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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.

Getting Started with C Programming

Getting started in C programming can be challenging. However, at PARSEC we've had to do it so many times on so many operating systems, perhaps sharing our experience will help. We will show you how to get started on a number of new and old Unix operating systems and of course OpenVMS! The goal will be to give you a sense of which compilers and other tools are available, then review where you can find your headers and libraries to get you started coding as quickly as possible!

  • Introduction
    • C Compilers
    • Libraries
    • Headers
    • Editors
    • Build Tools
    • Integrated Development Environments
  • Configuring Linux for C Programming
    • GCC vs LLVM vs ICC vs Others
    • Make vs Cmake and others
    • Library Tips and Tricks
    • Header locations and Symlinks
  • Configuring Solaris for C Programming
    • SunOne vs GCC vs LLVM
    • Headers & Libraries under Solaris
    • Sun's Eclipse IDE
  • Configuring AIX for C Programming
    • XLC vs GCC
    • Library Differences and Specifics
    • Header Locations
  • Configuring Tru64 for C Programming
    • GCC vs Compaq C
    • GCC specific concerns
    • Kernel Re-Linking
    • Standard Headers and Tru64 Header Problems
    • Libraries under Tru64
    • PARSEC-Created Development Resources
  • Configuring HPUX for C Programming
    • Library and Header locations
    • Leveraging 'depothelper' to Setup a Dev Environment
  • Configuring OpenVMS for C development
  • More Developer Tips

This training session is scheduled - 1:00pm MDT. We link to 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 or fill out the inquiry page.

Worry-Free Delivery

PARSEC Group uses 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.