[FA102] AEF – Customization with Python AEL and ACM

Duration of Course: Two days

Course Covers

The ARENA Extension Library (AEL) and ARENA Class Model (ACM) allow users to extend and modify Front Arena’s business logic. Proprietary pricing models, broker fee schemes and other framework parameters can be implemented, and existing financial libraries can be accessed. The functioning of mark-to-market, archiving, aggregation and corporate actions can all be customized. It is also an important maintenance tool and is central in the area of Business Data Processing.

Only certified users are entitled to receive support from the Front Arena Help Desk in connection with Python AEL/ACM:

  • The possibilities of Python AEL/ACM
  • Architecture
  • The Python programming language
  • Extracting data from the ARENA Data Server
  • Writing, testing and activating functions in AEL as well as ACM
  • Working with the AEL core
  • Working with the AEL application hooks
  • Exercises
  • Certification information

Goal of the Course

At the end of this course, participants will:

  • Know what AEL and ACM can do within Front Arena
  • Know how to write and test AEL and ACM functions and applications within Front Arena
  • Have received hands-on training in Python syntax, AEL syntax, ACM syntax and how to develop AEL/ACM functions and apply them to Front Arena
  • Expand their knowledge in AEL and ACM by continuing to practice, with the help of documentation
  • Become certified users by taking a short test provided at the end of the course. More about AEL Certification

Target Audience

Python/ARENA Extension Language and Python/ARENA Class Model developers.

Participants must be employed by a customer of SunGard Front Arena or an authorized Front Arena partner.

Required Knowledge Level

Participants should have attended the "Starting with the ARENA Extension Framework" course or have knowledge of the ARENA Data Model. Programming experience (preferably object-oriented language) is vital. Some knowledge of the Python language is advantageous. See http://www.python.org/.

Type of Course: Technical/software deployment

Certification Exam Details

This course contributes to AEF Base Certification.