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 18.104.22.168, 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