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This basic instructor-led, classroom course is intended for users who fill the role of configuration manager in their organizations. Some knowledge of ClearCase is assumed. No knowledge of ClearCase administration is assumed.


You should have completed an Essentials of Rational ClearCase course or have at least six months on-the-job ClearCase experience.


1 day.


Essentials of Configuration Management with IBM Rational ClearCase V7.1 is designed to teach configuration managers how to implement ClearCase effectively in their development environments (Windows and UNIX). This course introduces participants to the discipline of software configuration management (SCM) and discusses the attributes of effective SCM. Participants learn what information is critical to include in a configuration management plan. They practice creating and implementing a usage model based on a simulated software development project. The usage model includes details about organizing project artifacts, branching strategies, and project process and policies.

  • Explain ClearCase concepts
  • Set up their development workspace
  • Access and work with files under source control
  • Merge work to and from the integration workspace
  • Create and work with snapshot views


Software Configuration Management Overview

Attributes of effective SCM

SCM and ClearCase

The Configuration Management Plan

Creating a Usage Model

Setting up project artifacts
Creating VOBs
Importing data into VOBs
Creating and applying label types

Planning and implementing a branching strategy
Creating branch types
Automating configuration specification usage

Creating and implementing project policies

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