Bring your people, processes, and data together seamlessly and rapidly launch mobile-ready applications with the Appian Low-Code Platform. And with Appian Academy, you’ll feel empowered to get the most out of your investment. The Appian Academy helps get technical and non-technical users up to speed quickly, incorporate Appian into business operations, and recognize future opportunities with the right low-code mindset.
The next step: connecting members of your team—technical and non-technical users alike—to the right coursework for their roles, from leaders to planners to administrators to builders.
Here’s an overview of Appian Academy courses and the roles they target:
Appian Overview course: for business leaders.
Incorporating Appian into parts of a business spurs big questions. How should an organization source, train, and structure teams for the project? What pitfalls should they watch out for?
Appian Overview covers the basics of Appian terminology and capabilities, giving business leaders the knowledge they need to make business decisions related to budget, staffing, and outcomes.
Appian Foundation course: for analysts, UX designers, and project managers/owners.
Team members who craft requirements and connect development efforts to business needs must have a strong understanding of Appian delivery methodology, plus a basic understanding of how Appian objects come together as applications. Business analysts and project managers in particular need to be able to match automation tools to business problems.
Appian Foundation teaches our methodology, how to properly gather and define requirements, and how to use main objects and components of the Appian platform to solve business problems.
Appian Administrator course: for those tasked with keeping systems and infrastructure up and running.
This course teaches database administrators, website managers, and owners of the systems used for integration how Appian handles data security, integration processes, and server architecture. Administrators learn how to manage Appian instances and servers, including how to provide server maintenance and patches for self-managed Appian instances.
Appian Developer and Appian Applied Development courses: for project-ready associate developers.
These students understand how to build and use each Appian object, and they’re familiar with suggested methodology, user experience, and data manipulation practices, but they still require additional training and mentorship for building high-performing, scalable applications.
Senior Developer courses: for experienced developers.
This course is for developers you trust to design, build, test, deploy, and maintain most Appian applications and serve as technical resources for junior developers and business users. These courses assume knowledge and experience with Appian best practices for data, process design, scalability, and integration.
For these busy team members, we’ve broken down curricula related to performance, scalability, usability, and maintainability—and topics covered in our Senior Developer Certification exam—into manageable, individual courses:
Course offerings are in the works for lead developers who already know how to use Appian to digitize, optimize, and automate business processes. These developers already manage resources and stakeholders, provide guidance on technical design requirements, and make architectural decisions about applications to support performance, scalability, and maintainability. The missing puzzle piece for these team members is simply practice, and Appian has exciting plans ahead in this area. Stay tuned for updates in Appian Community.
Robotic process automation courses: for all developers.
In addition to automating portions of your operations with business rules, workflow, and integrations, your organization may need software bots to replicate human tasks at a workstation. To teach developers about robotic process automation (RPA), we offer these courses:
Once employees gain knowledge, the next step is validation. This is where the Appian Certification Program comes in. Created by Appian practitioners and certification experts from around the world, the Appian certification exams fairly and completely evaluate what’s expected of developers and analysts at varying levels. Certification allows individuals and organizations to validate skills and recognize expertise.