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Cradle Training Courses

3SL is proud to offer training courses in the administration and practical usage of Cradle. We offer courses which cover the basic usage of Cradle, courses specialising in Requirements Management, Document Publisher and a Cradle System Administration course.

 

We offer a 3 day User course, a 2 day Requirements Management course, a 2 day Document Generation course and a 2 day System Administration course

You need to provide:


  • Computers to be used by the course attendees
  • Data projector to be used by the course tutor
  • Training room with sufficient furniture for the course instructor and attendees
  • Refreshments and meals for the course attendees

We will provide:


  • Cradle licences (all modules) for use by the course attendees during the training and for up to 2 weeks after the training has ended
  • Soft copy of training materials - for use by the attendees only
  • An official certificate of completion.

Cradle User Course (3 days duration) Contents:


U1 – Introduction to Cradle:


  1. What is Cradle?
  2. Cradle Scope
  3. Why use Cradle?:
  4. Cradle components
  5. Summary

U2 – Cradle Training Environment:


  1. Training Project Schema
  2. Users
  3. Exploring WorkBench
  4. Demonstration and Objectives
  5. Summary

U3 – Capturing Data – Document Loader (Introduction):


  1. Document Loader
  2. Source Document Preparation
  3. Training Source Document
  4. Starting Document Loader
  5. Opening a Document
  6. Document Loader Interface
  7. Setting up your Capture
  8. Captured Data in Cradle
  9. New Document Versions
  10. Summary

U4 – Capturing Data – Office Tools:


  1. Updating your Training database
  2. Capturing Microsoft Excel spreadsheets
  3. Capturing from Microsoft Visio
  4. Integration with Microsoft Project
  5. Summary

U5 – Engineering Data:


  1. Updating our Cradle Database
  2. Exploring the WorkBench User Interface
  3. Viewing our Customer Needs
  4. Editing Items
  5. Forms
  6. Creating Items
  7. Deleting items
  8. Copying items
  9. Discussions
  10. Item Operations
  11. Queries and Views
  12. Spellchecker
  13. Conformance Checker
  14. Summary

U6 – Traceability:


  1. Updating your Cradle Database
  2. Traceability
  3. Cross References
  4. Creating Cross References
  5. Navigations
  6. Unlinking Items
  7. Viewing Linked Items
  8. Checking Item Integrity using Links
  9. Summary

U7 – Customising WorkBench Environments:


  1. What are Environments?
  2. Who can Create Environments?
  3. Forms
  4. Queries
  5. Views
  6. Matrices
  7. Navigations
  8. Metrics
  9. Dashboards
  10. Other Definition Files
  11. Managing Environments
  12. Summary

U8 - Modelling in Cradle (Introduction):


  1. The purposes of modelling
  2. What is a model?
  3. How models are organised in the database
  4. How models can be linked
  5. The modelling notations provided
  6. How to create models
  7. How to draw diagrams
  8. Checking models
  9. Export and import
  10. Summary

U9 - Configuration Management and Change Control:


  1. Configuration Management in Cradle
  2. Lightweight CM – Discussions
  3. Micro CM – Change History
  4. Macro CM – Configuration Management System
  5. Workflows
  6. Audit Trail
  7. Change Ownership
  8. Alerts
  9. Summary

U10 – Outputs and Reports (WorkBench):


  1. Publishing Data
  2. Document Publisher
  3. Publishing Tables
  4. Publishing Selected Items
  5. Publishing a Matrix
  6. Publishing Individual Items
  7. Printing Diagrams
  8. Publishing Dashboards
  9. Reports
  10. Web Publisher
  11. Summary

U11 – Outputs and Reports (Document Publisher):


  1. Document Publisher Overview
  2. Starting Document Publisher
  3. User Interface
  4. Steps to Creating a Document
  5. Example Template
  6. Options
  7. Formal Documents
  8. Summary

U12 – Customising your Environment:


  1. Schema
  2. Customising your Environment
  3. Phase Hierarchy
  4. Start Pages
  5. Preferences
  6. Summary

U13 – Tool Support:


  1. 3SL Support
  2. Newsletters
  3. Extensive PDF Documentation
  4. Website Resources
  5. Logging Calls
  6. Online Help
  7. Summary

Cradle Requirements Management Course (2 days duration) Contents:


U1 – Introduction to Cradle:


  1. What is Cradle?
  2. Cradle Scope
  3. Why use Cradle?
  4. Cradle Components
  5. Summary

U2 – Cradle Training Environment:


  1. Training Project Schema
  2. Users
  3. Exploring WorkBench
  4. Demonstration and Objectives
  5. Summary

U3 – Capturing Data – Document Loader (Introduction):


  1. Document Loader
  2. Source Document Preparation
  3. Training Source Document
  4. Starting Document Loader
  5. Opening a Document
  6. Document Loader Interface
  7. Setting up your Capture
  8. Captured Data in Cradle
  9. New Document Versions
  10. Summary

U4 – Capturing Data – Office Tools:


  1. Updating your Training database
  2. Capturing Microsoft Excel spreadsheets
  3. Capturing from Microsoft Visio
  4. Integration with Microsoft Project
  5. Summary

U5 – Engineering Data:


  1. Updating your Cradle Database
  2. Exploring the WorkBench User Interface
  3. Viewing our Customer Needs
  4. Editing Items
  5. Forms
  6. Creating Items
  7. Deleting items
  8. Copying items
  9. Discussions
  10. Item Operations
  11. Queries and Views
  12. Spellchecker
  13. Conformance Checker
  14. Summary

U6 – Traceability:


  1. Updating our Training Database
  2. Traceability
  3. Cross References
  4. Creating Cross References
  5. Navigations
  6. Unlinking Items
  7. Viewing Linked Items
  8. Checking Item Integrity using Links
  9. Summary

U7 – Customising WorkBench Environments:


  1. What are Environments?
  2. Who can Create Environments?
  3. Forms
  4. Queries
  5. Views
  6. Matrices
  7. Navigations
  8. Metrics
  9. Dashboards
  10. Other Definition Files
  11. Managing Environments
  12. Summary

U8 - Configuration Management and Change Control:


  1. Configuration Management in Cradle
  2. Lightweight CM – Discussions
  3. Micro CM – Change History
  4. Macro CM – Configuration Management System
  5. Workflows
  6. Audit Trail
  7. Change Ownership
  8. Alerts
  9. Summary

U9 – Outputs and Reports (WorkBench):


  1. Publishing Data
  2. Document Publisher
  3. Publishing Tables
  4. Publishing Selected Items
  5. Publishing a Matrix
  6. Publishing Individual Items
  7. Printing Diagrams
  8. Publishing Dashboards
  9. Reports
  10. Web Publisher
  11. Summary

U10 – Outputs and Reports (Document Publisher):


  1. Document Publisher Overview
  2. Starting Document Publisher
  3. User Interface
  4. Steps to Creating a Document
  5. Example Template
  6. Options
  7. Formal Documents
  8. Summary

U11 – Customising your Environment:


  1. Schema
  2. Customising your Environment
  3. Phase Hierarchy
  4. Start Pages
  5. Preferences
  6. Summary

U12 – Tool Support:


  1. 3SL Support
  2. Newsletters
  3. Extensive PDF Documentation
  4. Website Resources
  5. Logging Calls
  6. Online Help
  7. Summary

Cradle Document Publisher Course (2 days duration) Contents:


DP1 – Introduction to Document Publisher:


  1. What is Document Publisher?
  2. How Does Document Publisher Work?
  3. Operational Requirements
  4. Preparing our Training Database
  5. Summary

DP2 – Designing a Template:


  1. Understanding your Database
  2. Document Structures
  3. Static Text
  4. Defining Document Headings
  5. Using a Corporate Template
  6. Microsoft Word Knowledge
  7. Summary

DP3 – Navigating the Interface:


  1. Log In
  2. Document Publisher Interface
  3. Options
  4. Publishing a Document
  5. Summary

DP4 – Tags and Hierarchies:


  1. What are Tags?
  2. Tag Types
  3. Formatting Tags
  4. Defining Hierarchies
  5. Importing from other Templates
  6. Filters
  7. Summary

DP5 – Specification Document Example 1:


  1. Example Template
  2. Body of the Document
  3. Paragraph Group Tag
  4. Field Tag
  5. Saving the Template
  6. Table Tag
  7. Defining a Filter
  8. Field Tags in Tables
  9. Tables Tags using Hierarchies
  10. Adding a Hierarchy Diagram
  11. Publishing the Template
  12. Summary

DP6 – Verification Document Example 2:


  1. Objectives
  2. Example Template
  3. Creating a New template
  4. Adding a MS Word Table
  5. Bookmarking the Table
  6. Adding a Paragraph Group Tag
  7. Defining a Hierarchy
  8. Parametrics
  9. Adding the Field Tags
  10. Adding the Field Tags with Filters
  11. Save and Publish the Template
  12. Summary

DP7 – Draft and Formal Documents:


  1. Publishing as Draft
  2. Formal Documents
  3. Formal Document usage in WorkBench
  4. Publishing New Version of Formal Document
  5. Publishing Single Tags
  6. Command Line Batch Files
  7. Summary

Cradle System Administration Course (2 days duration) Contents:


A1 – Introduction to Cradle:


  1. What is Cradle?
  2. Cradle Scope
  3. Why use Cradle?
  4. Cradle Components
  5. Summary

A2 – Installation and Communications:


  1. Cradle Installation Components
  2. Types of Installation
  3. Installation Configurations
  4. Licences
  5. Operating Requirements
  6. Where can Cradle be Obtained?
  7. Upgrading Cradle
  8. Troubleshooting Installations
  9. Cradle Communications
  10. Summary

A3 – Project Management:


  1. Cradle Projects
  2. Project Manager
  3. Creating a Project
  4. Organising Projects
  5. Project Attributes
  6. Locking Projects
  7. Project Manager Reports
  8. Deleting Projects
  9. Moving Projects
  10. Repairing Projects
  11. Launching Cradle Applications from Project Manager
  12. Summary

A4 – Designing a Schema:


  1. Starting our schema design
  2. Modifying our schema
  3. Item recovery setting
  4. Master tree
  5. Export project schema
  6. Summary

A5 – Defining Items and Links:


  1. Training Schema
  2. Cross References
  3. Cradle Usage of Cross References
  4. Setting Cross Reference Parameters
  5. Summary

A6 – Setting Up Users:


  1. User Accounts
  2. MANAGER User
  3. Adding a User
  4. Privileges
  5. Security Clearance
  6. User Types
  7. Skills
  8. Teams
  9. Roles
  10. Switch Identity Option
  11. LDAP Authentication
  12. Summary

A7 – WorkBench Environment:


  1. WorkBench Environment
  2. Definition Files
  3. Queries
  4. Views
  5. Matrices
  6. Forms
  7. Navigations
  8. Metrics
  9. Dashboards
  10. Other Definition Files
  11. Managing Environments
  12. Summary

A8 – Database Management:


  1. Project Housekeeping Tools
  2. Item Recovery
  3. Item Integrity
  4. Renumbering Items
  5. Reordering Items
  6. Comparing Items
  7. Spellchecker
  8. Conformance Checker
  9. Modifying Multiple Items (Properties)
  10. Summary

A9 – Configuration and Change Control:


  1. Configuration Management in Cradle
  2. Lightweight CM – Discussions
  3. Micro CM – Change History
  4. Macro CM – Configuration Management System
  5. Change Ownership
  6. Alerts
  7. Summary

A10 – Cradle Customisation:


  1. Preferences
  2. WorkBench Sessions
  3. Phase Hierarchy
  4. Start Pages
  5. Setting a Language
  6. Summary

A11 – Support and Troubleshooting:


  1. Planning your Projects
  2. 3SL Support
  3. Calls
  4. Upgrades
  5. Online Help
  6. Summary