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DescriptionWhat we offer

This course enables students to acquire the skills necessary to use the Information Governance Catalog to analyze metadata stored within the Information Server Repository. The emphasis is on how metadata gets captured within the repository and how to explore and analyze the metadata it contains.


ObjectivesWhat you learn

•Describe the main kinds of metadata assets that can be explored and analyzed in the Information Governance Catalog

•Describe how metadata is captured

•Explore metadata assets using Search and Query

•Create data lineage reports

•Enhance lineage using extended mappings

•Create business lineage reports

•Create customized metadata assets using Open IGC's REST API

TopicsThe best for you

1: Introduction to the Information Governance Catalog Metadata
• Describe and list examples of metadata
• Describe the purpose and uses of the Information Governance Catalog
• List the main functional categories of the Information Governance Catalog
• Describe the IBM Information Server environment and how the Information Governance Catalog is part of it
• Describe the metadata management role of the Information Governance Catalog within Information Server

2: Exploring the Information Governance Catalog
• Log into the IGC
• Describe how metadata is organized with the Information Server Repository
• Navigate around the IGC
• Explore the types of metadata assets that can be viewed and analyzed in the IGC

3: Capturing metadata assets
• Use Metadata Asset Manager to capture metadata for ODBC data resources, logical models, and BI reports
• Describe DataStage captured metadata, including sequential files and DataStage jobs and job sequences
• Describe how DataStage operational metadata is generated
• Capture DataStage operational metadata

4: Search and query
• Explore the metadata hierarchy of assets
• Use the Find capabilities of the Information Governance Catalog
• Create and execute queries

5: Data lineage
• Generate an impact analysis graph
• Generate a data lineage graph
• Solve problems using impact analysis and lineage graphs

6: Enhancing lineage through extended mappings
• Create extended data assets
• Create extended mappings
• Create a data lineage graph involving extended data assets
• Generate business lineage graphs

7: Open Governance Catalog
• Describe open IGC and its benefits
• Define new (custom) asset types using Open IGC's REST API
• Import new (custom) asset types
• Display the flow of data through the new asset type
• Governing and benefiting from new asset types

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PrerequisitesWhat should you know

Those taking this course should have basic knowledge of the Windows operating system. Familiarity with Information Server products is desirable but not required.

AudienceWho should attend

This is a basic course for those who will be using Information Governance Catalog to explore and analyze metadata stored within the Information Server Repository.