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OPA Core Training

Overview

This course has been designed for participants without any background in Oracle Policy Automation (OPA) to equip them with all the core skills required to write business rules in OPA, develop entire rulebases and create interactive interviews. After completing this course, participants will be comfortable modeling a wide range of rules, policy and legislation, with minimal supervision required.
Monad has high-quality, innovative training material which is hands-on from the very first lesson! All of our trainers are highly established OPA experts and are able to adapt the course, where possible, to specific themes (such as Insurance, Public Sector or Financial) to suit the needs of the students.

Duration

Typically 4 days. Monad can be flexible and may be able to spread the course over several weeks, but we recommend that the course is delivered in a single week to be most effective.

Prerequisites

  • OPM Cloud installed on participants’ machines
  • Basic IT proficiency including MS Word and MS Excel
  • No knowledge of OPM is required or assumed; this is an entry-level course designed as a starting point for learning OPA

Course Outline

Day 1

  • OPA Background
  • OPM Orientation
  • Business Rules Introduction
  • Boolean Logic for OPA
  • Simple Rules
Day 2

  • Complex Rules and Policy Interpretation
  • Variables, Comparisons and Calculations
  • Rule Tables
  • Decision Tables
Day 3

  • Data Modeling and Entities
  • Relationships and Cross-entity Reasoning
  • Names
  • Testing
Day 4

  • Interviews and Screen Order
  • Data Validation
  • Implementation

OPA Advanced Training

Overview

The Advanced OPA Training course is aimed at participants on the road to becoming OPA Rules Architects and wishing to take their Oracle Policy Automation (OPA) skills to expert level, beyond the required standard for Oracle certification as an OPA Implementation Specialist.

One of the highlights of the course is the large topic of Temporal Reasoning, OPA’s market leading feature for modeling changing rules and circumstances over time.  This complex topic is covered in great detail, complemented by our challenging hands-on exercises which ensure that the participants are confident modeling rules with a temporal element.  Other highlights include Advanced Data Modeling techniques such as Inferred Relationships and Inferred Entities.

After taking this course, the participant will have the skills to model virtually any type of rule or logic in OPA. They will start to progress from a Rule Developer towards a Rule Architect, where they should then be able to assist other Rule Developers.

Duration

Typically 3 days.  Monad can be flexible and may be able to spread the course over several weeks, but we recommend that the course is delivered in a single week to be most effective.

Prerequisites

  • OPM installed on participants’ machines;
  • Basic IT proficiency including MS Word and MS Excel;
  • Prior basic OPA training, e.g. obtained from Monad’s OPA Core Training course;
  • Practical OPA expertise obtained from OPA project work (desirable but not required).

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Temporal Reasoning:
    • Introduction and Theory
    • Changes in rates & ref data
    • Changes in policy & rules
    • Change in circumstances

Day 2

  • Temporal Reasoning:
    • Advanced Temporal Reasoning
    • Rule design
  • Advanced Entity Relationships:
    • Inferred relationships
    • Inferred entities

Day 3

  • Advanced Entity Relationships:
    • Inferred iterative entities
    • Mirroring entity instances
  • Advanced Entity Reasoning
  • Introduction to RuleScripts

Other Offerings

In addition to these courses, Monad also provide the following specialised courses:

  • Understanding OPA – for many organisations, it is key to understand the capability of OPA to be able to make judgements on where it can be most effectively deployed. This short course is targeted at business users who will learn about the capabilities of OPA and where and when it is most appropriate to use the technology.
  • OPA Cloud Connector for Siebel – This training course is designed for Siebel specialists with basic OPA knowledge wishing to integrate OPA into Siebel using the OPA Cloud Connector for Siebel.
  • OPA Connector for Salesforce.com – This training course is designed for Salesforce specialists with basic OPA knowledge wishing to integrate OPA into Salesforce.com using the OPA Connector for Salesforce.com.