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iServer 2015

Course Overview

You’ve reached the online center for Orbus Software's iServer 2015 training and Certification.

iServer 2015 provides a collaborative software platform which consolidates and enhances de-facto Microsoft Technologies: Visio and MS Office into a central repository.

This course has been designed for practical end-users of the tool who are part of an architecture, process or governance initiative in their organization and is ideal for anyone who needs to learn about the core functionality of iServer as well as its more sophisticated capabilities.

Why you should take this course:

Our iServer 2015 training course is split into 10 easy to digest Modules designed to help you successfully plan and execute strategic change.

These are authorized courses, created by experts in conjunction with Orbus Software and designed to equip you with the skills needed to get the most value out of your architecture or process implementation.

At the end of the course, you can validate your knowledge of iServer by taking an online multiple choice test, consisting of 40 questions. The pass mark for the test is 60%.

This new version of iServer includes a brand new look and feel, with an upgraded user interface that continues to improve the familiarity and ease of use with the platform. Additionally there are a number of functional enhancements which further extend the capability iServer provides for teams to support business and IT transformation initiatives across an organization.

At the end of the course you will have a developed a good working knowledge of iServer and will be able to leverage its capabilities as a Business and IT Transformation tool.

Key features of this course:

  • Accredited by Orbus Software

  • Instant 12 months access

  • 15 hours of course material

  • Quizzes and revision modules

  • Certificate of completion

  • 24/7 Tutor support


Course Syllabus - Download the Datasheet

  • Module 1: Getting started with iServer 2015

    • Learning Objectives

      If you are taking this course there is a good chance you have seen iServer already. For those of you who are new to iServer, this section provides a brief introduction and some further resources that can assist you.

      1.1 Introducing iServer 2015
      1.2 Support and Contacts
      1.3 Logging into iServer 2015
      1.4 Accessing iServer Features
      1.5 The iServer Learning Center
      1.6 Configuring the iServer Environment
      1.7 Logging out of iServer 2015
      1.8 Module Summary
      1.9 Module Exercise: Accessing iServer

  • Module 2: The Repository

    • Learning Objectives

      This module provides an overview of the iServer 2015 Repository, which is the central storage point of data for all iServer users. The repository folder hierarchy as well as all repository content can be created, managed, searched for, filtered, and deleted through this interface.

      2.1 Introducing the iServer 2015 Repository
      2.2a Repository Examples - TOGAF
      2.2b Repository Examples - ArchiMate
      2.3 Selecting a Folder to Work in
      2.4 Editing Properties and Attributes
      Exercise: Editing Properties
      2.5 Exporting Repository Content
      Exercise: Exporting Repository Content
      2.6 Module Summary

  • Module 3: Working With Diagrams

    • Learning Objectives

      This module explains how to create new Microsoft Visio diagrams in iServer, how to use consistent templates, reuse existing content from the repository, and guidance on diagram creation from iServer validation.

      3.1a Creating a Diagram - TOGAF
      3.1b Creating a Diagram - ArchiMate
      3.2 Drawing a Simple Diagram
      Exercise: Architecture Diagramming
      3.3 Check-in and Check-out
      3.4 Version History
      3.5 Reusing Objects and Relationships
      Exercise: iServer Explorer
      3.6 Creating Relationships
      Exercise: Managing Relationships
      3.7 Importing Visio Diagrams
      3.8 Module Summary

  • Module 4: Document Management

    • Learning Objectives

      In this module we will introduce iServer’s capabilities for managing Microsoft Office documentation.

      4.1 Creating Documents
      4.2 Preview a Diagram or Document
      4.3 Importing Documents
      4.4 Linking Documents
      4.5 Module Summary
      4.6 Module Exercise: Working with Documents

  • Module 5: Searching, Filters and Views

    • Learning Objectives

      In this module we will introduce the searching, content filtering and repository views capabilities within iServer.

      5.1 Searching the Repository
      5.2 The Views Dashboard
      5.3 List Views
      5.4 Hierarchy Views
      5.5 Matrix Views
      5.6 Content Tags
      5.7 Module Summary
      5.8 Module Exercise: Searching, Filters and Views

  • Module 6: Issues Management

    • Learning Objectives

      An Issue is a catch-all term for feedback captured against iServer Repository content. This Module will introduce the iServer Issues Management function.

      6.1 Introduction to Issues Management
      6.2 Creating an Issue
      6.3 Assigning Issues
      6.4 Viewing Assigned Issues
      6.5 Resolving and Reopening Issues
      6.6 Portal Issues and Feedback
      6.7 Publishing Issues and Feedback
      6.8 Module Summary
      6.9 Module Exercise: Issues Management

  • Module 7: Importing Data

    • Learning Objectives

      The iServer Data Exchange module allows for the import of data from Microsoft Excel (Microsoft Excel) spreadsheets as well as XML data sources. This Module will show you how to achieve this.

      7.1 Introduction to iServer Data Exchange
      7.2 Importing a List of Objects from Excel
      7.3 Refreshing a Previous Import
      7.4 Importing Relationships from Excel
      7.5 Scheduling Imports
      7.6 Importing Data from XML
      7.7 Module Summary
      7.8 Module Exercise: Importing Data

  • Module 8: Heatmaps

    • Learning Objectives

      This module explains how to turn your Visio diagrams into dynamic data-driven heatmaps, using color and graphics to present meta-data in a visual and attractive way. This module uses a Visio feature called Data Graphics which is available in the Professional edition of Visio only.

      8.1 Introduction to Heatmaps
      8.2 Configuring Attribute Export Settings
      8.3 Creating a Heatmap- Colour by Value
      8.4 Labels – Showing Data on Shapes
      8.5 Data Graphics Icon Sets
      8.6 Additional Resources
      8.7 Module Summary
      8.8 Module Exercise: Heatmaps

  • Module 9: Impact and Dependency Analysis

    • Learning Objectives

      This module explains how to use iServer’s Impact Analysis Visualizations (IAV) tool in order to understand and visualize dependencies between objects and documents in the repository.

      9.1 Introduction to Impact and Dependency Analysis
      9.2 Accessing the Impact Analysis Visualizations Tool
      9.3 Single Object Analysis – Structured
      9.4 Single Object Analysis – Unstructured
      9.5 Multiple Object Impact Analysis
      9.6 Thread Analysis
      9.7 Managing Object Relationships and Issues
      9.8 Impact Analysis Visualizations Output Formatting
      9.9 Publishing Impact Analysis Visualizations Output
      9.10 Cost Aggregation Reports
      9.11 Module Summary
      9.12 Module Exercise: Impact Analysis

  • Module 10: Publishing Online

    • Learning Objectives

      This module explains how to create navigation diagrams in order to organize and present repository content in a visual manner to stakeholders online via the iServer Publisher and Portal communication modules. Additionally, we will introduce how to navigate web-based iServer content.

      10.1 Introduction to Online Publishing
      10.2 Navigation Diagrams and Links
      10.3a Viewing Repository Content in Portal
      10.3b Creating and Navigating an HTML Publication
      10.4 Additional Resources
      10.5 Module Summary
      10.6 Module Exercise: Publishing Online


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