Post by 9jbyers
Does anybody know of DVD/Online/Video/Books for training of OpenVMS? Or even an in-person training class for OpenVMS?
Not looking to learn the whole nine yards of OpenVMS but wanting to understand enough to be able to be knowledgeable in being an administrator of the box.
I actually am running a company internal course. based on the "old" user "utitilies and commands" course, then the system managers course. i'm training up some front-line people.
many years ago there was a CBT (computer based training) CD produced by "mind IQ". we have a copy but it only ran on Windows 98 / NT4 so even we can't officially use it.
Does anyone have any of the VMS CAI (computer aided instruction) programs and I guess they still do work on VAX 7.3 ?
There are books available (digital press), Joginder Sethi wrote a book about system management, its OK I think you need to realise that often you need to adapt techniques to the environment, there is no one single answer. that's why the documentation set is so useful in that it tells you what is available as opposed to show how to combine techniques in an environment. arguably the session i gave at the bootcamp was a 'how NOT to do system (and datacentre) management'.
in any case, even with the full courses you still have to think and consider situations; what is right in one scenario is not necessarily right for another and only experience will guide you, but with knowledge of the tools available.