notusCSDB training courses

notusCSDB is our flagship product for managing your S1000D projects and assets in a Common Source Database. Our training courses cover administration and management of the CSDB, authoring and reviewing roles, and install and maintenance for self-hosted options

Installing notusCSDB (N1)

The course will equip you with the skills necessary to install notusCSDB, create databases, create user accounts, and assign server settings. This course is for users of on-site self-hosted solutions only.

This course is run as a hands-on workshop, completing the required functions under guidance from our expert, getting you ready to start working with your on-site notusCSDB server.

Who is this course for?

This course is for IT personnel or administrators that install an on-site self-hosted solution only

How long is the course?

½ day on-site, or
1 half-day session on-line, as long as remote access is available to the server

This course would normally be combined with N2 above, to install and load the CSDB prior to author training (course N3)

What does the course cover?

Initial installation and configuration of the notusCSDB server, installation of notusCSDB dashboards, and configuration and loading of the system, including:

Server installation
  • Creating a service account
  • Installing the software and starting services
  • Maintenance considerations
  • Connecting dashboards and testing connectivity
  • Prepare for handover to tech pubs team

Managing notusCSDB (N2)

The course will equip you with the skills necessary to manage projects, asset workflow, user permissions and import and export content to or from notusCSDB

Who is this course for?

This course is for technical publications managers, senior editors or team leader roles that manage the distribution of work, and publication or project level tasks

How long is the course?

1½ days on-site, or
3 half-day sessions on-line

What does the course cover?

All aspects of managing projects and teams using notusCSDB, including:

System configuration for first use
  • Creating silos
  • Creating user roles
  • Assigning users
  • Importing live or training data
notusCSDB interface
  • As per the Using notusCSDB course
Managing notusCSDB
  • Create new asset
  • Raise asset issue
  • Assign work
  • Monitoring workflow status
  • Verification and Issue for assets
  • Import and export files and batches
  • Publishing engine (if optionally purchased)
Administering notusCSDB
  • Create and manage projects
  • Create and manage users
  • Create and manage SNS
  • Managing review templates
  • Managing stylesheets (if optionally purchased)
  • Configuration options

Using notusCSDB (N3)

The course will equip you with the skills necessary to work with the notusCSDB system to produce and review S1000D content

Who is this course for?

This course is for authors and illustrators accessing the content for editing and review

How long is the course?

1 day on-site, or
2 half-day sessions on-line

What does the course cover?

Everything needed to begin working with projects in notusCSDB, including:

General concepts
  • Databases, silos and projects
  • Standard Numbering System (SNS)
  • Assets
  • Users, roles and groups
  • Workflow
notusCSDB interface
  • Log in and out
  • Personal preferences
  • Work folder
  • Editor choice
  • Columns, groups, sorting and filters
  • Previewing assets
Using notusCSDB
  • Check out
  • Asset management
  • Editor integration (if using Eclipse S1000D)
  • In-work rollback
  • Check in and validation (including BREX checking)
  • Review and reviewer comments
  • Publication Module editing
  • Data dispatch note editing

Contiem training

Your training will be lead by a professional in the topic with many years of experience both of the subject matter and in bringing it to you, the audience. Your trainer will want to understand both your current knowledge and your learning (and business) needs. They will evolve the course during its delivery ensuring that it meets your requirements, giving you far more than just an academic presentation. You will learn what is most relevant to you and feel empowered to take the next steps in implementing your training and improving your working environment.

Where and when?

You can take your training course wherever is most convenient for you and your team. We prefer face-to-face either at your site, or at our offices in Sutton, Surry, England. However, we can also conduct all of our courses on-line avoiding travel restrictions and covid isolation issues.

All of our courses are available at a mutually suitable time between your team and the relevant specialist instructor. When you call to book we can organise all the details.

Next steps

Please fill in the form below with brief details of your training requirement. One of our team will then be in touch and we will email you the full current prospectus for the course(s) you need.

If you have a specific learning requirement, you need a certain topic covered to extra depth, or you are interested in something else not covered in our standard training courses, just ask. Our greatest asset is the service we provide you, and we can cover any requirement in the Aerospace and Defence technical information world.

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