Course Offerings

  • ASG-becubic Administration Training
    Course Length: 2.0 day(s)
    Course Description
    The course covers the ASG-becubic administration tasks. The administrators are trained with the installation, management and maintenance of the becubic repositories and environments.
    Course Content
    Installation
    • Architecture
    • Components and Installation
    • Repository Creation
    Data Collection and Loading
    • Collection Process
    • Source Collectors
    • Data Loading
    Repository Management
    • User Interfaces
    • Administration Functions
    • Configuration and Preferences
    Advanced Features
    Course Prerequisites
    Participants should have an understanding of metadata and enterprise repositories, and knowledge of databases.
    Who Should Attend
    ASG-becubic Administrators
  • ASG-becubic End-User Training
    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
  • ASG-becubic Key-User Training
    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
  • ASG-Cortex-Pdb and ASG-Cortex-Prep for z/OS®
    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
  • ASG-Cortex-Pdb Customization
    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
  • ASG-Cortex-Pdb for Windows
    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
  • ASG-Cortex-Plan for z/OS®
    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
  • ASG-Cypress Administrator Training
    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
  • ASG-Cypress Advanced Report Distribution Training
    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
  • ASG-Cypress Content Processing Facility Training
    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
  • ASG-Cypress Cypress.Web and Thin Client Training
    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
  • ASG-Cypress End-User Training
    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
  • ASG-Cypress Inline Command & Advanced Formatting Training
    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
  • ASG-Cypress Managing Enterprise DocuVaults
    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
  • ASG-Cypress Server Pages Training
    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
  • ASG-Cypress Spruce
    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
  • ASG-DOCU/TEXT
    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.
  • ASG-INFO/X Enterprise
    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.
  • ASG-JCLPREP - Advanced User Workshop
    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
  • ASG-JCLPREP - User Training
    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


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