IABM Training has announced dates for its two-day training course in the fundamentals of broadcast technology workflows. For the first time, as well as the UK the courses will be presented in Netherlands and Germany, South Africa and the USA. Details and course calendar can be found at www.theiabm.org. The aim of the course is to provide a thorough grounding of the concepts and language of modern file-based workflows. It covers every step of the process from acquisition through post and archiving to delivery. The course looks at key factors including metadata and the capabilities of asset management, and the need for multiple codecs, encoding and wrappers. Most important, it looks at how it all fits with scheduling, planning and business systems. The intention is not to learn all there is to know about workflows in two days. At the end of the course the delegate will appreciate the critical issues, know the key questions to ask and be likely to understand the answers. As such, it is aimed at everyone from engineers and designers working on one part of the infrastructure to executives and systems architects looking to solidify their knowledge. The workflow fundamentals course is one of a range of courses offered by IABM, the body which represents the interests of manufacturers and vendors in the broadcast and media market. New courses being added in 2012 include two-day sessions on network design and implementation, and on the fundamentals of compression and encoding.