Tips for Taking the Open SAP BI Platform Course
I want to thank both Henry Banks and James Rapp for this course. In the beginning, I heard it was BI4 elite-like, similar to what we had last year in Vancouver. However this was really geared solely to the BI platform and how to support it, which was a subset of what we had in last year’s BI4 Elite course.
My usual steps for taking a course is taking notes, with screen shots. I thought about posting my notes here on SCN, but then I feared SCN members would think I was spamming the site. If you think I should do this then please post below.
I was joined by 16,606 learners and growing (see above). I haven’t visited the forums as I fortunately didn’t get stuck, experience issues or have questions – I credit this to attending so many webcasts and attending SAP Insider conferences that I was already familiar with some of the material even though I am not a BI admin. I saw Jim Rapp present patching strategies at BI 2013 earlier this year. I also saw Toby Johnston present Wily and Fiddler at BI4 Elite last year.
So while I took diligent notes during the lectures, I am not sure it was enough. I took the final exam this morning and while I won’t share the questions, I will give you a tip to take notes during the demonstrations (something I failed to do).
1) Follow SCN blogs and follow Henry Banks on SCN
2) Take notes during the lectures and demos
3) Download all slides and the recordings at the start of the unit – while I didn’t experience slow times it is helpful to have this information while you take the final exam
This was a relief this morning:
Now to wait until January for the results. If you want face to face education sessions, BI 2014 in March in Orlando has a two tracks below:
- TRACK 11: BI administration and performance »
- TRACK 12: BI implementations, upgrades, and enhancement projects
See this link for a discount.
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