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VA_Logo_01.pngPlease read on below to find out more about our current available courses, including short descriptions, who the courses are applicable for and the subject matter that is covered within each of them. All of the courses come inclusive of refreshments and lunch. 

Can the courses be tailored to suit our company? 

Yes. We have been delivering learning services to our clients for most of our history, and many of our courses have been developed specifically to meet particular client needs. We are happy to modify or tailor our courses for your specific needs, dependent on reasonable notice.  

How many people can attend each course?

To ensure a comfortable learning environment, most courses conducted in our Learning Centre have a maximum attendance of 12. Larger numbers can sometimes be accommodated depending on the course. Please contact us with your requirements.


Fundamentals of Relational Databases for Data Managers

About the Course

Relational databases are a fundamental tool in digital data management, and underpin a huge range of data management applications and systems in E&P. Knowing how databases work at the fundamental level helps data managers improve and maintain data quality, populate and extract data and troubleshoot and maintain database systems. This course introduces data managers to key concepts and facts about how relational databases work, how they’re structured, how data is stored in them and how they can be queried.

Who Should Attend

Anyone handling and managing digital data, and working with digital data management technologies, who may not have a clear understanding of how relational database systems work.

What the Course Covers

  • Fundamental concepts and relational database elements
  • Database structure – relations between tables
  • Data models and entity relationship diagrams
  • Key relational database technologies
  • Structured Query Language
  • Importing and exporting to relational database systems
  • An overview of database administration – functions and common tasks

Data Migration Essentials and Practicalities

About the Course

This course distils practical concepts and considerations for the successful and efficient migration of data between database systems. New applications or database technologies are today rarely implemented into green field environments. Successfully implementing new systems typically involves dealing with a set of more-or-less active legacy data, and this course helps those involved to understand the relevant key activities, challenges, pitfalls and good practice.

Who Should Attend

Anyone working on, or managing teams, conducting the planning, execution or support of the migration of legacy data between applications, systems or platforms.

 What the Course Covers

  • Data quality – what is it, do we tell, why it needs to be managed
  • Establishing data quality criteria and examining databases for data quality
  • Data model mapping
  • Migration fundamentals – what you need, good practice
  • Tips for successful migration
  • How to maintain quality in future

Data and Information Management Strategy Design

About the Course

An energy company’s data environment is never static; ever increasing data volumes, technology development and skills and capabilities evolution all demand constant planning if data quality and accessibility are to be maintained. A clear and well-articulated data management strategy is essential if the organisation is to deal effectively with all the challenges tomorrow’s data environments will pose.  This course helps data and information managers understand how to develop practical strategies for long term beneficial change in data and information management, offering advice and insight on what makes a good strategy, how it can be built and how it can be fitted to the particular needs of the organisation.

Who Should Attend

Staff and managers involved in data and information management change initiatives and planning for the future.

What the Course Covers

  • Strategy defined
  • The five key elements of a data management system
  • How do you judge what is right for your organisation
  • Assessing where you are today
  • Developing the strategic elements
  • Embedding and articulating the strategy

ECM System Specification, Selection and Implementation

(Available as a 2 day course with practicals and worked examples or as a 1 day overview)

About the Course

Successful ECM implementation starts with effective requirements definition and appropriate system selection. This course builds on Venture’s extensive experience helping client’s understand their needs and select the right ECM platform for today and the future. Attendees will learn about specific ECM systems considerations, how to gather and specify requirements and selection criteria and how to run the selection process to provide a good foundation for future successful implementation.

Who Should Attend

IT and information management staff and managers considering or involved with new system selection for electronic document, records and other content management systems.

What the Course Covers

  • What’s special about ECM systems?
  • Specifying your requirements and developing selection criteria
  • Understanding the current state
  • Running the selection process
  • Implementation hints and tips

E&P Data Architecture

About the Course

An E&P company’s digital data asset is typically spread across a range of database systems and data models. Defined data architectures are important, along with supporting processes and discipline skills, in maintaining and sustaining the value of the data asset in the long term. This course introduces basic concepts of E&P data architecture, discusses typical models and provides the concepts and frameworks for data managers to design and support sustainable data management systems in E&P organisations.

Who Should Attend

Data management staff and managers and support personnel involved in managing E&P data and database systems.

What the Course Covers

  • What is data architecture? Basic concepts, why is it needed?
  • Common E&P approaches
  • The vendor marketplace; the pros and cons of what's available
  • How to assess what’s right for your organisation
  • Implementation advice

Data Governance in E&P

About the Course

The objective of this course is to teach the main elements of data governance, why it is essential within a data management environment and how it can be applied to E&P data management systems.

Who Should Attend

Data and information management staff and managers, anyone involved in major beneficial change initiatives in data and information management, anyone wishing to gain an understanding of what data governance is and how it is applied

What the Course Covers

  • What is data governance? How is it essential to long term data management
  • Key elements of data governance – what has to be in place
  • Ownership, stewardship, custodianship
  • An implementation roadmap
  • How to make it stick

 


VAcademy & Partner Courses

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SharePoint 2010 for Content Management

Course Description:

The AIIM SharePoint 2010 for Content Management course provides you with a strategy and structure for creating a SharePoint 2010 environment for managing your enterprise content. The learning objectives are applicable across all industries. The SharePoint 2010 for Content Management course is comprised of multiple modules that may be purchased individually or as a complete package leading to one or all of three levels of designation that are earned upon successful passing of an online exam: Practitioner, Specialist and Master. 

What you will learn:

The SharePoint 2010 for Content Management course is comprised of multiple modules that may be purchased individually or as a complete package leading to one or all of three levels of designation that are earned upon successful passing of an online exam: Practitioner, Specialist and Master. To find out more about the modules, please review the AIIM technical sheet here 

Who should attend the SharePoint course:

IT, business analysts, information architects, records managers, business unit managers and other information professionals who want to get SharePoint for content management right the first time. You’ll acquire the necessary skills to:

  • Understand SharePoint 2010 functions and functionality for sharing and managing content and record
  • Set up content types, classification, search, workflow and communities in SharePoint
  • Design the SharePoint architecture, site provisioning, governance, administration and maintenance
  • Assess, transition and implement SharePoint 2010 for managing content and records

ECM Practitioner Course

Course Description:

The Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Practitioner training program presents strategies, methods and tools for managing content. In addition, this course provides an overview of key ECM technologies and their business benefits as well as how to properly address critical areas like information architecture, metadata and taxonomies. The training program also includes an increased focus on social business, knowledge management, process improvement and automation, content analytics, success metrics and new best practices and standards.

What you will learn:

  • Strategies and business drivers
  • Technology overview
  • Collaboration, Social Business and Knowledge Management
  • Content components, organization and analytics
  • Retention, disposition and preservation
  • Taxonomy, metadata and security
  •  Process and workflow

Who should attend ECM Practitioner course:

  • Business Analysts
  • IT Management
  • Technical staff
  • Record Management personnel
  • Business Unit (line staff & management)
  • Human Resources
  • Communications staff
  • Community Managers
  • Implementation team – IT and business
  • Suppliers, Solution Providers, Vendors
  • Executives
  • Change agents
  • Users

Benefits of becoming an AIIM ECM Practitioner:

  • Position yourself to be tomorrow’s leader by enhancing your business and professional skills
  • Learn global best practices for planning ECM
  • Discover real world solutions and best practices for challenges you face
  • Learn from experts in the field who are able to answer your questions, address your comments, and are willing to accept your feedback.

ECM Specialist Course

Course Description:

The Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Specialist training program covers global best practices for planning and implementing ECM. The course covers how to develop an ECM strategy, how to identify and prioritize the business requirements for ECM, how to develop and define the technology requirements for ECM, how to build an ECM roadmap and prioritize projects based on the requirements, how to develop, test and train, and how to deploy, operate and close-out an ECM implementation. The course also covers how to plan for continuous improvement once the project is complete. We recommend that you take the ECM Practitioner course before starting the ECM Specialist course.

What you will learn:

  • Development of a strategy and business case
  • Requirements gathering and prioritization
  • Business and technology assessment
  • Governance and change management
  • Client engagement
  • Design, develop, deploy
  • Project closure and continuous improvement

Who should attend ECM Specialist course:

  • Business Analysts
  • IT Management
  • Technical staff
  • Record Management personnel
  • Business Unit (line staff & management)
  • Human Resources
  • Communications staff
  • Community Managers
  • Implementation team – IT and business
  • Suppliers, Solution Providers, Vendors
  • Executives
  • Change agents
  • Users

Benefits of becoming an AIIM ECM Specialist:

  • Position yourself to be tomorrow’s leader by enhancing your business and professional skills
  • Learn global best practices for planning ECM
  • Discover real world solutions and best practices for challenges you face
  • Learn from experts in the field who are able to answer your questions, address your comments, and are willing to accept your feedback

ECM Master Course

Course Description:

The Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Master training program includes the main elements from the Practitioner and Specialist programs in addition to a case study exercise. The course provides complete coverage of enterprise content management for professionals working in both the public and private sector. Participants will use their newly gained knowledge to plan, design, and implement an ECM project based on case study exercises and expertise learned from the Practitioner and Specialist Course programs. 

What you will learn:

The ECM Master Training Program comprises the main elements from the Practitioner and Specialist programs in addition to a case study exercise. The course provides complete coverage of enterprise content management for professionals working in both the public and private sector.
Participants will use their newly gained knowledge to plan, design, and implement an ECM project based on case study exercises and expertise learned from the Practitioner, and Specialist Course programs.

Who should attend ECM Master course:

  • Business Analysts
  • IT Management
  • Technical staff
  • Record Management personnel
  • Business Unit (line staff & management)
  • Human Resources
  • Communications staff
  • Community Managers
  • Implementation team – IT and business
  • Suppliers, Solution Providers, Vendors
  • Executives
  • Change agents
  • Users

Benefits of becoming an AIIM ECM Master:

  • Position yourself to be tomorrow’s leader by enhancing your business and professional skills
  • Learn global best practices for planning ECM
  • Discover real world solutions and best practices for challenges you face
  • Learn from experts in the field who are able to answer your questions, address your comments, and are willing to accept your feedback.
  • Awarded the AIIM ECM Master (ECMM) designation

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We have been delivering the Petroskills Introduction To Data Management (IDM) course for over 5 years.

if you'd like to book onto one the IDM course, please do so directly here: https://www.petroskills.com/course?courseId=844


Introduction to E&P Information Life-cycle

About the Course

The objective of this course is to introduce information management professionals with backgrounds other than oil and gas exploration and production to the key information types in use across the life-cycle, and their business context. This one day course is focused around the exploration and production asset life-cycle and describes common and key information types and formats in use in key life-cycle business processes. Document, record and other information types are placed in the business context, giving information managers a clear understanding of the importance of key information types, and how they are used by the business. Good practice in management of this information is also discussed.

Who Should Attend

Information managers, IT professionals, geoscience applications support staff and others who deal with documents and records, or unstructured information in general, and who do not have a geoscience understanding or who need a better understanding of the business context in which this information is generated and used.

What Participants Will Gain

  • An understanding of the overall E&P life-cycle from end to end and of the importance and business context of the information they deal with
  •  A common language shared with geoscientists, engineers, and other support professionals who generate, use and manage E&P information, which will 
  • Improve communications and help remove silos across the life cycle
  • Knowledge of the content and use of information in a business context which will help improve storage, retrieval and management of the information overall

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • State the main stages of the oil and gas exploration and production value chain (the asset life-cycle)
  • Describe important business processes within each stage
  • Describe the role and importance of key information used in decision making
  • State the important documents generated and used in each of the processes
  • Describe the typical common contents of key documents 
  • State common and typical formats for these key documents

Client Spotlight

NEXEN
Nexen

Venture has an extensive history of successful delivery of information management solutions to Nexen.