ZU Academy Vinyl Training

Vinyl Training

Online training for the Vinyl platform is available on-demand to clients and partners through ZU Academy.

Explore our course offerings below.

Online Course Descriptions

Additional courses will be announced as they become available. If you are interested in signing up, please connect through our contact form or email training@zudy.com.

Zudy Methodology

Zudy Methodology

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Online
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30 minutes
Interested in learning about Zudy Methodology? Then this is the course for you!
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Course Summary

Our Zudy Methodology course covers the core concepts and different stages of how Zudy develops Apps in Vinyl. We will cover why Naming Conventions are important, Project Timelines, User Acceptance Testing, when the best time to Go Live with your application is, and much more! Upon completion, participants will understand the core Methodologies of Application Development at Zudy.

What will you learn?

  • What is an App?
  • What makes Zudy Different?
  • Next Up Methodology
  • Iterative Development Methodology
  • MVP (Minimum Viable Product)
  • User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • When do you Go Live?
  • What happens after Go Live?

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for Beginner Vinyl Developers looking to gain familiarity and a general overview of the Zudy Methodology.

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February
2022
Introduction to Vinyl 3.2

Introduction to Vinyl 3.2

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Online
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4 Hours
Looking to get hands-on with our newest release of Vinyl? Then this is the course for you!
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Course Summary

Step through easily building an Application in Vinyl from the ground up, starting with the data. Come see how everything is streamlined, faster, and easier in this version of Vinyl. Upon completion, participants should feel comfortable with navigation, building a database and records, business rules, and creating pages & charts within Vinyl.

What will you learn?

  • Navigate Vinyl and the Data, Business Logic, and UI Layers
  • Build a database from the ground up and populate records
  • Create and maintain Pages, Panels and Controls
  • Create and modify Business Objects
  • Cosmetic enhancements including Control Sets, Popup Pages, Google Maps
  • Chart Panels – Creating Chart Pages, a Dashboard Page, and UI Improvements
  • Create a Dashboard and UI Improvements

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for Beginner Vinyl Developers looking to gain familiarity and a general overview on building applications with Vinyl.

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March
2022
Introduction to Vinyl 3.0

Introduction to Vinyl 3.0

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Online
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8 Hours
Are you new to Vinyl? Then this is a great place to start!
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Course Summary

Our Intro to Vinyl 3.0 course covers core concepts and foundational building blocks needed to build your very first application in Vinyl. All the new features and functionality available in our most current version are covered. Upon completion, participants should feel comfortable with navigation, business rules, and creating pages and charts within Vinyl.

What will you learn?

  • Navigating Vinyl and the Data, Business Logic and UI Layers
  • How to create and maintain Pages, Panels and Controls
  • Create and modify Business Objects
  • Navigation Menus
  • Cosmetic enhancements including Control Sets, Themes, Pop-up Pages
  • UI Aggregate Functions, Subqueries and Refresh Scope
  • Chart Panels – Creating a Home Page and UI Improvements
  • Creating a Home Page and UI Improvements
  • Integration to all your Data Sources

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for Beginner Vinyl Developers looking to gain familiarity and a general overview on building applications with Vinyl.

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December
2021
Data Modeling

Data Modeling

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Online
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4 Hours
Interested in learning how to design & build a Data Model for your Vinyl Application?
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Course Summary

Our Data Modeling course will focus on the foundational concepts of Data Modeling and how those concepts can be applied to different scenarios. The focus will be on a Sample School application. For each exercise, there is a detailed breakdown of the value add. You will get to see the finished product before each lesson, to help add context for newer developers. Upon completion, participants should feel comfortable building out data models in Vinyl’s Data Storage Layer and how to use Simple and Advanced Data Model Visuals in your design and development cycles.

What will you learn?

  • How to get started building a Data Model, by identifying the most important parts of the application first
  • Relational Database Basics
  • Key Fields
  • Table Relationships
  • Unique Key Constraints
  • How to prevent Orphan Records
  • Simple and Advanced Data Models
  • New Table Design
  • Zudy Methodology and Best Practices

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for Beginner and Intermediate Vinyl Developers who are looking to gain more knowledge about how to design Data Models in Vinyl’s Data Layer.

What do you need?

It is recommended that you take our Intro to Vinyl Course as a prerequisite to this course.

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June
2021
Business Logic

Business Logic

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Online
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8 Hours
Interested in learning how to design Business Rules and Events for your Vinyl application?
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Course Summary
Our Business Logic course will focus on the foundational concepts of Vinyl’s Business Logic Layer and how those concepts can be applied to different scenarios. We will cover Vinyl Functions, advanced Business Rules, Multi Table Joins, Visibility Rules and much more! Upon completion, participants should feel comfortable building out Business Rules and Events in Vinyl’s Business Logic Layer.

What will you learn?

  • Vinyl Functions (Basic and Advanced)
  • Multi Table Objects, and the fundamental concepts of Table Joins (Inner, Cross and Outer Joins)
  • Dynamic Substitution
  • CRUD Business Rules
  • Unique Key Constraints
  • Intrinsic and User Defined Events
  • Visibility Rules
  • Union Objects
  • Bridges
  • Business Logic Principles
  • Zudy Methodology and Best Practices

Who is this course for?
This course is designed for Beginner and Intermediate Vinyl Developers who are looking to gain more knowledge about how to design Business Rules & Events in Vinyl’s Business Logic Layer.

What do you need?
It is recommended that you take our Intro to Vinyl Course as a prerequisite to this course.

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December
2025
UI

UI

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Online
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8 Hours
Interested in learning how to design Pages, Panels and Controls for your Vinyl application?
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Course Summary

Our UI course will focus on the foundational concepts of Vinyl’s UI Layer, and how those concepts can be applied to different scenarios. We will cover many of the UI components and elements Vinyl has available for creating the user interface of an application. Upon completion, participants should feel comfortable building out UI components and linking Controls to Events in Vinyl’s UI Layer.

What will you learn?

  • UI Layer and Objects Overview with Use Cases
  • Control Groups
  • How to copy Pages and Panels
  • Applying Pre-Built Themes
  • Gantt Charts
  • Calendar Panels
  • Page Wizards
  • Frame Panels
  • UI Principles and Best Practices

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for Beginner and Intermediate Vinyl Developers who are looking to gain more knowledge about how to design the user interface of an application in Vinyl’s UI Layer.

What do you need?

It is recommended that you take our Intro to Vinyl Course as a prerequisite to this course.

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April
2026

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