Cascade CMS Training

Hannon Hill provides comprehensive training programs for both technical and non-technical users of Cascade CMS.

For almost all of our trainings we provide three formats:

  • On-Site — We bring the training to you.
  • In-Office — Take a small vacation and come visit us.
  • Remote — Teleconference using an online meeting solution.

At no extra cost, we video and audio record all of our training sessions and make them available you. This can provide a valuable refresher course later on.

If you have any questions or you're ready to book, use our Cascade CMS Training Request Form below to get started!



The training is designed to introduce participants to Cascade CMS. Administrators, Managers, and Trainers learn how to manage Users and Groups, create content, and approve change through Workflow. Webmasters and Developers build on that and also learn how to build and integrate the fundamental assets needed to take full advantage of the product.

The training is conducted over two days. Each day consists of a maximum of eight hours that includes breaks for sanity and lunch. The training is hands-on.

Topics included, but not limited to:

  • Cascade Interface, Dashboard, Site Content Views
  • Administration, Users, Groups, Roles, Workflows
  • Creating a Page, Converting an HTML Page to a Cascade Page
  • Introduction to Coding Formats using Velocity for XML Data
  • More Formats and Index Blocks, Navigation, Breadcrumbs, Macros
  • News Section, Articles, Archives, RSS Feeds
  • Managing a Site, Settings, Publishing, Connectors, WYSIWYG Configurations

The training is designed to introduce participants to Cascade CMS. End Users or Content Contributors learn the basics of managing content within your specific implementation subject to the Roles, Abilities, and processes you have in place.

The training is conducted over a maximum of four hours. The training is hands-on.

Topics included, but not limited to:

  • Logging In and an Overview of the Cascade Interface
  • Creating New Content and Working with Content Wizards
  • Previewing, Comparing, Saving, and Publishing Content
  • Editing WYSIWYG and Structured Content
  • Advanced Actions - Move, Rename, Delete, Unpublish, Versions, Locks
  • Content Checks - Spelling, Broken Links, Accessibility
  • Interacting with Workflow

The training is designed to introduce participants to building and using Workflows. Participants are introduced to basic Workflow concepts and terminology in order to build a simple Workflow. Following this introduction, we build and test a more advanced Workflow with approval, edits, and triggers.

The training is conducted over a maximum of four hours. The training is hands-on.

Topics included, but not limited to:

  • Workflow Types
  • Workflow Builder vs XML
  • Steps, Actions, and Triggers
  • Workflow Notifications and Types
  • Workflow Ownership and Assignment
  • Publishing through Workflow
  • Enforcing Workflows

The training is designed to educate participants to performing Data Transformations in Cascade CMS using a customized build of Apache Velocity. Participants learn how to access and display WYSIWYG and Structured Content on a Cascade Page. These skills allow Administrators and Developers to massage, share, and render page content around the entire website.

The training is conducted over a maximum of four hours. The training is hands-on.

Topics available, but not limited to:

  • Introduction to Coding Formats using Velocity for XML Data
  • WYSIWYG and Structured Content
  • Content Reuse, Dynamic Markup
  • Breadcrumbs and Navigations
  • Macros
  • XPath Tool, Serializer Tool, Date Tool, Sort Tool
  • Working without an Index Block
  • Arrays, Hashmaps
  • Setup Blocks
  • Locator Tool and Query API, Property Tool

Don't see an option above? Topics don't quite include everything you're looking for? Hannon Hill is proud to offer our customers customized training options. We will work with you to develop a specific agenda for covering your particular needs. Custom trainings are designed to cover specific portions of Cascade CMS and allow users to ask detailed questions.

Additional topic suggestions, but not limited to:

  • Web Services
  • Managing Users, Groups, and Roles
  • User Management through LDAP/AD and SSO
  • Content Reuse Strategies
  • Advanced Page Layouts with a Single Template
  • Publishing Non-Standard Content
  • Intergrating Google Analytics
  • Planning Site Structure

The training is designed to introduce participants to the new features in the 8 series of Cascade CMS. Administrators, Managers, and Trainers learn how to manage Users and Groups, create content, and approve change through Workflow. Webmasters and Developers build on that and also learn how to build and integrate the fundamental assets needed to take full advantage of the product.

The training is conducted over two days. Each day consists of a maximum of eight hours that includes breaks for sanity and lunch. The training is hands-on.

Topics included, but not limited to:

  • Cascade Interface, Dashboard, Site Content Views
  • Collaboration and Productivity, Reporting, Content Checks
  • Updates to Administrative Components
  • Updates to Coding Formats, Updates to Velocity Template Language
  • Working without an Index Block, Macros
  • Managing a Site, Settings, Publishing, Connectors, WYSIWYG Configurations

Next Scheduled Workshop Dates

The next dates for our free training are on the 12th and 23rd of April 2019.  10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Eastern).  

Register for one of these dates now!  You will receive additional information including the GoToMeeting link and the url to your own training site.

The cut-off date for registration is April 5th but the training workshops may fill up before then.

Register for the free Cascade CMS workshop

General Details

When

  • For 2019, workshops will be held in January, April, July and October.  Usually two workshops will be held during each of those months.
  • The sessions will be conducted remotely using video-conferencing software.
  • There will be a fifteen-minute Q&A before training begins; login information will be provided at that time.
  • Breaks occur throughout the day. Participants are asked not to leave and re-join the training, if at all possible, as each step builds on the previous one.

Who

This training is oriented toward web developers and system administrators; it is not designed for end users.  No previous knowledge of Cascade CMS is required.  However, participants will be provided with links to some introductory information upon registering.

In addition, participants should have the following:

  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS--participants do not have to be able to write code from scratch but will need a basic understanding of what different HTML tags mean.
  • Participants should have access to, and basic familiarity with, a text editor.
  • Participants may communicate with the trainer vocally (or via text chat) when needed.

How

Fifteen participants are allowed, with no more than two people per organization per session.

  • Workshop rosters will close roughly a week before the workshop. However, be aware that training sessions may fill up before then.
  • We maintain a rotating wait-list for individuals who do not make the cut-off date.
  • All training sessions will be recorded and a link to the recording will be provided within a few days after the training.

Training Agenda

Topics for the one-day training include:
  • Overview of the Cascade 8 interface
  • System & Site Administration: users, roles, groups, workflows
  • Creating Templates & Blocks
  • Configuration Sets & Content Types
  • Metadata & Structured Data (Data Definitions)
  • Introduction to XML & Formats (Velocity)

FAQs

1. Can we modify the training for your organization?

     Custom training can always be arranged, if desired.  However, the free training format does not lend itself to customization.  We believe Cascade users should have a baseline level of experience in Cascade and our format is tailored to hit that baseline.

2. Can we sign-up more than two people for the training?

     No, Hannon Hill wants to train as many organizations as possible each quarter. Additional users can sign up for a subsequent training.

3. Can we share computers during training (like in a central room)?

     Hannon Hill does not recommend this unless the second user is a business user that just wants to follow along with a technical user. Otherwise, our belief is that people learn best by doing.



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