It is strongly suggested that individuals participating in this course have completed formal ASG-Cypress Administrator Training.
Who Should Attend
Course Length: 3.0 day(s)
Course Description
Spruce, an ASG-Cypress module, is used to produce complex, dynamic documents that require letter-quality composition and layout control (e.g., statements, invoices, policies, and other document types built from varying amounts of input data).
Course Content
In this course, users learn how to create documents by merging raw XML data into an XML template and applying user-defined and customized styles referenced by the template. Users will build paragraphs with automatic word-wrap and justification when placing text, bar codes, or images onto the page and invoke boxes and shading. Information regarding form overlays, paper stock, page orientation, and duplex printing will also be discussed, as will output options (e.g., e-mail or print).
Course Prerequisites
This course is recommended for users who have completed ASG-Cypress Administrator Training
Who Should Attend
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description
The DOCU/TEXT Training Course Materials provides a modular approach to learning the DOCU/TEXT software product. Designed for use in the product training classes offered by ASG, these materials describe the features and benefits, initialization and execution of the product, instruction about batch mode execution, and description of the DOCU/TEXT reports.
Course Content

The course is comprised of 7 main modules, each with at least one hands-on lab exercise.

Module 1 — DOCU/TEXT Introduction

  • Automated Documentation Overview
Module 2 — Automated Run Books
  • ONLINE INFO Query
  • Create ONLINE INFO
Module 3 — Turnover Documents
  • Analysis Documents Concepts
  • Operations Documents Concepts
  • Create & View Report
  • Selection List
Module 4 — Global Cross-Reference
  • Impact Analysis: Jobs, PROCs, Pgms & Files
  • Query ONLINE XREF
  • ONLINE XREF Maintenance
  • ONLINE XREF Batch Query
  • Load/Update ONLINE XREF Repository
  • ONLINE XREF Non-JCL Items
Module 5 — User Text
  • User Text Job Narrative & Restart
  • Free From Vs Formatted Text
  • Documentation Keywords
  • User Text Prompter
  • User Text for Turnover Documents
  • ONLINE XREF Non-JCL Items
Module 6 — Short Description
  • JCL Comment as Short Description
  • SDF/VSAM Repository
  • Create & Maintain Strategies
  • Report & Run Options
Module 7 — DOCU/TEXT Administration
  • PARMLIB Members
  • ONLINE XREF Administration
  • ONLINE INFO Notes Facility
  • Options Processing
Course Prerequisites
A basic understanding of TSO ISPF
Who Should Attend
All new DOCU/TEXT Users and Administrators Existing DOCU/TEXT Users & Administrator who are new to this tool. This course is aimed at the end user community, including: Operations analysts, applications, re-engineering/maintenance programmers, production control, disaster recovery, auditors and data center managers.
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description
The INFO/X Enterprise Training Course Materials provides a modular approach to learning the INFO/X Enterprise software product. Designed for use in the product training classes offered by ASG, these materials describe the features and benefits, initialization and execution of the product, instruction about batch mode execution, and description of the INFO/X Enterprise reports.
Course Content
The course is comprised of 8 main modules, each with at least one hands-on Lab Exercise.
  Day 1 - INFO/X Enterprise Introduction & Concepts Module 1 — INFO/X Enterprise Setup - ISPF
  • INFO/X Enterprise Applications, Nodenames, JOBS (About, Select, Edit, View, Rename, Delete)
Module 2 — INFO/X Enterprise Query – ISPF
This unit was designed to introduce the user to INFO/X Enterprise Validation
  • Application Information
  • Component Information
  • Job Comments
  • Job Components List
  • Contains
Module 3 — Enterprise Global Cross Reference - ISPF
This unit was designed to introduce the user to PRO/JCL Validation. You will learn how to:
  • Global Job List
  • Job Components
  • Data Set List
  • CICS Group List
  • DB2 Plan List
  • Program List
  • SYSOUT List
  • CICS Transaction List
 
Module 4 — INFO/X Enterprise Reports – ISPF
INFO/X provides a powerful reporting function (separate from Queries). These reports can be very useful in understanding both the current Production environment, and the impacts changes in the Test environment can have. This Module will give you an understanding of these reports.
  • JCL Reports (Analysis and Operations Reports)
  • Repository Reports
  • JCL Batch Processing
Day 2 - PRO/JCL Training Continued Module 6 — Run Time Settings Setup - ISPF
  • Options
  • Tables
Module 7 — INFO/X Enterprise Update - ISPF
  • Update Job Information & History
  • Automatic Incremental Update (AIU)
Module 8 — Client / Server GUI
The INFO/X Enterprise Client/Server GUI can perform most INFO/X Enterprise functions available from the Mainframe ISPF panels.
  • Screen Layout Review
  • Data Center Consolidation Exercises
Course Prerequisites

None

Who Should Attend
All new INFO/X Enterprise Users and Administrators. Existing INFO/X Enterprise Users & Administrator who are new to this tool. This course is aimed at the end user community.
Course Length: 3.0 day(s)
Course Description
The workshop will give ASG-JCLPREP users the specialized rules coding assistance needed to create and edit their own custom rules solutions and advise on current and future projects.
Course Content
Here are the advantages for attending:
  • These projects will be prioritized and planned into a structured workshop itinerary
  • Attendees set Rules-coding for projects before the session
  • All project solutions will be pertinent to the most current release of ASG-JCLPREP
  • Emphasis will be placed on the use of Callable Routines, arrays, statements and functions
  • Instruction will be given on the design of performance efficient coding techniques
  • Attendees will be able to discuss, critique, share, and otherwise benefit from peer involvement
  • Participants will be able to take back code solutions and/or specifications requiring additional clarification or re-design
Course Prerequisites

Working knowledge of ASG-JCLPREP

Who Should Attend
Users, administrators, and programmers who use ASG-JCLPREP
Course Length: 4.0 day(s)
Course Description
After this class, attendees will understand how to implement and use ASG-JCLPREP® for customizable standards enforcement, automation of change control processes, accurate analyses of operating environments, and best coding, debugging, and testing practices.
Course Content
Day 1 - Basic Training
  • Product overview and outline of the uses of ASG-JCLPREP
  • Project design: management support and end-user support and administrator requirements
Day 2 - Basic Training
  • Detailed walkthrough of ASG-JCLPREP
  • Understanding option usage
  • Individual end-user-specific customization
  • High-level overview of ASG-JCLPREP specific coding structure
Day 3 - Advanced Training
  • Callable routines: how and where to use them
  • Class projects to gain familiarity with basic coding
  • Detailed coding information
  • Discuss and design existing or future projects
Day 4 - Advanced Training
  • Advanced coding, debugging, and testing practices
Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Users, administrators, and programmers who use ASG-JCLPREP
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description
The JOB/SCAN Training Course Materials provides a modular approach to learning the JOB/SCAN software product. Designed for use in the product training classes offered by ASG, these materials describe the features and benefits, initialization and execution of the product, instruction about batch mode execution, and description of the JOB/SCAN reports. We provide exercises using Edit Macros, JCL Change, Reformatter, and the Standards Facility.
Course Content
Module 1 - JOB/SCAN Introduction In this unit you will learn:
  • JOB/SCAN Functions
Module 2 - Validation In this unit you will learn how to:
  • Validate a single member using the JOB/SCAN Edit Macros
  • Request extended text for error messages
  • Validate multiple members using the JOB/SCAN ISPF Panels
  • Create selection lists
  • Validate many jobs using the sample JOB/SCAN Batch JCL
Module 3 - JCL Change In this unit you will learn how to:
  • Add and delete JCL statements
  • Make changes to non-JCL items
  • Apply changes against executable JCL and cataloged PROCs
  • Apply changes from within an Edit session, ISPF panels, and as a batch job
  • Combine Standards and Change to create custom, precise modifications
  • Generate various change/audit reports
  • Indicate changes with a special comment (annotate)
Module 4 - JOB/SCAN Reformatter In this unit you will learn how to:
  • Reformat a single member using the JOB/SCAN JREF Edit Macro
  • Reformat any number of members from the Change/Reformat panel
  • Set up the appropriate Bx tables for specific reformat specifications
  • Use Reformat Commands to override B-table definitions
  • Invoke a batch reformat execution from the panels or use the sample JOB/SCAN batch JCL
Module 5 - Standards JOB/SCAN provides facilities for creating, implementing, and enforcing site-specific JCL standards. Site-specific standards are important for protecting and managing company systems assets. The statements that define standards are usually written in COBOL, although other languages such as REXX, Assembler, and PL/I can be used.
Topics of interest:
  • Write JCL standards using the Prompter
  • Write JCL standards using ISPF Edit
  • Including standards as part of the validation process
  • Use external tables for storing information
  • Debug your standards program
  • Write Extended Messages for your standards
Module 6 - JOB/SCAN Administration As with any software package accessed by numerous users, there are natural concerns regarding the initial setup, daily maintenance, and integrity of the software. Normally, a committee will decide on the general settings and intended use of the product. They may also appoint a product administrator to handle the day-to-day operations of the software.
In this unit you will learn how to:
  • Control access to panels among ISPF users
  • Modify Control Tables, Run Options, and Report Options within existing PARMLIB members
  • Create new PARMLIB members
  • Review Product Information and Product Usage reports
  • Use external tables for storing information
  • Debug your standards program
  • Write Extended Message for your standards
Module 7 - JOB/SCAN Interfaces To provide the most robust JCL-related error detection possible, we regularly develop and maintain an extensive set of IBM utility and 3rd-party interfaces within JOB/SCAN. In this section, we will review all of the JOB/SCAN interfaces, and provide examples of how to set up and use a few of them. Module 8 - Customer Support Orientation In this section we will provide an overview of our Customer Support services and review how to get assistance when you have questions regarding the product.
 
Course Prerequisites

An understand of JCL and JCL concepts A basic understanding of TSO ISPF

Who Should Attend
All new JOBSCAN users and administrators Existing JOB/SCAN users and administrators who are new to this tool. This course is aimed at the end-user community.
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description
This course covers the administration of the ASG-metaGlossary product.
Course Content
The course is comprised of 6 main modules along with hands-on Lab Exercises.

Module 1 – metaGlossary Overview
The first module provides an overview of ASG-metaGlossary and its user interface

Module 2 – metaGlossary Architecture
This module provides and overview of the architecture of ASG-metaGlossary.  It gives a brief introduction to the enabling technologies for metaGlossary including ASG-Rochade, ZKoss Enterprise framework, etc.  It also covers the metaGlossary Information Model as well as the approval process for business terms.

Module 3 – metaGlossary Installation
The third module describes the installation of ASG-Rochade and then installation the ASG-metaGlossary.

Module 4 – Configuring metaGlossary
In this module we cover the configuration tasks of metaGlossary for:
  • Localizing the metaGlossary user interface
  • Setup of the mail notification service
  • Setup for WebAccess integration
  • Setting up the REST API
Module 5 – Initial Administration Tasks
This module covers the initial administration task to enable to ready metaGlossary for use by the users.  It includes
  • Specifying the metaGlossary context
  • Creating lines of business as well as assigning positions to roles and defining the default role
  • Adding custom business term types
Module 6 – Administering Roles
The final module covers the administration or roles within metaGlossary.  This includes
  • Administering generic roles
  • Creating role templates
  • Creation of role hierarchies
  • Default roles
Administration of permissions
Course Prerequisites

A general understanding of the use of metaGlossary is highly desirable.  This can only be achieved from the metaGlossary User course.

A general understanding of the administration of Rochade is highly desirable.  This can only be achieved from the ASG-Rochade – System Administrator course.
Who Should Attend
All metaGlossary administrators
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description
This course covers the ASG-metaGlossary product. ASG-metaGlossary User also explains the key metaGlossary concepts and how business terms are accessed and maintained using ASG-metaGlossary.
Course Content

The course is comprised of 5 main modules along with hands-on Lab Exercises.

Module 0 – metaGlossary Overview
The initial module announces objectives and topics to the class, and so sets the scene for the rest of the course.  It describes the concepts of a business glossary and gives an overview of ASG-Rochade which is the underlying technology behind ASG-metaGlossary

Module 1 – Getting Started
First comes an introduction to metaGlossary, describing how to access metaGlossary and how to login and log off metaGlossary.  It gives an overview of the metaGlossary user interface as well as the light-weight html.

Module 2 – Working with Business Terms
This module describes business term related tasks, such as searching business terms, opening and closing business terms along with creating, editing and deleting business terms. 

Module 3 –Approving Business Terms
The third module not only goes into detail of the approval process for business term, but also shows how to find Business Terms depending on their status in the workflow.  It also shows how to determine the impact of a request, how to track and identify changes as well as resetting the status of Business terms.

Module 4 – Working With Glossaries
This module explains the concept of a glossary and how to search glossaries, open and close glossaries. Also described is how to create, edit and delete glossaries

Module 5 – Working with MyInfoAssist
The final module explains the concept of and architecture of MyInfoAssist.  It also shows how to configure it and how it functions from a user perspective.

Course Prerequisites

An understanding of the use of browsers

Who Should Attend
All metaGlossary users and administrators.
This course is aimed at the end-user community
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description
This course provides a detailed understanding of the ASG-Mobius Luminist Server product. It is intended for two groups:
  • Individuals with the responsibility to administer and configure the software
  • Individuals responsible for training the end-user community
Course Content
This class covers the following topics:
  • What is ASG-Mobius Luminist Server?
  • Software Installation / Authorization Codes
  • Authorization Code
  • Content Repositories
  • Application Server
  • Security
  • Browsing
  • Searching
  • Download
  • Extract and Filter
  • Diagnostics
Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description
This course provides a detailed understanding of ASG-Mobius View. It is intended for two groups: Individuals with the responsibility to administer and configure the software and individuals charged with training the end-user community.
Course Content
  • Installation and deployment of ASG-Mobius View
    • Deployment with Web Application Servers (e.g., Tomcat, WebSphere)
    • Security considerations
    • Clustering considerations and setup
    • ASG-Mobius variables and configuration
  • Configuration of ASG-Mobius View
    • Connecting with different document servers (e.g., ASG-ViewDirect for Networks, ASG-ViewDirect for MVS)
    • Configuration of Mobius View settings, including reusable searches, log settings
    • Troubleshooting
  • Establish Enterprise Folders
  • Configure Data Miner
  • Configure End-user Access/Experience
    • Utilization of Web components
    • Modification of look-and-feel
    • Establish custom search dialog
    • Create modifications of the Mobius View screen
Course Prerequisites
Familiarity with ASG-DocumentDirect for the Internet and the ASG-ViewDirect Repository.
Who Should Attend
  • This course is intended for individuals whose job responsibilities require utilization of the more advanced features of ASG-DocumentDirect for the Internet.
  • The course is designed for students who require exposure to the administrative functions of the product in order to perform daily maintenance. It also provides information on advanced topics and is not intended for typical end-users of the product.
  • Additionally, technical project leads/managers as well as technical staff who have the responsibility for installation and server setup of the ASG-DocumentDirect for the Internet environment may also find this course useful.
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description
This course provides a detailed understanding of the ASG-DocumentDirect for the Internet product. It is intended for two groups: Individuals with the responsibility to administer and configure the software and individuals charged with training the end-user community.
Course Content
  • What is ASG-DocumentDirect for the Internet?
  • Software Installation
  • Repository Configuration
  • User Interface Configuration
  • System and Advanced Configuration Options
  • Document Display Configuration 
  • Document Processing Configuration
  • Presentation and Download Policy Creation
  • Basic Navigation and Index Search
  • Basic Document Processing
  • Advanced Document Processing
  • Using Enterprise Folders
Course Prerequisites

Familiarity with ASG-DocumentDirect for the Internet and the ASG-ViewDirect Repository

Who Should Attend
  • This course is intended for individuals whose job responsibilities require utilization of the more advanced features of ASG-DocumentDirect for the Internet.
  • The course is designed for students who require exposure to the administrative functions of the product in order to perform daily maintenance. It also provides information on advanced topics and is not intended for typical end-users of the product.
  • Additionally, technical project leads/managers as well as technical staff who have the responsibility for installation and server setup of the ASG-DocumentDirect for the Internet environment may also find this course useful.
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description
This course is intended for individuals who will be end-users of the ASG-DocumentDirect for the Internet solution. After an overview of the solution, students will learn the user interface, how to select different explorer options, open documents, use the locate dialog, understand how to search within, save, download and print a document, utilize enterprise (personal) folders, change display options, create annotations, and familiarize themselves with limited administrative functions (e.g., password maintenance).
Course Content
  • Overview of ASG-DocumentDirect for the Internet
  • Supported File Types
  • ASG-DocumentDirect for the Internet Icons
  • Selecting an Explorer Option
  • Opening Documents
  • Using ASG-DocumentDirect for the Internet (searching for text, saving documents, printing documents, emailing documents, applying filters, etc.)
  • Managing Content with Enterprise Explorer
  • Selecting Image Document and LPFD Display Options
  • Annotating Documents
  • Changing Passwords
Course Prerequisites
  • Basic Microsoft Windows desktop knowledge
  • Familiarity with browsers
  • A basic understanding of the company’s business processes/terminology
Who Should Attend
Course Length: 3.0 day(s)
Course Description

This course is intended for individuals who will be responsible for creating customized front-end applications, utilizing the power of TCI to store and retrieve documents, files, and other information from multiple archive systems.

Course Content
  • Implementation and Configuration
  • TCI Services (Search, Authentication, Index Mapping, Delivery)
  • TCI Interface and TCI Interface Methods
  • Repositories and Adapters
Course Prerequisites

HTML, JavaScript, Java, JSP, and/or advanced internet coding experience strongly recommended.

Who Should Attend

Individuals responsible for creating customized front-end applications, utilizing the power of TCI in order to store and retrieve documents, files and other information from multiple archive systems.

Course Length: 3.0 day(s)
Course Description

This course provides training on ASG-ViewDirect-ABS, a data-quality control software tool that helps ensure the integrity and consistency of enterprise information. Users will learn how to plan and create rule procedures for balancing and reconciliation, view the results of balancing and reconciliation procedures, take actions based on procedure results (both internal (within ABS) or external), and audit all results.

Course Content
  • Balance data from sources against Control Totals
  • Reconcile data from two or more data sources
  • Create and edit applications and balancing items
  • Set-up ViewDirect-ABS to read from, and write to, data sources.
Course Prerequisites
  • A reasonably-detailed understanding of the company’s business processes/terminology is essential.
  • Attendees should possess a high level understanding of programming logic (an understanding of simple data flow).
Who Should Attend

Individuals involved in data quality control, auditing, balancing, exception reporting, etc.

Course Length: 4.0 day(s)
Course Description

This course is intended for individuals whose job responsibilities include administration, daily maintenance, and the utilization of the more advanced features of ASG-ViewDirect for MVS. Technical support and management staff who may be involved with the installation and configuration of ASG-ViewDirect for MVS may also find this course useful.

Course Content
  • Introduction to ASG-Mobius Technology
  • Basic Administration and Archive Creation
  • Database Maintenance
  • Using the 3270 Viewing System
  • Retention and Migration
  • Using Enterprise Indexes
  • Report Distribution
  • Security Interfaces
  • Installation
  • Using DB2 for Enterprise Indexes and Annotations
  • Process AFP Documents
  • Process Xerox Documents
  • Process Image Documents
  • Process Check Images
  • Exit Program Overview
  • Migration using NAS Devices
  • Topic Copy
  • Replication
Course Prerequisites
  • Basic mainframe operating knowledge (ZOS, z/OS) including: JCL, TSO, VSAM, and JES
  • A basic understanding of business process within their organization.
Who Should Attend
  • This course is intended for individuals whose job responsibilities include daily maintenance of the ASG-Mobius repository, and the utilization of the more advanced features of ASG-ViewDirect for MVS. It also provides information on advanced topics and is not intended for typical end users of the product.
  • Additionally, technical support / management staff who have the responsibility for installation and configuration of ASG-ViewDirect for z/OS may also find this course useful.
Course Length: 3.0 day(s)
Course Description

This course is intended for individuals whose job responsibilities require utilization of the more advanced features of ASG-ViewDirect for Networks and for individuals who require exposure to the administrative functions of the product in order to perform daily maintenance. Technical project leads/managers as well as technical staff who have the responsibility for installation and server setup of the ASG-ViewDirect environment may also find this course useful.

Course Content
  • Introduction to ASG-Mobius Technology
  • Installation and Initial System Configuration
  • Basic Administration with Admin Central
  • Archive Policy Creation and Report Archiving
  • Report Distribution
  • Creating and Using Enterprise Indexes
  • Security Interfaces
  • Configure the Print Spooler
  • Archive Creation Batch Processing
  • Archiving Different Types of Documents
  • Using the XML Database Utility
  • Archive Management
  • Implementation Strategies
Course Prerequisites
  • Microsoft Windows desktop knowledge
  • Knowledge of relational databases (e.g., SQL Server, Oracle)
  • Knowledge of security protocols used within the organization (e.g., LDAP, Active Directory)
  • A basic understanding of business process used within the organization
Who Should Attend
  • This course is intended for individuals whose job responsibilities require utilization of the more advanced features of ViewDirect for Networks. The course is designed for students who require exposure to the administrative functions of the product in order to perform daily maintenance. It also provides information on advanced topics and is not intended for typical end-users of the product.
  • Additionally, technical project leads/managers as well as technical staff who have the responsibility for installation and server setup of the ViewDirect environment may also find this course useful.
Course Length: 3.0 day(s)
Course Description

The PRO/JCL Training Course Materials provides a modular approach to learning the PRO/JCL software product and an introduction to the REXX Language. Designed for use in the product training classes offered by ASG, these materials describe the features and benefits, initialization and execution of the product, instruction about batch mode execution, and description of the PRO/JCL reports. It also provides exercises using Edit Macros, PRO/JCL Change, Reformatter, and the Standards Facility. This course contains approximately a half-day introduction to REXX. It was intended to provide the basics for those individuals planning to write PRO/JCL JMP programs.

Course Content

This course is comprised of 14 main modules, each with at least one hands-on lab exercise.

Day 1 - PRO/JCL Introduction & Concepts

Module 1 - PRO/JCL Introduction

In today’s IT environments, smooth running data centers must provide acceptable levels of service and responsiveness to the end user. Mission critical applications supporting a business enterprise require rapid response to changing requirements and do not tolerate down time or production delays. JCL is one of the major failure points in mission-critical batch applications. PRO/JCL will help.

Module 2 - PRO/JCL Validation
This unit was designed to introduce the user to PRO/JCL Validation. You will learn how to:
  • Validate single job or control statement members
  • Validate a large number of jobs or control statement members
  • Validate using the different PRO/JCL execution environments
Module 3 - PRO/JCL Reformatter
In this unit you will learn how to:
  • Reformat a single member using the PRO/JCL “JJ REFORMAT” Edit Macro
  • Reformat a group of JCL members from the PRO/JCL Validation panel
  • View and set the appropriate reformat specifications
Module 4 - PRO/JCL Administration
This module covers specific tasks that the PRO/JCL Product Administrator would need to implement in order to setup and maintain the product. The topics discussed are:
  • User Configuration Panel
  • Alternate RTS, REF and JMP Members
  • Create/Change RTS Member
  • Centralized Administration Using the PCFILE
  • Directed Execution
  • PRO/JCL Workstation
  • PRO/JCL Started Task
  • Problem Determination
  • PRO/JCL Usages Reports
Module 5 - PRO/JCL Power User
This section was designed for the PRO/JCL Power User, one who will use advanced features for a variety of purposes. Topics of interest include:
  • Creating specific RTS members, and validate with RTS settings modified
  • Simulating Job Flow processes
  • Running PRO/JCL Validation, Reformat, Change, and Standards in batch
  • Discussion and examples on Directed Execution and Exits
Module 6 - PRO/JCL Interfaces
In this section, we will review the PRO/JCL interfaces, and provide examples of how to set up and use a few of them.

Module 7 - REXX Introduction
The purpose of this training course is to provide a basic foundation for the REXX Language which will enable customers to develop their own user-defined programs. A general knowledge of TSO/ISPF and some programming experience is required.
  • Introduction
  • Statements
  • Program Flow
  • File In/Out
  • Program Debugging

Day 2 - PRO/JCL Training Continued

Module 8 - JMP Introduction
JMP is the PRO/JCL, JCL Manipulation Program that was designed to perform global change and enforce site standards.
 
Module 9 - PRO/JCL Standards
The PRO/JCL JMP Facility provides a way to create, implement, and enforce site-specific standards. Site-specific standards are important for protecting and managing company systems assets. The statements that define standards are written in REXX using the PRO/JCL JMPAPI and RLAPI function calls

Module 10 - Global Change
Examine and practice using PRO/JCL JMP’s as a powerful change tool - helping to update and maintain your JCL.

Day 3 - ASG-PRO/JCL Advanced JMP

Module 11 - JMP Standards & Change Development

Examine and practice using JMP Model and PRO/JCL JMP Facility as an aid to creating, testing & maintaining your JMP’s. We will also explore using Internal and External tables and more advanced coding of JCL Standards and Change.

Module 12 - JMP hands on Lab
Create & test 1 - 3 JMP routines. Utilize the JMP facility and some ASG pre-defined scenarios or ones supplied by class participants.

Module 13 - Customer Support Orientation
In this section we will provide an overview of our Customer Support services and review how to get assistance when you have questions regarding the product.

Module 14 - Global Change
In this unit, we’re going to introduce more advanced uses of the PRO/JCL JMP Facility that will help you to perform global changes.

Course Prerequisites

An understand of JCL and JCL concepts A basic understanding of REXX code and TSO ISPF

Who Should Attend

All new PRO/JCL users and administrators Existing PRO/JCL users and administrators who are new to this tool This course is aimed at the end user community.

Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description

The course covers the administration of the ASG-Rochade Browser product.

Course Content
The course is comprised of 5 main modules along with hands-on Lab Exercises.

Module 1 – Rochade Browser Overview
This module provides overview of ASG-Rochade Browser and its user interface.

Module 2 – Rochade Browser Architecture
This module provides and overview of the architecture of ASG-Rochade Browser. It gives a brief introduction to the enabling technologies for Rochade Browser metaGlossary including ASG-Rochade, ZKoss Enterprise framework, etc. It also covers the Browser Information Model as well as the metadata Pathways.

Module 3 – Rochade Browser Installation
This module describes the installation of ASG-Rochade and then installation the ASG-Rochade Browser.

Module 4 – Rochade Browser Extensions
This module covers the extending the Pathways to display in the Rochade Browser.

Module 5 – Initial Administration Tasks
  • RRT scripts
  • Runs RRT scripts for Source scanners and buses.
Course Prerequisites
  • A general understanding of the use of Rochade Browser is highly desirable. This can only be achieved from the Rochade Browser User course.
  • A general understanding of the administration of Rochade is highly desirable. This can only be achieved from the ASG-Rochade – System Administrator course.
Who Should Attend

All Rochade Browser administrators

Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description

The course covers the ASG-Rochade Browser product. ASG-Rochade Browser User also explains the key Browser concepts and how to navigate using the pathway system to navigate different metadata structures. It also allows you to execute easy-to-use reporting functions that enable you to investigate and present metadata interdependencies and trace data lineages in a transparent manner.

Course Content

The course is comprised of 4 main modules along with hands-on Lab Exercises.

Module 1 – Rochade Browser Overview
This module announces objectives and topics to the class, and so sets the scene for the rest of the course.  It describes the concepts of a business glossary and gives an overview of ASG-Rochade which is the underlying technology behind ASG-Rochade Browser.

Module 2 – Getting Started
First comes an introduction to the Rochade Browser, describing how to access Browser and how to login and log off.  It gives an overview of the Rochade Browser user interface.

Module 3 – Working with Metadata Entities
This module focuses on the functions provided in the Rochade Browser GUI that enable you to browse your metadata.  Using Rochade Browser consists mainly of working with Metadata Entities, Opening Metadata Entities, running Queries on Metadata Entities, Annotating Metadata Entities, and managing Your Favorites.

Module 4 – Additional Tasks
This module explains how defines user preferences, configuring Pathways in the Navigation Area and Configuring Portlets on the Home Tab.

Course Prerequisites

An understanding of the use of the Rochade browsers.

Who Should Attend
  • All Rochade users and administrators.
  • This course is aimed at the end-user community.
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description

This course covers Metability, the new ASG-Rochade GUI, from a user's perspective. This course also provides an explanation of key ASG-Rochade concepts. It is an ideal starting point for potential ASG-Rochade users who are familiar with metadata concepts.

Course Content
  • Introduce the architecture of ASG-Rochade, including where and how Metability fits into the ASG-Rochade stable of products
  • Discuss the importance of items, the building block of the ASG-Rochade repository, and explain how to perform basic repository functions on items such as browse, update, and delete
  • Highlight the differences between the various ASG-Rochade applications in terms of how they are opened and navigated and how their contents are viewed and compared
  • Detail the different reporting, querying, and search capabilities of Metability, as well as its powerful diagramming options
  • Provide a full explanation of namespaces, which are relatively new to ASG-Rochade, and discuss how to navigate and maintain these types of relationships with Metability
  • Discuss user tailoring and introduce the plug-in technology of Metability
Course Prerequisites

ASG-Rochade - Repository Concepts An understanding of metadata and enterprise metadata repositories.

Who Should Attend

All repository users and administrators

Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description

The course covers the administration of the ASG-metaGlossary product.

Course Content

The course is comprised of 6 main modules along with hands-on Lab Exercises.

Module 1 – metaGlossary Overview
This module provides and overview of ASG-metaGlossary and its user interface.

Module 2 – metaGlossary Architecture
This module provides and overview of the architecture of ASG-metaGlossary. It gives a brief introduction to the enabling technologies for metaGlossary including ASG-Rochade, ZKoss Enterprise framework, etc. It also covers the metaGlossary Information Model as well as the approval process for business terms.

Module 3 – metaGlossary Installation
This module describes the installation of ASG-Rochade and then installation the ASG-metaGlossary.

Module 4 – Configuring metaGlossary
This module covers the configuration tasks of metaGlossary for:

  • Localizing the metaGlossary user interface
  • Setup of the lightweight HTML interface
  • Setup of the mail notification service
  • Setup for WebAccess integration
Module 5 – Initial Administration Tasks
This module covers the initial administration task to enable to ready metaGlossary for use by the users. It includes:
  • Specifying the metaGlossary context
  • Creating lines of business as well as assigning positions to roles and defining the default role
  • Adding custom business term types
Module 6 – Administering Roles
This module covers the administration or roles within metaGlossary.  This includes:
  • Administering generic roles
  • Creating role templates
  • Creation of role hierarchies
  • Default roles
  • Administration of permissions
Course Prerequisites
Who Should Attend

All metaGlossary administrators

Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description

The course covers the ASG-metaGlossary product. ASG-metaGlossary User also explains the key metaGlossary concepts and how business terms are accessed and maintained using ASG-metaGlossary.

Course Content
The course is comprised of 4 main modules along with hands-on Lab Exercises.

Module 1 – metaGlossary Overview
This module announces objectives and topics to the class, and so sets the scene for the rest of the course.  It describes the concepts of a business glossary and gives an overview of ASG-Rochade which is the underlying technology behind ASG-metaGlossary

Module 2 – Getting Started
First comes an introduction to metaGlossary, describing how to access metaGlossary and how to login and log off metaGlossary.  It gives an overview of the metaGlossary user interface as well as the light-weight html.

Module 3 – Working With Business Terms
This module describes business term related tasks, such as searching business terms, opening and closing business terms along with creating, editing and deleting business terms.  Also covered is the approval process for business term changes as well as exporting business terms.

Module 4 – Working With Glossaries
This module explains the concept of a glossary and how to search glossaries, open and close glossaries. Also described is how to create, edit and delete glossaries.
Course Prerequisites

An understanding of the use of browsers

Who Should Attend
All metaGlossary users and administrators
Course Length: 0.5 day(s)
Course Description

This half-day, introductory-level course introduces IT professionals to some of the fundamental repository concepts. No prior knowledge of repository technology is required. This course enables attendees to gain an understanding of what metadata is and why it is important. It will introduce them to repository terminology and basic features and also show a repository's possible uses. Finally, this course provides an overview of the ASG-Rochade Repository Architecture.

Course Content
  • Introduction to repositories
  • Understanding metadata and why it is important
  • ASG-Rochade Repository overview
  • Introduction to repository applications
Course Prerequisites

None

Who Should Attend

Administrators, developers, and end-users

Course Length: 4.0 day(s)
Course Description
This course is essential for Rochade Repository administrators who are new to Rochade or who wish to substantially extend the scope of the ASG-Rochade repository environment, with particular emphasis on the creation and maintenance of Repository Information Models (or RIMs).
 
Course Content
This course consists of 9 modules and lab exercises.

Module 1 - Overview of Rochade Administration Roles and Tasks
  • Administration Roles and Tasks
  • Rochade environment
  • Rochade infrastructure administration
  • Rochade database administration
  • User administration
  • Model administration
  • Subject area administration
Module 2 - Rochade Administration Getting Started
  • Rochade server install
  • Rochade client install
  • Rochade database backup
  • Administration using Metability
  • Introduction to model administration
  • Introduction to subject area administration
Module 3 - Rochade Infrastructure Administration
  • Rochade technical architecture
  • System limits
  • Rochade initialization files
  • Rochade as a service
  • Server shutdown
Module 4 - Rochade Database Administration
  • Rochade database
  • Creating a new Rochade database
  • Rochade database integrity
  • Rochade database utility
  • Verifying a Rochade database
  • On-line Rochade database backup
  • AutoPilot database administration utility  
Module 5 - Rochade User Administration
  • User authentication
  • User class
  • Setup of the administration database
  • Setup of the first user account
  • User administration
Module 6 - Rochade Information Modeling
  • Rochade information model (RIM)
  • RIM modeling
  • Model administration
    • Defining a RIM
    • Item type creation
    • Item type attributes
    • Item type relationships
    • Importing RIMs
    • Item type profiles
Module 7 - Rochade Subject Area Administration
  • Terms and concepts
  • Subject area creation
  • Subject area user administration
Module 8 - Populating the Repository
  • Sources of metadata
  • Rochade metadata import and export
  • Rochade scanners and Bus Interfaces
  • Content Interface Toolkit
Module 9 - Advanced Topics
  • Rochade subject area hierarchies
  • Rochade naming groups
Course Prerequisites
Attendees should be familiar with metadata concepts and enterprise metadata repositories in general. This knowledge can be acquired by attending the ASG-Rochade - Repository Concepts Course.
 
Who Should Attend
Administrators and developers
 
Course Length: 4.0 day(s)
Course Description
Typical Train the Trainer courses will require a student to take initial user training followed by additional training with the appropriate materials.

Course objective: To provide appropriate ASG-Rochade training to enable the customer to then train others within the organization.

Note: An additional license fee is applicable if ASG training materials are to be used to deliver a particular training course. 
Note 2: Course length may vary.
Course Content
Varies
Course Prerequisites
A knowledge of ASG-Rochade subject matter Basic training delivery skills
 
Who Should Attend
Administrators, developers, and end-users
 
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description

This training course covers the basics of the ASG-Rochade Web-enabling technology, ASG-Rochade WebAccess. Attendees will learn about the administration of both WebAccess Explorer and WebAccess Discovery.

Course Content
This course consists of 6 modules and lab exercises.

Module 1 - Installation & Architecture
  • WebAccess Architecture
  • Prerequisites
  • Installation steps
  • Installation options
Module 2 - Explorer & Discovery Administration Overview
  • Explorer vs. Discovery administration.
  • Discovery RIM
  • Discovery Administration Components overview
Module 3 - Managing Mappings and Icons
  • Managing Discovery Icons
  • Graphviz overview
  • Discovery Mapping
    • Table, text, button, listbox
    • Item Types
    • Attributes
Module 4 - Designing & Building Discovery Applications
  • Designing & creating Discovery Applications
  • Creating Business Views
  • Discovery Topic Development - Part 1
    • Introduction
    • Topic Source Code
    • Entry topics
    • Subtopics
  • Discovery Topic Development - Part 2
    • Contextsensitive topics
  • Parameters and Templates
Module 5 - Introduction to WebAccess Programming
  • Web Server side of WebAccess
  • Accessing Rochade Metadata with WebAccess
  • WebAccess and JSP
  • WebAccess Path Concept
  • WebAccess Programming examples
    • WebAccess WebDialogs
    • Components
    • Events
Module 6 - Miscellaneous WebAccess Discovery Admin Tasks
  • Graphviz installation
  • Graphviz installation
  • Lucene search engine
  • MetaItem concept and implementation
  • Starting/stopping WebAccess application
  • General tailoring
    • Localizing the interface
    • Style sheets
    • Tailoring existing JSPs
Course Prerequisites

Participants should be experienced ASG-Rochade administrators who are familiar with all aspects of ASG-Rochade General understanding of WebAccess navigation is highly desirable (This knowledge can only be acquired during the ASG-Rochade - WebAccess User course)

Who Should Attend

Administrators and/or developers who will be working with Web developers to develop Web-based applications that access ASG-Rochade via WebAccess.

Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description

This training course covers the customization of WebAccess using WebAccess Discovery Dialog Manager and is based on Rochade’s Java API. Through lectures and lab exercises, you will learn how to develop WebAccess WebDialog Components and Events and how to build customized Discovery applications that meet your organization’s needs. WebAccess Java classes and methods are also covered in detail.

Course Content
The course is comprised of 7 main modules, each with at least one hands-on Lab Exercise.

Module 0 - WebAccess Discovery Developer Introduction
  • Course objectives
  • Brief introduction to WebAccess individual components
Module 1 - WebDialogs
  • Prerequisites for creating Web Dialogs
  • Why Web Dialogs?
  • Events & Components
  • Components
  • Creation of WebAccess Dialogs
  • Dialog Designer
  • Lab Exercise
  • Summary
Module 2 – WebDialog Events Overview
  • What are Events?
  • Event Types
  • Creation of Events
  • Events vs Topics
  • Lab Exercise
  • Summary
Module 3 – Discovery Subject Area
  • Discovery Subject Area
  • WebDialog Item Types
  • Creating a Web Dialog – behind the scene
  • Lab Exercise
  • Summary
Module 4 – WebAccess Java Classes & Methods
  • WebAccess Java Classes overview
  • Class Aarr
  • Class RGW
  • Path Concept
  • WebAccess Methods
  • Other methods of class RGW
  • Class RGWComponent
  • Class RGWCompUtil
  • Lab Exercise
  • Summary
Module 5 - WebDialog Components
  • Components (XML Element Types)
  • Component General Attributes
  • Dialog Design & Alignment
  • Component detailed review - Part 1
    • Table, text, button, list box
  • Lab Exercise
  • Component detailed review - Part 2
    • Checkbox, group, frames & line, list, link, html & hidden, marker & use.
  • Lab Exercise
  • Summary
Module 6 - WebDialog Events
  • WebDialog Events Overview
  • Component Access within Events
    • Retrieving & Setting Component's Attributes
    • Adding, Duplicating & Deleting Components
    • Retrieve Sub-components
  • WebAccess Methods – Part 1
    • Create object/item list
    • Get List of items of specific item type
    • Execute Query
  • Lab Exercise
  • WebAccess Methods – Part 2
    • Execute Report
    • Item Access
    • Retrieve (Mapped) Item Names
    • Item Locking
    • Retrieve Item Access Rights
    • Retrieve/Write Item Content
    • Create/Copy/Delete/Rename Items
  • Lab Exercise
  • Summary
Module 7 - Extended Development
  • Component Attribute “User data”
  • Class RGWCompUtil - Dialog Component Access
  • Dynamic component access
  • Class RGWTokenizer
  • Multi-language support
  • Display error message and confirmations
  • Using Other Java Classes
  • Using Rochade Procedure Language
  • Compile and execution errors
  • Lab Exercise
  • Summary
Course Prerequisites

Participants should be experienced Rochade administrators who are familiar with all aspects of Rochade General understanding of WebAccess navigation is highly desirable, including a good understanding a WebAccess Discovery and how to create Discovery Applications, Business Views and Topics. This knowledge can be acquired during the ASG-Rochade - WebAccess User course and the ASG-Rochade - WebAccess Developer course Java development experience.

Who Should Attend

Administrators and/or developers who will be creating customized WebAccess applications and/or need to adapt WebAccess existing objects to meet their site specific requirements.

Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description

The course covers the WebAccess Product and the two delivered components Explorer and Discovery. ASG-WebAccess User also explains the key Rochade concepts and how these are accessed in WebAccess.

Course Content

The course is comprised of 7 main modules, each with at least one hands-on Lab Exercise.

Module 0 - WebAccess Introduction

WebAccess Introduction announces objectives and topics to the class, and so sets the scene for the rest of the course.

Module 1 - WebAccess Overview

First comes an introduction to WebAccess, describing its basic architecture and outlining briefly how, by means of Java Server Pages and a Web server, WebAccess enables users to access the Rochade repository with their Web browser.

Module 2 – Rochade Concepts

This will provide the persons who are new to Rochade with a brief Rochade concepts overview, and familiarizes them with Rochade terminology used throughout the course.

Module 3 – Getting Started

The first part of Getting Started provides a guided tour of the WebAccess graphical user interface and an introduction to working with WebAccess Explorer. The second part teaches how to browse the Rochade repository. Specifically, it covers the various Features and Activities of Application Lists, Item Type Lists and Item Lists. How to filter Item lists, how to save and load Item Lists is also discussed. Each part includes a Lab exercise.

Module 4 - Working with Items

Items are the building block of the ASG-Rochade Repository. This module describes item-related tasks, such as creating, deleting, copying, renaming, and editing. Attachment of binary files or URLs to items is also described.

Module 5 - Namespaces and WebAccess

Module 5 covers in details what Namespaces are, their rules and benefits. This illustrates how WebAccess maintains items having Namespaces attributes.

Module 6 - Reports and Queries

WebAccess offers very powerful reporting capabilities. This module describes the reporting, querying, and item searching functions of WebAccess Explorer. Two Lab exercises are included.

Module 7 - WebAccess Discovery

A non-technical WebAccess end user can work with WebAccess Discovery to extract information from the Rochade repository.

Course Prerequisites

An understanding of metadata and Enterprise Metadata Repositories

Who Should Attend
All new Repository users and administrators Existing Repository users and administrator who are new to this tool. This course is aimed at the end-user community.
Course Length: 4.0 day(s)
Course Description

Tools used: Server-based ASG-Safari/UDMS Modules (INQ, RPW, ADM, 4RW, 4DM, TXT, LBL, XTR, EXP, FRM, and UPD). This course is for the first-time user. The material covered includes basic concepts and terminology, navigating the system, and functional coverage of all the server-based modules. Emphasis is placed on ASG-Safari ReportWriter, 4RW-ReportWriter, 4DM-DataManager, FormsManager, Administration, Inquiry, and Update through hands-on experience.

Course Content
Topics from "A to Z" are addressed, including:
  • Database Interface Overview
  • Efficient Database Queries (INQ)
  • Reporting Capabilities of the UDMS ReportWriter (RPW)
  • Creation and Maintenance of Record and View Definitions (ADM)
  • Reporting Capabilities of the UDMS 4GL ReportWriter (4RW)
  • Developing Custom Screens and Forms Applications (ADM, FRM)
  • Creating Labels, Graphs, and Form Letters (LBL, GRW, TXT)
  • Using Export & Extract for Data Manipulation and Efficiency (EXP, XTR)
  • Data Management with Update, FormsManager, and 4DM (UPD, FRM, 4DM)
Course Prerequisites
Who Should Attend

End users, power users, and super users. Users who use the server-based tools within ASG-Safari InfoServer (ASG-Safari client tools are not covered in this class) Users, system managers, and/or database administrators who are interested in an in-depth study of all ASG-Safari/UDMS server-based applications Users who have installed ASG-Safari on MPE/ix, VMS, or UNIX® operating systems Do not attend this class if you are using ASG-Safari on a Windows NT® or AS/400 operating system.

Course Length: 3.0 day(s)
Course Description

Tools used: ASG-Safari Administrator, ASG-Safari DataViewer, and ASG-Safari ReportWriter This course addresses three components of our client tool set: ASG-Safari ReportWriter, ASG-Safari Administrator, and ASG-Safari DataViewer. All three components are Windows-based. Using ASG-Safari Administrator, users will learn the proper procedure for creating efficient views (performing table joins from dissimilar data sources). Efficient view creation is essential for effective and timely reporting. Users will also learn how to apply view-level and group security for data inquiry and reporting purposes. Using ASG-Safari DataViewer, the user will then evaluate data accessed using selected fields, filtering methods, and sorting criteria. Students will learn how to query data to provide them with the necessary information for producing report specifications. Lastly, the course will introduce the user to the full-featured desktop reporting capabilities of ASG-Safari ReportWriter. The user will learn to create various types of reports (column, row, label, and crosstab) using the full functionality of this Windows-compliant software.

Course Content
Upon completion of the course, the user will understand the following:
  • Creation of new data objects (tables, views, aliases, business groups)
  • Definition and understanding of Data Dictionary metadata
  • Index structure and its impact upon efficiency
  • Methodology for the creation of efficient views
  • Data inquiry via ASG-Safari DataViewer
  • Security for the client and server environments
  • The use of naming conventions
  • Creation of column, row, label, and cross-tab reports
  • Incorporation of graphs, cross–tab, objects, and OLE information into reports
  • Reporting efficiency and index structure
Course Prerequisites

Users requiring an in-depth knowledge of the server environment (set-up of security, printers, and use of system utilities) should attend the “Managing the ASG-Safari/UDMS System” course Those users requiring an in-depth knowledge of server-based reporting (UDMS RPW and UDMS 4GL modules) should attend the "A Comprehensive Journey with ASG-Safari/UDMS" course

Who Should Attend

End users, power users, and super users. Users tasked with accessing data, as well as maintenance, modification, or creation of data objects (tables, views, aliases, business groups) using ASG-Safari Administrator Users who want to examine and display data through ad-hoc queries or reports Users who wish to create ad-hoc reports Users who have installed ASG-Safari on Windows NT®, AS/400, MPE/ix, VMS, or UNIX operating systems.

Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description

This course uses the Windows-based version of the 4GL product, based on the popular ASG-Safari InfoServer. This class focuses specifically on the creation of 4RW (4GL-ReportWriter) and 4DM (4GL-Data Manager) tasks and the 4th Generation Language these tools employ.

Course Content
During the course, the user will be introduced to the "non-procedural" nature of 4GL tasks, the order in which the 4GL directives are processed, and how to override the order of processing through the use of procedural blocks. The user will also be introduced to the following features, which are only available in ASG-Safari/4GL:
  • An embedded Microsoft Windows® Notepad editor which uses cut, paste, copy, search, find/replace, and undo functions
  • Field and directive syntax palettes (create 4RWs and 4DMs more quickly)
  • Graphical identification of report errors and error corrections
  • Online help
  • Ability to print to client-networked printers as well as server-based printers
  • Creation of iconized ASG-Safari/4GL reports
The user will develop the skills required to effectively create complex reports and data management tasks. Complex reports may include two-pass and indented bill-of-materials reports.
Course Prerequisites
If you are currently using the server-based UDMS 4GL tool to create 4GL tasks, please attend the "Understanding ASG-Safari/UDMS 4GL" course
 
Who Should Attend
Power users and super users Experienced users who want to perfect their report-writing skills and who have a need for the power and flexibility of a 4GL ReportWriter Users who have a requirement for transactional processing in a bulk update mode Users who wish to improve processing speed through the use of two-pass reporting Users who have installed ASG-Safari on Windows NT®, AS/400, MPE/ix, VMS, or UNIX® operating systems.
Course Length: 3.0 day(s)
Course Description
Tools used: Server-based ASG-Safari™/UDMS Modules (RPW, ADM, 4RW, 4DM, FRM)
Course Content
This course is intended for those students with previous training in ASG-Safari/UDMS or extensive experience with the software. This course extends existing knowledge of several server-based modules of ASG-Safari/UDMS with an in-depth emphasis on the advanced features of:
  • UDMS ReportWriter (RPW)
  • Administration (ADM)
  • 4GL (4RW and 4DM)
  • FormsManager (FRM)
  • Technical Applications of ASG-Safari/UDMS
Topics to be discussed include:
  • Creating Efficient and Well-Structured View Definitions (ADM)
  • Advanced 4GL Directives for Creating Complex Reports (4RW and 4DM)
  • Bulk Transaction Processing (4DM)
  • Complex Qualifications (RPW, 4RW, and 4DM)
  • Shortcuts
  • Retrieval and Performance Tips
Course Prerequisites
Extensive hands-on experience with ASG-Safari/UDMS (6 months to 1 year is recommended) Previous user participation in the “A Comprehensive Journey with ASG-Safari/UDMS” course is encouraged.
Who Should Attend
Power users and super users. Users ready to expand their use of ASG-Safari/UDMS with more complex applications.
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description

Tools used: Server-based ASG-Safari/UDMS Modules (INQ, SYS) This course addresses all of the system and implementation issues involved in utilizing ASG-Safari InfoServer and presents the user with strategies and examples. Attendees should be familiar with basic ASG-Safari/UDMS concepts such as tables (records), views, and dictionaries and should have a strong knowledge of the operating system used at their company. This course will prepare individuals to fulfill the role of ASG-Safari/UDMS System Manager.

Course Content
Upon completion of this course, the user will understand the following:
  • Installation and User-Defined Variables (UDVs/ENVs)
  • User and System Security
  • ASG-Safari/UDMS Utilities
  • External Function Calls
  • Command Files
  • Using ASG-Safari/UDMS in “batch” mode
  • Output Specification Definition
  • Dictionary Performance and Optimization
Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend

Power users and/or super users who will assume the role of ASG-Safari/UDMS System Manager at their site Users who have a good understanding of the operating system used at their site Users who have installed ASG-Safari on MPE/ix, VMS, or UNIX® operating systems Do not attend this class if you are using ASG-Safari on a Windows NT® or AS/400 operating system

Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description

Tools used: Server-based ASG-Safari/UDMS Modules (INQ, RPW, TXT, LBL, XTR, and EXP). This course will cover all server-based modules commonly accessed by the end user: ASG-Safari ReportWriter, Inquiry, Export, Labels, Text/Merge, and Extract. An in-depth understanding of these modules is accomplished through hands-on training, with an emphasis on individual reporting and querying needs.

Course Content
Upon completion of the course, the user will:
  • Be familiar with the server-based interface, including menu paths, function keys, online help, windows, and banners
  • Understand and apply all features of ASG-Safari ReportWriter (RPW)
  • Create labels, mail merges, spreadsheet files, and extract files (LBL, TXT, EXP, XTR)
  • Query data using the most efficient methods (INQ)
Course Prerequisites

Those users utilizing ASG-Safari ReportWriter to create reports are encouraged to attend either the “Client Components of ASG-Safari InfoTools” course or the “Exploring ASG-Safari ReportWriter and ASG-Safari InfoServer” course.

Who Should Attend
End users who need to create reports, queries, labels or merges in a timely, efficient and user-oriented manner Users who use the server-based tools within ASG-Safari InfoServer (no client tools are covered in this class) Users who have installed ASG-Safari on MPE/ix, VMS, or UNIX® operating systems Do not attend this class if you are using ASG-Safari on a Windows NT® or AS/400 operating system.
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description
Tools used: UDMS 4GL (server-based). This course uses the server-based version of the 4GL tools.
Course Content
This course focuses specifically on the 4RW (4GL-ReportWriter) and 4DM (4GL-Data Manager) modules within ASG-Safari/UDMS and the 4th Generation Language these modules employ. Strong emphasis is placed on the "non-procedural" nature of 4GL tasks, the order in which the 4GL directives are processed, and how to override the order of processing through the use of procedural blocks. The user will develop the skills required to effectively create complex reports and data-management tasks. Complex reports may include two-pass and indented bill-of-materials reports.
Course Prerequisites
If you are currently using the Windows-based ASG-Safari/4GL tool to create 4GL tasks, please attend the "Concepts of ASG-Safari/4GL" course
Who Should Attend
Power users and super users Experienced users who want to perfect their report-writing skills and who have a need for the power and flexibility of a 4GL ReportWriter Users who have a requirement for transactional processing in a bulk update mode Users who wish to improve processing speed through the use of two-pass reporting Users who have installed ASG-Safari on MPE/ix, VMS, or UNIX® operating systems Do not attend this class if you are using ASG-Safari on a Windows NT® or AS/400 operating system.
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description

Students will understand and be able to administrate ASG-Sync.

Course Content
  • Architecture
  • How It Works
  • ASG-Sync Environment
  • Installation Parameters
  • CSCAT - The Catalog - Management and Modification
  • File Management Functions
    • Life Cycle of the CSDatasets
  • Customization
    • Different Levels of Parameters
    • Exits
  • User Profiles
  • Class Exercises
Course Prerequisites

ASG-Synch - Utilization Knowledge of z/OS JCL

Who Should Attend

ASG-Sync Administrators

Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description

This course will introduce ASG-Sync technology to new users. Students will understand and be able to use ASG-Sync.

Course Content
  • Architecture
  • How It Works
  • User functions
    • Load processes
    • Extraction
    • Viewing the CSCAT
    • Backout
  • Management functions
    • Archiving and restoring
    • Reorganizing and Backup
    • Management and modification of CSCAT
  • Class exercises
Course Prerequisites

Knowledge of z/OS JCL

Who Should Attend

ASG-Sync Users

Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description

This course provides participants with the knowledge they need to resolve common performance issues with queues, queue managers, channels, and messages. Hands-on exercises provide participants with real-life performance problems in an MQSeries and distributed environment.

Students will learn to:

  • Fully utilize ASG-TMON for MQ Enterprise Edition's management features and functions
  • Fully utilize ASG-TMON for MQ Enterprise Edition's Message Management Facility
  • Use ASG-TMON for MQ Enterprise Edition to resolve common performance problems in a distributed (UNIX® and Windows/NT®/2000) environment
  • Work with client on real world issues in their MQ environment
Hands-on exercises throughout the class provide students with practical experience, including:
  • Defining a normal queue
  • Defining a transmit queue
  • Creating a process to start a down queue manager
  • Creating a process to stop and start a channel
  • Creating a queue and adding 100 messages
Course Content
Section 1 - Introduction to ASG-TMON for MQ Enterprise Edition Reviews the basic mechanics of ASG-TMON for MQ Enterprise Edition:
  • ASG-TMON for MQ Enterprise Edition NaviGator MQ structure
  • Message Management Facility structure
  • ASG-TMON for MQ Enterprise Edition and Message Management Facility screen structure
  • Navigating screens
  • Using the online help facility
Section 2 - Online Features and Functions Covers the key online screens to use in problem determination, management, in an MQ in a distributed environment:
  • Broker configuration
  • Local Agent configuration
  • Message Server configuration
  • MQ Event Publisher
  • Auto-discovery policy configuration
  • Configuration of the event policy
  • Queue Manager information
  • Starting and stopping objects
  • Actions
  • Local Queue information
  • Alias, Remote, and Model Queue information
  • Channel information
  • Event traps and management
  • Configuration management
  • ASG-MQEnterprise database management
  • Overview of ASG-MQEnterprise security
  • Troubleshooting ASG-MQEnterprise
  • Message Management Facility
  • Creating messages
  • Finding messages
  • Prototyping messages
Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Systems programmers Technical support professionals MQ administrators
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description
This course provides participants with the knowledge they need to resolve common performance problems such as looping transactions, enqueues, and transaction delays in CICS.
Students will learn to:
  • Fully utilize TMON for CICS online features and functions.
  • Use the NaviGate Communications Interface to integrate TMON for z/OS, CICS, DB2, and VTAM in problem identification.
  • Use TMON for CICS to resolve common performance problems in a z/OS environment.
Course Content
Unit 1 – Introduction to ASG-TMON for CICS
 Reviews the basic mechanics of ASG-TMON for CICS:
  • ASG-TMON for CICS screen structure.
  • Navigating from screen to screen.
  • Using the on-line help facility.
  • Function key assignments.
  • ASG-TMON for CICS commands.
Unit 2 – Getting Started, Monitoring CICS
 Covers the screens needed to start using ASG-TMON for CICS: 
  • CICS JOBLIST Display.
  • Using the Primary Menu.
  • Global monitoring of CICS performance and early warning of potential problems.
  • Customizing profiles for global CICS monitoring.
Unit 3 – Online Features and Functions
 Covers the key online screens to use in problem determination in a z/OS environment:
  • Monitoring active tasks and IRC/ISC resources.
  • Overall monitoring of active task resource consumption and resource contention, including identification and cancellation of problem transactions.
  • NaviGate communication between CICS, MVS, DB2, and VTAM for problem determination.
  • Monitoring of resource utilization across all address spaces within MVS.
  • Customizing graphic targets for global CICS monitoring.
  • High-level and detail-level monitoring of CICS system storage usage.
  • Monitoring of enqueue contention (Enqueue Element List).
  • Monitoring and cancellation of interval control elements.
  • Monitoring of auxiliary and main temporary storage and the deletion of queues.
  • Monitoring of file and database activity and response time.
  • Monitoring of VSAM LSR pool performance.
Unit 4 – Supertrace and After-the-Fact Performance Review
 Covers on-line reporting against collected data and Supertrace
 
  • After-the-fact reviewing of system and transaction performance and resource utilization.
  • Specifying trace criteria for application tracing.
Unit 5 – Customization of the Alert Monitor
 Covers common alerts used under each alert category in ASG-TMON for CICS:
  • Establishing thresholds and automatic notification of potential problems in CICS.
  • Problem/Alert Monitor (automatic notification of potential problems in CICS, including integration with ASG-TMON for z/OS).
  • Selecting alert messages from ASG-TMON's alert log.
  • CICS-generated messages.
  • ASG-TMON-generated messages.
  • User-defined generated messages.
Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Systems Programmers, Technical Support, and Operators
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description
This course provides participants with the knowledge they need to resolve common performance problems such as runaway threads, page set contention, and timeouts and deadlocks in DB2.
Students will learn to:
 
  • Fully utilize ASG-TMON for DB2 online features and functions.
  • Use the NaviGate communications interface to integrate ASG-TMON for DB2, CICS, z/OS, and VTAM® in problem identification.
  • Use ASG-TMON for DB2 to resolve common DB2 performance problems in a z/OS environment.
  • Use ASG-TMON for DB2 SQL Analyzer feature to capture packages and/or SQL statements and their accounting statistics and view the information online within ASG-TMON for DB2 or in batch in a z/OS environment
  • Using ASG-TMON in a data sharing environment
Participants will learn to create and activate collection profiles for specific DB2 subsystems and the ability to view and analyze the accounting statistics.
Course Content
Unit 1 – Introduction to ASG-TMON for DB2
 Explanation of the basic mechanics and the screens needed to start using ASG-TMON for DB2.
  • ASG-TMON for DB2 screen structure.
  • Navigating from screen to screen.
  • Using the on-line help facility.
  • Function key assignments.
  • ASG-TMON for DB2 commands.
Unit 2 – Getting Started
 Covers the screens needed to start using ASG-TMON for DB2.
  • Using the Primary Menu.
  • Global monitoring of DB2 performance and early warning of potential problems.
  • Customizing Quick Access Menus for individual user requirements.
 Unit 3 – Online Features and Functions
 Covers the key online screens to use in DB2 problem determination in a z/OS environment:
  • Monitoring of active thread resource consumption and contention.
  • Global monitoring of system lock contention and cancellation of problem threads.
  • Global monitoring of DB2 subsystems and early warning of potential problems.
  • NaviGate communication between DB2, z/OS, CICS, and VTAM for problem determination.
  • Monitoring of key DB2 subsystem statistics.
  • Monitoring of resource utilization across all address spaces within z/OS.
  • Monitoring of page set allocation and extent information.
  • Monitoring of page set activity and thread access to page sets.
  • Prototyping of SQL Using ASG-TMON for DB2’s EXPLAIN utility.
  • Monitoring threads using data sharing. Looking at one subsystem or all subsystems in the data sharing region.
Unit 4 – Defining Exceptions
 Covers the key online screens to use the ASG-TMON for DB2 Exception Monitor:
  • Automatic notification of potential problems in DB2.
  • Establishing thresholds and automatic actions for exception definitions.
Unit 5 – Tuning DB2
 Examines the steps in the process of tuning DB2 using ASG-TMON for DB2:
  • DB2 basic subsystem health check.
  • Runaway threads.
  • DB2 EDM pool allocation and utilization efficiency.
  • DB2 buffer pool allocation and utilization efficiency.
  • Tables and indices for memory isolation.
  • z/OS dispatching priorities of DB2 and associated subsystems.
  • Monitoring DB2 applications.
  • Improving response time and throughput.
  • Managing lock contention.
  • DB2 console messages.
Unit 6 – Utilizing SQL Capture
 Review the basic mechanics of ASG-TMON for DB2 SQL Analyzer feature:
  • Creating and activating collection profiles for specific DB2 subsystems
  • Understanding the flow of SQL statements in transactions
  • Analyzing the performance of SQL statements
  • Performing DB2 Explain on SQL statements
  • Analyzing Package and Statement Buffer Pools
  • Analyzing Package and Statement Threads
  • Analyzing Package and Statement Locks
Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Database administrators, Systems Programmers.
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description
This course provides participants with the knowledge they need to resolve common performance issues with queues, queue managers, channels, and buffer pools.
Students will learn to:
  • Fully utilize ASG-TMON for MQ online features and functions.
  • Use the NaviGate Communications Interface to integrate with other ASG-TMON products in problem identification
  • Use ASG-TMON for MQ to resolve common performance problems in an MQ Series and z/OS environment.
Course Content
Unit 1 – Introduction to ASG-TMON for MQ Series
Explanation of the basic mechanics and the screens needed to start using ASG-TMON for MQ Series
  • ASG-TMON for MQ Series screen structure
  • Navigating from screen to screen
  • Using the on-line help facility
  • Function key assignments
  • TMON for MQ Series commands
  • NaviGate communication between ASG-TMON products
Unit 2 – Getting Started, Monitoring the Queue Managers
Covers the screens needed to start using ASG-TMON for MQSeries
  • Queue Manager Selection menu
  • Using the Primary Menu
  • General Queue Manager information on z/OS and remote operating systems.
  • Global monitoring of performance and early warning of potential problems.
Unit 3 – Online Features and Functions
Covers the key online screens to use in problem determination in an MQ and z/OS environment
  • Queue activity, details, definitions, and events
  • Message activity, summary and details
  • Channel activity, details, definitions, and events
  • Queue manager activity
  • MQ environment snapshot
  • Buffer pool activity and detail
  • Page set activity
  • Log statistics, including information on the active logs
  • VSAM data set information
  • Thread summary and detail
  • CSQZPARM information
  • Log initialization parameters
  • Archive allocation parameters
  • NaviGate communication between MQ, CICS, DB2, and VTAM for problem determination
  • Quick access menus
Unit 4 – Setting Up Exception Notifications
Covers common exceptions used under each exception category in ASG-TMON for MQSeries
  • Exception monitor (automatic notification of potential problems in MQ Series)
  • Exception activity display (display of active exception conditions)
  • Exception definitions (default exceptions by exception group)
  • Establishing thresholds and automatic actions for exception definitions
  • Availability
  • Channel performance
  • Console message processing
  • Operations
  • Queue performance
  • Queue manager performance
Unit 5 – Monitor Controls and Historical Data Collection
Covers common exceptions used under each exception category in ASG-TMON for MQSeries
  • History Analysis and Viewing Collected Data
  • Configuration Management
  • ASG-TMON MQ Setup Parameters and Controls
  • Advanced Functions
  • Monitor Controls
  • Host Record Definition
  • Logging Intervals
Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Systems Programmers, Technical Support, and MQ Professionals
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description

This course teaches students how to fully utilize the facilities of ASG-TMON for TCP/IP to optimize the performance of their z/OS-centric TCP/IP network and dependent application systems.

Course attendees will walk away with a global view of TCP/IP and how it interacts with and impacts z/OS systems and their applications.  They will experience drilling down into complex problem diagnosis and resolution, developing analytical skills for coping with a wide variety of real life, on-the-job situations.  The course also teaches students how to configure and administer the ASG-TMON environment to facilitate more effective use by others in the organization and to proactively trap and respond to operational issues before they affect business systems and the company's top and bottom line. 
Students will learn to:

  • Effectively use the online facilities and utilities of ASG-TMON for TCP/IP.
  • Create and modify exceptions
  • Use ASG-TMON for TCP/IP to resolve common performance problems in a z/OS environment.
  • Understand the full range of capabilities within ASG-TMON for TCP/IP
Course Content
Unit 1 – Introduction to ASG-TMON for TCP/IP
Explanation of the basic mechanics and the screens needed to start using ASG-TMON for TCP/IP
  • ASG-TMON for TCP/IP screen structure
  • Navigating from screen to screen
  • Using the on-line help facility
  • Function key assignments
  • Quick Access Menus
  • ASG-TMON for TCP/IP commands
  • NaviGate communication between ASG-TMON products
  • General Information on TCP/IP stacks using ASG-TMON
Unit 2 – Getting Started, Monitoring the Stack
Understanding how to monitor TCP/IP performance
  • Host System Selection Menu
  • Using the Primary Menu
  • TCP/IP Fundamentals
  • Global monitoring of network performance response time
  • Monitoring of TCP/IP Stacks
Unit 3 – Monitoring the TCP/IP Stack
  • z/OS Considerations
    • Dispatching Priority
    • Communication Storage Manager (CSM)
  • Using AutoDiscovery
  • Stack Monitoring
    • Reassemblies/Fragmentation
    • Interface Statistics
  • DNS Query
    • Supertrace
    • Socket Trace
    • Packet Trace
Unit 4 – Setting Up Exception Notifications
Explanation of common exceptions and how they are defined
  • Exception Monitor (automatic notification of potential problems in z/OS, CICS, and DB2)
  • Exception Activity display (display of active exception conditions)
  • Exception definitions (default exceptions by exception group)
  • Establishing thresholds and automatic actions for exception definitions
  • Common Exception Definitions
    • Routing Loop
    • Re-Transmission
    • TCP connections
    • Interface Activity
  • Threshold Recommendation Utility
Unit 5 – Monitor Controls and Historical Data Collection
Collecting, Viewing, and Using Historical Data Collected
  • Monitor Controls
  • Host Record Definition
  • Logging Intervals
  • Auto Ping/Tracert Controls
  • ASG-TMON TCP Setup Parameters
  • Review of Data Dictionary Record Types
  • Viewing Collected Data
  • TCP/IP Configuration Management
Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Systems Programmers, Technical Support Professionals, Network Administrators, and Operations Management Staff
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description
This course provides participants with the knowledge they need to resolve common performance problems such as poor application response time, hung sessions, and buffer pool contention in VTAM.  Participants will also gain the knowledge they need to customize ASG-TMON for VTAM for effective monitoring of their VTAM system and application performance.  Students learn how to set up administration functions such as user options and security definitions.  They use End User Response Time Controls to modify parameters for response time measurement and learn how to set up and run Supertrace for problem resolution.  Students are encouraged to bring to class sample VTAM start-up and data collection options from ASG-TMON for VTAM, so that course material can be related to actual customer environments. 
Students will learn to:
  • Fully utilize ASG-TMON for VTAM online features and functions.
  • Use the NaviGate Communications Interface to integrate ASG-TMON for z/OS, CICS, DB2, and VTAM in problem identification
  • Use ASG-TMON for VTAM to resolve common performance problems in a z/OS environment.
  • Fully utilize the online administration and customization features and functions to obtain maximum benefit from ASG-TMON for VTAM as a monitoring tool
  • Customize ASG-TMON for VTAM's controls for end user response time measurement
  • Set up and use the Supertrace facility for effective tracing
Course Content
Unit 1 – Introduction to ASG-TMON for VTAM
Explanation of the basic mechanics and the screens needed to start using ASG-TMON for VTAM
  • ASG-TMON for VTAM screen structure
  • Logon Screen
  • Navigating from screen to screen
  • Using the on-line help facility
  • Function key assignments
Unit 2 – Getting Started, Monitoring the System
Understanding how to monitor a systems performance
  • Using the Primary Menu
  • Using the Administration menu to customize ASG-TMON for VTAM
  • Using the User Option menu to customize the user's individual sessions
  • Setup of ASG-TMON for VTAM's internal security
  • Examination of data dictionary entries
  • Displaying and using VTAM tables
  • Discovering Status Information
Unit 3 – Online Features and Functions
Covers the key online screens for use in VTAM problem determination in a z/OS environment:
  • Monitoring of overall buffer pool utilization in graphic format
  • In-depth monitoring of buffer pool utilization by application
  • Monitoring of VTAM CSA and private storage usage
  • Monitoring of applications, sessions, and job resource consumption and contention
  • Monitoring of pending and queued sessions
  • Monitoring of explicit and virtual route activity
  • Monitoring of I/O device activity by device and channel
  • Monitoring of individual NCP activity and performance
  • Monitoring of overall channel path activity
  • Monitoring VTAM performance resource targets in graphic format using the Multi-event Monitor
  • Global monitoring of the VTAM system and early warning of potential problems
  • Monitoring of resource utilization across all address spaces within MVS
  • Customizing the response time monitor for specific applications
  • Response time monitoring for specific 3270 devices
  • After-the-fact review of system and application performance and resource utilization
Unit 4 – Administration Functions
Examines the use of data collection functions
  • Review of the status and configuration of ASG-TMON for VTAM's data collection and startup option
  • Covers the use and administration of end user response time monitor controls
  • Initiation and analysis of response time monitoring for applications
  • Initiation and analysis of response time monitoring for VTAM SLUs
  • Setup and review of global functions for controlling end user response time monitoring
Unit 5 – ASG-NaviGate Plus and Supertrace
Covers the setup and use of the NaviGate Plus communications interface between ASG-TMON for VTAM, MVS, CICS, and DB2:
  • Definition of Applid Administration for ASG applications
  • Modifying application definitions and initiating NaviGate Plus sessions
  • Discusses the customization and use of the Supertrace facility:
  • Setup and review of Supertrace parameters for initiating traces
  • Examination of trace management procedures, including:
    • Deleting or killing traces
    • Offloading trace data
    • Stopping, restarting, and selecting traces
  • Review of detail trace directory information
  • Setup and review of the Supertrace control bar for formatting and display of data
Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Systems Programmers, Network administrators, Technical Support Specialist, and Operators
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description
This course provides participants with the knowledge they need to resolve common performance problems such as enqueues, job loops, and job delays in z/OS.
Students will learn to:
  • Fully utilize ASG-TMON for z/OS online features and functions.
  • Use the ASG-NaviGate Communications Interface to integrate ASG-TMON for z/OS, CICS, DB2, and VTAM in problem identification
  • Use TASG-MON for z/OS to resolve common performance problems in a z/OS environment.
Course Content
Unit 1 – Introduction to ASG-TMON for z/OS
  Explanation of the basic mechanics and the screens needed to start using ASG-TMON for z/OS
  • ASG-TMON for z/OS screen structure
  • Navigating from screen to screen
  • Using the on-line help facility
  • Function key assignments
  • ASG-TMON for z/OS commands
  • General Information on z/OS system using ASG-TMON
Unit 2 – Getting Started, Monitoring The System
Understanding how to monitor a systems performance
  • System Selection Menu
  • Using the Primary Menu
  • Global monitoring of system performance and early warning of potential problems.
  • Graphic monitoring of overall system activity
  • Customizing the graphic monitor screen for different users
  • Monitoring of specific job delay factors by job and workload
  • Global monitoring of delay activity by job
  • Monitoring of specific delay factors by job
  • Job monitoring of CPU, memory, and I/O resources for identification of problem jobs
  • NaviGate communication between z/OS, CICS, DB2, and VTAM for problem determination
Unit 3 – I/O Activity Monitoring
Understanding how to research an I/O problem
  • I/O Monitor menu (options for device and i/o activity information)
  • DASD performance activity monitoring
  • Device Detail Selection menu (options for monitoring individual DASD devices)
  • DASD I/O profile monitoring of specific DASD device I/O activity
  • DASD device information, including:
    • General DASD device status
    • Space and usage information
  • Tape performance activity monitoring
  • Tape Unit Detail (general tape device status information)
  • Tape Mount Distribution (global system information on tape activity by shift)
  • Channel path status and utilization monitoring
  • Detailed monitoring of specific logical and physical control units by channel path
  • Global monitoring of enqueue conflicts and reserves
  • After-the-fact reviewing of system, job, and delay information
Unit 4 – Setting Up Exception Notifications
Exploring common exceptions used in ASG-TMON for z/OS
  • Exception Monitor (automatic notification of potential problems in z/OS, CICS, and DB2)
  • Exception Activity display (display of active exception conditions)
  • Exception definitions (default exceptions by exception group)
  • Establishing thresholds and automatic actions for exception definitions
  • Threshold Recommendation Utility
Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Systems Programmers, Technical Support, and Operators
 
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description
This course provides participants with the knowledge they need to customize NaviGraph Host and NaviGraph Client software in their environment to produce meaningful graphical representations and make informed decisions to increase the performance of their enterprise.  Students will learn current and historical data reporting.  Students are also encouraged to bring to class their actual problems to learn how to create a graphical representation of enterprise scenarios.  
Students will learn to:
  • Understand how NaviGraph uses a HUB address space.
  • Tailor the NaviGraph Host to choose data to be graphed.
  • Utilize both online file transfers and historical data transfers.
  • Customize the NaviGraph Client software to display user friendly graphs.
  • Export NaviGraph data to other software applications.
Course Content
Unit 1
  • Components for ASG NaviGraphe
    • Understanding Hubs
    • NaviGraph/Client
    • NaviGraph/Host
  • Explaining the Started Tasks Architecture.
Unit 2
  • Identifying the features of NaviGraph.
  • Demonstrating NaviGraph’s features.
Unit 3
  • Examining the NaviGraph/Host functions:
    • Security definitions
    • User definitions and profiles
    • Monitor control
    • User commands
    • Help functions
    • Remote access
Unit 4
  • Defining Data Sources
  • Defining Transfer Data
Unit 5
  • Determine how to configure the NaviGraph/Client for communication with NaviGraph/Host.
  • Define data collection times.
  • Learn how to save configuration files.
Unit 6
  • Create and modify plots and graphs.
    • Create plots with simple procedures.
    • Create various graphs, using these functions:
      • Select variables
      • Change colors, types/size of lines, scale of graph
      • Add titles, labels, other text
      • Configure the NaviGraph/Client for communication with the Navigraph Host.
Unit 7
  • Present miscellaneous features:
    • View existing plots/graphs.
    • Change existing plots/graphs.
    • Export data to Excel or other programs.
Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Systems Programmers, Technical Support, Network Administrators and Operators
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description
This course provides participants with the knowledge they need to customize Naviplex software in their environment to produce meaningful enterprise-wide statistical and graphical representations and make informed decisions to increase the performance of their enterprise.  Students will learn and gain an understanding of data reporting and exception monitoring.  Students are also encouraged to bring to class their actual problems to learn how to create customized reports and graphical representation of enterprise scenarios to assist them in monitoring and problem solving techniques giving them the opportunity to practice what they learn in a real-life z/OS data center environment.
Students will learn to:
  • Understand how Naviplex uses a HUB address space.
  • Tailor the Naviplex reports using filter features.
  • Create Naviplex graphs using report data.
  • Group multiple customized reports and graphs into a single workspace.
  • Customize the Naviplex Exception report generating notifications when undesirable events occur.
  • Export Naviplex data and graphs to other software applications.
Course Content
Unit 1
  • Define NaviPlex and explain its purpose and features.
  • Familiarize the user with the components of NaviPlex:
    • NaviPlex/Host
    • Resource Hubs
    • Hub communication
    • Hub resident agents
    • NaviPlex/Client
Unit 2
  • Learn and understand the NaviPlex Client console functions
    • Available Reports
    • Active Reports
    • Messages
    • Configuration
Unit 3
  • Understanding how to run and customize Standard Reports
    • Automatically refresh data at a specified interval
    • Exclude or reorder data columns
    • Change default sort order
    • Exclude selected rows of data based on row contents
    • Create report filters
    • Color code report rows, cells, or columns based on contents
    • Automatically take specified actions when specific conditions are detected
    • Graph report data
    • Saving Reports and Subreports
Unit 4
  • Learn how to Export a report
  • Learn how to Print a report
  • Learn how to create a NaviPlex Workspace
  • Add Workspace
  • Move reports to Workspace
  • Learn to setup the ‘Launch at Startup’ Feature
  • Defining Data Sources
Unit 5
  • Learn how to run and customize the Exception Report
    • Running the Standard Exception Report
    • Summarizing the Exception Report
  • Drill Down to TMON products
  • Setting up SNMP Traps
Unit 6
  • Miscellaneous product features
Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Systems Programmers, Technical Support, Network Administrators and Operators
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description
ASG-Zack - New User Training
Course Content
Section 1 - Fast path
  • Processing Messages
  • Issuing Autoreplies
Section 2 - Defining Events
  • Message Events
  • COMMAND Events
  • Time Events
  • Trigger Events
Section 3 - Creating a Rule
  • Keywords

Section 4 - Scheduling with Occurs / Calendars

Section 5 - Zack Variables

Section 6 - Zack Console

  • Defining Criteria

Section 7 - Batch Utilities

Section 8 - Operator Commands

  • Overview

Section 9 - Maintaining Zack Online Security

  • Overview
Course Prerequisites
Students should have an understanding of operations, automation and the basic concept of applications
Who Should Attend
Beginning ASG-Zack users and/or Administrators for Automation
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description
ASG-Zara - New User Training
Course Content
  • View Volume/File Information
  • Alter/Maintain Volume Information
  • Learn about SCRATCH Processing
  • Learn about OFFSITE Processing
  • Discuss Miscellaneous Features
    • Issuing Messages/Creating Labels
    • Operator Commands
    • Electronic Vaulting
    • Automatic Backup
Course Prerequisites
Who Should Attend
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description
ASG-Zebb - New User Training
Course Content
Section 1 - ASG-Zebb Overview
  • Restart Terminology
  • Coverage Modes Section
Section 2 - ASG-Zebb Definitions
  • Job Implementation Methods
  • Non-Restorable Steps
  • Non-Executable Steps
  • Non-Data Base Maintenance Steps
  • Protected Data Sets
  • Auto-Submit Reload/Recovery Job
Section 3 - Restart Process
  • Functions Handled by ASG-Zebb
    • Without ASG-Zebb
    • With ASG-Zebb
  • Restart Process
Section 4 - ASG-Zebb Special Features
  • Report Writer
  • Condition Code Validation
  • Auto Cause for Rerun
  • Documentation
  • History
  • ASG-Zebb
  • ASG-Zeke Online Security
  • Operator Commands
Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Beginning ASG-Zebb users, scheduling staff, operations staff (however, the Operator Training course is recommended), and experienced users who want a refresher course.
 
Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
Course Description
ASG-Zeke - New Administrator / User Training
Course Content
Module 1 - Introduction to Zeke Enterprise Scheduling
  • Zeke Enterprise scheduling
  • Zeke Database
  • Scheduling Creating Process
  • Event Dispatching Process
  • Zeke Log-in
Module 2 - Zeke Events
  • What is an Event?
  • Event Types
  • Event Master Record (EMR)
  • Event Documentation
Module 3 - Scheduling Criteria
  • Calendars
  • Occurs Clauses
  • Creating the System’s Schedule
  • DaySpan, Zeke Daily Schedule
Module 4 - Dispatching Prerequisites
  • When Clauses
  • Zeke Logical Resource Control
Module 5 - Condition Codes & Variables
  • Condition Code Validation
  • Zeke Variables
Module 6 - Work Center Events
  • Data Substitution
  • Completing Work Events
  • Work Event Summary
  • Functions, Setting Zeke Variables
  • CDATE
Module 7 - Zeke Reports
  • Zeke Report Writer
Module 8 - Security
  • Zeke Online Security
Course Prerequisites
None
Who Should Attend
Beginning ASG-Zeke users, scheduling staff, operations staff (however, the Operator Training course is recommended), and experienced users who want a refresher course.
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description
ASG-Zeke / Zebb - New Operators Training
Course Content
Technical Overview and Operator Training
  • ZEKE Concepts
  • ZEBB Concepts
Module 1 - Zeke Concepts
  • The ZEKE Data Base
  • Schedule Creation Process
  • Event Dispatching Process
  • DaySpan
Module 2 - Zeke Display Control
  • User preferences
  • Schedule View
    • Display field order
    • Sort sequence
    • Date Formatting
Module 3 - Controlling ZEKE through Schedule View
  • View and Modify the Schedule
  • Accessing Schedule View
  • Schedule View Display
  • Event Status/Reason Codes
  • Adding Events to the SQR
  • Resorting view
  • Schedule View Line Commands
  • Displays
    • Why Requirements
    • When Predecessor
    • Path
    • Note
  • Viewing Sysouts
  • Zoom
  • Creating override JCL
  • Logical Resource Display
Module 4 - Command Functions
  • Command Functions
    • Primary Commands
    • Line Commands
  • Zeke Commands
  • ISPF Commands
Module 5 - ZEBB Concepts
  • How Zebb Works
  • Zebb Terminology
  • Zebb Coverage Modes
  • Zebb Restart process
Module 6 - Controlling ZEBB through Schedule View
  • ZEBB Job Restart
  • ZEBB Generational Restart
  • ZEBB Job Detail Display
  • Other ZEBB functions
  • ZEBB Commands
Course Prerequisites
ASG-Zeke - New Administrator / User Training
Who Should Attend
Beginning ASG-Zeke/Zebb operations staff Experienced users who want a refresher course.
Course Length: 1.0 day(s)
Course Description
ASG-Zeke Advance Training
Course Content
  • Module 1:
    • What’s New?   Zeke Enhancements between versions
      • Cumulative Maintenance, Event Reason Codes, New Export / Import Features, Updates to Operator Commands, Separate subtask processing, New Oasis Variable Functions, etc.
      • Install/Maintenance changes, Job Duration Statistics, Alerts and Failures, New EMR fields, Export/Import Updates, New Genopts, New Batch Program Feature for Schedule and Event, New Report Writer Keywords, New Operator Command parms, Tracking External Submitted Jobs, SNMP Traps, Recurring Event limit increase, WLM job class, etc.
  • Module 2:
    •  Logical resources
  • Module 3:
    • ZEKESET
    • Variables
    • CDATE
  • Module 4
    • Work centers
  • Module 5
    • Web Services
  • Module 6:
    • Simulation
  • Module 7:
    •  Import / Export
Course Prerequisites
ASG-Zeke - New Administrator / User Training
Who Should Attend
Course Length: 3.0 day(s)
Course Description
ASG-Zena - New User Training
Course Content
  • Section 1 - ASG-Zena Product Overview
  • Section 2 - Navigational Overview
  • Section 3 - Tasks
  • Section 4 - Process
  • Section 5 - Scheduling
  • Section 6 - Operational Activity
  • Section 7 - Variables
  • Section 8 - Dependencies
  • Section 9 - Logins
Course Prerequisites
Students should have an understanding of operations, scheduling, and the basic concept of applications
Who Should Attend
Beginning ASG-Zena users, scheduling staff, application integration staff, and operations staff experienced users who want a refresher course.

 


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