About This Course
Estimated course duration: 4 hours.
You must successfully complete
Introduction to the Itential Automation Platform
before you begin this course. IAP101 is the starting point for all Itential Academy training.
It describes how to use the Itential Academy online training environment, introduces Itential, and
introduces the Itential Automation Platform.
Welcome to IWD110, Tasks and Transitions, part of the Itential
Workflow Designer series of courses for network engineers building low-code
network automations on the Itential Automation Platform (IAP). This course
continues where IAP101 ends by covering workflow tasks and transitions in detail.
This and the IAP101 course succeed WF101, Itential Workflow Designer.
The course includes lectures and labs to teach leaners how to
build, modify, and test workflows. Attendees learn how to locate,
add, connect, and configure tasks to serve automation requirements.
Every learner completes labs on individual IAP instances.
Labs are designed to be completed in sequence.
Course lectures begin with foundational concepts and incrementally add topics for a
broader understanding. Learners will test their understandings through quizzes.
Learners will build a simple Itential workflow for collecting data then
performing a deployment dry run on a new service.
Entrance Exam (Average time 5 minutes)
Welcome (Average time 15 minutes)
Course Learning Objectives
Before You Begin
Syllabus and Grading
Course Progress and Completion
Meet Your Instructors
Copyright and Trademark Notices
Chapter 1: Workflows and Jobs (10 min)
What Is a Workflow?
What Is a Job?
Chapter 2: Tasks (48 min)
What Are Tasks?
Lab 1: Add Tasks to a Workflow
Lab 2: Active Jobs
Chapter 3: Transitions (21 min)
What Are Transitions?
Tasks' Finish States
Lab 3: Add Transitions to a Workflow
Chapter 4: Job Execution and Management (30 min)
Lab 4: Monitoring Jobs
Active Jobs Lock Workflows
Chapter 5: Workflow Management (12 min)
Delete and Clone Workflows
Export and Import Workflows
Chapter 6: Job and Task States (10 min)
Job Finite-State Machine
Task Finite-State Machine
Chapter 7: Variables (54 min)
Lab 5: Final Workflow
Chapter 8: Best Practices (8 min)
Workflow Builder Shortcuts
Application Best Practices
Managing Runtime Problems