System Administrator Training Recommendations
System Administrator I Training (3.5 Days)
This introductory course begins with an overview of general HORIZON concepts, including the function and operation of each online transaction from a user’s perspective. The system administrator learns how samples progress from prelogin/login through batching, data entry/capture, review/release, and reporting/invoicing. Students learn how the underlying system parameters control HORIZON’s operation, focusing on key system events, statuses, and scheduling attributes, all of which are highly customizable. The System Administrator I course also addresses the correct approach for testing the parameter settings and releasing new settings from the test system into production. Worksheets are provided to aid in the data collection process used to model test methods and load these parameter values. Upon completion of this course, students are prepared to return to the laboratory and begin gathering workflow information for configuration in LIMS. This 3.5-day training course is offered at ChemWare’s software training facility in Raleigh, NC and as a private training course for groups of three or more.
Advanced System Administrator Training II/III (3+2 Days)
The first three (3) days of Advanced System Administrator Training cover applied topics such as HORIZON database structures and data definitions, advanced Rules Engine configuration, user-definable calculations and custom action triggers (CATS), instrument interfacing, API extensions, financials (pricing, quotations, invoicing), QC charts and statistics, subcontractor test setup, advanced scheduling techniques, and general principles of report development. Two (optional) days are committed to configuration and use of HORIZON Data Management, HORIZON PowerGrid™, Extraction Template Builder, and related SDMS functionality. At the conclusion of Advanced System Administrator training, students will also be qualified to provide LIMS training to new end-users. This 5-day training course is offered both at ChemWare’s software training facility in Raleigh, NC and as a private training course for groups of three or more.
Report Writer Training (4+3 Days)
This course is intended for system administrators and/or power users having a basic familiarity with Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, Crystal Reportsand/or other report writing and data querying tools. Additionally, attendees are expected to have participated in the prerequisite System Administrator Training courses and have a working understanding of the database schema and HORIZON Data Layer. This course focuses as well on the general Web Portal architecture and administration, as well as the various strategies for deploying and managing an enterprise reporting solution. This is a 7 day course; the first 4 days are online training, followed by 3 days of hands-on coursework at ChemWare’s software training facility in Raleigh, NC.
End-User Training Recommendations
End-user training is designed to give laboratory users an in-depth understanding of HORIZON's functionality, navigation, workflow statuses, general configuration options, and reporting capabilities. Each End-User Training session is configured to meet the specific needs of the customer operation. End users are typically segmented by functional area so that the training can be tailored to the topics that are most important to each group, and to the specific workflow within that functional area. End-User Training is conducted on-site at the customer's laboratory facility, and the length of training varies by size and complexity of the operation. For large groups (over 20), ChemWare recommends two trainers in order to provide ample one-on-one instruction.