Business Intelligence made easy

Jump Start is a free five-day program designed to give every analytics user a foundation of knowledge to be successful with MicroStrategy. It’s a unique opportunity to quickly build practical skills and explore the latest platform features. Whether you’re just getting started, an experienced user, or just curious if MicroStrategy is right for your organization, this is the program for you.

The Jump Start program

Learn how to produce interactive, visually compelling dashboards and reports.

Connect to your data, whether it’s from a database, Excel, Salesforce, Facebook, or even big data sources like Hadoop.

Create visualizations to quickly identify trends, patterns, and anomalies.

Create a mobile analytics app that puts critical data at your fingertips.

Learn about securing enterprise assets with MicroStrategy Usher.

Control and analyze access to resources using Usher mobile badges.

What's included

Jump Start offers the opportunity to quickly develop MicroStrategy skills over five days of hands-on instruction. The first two days will cover MicroStrategy fundamentals, and the three following days will cover more advanced topics, such as designing mobile apps, security, and platform administration. Students can take a single, stand-alone class or attend the full week program.

What to expect

Each class includes a combination of interactive instruction and hands-on exercises. Students also have the opportunity to participate in workshops designed to reinforce and deepen their understanding of product concepts. You’ll walk away with the confidence to apply new MicroStrategy skills once you’re back in the office.

What to bring

  • Laptop
  • Notebook
  • Questions

System Requirements


  • RAM 2GB minimum / 4GB recommended
  • Clock speed 1GHz minimum / 3GHz recommended
  • Disk space 1GB minimum / 20GB+ recommended
  • Processor 64bit minimum


  • Windows
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition SP2 (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition SP2 (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition R2 SP1 (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition R2 SP1 (64-bit)
    • Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Windows 8.1 all editions (64-bit)
    • Windows 7 all editions SP1 (64-bit)
  • Mac OSX (Using a Remote Desktop Application)
    • OS X 10.11.x
    • OS X 10.10.x
    • OS X 10.9.x


  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome (Windows and iOS)
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (Versions 9 and 10 supported, not certified)
  • Mozilla Firefox

Port Access:

  • For Analytics Classes, ability to connect to 3389 (RDP) & 443 (Web)
  • For Usher/Security Courses the following additional ports will be needed or can be accessed from the Windows RDP server above.
    • 1443 (Network Manager)
    • 2443 (IDM 1-Way)
    • 3443 (IDM 2-Way)
    • 4443 (Gateway)

Ready to get started?

Select the course, location, and date that works for you.

Individual Training

Start your MicroStrategy education, or work towards a new certification today.

Large Team Training

Get personalized training for your entire team or department.

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