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Unisys MCP ClearPath Web-based Courses and Descriptions

MCP Application Developer/Programmer Training Tract (EPT35031)

Duration: 17 hours delivered in the following segments:


MCP Print Management (ECP35018) - 4 hours

Overview: This instructor-led, web-based session prepares operators, programmers, technical support, and system administrators to successfully configure and utilize the MCP Print System.

Audience: Operators, programmers, system administrators and technical support personnel that will be using or managing an MCP server.

Objectives: At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Locate printer backup files using the SB and DL system commands and task/file attributes
  • Create print requests using the WFL PRINT statement
  • Use PS Print Subsystem commands to interrogate, modify, and delete print requests
  • Use the Print Center program

Prerequisites: Getting Started with the Unisys MCP (ECP35042), MCP Disks and Files (ECP35015), MCP Terminal Emulation, Transaction Server (COMS), and MARC Overview (ECP35016).

Key Topics:

  • Print Management Options
  • Printer Backup Files and Print Requests
  • Print System (PS) commands
  • Using Print Center
  • Printer Configuration

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MCP Introduction to Work Flow Language (WFL) (ECP35009) - 4 hours

Overview: This instructor-led, web-based session prepares operators, programmers, technical support, and system administrators to successfully create simple WFL jobs to automate their operations.

Audience: Operators, programmers, system administrators and technical support personnel who are responsible for automation in an MCP environment.

Objectives: At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify the components of a WFL job
  • Create WFL jobs to execute tasks in a set order
  • Create WFL jobs to copy files for backup purposes
  • Use simple control constructs to monitor jobs

Prerequisites: Getting Started with the Unisys MCP (ECP35042), MCP Disks and Files (ECP35015), MCP Terminal Emulation, Transaction Server (COMS), and MARC Overview (ECP35016), MCP Task Operations (ECP35014), MCP CANDE Editing (ECP35022) and MCP CANDE Runtime (ECP35023) and/or Introduction to Programmers Workbench for MCP (ECP35024).

Key Topics:

  • Overview of WFL
  • Constructing a simple WFL Job
  • Using WFL Jobs for backup
  • Controlling WFL Jobs

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MCP Creating Self-Monitoring WFL Jobs (ECP35008) - 4 hours

Overview: This instructor-led, web-based session prepares operators, programmers, technical support, and system administrators to successfully create and implement advanced WFL jobs that are fault tolerant and resilient.

Audience: Operators, programmers, system administrators and technical support personnel that are responsible for automation on an MCP server.

Objectives: At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Use advanced WFL syntax to create self-monitoring jobs
  • Create and manage various loops to control the flow within a job
  • Use several types of variables to store and display intermediate results
  • Use tokens and parameters to create more flexible jobs

Prerequisites: Getting Started with the Unisys MCP (ECP35042), MCP Disks and Files (ECP35015), and MCP Terminal Emulation, Transaction Server (COMS), and MARC Overview (ECP35016) and knowledge on how to use Work Flow Language (WFL).

Key Topics:

  • Advanced WFL syntax
  • Handling Flow-of-Control commands
  • Using Variables
  • Using Tokens and Parameters Printer Backup Files and Print Requests

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MCP Enterprise Database Server Overview (ECP35025) - 2 hours

Overview: This instructor-led, web-based session prepares operators, programmers, technical support, and system administrators to successfully describe the components of MCP Enterprise Database Server. This session prepares the attendee for undertaking additional training in specific skills in utilizing Enterprise Database Server such as Application Development or Administration and Operations.

Audience: Operators, programmers, system administrators and technical support personnel that will be using or managing an MCP server that utilized Enterprise Database Server.

Objectives: At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify the purpose and capabilities of Enterprise Database Server.
  • Identify basic programming statements used to access an Enterprise Database Server database.
  • Explain the purpose of the following database terminology:
  • DASDL
  • Dataset, set and subset
  • Description file
  • Audit files
  • Control file

Prerequisites: MCP Basic Training Tract (EPT35027); MCP CANDE Editing (ECP35022) and MCP CANDE Runtime (ECP35023) and/or Introduction to Programmers Workbench for MCP (ECP35024).

Key Topics:

  • Enterprise Database Server overview.
  • DASDL (Data And Structure Definition Language)
  • Dataset, set and subset structures.
  • Description file.
  • Audit files.
  • Control file.
  • Database programming.

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MCP Utilities (ECP35026) - 4 hours

Overview: This instructor-led, web-based session prepares programmers to successfully use various MCP utilities that aid in programming tasks. The session is conducted over the Internet with participants learning right at their desks.

Audience: Programmers that will be using an MCP server.

Objectives: At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Execute SYSTEM/DUMPALL to perform file and record maintenance functions.
  • Execute SYSTEM/FILEDATA to list files and their attributes.
  • Execute SYSTEM/LOGANALYZER to obtain task and system activity information.
  • Execute SYSTEM/PDIR to obtain file information.
  • Execute SYSTEM/SORT to sort data files.

Prerequisites: Getting Started with the Unisys MCP (ECP35042), MCP Disks and Files (ECP35015), and MCP Terminal Emulation, Transaction Server (COMS), and MARC Overview (ECP35016).

Key Topics:

  • Overview.
  • SYSTEM/DUMPALL.
  • SYSTEM/FILEDATA.
  • SYSTEM/LOGANALYZER.
  • SYSTEM/PDIR.
  • SYSTEM/SORT.

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