Education on BusinessObjects Education
Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.
Business Intelligence is being used every day to change the world, so education on the most popular business intelligence tool suite in the world, namely BusinessObjects, is doubly important.
The traditional BusinessObjects training offerings from SAP have not always been the greatest, but today the range of topics and delivery methods has never been better and there are now quality options to fit all needs and budgets.
SAP now offers free training on most of the BusinessObjects products through their free online tutorials that can be found at http://www.sap.com/learnbi . There are hundreds of these available in either an interactive format, as YouTube videos or both lasting anywhere from 1 to 8 minutes on different functions of Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports, Xcelsius Dashboards, Explorer and all the other tools in the BI suite.
The E-learning offerings when bundled together as an E-learning subscription library are also a compelling offering. Over 40 courses are available online that can be taken whenever you want and as many times as you want for a very low price – check out more details in previous blog post.
The Computer Based Training offering for BusinessObjects, known as Knowledge Accelerator, also provides a low cost method for user self-training that can be customized. There is also a bundle offering available that includes all the topics.
Traditional instructor-led training is offered at training centers around the country, on-site or via virtual classroom using web casting.
For the established advanced BusinessObjects users, SAP is now partnering with its BusinessObjects Authorized Education Partners to offer Mastery Courses in a variety of topics. For example, the new Web Intelligence 4 Masters Class consists of 3 days of hands-on training incorporating the 1 day Web Intelligence Advanced course with 2 additional days of extra topics like Dynamic graphics, Interactive charts, Creative Document Linking, Designing and deploying mobile Web Intelligence reports.
The new BI 4.1 courses are currently in development with a phased release planned starting at the beginning of 2014.
So how do you keep up to date with all these new and changing BusinessObjects education options? Well one way is to follow the ASUG BusinessObjects Education Strategic Special Interest Group (SSIG) through their LinkedIn group
- Mon. Sept. 9 at 10 am SAP BusinessObjects BI 4 Education: Training for the Transition
- Tue. Sept 10 at 1:30 pm The SAP BusinessObjects Education Size-O-Meter
- Wed. Sept 11 at 10 am The Journey to the Creation of the New SAP Data Services Certification
If you cannot attend, the presentations are downloadable for ASUG members. It’s good to get educated on BusinessObjects education and prepare to help change the world.