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IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for Windows Fundamentals

This 3-day instructor-led course provides the skills necessary to use and manage IBM® Sterling Connect:Direct® in the Windows environment. This course is valuable for end-users and application programmers intending to use Sterling Connect:Direct®. It is also valuable to systems administrators, operators, production control personnel, help desk staff, and support personnel responsible for Sterling Connect:Direct® operations.

This course explains the Windows environment for Sterling Connect:Direct, installation and configuration procedures, process language, and interfaces. The students will also learn the components of different user interfaces of Sterling Connect:Direct and troubleshooting methods.

Target Audience

This intermediate course is designed for:

  • Systems administrators
  • Operators
  • Production control personnel
  • Help desk staff
  • Support personnel responsible for Sterling Connect:Direct operations

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the architecture and functionalities of Sterling Connect:Direct for Windows
  • Install Sterling Connect:Direct for Windows
  • Create, submit and track processes
  • Navigate through Sterling Connect:Direct interfaces
  • Describe the importance of  Sterling Connect:Direct Software Development Kit
  • Describe and configure File Agent
  • Explain about performance and tuning tasks
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot common errors
  • Determine the need for Sterling File Accelerator

Pre-Requisites

You should have:

  • Awareness of File Transfer protocol (FTP) and Managed File Transfer (MFT) functionality.

Course Content

UNIT 1. INTRODUCTION AND INSTALLATION

  • Lesson 1. Overview of Connect:Direct
  • Lesson 2. Architecture of Connect:Direct
  • Lesson 3. Installation of Connect:Direct

UNIT 2. PROCESSES

  • Lesson 1. Process Language
  • Lesson 2. Process Monitor – TCQ
  • Lesson 3. Audit Trail – Statistics
  • Lesson 4. Command Line Interface
  • Lesson 5. Client Utilities

UNIT 3. APPLICATIONS

  • Lesson 1. Connect:Direct Browser User Interface
  • Lesson 2. Connect:Direct Software Developers Kit – SDK
  • Lesson 3. Connect:Direct File Agent Configuration
  • Lesson 4. Process Data Flow

UNIT 4. SYSTEM HEALTH

  • Lesson 1. Performance and Tuning
  • Lesson 2. Diagnostic Tools and Procedures
  • Lesson 3. Sterling File Accelerator and UDT

Course Wrap Up

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