The Designing, Developing, and Configuring CIS (ANCISB) v1.0 is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces learners to the fundamentals of data virtualization.
The goal of this course is for learners to become familiar with the principles of data virtualization, to learn the skills necessary to implement data virtualization including data source introspection, views, procedures, publishing, and to understand governance topics such as query optimization, caching, and security.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe the Cisco Information Server solution, its installation, and how to use the Studio product
  • Explain how to use data connection and transforms
  • Explain how to publish a resource as a database and as a web service that can support SOAP and WSDL
  • Explain the use of various procedures available in the Cisco Information Server
  • Explain Cisco Information Server operations, including manager, security, and caching
  • Describe the various adapter bundles that are available for the Cisco Information Server
  • Describe the platform experience of the Cisco Information Server including use of the Business directory and how to troubleshoot the solution


The course contains these components:
  • Introduction to the Cisco Information Server
    • Product Overview
    • Installing Cisco Information Server
    • Lab: Cisco Information Server Installation
    • Cisco Information Server Studio
    • Lab: Cisco Information Server Studio Best Practices
  • Connecting and Transforming Data
    • Accessing Basic Data Sources
    • Lab: Using Basic Data Sources
    • Using Cisco Information Server Discovery
    • Lab: Cisco Information Server Discovery
    • Using Cisco Information Server Views
    • Lab: Create SQL Views
  • Publishing
    • Publishing
    • Lab: Publishing
    • Contract First Web Services
    • Lab: Contract First Web Services
  • Procedures
    • Parameterized Queries
    • Lab: Using Parameterized Queries
    • Basic SQL Script
    • Lab: Create and Test Basic SQL Script
    • Packaged Queries
    • Lab: Packaged Queries
    • XML Transformations
    • Lab: XML
  • Operate
    • Using Manager
    • Basic Security
    • Lab: Basic Security
    • Basic Caching
    • Lab: Basic Caching
    • Basic Query Engine
    • Lab: Query Engine
  • Adapter Bundles
    • Adapter Bundle for Social Media
    • Initiating OAuth
    • Adapter Bundle for SAP
    • Adapter Bundle for CRM and ERP
    • Adapter Bundle for NoSQL and Cloud Databases
    • Adapter Bundle for Marketing Automation
    • Adapter Bundle for Collaboration
  • Platform Experience
    • Using Business Directory
    • Basic Troubleshooting
    • Lab: Basic Troubleshooting

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Understanding of databases in general
  • Understanding of SQL concepts with the ability to develop in SQL
  • Basic Windows skills
  • Understanding of web services