Argos Training

Decision Support Services (DSS) is conducting Argos training classes. Three types of classes are offered : Datablock Designer Class and Report Writer and the Report Viewer Class. Datablock Designer Classes and Report Writer Classes are held for two to three consecutive full days from 9-4 and entail numerous hands-on exercises.

The Data Block Designer class teaches individuals how to create custom SQL statements and forms. Individuals taking this class must be SQL proficient and have knowledge of the database table structure. The DSS group will create the bulk of the data blocks for the university. So this class is not required for report writers.

The Report Writer class teaches individuals how to use the data blocks to build reports. SQL knowledge is not required to write reports. Reports are created by dropping data fields on a plane to design the report’s look and feel. The datablock will already contain the data you will need to create a report, so again SQL knowledge is not required.

The Report Viewer class is a one hour demonstration of how to run reports in Argos and a review of the available reporting options.  All viewers are encouraged to attend this class to learn about the new report folder structure and other reporting changes.


Training Requirements:

1) Banner student data is used in the training exercises.  If you do not have access to view banner student data, please complete the Data-Access-Request-Form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office.

Note:  If your role at GSU requires you to have access/training on data other than Banner Student, please contact Deborah Cox  at:  to arrange a specialized training session.

2) Participants must be able to complete all training sessions.

3) Participants must fill out a Argos Request Access Form.


Training Schedule:

Classes will be scheduled each month. The schedule below will be updated as classes are announced.

Click on the calendar below to sign up for training:

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Links to required forms:


Argos Request Access Form


If you have any questions, please email