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The Key Benefits of SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Solutions – SBO BI Curriculum and Certification

*** The following was written in collaboration with Antonio Soto – SAP Education Platinum SAP BusinessObjects Instructor from North America. ***

 

In times of economic uncertainty, the SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) solutions curriculum can help you: obtain clarity and insight into your data to make effective data centric business decisions, empower business users by providing them trusted information that will help them win in this economy, maintain operational sustainability and financial growth through improved streamlining of operations, and reduce BI TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). SAP Business Objects BI solutions allow users to access, format, analyze, navigate, and share information across the organization. This curriculum comprises reporting, query and analysis, dashboards and visualization, and the BI platform – including search capabilities.

 

With SAP Business Objects business intelligence (BI) solutions, you have at your disposal industry leading and historically proven BI user friendly applications that help you manage your Enterprise Reporting requirements. Whether your requirements are report formatting, ad-hoc query and analysis on relational or multi-dimensional data sources, or data visualizations and KPIs (Key Point Indicators), SAP Business Objects BI solutions provides a single BI platform that enables your business users to make effective data centric business decisions.

 

  • Information Clarity and Insight – Empower your business users by providing them the ability to easily create ad-hoc queries and manage powerful data analysis to obtain deeper business insight regardless of your database platform complexity.
  • Reduce TCO – SAP Business Objects BI solutions reduces BI TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) by providing a single, integrated, scalable, highly available, business intelligence enterprise platform with an award winning service oriented architecture (SOA).
  • Effectively Streamline Business Intelligence Operations – Implementing SAP Business Objects BI solutions better streamlines your business intelligence operations by improving the business user information request process.   Your IT department should spend less time intercepting and interpreting information request.  Allow your users to define information requirements, create queries, analyze and share information with less reliance on IT.
  • Maintain Long Term Operational Sustainability and Financial Growth–SAP Business Objects provides a framework of data extraction and analysis that helps business leaders make data centric managerial decisions that will help improve the bottom line and maintain operational stability and efficiency over the long term.

 

SAP Education offers a series of BI courses in the areas of Enterprise Administration, Reporting, Ad-hoc Query and Analysis and Dashboards\Visualizations:

 

CRYSTAL REPORTS

 

BOC310 – Crystal Reports 2008 Report Design I: Fundamentals of Report Design

Crystal Reports 2008® is a powerful, dynamic, actionable reporting solution that helps you design, explore, visualize, and deliver reports via the web or embedded in enterprise applications. This two-day instructor-led course is designed to give you comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge to plan and create reports that will help you analyze and interpret information.

 

BOC320 – Crystal Reports 2008 Report Design II: Business Reporting Solutions

This 2 day course will help you increase your understanding of formulas, variables, arrays, templates, parameters, summaries, and sections. This course will also help you make more effective report design decisions and create more efficient reports.

 

BOC330 – Crystal Reports 2008 Report Design III: Report Processing Strategies

This 1 day course will help you find an increased understanding of report processing, formulas, custom functions and sub-reports will help you make more effective report design decisions and create more efficient reports.

 

View the entire Crystal Reports 2008 curriculum map here.

 

WEB INTELLIGENCE

 

BOW310 – SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence XI 3.0/3.1: Report Design

This two-day instructor-led course is designed to give you the comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge needed to access, analyze and share data using BusinessObjects™ InfoView™ and BusinessObjects™ Web Intelligence™.

 

BOW320 – SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence XI 3.0/3.1: Advanced Report Design

This one-day instructor-led classroom course is designed to give you the comprehensive skills needed to apply alternative query and reporting techniques when creating complex Web Intelligence documents. After completing this course, you will be able to create combined queries and use sub-queries. You will also be able to use character and date string functions, create variables using “If” logic, redefine calculation contexts, and create hyperlinks in your documents using Web Intelligence dialog boxes.

 

View the entire Web Intelligence XI 3.0/3.1 curriculum map here.

 

UNIVERSE DESIGN

 

BOU310 – SAP BusinessObjects Universe Designer XI 3.0/3.1: Universe Design

This core three-day instructor-led course is designed to give you the comprehensive skills needed to design, build and maintain Business Objects universes. You should attend this course to understand universe design concepts and terminology, as well as the role of universes in relation to BusinessObjects reporting tools.

 

BOU320 – SAP BusinessObjects Universe Designer XI 3.0/3.1: Advanced Universe Design  

This two-day instructor-led advanced course is designed to give you the comprehensive skills and in-depth knowledge needed to design universes in BusinessObjects™ Universe Designer. The business benefit of this course is that you will learn best- practice methodology for creating universes that respond to your reporting requirements. Through well-designed universes, report designers and business users will be able to create reports without having to know anything about the underlying data source or structure.

 

View the entire Universe Designer XI 3.0/3.1 curriculum map here.

 

XCELSIUS 2008

 

BOX310 – SAP BusinessObjects Xcelsius 2008 Enterprise: Core and Connectivity

This three-day instructor-led course is designed to provide you with an understanding of how to create interactive visualizations based on Microsoft Excel workbooks using BusinessObjects™ Xcelsius Enterprise 2008. A series of interactive content, demonstrations, examples and review quizzes will help you better understand how to use Xcelsius. The business benefit of this course is that users with data in Microsoft Excel workbooks will be able to quickly create visualizations and dashboards with minimal effort.

 

View the entire Xcelsius 2008 curriculum map here.

 

SAP BUSINESSOBJECTS ENTERPRISE ADMINISTRATION

 

BOE310 – SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.0/3.1: Administration and Security

This two-day instructor-led course explains how to perform the tasks in the Central Management Console (CMC) and manage object oriented security model. These tasks involve supporting BusinessObjects TM Enterprise users and groups so they can access corporate data through the web portal in BusinessObjects Enterprise.

 

BOE320 – SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.0/3.1: Administering Servers – Windows

This three-day instructor-led course explains and demonstrates what each server component in BusinessObjects Enterprise does and how it is configured. You will configure each component and learn how information flows from server to server for system processes such as logging on to the system, scheduling reports, and viewing reports.

 

BOE330 – SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.0/3.1: Designing and Deploying a Solution

This four-day instructor-led course teaches system administrators the skills and knowledge required to design and deploy a BusinessObjects Enterprise system.  In this course, students will learn how to analyze and identify customer requirements in order to design a BusinessObjects Enterprise solution using the concepts of High Availability, Scalability, Sizing, Disaster Recovery and Lifecycle Management.

 

View the entire Enterprise XI 3.0/3.1 curriculum map here.

 

SAP BUSINESS OBJECTS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

 

Get certified in one of the hottest IT industries today!  SAP Education partners with Pearson VUE to deliver SAP BusinessObjects certification exams.

 

SAP Certified Application Associate – Crystal Reports 2008

 

Booking Code C_BOCR_08:  The certification test “SAP Certified Application Associate – Crystal Reports 2008” verifies proven skills and fundamental knowledge in using SAP BusinessObjectsCrystal Reports 2008 to create and maintain reports that will help them analyze and interpret important information. This exam will measure your knowledge of Crystal Reports 2008 starting at creating a report with basic formulas through to managing and creating specialized reports. It will also cover tasks around planning and creating reports to help analyze and interpret important information through to setting up, configuring and maintaining data connections for reports.

 

SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence XI 3.x

 

Booking Code C_BOWI_30:  The certification test “SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence XI 3.x” verifies proven skills and fundamental knowledge in using SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence XI 3.x to create and maintain queries and reports that will help you analyze and interpret important information. This exam will measure your knowledge of BusinessObjects Web Intelligence XI 3.0, from building queries and designing reports to analyzing data and sharing documents. It also will test your skills from advanced reporting and formatting to calculation contexts, universe contexts, data tracking and security related issues that affect BusinessObjects Web Intelligence XI 3.0 solutions in BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.0.

 

SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.x

 

Booking Code C_BOE_30: The certification test “SAP Certified Application Associate – SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.x” verifies proven skills and fundamental knowledge in designing, deploying and running SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.x. This exam will measure your knowledge of BusinessObjects Enterprise XI starting with the tasks involved in supporting BusinessObjects Enterprise XI users and groups so they can access corporate data through BusinessObjects Enterprise’s web portal. It will test your skills in configuring and managing servers in a BusinessObjects Enterprise XI deployment, as well as in designing and deploying a BusinessObjects Enterprise XI system.

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      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas
      At an ASUG webcast this past week, an attendee asked if there were plans to expand the curriculum for SAP Integration courses on BusinessObjects.

      There was also a question about if there was a certification for Xcelsius.

      Can you assist?

      Thanks,
      Tammy

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      1. Are there were plans to expand the curriculum for SAP Integration courses on BusinessObjects?   If yes, should we add an addendum to the posting or create a second posting?

      The only courses currently available for Business Objects XI 3.x Integration Solutions for SAP are SAPBO (2 day Overview) and BO100 (5 day in depth).  There is no plan to make extensions to these courses.  The plan is to update them with relevant information about new functionality such as BICS for Xcelisus. The grand majority of the concentration in terms of extension of the integration is in the new SBO release where new courseware will be developed around tighter integration with SAP and SAP Business Objects 4.0.

      2. Is or will there be a certification for Xcelsius?

      There is currently no certification for Xcelsius.  There is no immediate plan for it.