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Unisys MCP ClearPath Web-based Courses and​ Descriptions

MCP System Administrator Training Tract (EPT35030)

Duration: 17 hours delivered in the following segments:


MCP Print Management (ECP35018)

Length: 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 Emulator, Transaction Server (COMS) and MARC Overview (ECP35016); MCP Task Operations (ECP35014); and MCP Introduction to Client Access Services or equivalent knowledge.

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: 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:

  • 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: MCP Basic Training (EPT35027) 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 Server Administration (ECP35010)

Length: 4 hours.

Overview: This instructor-led, web-based session prepares technical support and system administrators to successfully install and configure the MCP.

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:

  • Install and configure new releases of the MCP, or intermediate software updates
  • Start, Stop, and Restart the MCP
  • Install and configure Performance Keys
  • Utilize Capacity-on-Demand to handle changing workloads

Prerequisites: Getting Started with the Unisys MCP (ECP35042), MCP Disks and Files (ECP35015), MCP Terminal Emulator, Transaction Server (COMS) and MARC Overview (ECP35016); MCP Task Operations (ECP35014); and MCP Introduction to Client Access Services or equivalent knowledge.

Key Topics:

  • Software Release Mechanism
  • Installing Software Packages and Patches (Installation Center)
  • Stopping and Starting the MCP
  • Performance Keys and Capacity-on-Demand
  • Security

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