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I have worked with Serena since 1996 most of that time I have been in support, but also worked in training, consulting, QA and R&D roles within the company, primarily supporting Dimensions CM and SDA as a consequence I am currently working on SDA/CM video/KB Production, certification and field readiness. What do I share in common with Vince Codd, Gavin Esthler and Fidel Castro? A love of progressive rock music. In addition to music, I enjoy cooking, reading books and cycling.

NEW COURSE: Silk Central Essentials (SLK110-19)

NEW COURSE: Silk Central Essentials (SLK110-19)

Micro Focus Education is pleased to announce the release of its newest offering within the ADM portfolio.

·         Developed with Micro Focus ART
·         Self-paced, with tracking and graded exam
·         Interactive software simulations with voice-over and closed captioning
·         Online resources include exercise scenarios, based on a full workflow from requirements through to reporting

For more information go to the Course Outline.
Access the course itself on Education Central.



Course outline

This introductory course provides students with the skills needed to effectively use the Silk Central software product. This course focuses on teaching the concepts and technologies in Silk Central and the tasks performed by end users. This course covers the following areas: Requirements, Tests, Execution Management, Execution Plans, Test Tracking, Issue Management, Reports, Manual Testing, Projects.

For more information go to the Course Outline.

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Coming Soon: Silk Central advanced configuration and administration

Coming Soon: Silk Central advanced configuration and administration

 

Course Description

To provide advanced and administrative concepts and skills for Silk Central.

 

Audience/Job Roles

This course is for those persons who will administer configure and use Silk Central.

 

Course Objectives

This course provides the concepts and skills needed to:

 

·        Perform and understand Instance Administration, System Administration and Project Administration

·         Understand the access management concepts at a project and cross project level

·         Perform project setup and configuration

·         Create and understand baselines, custom attributes and filters

·         Understand how Issue Management workflows can be configured

·         Describe an overview of the different 3rd party integration categories available

·         Perform an integration with Git and Jenkins

·         Describe the various reporting mechanisms available

·         Describe report template, subscriptions and configure the Dashboard panel

 

 

 

Features

·                 Developed with Micro Focus ART

·                 Self-paced, with tracking and graded exam

·                 Interactive software simulations with voice-over and closed captioning

·                 Online resources include exercise scenarios, based on a a full workflow from requirements through to reporting

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COMING SOON: Silk Central Essentials

COMING SOON: Silk Central Essentials

Course Description

To provide foundational knowledge and skills for Silk Central.

 

Audience/Job Roles

This course is for those persons who will configure and use Silk Central.

 

Course Objectives

This course provides the concepts and skills needed to:

 

·         Understand Silk Central overview

·         Understand requirements and how to create them

·         Describe how to create and manage tests

·         Create and understand execution plans

·         Understand how manual tests can be created

·         Create and implement a manual test

·         Use Issue Manager and how it is used for creating and tracking test issues

·         Understand mechanisms for tracking and reporting

·         Perform basic system administration

 

 

 

 

Features

 

·         Developed with Micro Focus ART

·         Self-paced, with tracking and graded exam

·         Interactive software simulations with voice-over and closed captioning

·         Online resources include exercise scenarios, based on a a full workflow from requirements through to reporting

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New Course: Dimensions CM 14.5 Essentials

New Course: Dimensions CM 14.5 Essentials

 

Micro Focus Education Services

 

 

 

 

May 1, 2019

New Course Announcement:

 

DCM240 – DCM 14.5 Essentials

 

Micro Focus Education is pleased to announce the release of its newest offering within the ADM portfolio.

·         Developed with Micro Focus ART

·         Self-paced, with tracking and graded exam

·         Interactive software simulations with voice-over and closed captioning

·         Online resources include exercise scenarios and process app workflows

·          For more information access the Course outline or register HERE

 

 

Training Type:

Digital Learning

Duration:

3 hours

Audience:

This course is recommended for Dimensions CM (DCM) users and administrators.

Description:

This course provides the concepts and skills to work with major new themes and functions in DCM 14.5, Topic Streams, Shelves, Pulse Agents. It includes standard workflows descriptions and best practice. This course covers the following areas: Topic Streams, Pull Requests, Rebasing, Rehoming, Code Reviews, Peer Reviews, Basic and Advanced workflows, Pulse Agents, Agent Capabilities, Agent variables.

Learning Path:

Dimensions CM offers a comprehensive and integrated platform to manage, change, versions, builds, deployment, process for both waterfall and agile development methodologies.

  • DCM 100 ‒ DCM Essentials
  • DCM 120 – DCM Admin Essentials
  • DCM 200 ‒ Dimensions CM for Developers
  • DCM 240 ‒ Dimensions CM 14.5 Essentials
  • DCM 300 – Dimensions CM for Administrators
  • DCM 320 -  DCM advanced administration and configuration

Registration URL:

https://inter.viewcentral.com/events/cust/catalog.aspx?cid=microfocus&event_id=1894&pid=1

 

DCM240 – Modules and Learning Objectives

Modules

Objectives

Module 1: Basic Topic Streams

·         Describe Topic Streams

·         Understand Pull Requests

·         Know what a rebase of a stream accomplishes

·         Know what a rehoming of a work area accomplishes

·         Follow a basic topic stream workflow

Module 2: Advanced Topic Streams and shelving

·         Describe Shelves

·         Consider use cases for shelves

·         Understand code reviews

·         Describe how pull requests implement code reviews

·         Understand how topic streams and shelving work together

·         Explain conflicting and non-conflicting merge strategies

·         Follow an advanced topic stream and shelving workflow

Module 3: Pulse Agents

·         Describe Pulse Agents

·         Install a Pulse agent

·         Connect the agent to the server

·         Describe capabilities and how they can be used with Agents and Chains

·         Describe variables and how they can be used with Agents and Chains

·         Configure a Chain to run on a specific Pulse agent

·         Execute the Chain on a Pulse agent

 

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DA New Feature: Property Picker

DA New Feature: Property Picker

 

The following blog post describes a simple but highly effective enhancement that has been introduced in Deployment Automation 6.2.1.

 

The new Property Picker feature now available in Deployment Automation 6.2.1.

This simple enhancement brings 2 benefits

1.      Reduces errors caused by mis-typing a property value

2.      Gives an overview of the properties currently available

 

The attached document describes an overview of this new feature and demonstrates:

 

o   Using the Property Picker within the Process Designer

o   Using the Property Picker when defining a new Property

o   Configuring the Property Picker behaviour

 

 

See the attached document for more information and also the KBTV Video for a visual explanation of the functionality.

 

 

 

 

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NEW COURSE: 3166 – ZENWORKS 2017 MOBILE MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION

NEW COURSE: 3166 – ZENWORKS 2017 MOBILE MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION

This course provides instruction on how to set up ZENworks Mobile Management for enrolling and managing corporate mobile devices in your ZENworks zone.

Further Information: https://www.microfocus.com/ondemand/courses/zenworks-2017-mobile-management-administration-3166/

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New Course: Silk Test Workbench Essentials (SLK430)

New Course: Silk Test Workbench Essentials (SLK430)

 

Featuring a brand-new Instructor Led Training Course aimed at testers who wish to harness the power of the Silk Test Workbench Client.

 

The following modules are covered:

 

·         Module 1: Course introduction

·         Module 2: Introduction to Silk Test Workbench

·         Module 3: Creating a Silk Test Workbench project

·         Module 4: Configure Project, manage Project Assets & record Visual Test

·         Module 5: Test playback 

·         Module 6: Object recognition

·         Module 7: Adding verification

·         Module 8: Play back tests and analyze results

·         Module 9: Testing Web applications on mobile browsers

·         Module 10: Example: Cross-browser testing

·         Module 11: Wrap-up Exercises and wrap-up Assessment

 

See more information on the Course and the Course Outline for more information.

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Using Araxis Merge in a simple parallel development scenario

Using Araxis Merge in a simple parallel development scenario

The following document describes the steps used that cover a standard parallel development scenario across two streams.

 

 

The attached document describes a practical 6 step scenario working on both the mainline and patch development and how Araxis Merge can be used to help assist the merge conflicts.

 

Step 1: Main Line Development (Version 1.0)   
Step 2: Work on a Branch Patch Release (Version 1.1)   
Step 3: Make a patch modification (Version 1.1)   
Step 4: Main Line Development (Version 2.0)   
Step 5: Merge the branch modifications into the mainline   
Step 6: Review the merge   

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COMING SOON: Silk Test Workbench Essentials (SLK430)

COMING SOON: Silk Test Workbench Essentials (SLK430)

This new 1-day course has been developed as a fully-fledged Instructor Led Training course (ILT). The course includes progressive learning modules, including a hands-on lab experience to accelerate learning.

As well as developing a fully featured test scenario, learning is further enhanced and re-enforced through participation in a fully featured and expanded wrap up lab exercise and assessment.

Lab exercises are systematically themed, providing fully annotated instruction. Each module allows the student to build out live test scenarios that harness the major technologies employed in automated functional testing offered by Silk Test Work Bench using user friendly interfaces, designed to get your team building smooth, efficient automated tests, without the need for in-depth scripting knowledge.

For more information on the course, see the following course outline.

 

The following modules are covered:

• Module 1: Course introduction
• Module 2: Introduction to Silk Test Workbench
• Module 3: Creating a Silk Test Workbench project
• Module 4: Managing Application Configurations
• Module 5: Recording a test 
• Module 6: Object recognition
• Module 7: Adding verification
• Module 8: Play back tests and analyze results
• Module 9: Testing Web applications on mobile browsers
• Module 10: Example: Cross-browser testing
• Module 11: Wrap-up Exercises
• Wrap-up Assessment

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New Course: Silk4J Scripting Essentials (SLK420)

New Course: Silk4J Scripting Essentials (SLK420)

Featuring a brand-new Instructor Led Training Course aimed for developers who wish to harness the power of Java in Eclipse, using the Silk4J plugin.

The following modules are covered:

• Module 1: Course introduction
• Module 2: Introduction to Silk4J
• Module 3: Creating a Silk4J project
• Module 4: Managing Application Configurations
• Module 5: Recording a test 
• Module 6: Object recognition
• Module 7: Adding verification
• Module 8: Play back tests and analyze results
• Module 9: Testing Web applications on mobile browsers
• Module 10: Example: Cross-browser testing
• Module 11: Wrap-up Exercises
• Wrap-up Assessment

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COMING SOON: SILK4J Scripting Essentials (SLK420)

COMING SOON: SILK4J Scripting Essentials (SLK420)

This new 1-day course has been developed as a fully-fledged Instructor Led Training course (ILT). The course includes progressive learning modules, including a hands-on lab experience to accelerate learning.

As well as developing a fully featured test scenario, learning is further enhanced and re-enforced through participation in a fully featured and expanded wrap up lab exercise and assessment.

Lab exercises are systematically themed, providing fully annotated instruction. Each module allows the student to build out live test scenarios that harness the major technologies employed in automated functional testing offered by Silk Test leveraged with the programming power of Java using the Eclipse IDE.

For more information on the course, see the following course outline.

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New Course: Silk4Net C# Scripting Essentials (SLK410)

New Course: Silk4Net C# Scripting Essentials (SLK410)

Featuring a brand new Instructor Led Training Course aimed for developers who wish to harness the power of Visual Studio (C#), using the Silk4Net plugin.

 

The following modules are covered:

 

• Module 1: Course introduction
• Module 2: Introduction to Silk4NET
• Module 3: Creating a Silk4NET project
• Module 4: Managing Application Configurations
• Module 5: Recording a test 
• Module 6: Object recognition
• Module 7: Adding verification
• Module 8: Play back tests and analyze results
• Module 9: Testing Web applications on mobile browsers
• Module 10: Example: Cross-browser testing
• Module 11: Wrap-up Exercises
• Wrap-up Assessment

 

See more information on the Course and the Course Outline for more information.

 

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New Course: Silk4Net Scripting Essentials (SLK400)

New Course: Silk4Net Scripting Essentials (SLK400)

Featuring a brand new Instructor Led Training Course aimed for developers who wish to harness the power of both Test Director and Visual Studio (VB.net), using the Silk4Net plugin.

The following modules are covered:

• Module 1: Course introduction
• Module 2: Introduction to Silk4NET
• Module 3: Creating a Silk4NET project
• Module 4: Managing Application Configurations
• Module 5: Recording a test 
• Module 6: Object recognition
• Module 7: Adding verification
• Module 8: Play back tests and analyze results
• Module 9: Testing Web applications on mobile browsers
• Module 10: Example: Cross-browser testing
• Module 11: Wrap-up Exercises
• Wrap-up Assessment

See more information on the Course and the Course Outline for more information.

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COMING SOON: Silk4Net Scripting Essentials

COMING SOON: Silk4Net Scripting Essentials

Coming soon, a new fully featured course for Silk Test.

 

This new 1-day course has been developed as a fully-fledged Instructor Led Training course (ILT). The course includes progressive learning modules, including a hands-on lab experience to accelerate learning.

As well as developing a fully featured test scenario, learning is further enhanced and re-enforced through participation in a fully featured and expanded wrap up lab exercise and assessment.

Lab exercises are systematically themed, providing fully annotated instruction. Each module allows the student to build out live test scenarios that harness the major technologies employed in automated functional testing offered by Silk Test.

 

 

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UPDATED COURSE: 200 DA FOR RELEASE ENGINEERS

UPDATED COURSE: 200 DA FOR RELEASE ENGINEERS

Following the release of DA 6.2, 200 DA for Release Engineers  has been updated.

This course update contains the following additions and benefits:

 

  • New 6.2 features covered:
    • UI updates including Process Designer

    • Deployment Packages

  • End of module quiz assessments added:

    • Re-inforce learning

    • Provide additional group interaction

  • Additional lab exercise content covering:

    • Fail and Debug scenario  added

    • Improved UI navigation to harness UI improvements

    • Added Application Gates informationally and as a practical exercise

    • Added Pipelines informationally and as a practical exercise

    • Improved diagnostic checks

    • Limited step repeat scenarios – allow complex exercises to be completed more efficiently

    • Introduced systematic 15 point method for a new and fully functioning DA Application creation module

    • Deployment technology update including DA and CM Deployment comparison

       

  • Exercise improvements: more real life role-play work scenarios, simplified procedures

  • Content improvements: reformatting, improved layout and additional visual aids to understanding.

     


More information on the DA200 course can be found in the Course Outline.


More information on DA courses can be found in the:  Courseware Catalogue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DA 6.2: Evaluation Tutorial - Deployment Packages

DA 6.2: Evaluation Tutorial - Deployment Packages

A new feature in Deployment Automation 6.2. Deployment Packages allow you to orchestrate a series of Application or Component Deployments within a single Deployment Package process.

 

The attached Evaluation Guide allows you to create a deployment package from scratch using some simple JSON Applications.

 

Step 1: Create the first application 
Step 2: Create the second application 
Step 3: Create a Deployment Package 
Step 4: Test and run the Deployment Package

 

See the Evaluation Guide for more details.

 

Please check out the related video.

 

 

 

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New On-Demand Course 3165: ZENworks 2017 Architect Academy:

New On-Demand  Course 3165: ZENworks 2017 Architect Academy:

Overview

 

In this course, you learn about the tasks required to evaluate a customer’s network environment, design a ZENworks solution, and then configure the initial ZENworks production implementation. You are provided videos, documents, and other resources to help you through the learning process. In addition, you are provided tools to complete your ZENworks Architect design tasks.

 

 

 

 

 

Modules included

 

The course currently includes the following key phases in completing the overall task of architecting and rolling out a ZENworks implementation:

 

 

 

  • Phase 1: Design the ZENworks System

    • Describe the ZENworks System

    • Access the Environment

    • Design the ZENworks System

    • Create the Strategies

    • Document the Design

  • Phase 2: Prepare the ZCM Environment

    • Create the Project Documentation

    • Prepare the Network Infrastructure

    • Configure the Network Environment

    • Acquire the Media and Certificates

    • Set Up the Appliance Environment

  • Phase 3: Install the Zenworks System

    • Install the Primary Servers

    • Implement the Satellite Servers

  • Phase 4: Update the ZENworks System

    • Plan the Zenworks Update Rollout

    • Deploy the Update

    • Perform Post Update Tasks

  • Phase 5: Upgrade the ZENworks System

    • Plan the ZENworks Upgrade Rollout

    • Deploy the Upgrade

    • Perform Post Upgrade Tasks

 

 

For more information and insights on the course, you can view it in On-demand by going to:

https://www.microfocus.com/ondemand/courses/zenworks-2017-architect-academy-3165/

 

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UPDATED COURSE: 300 DIMENSIONS CM FOR ADMINISTRATORS

UPDATED COURSE: 300 DIMENSIONS CM FOR ADMINISTRATORS

 

Following the release of Dimensions CM 14.4, 300 Dimensions CM for Administrators has been updated.

 

 

 

This course update contains the following additions and benefits:

 

 

 

  • 14.4 features covered
    • Undo deliver
    • Pulse chains
    • Desktop Client driven Pulse Peer Review
    • PostgreSQL support
    • High-lighted product enhancements within the exercise and demo narrative
    • Pulse UI improvements and workflow
  • Focus on best practice scenarios:
    • CM: agile elements such as: streams, branch strategy and optimistic locking.
    • Deployment: Deployment Automation benefits over legacy deployment
    • Merging: Copy, Modify Merge and Araxis Merge Tool
  • Deployment technology update including DA and CM Deployment comparison
  • Exercise improvements: more real life role-play work scenarios, simplified procedures, added more verification steps
  • New separate module added: wrap up exercises now comes as a separate student only module
  • Content improvements: reformatting, improved layout and additional visual aids to understanding.
  • Naming conventions more real-world in addition scenarios and role play are more meaningful
  • Exercises have been expanded to include more verification steps to reinforce learning
  • Learning environment improvements: New updated server platform utilizing out of the box PostgreSQL database and DA Deployment Server with out of the box Pulse Experts.

 

 

 

More information can be found in the online Courseware Catalogue

 

 

 

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NEW On Demand Course: Micro Focus Retain for Exchange

NEW On Demand Course: Micro Focus Retain for Exchange

Overview

 

Micro Focus Retain for Exchange provides unified archiving of all your Exchange email communications with access by end users and administrators directly through Retain's Web Access Archive Viewer. In this course, you are introduced to Retain administrative tasks such as Retain installation and configuration, installing the Reporting and Monitoring Server, and using Retain tagging rules.

 

Modules included

Installation and Basic Setup
Exchange Configuration
Exchange Module Configuration
Reporting and Monitoring
Tagging
Job Setup
Installation Outlook Plugin
Publisher
Import PST Archives
End-user Interface
Deletion Management

 

For more information: https://www.serenacentral.com/blogs/entry/new-on-demand-course-micro-focus-retain-for-exchange

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NEW On-Demand COURSE: NetIQ Identity Governance 3 Administration

NEW On-Demand COURSE: NetIQ Identity Governance 3 Administration

Overview

 

This course teaches you how to install and configure Identity Governance, and how to collect Identity and permissions from various applications and resources. NetIQ Identity Governance (previously named NetIQ Access Review) enables administrators and managers to certify collected information and ensure that users have only the level of access that they need to do their jobs.                       

Course Description

 

Identity Governance is a comprehensive identity governance solution that provides a business-friendly interface built on a common governance model that spans all of your business processes relating to identity, access and certification. Demonstrate compliance and be confident your access re-certification campaigns are done right using Identity Governance.

This course teaches you how to install and configure Identity Governance, and how to collect Identity and permissions from various applications and resources. NetIQ Identity Governance (previously named NetIQ Access Review) enables administrators and managers to certify collected information and ensure that users have only the level of access that they need to do their jobs.

The following objectives are covered in this course:

  • Installing Identity Governance
  • Collecting Identity Governance Data
  • Building Identity Governance Reviews 
  • Implementing Technical Roles
  • Using Identity Governance Policy
  • Integrating Identity Reporting

 

Course Modules

  • Installation and Basic Setup
  • Exchange Configuration
  • Exchange Module Configuration
  • Reporting and Monitoring
  • Tagging
  • Job Setup
  • Installation Outlook Plugin
  • Publisher
  • Import PST Archives
  • End-user Interface
  • Deletion Management

 

More information can be found at: https://www.microfocus.com/ondemand/courses/netiq-identity-governance-3-administration-3181/

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