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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.


Fifteen DCL Command Tricks

The purpose of this session is to have some fun by examining a short list of unusual or offbeat DCL commands -- some "best-kept secrets" of VMS.

Though this session is aimed at the intermediate or advanced DCL hacker, there will be much for the DCL novice/beginner to learn and enjoy here too. Both VMS users and system administrators are welcome. So are Linux/Unix folks who have perhaps claimed that "you can't do this with DCL..."

Join us if you want to learn how to:

  • Clear your terminal screen -- both the "easy way" and the "ANSI way"
  • Render output to your screen in bold, underline, and colors
  • Suppress fancy renditions if the com-file is redirecting its output to a file rather than to the terminal
  • Output a "here-doc", DCL-style
  • Work with a DCL-style array of values
  • Have fun with pipes -- filter SHOW SYSTEM data down to just the one process of interest, and other data reductions
  • Figure and display elapsed times for an operation or procedure
  • Determine system uptime (several ways) and boottime
  • Debug DCL command files with decoration -- the smart way
  • Get complete control over output formatted strings
  • Generate a checksum (either CRC-32 or MD5 hash) for any VMS file
  • Parse user input with default responses -- distinguishing "Yes" from "No"
  • Power parse -- how to recognize command words and vocabularies in 23 lines of DCL code (including comment lines)
  • Use a "config-file" (configuration) to customize the behavior of a command file for different systems or environments
  • Review a virtuoso CD (cd) command file on steroids

This session is aimed at system administrators, programmers and users who would like to improve their DCL chops.

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.