Axon for
Community Users

onDemand | Data Governance | Self-Paced | Version 7.3

Course Overview

Learn to access Axon inventories to explore key organizational business structures. Utilize Axon's Quick and Unison Search capabilities to locate and review business glossaries, systems, datasets, and attribute information, as well as leverage insight maps to visualize and expose impacts, relationships, dependencies, and duplication.
Applicable for users of software version 7.x.


After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Discuss data governance initiatives and evolution
  • Navigate the Axon user interface
  • Identify and describe key inventories
  • Utilize the Quick and Unison Search capabilities
  • Perform complex searches across multiple inventories
  • Customize Axons landing page
  • Configure Personalized Dashboards
  • Locate and review glossaries
  • Access and use Axon Quick Look
  • Raise and follow through on change requests
  • Review system and data lineage
  • Find and use Axon Insight and Local maps

Target Audience

  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Steward
  • End User


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Module 1: Axon's Data Governance Methodology
  • The Evolution of Data Governance
Module 2: Introduction to Axon
  • Navigating Axon
  • Walkthroughs
  • Inventories and Grids
  • Unison Search
  • Maps and Dashboards
  • Quick Search
  • Objects and Properties
  • Lab: Quick Search
  • Lab: Unison Search
Module 3: Axon Users and Dashboards
  • My Items
    • Recent/Following/Roles
    • User Information
  • User Dashboard
  • Personalized Dashboards
  • Lab: Your Axon Environment
  • Lab: Accept Assigned Roles
  • Lab: Create a Personalized Dashboard
Module 4: The Glossary
  • Glossary Overview
  • Axon Quick Look
  • Lab: Glossary Properties and Hierarchies
  • Lab: Identifying Ungoverned Glossary Items
Module 5: Change Requests
  • Change Requests
  • Lab: Raising a Change Request
Module 6: Systems, Datasets, Interfaces & Lineage
  • Lineage Overview
  • System and Data Lineage
  • Lab: Reviewing Systems, Datasets and Attributes
Module 7: Insight and Local Maps
  • Axon Maps
  • Insight and Local Maps
  • Map Palette
  • Map Overlays
  • Lab: Navigate Insight Maps

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