PROGRAMME

The Open Horizons Summit offers two different programme paths to ensure attendees will benefit from an unique experience and cutting-edge education on the topics and technologies that matter most to you.


Technical Education Programme

The technical programme features 70 technical HotLab sessions covering the ITOM, ADM, Security and IM&G portfolios. These unique hands-on deep-dive half-day workshops still remain the core of the Open Horizons Summit and offer to you the chance to meet the experts who build the products and tools you use every day and get your questions answered. Whether your tech skills are tightly focused or all over the map, whether you want to learn something new at a foundational or intermediate level, or you want to dive deep into familiar Micro Focus technologies at an advanced or expert level – you’ll find lots of new ways to improve your skills.

This format enables attendees to build their personalised agenda mapped to individual specialisations and needs.

To gain access to the technical sessions, which are delivered as a joint effort by Micro Focus and community experts, conference participants need to register for a “Full Conference Ticket”.

The Community Biz Track Programme

The Community Biz Track provides a strategic overview of Micro Focus technology and a updates across the ITOM, ADM, Security and IM&G portfolios. Attendees will gain insights on how to grow business with Micro Focus software and get the chance to network with peers from around Europe, Middle East and Africa. Sessions are delivered by senior executives who will share the latest Micro Focus company vision and strategies. Meet product specialists and learn about market trends, offerings and roadmaps, cross sell opportunities and how to beat the competition and grow your deals and profits.

Session Types

  • Sponsor Solutions Showcase
  • Interactive Focus Group Interviews
  • Product Management Roadmap Sessions
  • Hotlab ReCapture / Certification Prep Sessions
  • Partner Best Practices / Success Story
  • Special Interest Group Sessions (e.g. Managed Services)

Attendees without the need of attending technical hands-on sessions should register for the reduced “Business Ticket”.

Networking Elements

Micro Focus Tech Lounge
Additionally in the Micro Focus TechLounge you can immerse yourself in third-party solutions, products, services, and technologies by visiting the product technology demo points of our partners. The TechLounge will be full of learning opportunities, one-on-one discussions, and interactive activities.

FREE Micro Focus CERTIFICATIONS

Give your career a power boost with official Micro Focus Certifications that show you rank among the most highly skilled software infrastructure professionals.

For the first time Open Horizons and Micro Focus will provide you the possibility to get you certified at the Open Horizons Summit 2019.

There are three types of certifications:

  • Sales Certifications (SCs)
  • Technical Certifications (TCs)
  • Advanced Technical Certifications (ATCs)

To access the Sales Certifications (SCs) and Technical Certifications (TCs), please make sure, that you are able to login to the new Micro Focus Partner Portal: softwarepartner.microfocus.com

Sign in if you already have an account or click on ‘Register as Partner User’. Please note, that any Sales and Technical Certifications are available for partners only.

Advanced Technical Certification are available for customers and partners.
The different exams verifies and validates that you can understand and use the corresponding Micro Focus product. When you come to Open Horizons Summit, the certification exams are FREE und you save up 200,00 USD.

Which certification fits best to you?

Sales Certifications (SCs) and Technical Certifications (TCs) will equip you with the complete product and solution knowledge needed for your role and ensure your company gains the valuable benefits due to all certified partners. If you are looking for foundational knowledge and skills in a given product portfolio, get certified with Micro Focus Sales and Technical Certifications.

Advanced Technical Certification validate your skills and accelerate your career. The offered exams require technical knowledge and preparation. Please review the exam objectives and the recommended learning paths before registering.

At Open Horizons Summit we offer a number of HotLabs which you can use in addition for the preparation of your exams.
At the summit there will be 2 Certification Rooms – Room “A” and Room “B”. Room A will be managed by the Partner Enablement Team and will be responsible for any Sales and Technical Certifications.

Advanced Technical Certifications will take place in Room B which is managed by the Education Team.

Available Certifications

ADM

  • ADM Sales Certification 2017 curriculum
  • Application Delivery Management Sales Certification
  • Testing Sales Certification 2016

Vertica

  • Vertica Portfolio Sales Certfication 2017 curriculum
  • Vertica Sales Certification

Security

  • Security Sales Certification 2017 curriculum
  • Endpoint Management Sales Certification 2016
  • Identity, Access and Security Sales Certification 2016
  • Security Sales Certification

IMG

  • IMG Sales Certification 2017 curriculum
  • Information Management & Governance Sales Certification
  • Collaboration, File and Networking Sales Certification 2016
  • GWAVA Sales Certification

ITOM

  • ITOM Sales Certification 2017 curriculum
  • IT Operations Management Sales Certification
  • Workload Management Sales Certification 2016

Application Modernization and Connectivity

  • Application Modernization & Connectivity Sales Certification
  • Application Modernization Sales Certification 2016
  • Host Connectivity Sales Certification
  • Host Connectivity Sales Certification 2016

All available certifications can be found here: Micro Focus Partner Portal

An overview can be found here: Partner Program Certifications

ADM

Performance Testing

  • Performance and Lifecycle Virtualization Presales Technical Certification 2017 curriculum
  • Performance Testing Technical Certification
  • LoadRunner Accredited Software Professional
  • Silk Performer Technical Certification

Lifecycle & Portfolio Management

  • Application Lifecycle Management Presales Technical Certification 2017 curriculum
  • Lifecycle and Portfolio Management Technical Certification
  • ALM Accredited Software Professional
  • Mobile Center Accredited Software Professional
  • ALM Octane Accredited Software Professional

Functional Testing

  • Functional Testing and Mobile Presales Technical Certification 2017 curriculum
  • UFT Accredited Software Professional
  • Functional Testing Technical Certification
  • Silk Central Technical Certification
  • Silk Test Technical Certification

Vertica

  • ARCHIVED-Vertica Family Presales Technical Certification 2017 curriculum
  • Vertica Accredited Software Professional
  • Vertica Technical Certification

Security

IAM

  • Access Management Technical Certification
  • Access Manager 4.2 Specialization
  • Identity Management Technical Certification
  • Privileged Management Technical Certification

Security Operations

  • ArcSight Administrator (CSE)
  • ArcSight Logger Certified Software Expert (CSE)
  • Intelligent Security Operations Presales Technical Certification 2017 curriculum
  • Security Operations Technical Certification
  • ArcSight ESM Admin and Analyst Accredited Software Professional
  • ArcSight Advanced Analyst Certified Software Expert
  • ArcSight Advanced Administrator Certified Software Expert
  • Sentinel and Change Guardian Technical Certification

Application Security

  • Fortify Software Security Center / Static Code Analyzer (CSE)
  • Fortify Presales Technical Certification 2017 curriculum
  • Application Security Technical Certification
  • Fortify Security Solutions Accredited Software Professional

Data Security

  • Data Security Presales Technical Certification 2017 curriculum
  • Data Security Technical Certification

Unified Endpoint Management

  • Micro Focus ZCM Specialization
  • Unified Endpoint Management Technical Certification

IMG

  • Information Management Presales Technical Certification 2017 curriculum

Collaboration Solutions

  • Open Enterprise Server Technical Certification
  • GroupWise Technical Certification

Archiving & Risk Management

  • Retain for Exchange Technical Certification
  • Retain for GroupWise Technical Certification

Secure Content Management

  • Information Governance Control Point Presales Technical Certification 2017 curriculum
  • Information Governance Structured Data Manager Technical Certification
  • Content Manager Accredited Software Professional
  • Information Governance Content Manager Technical Certification
  • Information Governance ControlPoint Technical Certification

Connected

  • Connected MX Technical Certification
  • Connected Technical Certification

IDOL

  • IDOL Technical Certification

IT Operations Management (ITOM)

Data Center Automation

  • DCA Presales Technical Certification 2017 curriculum
  • Data Center Automation Technical Certification

Hybrid Cloud Management

  • Hybrid Cloud Management Presales Technical Certification 2017 curriculum
  • Cloud Service Automation Accredited Software Professional
  • Hybrid Cloud Management Technical Certification
  • PlateSpin Migrate Technical Certification

Service Management Automation

  • ITSMA Presales Technical Certification 2017 curriculum
  • Service Management Automation Technical Certification
  • Service Manager Accredited Software Professional

Data Protection

  • Information Management Presales Technical Certification 2017 curriculum
  • Data Protector Technical Certification
  • Data Protector Accredited Software Professional

Operation Bridge & Analytics

  • Operations Bridge Presales Technical Certification 2017
  • Operations Manager Accredited Software Professional
  • Operations Bridge Technical Certification

Network Operations Management

  • Operations Orchestration Accredited Software Professional
  • Network Automation Accredited Software Professional
  • Network Operations Management Technical Certification

All available certifications can be found here: Micro Focus Partner Portal

An overview can be found here: Partner Program Certifications

Below you will see the list with all certifications offered at the OH Summit:

ADM

  • LoadRunner Accredited Software Professional (details on Micro Focus Education certification page)
  • ALM Accredited Software Professional (details on Micro Focus Education certification page)
  • Mobile Center Accredited Software Professional (details on Micro Focus Education certification page)
  • ALM Octane Accredited Software Professional (details on Micro Focus Education certification page)
  • UFT Accredited Software Professional (details on Micro Focus Education certification page)

ITOM

  • Cloud Service Automation Accredited Software Professional
  • Service Manager Accredited Software Professional
  • UCMDB Accredited Software Professional
  • Data Protector Accredited Software Professional
  • Operations Manager Accredited Software Professional
  • Operations Orchestration Accredited Software
  • Network Automation Accredited Software Professional

Information Management & Governance

  • Content Manager Accredited Software Professional

Security

  • ArcSight Administrator (CSE)
  • ArcSight Logger Certified Software Expert (CSE)
  • ArcSight ESM Admin and Analyst Accredited Software Professional
  • ArcSight Advanced Analyst Certified Software Expert
  • ArcSight Advanced Administrator Certified Software
  • Fortify Security Solutions Accredited Software Professional
  • Fortify Security Certified Software Expert (CSE)

All available certifications can be found here: Micro Focus Education Portal

How to prepare for the certifications

  1. Go to the Partner Portal Enablement and Certification site > Sales Certifications and take the corresponding on demand optional classes free of charge.
  2. Make sure, that you prepare in advance with the offered product training, program information, and tools, to pass the exams / certification successfully.
  3. Please be aware, that you have one hour to take the exam on site.
  1. Go to the Partner Portal Enablement and Certification site > Technical Certifications and take the corresponding on demand optional classes free of charge.
  2. Enrol and attend the corresponding Hot Lab preparatory session at the OH Summit
  3. Make sure, that you prepare in advance with the offered product training, program information, and tools, to pass the exams / certification successfully.
  4. Please be aware, that you have one hour to take the exam on site.

ITOM – IT Operations Management

The IT Operations Management (ITOM) track will focus on modern IT Operations Management tools and how they will  bridge the gap between traditional IT and the new digital enterprise and fast paced new business initiatives in a straightforward way.  In both the Community Biz track sessions as well as in the deep-dive technical hands-on sessions, you will learn more about the six ITOM suites, which are prescriptive, integrated and easy to consume through simplified pricing and licensing models. Learn more about the new ITOM Platform, which will  enable customers to deploy, manage, update and scale Micro Focus ITOM products across public and private cloud, on traditional virtualized environments and even on bare metal and emerging CaaS environments.
Solutions featured within the Community Biz Track and technical hands-on trainings / HotLabs could be:

  • DCA – Data Center Automation Suite (Server Automation, Operations Orchestration, Database and Middleware Automation)
  • OpsB – Operations Bridge Suite (Operations Bridge Manager formally OMi, Operations Bridge Reporter, Operations Bridge Analytics, Business Value Dashboard, Sitescope, Business Process Monitor, Cloud Optimizer, AppManager)
  • SMA – Service Management Automation Suite (Service Manager, Asset Manager, Configuration Management System, Service Desk)

  • HCM – Hybrid Cloud Management Suite (Cloud Service Automation, Operations Orchestration, CODAR, Platespin)

  • NOM – Network Operations Management Suite (Network Node Manager I, Network Automation, Business Value Dashboard)

  • ABR – Adaptive Backup and Recovery Suite (Data Protector, Backup Navigator)

  • ITOM Platform – CMS (Configuration Management System)

IM&G – Information Management and Governance

The Information Management and Governance (IM&G) tracks focus on how to achieve new levels of productivity, cost savings, and collaboration across your entire organization while managing  information security, privacy, and compliance across enterprise systems with reduced risk, complexity, and cost at the same time. The IM&G tracks will contain many of the HotLabs and sessions familiar to previous attendees of the OH Summit featuring subjects such as GroupWise, Filr and OES and the information archiving solutions from GWAVA.
Solutions featured within the Community Biz track sessions and technical hands-on trainings / HotLabs could be:

  • Collaboration Solutions (Enterprise File Sharing, Enterprise Messaging, Open Enterprise Server)

  • Information Archiving (Digital Safe, Retain)

  • Secure Content Management (Content Manager, Control Point, Structured Data Manager)

  • eDiscovery

Security

The Security tracks will focus across the newly expanded Micro Focus Security Portfolio with comprehensive security solutions spanning security operations, application security, identity and access management (IAM), and data security. The shift to hybrid IT and DevOps has made it imperative for organisations to move beyond securing the periphery, and take a holistic approach to securing their users, apps, data and the interactions between them. Within the Community Biz track sessions as well as in the deep-dive technical hands-on sessions, you are going to learn more about new customer-centric innovations that help organisations to protect their most sensitive assets and applications at scale; drive identity-centric control and obtain actionable insights across their environments.
Solutions featured within the Community Biz track sessions and technical hands-on trainings / Hot Labs could be:

  • IAM (Privileged Management Identity Management, Access Management, Identity Governance, Strong Authentication)

  • Security Operations (ArcSight – Enterprise Secure Mgmt., Investigate, Data Platform, UBA-User Behaviour Analytics)

  • Application Security (Fortify)

  • Data Security (Atalla, Voltage)

  • Unified Endpoint Management (ZENworks)

ADM – Application Delivery Management

The Application Delivery Management (ADM) track will feature  the latest in industry trends and product innovations across the Micro Focus ADM portfolio. Within the Community Biz track sessions as well as in the deep-dive technical hands-on sessions, you will learn how to balance customer expectations for constant innovation with high quality, while also meeting the business demand for fast and predictable application delivery.
Solutions featured within the Community Biz track sessions and technical hands-on trainings / Hot Labs could be:

  • Performance Testing (LoadRunner, Performance Center, StormRunner Load, Lifecycle Virtualization Center, Silk Performer)

  • Lifecycle and Portfolio Mgmt. (Application Lifecycle Management Center (ALM Octane, ALM Enterprise, QC Enterprise, Atlas, Serena Dimensions RM, Rhythm), Project and Portfolio Management, Serena Application Development (Dimensions CM, StarTool))

  • Functional Testing (Functional Testing Center, Mobile Test Center, Silk)