FOCUS online training courses
Total Courses: 21    Estimated Training Time: 55 Hour(s)

Summary

1 Year Unlimited access to all 21 courses listed below, includes over 55 hours of online courseware.

This series is designed for both FOCUS end users and application developers. It covers basic FOCUS concepts and terminology, its file structure, and the Master File Description. It details application developer facilities, and covers using FOCUS with TED, creating reports, graphs, and file definitions, and looks at data manipulation and screening techniques. Additional topics include accessing file definitions, using MODIFY requests, and the Dialogue Manager, FIDEL, and MAINTAIN facilities.

Current Price: $59.95 | List Price: $119.99

This FOCUS online training series provides 55 hours of self-paced courseware. This web-based training provides 1 year of unlimited access to all of the following lessons:

  1. Getting Started
  2. Working with FOCUS
  3. Basic Report Preparation
  4. Creating Simple Reports
  5. Creating Complex Reports
  6. Additional Reporting Techniques
  7. Fundamentals of Graphs
  8. Advanced Graph Topics
  9. Data Manipulation for Reporting
  10. Advanced Screening Techniques
  11. Creating File Definitions
  12. Adjusting File Definitions
  13. Accessing External Files
  14. Basic MODIFY Requests
  15. Segment Modification
  16. Complex MODIFY Requests
  17. Additional File Maintenance
  18. Dialogue Manager and FIDEL
  19. More Features of FIDEL
  20. MAINTAIN Facility
  21. Completing a MAINTAIN Application

Lesson Detail:

  • FOCUS: Getting Started
    This course provides an introduction to the FOCUS environment and its features and terminology.

    • General Concepts
    • File Structures
    • Master File Descriptions
    • Facilities for End Users
    • More Facilities for End Users
    • Application Developer Facilities

  • FOCUS: Working with FOCUS
    This course shows users how to work in FOCUS using TED.

    • General TED Concepts
    • TED Commands
    • Terminal Operator Environment
    • Types of Windows
    • WINDOW Commands

  • FOCUS: Basic Report Preparation
    This course This course is for anyone who is interested in learning about basic report preparation using FOCUS.

    • Course Conventions and Databases
    • Starting a Simple Report
    • Printing Values
    • Creating Report Requests
    • Record Selection

  • FOCUS: Creating Simple Reports
    This course shows users how to use FOCUS to create simple reports.

    • Course Conventions and Databases
    • Line and Page Formatting
    • Headings and Footings
    • Techniques for Formatting Reports
    • FOCUS Hot Screen
    • Using the Hot Screen

  • FOCUS: Creating Complex Reports
    This course shows users how to use various techniques to create sophisticated reports with FOCUS.

    • Course Conventions and Databases
    • Advanced Sorting Techniques
    • Creating Matrix Reports
    • Additional Formatting Options
    • Ranking Data
    • Subtotaling Operations
    • The WHEN Clause

  • FOCUS: Additional Reporting Techniques
    This course explains what you need to know in order to perform additional reporting techniques.

    • Course Conventions and Databases
    • The JOIN Command
    • The MATCH Command
    • HOLD and PCHOLD Files
    • SAVE and SAVB Files
    • Retrieving Data

  • FOCUS: Fundamentals of Graphs
    This course provides an introduction to graphing concepts and techniques used in FOCUS.

    • Conventions and Graph Types
    • Graph Requirements
    • Setting Graph Parameters
    • Bar Charts
    • Bar Chart Parameters
    • Histograms

  • FOCUS: Advanced Graph Topics
    This course explains how to create and format graphs for presentation on various types of platforms.

    • Conventions and Graph Types
    • Connected Point Plots
    • Scatter Diagrams
    • Adjusting Graphs
    • Display Options

  • FOCUS: Data Manipulation for Reporting
    This course explains how to create and format graphs for presentation on various types of platforms.

    • Course Conventions and Databases
    • Expressions
    • Prefix Operators
    • The COMPUTE Command
    • The DEFINE Command
    • Comparing COMPARE and DEFINE

  • FOCUS: Advanced Screening Techniques
    This course explains how to create and format graphs for presentation on various types of platforms.

    • Course Conventions and Databases
    • DECODE and EDIT
    • INCLUDES and EXCLUDES
    • Screening on Masked Fields
    • Screening Accumulated Data
    • Additional Screening Procedures

  • FOCUS: Creating File Definitions
    This course explains how to create and format graphs for presentation on various types of platforms.

    • Course Conventions and Databases
    • Describing the File
    • Describing Segments
    • Field Declaration

  • FOCUS: Adjusting File Definitions
    This course shows users how to adjust file definitions in FOCUS.

    • Course Conventions and Databases
    • Field Attributes
    • Editing Options
    • Additional Ways to Describe Fields
    • Creating an MFD

  • FOCUS: Accessing External Files
    This course shows users how to describe external files to FOCUS.

    • Defining External Files
    • Fixed Format Files
    • Variable Segment Files
    • Other DBMS Files
    • Optional Interfaces

  • FOCUS: Basic MODIFY Requests
    This course provides an overview of the basic MODIFY requests in FOCUS.

    • What is MODIFY?
    • Entering a Basic MODIFY Request
    • Reading and Describing Data
    • FREEFORM
    • PROMPT and CRTFORM

  • FOCUS: Segment Modification
    This course provides further instruction in maintaining and understanding files and databases in FOCUS.

    • The MATCH Statement
    • Root Segments
    • Updating Segment Instances
    • Deleting Segment Instances
    • Modifying Unique Segments
    • Modifying Descendent Segments

  • FOCUS: Complex MODIFY Requests
    This course provides an overview of the use of FOCUS and how to use it to perform complex MODIFY Requests.

    • Course Conventions
    • Course Databases
    • The COMPUTE Statement
    • The VALIDATE Statement

  • FOCUS: Additional File Maintenance
    This course provides further instruction in maintaining and understanding files and databases in FOCUS.

    • Course Databases
    • Messages
    • The LOG Statement
    • Case Logic
    • Branching
    • Designing a Sample Application

  • FOCUS: Dialogue Manager and FIDEL
    This course provides an advanced look at the Dialogue Manager and FIDEL features found in FOCUS.

    • Course Conventions and Databases
    • Dialogue Manager
    • Control Statements
    • FIDEL
    • PF Keys
    • Cursor Control

  • FOCUS: More Features of FIDEL
    This course provides an overview of the additional features of FIDEL and how FIDEL is used with MODIFY and Dialogue Manager.

    • Course Conventions and Databases
    • FIDEL in MODIFY
    • Additional FIDEL Features
    • FIDEL and CRTFORMs
    • FIDEL in Dialogue Manager

  • FOCUS: MAINTAIN Facility
    This course explains how to use the FOCUS MAINTAIN facility to maintain FOCUS files.

    • Course Overview
    • Basic MAINTAIN Procedures
    • Developing Screens
    • The Winform Properties Dialog Box
    • The Create Field Dialog Box
    • Creating Buttons

  • FOCUS: Completing a MAINTAIN Application
    This course teaches users how to build cases, create a grid, and use other commands to complete an application in MAINTAIN.

    • Course Overview
    • Developing Cases
    • Case Codes
    • Using a Grid
    • Additional Commands

Certification

FOCUS

Audience

This series is for anyone interested in learning to use FOCUS either as an end user or an application developer.

Features

  • Exercises allow learners to practice in the actual application being studied.
  • A Course Topics list contains active hyperlinks, permitting quick access to specific topics.
  • Find-A-Word allows learners to look up an unfamiliar term in the Glossary, on the Web, or in a dictionary. In addition, it lets them find other occurrences of the term in the same course.
  • Search text enables learners to rapidly search all text within a course to easily retrieve information required.
  • Courses challenge the learner with a variety of question formats, including multi-step simulations, true/false, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank.
  • A skill assessment generates a customized learning path based on the results of a pre-test.
  • A glossary provides a reference for definitions of unfamiliar terms.
  • Bookmarking tracks the learner's progress in a course.

Technical Requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Browser: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Opera or any standards compliant browser.
  • Authorware and Macromedia Flash player recommended but not required.
  • JavaScript must be enabled.

What You Get

You will receive Unlimited Access to all of the FOCUS training tutorials listed above. Your online training courses will be available from anywhere you have internet access.This e-learning series includes all of the online training tutorials listed and is provided in an interactive, self-paced format. Retake any or all of our computer training as often as you want. Our online tutorials allow you to learn anywhere, anytime from any computer with internet access. All courses allow for 1 year unlimited access (1 user), include a variety of features and qualify for Continuing Education Unit credit.

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