Experience: Training With Jaspersoft University

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My First Webinar

Thanks to Jaspersoft’s Technical Training Webinar, I was able to participate in an interesting and valuable career enhancing experience. The webinar took place between Jun 7 – 10, and comprised a total of 32 training hours. The training covered JasperServer Professional 3.7.0.7, IReport Professional 3.7.0, and JasperETL Professional.

The course was delivered as an online webinar and I had the opportunity to participate alongside people from all over the world.

Our Technical Training Specialist was Mr. Luke Shannon, who did an excellent job (Thanks a lot for your support Luke!) explaining Jaspersoft’s product offerings and providing personalized and real-time feedback during our labs.

Below is a summary of what was covered during each day of the training (If my memory doesn’t fail me!)

  • Day 01: Jaspersoft Business Intelligence (overview and Architecture), JasperReports
  • Day 02: IReport
  • Day 03: IReport, JasperServer (Security working with Spring Security)
  • Day 04: JasperServer, JasperETL Professional, Jasper Analysis (based on OLAP and Cubes)

The structure of each day centered around the explanation of a specific product and its respective uses. About twenty work labs were available in our Laboratory Workbook

Some of the most enjoyable work I did involved DataSources (JDBC), Ad Hoc, Dashboards, IReport, JasperETL, JasperAnalysis (cubes), Repositories, Topics and Domains.

Below is a snapshot of datasource types available in IReport Professional Edition

Figure: Datasource in IReport Professional Edtion

Snapshot of the differences between IReport Professional and Community Editions

Figure: Palette in IReport Professional Edition

Figure: Palette in IReport Community Edition

The training course proved useful for developers and business analysts alike.

The suggestions I would give would be to add two more training days in order to get a deeper understanding as well as to gain practical experience by working through the labs. A good amount of configuring is necessary, especially for the Jasper Analysis labs.

Since many sessions of the labs consist of specific instructions working with SQL sentences and defining join clauses I would consider it wise to start on some introductory work labs and presentation about the ER of the database sample used in order to have a clear panorama about the domain applied and, more importantly explain how JasperSoft tools can resolve the special requirements for some reports that can’t be easily resolved with pure SQL statements.

I am very grateful to have been offered this opportunity. Thanks to Jaspersoft for calling on – and trusting in – a fellow JasperForge member.

I would also like to thank:

  • Susan Chang
  • Donna Weber
  • Jasmine Teer
  • Matthew Geise
  • Kim Miller

About the training, more information here

Below you can see my opinion about my experience with JasperSoft University posted in the Jaspersoft Technical Training page, do click to enlarge the photo

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