Formal training is critical to the success of using Pentaho Business Analytics and reduces implementation risks and accelerates progress and productivity. When Pentaho is just one part of a larger set of business intelligence solutions, training from Pentaho helps to ensure full benefits of Pentaho are used. Pentaho makes significant investments in expert instructors and in the development of comprehensive courses in order to teach best practices, how-tos and product knowledge.
With Pentaho’s on-site training program, professional instructors travel to customer offices to train teams using our interactive, hands-on, instructor-led training materials. Each of the courses in the Pentaho Training portfolio is eligible for on-site delivery – including courses taught online.
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On-site training is ideal for customers with a large team of business intelligence professionals who require training and would like to avoid the travel-related expenses involved in attending a public training course. To request an on-site training course, contact email@example.com or your Pentaho Account Manager.
On-site classroom training from Pentaho provides a high-level of parallel communication and feedback with the instructor. Hands-on exercises use real-world scenarios that mirror job tasks well suited to users who have not developed a thorough understanding of Pentaho. Through a mixture of interactive, instructor-led activities and self-paced, hands-on exercises, the following benefits can be realized from on-site training:
If you have six or more employees, on-site training is typically more cost effective than public classroom delivery because travel and living expenses, including employee downtime, can be eliminated or reduced. In addition to these financial benefits, training is scheduled for a mutually beneficial time and location for you and the instructor. Course content can be customized to meet specific needs and objectives, at an additional cost.
Customers who wish to conduct an on-site training course must:
Q: How many students are allowed to attend an on-site training course?
A: Up to 12 (except SLN7000 – Pentaho Architect’s Bootcamp which is limited to ten students).
Q: Can customers add additional students to an on-site course?
A: Yes. Customers may add up to four additional students at additional cost (for a total of 16 attendees) to any on-site course except SLN7000 – Pentaho Architect’s Bootcamp. Please contact your Pentaho Account Manager for pricing.
Q: Is the cost of training manuals included in the on-site price?
A: Yes. Manuals (and course DVDs) are provided without additional cost.
Q: Is it possible to customize the content of training courses delivered on-site?
A: Yes. Customization of on-site courses must be negotiated through your Pentaho Account Manager and requires separate pricing.
Q: Does Pentaho provide catering for on-site courses?
A: No. Pentaho Training does not provide catering for on-site courses.
Q: What equipment is required for an on-site training room?
A: The training room provided by the customer must have an overhead projector (with connector), a whiteboard (or flipchart), comfortable seating for at least 12 attendees, and possibly Internet or network access (depending on the customer’s needs). Students may bring their own laptops to an on-site training course or the customer may rent computers.
Q: What are the hardware and software requirements for on-site training PCs?
A: The Pentaho hardware and software requirements can be found in the Pentaho InfoCenter. In general, machines used for on-site courses must have the following: Windows XP or Windows 7 desktop operating system, a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader, a spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel, a modern Web browser such as Mozilla Firefox, a text editor, at least 4GB of RAM, at least 20GB of free disk space (for software and course files), a dual-core AMD64 or Intel EM64T processor, and a DVD drive. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for specific questions on configuring PCs for on-site courses.
Q: Can customers apply training credits toward the price of an on-site course?
A: Yes. For information on the number of credits required to purchase an on-site training course, please contact your Pentaho Account Manager.
Q: Are customers who take SLN4000 (Pentaho Business Analytics for Business Analysts) or PDI2000 (Pentaho Data Integration for Database Administrators) on-site eligible for one free attempt at the certification exam?
Q: Will Pentaho conduct an on-site training course using a customer’s data?
A: No. Customers who require training using their own data should contact Pentaho Professional Services to purchase a consulting engagement.