Ever since we first released BIP in 2004 or what was back then, for the old schoolers amongst us, XMLP I have been asked, 'Where's the training?'
We were a little stymied by our VP telling folks that they did not need training, XMLP was/is that easy. For the most part, its true, but many people like some hand holding, beginners docs, etc - Im in that camp. So began an uphill battle (maybe too strong a word) to get an XMLP training course from Oracle University. Its finally arrived and new locations are being added constantly, check out the OU site for more details:
The development team have had a lot of input and Bill Sawyer, one of our best curriculum writers has put together a great course which is informative and best of all useful. A high level agenda:
I got an update from Leta on a more updated agenda
Oracle BI Publisher ArchitectureDescribe the components of Oracle BI Publisher
Introduction to XML Standards
Installing Oracle BI Publisher Desktop
Introduction to Oracle BI Publisher Desktop
Advanced RTF Template Techniques
Installing Oracle BI Publisher Enterprise
Oracle BI Publisher Enterprise Administation
BI Publisher Enterprise
Building a Data Template
The E-Business Suite Development Process
There is something there for EBS and BIP Enterprise users alike. Those of you looking for JDE and PEopleSoft training, its in the works and wiil be found on their respective training sites.
I have to say, because of the long wait for the course many of you have gone out and got stuck in and learnt it yourselves. Its called XML Publisher Fundamentals - if you know how to add a barocde, or know what this command will do in a template, <?for-each:INVOICE_LINES[TYPE!='TAX'] or you know what the OPP in EBS or you already understand how to add a BIP report to a BIEE dshboard then I think you are beyond this course. Its an excellent introduction to the technology. Its now partially my responsibility to get more advanced content up here on this blog and onto OTN ... any requests?