extra technology_ education

ETTRAES001 - AutoSys r11.3.6 User Course

Course Duration

2 days

Course Description

This two day course is designed to introduce you to CA Workload Automation AE - also known as AutoSys. Using the latest software versions, you'll get to understand the fundamentals of how AutoSys works and many of the powerful features available to you to automate your workloads. Good design practices are covered, with opportunities for hands on practice in a safe AutoSys environment.

Intended Audience

This course appeals to both brand new AutoSys users and those looking to expand their existing knowledge.

Key Skills

After completing this course you will be able to define, run and test your own AutoSys jobs. You will also have a solid understanding of some of the most useful features of AutoSys.

Course Outline

  1. Overview
    • Why Automate? Why AutoSys?
    • Acronyms and Terms
    • How It Works
    • Versions, Platforms, Components, Diagrams
  2. Jobs Part 1
    • What Is A Job?
    • Different Job Types - Overview
    • Command Jobs -Overview
    • File Watcher Jobs - Overview
    • Monitoring Jobs - Overview
    • Box Jobs - Overview
  3. Interfaces
    • The Command Line
    • The GUI
  4. Jobs Part 2
    • JIL - An Introduction
    • Basic Job Definition Structure
    • Defining, Running and Checking Your First Job
    • Adding Some Job Parameters
    • Dependencies
    • Job Statuses
    • ON HOLD, ON ICE, ON NOEXEC
    • All About Boxes
    • ALARMS
    • Exit Codes
  5. Calendars
    • Standard Calendars
    • Custom Calendars
    • Cycles Calendars
    • Holiday Calendars
    • Creating a Calendar
  6. Global Variables
    • What Are Global Variables?
    • The Power of Global Variables
    • Set and Un Set Global Variables
  7. Machine Definitions
    • Defining an Agent
    • Virtual Machines
    • Load Balancing
  8. Resources
    • Resource Types - Overview
    • Global versus Machine Resources
    • Resource Examples
  9. Putting It All Together
    • Designing A Job Stream
    • Defining A Job Stream
    • Testing A Job Stream

Course Pre Requisites

Previous knowledge of AutoSys or a similar tool is advantageous but not essential.

Daniel Chidgey

Daniel Chidgey

Course Instructor

Daniel is a CA Certified AutoSys Subject Matter Expert. He has specialised in CA Workload Automation consultancy since 2009, regularly representing CA Technologies as a Senior Services Consultant and Education Instructor. A regular guest speaker at the UK AutoSys User Groups since 2012, Dan has presented on varied topics including AutoSys Upgrade Strategies, Managing Service Level Agreements and Software Development Lifecycle Management. Dan has in-depth knowledge of AutoSys r11.0, r11.3, r11.3.5 and r11.3.6 and is a committed contributor to CA's AutoSys, WCC, EEM and iDash Beta programmes. Dan is responsible for co-writing Extra Technology's Education Courses. He also produces and scripts Extra Technology’s ‘How To’ videos.

Antony Askew

Antony Askew

Course Instructor

Antony is a CA Certified AutoSys r11.3 expert, a member of the CA Workload Automation Steering Panel, Chairman of the UK AutoSys User Group and Session Speaker at CA World 2012.

Antony managed CA's EMEA support-desk for AutoSys, managed the AutoSys estates of a number of Global Financial Services companies before joining Extra Technology as CA Practice Manager.

Bhupinder Janjuha

Bhupinder Janjuha

Course Instructor

Bhupinder Janjuha is a CA Certified AutoSys r11.3 expert. Bhupinder managed The EMEA support-desk for AutoSys vendor (before CA) Platinum Technology and was a key member of the team that sold AutoSys throughout Europe during the mid to late 90s.

Bhups later worked as an AutoSys SME / Architect for many of the world's most prestigious AutoSys customers, before co-founding Extra Technology in 2007.

Bhupinder regularly represents CA Technologies as an AutoSys SME, Architect and Educator.

Our Latest Blog Posts

  • Automation Anywhere – the Death of Copy and Paste?

  • Trump Visa Clamp-down and Brexit – good news for RPA?

  • CA Technologies & Automic – an Extra Technology Perspective

  • What customers really want… vendor imperatives for the Application Economy

  • Extra Technology Webinar - CA Workload Automation iDash Speedcast

  • The New CA Workload Automation DE/dSeries Web Interface – a blog by Daniel Chidgey

  • Extra Technology’s Guide to the Top 11 Mistakes made using Workload Automation

  • Migrating CA Technologies customers from Terma Software JAWS™ (JAWS) to CA Workload Automation iDash (CA iDash)

  • Extra Technology confirms the general availability of CA Workload Automation iDash R12

  • A 10 Step Methodology for Successful Workload Automation Conversion

  • Release Automation – The Customer Perspective

  • The Women of IT

  • How to improve your AutoSys workflows

  • Using the AutoSys DBPROC Job Type to execute a database stored procedure

  • How to back out an AutoSys JIL change using Arbiter Software's ACCE

  • Top-secret "Banbury sheets" discovered at Bletchley Park

  • How to monitor text files using the AutoSys OMTF job type

  • How to transfer files using the AutoSys FTP job type

  • How to Integrate CA AutoSys and CA Unified Infrastructure Management (UIM)

  • 2014 CA Workload Automation Technology Summit UK (#WATSUK) Presentation Slides

  • Extra Technology's Sessions At CA World 2014