PeopleSoft Lifecycle Management Rel 8.53

PeopleSoft Lifecycle Management Rel 8.53 Course Description

Duration: 4.00 days (32 hours)

This PeopleSoft Lifecycle Management Rel 8.53 training will teach you to manage customizations, apply application updates and upgrade a PeopleSoft application. You'll use the necessary tools to accomplish these tasks, including Application Designer's upgrade features, Data Mover, Data Migration Workbench and Change Assistant.

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Intended Audience for this PeopleSoft Lifecycle Management Rel 8.53 Course

  • » Application Developers
  • » Database Administrators
  • » System Analysts
  • » Project Manager
  • » Technical Consultant

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Course Prerequisites for PeopleSoft Lifecycle Management Rel 8.53

  • » Understanding of the data structures of PeopleSoft Applications
  • » Working knowledge of PeopleSoft Architecture

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PeopleSoft Lifecycle Management Rel 8.53 Course Objectives

  • » Compare and analyze definitions
  • » Use Data Mover to export and import data
  • » Apply application updates
  • » Perform an upgrade
  • » Describe the different data management tools
  • » Manage customizations
  • » Migrate customizations between PeopleSoft databases using projects

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PeopleSoft Lifecycle Management Rel 8.53 Course Outline

      1. Technology Overview
        1. Describing Data Management Tasks
        2. Describing Data Management Tools
        3. Describing PeopleSoft Database Tables
        4. Describing Change Assistant
        5. Describing Application Upgrades
        6. Describing Sources of Information about Data Management Tools in PeopleSoft Online Help
      2. Examining PeopleSoft Databases
        1. Describing PeopleSoft System Components
        2. Describing Structure Versus Content
        3. Tracking Definition Changes
        4. Describing Customizations
        5. Defining Upgrade Terminology
        6. Identifying a Database
        7. Identifying a Database
      3. Building and Altering Tables
        1. Identifying PeopleTools Tables That Affect the System Catalog
        2. Configuring Data Definition Language (DDL) Parameters
        3. Using the Build Process
        4. Altering Tables
        5. Creating Views and Indexes
      4. Identifying PeopleTools Tables
        1. Examining PeopleTools Tables
        2. Securing PeopleTools Tables
        3. Running SYSAUDIT Reports
      5. Using Projects to Migrate Customizations
        1. Describing the Migration Process
        2. Creating Upgrade Projects
        3. Copying Projects to Databases
        4. Validating and Reusing Projects
        5. Adjusting Definitions
        6. Merging Projects
        7. Copying Projects To and From Files
      6. Using the Compare and Report Process
        1. Describing the Compare Process
        2. Running Compare and Report
        3. Setting Upgrade Options
      7. Viewing and Analyzing Compare Reports
        1. Viewing Compare Reports
        2. Analyzing Compare Reports
        3. Entering Overrides in Upgrade Projects
        4. Comparing and Merging Text Definitions and Files
        5. Running PeopleCode Diff/Merge
        6. Comparing and Merging Pages
      8. Moving Data with Data Mover
        1. Listing Data Mover Commands and Syntax
        2. Exporting Data
        3. Importing Data
        4. Using Additional Set Commands
        5. Encrypting Passwords with Data Mover
        6. Renaming Records and Fields
        7. Running Data Mover in Command Line Mode
      9. Using Data Migration Workbench
        1. Describing Data Migration Workbench
        2. Implementing Data Set Security
        3. Setting Upgrade Permissions
        4. Using Data Set Designer
        5. Defining Data Migration Project
        6. Managing Data Migration Project File Locations
        7. Copying and Comparing Projects
        8. Using Approval Framework with DMW
      10. Creating a Change Package
        1. Describing Change Packager
        2. Creating a Change Project
        3. Creating File Reference Definitions
        4. Creating a Change Package in Application Designer
        5. Updating a Change Assistant Template
        6. Finalizing a Change Package
        7. Testing the Change Package
      11. Configuring Change Assistant for Updates
        1. Describing Applying Change Packages
        2. Preparing the Environment
        3. Setting Up the Environment Management Framework
        4. Using the Environment Management Viewer
        5. Setting Change Assistant Options
      12. Applying Change Packages
        1. Applying a Change Package
        2. Correcting Errors in Change Assistant Job
        3. Reviewing Change Assistant Logs
      13. Comparing, Testing, and Deploying Updates
        1. Describing Update Deployment
        2. Reapplying Customizations
        3. Migrating a Change Package
      14. Planning Your PeopleSoft Application Upgrade
        1. Describing PeopleSoft Upgrade Types
        2. Describing Application Upgrade Process
        3. Gathering Upgrade Documentation and Required Files
        4. Identifying Upgrade Planning Tasks
        5. Describing the Software Install
        6. Configuring Change Assistant for Upgrades
        7. Examining Step Properties
        8. Creating an Environment and an Upgrade Job
      15. Preparing the Database
        1. Planning and Preparing for Upgrade
        2. Comparing Customizations
        3. Describing a Database Compare
        4. Identifying Customizations
        5. Preparing the Copy of Production Database
        6. Preparing for the Application Upgrade
      16. Applying PeopleTools Changes
        1. Describing PeopleTools Changes
        2. Explaining the Steps in a PeopleTools Upgrade
      17. Running and Reviewing Compare Reports
        1. Preparing for Application Changes
        2. Running and Reviewing New Release Compare Reports
      18. Applying Application Changes
        1. Customizing the New Release
        2. Running New Release Upgrade Copy
        3. Preparing for Data Conversion Analysis
        4. Modifying Database Structures
        5. Running Data Conversion Programs
        6. Finalizing the Database Structures
        7. Loading Data to Complete the System Setup
      19. Completing Database Changes
        1. Reapplying Customizations
        2. Setting Up Security
        3. Stamping the Database
        4. Testing the Database
      20. Moving to Production
        1. Testing the Move to Production
        2. Developing a Test Plan
        3. Preserving Queries, Trees and Tree Structure
        4. Moving the System into Production

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Arthur G.
- Masters Degree in Operations Research & Applied Mathematics from Columbia University along with several IT certifications.
- IT Professional for over 30 years and Software Trainer since 1997.
- Engineer and developer for top Wall Street financial firms such as JP Morgan Chase.


Arthur has been an IT professional for over 30 years. After receiving his Bachelors in Computer Science from NYU, and Masters degree in Operations Research & Applied Mathematics from Columbia University, Arthur was recruited into the private IT sector. Upon starting his IT career path he quickly progressed into leadership roles as an engineer and developer for JP Morgan Chase.

With more than a decade of successful projects behind him, Arthur's love of academia brought him back to training, where he currently specializes in Java certification training and corporate software development. He holds numerous certifications including the Sun Certified Java Programmer, Sun Certified Web Component Developer, and Advanced PHP Programmer. His passion and aptitude for the subject matter is clearly evident both in and out of the classroom and NetCom Learning students rate him 8.6 out of 9.
Finnbarr M.
- Masters Degree in Computer Science from Boston University along with several certifications.
- Over 25 years of experience in the IT field and expert in Unix, GNU/Linux, and Oracle ecosystems.
- More than 10 years working as a Software Engineer in multinational companies such as Hewlett-Packard.


Finnbarr has both breadth and in-depth knowledge of Unix, GNU/Linux, and Oracle with 25+ years of experience in operating system internals development, system administration, application development and project management on a wide variety of hardware and software platforms. As a Software Engineer, he developed and managed numerous projects in multinational companies such as Hewlett-Packard.

Finnbarr is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers as well as a Moderator at He is also a top Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning and is well recognized by the students for his knowledge and his great teaching technique.
Ramesh P.
Ramesh holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science with specialization in Information Security and is pursuing his Doctoral degree in IT from the University of South Australia (UniSA). He is a one of a kind trainer - he has been working in the IT field since 1995 and is an expert in C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Java/J2EE, PL/SQL, VB, ASP, and XML technologies. Ramesh also has extensive experience developing and implementing BizTalk and SharePoint in large corporations, as well as more than 10 years experience working with Oracle and SQL server/Sybase databases. With more than 19 certifications, Ramesh is an IT guru and trainer with worldwide experience, which includes presentations and trainings across US, Asia, and Middle East. He is a full time instructor at NetCom Learning and we couldn't be happier in having him as one of our Subject Matter Experts.
Amanpreet M.

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