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New openSAP course! “BI 4 Platform Innovation and Implementation” – Register today for Free!

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Dear BI Community,

 

I’m really pleased to announce that BI 4 has arrived on the openSAP platform!

Whether you’re an experienced Administrator preparing your project for a new implementation, or simply interested in BI best-practices – this course will help you prepare for a successful deployment.

“BI 4 Platform Innovation and Implementation” is the latest openSAP course starting November 11th.

During this course, participants will have the opportunity to practice hands-on exercises in their own Amazon cloud-based BI4.1 SP01 system.

This course will focus on the skills required to successfully install, configure, upgrade, and optimize the SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence (BI) platform.

James Rapp and I cover the following topics during the training:

  • Week 1: Introduction, Architecture & Sizing
  • Week 2: Installation, Upgrade & Promotion
  • Week 3: Troubleshooting & Authentication
  • Week 4: Performance Optimization
  • Week 5: Final Exam

openSAP is based on the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) format which consists of weekly video lectures, weekly assignments, discussion forums and a final exam.

Why not sign-up for the latest openSAP course “BI 4 Platform Innovation and Implementation” today, and put your knowledge to work instantly! 

Here’s the registraton link https://open.sap.com/course/bifour1

I’m looking forward to seeing you there! 🙂

Regards,

H

p.s.  *a little background information*   

The first openSAP course concentrated on SAP HANA development. We saw almost 10 000 participants successfully complete the course and receiving a graded record of achievement!

Feedback from participants has proven that the openSAP format works by enabling rapid up-skilling, cross-collaboration between students, and learning real ‘under the hood’ topics.

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      Author's profile photo Manikandan Elumalai
      Manikandan Elumalai

      Thanks for this Henry. This will really help our BO developers and consultants to get cross trained in Administration Area. All the best for you both.

      Author's profile photo Shkelzen Hasanaj
      Shkelzen Hasanaj

      Looking forward to this course. 🙂

      Sir, you say:

      During this course, participants will have the opportunity to practice hands-on exercises in their own Amazon cloud-based BI4.1 SP01 system.

      Could you please explain if there is any prerequisite regarding the needed system to practice.

      Thanks,

      Shkelzen

      Author's profile photo Henry Banks
      Henry Banks
      Blog Post Author

      i updated the registration link, info about the system access is provided there

      https://open.sap.com/course/bifour1

      Author's profile photo James Rapp
      James Rapp

      Hi Shkelzen,

      A cloud system pre-configured for the exercises will be available to rent for the duration of the course.  The intent is for the system to be extremely affordable to use.  Additionally, the exercises are optional, so for those that decide not to rent a system you can still successfully complete the course.

      Author's profile photo Shkelzen Hasanaj
      Shkelzen Hasanaj

      Henry and James,

      Thank you for the info.

      Regards,

      Shkelzen

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I have the same query as raised by Shkelzen. Are there any pre-requisites.

      How do we register?

      Author's profile photo Henry Banks
      Henry Banks
      Blog Post Author

      here's registration link https://open.sap.com/course/bifour1

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      What might be the cost of renting?

      Author's profile photo James Rapp
      James Rapp

      Hello Jahawar,

      We are finalizing the pricing model now and should have those details in the next week or so.  Again, please don't let it dissuade you from enrolling in the course, as the exercises are optional.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Can the exercises be practiced on a a 4.0 environment instead of 4.1 environment?

      Author's profile photo Henry Banks
      Henry Banks
      Blog Post Author

      for the most part Yes (where new features aren't being leveraged).

      however, you may not have the structures (universes etc) that are being used in the exercises. 

      There's nothing stopping you from simply 'having a go' on an equivalent system and just trying to follow the essential concepts.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      James,

      Any update on pricing?  Our entire group is registered for the course. Thanks

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I thought it was free...wasnt it?..SAP gives for free..But Amazon cloud charges...for usage....

      Author's profile photo Henry Banks
      Henry Banks
      Blog Post Author

      I asking the project team to update me on this . will rsvp soon

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Any update Henry?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Looking forward to this... have been waiting for this for quite a long time...

      Author's profile photo Mark Richardson
      Mark Richardson

      Excellent new initiative for SAP Education...!

      I am signed-up and have shared the link to my ASUG Colleagues and Clients via Social Media, etc.

      Looking forward to it.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Simply great!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Excellent initiative.. Thank you James and Henry.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Please guide me to get a Amazon cloud-based BI4.1 SP01 system for hands on.

      Author's profile photo Patrick Perrier
      Patrick Perrier

      Thanks Henry, myself and few colleagues (amongst the other 12,000) will be there!  And nice to meet you earlier this week!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Is this a "watch on your time" type of class or is there a specified time you must attend for sessions?

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Every week, Units will be posted online. You can login anytime and compete the units and self test.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thanks Henry, Being a basis consultant, I don't have much idea about BI functional side. Hope this course will help me on that.

      Author's profile photo Henry Banks
      Henry Banks
      Blog Post Author

      Hi, whilst it does discuss some 'new features' and mentions functionalities of some of applications, (as the course name indicates) this enablement is infact a 'deployment best practice' - so basis effectively!

      Author's profile photo Harshil Joshi
      Harshil Joshi

      Hello Henry,

      I just want to know that, those who have successfully completed this course have received Record of Achievement(RoA). May I ask (with respect) what is the value of this RoA in industry ? Can we compare it with SAP Certification or not ? It is worth to get SAP Certification or open SAP Certification? Those who got this certificate can tell that they are SAP Certified ? or use to word openSAP certified ?