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Training Details

Course Duration: 40 hours Training + Assignments + Actual Project Based Case Studies

Training Materials: All attendees will receive,

  • Assignment after each module, Video recording of every session
  • Notes and study material for examples covered.
  • Access to the Training Blog & Repository of Materials


  • Knowledge of data warehousing and ETL concept
  • Experience with SQL language
  • Data Warehouse Fundamentals
  • Data Warehouse Architecture and Modeling
  • Basics of SQL, Database & Data Warehouse (Free Learning Materials provided for the same).

Who Should Join this Training?:

  • Someone who is looking for a career in BUSINESS OBJECTS for SAP customers.
  • Someone who is looking for a career in BUSINESS OBJECTS for Non SAP customers.
  • Someone who is working as a SAP BW consultant and wants to learn SAP BODS skills.
  • Someone who is working as a SAP BO consultant and wants to learn SAP BODS skills.

Training Format:

This course is delivered as a highly interactive session, with extensive live examples. This course is Live Instructor led Online training delivered using Cisco Webex Meeting center Web and Audio Conferencing tool.

Timing: Weekdays and Weekends after work hours.

Training Highlights

  • Focus on Hands on training
  • Project Based Assignments & Case Studies
  • Multi-User Environment(Local Repo Vs Central Repo)
  • SAP HANA and SAP BODS 4.2 Integration
  • Defining Data Integrator, Platform and Quality Transforms
  • Setting up Error and Exception Handling
  • SAP BODI Certification Guidance
  • Certificate of Participation at the end.

ZaranTech SAP BusinessObjects 4.2 Training Roadmap

How are we Different from other Training Institutes?

Role-specific training instead of Product-based training – We are the leaders in providing **Role-Specific training and e-learning solutions for individuals and corporations. Our curriculum are based on real-time job functions as opposed to being product-based. Real-time scenarios and troubleshooting techniques shown in class.
(**Role based training – Here our trainers share their real-time implementation experience in the class. The trainer will work with participant on several Case Studies based on a actual projects. This gives the participant an understanding of how things are accomplished in real-time environment. The idea is to get the participant familiar of the process, real-time.)

Longer Course Durations – We provide students with more detailed training with Assignments based on the real-time scenarios as well as case studies so that the students take away relevant experience in their respective platform.

We offer Training Blogs using Google Site – The Training Blogs are a common platform for both the trainer as well as the trainees to interact with, discuss queries with the trainers, upload assignments and referring assignments. Training Blogs helps the student to attend the sessions anywhere, anytime, using laptop, desktop or tabs/palmtops.

We provide study materials using Google Drive –We provide access to a Repository of materials for training using Google Drive Cloud. The students are given access to their respective modules using Google Drive for which they have access for lifetime and can be accessed anywhere any time.

For our SAP Trainings –We offer the longest duration of Courses in SAP as compared to any other training institute out there. Our SAP training programs are very detailed. Integration with other SAP modules is covered as a part of our training programs.

Never miss a session – We video record every online training sessions and post the Video recording on the training Blog after the session. So if a students misses a Live Online session, the Video is always available on the Blog. Other students can always go back to these video recordings for review purpose or just to go over.

Highly Qualified and Well Experienced Trainers – Our Trainers are highly qualified and are well experienced in their respective domains. We have trainers from USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore and many other countries.

Case Studies and Assignments Based on Real Scenarios – The Case Studies and Assignments assigned to the students are based on real-time scenarios out the Trainers Past Projects they were involved in.

Certification Assistance – During and at the end of training, the Sr. trainer will provide Certification questions and answers to help you clear the Certification (if required). They will guide each student the required Certification program as well as they themselves are Certified. Every student also receives a ZaranTech Training Completion Certificate as well.

Career Counseling – If you are New to IT and want career counseling to help you decide which stream to go into, please click the link, and fill out the Career Counseling form and one of our counselors will get in touch.

Placement Assistance – Our “After the training” team can also help you with Resume prep guidance, Interviews questions and Mock interviews after your training is complete.

Modules Covered in this Training

In this training, attendees learn:
Module 1. BODS overview
Module 2. BODS Designer concepts
Module 3. Batch Jobs
Module 4. Defining Data Integrator Transforms
Module 5. Defining Data Platform Transforms
Module 6. Defining Data Quality Transform
Module 7. Implementation of SCD
Module 8. Using Functions, Scripts, and Variables
Module 9. Data assessment
Module 10. Setting up Error Handling
Module 11. Setting up Exception Handling
Module 12. IF Conditional
Module 13. While-Loop Implementation
Module 14. Capturing Changes in Data
Module 15. Multi-User Environment(Local Repo Vs Central Repo)
Module 16. SAP Integration
Module 17. SAP HANA and SAP BODS Integration
Module 18. Information Steward

Attendees also learn:
1. Resume Preparation Guidelines and Tips
2. Mock Interviews and Interview Preparation Tips

Topics Covered

BODS overview

  1. Over view of the Data services
  2. Data services benefits, associated products, interfaces
  3. Data services Architecture on single and distributed environment

BODS Designer concepts

  1. Creating the repository (Local, Central repository
  2. Exploring the menu options in the designer
  3. Creating the project, Job flow, Data flow, Work flows etc., defining different types of Data stores (Source and destination data stores)
  4. Use data store and system configurations
  5. Defining file formats for flat, Excel, XML files

Batch Jobs

  1. Creating Batch Jobs
  2. Work with objects
  3. Create a data flow
  4. Adding the Query transform to the data flow
  5. Use target tables
  6. Execute the job

Defining Data Integrator Transforms

  1. Date Generation Transform
  2. Pivot Transform
  3. Reverse Pivot Transform
  4. XML_Pipeline Transform

Defining Data Platform Transforms

  1. Query Transform
  2. Case Transform
  3. Merge Transform
  4. Validation Transform
  5. Row Generation Transform
  6. SQL Transform

Defining Data Quality Transform

  1. Address Cleanse
  2. Geocoder

Implementation of SCD

  1. SCD Type0
    • Query Transform
  2. SCD Type1
    • Table Comparison Transform
    • Map_Operation Transform
  3. SCD Type2
    • Table Comparison Transform
    • History Preserving Transform
    • Key Generation Transform

Using Functions, Scripts, and Variables

  1. Define built-in functions
  2. Use functions in expressions
  3. Use variables and parameters
  4. Create Custom functions
  5. Use Data Services scripting language

Data assessment

  1. Using the data profiler
  2. Using the validation transform

Setting up Error Handling

  1. Set up recoverable work flows

Setting up Exception Handling

  1. Try/Catch Techniques

IF Conditional
While-Loop Implementation
Capturing Changes in Data

  1. Update data over time
  2. Use source-based CDC
  3. Use target-based CDC
    • SCD Type 2

Multi-User Environment(Local Repo Vs Central Repo)
SAP Integration

  1. Data extraction from ECC system to File, Table and SAP BI
  2. Data extraction from ECC Extractors
  3. Data Extraction from SAP BW
  4. ABAP Workflows

SAP HANA and SAP BODS Integration

  1. Introduction to SAP HANA
  2. Introduction to SAP HANA Studio
  3. Create Data Store for SAP HANA
  4. Perform the load into SAP HANA
  5. Store the data in Column Store
  6. Preview the data in SQL console of SAP HANA Studio

Information Steward

  1. Data Insight
  2. Metadata management
  3. Metapedia

About the trainer

  • Certified HANA 1.0 consultant with exclusive experience in POC (Proof of Concept) projects with BIG 5 consulting companies and a Sr. SAP consultant.
  • More than 12 years of Consulting & Teaching experience in different modules of SAP BW versions (2.0B, 2.1, 3.0B, 3.1C, 3.5, BW 7.0 NW 2004S, BW 7.3), BPC 10, CRM (5.0, CRM2007), SD, ABAP/4. SAP Business Objects, primarily SAP BI 4.0.
  • Certified SAP BO Consultant with WEBI and Crystal reports Certifications.
  • With a strong back ground in training and deep knowledge of the core subject and techniques on getting certification successfully completed many batches in US and Canada.
  • Trained over 500 students and 80% of the students accomplished in getting certification in various modules.
  • Taught more than 50 BW/BI batches in various versions 2.X, 3.0B, 3.1, 3.5, BI 7.0 NW 2004S in US and Canada for major consulting companies like CGI, DELLOLITE, etc.

CASE STUDY # 1 – “Creation of Universe”

Creation of Universe from scratch (Manufacturing Domain):

In this Case study we will be creating a Universe from the beginning for a Manufacturing Domain. This Case Study also illustrates different types of challenges you will face while designing the Universe in the real-time working environment.


  • Designing the schema
  • Defining cardinalities and Joins
  • Defining Classes and Objects and setting the properties according to business requirements
  • Detecting and resolving the loops using aliases and context
  • Detecting and resolving SQL traps like chasm and fan traps
  • Applying restrictions on Objects and Using @Functions
  • Using Hierarchies and List of values and Managing Universe

CASE STUDY # 2 – “Creation of Web-i Report”

Creation of Web intelligence report with auto scheduling:

The Purpose of this Case Study is to explore all the features of Web Intelligence while working on real-time projects. Here are some of the tasks involved in creation of a Web-i report.


  • Creating Web Intelligence documents with queries
  • Restricting Data returned by a Query.
  • Enhancing the presentation of data in the reports
  • Different types of Formatting Options
  • Calculating the data with Formulas and Variables.

CASE STUDY # 3 – “Creation of Corporate Dashboard”

Creation of Corporate dashboard for Supply chain mgmt (Banking Domain):

This case study is an Example of how to create the Corporate dashboard report by exploring different types of charts in Xcelcius like Line charts, Column charts, Pie Charts.

How to be a certified SAP BODS certification?

Certification for SAP BODS can be attained by the aspirant in the following steps:
Step 1: Once training is over, Registration must be done for BODS15 exam.
Step 2: Complete the exam and hence you shall be certified.

What are the requirements for the certification?

Basic Degree is desired along with the basic understanding of the concepts and functionalities of Business intelligence shall be an advantage.

Technical Requirements to take an Online training with ZaranTech

Technical Requirements for ZaranTech Online Classes:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or newer
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 6.x or newer
  • CPU: P350 MHz, recommended P500+ MHz
  • Memory: 128 MB, recommended 256+ MB RAM
  • Free Disk Space: 40 MB, recommended 200+ MB for content and recordings
  • Internet Connection: 28.8 Kbps, recommended 128+ Kbps
  • Monitor: 16 bit colors (high color)
  • Other: Sound card, microphone, and speakers OR headset with microphone

What is the Difference between Live training and Video training?

These Videos here will help you understand the difference,
VIDEO – What is Instructor led LIVE Training –
VIDEO – What is Instructor led VIDEO Training –

Benefits of online training as compared to classroom training

Online Training Benefits
A constantly shifting and changing IT market requires IT professionals to do more with less, making use of new tools and solutions to move forward. Investment in learning and development enables growth in our changing information technology marketplace, giving you the knowledge and skills to act, behave, and perform your job differently. Instructor-led Online training can provide the learning solutions you need in a format that is cost-effective and convenient bringing the interactivity, expertise, and diverse curriculum of our traditional courses to your home or office utilizing state-of-the-art technology. This method of learning allows for live interaction with the trainer and fellow students, without the cost of travel or lodging expenses. To accommodate the demanding schedules of professionals that is trying to do more with less.

Some of the major benefits are :

  1. Full Interactivity –
    Two-way voice over internet and web-conferencing using Cisco WebEx Meeting Center tool. This tool enables participants to ask questions and collaborate with each other in an online virtual space and enables the online trainer to answer questions, take simulations, and receive answers instantaneously. Every trainee can view the trainers desktop and vice versa.
  2. Cost Savings and Convenience –
    Courses can be completed from home, the office, or wherever the Internet is accessible. There is no need to travel to a specific location to attend a training program. Less overhead cost for the company and the savings is passed on to the trainees. Shorter course schedules mean that projects don’t have to be put on hold while participants train (for corporations).
  3. Never Miss a Session –
    With online training, you can receive archived video recorded sessions to all enrollees and the streaming video recording links are posted on the Training blog after each session. Participants may view these sessions to review sessions post-class or make up a missed class as needed. Accesses to Video Recordings are available after the training end thus making it easy for you to review after training ends.
  4. Location Independent –
    You may join for an online instructor-led course from any part of the world without having to travel. Trainees can attend from USA, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Australia, India and many other countries around the world.
  5. Affordable –
    Classroom sessions are expensive. You pay for Hotel, Food, Travel plus Course Fees. All those overhead costs quickly add up to more than 5,000 dollars. Online training programs costs less and is a fraction of that cost of classroom training.
  6. Career Focused –
    The online IT training courses match the tasks, assignments or projects you perform for employers on the job guaranteeing that the new skills you gain after training are immediately relevant to your career or employer.
  7. Shorter Sessions –
    By providing shorter session duration and then providing assignments, gives the trainees time to understand the concepts and practice from the assignments and be prepared for the next session. Online training sessions are each 2-3 hrs long and only cover 10hrs per week. Classes are scheduled 2-3 days apart giving you time to practice.
  8. Computer-Aided Simulation Learning –

    A growing number of Online Training courses are utilizing computer-aided simulation. This feature allows you to learn by making critical decisions in a realistic and safe “virtual” business setting. The consequences of your actions can be comprehended immediately. It is a highly-effective method for realizing the potential short- and long-term benefits (or dangers) of specific actions and decisions. The lessons learned using simulation are entrenched in your mind and can be applied to your role immediately.

  9. Minimum Technical Requirements:
    • Operating System: Windows XP or newer
    • Browser: Internet Explorer 6.x or newer
    • CPU: P350 MHz, recommended P500+ MHz
    • Memory: 128 MB, recommended 256+ MB RAM
    • Free Disk Space: 40 MB, recommended 200+ MB for content and recordings
    • Internet Connection: 28.8 Kbps, recommended 128+ Kbps
    • Monitor: 16 bit colors (high color)
    • Others: Sound card, microphone, and speakers OR headset with microphone

How soon after I Enroll would I get access to the Training Program and Content?

Right after you have Enrolled, we will send you an Email to your Gmail id with a Video on How To login to the training blog and get access to the training program and content.

What are the pre-requisites of taking this training?

– Anyone who wants to start his/her career as a Salesforce Administrator / Developer / Consultant.
– Anyone working on technologies which are doing not so good in the market like Mainframes, SAP, Siebel, Oracle, Java, Microsoft .Net
– Someone who has experience as Business Analyst.
– Fresh BE, BTech, MS students.

Who are the instructors and what are their qualifications?

All our instructors are Senior Consultants themselves with a minimum of 10 years of real-time experience in their respective fields. Each trainer has also trained more than 100 students in the individual and/or corporate training programs.

How will be the practicals/assignments done?

Practicals/assignments will be done using the training blog. Instructions will be sent after you enroll.

When are the classes held and How many hours effort would I need to put in every day/week?

Online Live sessions are held weekdays evening CST (Central Standard Time GMT-6) or on Weekends. The schedule is posted for each batch on the website. You have to put in a effort of 8-10 hrs per week going thru the videos once again and completing your assignments.

What if I miss a class?

We Video record every Live session and after the session is complete, we will post the Video recording of that session in the blog. You will have access to these Video recordings for 6 months from the date you start your training. Material access will be provided using Google Drive Cloud for lifetime.

How can I request for a support session?

You can do that by posting a question on the training blog.

What If I have queries after I complete this course?

You can post those questions on the training blog.

Will I get 24*7 Support ?

You will get 24*7 accesss to the blog to post your questions. Trainers will answer your questions within 24 hrs of time. Normally they answer very frequently, like about 1-2 hrs. You can also approach your training coordinator for the same.

Can I get the recorded sessions of a class from some other batches before attending a live class?

Yes, you can. Or you can see our Youtube page for previous batch session recordings.

How will I get the recorded sessions?

It will be provided to you through the trainng blog.

How can I download the class videos?

You wont be able to download any videos. They are available for you to View using the training blog 24*7.

Is the course material accessible to the students even after the course training finishes?


Do you provide Placements as well

We are infact, a Consulting company which provides training so we are mainly looking for trainees who are looking for Placement after training.
After the Training Process explained (Video):
Our 6-step training to placement process (Video):

How can I complete the course in a shorter Duration?

Enroll to our Self paced video training.
Video Explanation – What is Instructor led VIDEO Training –

Do you provide any Certification? If yes, what is the Certification process?

We provide Certification guidance at the end of each course. You will also receive a “Certificate of Completion” from ZaranTech at the end of the course.

Are these classes conducted via LIVE video streaming?

We have both the options available

What internet speed is required to attend the LIVE classes?

1Mbps of internet speed is recommended to attend the LIVE classes. However, we have seen people attending the classes from a much slower internet.

What are the payment options?

We accept Credit Cards, Paypal, Bank payments from anywhere in USA, Money orders, International Wire transfer, ACH transfers, Chase Quickpay, Bank of America transfers, Wellsfargo Surepay. All the payments details are mentioned on the Enrollment page.

What if I have more queries?

Call the number listed on the Course Details page of our website.