Module 2 - Reading EDI Files
Module 5 - EDI Business Use-Cases
Module 8 - Capstone Project

Reading an 860 File – Part 2

ABOUT THE COURSE

 

This course provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and its significance in streamlining business communication and processes. You will gain insights into the key components of EDI, industry standards, implementation strategies, and the hands-on practical skills needed for successful EDI integration.

By the end of this course, you will gain real-life skills in the various industries - manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, etc. -  that use EDI for business data exchange, improve communication, reduce manual effort, and enhance efficiency. 

The EDI training consists of online (pre-recorded videos) and live virtual (hands-on) training. The live sessions are instructor-led, and registration is ongoing.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: 

  • Fundamentals of EDI: Understand EDI, its historical development, and its pivotal role in business transactions.
  • Key Components and Standards: Know the essential components of an EDI system, including various standards like X12, EDIFACT, and others.
  • EDI Transaction Process: Learn how EDI transactions are structured, transmitted, and received across different industries.
  • Benefits and Challenges: Discover how EDI streamlines business processes and reduces costs, as well as some common challenges faced during implementation.
  • Benefits and Challenges: Discover how EDI streamlines business processes and reduces costs, as well as some common challenges faced during implementation.
  • Real-World Applications: Through our hands-on practical, examine case studies and experience real-world applications of EDI in industries like retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and logistics. This includes multiple mapping exercises, utilization of protocols, data analysis, and other hands-on EDI-related activities that help our students gain real-life EDI integration experience.
  • Future Trends in EDI: This section examines emerging trends and the future landscape of EDI, including its integration with technologies like blockchain and AI.

 

COURSE DETAIL

Start Date: This is an ongoing enrollment class that provides you with immediate access to pre-recorded courses and weekly live-virtual instructor-led classes to practicalize the content in the pre-recorded videos. This gives you the flexibility to learn on your own time while navigating the course in real-time with an instructor and other students.

About the Live Session: The live virtual sessions are conducted by an instructor and are organized into three progressive levels: foundation, intermediate, and experiential. Registration is required only once to access all three levels included in your enrollment.

  • Level 1: Foundational - Learn the basics of EDI standards and business use cases in Modules 1 & 2.
  • Level 2: Intermediate - Introduced to Mapping, fixing errors, and utilizing protocols in Modules 3 & 4.
  • Level 3: Experiential - Real-world project-based practicals with access to industry-recognized EDI software tools in Modules 5, 6, & 7.

Live Session on Zoom Schedule: 

  • Level 1 - Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 pm to 7:30 pm EST (US and Canada)
  • Level 2 - Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST (US and Canada)
  • Level 3 - Fridays, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST (US and Canada)

Course Duration: 12 Weeks of access to the EDI pre-recorded video and live-session class, designed for ambitious learners.

 

What You Get:

  1. Advanced Modules: In-depth coverage of complex EDI topics, such as integration techniques, advanced transaction sets, and customization for specific industries.
  2. Exclusive Materials and Assessments: You will have access to comprehensive study materials, tests, and quizzes to solidify your understanding and track progress.
  3. Practical Hands-On Experience: Opportunities to work with EDI mapping and testing software, giving you practical skills that are crucial for real-world application.
  4. Projects and Capstone Project: Engagement in projects that simulate real-world EDI scenarios, culminating in a capstone project showcasing your ability to comprehensively apply EDI knowledge.
  5. Access to Recorded Classes: You can learn at your own pace and revisit complex topics through recorded sessions.
  6. Certification: Earning a certificate upon successful completion, which can be a valuable addition to your professional credentials.
  7. Job Placement for Top Performers: The top 5% of the class will receive job placement opportunities with the course's partner companies and recruiting firms, offering a significant incentive for high performance.
  8. Career Support Services: Access to career services such as resume reviews, interview preparation, and networking opportunities.

 

Live Virtual Meetings:

The live virtual meetings are instructor-led and held via Zoom. It provides you with an interactive online educational experience, where you engage in real-time with an expert instructor through the Zoom platform. The Echolink Solution and EDITI live-virtual courses feature live lectures, interactive discussions, Q&A sessions, hands-on exercises using industry-grade software, and real-time feedback and may include breakout groups. If you are seeking a structured, collaborative learning environment from any location and obtain relevant skills in today’s job market, this is your ideal program. The Zoom conference starts on February 5, 2024. Access to the Zoom conference meeting will be granted after you have registered.

Course Format:

This course is a mix of online and live virtual. Each Module includes pre-recorded classes that give you the flexibility needed to pause and replay each lesson. Students are then encouraged to join Zoom twice a week for live discussions of the course content.

Who Should Enroll:

Anyone with a passion for business data exchange and foundational knowledge of business. No prior experience is needed.

IT Professionals and System Administrators: Those responsible for managing and maintaining IT systems, especially in organizations that use or plan to use EDI for data exchange.

Business Analysts: Analysts who work with business process modeling and improvement, especially in sectors where EDI is prevalent, like retail, healthcare, supply chain, and logistics.

Software Developers and Engineers: Developers working on business software solutions where integration with EDI systems is required, or those interested in developing EDI solutions.

Project Managers: Managers overseeing projects that involve EDI, needing to understand the intricacies of EDI integration for effective project planning and execution.

Data Analysts and Data Scientists: Professionals dealing with large data sets, where understanding EDI can aid in data integration, transformation, and analysis processes.

Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals: Those working in supply chain management or logistics, where EDI is often used for transactions like purchase orders, invoices, and shipping notices.

ERP Specialists: Professionals specializing in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, as EDI integration is often crucial for ERP implementations in larger organizations.

Compliance and Regulatory Officers: Individuals responsible for ensuring data exchange compliance, particularly in industries with strict data communication standards.

Sales and Marketing Professionals: Those in sectors where EDI is a standard practice, needing to understand how EDI affects customer relations, order processing, and supply chain efficiency.

Financial Professionals: Accountants, auditors, and financial analysts in organizations that use EDI for financial transactions and reporting.

Students and Academics: Students and academic professionals in fields related to business, information technology, supply chain management, or logistics, who are looking to enhance their knowledge and employability in these areas.

Technology Enthusiasts and Entrepreneurs: Individuals interested in the technological aspects of business operations or entrepreneurs planning to venture into businesses where EDI is relevant.

Career Changers: Professionals looking to transition into roles that involve EDI, or to industries where EDI is a critical component of business operations.

 

Course Content:

  • Pre-recorded classes.
  • Live virtual meetings on Zoom.
  • Weekly assignments and quizzes, module tests, projects, and group discussions.
  • Reading materials.
  • Setting  New Trading Partners(10 Trading Partners)
  • Mapping Project(10 Mapping Project)
  • Setting Up Protocols( AS2, SFTP, VAN)
  • Fixing errors and retransmit to trading Partners
  • A final exam and capstone project.

Software For this course:

Sterling Integrator: Part of IBM Sterling B2B Integrator, this tool will be used by students for integrating complex business processes with external and internal systems.

Microsoft Dynamics 365: This is a suite of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software applications. We use  Dynamics 365 to integrate applications with productivity tools and provide AI-driven insights.

Microsoft Teams: We use Teams for communication (chat, video calls), collaboration (file sharing, co-authoring), and integrating with other Microsoft and third-party applications.

Boomi: Dell Boomi is a cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS). It enables students to integrate cloud and on-premises applications, data, and processes.

STEDI: Students use this application to provide tools and services to translate, validate, and manage EDI transactions, often focusing on simplifying and modernizing EDI processes.

Halo Ticketing System: Students use this software for ticketing systems used in submitting  IT and customer support tickets to track and manage service requests and incidents.

Lanham MFT Gateway: Students use Lanham to provide solutions for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and NAV. The MFT (Managed File Transfer) Gateway will be a solution for secure, reliable data transfers, commonly used in EDI and other business data exchanges.

MuleSoft: An integration platform for connecting various applications, data, and devices. MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform  will be used by students  to enable API-led connectivity, both in the cloud and on-premises.

Notepad++: A popular, free source code editor for Windows. It's used  by students for editing plain text and writing code in various programming languages. Notepad++ offers features like syntax highlighting, regular expression search, and folding.

 

Capstone Project Completion: Your Gateway to Opportunities

Upon successfully completing the EDI capstone project, you become eligible to explore career pathways with EchoLink Solutions and our esteemed partner companies in the industry.

 

Certification:

Students will receive a Certificate of Completion in Electronic Data Interchange and a Boomi EDI Software Certificate upon successful completion.

Contact: If you're experiencing any issues or if you have any questions, we're here to help! Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at support@echolinksolutions.com. Our dedicated support team is committed to providing you with the assistance you need.

 

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Why Choose Echolink Solutions or Our Partner Companies?

  • Diverse Opportunities: Access a range of career options within Echolink Solutions or our network of partner companies, each offering unique projects and challenges.
  • Professional Growth: Benefit from a dynamic work environment that fosters continuous learning and professional development.
  • Industry Collaboration: Join teams that collaborate with industry leaders and contribute to cutting-edge advancements in electronic data interchange.
  • Global Reach: Explore opportunities with companies that have a global presence, providing exposure to diverse markets and business landscapes.

 

How to Get Started:

  1. Capstone Project Completion:
    • Ensure the successful completion of your EDI capstone project within the specified timeframe.
  2. Express Your Preferences:
    • Let us know your career preferences, whether you are interested in exploring opportunities with Echolink Solutions or our partner companies.
  3. Career Services Support:
    • Our dedicated career services team will assist in connecting you with potential employers based on your preferences.

Your Future Awaits: Echolink Solutions and Beyond

This is your chance to transition from academia to industry, and we are here to support you in every step of your career journey. Whether you envision yourself contributing to innovative projects at Echolink Solutions or exploring opportunities with our partner companies, the possibilities are vast.

 

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