I’ve been working with PerformancePoint Server 2007 Planning on nearly a daily basis at the office since May of 2007, but up until recently I had not had the opportunity to attend any formal training. I’m happy to say that I was fortunate enough to attend PPS Bootcamp the first week of December, 2007, in Waltham, Massachusetts. There was a concern that I would not gain much from the class since I had already been working with the product for seven months, but I was able to convince the powers to be and I was allowed to attend. The class was hosted at New Horizons and Hitachi Consulting instructed the class. The class was called HC-550 PerformancePoint Boot Camp. It was four days long and covered PPS architecture, Planning Business Modeler, Planning Forms and Reports, and Monitoring and Analytics (M&A). So basically, Planning lasted three days with a little over one day devoted to M&A. My PPS experiences prior to this class had mostly focused on data integration aspects, so the class was well worth my time. The manual was comprehensive and the hands-on lab assignments were beneficial. If you have the opportunity to attend one of these classes I would recommend it. I believe this was either the first or one of the first PPS Boot Camps taught by Hitachi Consulting. The instructor did a good job presenting the materials and she had a solid Microsoft BI architecture background.
Go to these links to find a class in January or February. Looks like there are classes scheduled in Seattle, Washington; Chicago, Illinois; Atlanta, Georgia; Waltham, Massachusetts; and Washington D.C. Also included in the links are class itenararies.