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Summary:

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,

This FOCUS online training series provides over 55 hours of self-paced courseware. This web-based training provides 6 months of unlimited access to all of the following lessons:

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

Lesson Detail:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:


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 6 months of unlimited access (1 user), include a variety of features and qualify for Continuing Education Unit credit.


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