RSA Archer 5.5 Advanced Administration

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This classroom-based course provides hands-on training on the administration, configuration and bestpractice deployment of the RSA Archer Platform.



Throughout this classroom-based course, students will be presented with a diverse collection of real-world governance, risk, and compliance problems and be shown and guided through the recommended steps involved in solving these pain points by using the features available in the RSA Archer Suite.

Extensive hands-on labs reinforce the tasks involved in designing and automating Archer processes and extending the value of the RSA Archer Suite throughout the organization. After completing this class, students will be prepared to use the RSA Archer Suite to solve an extensive array of Archer problems and meet the business requirements of various enterprise stakeholders.



Governance, risk, and/or compliance professionals, business owners, or IT personnel who need to automate and streamline existing processes, integrate the RSA Archer platform with third-party systems, or deliver assessments across the enterprise.


Delivery Type

Live or Virtual Classroom (learn more about modalities)



4 days


Prerequisite Knowledge/Skills

Previous experience creating applications within the RSA Archer product or successful participation in the standard RSA Archer Administration course. 


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Create a custom, multi-stage workflow process that automates a manual process
  • Import existing information from a legacy system into RSA Archer applications and questionnaires
  • Integrate the RSA Archer product with third-party systems and data sources to consolidate enterprise information
  • Design best-practice assessment campaigns to measure compliance across the organization
  • Construct complex search criteria to locate key information and identify data trends
  • Visually showcase compliance with industry regulations through reports and dashboards
  • Alert organization stakeholders through scheduled report distributions
  • Export RSA Archer data into pre-formatted, professional-looking report templates


Course Outline

  • Streamlining GRC Processes — Day One
    • Replicating a multi-stage workflow to transfer a manual, paper-based process to an automated, online tool
    • Constructing a scalable access control framework for enabling end users to participate in GRC processes
    • Automating and manipulating data through calculations to support enhanced data analytics and reduce data entry time
  • Integrating External Data — Day Two
    • Transferring leveled, document-centric policies into a data-centric format in the RSA Archer Platform
    • Using a data feed targeting database sources to quickly transfer legacy data to a centralized system
    • Creating a data feed to access an RSS source and retrieve the information into an RSA Archer application
    • Transferring data between RSA Archer applications to support data trending and reduce manual effort
  • Demonstrating Compliance – Day Three
    • Importing compliance questions into RSA Archer’s global question library
    • Creating an assessment campaign to demonstrate compliance with internal and external regulations
    • Managing question scoring and findings generation to better understand the risk impact to the organization
    • Referencing existing assessment responses in future assessments
  • Communicating GRC Data – Day Four, Part I
    • Generating real-time reports across distant data relationships to provide greater insights into GRC processes
    • Designing a user-friendly dashboard and interface to clearly communicate the posture of various business units
    • Delivering snapshot reports on a set schedule to inform key stakeholders of the current status
    • Exporting RSA Archer data to email and Word templates to generate professional-looking, document-based reports for senior management
    • Publishing RSA Archer data to external databases
  • Maintaining the System – Day Four, Part II
    • Discussing resources for the most current installation and sizing recommendations
    • Configuring instance settings via the Archer Control Panel
    • Accessing and reading log files
    • Troubleshooting common RSA Archer issues to ensure effective system operations







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