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BMC Control-M Workload Automation 9.0: Scheduling

The BMC Control-M Workload Automation 8.0: Scheduling course provides IT professionals with the concepts and hands-on experience of using distributed Control-M products to monitor and manage their production environments, including the creation of job definitions. This course explores features and functionality found in the Control-M Workload Automation interface, a monitoring and management tool for the enterprise batch scheduling environment. Participants will learn to manage job processing across all platforms supported by Control-M/Servers and Control-M/Agents, including the creation, scheduling, and deployment of job processing definitions using the Planning domain. Hands-on labs allow participants to apply the procedures and concepts presented in the class. Following completion of the BMC Control-M Workload Automation 8.0: Scheduling course, you will have three weeks to take the BMC Accredited Scheduler: BMC Control-M Workload Automation 8.0 examination online. You can take the exam twice within this period. Those who pass will receive the title of BMC Accredited Scheduler: BMC Control-M Workload Automation 8.0. Those who do not take the exam within this timeframe, or do not pass after two attempts, will not be granted a retake.

  • Key Roles
  • Skills Gained
  • Prerequisite
  • Syllabus

Administrators and System Programmers

  • Responsible for the overall health of the system data
  • Maintain and run the software that supports the scheduling system, which includes installation, upgrades, configuration, maintenance and control of the scheduling software's security

Operators

  • Monitor the scheduling system
  • Fix and re-run problematical jobs, but typically do not create job schedules

Schedulers

  • Create the job schedules in a production environment
  • Verify that jobs run correctly
  • May monitor the system in conjunction with Operators

Mainframe Operators

  • Apply policies and procedures to meet the scheduling needs of the company
  • Responsible for capacity planning, server consolidation, and performance optimization of systems, databases, networks, and applications

Certified Administrator

  • Execute installation, enterprise scale implementation, advanced tuning and configuration, and issue resolution on Control-M for Distributed Systems

Accreditations and Certifications

BMC Education Services offers an Accreditation for BMC Atrium CMDB.  Accreditations and Certifications give individuals the confidence that their skills are current, meet BMC standards, and that the individual can be identified as one of the elite resources in the industry.

The benefits for pursuing accreditation or certification include providing solid product foundation to your IT organization for a positive impact on ROI, accelerating professional development and improving productivity.

  • Examine Control-M terminology, architecture, key components and their relationships
  • Examine the capabilities of the Control-M solution through the use of the distributed Control-M Workload Automation interface
  • Use the Control-M Workload Automation interface to control job execution, including the creation  and scheduling of job definitions for a Control-M environment
  • Review the use of the Control-M post-processing facilities to perform actions based on the  completion of jobs and messages generated by the operating system
  • Examine the options for the scheduling of job definitions, including the use of different types of calendars
  • Describe and use all types of Control-M variables, including job-specific user-defined variables, global variables and system variables
  • Examine the configuration and use of notifications and on-do actions
  • Use of control and quantitative resources in job definitions
  • Manage job workload using the Workload Policy Manager
  • -Creation and use of SMART Folders
  • -Creation and use of job templates
  • Use of BMC Control-M/Forecast to verify job schedules and observe simulated job flow
  • Use of BMC Impact Manager to proactively detect and address problems in the execution of a series of job

Required prerequisites:

  • BMC Control-M Workload Automation 8.0: Foundation (WBT)

Who  Can Benefit

  • Control-M schedulers
  • Control-M operators and
  • administrators who want additional scheduling skills


 1 BMC CONTROL-M WORKLOAD AUTOMATION SOLUTION OVERVIEW

  • BMC Control-M Workload Automation Solution Overview
  • User Roles and Security
  • BMC Control-M Concepts and Terminology

2 INTRODUCTION TO CONTROL-M WORKLOAD AUTOMATION INTERFACE

  • Control-M Workload Automation Overview
  • Navigating Control-M Workload Automation
  • Creating Folders and Jobs
  • Managing Workspaces, Folders, and Jobs
  • Cyclic Jobs Overview

3  CONTROLLING JOB FLOW

  • Job Prerequisite Overview
  • Condition Properties
  • Automatically Creating Conditions
  • Manually Creating Conditions
  • Condition Display Options

4  SCHEDULING JOBS

  • Basic Scheduling Options
  • Using and Managing Calendars
  • Periodic Calendars
  • Rule-Based Calendars
  • Advanced Scheduling Options

5  MANAGING JOB TEMPLATES AND MASS JOB CREATION

  • Job Templates Overview
  • Using Functions in Templates
  • Mass Job Creation

6  USING VARIABLES

  • Variable Overview
  • Specifying Variables in Job Definitions
  • Using Include Variables
  • Global Variables Overview
  • Variable Utilities

7  MANAGING NOTIFICATIONS, ON-DO ACTIONS, AND ALERTS

  • Purpose of Notifications and On-Do Actions
  • Purpose of On-Do Actions
  • Viewing and Acting on Alerts

8  MANAGING VIEWPOINTS

  • Viewpoints Overview
  • Accessing the Viewpoint Manager
  • Creating Customizable Filters
  • Using the History Domain to Open
  • Archived Viewpoints

9  CONTROLLING WORKSPACE DISPLAY AND UPDATING MULTIPLE JOBS

  • Control-M Workload Automation Options
  • Find and Update Overview

10  UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL CONDITIONS

  • Global Conditions Overview
  • Managing Global Conditions
 BMC
  • Course Code: AUTO-WASC-0800
  • Duration : 5 days
  • Certified by: BMC

The BMC Control-M Workload Automation 8.0: Scheduling course provides IT professionals with the concepts and hands-on experience of using distributed Control-M products to monitor and manage their production environments, including the creation of job definitions

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