Frequently Asked Questions


General

What do I need to bring with me to my public class?
Nothing. All required learning materials are provided in the classroom.

What is the required clothing attire for class attendance?
Casual attire is recommended, we want you to be comfortable - however, we ask that you not wear inappropriate T-shirts or cut offs.

What time does class start / end?
The class start time is included in your class confirmation e-mail. Most Informatica education centers open at 8:30 am (daily) with classes starting at 9:00 am. Classes end approximately at 5:00 pm (daily). There is a lunch break as well as a 15-minute mid-morning break and mid-afternoon break.

I am having trouble finding the course I need or I found the Informatica course I would like to take, but there is not a location close to me on the schedule.
Please contact us by e-mail at training@informatica.com or call us at one of our global numbers so we may better assist you.

How do I know that my class has been confirmed?
You will receive an email confirmation after your payment has been received.

Can I buy Informatica University courseware separately?
No, Informatica University course materials are not sold separately. You must register for and attend a class to receive the manuals.

I am new to Informatica products, how can I find out what classes I need to take?
Plan your Informatica educational path by going to our course directory or, emailing us at training@informatica.com, or calling us at one of our global numbers.

What is On-site Training?
In addition to our publicly-scheduled classes, our instructor-led courses can be delivered as a private on-site class at your location. On-site training events are designed to meet your needs, while reducing the impact on your business and training budget. To request on-site training e-mail us at training@informatica.com or call us at one of our global numbers.

What is included in a standard on-site class?
Pricing for an on-site event will include an Informatica instructor, training in the requested product, all courseware and set up documentation.

Where can I find you on social sites?
Informatica University has the following handles:

Payments

When do public training course fees have to be paid?
For public training classes a form of payment must be received by Informatica University no later than three business days prior to the first day of class in order to remain in the class and confirm your seat. Failure to provide payment by this date may result in removal from the class, and/or late cancellation fees applied. You can submit payment in the form of a Purchase Order, credit card, or Informatica Pre-Paid Training Units to training@informatica.com.

What are pre-paid training units?
Training units may be purchased and applied towards any Informatica University offering, including: Public training courses, on-site training courses, Informatica University Virtual Academy, onDemand, and Informatica Professional Certification exams. The cost of the training units depends on the quantity purchased. Training units are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Public Course and Informatica University Virtual Academy Pricing:
Per one 8-hour day of instruction, standard public courses require 10 training units. For courses with durations less than one day, the units are prorated.

On-site (Customer Site) Course Pricing:
To find out more about on-site training e-mail us at training@informatica.com or call us at one of our global numbers.

View discount schedules.

My company has purchased Informatica Pre-paid Training Units, how do I use them?
When registering online the attendee should obtain the training unit key code from the designated Credit Administrator. During the on-line registration processes the attendee will be prompted to choose a payment method. Choose "Training Units" and enter the key code in the field provided.

Is there sales tax on Informatica University courses?
Typically, within the United States, sales taxes do not apply to course fees. However, for some international locations, sales tax does apply and the Customer is responsible for determining applicability and for satisfying any taxation requirements. You will want to check with your Accounts Payable department to determine what, if any applicable taxes need be accounted for.

What is subscription pricing?
Informatica University now offers a scalable and powerful way to get you trained across our entire product portfolio. With our onDemand offerings, you can access web-based content anytime in any subject that we cover, and use our onDemand labs to practice and hone your skills. The subscription pricing is available for single users and grants the named users access for one year to all our onDemand content as well as a generous allotment of hours in our onDemand labs to practice the exercise. Furthermore you will receive electronic copies of all the lab guides to help guide you through the courses.

What is the early bird pricing discount?
Informatica University rewards you for planning early with its Early Bird discount. Register and pay for your next course at least 30 calendar days in advance and receive a 5% discount off the list price. The Early Bird discount applies to all public training that is instructor-led or in Informatica Virtual Academy (IVA) format. For more information about this and other discounts, please call us at one of our global numbers.

Cancellation

What is the cancellation policy for Informatica University?
Requests for cancellations or date transfers need to be received by Informatica University at least ten (10) business days prior to the event start date in order to receive a full refund. If a cancellation or reschedule request is received less than ten (10) business days before the start date, the penalty of 100% of the cost of the course will be applied, resulting in no amount of the fee being refunded. Refunds will not be allowed for "no-shows" in our public training or IVA courses. This cancellation policy is strictly enforced.

What happens if Informatica needs to cancel or reschedule a course?
Informatica reserves the right to cancel events for any reason at any time. Cancellation liability for Informatica, if Informatica cancels the course, is limited to the return of course payment ONLY. Informatica will not reimburse registrants for any other costs including but not limited to any travel cancellation fees or penalties, including airfare and hotel costs.
PLEASE NOTE: If your registration status is either "Approved", or "Pending Payment" you have not been confirmed for the class and it is recommended that you do not make any travel arrangements until you have received a confirmation e-mail letting you know the class and registration is confirmed.

How will I know if my course has been rescheduled?
Informatica University reserves the right to reschedule or cancel a course due to low enrollment or if necessitated by other circumstances. Informatica University will contact you via e-mail or phone to inform you of the change of schedule. Once you have been notified you may reschedule or receive a full credit. Informatica University shall not be liable for any other costs including but not limited to any non-refundable travel arrangements if a course is rescheduled or cancelled.

Informatica University Virtual Academy

What is Informatica University Virtual Academy?
Informatica University Virtual Academy (IVA) combines the interactivity of instructor-led classroom learning with the comfort and convenience of a learning location that best fits your needs.
The Virtual Academy uses a cloud based lab environment to deliver our instructor-led workshops using audio and video right to your desk. With this technology, you can interact with the instructor and other students and ask questions using either audio or text messaging. Each class is broken into individual modules, each lasting about half a day. Sessions are scheduled frequently, across time zones and at different times of the day, allowing you to select the times that are most convenient to you. After you register for a class and your payment is processed, you will receive detailed information about how to access your Virtual Classes, download the materials and connect to the session.

Is an IVA class the same format as an onDemand class?

No, IVA training is in a Live Meeting format with the instructor online with you during the entire class, onDemand is self-paced lectures delivered via the web.

Where can I attend IVA training?
You may attend at a location of your choice; home, office or conference room, as long as you have access to high-speed internet with no firewall, no proxy server and no VPN; and an open phone line. Further requirements for attending an IVA training would include, Internet Explorer 8 or higher, monitor resolution set to 1024 x 768, and a telephone connection with a speaker phone or headset for hands free communication.

Will I get courseware with my class?
Yes, your courseware will be sent to you as an ebook that you can access from your computer or mobile device (tablet or phone) using provided ebook software.

When can I expect the courseware to be shipped / sent?
As soon as your registration has been completed all data, paperwork and payments have been processed, and the class has been confirmed you will be emailed your access code to download the associated course materials.

Will I need to download or install Informatica software to attend a class?
You will need to verify the latest version of JavaScript and possibly download the latest version of Microsoft Live Meeting Manager; you will not need to install Informatica software. After registration, an e-mail acknowledgement will be sent to you with test links for all required software or downloads.

Informatica University onDemand

What is Informatica University onDemand?
Informatica University onDemand is an online learning model for training your team members where and when it is most convenient for them. Traditionally, training classes are delivered in public classrooms or at a customer's training facility. But, due to the demands of today's business climate and reduced travel budgets, organizations require a more efficient and immediate way to train their teams in-house, without the need for travel or time out-of-office. Whether you have a few users at one location or many dispersed around the world, we offer an onDemand option to fit your needs.

  • onDemand courses provide you with our richest and most comprehensive self-paced learning experience, combining the instruction of onDemand training with the hands-on practice of onDemand labs.
  • onDemand eLearning are self-paced classes that blend engaging multimedia and simulations, where you can learn about using Informatica products and supplement your existing skills.
  • onDemand Labs may be purchased separately. They present a live, virtual lab environment where you can practice lab exercises, keep your skills fresh, or try out new ideas inspired from course learning.

What makes Informatica University onDemand Training distinctive?
Informatica University onDemand Training courses are based on sound principles from extensive research in instructional design, adult learning, and information processing. All online training courses are designed so that newly developed skills and knowledge can be built and retrieved for future use.

Each course consists of:

  • A well-defined set of learning objectives
  • A series of interactions that teaches the stated objectives
  • A means for evaluating whether the learning objectives have been met
  • More complex topics that also include a sandbox environment in which to practice skills

What is Web-based training?
The Web-based training of Informatica University onDemand affordably substitutes and complements traditional classroom-based training. Any computer with access to the Internet or a corporate intranet can access online courses through a Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher. Courses are designed for effective learning in an online environment, incorporating interactive exercises that engage students and enhance the learning process.

Why should I consider Informatica University onDemand Training?
Whether you are training a small group at a single location or thousands dispersed worldwide, users have easy access to anywhere/anytime training, from home or work, day or night. The Web-based training of Informatica University onDemand can be just as effective as classroom training, but eliminates the expenses and inconveniences of travel. What's more, training can be done entirely on the customer's schedule and at their own pace.

What makes Informatica University onDemand Training courses effective?
The learning material is designed by leading instructional design experts and includes interactive exercises, compelling graphics, and a state-of-the-art sandbox environment for student labs.

What are the advantages of Informatica University onDemand Training?
One of the major advantages of the Web-based training Informatica University onDemand is the cost savings over traditional methods. Classroom-based training typically involves travel and time off from work, both costly for employers. Other Web-based training advantages include:

  • Examples and illustrations
  • Accurate, up-to-date, and timely content
  • Multimedia features such as narration and animations
  • Interactivity
  • Assessment with immediate feedback
  • Automated recordkeeping
  • The ability to review the training for up to 12 months from purchase

How do you know the person who has logged in is not an impostor?
Each student has a unique username and password. This prevents an impostor from taking a course without the authorized user's knowledge. Most online training services require the user to accept a User Agreement, which sets forth the Terms and Conditions for taking Web-based training. This discourages the authorized user from providing an impostor with the username and password. Ultimately, however, it is the responsibility of the employer to verify that the person who completed a given course was the authorized user.

How does an Informatica University onDemand course work?
Informatica University onDemand courses are highly structured. Each step of the course is spelled out in an agenda that's prepared by the instructor specifically to meet the needs of onDemand students. When you enroll in an onDemand course, you'll receive detailed course information during the Start-Up Session, including the agenda, course objections, and lesson schedule.

Will I get courseware with my onDemand class?
Yes, onDemand classes with labs do include a lab guide that will be available within your transcript after your registration is confirmed.

Will there be more Informatica University onDemand Training courses available in the future?
Yes, new courses are being added all the time.

Can I run the Informatica University onDemand Training courses on a Mac?
Yes, absolutely!