Kentico Essentials Self-Paced Training

This Articles applies to: Content/CMS Editors

  1. Has your supervisor or the primary content editor of your website submitted a request to add you as a CMS Editor for your Kentico website?  If not, they must first do so using our helpdesk system, ServiceDesk Plus (SDP) at - https://sdp.tamu.edu/, and provide you with the SDP Request ID#.
  2. After you know the SDP Request ID#, please go and provision your training website account here (requires a valid NetID & password and the SDP Request ID#).  You must perform this step while on-campus, or if off-campus by connecting to VPN first. (1 minute)
  3. Review the Content Editor Best Practices. (20 minutes)
  4. Wait for your training website account to be added to the proper site roles, then proceed to the next step (this can take up to 5 days to process).
  5. Review the Self-Paced – Kentico Essentials Training PowerPoint. (30 minutes)
  6. Following along with the PowerPoint slides above, complete the Kentico CMS Essentials Class Exercise Handout using the PITO Training Website by logging into – https://qaweb-k.as.tamu.edu/admin (you will have access to this site for one month.  This site can only be accessed while on-campus; or if off-campus by connecting to VPN first). If you receive an error logging in to the training website, please notify your supervisor/primary content editor so they can follow-up on their SDP Request. (40 minutes)
  7. Login to your Test Site for further website familiarization and practice – https://test{SITE_NAME}.as.tamu.edu/admin (e.g. https://testmcallen.as.tamu.edu/admin).
  8. Each website and department/unit is unique. There will be special ways to update and work with your website content that is beyond the scope of self-service training. Please follow-up with your site's main website editor for additional training and departmental policies on updating your website.
  9. Once all steps above have been completed, you are ready to access your production/live website.  If you require additional training, please request it using ServiceDesk Plus and we can schedule something with you.