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ORA U Course Catalog 2013 - COMPUTERS

 

Course ID:                  CS124
Course Title: eSAF – Electronic State Access to FACTS
 
Course Description: The computer application eSAF (electronic State Access to FACTS) will be implemented throughout ORA as well as in the states that conduct food inspections (OP12) under an FDA/ORA/ORO/DFSR contract. The implementation and training of eSAF will be conducted in stages consisting of three or four states and their associated ORA district State Contract Monitor. Prior to implementation for each state, eSAF training will be conducted for those who will utilize the application. This training course is offered to provide an opportunity for these employees to gain an understanding and the skills to effectively utilize eSAF in order to fully accomplish and record food and feed inspection activities and their results.
 
Course Objectives:
  1. Provide an understanding of how the ORA District State Contract Monitor (or designee) creates and manages a food inspection assignment under state contract using eSAF, including requesting state follow-up inspection activities.
  2. Provide an understanding of how the State Reviewer and/or State inspector manages food inspection (OP12) assignments and effectively records and submits these inspectional activities/results to the FDA via eSAF.
  3. Provide the ability to create, manage, and review food inspection (OP12) assignments and accept inspection results as a district State Contract Monitor (or designee) via the eSAF application.
  4. Provide the ability to manage food inspection (OP12) assignments and record/submit inspection results to FDA as a state inspector (or state supervisor), using the eSAF application.
 
Target Audience: ORA field personnel who manage the state food contracts within their respective districts (e.g. State Contract Monitors or their “back up”) and those State employees who supervise, manage, and/or perform FDA inspection work under such food contracts.
 
Prerequisites:
  1. ORA district State Contract Monitors (or designee)
  2. State inspectors who routinely conduct food inspections (OP12) under FDA contract
  3. State supervisory inspectors (or designee) who manage contract food inspection assignments and review/submit inspection results to FDA.
  4. Equipped with basic computer skills.
 
Course Duration:  1.5 days for FDA 
                                    personnel
                                 1 day for State personnel
CEU: 2.0
 
Course ID:            CS153
Course Title:        Using the ORA Reporting, Analysis and Decision Support System (ORADSS) - Imports
 
Course Description:  This course is designed to illustrate the basic report writing functionality of the Online Reporting Analysis Decision Support System (ORADSS). This course is designed to introduce new (novice) Web Intelligence users to the latest version of Web Intelligence. The ORA instructors will teach using actual import data warehouse/tables. This course will provide users with basic skills for developing their own reports using Web Intelligence.
 
At the end of the training course, each participant will be able to:
          Understand ORADSS/Web Intelligence concepts and terminology
          Login to ORADSS, refresh Canned Reports, save and rename them.
          Use Filters and Sorts to minimize and view data.
          Use ORADSS/Web Intelligence to build and run simple queries
 
Course Objectives:
  1. Explain current WebIntelligence concepts and terminology
  2. Log in to WebIntelligence and refresh predefined reports and rename them
  3. View data more easily by using filters and sorts
  4. Apply simple calculations in reports
  5. Navigate within a predefined report
  6. Use tables, financial tables, crosstabs, and charts to view data in various ways
  7. Create reports, build, and run simple queries to retrieve additional information from a single data provider
  8. Share reports with colleagues
  9. Access the FDA/ORA universes and navigate throughout these universes
  10. Create/develop a report specific for the user’s organization (e.g. district, laboratory, region, Division, etc.), using various universes, such as Shipments Data Mart and Activities Data Mart
 
Target Audience:  This course is targeted for those who will be expected to write reports, query, analyze and review data using ORADSS. Typical positions include but are not limited to: District and Laboratory Deputy, Special Assistant, Program Manager, Work Planner and Supervisor. CS153 is taught using Import district data examples. Individuals who will primarily be analyzing Import data should attend.
 
Prerequisites:  Participants are expected to be individuals who:
• Have strong familiarity with FACTS and/or OASIS data and data entry
• Are expected to write ORADSS reports, query and analyze the resultant data
 
Prior to attending, nominees must:
1. Have an FDA issued laptop with the following software installed:
     a. MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
     b. Print Key 2000
     c. Acrobat Version 8.0 or later (full version)
2. Every student MUST bring an FDA issued laptop computer with:
     a. Power cord/transformer
     b. Mouse (optional, but highly recommended)
     c. LAN cable, 6 ft or more (optional)
 
Course Duration: 3.5 Days
CEU: 2.5
 
Course ID:            CS154
Course Title:   Using the ORA Reporting, Analysis and Decision Support System (ORADSS) -- Domestic
 
Course Description:  This course is designed to illustrate the basic report writing functionality of the Online Reporting Analysis Decision Support System (ORADSS). It will introduce new (novice) Business Objects ad hoc users to the latest version of Web Intelligence. The instructors will teach using actual domestic data warehouse/tables. This course will provide users with basic skills for developing their own reports using Web Intelligence. 
 
Course Objectives:  At the end of the training course, each participant will be able to:
  • Describe ORADSS/Business Objects concepts and terminology
  • Login to ORADSS, refresh Canned Reports, save and rename them.
  • Use Filters and Sorts to minimize and view data.
  • Use ORADSS/Business Objects to build and run simple queries
 
Target Audience:  This course is targeted for those who will be expected to write reports, query, analyze and review data using ORADSS. Typical positions include but are not limited to: District and Laboratory Deputy, Special Assistant, Program Manager, Work Planner and Supervisor. CS154 is taught using Domestic district data examples. Individuals who will primarily be analyzing Domestic data should attend.
 
Prerequisites:  Participants are expected to be individuals who:
• Have strong familiarity with FACTS and/or OASIS data and data entry
• Are expected to write ORADSS reports, query and analyze the resultant data
 
Prior to attending, nominees must:
1. Have an FDA issued laptop with the following software installed:
     a. MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
     b. Print Key 2000
     c. Acrobat Version 8.0 or later (full version)
2. Every student MUST bring an FDA issued laptop computer with:
     a. Power cord/transformer
     b. Mouse (optional, but highly recommended)
     c. LAN cable, 6 ft or more (optional)
 
Course Duration: 3.5 Days
CEU: 2.5
 
Course ID:            CS156
Course Title:         Using the ORA Reporting, Analysis, and Decision Support System (ORADSS) -- Laboratories 
 
Course Description:  This course is designed to illustrate the basic report writing functionality of the Online Reporting Analysis Decision Support System (ORADSS). It will introduce new (novice) Web Intelligence ad hoc users to the latest version of Web Intelligence. The instructors will teach using actual laboratory data warehouse/tables. This course will provide users with basic skills for developing their own reports using Web Intelligence.
 
Course Objectives:  At the end of the training course, each participant will be able to:
  1. Describe ORADSS/Business Objects concepts and terminology
  2. Login to ORADSS, refresh Canned Reports, save and rename them
  3. Use Filters and Sorts to minimize and view data
  4. Use ORADSS/Business Objects to build and run simple queries
 
Target Audience: This course is targeted for those who will be expected to write reports, query, analyze and review data using ORADSS. Typical positions include but are not limited to: District and Laboratory Deputy, Special Assistant, Program Manager, Research Analyst and Supervisor. CS156 is taught using Laboratory data examples. Individuals who will primarily be analyzing Laboratory data should attend.
 
Prerequisites:  Participants are expected to be individuals who:
• Have strong familiarity with FACTS and/or OASIS data and data entry
• Are expected to write ORADSS reports, query and analyze the resultant data
 
Prior to attending, nominees must:
  1. Have an FDA issued laptop with the following software installed:
    a. MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
    b. Print Key 2000
    c. Acrobat Version 8.0 or later (full version)
  2. Every student MUST bring an FDA issued laptop computer with:
    a. Power cord/transformer
    b. Mouse (optional, but highly recommended)c. LAN cable, 6 ft or more (optional)
 
Course Duration: 3.5 Days
CEU: 2.5