Pre-requisites prerequisites

Before diving deep into the details of implementing an AEM Screens project, it is recommended you follow specific tutorials and reading materials.

Learning AEM (Adobe Experience Manager) learning-aem

Before you start working on a Digital Signage project using AEM Screens, Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) knowledge is required and should be completed before working on an AEM Screens project.

See the following tutorials and resources so you can learn Adobe Experience Manager 6.5:

  • Adobe Experience Manager Getting Started: Discover getting started articles and video tutorials for Adobe Experience Manager.

  • AEM 6.5 Tutorials and Videos: A collection of tutorials and videos that highlight both new and updated capabilities for AEM Sites, Assets, Forms, Screens, and Foundation with the release of AEM 6.5.

  • First Steps for Authors: This section provides an overview of the main tasks that you can use when starting to author content with Adobe Experience Manager (AEM).

  • AEM Core Concepts: An overview of the core concepts of how AEM is structured and how to develop on top of it including understanding the JCR, Sling, OSGi, the Dispatcher, workflows, and MSM.

Learning Product Features and Personas in AEM Screens product-features

To learn the basics of an AEM Screens project, see the resources below:

  • AEM Screens User Guide: Provides a detailed documentation on the features and functionalities of varied personas used in an AEM Screens project.

  • AEM Screens Implementation Essentials: Provides a guided tutorial highlighting the most important aspects of an AEM Screens implementation.

  • Videos on Digital Signage Network Basics: Provides basic videos that highlight key elements about Audio-Video and digital signage hardware. There are also videos about signage networks and working with Audio-Video integrators.

    • Part 1: Project Roles and Responsibilities: Highlights part 1 of a 5-part series designed to help team members better understand roles, responsibilities, and timelines. These things are required during the sales and project life cycles for a digital signage project. Covers Project Roles and Responsibilities for Adobe, AEM Implementors, and Audio-Video integrators at a high level.
    • Part 2: Considerations as Projects are Scoped: highlights part 2 of a 5-part series designed to help team members better understand pre-sales aspects for developing successful AEM Screens deployments. Covers elements that must be identified during project discovery along with stakeholder input to assess the project and prepare an appropriate design.
    • Part 3: Testing, POCs, Pilots & Rollouts: Highlights part 3 of a 5-part series designed to help team members better understand the key terms. These terms are critical to ensure that a successful solution is developed before a rollout. Covers actions surrounding hardware lab testing & performance validation, proofs of Concept (also called POCs) and pilot programs.
    • Part 4: Project Management and Deployment: Highlights part 4 of a 5-part series designed to cover project management and deployment preparation. It also defines key factors that the Audio-Video Integrator is accountable for as related to project management and deployment preparation. Covers project pre-production, project initiation, and project progression.
    • Part 5: Support Considerations: Highlights the concluding part of a 5-part series designed to help team members learn how hardware, software, and connectivity issues are addressed. This phase explores cost estimations and frameworks for on-site support. It also explains how SLA parameters, operational budgets, and NOC handoffs are managed.