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Masters Education Program

PARSEC’s Masters Education Program (MEP) isn't your typical online technical seminar.

What if each month you could be a part of a seminar that is geared towards creating best practices for legacy and state-of-art systems with topics such as OpenVMS Crash-Dump Analysis or IP Filtering on UNIX? Would it impress your boss if you learned new methods to ensure current relevance and utility for your company? Would it elevate your job performance, or help you solve a vexing problem? If so, save your seat now in PARSEC's next MEP!

Every month you will learn information inspired by actual case studies that you can apply on-the-spot. We pack technical and practical material into a comfortable 2 hour online session that tops off with ample time for Q&A and valued feedback. Bonus! You get exclusive access to download our extensive documentation at the time of each seminar. Here's a sample list of some of our past seminars:

  • Road Trip! VMS Bootcamp 2016 Conference Report
  • Bare-Metal System Recovery
  • Cleaning Out the Cruft on OpenVMS
  • Systemd and Other Major Changes in Redhat Linux 7
  • Monitoring OpenVMS with Open-Source SNMP Tools
  • Turning Ruby Scripts into Commands
  • OpenVMS Performance Tools
  • IP Filtering on Unix

As a perk of being a much appreciated PARSEC support customer, each session is free. If your company is not yet benefiting from PARSEC’s support, you can join any MEP for a modest cost per person. Furthermore, if you sign up for a telephone support contract with us, within 30 days of attending the MEP, we will credit the seminar cost to your support invoice. For as long as you’re a support customer, you will not only enjoy the peace of mind in knowing you’re support needs are covered, but future seminars will be free as well.


Version Locking Strategies

Businesses and system administrators who work for them have to contend with a lot of regulation and pressure to keep their hardware and software current. Upgrading or replacing older systems can be costly and disruptive to the business.

Version locking strategies have been around for a long time. However, they do not get enough consideration when there are audit findings or other pressures to fix security vulnerabilities. If you can keep your older systems running but still pass your audits, that can save you a lot of hassle and money. This MEP will look at those strategies comprehensively and discuss how they work in the framework of the most common auditing targets, such as SOX.

  • Introduction to Version Locking
    • Goals of Version Locking
    • Realistic Goals
  • Auditing Strategies
    • Auditing Your Hosts
    • Auditing Tools
    • Performing a Policy Audit
    • Evaluating the Results Like a Compliance Auditor
  • Auditing Standards
    • Version Locking for SOX
    • Version Locking for HIPPA
    • Version Locking for PCI
    • Version Locking for GLBA
  • Ring Fencing Strategies
    • Firewalls for Isolation
    • Proxy Server Techniques
    • Bastion Servers
    • Crafting Policy Upgrades & Changes
  • Untenable Situations for Version Locking
    • Unprotectable Networks
    • Hardware Fossilization
    • Broadcast Services

This training session is scheduled - 1:00pm MDT. We link to www.worldtimeserver.com to convert to your local time. Note that this is planned as a 2 hour presentation to provide sufficient time to cover all of the topics. To register or to ask any questions, please contact us via e-mail to experts@parsec.com or fill out the inquiry page.


Worry-Free Delivery

PARSEC Group uses gotomeeting.com to deliver our e-Learning to our customers. GoToMeeting provides several options for connecting to the seminar.

  • Join from the desktop app on Windows 7 - Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.9 or later
  • Join from a web browser on Windows, Mac, Linux or Chromebook
  • Join from iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 or later
  • Join from Android device running Android 4.0 or later
  • Join from Windows Phone 8 or later

Audio is provided via Voice over IP (VoIP) and requires speakers, or a USB headset.