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ETTRIDA001 - iDash User Course

Course Duration

1 day

Course Description

This one day course is designed to introduce you to CA Workload Automation iDash - also known as iDash. You'll get to understand the fundamentals of how iDash works, and the powerful features of iDash available to you to deliver benefits to your business.

Intended Audience

This course appeals to brand new users of CA Workload Automation iDash.

Key Skills

After completing this course you will be able to define, run and test your own iDash reports. You will also be able to define predictive iDash Service Level Agreements against critical CA Workload Automation AE workloads.

Course Outline

  1. Overview
    • What is iDash? - Product Overview and Purpose
    • Acronyms and Terms Used
    • Basic Product Architecture
    • Components of iDash
  2. The iDash GUI
    • Launching the GUI
    • Logging In
    • GUI Sections - Finding Your Way Around
  3. iDash Reports
    • Report Types Overview
    • Creating Reports:
      • Job status Reports
      • Event Reports
      • Job Runs Reports
      • Autotrack Reports
      • SLA Trend Reports
    • Report Naming
    • Saving, Copying and Testing
    • Exporting the Report Data
  4. SLA Basics
    • What is an SLA?
    • SLA Types
    • Creating an SLA
    • SLA Parameters
    • Viewing SLAs
  5. SLA Management
    • SLA Searches
    • Viewing Job/SLA Data in the GUI
    • Critical Path Monitor
    • Alarm Manager
  6. iDash CLI
    • Generating Reports
    • Updating Report Definitions
  7. Wrap Up
    • Review of Topics Covered
    • Q and A

Course Pre Requisites

Previous knowledge of AutoSys(AE) is required.

Any previous knowledge of a tool like iDash is advantageous.

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.

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