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Free Informatica Powercenter Training Materials?

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Free Informatica Powercenter Training Materials?

TheGooch1
I recently had Informatica Powercenter 8 installed on my work computer, but we do not have any local resources for training, and my company will not pay for any. So, I am wondering what free resources ( Web pages, PDF's, etc ) are available to help me get up to speed on this program.

Currently, I have access to the development side of my company's installation of Powercenter, so I can use step by step examples, also.
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    tappy0814

    John,
    If you have installed Informatica server and client tools, you should already have the documentation installed along with it. Look in your installation folder and you should find the PDFs there.

    If by any change the pdfs are not already installed... then,
    assuming your company has a licensed product with support contract, you can download the documentation from informatica support website.

    Good luck,
    Tapas

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    nancy_01

    hey can you please give me some of the documents related to informatica

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    Dr Dij

    the informatica e-learning you can buy online on informatica site.

    They don't have many of them. There's an overview, $160 & some on the metadata. And I think some more. They are a good start before you take classroom training. I don't particularly like the format of playing a flash video as it is a hassle to have to pause to digest a topic and they keep playing after the quiz to show you the answers before you are ready.

    Most other CBT (e.g. the Cognos cbt) I've seen do individual pages where you click next when you've digested it and have multiple choice (with one or multiple options correct), 'where do you click' on screen-shots, drag multiple choices to their correct category, fill in the blanks, etc. to make sure you're paying attention.

    Cognos even shuffles the questions on the end of course CBT. Made it harder and that much more fun to me. I kept retrying till I understood every question.

    There are probably also 3rd party training places like there are for Cognos. And as people have suggested, read the manuals PDFs.

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    tappy0814

    You can click on the pause button on the flash player and pause it if you need more time to study a screen. You can also pull the slider back if you want to go back to prev screens.
    Search the web for informatica certification. You will find some sites, groups that may help. I came across a lot of interview questions that test your knowledge. Something is better than nothing.

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    Dr Dij

    just not the way I like to do courses.

    and I'd prefer scored questions, lots of them, so I can think thru the answers.

    It just seemed cheezy like many cheap honda ads. Their product is OK but many of their ads actually cheap/ cheezy.

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    tappy0814

    Brainbench has a test. Although it is version 6, it may be something you want to try. It is not free though.

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    Dr Dij

    you get some of the brainbench tests for free with IEEE or ACM membership. DOn't remember which one, tho should be on their website.

    DOn't know if that test is included.

    Brainbench also offers yearly subscription if you take alot of tests.

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    tappy0814

    Start with the 'Getting Started Guide'. It has all you need to get your feet wet. Step by Step tutorial to sources, targets, build mappings, sessions, workflows, run them.
    You may need your admin's help in setting up relational connections on the server if you dont have rights to create connections.

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    business.rag

    This blog contains a gud listing of informatica tutorials

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    sherriadame123

    You can try free Informatica PowerCenter training at www.infaservice.com .

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    jadams

    You can also simply call to discuss your needs/concerns with an Informatica Rep. or visit the Informatica Web-site at www.informatica.com to get addtional training detail.

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    russco10

    Hi -
    You can find free basic videos on YouTube, but to get a full grasp of the software, you should look to book a training through a local Informatica consulting firm or Informatica public classes.

    You should begin with Informatica PowerCenter Developer I which is typically a 5-day class, consultancies such as www.existbi.com will offer custom training based on your needs which are typically 3-4 days. Exist Business Intelligence also offer Informatica Performance Tuning and Best Practice training days. They are based in London, New York and Los Angeles.

    Hope this helps!
    Max Russ

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    Hmmm, I wonder if the person that asked this question is STILL LOOKING
    FOR TRAINING AFTER 5 + YEARS???? Kind of doubtful.
    Wizard57M
    TR Moderator

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    tappy0814

    John,
    If you have installed Informatica server and client tools, you should already have the documentation installed along with it. Look in your installation folder and you should find the PDFs there.

    If by any change the pdfs are not already installed... then,
    assuming your company has a licensed product with support contract, you can download the documentation from informatica support website.

    Good luck,
    Tapas

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    nancy_01

    hey can you please give me some of the documents related to informatica

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    Dr Dij

    the informatica e-learning you can buy online on informatica site.

    They don't have many of them. There's an overview, $160 & some on the metadata. And I think some more. They are a good start before you take classroom training. I don't particularly like the format of playing a flash video as it is a hassle to have to pause to digest a topic and they keep playing after the quiz to show you the answers before you are ready.

    Most other CBT (e.g. the Cognos cbt) I've seen do individual pages where you click next when you've digested it and have multiple choice (with one or multiple options correct), 'where do you click' on screen-shots, drag multiple choices to their correct category, fill in the blanks, etc. to make sure you're paying attention.

    Cognos even shuffles the questions on the end of course CBT. Made it harder and that much more fun to me. I kept retrying till I understood every question.

    There are probably also 3rd party training places like there are for Cognos. And as people have suggested, read the manuals PDFs.

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    tappy0814

    You can click on the pause button on the flash player and pause it if you need more time to study a screen. You can also pull the slider back if you want to go back to prev screens.
    Search the web for informatica certification. You will find some sites, groups that may help. I came across a lot of interview questions that test your knowledge. Something is better than nothing.

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    Dr Dij

    just not the way I like to do courses.

    and I'd prefer scored questions, lots of them, so I can think thru the answers.

    It just seemed cheezy like many cheap honda ads. Their product is OK but many of their ads actually cheap/ cheezy.

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    tappy0814

    Brainbench has a test. Although it is version 6, it may be something you want to try. It is not free though.

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    Dr Dij

    you get some of the brainbench tests for free with IEEE or ACM membership. DOn't remember which one, tho should be on their website.

    DOn't know if that test is included.

    Brainbench also offers yearly subscription if you take alot of tests.

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    tappy0814

    Start with the 'Getting Started Guide'. It has all you need to get your feet wet. Step by Step tutorial to sources, targets, build mappings, sessions, workflows, run them.
    You may need your admin's help in setting up relational connections on the server if you dont have rights to create connections.

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    business.rag

    This blog contains a gud listing of informatica tutorials

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    sherriadame123

    You can try free Informatica PowerCenter training at www.infaservice.com .

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    jadams

    You can also simply call to discuss your needs/concerns with an Informatica Rep. or visit the Informatica Web-site at www.informatica.com to get addtional training detail.

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    russco10

    Hi -
    You can find free basic videos on YouTube, but to get a full grasp of the software, you should look to book a training through a local Informatica consulting firm or Informatica public classes.

    You should begin with Informatica PowerCenter Developer I which is typically a 5-day class, consultancies such as www.existbi.com will offer custom training based on your needs which are typically 3-4 days. Exist Business Intelligence also offer Informatica Performance Tuning and Best Practice training days. They are based in London, New York and Los Angeles.

    Hope this helps!
    Max Russ

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    Hmmm, I wonder if the person that asked this question is STILL LOOKING
    FOR TRAINING AFTER 5 + YEARS???? Kind of doubtful.
    Wizard57M
    TR Moderator