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Commonwealth Meridian Debt Management Software Training

Course Title. Commonwealth Meridian Debt Management Software Workshop
The Commonwealth Secretariat’s Public Debt Management System.
The Commonwealth Meridian is a web-based tool being used by several member countries to proactively manage their debt. Operational risk is a key risk in any Debt Management Office (DMO). Implementing sound internal user access and workflow controls in a DMO’s debt management system helps to reduce the risk of errors, policy breaches, and fraudulent behavior. The trainings will demonstrate how to use Commonwealth Meridian to record, manage and report all actions taken to reorganize a country’s debt, in a way that supports long-term debt sustainability.
Expected Training Outcomes.
On completion of the course, learners will be able to:
✓ Explore advanced System Administration
✓ Acquire hands on skills on database management
✓ Explore Problems in System Administration and management
✓ Describe the scope, functionality, and key benefits of using Commonwealth Meridian.
✓ Emphasis will be on upload of rates as well as recording of policy data and how it is used in Meridian
✓ Use Commonwealth Meridian to record government securities
✓ Understand how Commonwealth Meridian can be used to enhance the monitoring of government securities
✓ Understand how single tranche instruments can be recorded and monitored effectively in Commonwealth
✓ Using Meridian to implement Liability Management Operations
✓ Understanding how to use Commonwealth Meridian for debt evaluation and analysis
✓ Understand how users are setup in Commonwealth Meridian to reduce operational risk.
✓ Understand how workflows can be configured in Commonwealth Meridian to manage operational risk.
✓ Use the dashboard and reports to assess operational risk.
✓ Understand what reporting tools are available in Commonwealth Meridian.
✓ Using the dashboard for effective use of Meridian. Introducing the reporting tools
✓ Configure and generate aggregate reports using the Aggregate Report Wizard.
✓ Learn about information security mechanisms
Main Training Modules
Advanced System Administration
Delegates will get a more in-depth look at the knowledge and skills to oversee an organization’s computer systems. Various topics including security maintenance, user support and backup and restoration procedures are discussed in detail. Explore the role of administrators in solving potential problems and successfully implementing technology resources to meet business needs.
Database Management Systems
In this section participants will explore the fundamental methods of developing and managing databases connected to business operation and functionality. Emphasis is placed on efficient search and data mining capabilities to give users the necessary capabilities along with sufficient ease of access.
Problems in System Administration Course
This course presents students with specific modern problems and considerations in system administration, emphasizing appropriate troubleshooting methods and theories. The importance of diagnostic tools, teamwork and attention to detail is stressed as students seek practical solutions to complex issues.
Introduction to Commonwealth Meridian
In this topic, learners will understand how Commonwealth Meridian is used in a Debt Management Office. The topic also covers (i) the scope and benefits of using Commonwealth Meridian, (ii) key features, (iii) how to navigate to modules and functions and find records and, (iv) setting up system settings to enhance the usability of Commonwealth Meridian.
Understanding Operational Risk
In this lesson you will learn about operational risk, its relevance to public debt management, and how Meridian helps with managing certain kinds of operational risk in debt management operations.
By the end of this lesson, you should be able to identify ways in which Commonwealth Meridian can be used to manage operational risk in the debt operations.
User Management
This topic provides an overview of user management, explaining how setting up workgroups, user roles and portfolios correctly, can reduce operational risks. Learners will also learn how to set-up users and their access levels based on their given job functions. Workflow Management
The learner is introduced to workflow management and how it is an integral part of operational risk management. Creating/modifying debt instruments and payments administration are used in this topic to explain how workflows are configured and managed.
Using the Dashboard and Reports to Manage Operational Risk
This topic explains how the dashboard and workflow management reports are an integral part of operational risk management. Learners are shown the key reports that can be generated to assess operational risk in relation to instrument management and payment administration.
Using the Standard Reports Tool
In this topic, learners are introduced to the Standard Reports in Meridian and will learn how to generate reports for various stakeholders.
Information Security
As computer and network systems continue to increase in use and capabilities, the possibilities for misuse and security infractions increase as well. This course highlights the necessity for rules and procedures that prohibit users from unacceptable use. Delegates will investigate security problems within system administration and construct their own security policies, comparing their rules to existing network structures.
Problems in System Administration
This session will present participants with specific modern problems and considerations in system administration, emphasizing appropriate troubleshooting methods and theories. The importance of diagnostic tools, teamwork and attention to detail is stressed as students seek practical solutions to complex issues.
Training Evaluation:
Participants will undertake a simple assessment before the training to gauge knowledge and skills and
another assessment will be done after the training in-order to demonstrate knowledge gained through
the training

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