BigFix Content and Relevance V10

In this class students will learn about using the BigFix policy language known as Relevance. Topics covered will teach BigFix users about the underlying principles, syntax and constructs of the...

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$3,150 USD GSA  $2,697.73
Course Code U5BFX42G
Duration 3 days
Available Formats Classroom
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In this class students will learn about using the BigFix policy language known as Relevance. Topics covered will teach BigFix users about the underlying principles, syntax and constructs of the Relevance language. This will allow students to manipulate existing BigFix-provided content, but also create their own custom properties, analyses, Fixlets, Tasks, Baselines and other content. The first two days of the class are dedicated to understanding basic Relevance, whereas the third day will delve into advanced Relevance concepts and Action Script.

Skills Gained

  • Gain an understanding of BigFix Relevance and Action Script
  • Learn about how BigFix Content is organized including Domains and Sites
  • Learn how to examine BigFix Content and the differences between Fixlets and Tasks
  • Learn about Baselines, Computer Groups, Properties, Analyses and Actions
  • Learn about BigFix content authoring tools and how to use them to write Relevance
  • Learn how to create BigFix content using Relevance
  • Create Content Using the BigFix Console and WebUI

Prerequisites

  • Basic Microsoft Windows
  • Basic Coding skills
  • Previously taken the AIS BigFix Operator Fundamentals course, or equivalent experience

Course Details

Day 1

Content Authoring Tools

  • Introduction to BigFix Tools for Content Creation
  • Fixlet Debugger
  • WebUI Query Channel
  • BigFix Console

Introduction to Relevance

  • What is the function of Relevance?
  • Scripting vs. Policy Language
  • Branches of the Relevance Language
  • Where does it fit in to the BigFix platform?
  • What is BigFix Content?
  • Fixlets
  • Tasks
  • Baselines
  • Computer Groups
  • Properties
  • Analyses
  • Actions
  • How is Content Organized?
  • Domains
  • Sites
  • Content Examination
  • Fixlets / Tasks
  • Baselines
  • Computer Groups
  • Properties
  • Analyses
  • Actions

Relevance Basics

  • Language Objects and Inspectors
  • Types
  • Object Property Inspection
  • Platform-specific vs. Platform-agnostic Inspectors

Day 2

Relevance Basics (continued)

  • Understanding Syntax and Constructs
  • Plurality
  • Casting
  • Concatenation
  • String Manipulation
  • Basic Arithmetic

Day 3

Advanced Relevance Concepts

  • Data Manipulation
  • Advanced Arithmetic Operations

Action Script

  • Action Script Syntax and Usage
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