Recommended knowledge areas for upgrading

Maximo® Application Suite is based on a different technology platform than IBM Control Desk. IBM training can help you to upgrade your skills to manage the upgrade process, administer, and operate Maximo Application Suite and Maximo IT.

Recommended knowledge for Maximo IT administrators

As a Maximo IT administrator, you should have fair knowledge of the following tasks:

    • Install and configure software.
    • Understand Maximo Application Suite tasks, such as creating and modifying records.
    • Understand relational database concepts, such as views and joins.
    • Understand the Maximo Application Suite database and data relationships
    • Construct Structured Query Language (SQL) statements.
    • Understand the SQL syntax for your database.
    • Set Maximo Application Suite properties for proper configuration.
    • Define security privileges for users and groups.

Recommended knowledge areas for Maximo IT users

Maximo IT users will use workflow for business processes and customize applications in Maximo Manage in Maximo Application suite. Users must be trained in customising existing applications and how to use new processes if they wish to make changes and improvements to their business processes.


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Topics to learn References
Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform


Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification path for new learners

Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration certification path for experienced learners

Containerization and RHOCP essentials for Maximo Application Suite and Sterling solutions for an introduction on containerization and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform essentials

Maximo Application Suite & Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Deployment Technical Essentials for information on Maximo Application Suite and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform installation.

Maximo Application Suite deployment overview for an overview on deploying Maximo Application Suite with an interactive flow chart and a series of demonstrations.

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IBM Cloud® If you have an Red Hat OpenShift deployment on IBM Cloud , Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud, you can deploy IBM Cloud Pak® for Data on your cluster. You can also run Cloud Pak for Data on your private, on-premises cluster. For more information, see Overview of IBM Cloud Pak for Data.
Automate Maximo Application Suite installation It is possible to automate some of the manual steps of installing Maximo Application Suite and its components, using Ansible collection roles. For more information see, IBM® Maximo Application Suite installation with Ansible collection.
MongoDB Maximo Application Suite uses MongoDB for its data dictionary and local user management. Your MongoDB instance can run in the Red Hat OpenShift cluster or external to it. For more information, see Installing MongoDB on-premises and Installing MongoDB on IBM Cloud .
IBM Suite License Service The IBM Suite License Service provides useful features for managing virtualized environments and measuring license utilization. License Service discovers the software that is installed in your infrastructure, helps you to analyze the consumption data, and allows you to generate audit reports. Each report provides you with different information about your infrastructure, for example the computer groups, software installations, and the content of your software catalog. For more information, see Installing IBM Suite License Service on-premises and Installing IBM Suite License Service on IBM Cloud .
IBM Maximo Test Automation Framework As part of Maximo Application Suite, the IBM Maximo Test Automation Framework can be utilized to validate or re-validate Maximo IT processes and capabilities for a given release based on approved and certified configurations from IBM. The Test Automation Framework consists of a series of validation test scripts that encompass asset and work management business processes. These test scripts contain information that can be built upon to develop and document a manufacturer's policies and procedures according to the implementation and use of Maximo Manage application and Maximo IT software. These scripts can be used as quality assurance test cases to validate information systems. They are updated for every Maximo Application Suite long term supported release. For more information, see IBM Maximo Test Automation Framework.