Leader
Leader

Appian Overview

The name says it all. During this short introduction to Appian, you’ll get an idea of what an Appian app is -- with a focus on the end-user experience. We’ll even introduce you to some of the low-code tools that Developers use, to get a sense of how application objects come together to automate your business process using low code.

  • Attendees Business Leaders, Project Owners
  • Pre-Reqs None
  • Associated Credentials None

Objectives

  • See an application in action
  • Build an application using Quick Apps
  • Explore commonly-used developer tools
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Online - 3 Hours

Planner
Planner

Appian Foundations

Business users working to gather requirements and plan applications will learn how to communicate effectively with Appian Developers throughout the application lifecycle.You’ll learn the terms, tools, and objects that make up an app and see how to leverage Appian for mocking-up user interfaces and diagramming business workflows.

Objectives

  • Recall Appian terminology
  • Identify the key benefits and uses of Appian
  • Distinguish best use cases for Appian
  • Describe a simple application lifecycle
  • Identify the purpose of each main Appian design object
  • Evaluate organizational opportunities to use Appian
  • Communicate application requirements to design teams
  • Recall common Agile ceremonies and roles of each non-technical member

Builder
Builder

Appian Developer (Recommended for new developers)

Want the most effective way of becoming an Appian Developer? This is it! Learn how to navigate the Appian platform and build an application. That includes best practices for object design, configuration, and security. Follow along with the course material -- either online or in class -- to practice building an application and reinforce core skills through hands on experience.This course will prepare Developers to become an Appian Certified Associate Developer.

Objectives

  • Recall Appian terminology
  • Provide effective design requirements
  • Identify primary use case patterns
  • Describe purpose of and steps to build design objects
  • Describe common practices for implementing an application lifecycle
  • Explain how to structure data in support of record-centric design
  • Convert user requirements into functioning pieces of an application
  • Construct process models reflecting business requirements
  • Store and retrieve data for records and reports

Appian Applied Development

Put your fundamental knowledge to work with a hands-on Appian use case. Learn the basics of Appian’s delivery methodology and quality assurance practices while working through delivery of a functioning application. Take this 5-day course through an instructor-led session. It comprises the second half of the Associate Developer journey.

  • Attendees Developers
  • Pre-Reqs Appian Developer

Objectives

  • Identify common design patterns/anti-patterns
  • Explain commonly used Appian delivery methodology practices
  • Convert user requirements to application objects using best practices
  • Implement standard quality assurance practices
  • Plan and execute simple application architecture patterns
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Instructor Led - 5 Days

Appian Advanced UX Design

Learn how to create visually appealing, intuitive, and valuable applications to end users. This course teaches the elements of good interface design, simplifying complicated information, and creating an experience centered on users. It is part of the Appian Senior Developer course series and will help to prepare you for the Appian Certified Senior Developer exam.

  • Attendees Developers, Technical Support, Quality Engineers
  • Pre-Reqs Certified Associate Developer designation

Objectives

  • Document the flow of interactions
  • Administer different types of usability testing
  • Develop a style guide and branding portfolio
  • Apply layout best practices
  • Design for accessibility
  • Optimize the performance of records and interfaces
  • Translate ideas into mockups

Appian Applied UI

An application’s interface can make or break a user's experience. User experience means adoption, adoption means success. Yet creating harmonious and intuitive interfaces is hard. With Applied User Interfaces, learn by doing. Over 4 consecutive half-days, dive in a practice-first training with the help of an instructor. By the end of the course you will have: used advanced interface components, practiced creation of dynamic interfaces, troubleshot and fixed broken interfaces. You'll have the essential arsenal of skills for a developer improving the interfaces they build.

  • Attendees Developers, Technical Support, Quality Engineers
  • Pre-Reqs  Appian Developer training and Advanced User Experience course

Objectives

  • Design mockups of complex interfaces
  • Create a non-functional interface of a complex landing page
  • Create a functional self-service form
  • Troubleshoot a broken interface
  • Troubleshoot a slow-performing interface
  • Design complex interfaces for reusability
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Instructor Led - 4 Half Days

Appian Delivery Methodology

Learn Appian’s suggested program management techniques, including how to organize teams, plan the right features, automate deployment steps, and ensure easy maintenance. This course deep dives into Appian’s proven project delivery framework. It is part of the Appian Senior Developer course series and will help to prepare you for the Appian Certified Senior Developer exam.

  • Attendees Developers
  • Pre-Reqs Certified Associate Developer designation

Objectives

  • Describe project phases
  • Plan and lead project ceremonies
  • Communicate release strategies with stakeholders
  • Lead refinement sessions to ensure backlog alignment
  • Define and implement a testing strategy
  • Educate and train end users
  • Organize multi-tiered support teams
  • Utilize technical and stakeholder readiness checklists
  • Explain health check results and implement corrections

Appian Advanced Expressions

Build upon your knowledge gained in the Developer course and go through an exploration of Appian’s low-code methodology. Learn many common software development practices and tailor them to Appian’s unique low-code power. This course is part of the Appian Senior Developer course series and will help to prepare you for the Appian Certified Senior Developer exam.

  • Attendees Developers, Technical Support, Testers
  • Pre-Reqs Certified Associate Developer designation

Objectives

  • Apply low-code best practices
  • High-performance reusable logic
  • Manipulate data sets within rules
  • Implement Appian’s QA practices
  • Create performant data queries

Appian Advanced Integrations

This course expands on utilizing Appian as a primary interface and workflow engine for mixing data between Appian and other systems. You will learn how to authenticate and connect to external systems as well as expose Appian functionality to external systems. This course is part of the Appian Senior Developer course series and will help to prepare you for the Appian Certified Senior Developer exam.

  • Attendees Developers, Technical Support, Testers
  • Pre-Reqs Certified Associate Developer designation

Objectives

  • Utilize APIs across applications
  • Differentiate integration use cases
  • Implement authentication protocols
  • Expose application data with APIs
  • Integration object deep dives

Appian Advanced Process Modeling

You will learn Appian’s proven automation practices through flexible, scalable, and high-performance process design. This course is part of the Appian Senior Developer course series and will help to prepare you for the Appian Certified Senior Developer exam.

  • Attendees Developers, Technical Support, Testers
  • Pre-Reqs Certified Associate Developer designation

Objectives

  • Identify common design patterns
  • Design process and record-driven applications
  • Scale processes for efficiency and frequency
  • Design flexible processes for critical tasks

Appian Advanced Data Design

Appian Advanced Data Design builds on knowledge gained in the Developer course and provides a thorough exploration of improving the performance, scalability, and flexibility of Appian applications through better designing and managing data.

  • Attendees Developers, Technical Support
  • Pre-Reqs Certified Associate Developer designation

Objectives

  • Explain how Appian integrates with relational databases
  • Distinguish between transactional and reporting structures
  • Implement Appian Data Sync and identify best use cases
  • Optimize data queries for performance and scalability
  • Identify common load testing tools and practices
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Instructor Led - 2 Days

Appian Portals

Appian Portals is the front door to your external-facing applications. This powerful, new capability allows you to publish parts of your applications as public web portals and forms that don’t require an Appian login. In this learning path, you’ll learn more about Appian Portals, its benefits, and common use cases. Developers will learn to publish and maintain a portal.

  • Attendees Developers
  • Pre-Reqs None

Objectives

  • Describe the features and capabilities of Appian Portals
  • Determine if Appian Portals is a right fit for your business use case
  • Publish portals with the Deployment Manager
  • Connect portals to other systems
  • Update and maintain your portals
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Online - 3 Hours

Appian Process Mining

Your business process looks great in a flowchart, but why do the performance metrics tell a different story? The key to finding the answers is Appian Process Mining, a new way to analyze and improve your business processes.

  • Attendees Developers, Administrators, Business Analysts
  • Pre-Reqs None

Objectives

  • Explain Appian Process Mining
  • Recount typical use cases
  • Explain the process improvement cycle, DMAIC
  • Start a process mining project by selecting a process and gathering requirements
  • Define an event log and identify the data it contains
  • Interpret mining results to identify process inefficiencies
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Online - 6 Hours

Appian Automation

The Appian Automation learning path begins with an overview of how the Appian automation suite can automate workflows that combine people, technologies, and data, to maximize resources and improve business results. Then take a course and tutorials on Appian Robotic Process Automation (RPA), which automates browser activity and interacts with a variety of systems.

You’ll also learn how to use Appian Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) to digitize, categorize, and extract data from documents. You’ll also learn how to create and use decision design objects as part of an automation solution.

  • Attendees Senior Developers
  • Pre-Reqs Certified Associate Developer designation

Objectives

  • Identify purpose and benefits of using automation
  • Identify components of the Appian Automation suite
  • Create a robotic process
  • Use the pre-configured Appian IDP application
  • Create and use decision objects
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Online - 9 Hours

Appian Applied RPA

Appian Applied RPA is a 3-day course that builds on knowledge gained in the Developer course as well as Appian Automation Training available through Academy Online.

  • Attendees Developers, Technical Support
  • Pre-Reqs Certified Associate Developer designation, Completion of Appian RPA course in Academy Online

Objectives

  • Identify the purpose and use cases of Appian RPA bots
  • Explain how to plan and estimate for incorporating Appian RPA into applications
  • Identify common exception handling methods for Appian RPA
  • Create a robot and utilize it within an Appian application
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Instructor Led - 3 Days

Appian Quality Assurance

This Appian Quality Assurance course builds on knowledge gained in the Appian Developer course of different objects and how to test them. It provides learners with a deeper understanding of testing methodologies and best practices.

  • Attendees Developers, Technical Support, Testers
  • Pre-Reqs Certified Associate Developer designation

Objectives

  • Incorporate testing criteria into all Appian application user stories
  • Utilize Appian’s native testing tools and establish criteria for their environment-wide use
  • Explain each type and phase of testing utilized during Application development
  • Recall strategies for load testing of applications and databases
  • Develop a testing plan for any given project

Administrator
Administrator

Administrator

Both web and server administrators will learn how to maintain the Appian site, including best practices for managing users and groups, internationalization, and how to use web-based configuration settings through Appian’s Administration Console.
In addition, Server Admins can learn more about Appian’s architecture and components, how to install and upgrade an Appian installation, and best practices for additional system configuration settings.

  • Attendees Administrators
  • Pre-Reqs None
  • Associated Credentials None

Objectives

Web Administration

  • Create and manage users through group hierarchies
  • Leverage the Administration Console to configure site branding, authentication, DevOps deployment features, integrations, and monitoring
  • Apply internationalization settings
  • Monitor and troubleshoot processes
  • Deploy and version plug-ins

Server Administration

  • Install Appian on-premise
  • Apply hotfixes and upgrade Appian versions
  • Explain Appian’s architectural requirements and components
  • Apply best practices for archiving data, checkpointing engine data, logging, and monitoring
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Online - 40 Hours