Sassafras K2 One-day Training at LabMan 2017

Sassafras K2 Master Administrator One-day Intensive
Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 8:30 – 4:30
Wright State University
(The day before Labman 2017)

You can learn how to obtain greater value from Sassafras K2 (“KeyServer”), and make yourself more valuable to your organization. Sassafras Software is offering a one-day, hands-on, interactive, discussion based training class the day before LabMan 2017.

The K2 Master Administrator course offers hands-on foundational instruction on Best Practices for Sassafras K2. Using a real world implementation approach, the instructor will guide you through the four stages of implementation. You may bring a copy of your own production environment, or use a free evaluation copy, to experiment with configuration settings, importing data, reporting, computer availability maps, and the new K2 Dashboard. A syllabus is shown below.

We hope you will join us – you can register below via PayPal.

Early Registration (by end of April) – cost per participant is $500. After April, the price will be $625. If you are registered for LabMan, receive an exclusive 60% discount on these prices! LabMan attendees pay $200 (early) or $250 (late). Lunch is included.


K2 Master Administrator Training Registration


Sassafras K2 Master Administrator One-day Intensive

  • Building Computer Sections and¬†Divisions
    • Defining and aggregating the endpoint & server population
      • Manual population
      • Filters and Rules
      • Auto-population by AD OU
    • Missing Clients report
  • Lab Management with Sassafras K2
    • Computer Availability (Lab) Maps
      • The three states of availability
      • Publishing lab hours
      • Administrator Heat maps
      • End-user facing Demand forecast
      • Embedding Maps on other Web pages
    • New Lab Login Reports
  • Federated Management & Reporting
    • Building and managing custom privileges
    • Active Directory¬†Integration
    • Editing Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Software Product Discovery
    • Product Recognition Service (PRS)
    • Manually building accurate product definitions
    • Product Suggestions report
    • Baseline software product audits
    • The three states of software product management
  • Working with Purchase Data
    • Establishing a starting point – creating baselines
    • Synthetic Purchases
    • The Purchase Wizard
    • Importing purchase data
    • Software Product mapping
    • Working with Enterprise vs. Section Purchases
    • Current License Position & Effective License Position (CLP/ELP)
  • License Policy Design
    • Measuring by the metric to calculate Consumption
    • Common Policy configuration models
    • Common mistakes seen in the wild
    • Reconciling Policies with Purchases
  • Dashboards and Reporting
    • Understanding & configuring reports
    • The Five categories of reports
    • Scheduling
    • Pre-configured On-Demand
    • Ad-hoc reports from Tags, Filters and Divisions
    • Configuring & Embedding Dashboard Widgets
  • Javascript API
    • Rapid third-party integrations
    • Add/Remove tags
    • Supplemental data from Active Directory
    • Remote Control

The Academic Lab Management Conference, also known as LabMan, was formed back in 2000 for professionals responsible for the maintenance of computer labs in education settings. As technology in labs continues to evolve, LabMan focuses on the overarching aspects of academic computing services which includes computer labs, bring your own device (BYOD), wireless support, classroom support, and innovation spaces for students and other patrons.

For more about LabMan, visit the LabMan 2017 page.

Sassafras Software is a Platinum Sponsor at LabMan. This is a great Conference that we have attended in prior years, and a natural fit given our Availability Maps and Software Licensing functionality. For an idea of how K2 has been used in Labs, take a look at a case study about IT Resource Management at Evergreen State College.

We hope to see you at LabMan in May!

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