Alfresco 5 Content Management - From Beginner to Pro
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Alfresco 5 Content Management - From Beginner to Pro

Alfresco Content Management System for complete beginners that want to become professionals!
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Created by Martin Bergljung
Last updated 3/2017
English
Price: $50
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 18 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Install and Configure the Alfresco content management system on Windows, Linux, and Mac
  • Integrate Alfresco with external enterprise systems such as LDAP and SMTP servers
  • Importing content into the Alfresco Repository and exporting content from the Repository
  • Explain concepts such as Repository, Node, Relationship, Versioning, Rules, and Indexing
  • Explain the Architecture of the Alfresco Platform
  • Design and implement basic Content Models to be able to manage and search for content in a domain specific way
  • Work with the Alfresco Share Web client to manage content items such as folders and files
  • Work with the Alfresco Share Web client to manage sites/workspaces
  • Work with the Alfresco Share Web client to search for content items, utilising instant search and faceted search
  • Work with the Alfresco Share Web client to manage content processes (i.e. workflows)
  • Work with MS Office clients, such as Word, to manage content
  • Work with FTP, CIFS, and WebDAV clients to manage content
  • Apply basic customizations via so called Alfresco Modules (i.e. AMPs or JARs)
  • Integrate Alfresco with MS Outlook
  • Integrate Alfresco On-Prem with Alfresco in the Cloud
  • Use the Alfresco Desktop Sync application to for example enable offline working
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Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of an operation system such as Windows, Linux, or Mac
Description

This Alfresco beginners training course will take you from not knowing anything about the Alfresco content management system to someone that can participate with confidence in an Alfresco Content Management project. 

If you are a developer that will implement customisations for a content management solution, an architect responsible for designing the deployment architecture for an Alfresco installation, or a project manager overseeing a content management project. Then this course will set you up so you are fully aware of what Alfresco is and its benefits, how to install and configure it, and how to use it. 

The course would also be useful for techie end-users that wants to get up to speed on the Alfresco content management system before their company or organisation deploys it.

This course is the perfect starting point for someone just beginning the journey into the content management solution space.

Who is the target audience?
  • System Administrators that need to manage an Alfresco installation
  • Developers that need to implement solutions based on the Alfresco content management system. This course would be a good base before moving on to a developer oriented course.
  • Project Managers that will be responsible for a content management system implementation based on Alfresco.
  • Software/System Architects that are responsible for designing and implementing a content management system architecture based on Alfresco.
  • Techie end-users that wants to get up to speed on Alfresco.
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Curriculum For This Course
143 Lectures
17:59:57
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Introduction
6 Lectures 44:39

In this lecture we get to know the Alfresco company and its products.

Preview 07:12

The Alfresco products comes in two editions, a community edition and an enterprise edition. Here we learn about each one and any differences between them.

Products - Introductions, Editions, and Versions
17:21

So, how is the Alfresco software sold, this lecture tells you all about it.

Business Model
03:05

Before we move on with installation and configuration of the Alfresco product it is always good to have an idea of how it is built up and how it is deployed. We will look at the deployment architecture and the internal technical architecture in this lecture.

Products - Deployment Architecture & Tech Architecture Intro
11:16

When working with Alfresco it is good to have somewhere to go for help. Somewhere you can find resources, articles, forums etc. The Alfresco Community Platform is that place.

Introduction to the Community Platform
03:14

As well as using the Alfresco Community Platform we can go to the online documentation for help.

Introduction to the Online Documentation
02:31
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Installation (Community Edition)
8 Lectures 01:42:25

Introduction to the installation section with important information about what type of installers that are used. Supported third party products and more.

Introduction
01:12

Using the Alfresco full installer on Windows we get all needed software installed, such as java, database, app server, web apps etc. No other installation is necessary.

Installing on Windows
17:40

Before we start integrating our installation with Solr 6, let's have a look at the new features coming along with it.

Introduction to Solr 6
03:07

Alfresco full installer installs Solr 4 by default, this lecture shows how to upgrade to Solr 6 to get some extra features such as fingerprinting and improved performance.

Using Solr 6 on Windows
14:44

Using the Alfresco full installer on Ubuntu we get all needed software installed, such as java, database, app server, web apps etc. No other installation is necessary.

Installing on Linux
15:49

Alfresco full installer installs Solr 4 by default, this lecture shows how to upgrade to Solr 6 to get some extra features such as fingerprinting and improved performance.

Using Solr 6 on Linux
14:01

Using the Alfresco full installer on Mac we get all needed software installed, such as java, database, app server, web apps etc. No other installation is necessary.

Installing on Mac
16:57

Alfresco full installer installs Solr 4 by default, this lecture shows how to upgrade to Solr 6 to get some extra features such as fingerprinting and improved performance

Using Solr 6 on Mac
18:55
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Starting and Stopping the Server
4 Lectures 23:29
Introduction
00:41

Starting and Stopping the Server on Windows
08:24

Starting and Stopping the Server on Linux
05:14

Starting and Stopping the Server on Mac
09:10
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Solr Clean-up
1 Lecture 08:23

You might have noticed that after we switched to using Solr 6 we did not really remove the Solr4 installation. It is still indexing all the stuff, which might not be what you want. This lecture shows how to remove it completely.

Cleaning up Solr4
08:23
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Upgrading
1 Lecture 01:47

This section gives you a quick introduction to how an Alfresco installation can be upgraded.

Overview and Introduction to Upgrading an Installation
01:47
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Alfresco Clients
1 Lecture 10:27

A look at the different clients (web, webdav, cifs, email, mobile etc) that can be used to manage content in Alfresco.

Overview of Different Clients
10:27
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Alfresco Clients - using WebDAV, CIFS, and FTP
5 Lectures 34:04
Introduction
00:42

WebDAV and FTP on Windows
05:58

WebDAV and FTP on Linux
07:07

WebDAV and FTP on Mac
09:36

CIFS can be useful for mapping a drive as it does not require any client installation.

CIFS on Windows
10:41
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Content Management: Working with Folders and Files
17 Lectures 02:40:57
Introduction to Working with Content in Alfresco
00:47

The main menu and the User Dashboard is the first thing a user sees after a successful login. Here we have a look at it.

Main Menu and User Dashboard
15:31

All content in Alfresco lives in the so called content repository. This lecture introduces the repository.

Content Repository Introduction
06:15

Before you start uploading loads of files to the repository, you most likely want to create a folder structure to keep them in. In this lecture we walk through how to create and work with folders.

Working with Folders
16:23

As we saw in the "Working with Folders" lecture, it is possible to create a complete folder structure with files from a template. But this template need to be pre-created. It is also possible to drag-and-drop any folder structure from disk into the repository. This lecture shows how that is done. (Note. this is only officially supported in Chrome when this video was done, but it seems to work in the MS Edge browser too)

Working with Folders: Drag & Drop Folder structure (Chrome)
04:05

When you got the folder structure in place it is time to start uploading and creating file content, this shows you how.

Working with Files
19:51

In this lecture we look specifically at media files, such as video and audio

Working with Media Files
06:06

In this lecture we go through in detail the copy, move, and link actions that can be executed on folders and files.

Working with Folders and Files: Copy, Move, and Shortcuts (Links)
09:54

To make full use of a content management system the uploaded files need to be classified in one way or another. This will make it easier to find the files and open up possibilities for different types of processing depending on how a file has been classified. There are three ways of classifying content: tagging, categorizing, and with content models.

Working with Files - Introduction to Classification (tags, categories, cm)
15:48

This lecture introduces the social classification that can be done with likes and favorites.

Working with Files - Introduction to Classification (like and favorite)
03:25

Many document formats, such as PDF and Office, allows the user to apply properties to the document. Some of these properties are automatically extracted, and set as metadata, when the document is uploaded to Alfresco. This lecture shows how that works.

Working with Files - Automatic Classification (Metadata extraction)
07:50

When we got all our folder and file content created/uploaded, we probably want to know how to search for it. This shows the way to do that.

Searching for Content
09:42

A big difference to managing files in a shared network drive is that in Alfresco you can version files. This talk walks you through how to do that.

Versioning Files
07:15

Updating a file normally has no locking involved. So last to update wins. With the check-out and check-in feature you can lock a file while it is being edited by you.

Checking out & Checking in Files (locking)
06:40

Another difference from using a shared network drive for files is that in Alfresco we can add rules to folders and have stuff happen when files are added to them. Learn how to set up folder rules in this lecture.

Folder Rules
11:24

When using a shared network drive there is not much security and permission management that you can do. With Alfresco there is a rich set of features we can use to set up content permissions at different levels. Learn here how to do it.

Content Permissions
13:16

So when you delete content, what happens to it, and can you recover it? We learn all about that in this lecture.

Managing Deleted Content
06:45
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Content Management (Nice to Have): Working with Folders and Files
5 Lectures 09:51
Introduction
00:24

What if you got a ZIP file with a folder hierarchy containing files. Can you upload it to the repository and have it unpacked there? Yes, and this lecture shows you how to do that.

Working with Folders: Unzip ZIP with Folder Structure
02:15

Working with Files: Email Link (Enterprise)
01:40

If you wanted to share a content item with someone external, without an Alfresco account, could you do it? Yes, and this lecture shows you how to.

Sharing Content
03:32

It is possible to get an RSS Feed for activities in a folder. This lecture tells you how to set it up.

Folder Feeds (RSS)
02:00
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Content Management: Collaboration and Sharing
13 Lectures 01:38:35

A site is a very useful feature in the Alfresco Repository. It is used for collaborating and sharing of content in a team or group.

Introduction to Sites
03:30

In this lecture we take a look at how to create different types of sites. You can create Public, Moderated, and Private sites.

Working with Sites - Creating
08:06

In this lecture we look at how to add and remove the members of a site, and what different permissions they can have.

Working with Sites - Managing Members
12:25

The document library of a site is the central place where all the folder and file content is managed.

Working with Sites - Document Library
10:57

A site has a calendar that can be used by the members to manage important events.

Working with Sites - Calendar
17:09

Quite often when working with content you need to manage lists of things that does not necessarily have any physical part. This can be lists of contacts, to-dos, phone numbers etc. This can be handled by the site feature called Data Lists.

Working with Sites - Data Lists
09:11

The link feature in a site can be used to keep track of useful URLs.

Working with Sites - Links
04:00

There are a couple of other features available when working with sites called wiki, blogs, and discussions. They are not as frequently used as document library, calendar, links, and data lists, but they are still worth knowing about and this lecture introduces them.

Working with Sites - Wiki, Blogs, and Discussions
11:14

So far we have not talked too much about permissions in sites. When we added members we just saw that the permissions are similar to the permissions in the rest of the repository, such as contributor and collaborator. This lecture goes a bit deeper into the site permissions.

Working with Sites - Permissions Deep Dive
08:25

To be able to search for content in different sites is essential. We look at that here.

Working with Sites - Searching
03:22

Sometimes the site manager might need to give users of the site notice about something. This lecture shows how that can be achieved.

Working with Sites - User Notice
01:47

It is useful to see what content types are mostly used in a site and how are the top contributors. This lecture shows a bit about how to do that.

Working with Sites - Statistics
02:08

When you are using a lot of sites it is sometimes useful to be able to customise them a bit, such as setting different style themes, so it is easier for users to know which site they are in. It is also useful to customise the dashboard in a site depending on what features that are used in the site.

Customising Sites
06:21
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About the Instructor
Martin Bergljung
4.5 Average rating
15 Reviews
99 Students
2 Courses
ECM and BPM Specialist, Book Author

I have been working with Alfresco for the past 10 years. I started out building an email integration for Alfresco, integrating Apache James, so my first experience with the product was a deep dive into coding a customisation. I then started doing consulting projects based on Alfresco and found out quite quickly that I really like the product. It is very open and allows you to build pretty much anything you can come up with (or your client can come up with!).

In 2011 I got the opportunity to write a book about Alfresco, which was a great experience as I really like to mentor, train, and educate people. I then did more consulting and got into bigger projects in the publishing space. During a couple of years I was also an instructor giving Alfresco classroom training courses. Then in 2014 I got the opportunity to write another book about Alfresco and specifically the CMIS standard that you can use to talk to the Alfresco content management system, again a great experience.

In 2015 I started working for Alfresco with all kinds of stuff, such as developing the Alfresco SDK, creating developer documentation, writing articles, talking at conferences, prototyping new features. What I really like to do is take what we develop internally at Alfresco and try and explain it in an easy and understandable way.    

I now, since March 2017, work as a full time Online Educator, specializing in ECM and BPM!