About this Course

Code TPZL1_KM624
Duration 1 Day

This course enables students to acquire the skills necessary to use the Information Governance Catalog to analyze metadata stored within the Information Server Repository. The emphasis is on how metadata gets captured within the repository and how to explore and analyze the metadata it contains.


  • Those taking this course should have basic knowledge of the Windows operating system. Familiarity with Information Server products is desirable but not required.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Describe the main kinds of metadata assets that can be explored and analyzed in the Information Governance Catalog
  • Describe how metadata is captured
  • Explore metadata assets using Search and Query
  • Create data lineage reports
  • Enhance lineage using extended mappings
  • Create business lineage reports
  • Create customized metadata assets using Open IGC's REST API


Introduction to the Information Governance Catalog Metadata

  • Describe and list examples of metadata
  • Describe the purpose and uses of the Information Governance Catalog
  • List the main functional categories of the Information Governance Catalog
  • Describe the IBM Information Server environment and how the Information Governance Catalog is part of it
  • Describe the metadata management role of the Information Governance Catalog within Information Server

Exploring the Information Governance Catalog

  • Log into the IGC
  • Describe how metadata is organized with the Information Server Repository
  • Navigate around the IGC
  • Explore the types of metadata assets that can be viewed and analyzed in the IGC

Capturing metadata assets

  • Use Metadata Asset Manager to capture metadata for ODBC data resources, logical models, and BI reports
  • Describe DataStage captured metadata, including sequential files and DataStage jobs and job sequences
  • Describe how DataStage operational metadata is generated
  • Capture DataStage operational metadata

Search and query

  • Explore the metadata hierarchy of assets
  • Use the Find capabilities of the Information Governance Catalog
  • Create and execute queries

Data lineage

  • Generate an impact analysis graph
  • Generate a data lineage graph
  • Solve problems using impact analysis and lineage graphs

Enhancing lineage through extended mappings

  • Create extended data assets
  • Create extended mappings
  • Create a data lineage graph involving extended data assets
  • Generate business lineage graphs

Open Governance Catalog

  • Describe open IGC and its benefits
  • Define new (custom) asset types using Open IGC's REST API
  • Import new (custom) asset types
  • Display the flow of data through the new asset type
  • Governing and benefiting from new asset types

1 Day

Training delivered by an IBM Global Training Provider
Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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