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Training Modules

Data Management Training (ST02)


ST02-1: Data Management: Functions & Configuration

The "Data Management" training is focused on understanding/handling the data feeds, i.e. understanding the specification requirements, but also options for data transformation and, in particular, understanding the impact of exceptions (logs).

Target Group 

  • Staff involved in data feed specifications and data feed monitoring (mandatory training and role!)

Content/Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the SmartTrack Data Model
  • Understanding the Aspera Process Model
  • Understanding and handling SmartTrack ETL functionalities
  • Understand templates, pre-processors and processing specifications
  • Design and working with data feeds
  • Understanding and handling ongoing imports and exceptio

ST02-2: Data Management: Monitoring & Troubleshooting File Based Imports

The "Data Management: Monitoring & Troubleshooting File Based Imports" training is focused on learning how to monitor and troubleshoot imports, how to fix the most common problems, how to recover from crashes and what kind of debug possibilites are available for imports.

Target Group

  • Staff creating and troubleshooting data feeds

Content/Learning Objectives 

  • Getting to know SmartTrack's error tables and logs
  • Getting to know SmartTrack's error and import statistics
  • Learning more about relations and how to deal with missing import IDs
  • Learning how to fix the most common issues
  • Learning where to find debug information
  • Learning how to recover from import crashes

ST02-3: Data Management: Web Services Functions & Practice

The "Data Management: Web Services Functions & Practice" training is focused on Web Services and SOAP. This training explains how Web Services and SOAP are used in SmartTrack and demonstrates some use cases.

Target Group

  • Staff interested in using Web Services

Content/Learning Objectives

  • Web Services and SOAP in general
  • Advantages and disadvantages to file & database based imports
  • Configuration of SOAP in SmartTrack
  • Getting to know use cases and demonstration-tools
  • Working with SOAP

ST02-4: Data Management: Extended Import Processor Scenarios I

The "Data Management: Extended Import Processor Scenarios I" training is focused on SmartTrack's import pre-processors (IPP) and scenarios on how to use them.

Target Group 

  • Staff needing a deeper understanding of SmartTrack's ETL capabilities

Content/Learning Objectives

  • Get to know data transforming IPPs
  • Get to know IPPs that call functions in SmartTrack
  • Get to know data reporting IPPs
  • Work with various IPPs in different scenarios

ST02-5: Data Management: Interface Design Methodologies

The "Data Management - Interface Design Methodologies" is about a complete understanding on the SmartTrack ETL process. This training leads you through all the necessary steps to build a connector to a completely new data source

Target Group

  • Staff wanting to connect new data sources to SmartTrack and be completely independent in the ETL process

Content/Learning Objectives

  • ETL process step-by-step, learning the different approaches
  • Hands on: Data mapping
  • Hands on: Exporting data
  • Hands on: Transforming data
  • Hands on: Loading data