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Pennant Accounts Training

Access to the Pennant Accounts Data Collection in the warehouse has the following prerequisite training:

      1. Family Education Rights and Privacy Act FERPA Overview
      2. Information Privacy and Security at Penn (Annual Requirement)
      3. Using the Student Data Collection in the Data Warehouse
      4. Penant Plus for Detail Code Inquiry and Subcode Mapping Inquiry (101) - all modules
      5. Pennant Accounts: Using the Pennant Student Account Summary (PSAS) Screen (102)

All of the above are offered online, via Penn's Knowlege Link training system. Login to the Knowledge Link Gateway with your PennKey, and in the "Find Learning" window, search for the courses by title. The courses are designed to be self-paced.You can exit before finishing, and resume where you left off. Most courses have built-in quizzes, to help evaluate your retention of the material. You may do the training either before or after submitting a Request for Access eform, but your access will not be finalized until you have completed all of the above training.

More information is available on the Pennant training page.


Additional recommended training

The following training is not required for obtaining access to the Pennant Accounts Data Collection, but is recommended, particularly if you plan to create your own reports:

Student Records System (SRS): This is an instructor-led course, offered by the Office of the University Registrar. See the Student Records System training page for more information.

SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence: This for-fee course is taught by outside consultants, and is designed for people who need to create and edit their own reports using Web Intelligence. The course is based on a generic database, and does not use Penn-specific data. For the introductory class, no prior reporting experience is required. Familiarity with Microsoft Office is helpful. People taking the advanced class are expected to have completed the introductory class. For information about course fees, dates and times, contact

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