Installation and Administration

Installation and Administration (AD1000)

Training Course

The Installation and Administration course provides a hands-on overview of the processes for installing, configuring, administering and maintaining the Pentaho Business Analytics suite of products. Through a mixture of interactive instructor-led activities and exercises, students learn the key concepts and utilities to administer the Pentaho Business Analytics suite of products.

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Id: AD1000
Level: Introductory
Audience: Pentaho Administrator
Delivery Method: Instructor-led online, Private on-site, Public classroom
Environment: Windows OS (Linux differences are called out)
Duration: 2 Day(s)
Cost: $1,350.00 USD
Credits: 2
Category: Administration


2 Days

Upcoming Classes


Instructor-led online training

Location Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017
Online - NA Aug 7 – Aug 8
Sep 18 – Sep 19

Class dates in bold are guaranteed to run!

Course Benefits

  • Pentaho administrators will use the archive installer to quickly implement production deployments of the Pentaho platform, speeding time-to-value
  • Administrators gain experience using scheduling tools, allowing them to better understand user requirements for applications they administer
  • Administrators will use the BA Operations Mart to view usage statistics for performance tuning
  • By exploring the end-to-end architecture of the Pentaho platform, administrators gain an effective view of the components they administer, from content management to understanding possible security implementations

Skills Achieved

  • At the completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • Understand the Pentaho Server architecture and how to install and configure it for Business Analytics or Data Integration
  • Install client and plug-in components for both Business Analytics and Data Integration
  • Create new general reports using Interactive Reporting and Analysis
  • Customize the look of the User Console using built-in themes
  • Create public and private report schedules
  • Use BA Operations Mart to assist with performance tuning
  • Create schedules, users, and security in the Administration view of the User Console
  • Backup and restore the Pentaho Solution Repository and learn available options
  • Understand the difference between transformations and jobs with regard to design and execution
  • Use Kitchen and Pan for general command line execution of ETL and workflow objects
  • Create general ETL (extract, transform, load) jobs and transformations using Data Integration
  • Install and implement JDBC drivers for use with Data Integration
  • Configure the Data Integration Enterprise Repository, including basic security options
  • Purge the Data Integration Enterprise Repository and various arguments and options
  • Performance tune the Java Virtual Machine

This the first course in the Pentaho Administrator path. The Business Analytics courses are optional, but Pentaho administrators are encouraged to attend BA1000 Business Analytics User Console in order to better understand user requirements.

Some knowledge of Business Analytics is preferred but not required.

Though not a requirement, attendees would benefit from taking Business Analytics User Console (BA1000) prior to taking this class to gain an overview of the Pentaho Business Analytics interface.

Online courses require a broadband Internet connection, the use of a modern Web browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox), and the ability to connect to GoToTraining. For more information on GoToTraining requirements, see

Online courses use Pentaho’s cloud-based exercise environment. Students are provided access to a virtual machine used to complete the exercises. For online courses, students are provided with a secured, electronic course manual. Printed manuals are not provided for online courses. When an electronic manual is provided, students are encouraged to print the exercise book before class begins, though this is not required.

Students attending this course on-site should contact their Customer Success Manager for hardware and software requirements. You can also email us at for more information regarding on-site training requirements.

Day 1

Module 1: Pentaho Architectural Overview

Pentaho Architectural Overview

Module 2: Installing the Pentaho Server for BA

Installing the Pentaho Server and BA plug-ins and clients

Module 3: Configuring the Pentaho BA Suite After Installation

Configuring the Pentaho BA Suite After Installation

Module 4: Introducing the Pentaho User Console and Pentaho Analysis Tools

Introducing the Pentaho User Console and Analysis Tools

Module 5: Customizing the User Console

Customizing the User Console

Module 6: Using the Pentaho Administrative Perspective

Using the Pentaho Administrative Perspective

Day 2

Module 7: Data Integration

Configuring the Pentaho Server for Data Integration Capabilities

Module 8: Jobs and transformations in Data Integration

Understanding transformations and jobs

Creating transformations and jobs in Data Integration

Executing transformations and jobs using Kitchen and Pan

Module 9: Data Integration Server Administrative Topics

Connecting and Administering the Data Integration Repository

Configuring object versioning and commenting

Purging the Data Integration Repository via command line

Module 10: Configuring Pentaho-based Security

Configuring Pentaho-based Security

Module 11: Configuring the Java Virtual Machine

Configuring the Java Virtual Machine

Onsite Training

For groups of six or more

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Public Training

Online - NA

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Overall, this course was what I was looking for and gave a a broad knowledge of what Pentaho is all about.

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