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Instead, it answers the top 100 questions that we are asked and those we come across in forums, our consultancy and education programs.

It tells you exactly how to deal with those questions, with tips that have never before been offered in print.

This book is also not about Configuration Management’s best practice and standards details.

Instead it introduces everything you want to know to be successful with Configuration Management. Table of Contents Choosing The Best Configuration Management Tool ………………12 Configuration Management And CMDB …………………………………14 Configuration Management Database Of ITIL…………………………16 Configuration Management On A Commercial Unix Platform..17 The Computer Software For Configuration Management………..18 Computers Software Configuration Management Tools Subversion……………………………………………………………………………….19 What You Need To Know About Configuration And Management ……………………………………………………………………………21 Unix Configuration Management: A Great Tool To Help Your Company In Today’s Technology ……………………………………………23 Configuration Change Management Essentials ……………………….25 The Importance Of Configuration Management………………………27 The Benefits Of Agile Configuration Management ………………….29 The Importance Of Configuration Management And Network Management ……………………………………………………………………………31 How Configuration Management And Oracle Jive For Serving Clients ……………………………………………………………………………………..33 Configuration Management As A Cost Saving Tool ………………..35 Understanding The Role Of A Configuration Management Builder …………………………………………………………………………………….37 What Are The Configuration Management Courses That You Can Take ………………………………………………………………………………… 39 The Exam For Configuration Management…………………………….. 41 Online Configuration Management Schools In Florida ………….. 43 What It Takes To Be A Configuration Management Librarian: The Main Responsibilities And Salary Range…………………………. 45 Configuration Management Of Drawings In The Field Of Engineering ……………………………………………………………………………. 47 How To Devise An Effective Configuration Management Plan 48 Names And Definitions Of Different Configuration Management Procedures……………………………………………………………………………… 49 How To Select The Right Configuration Management Tool …… 51 Free Downloads For Configuration Management Tools…………. 53 Configuration Management: Your Tool For EAI……………………. 54 The Five Definitions Of Configuration Management Tools ……. 56 Tools Available For Configuration Management……………………. 58 Useful Configuration Management Tool For Crystal Reports … 59 The Main Responsibilities Of The Configuration Management Engineer…………………………………………………………………………………. 60 The Advantages Of CVS Configuration Management As A Tool ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 62 The Meaning Of Data Management CDRL Configuration Management ………………………………………………………………………….. 63 Documents On The Software Configuration Management Tool 65 How To Control Configuration Management To Meet AS9100 .67 The IEEE Standard For Configuration Management………………..69 Benefits Of Implementing SDF Configuration Management Tool …………………………………………………………………………………………………71 The Configuration Management Of MKS ………………………………..73 Key Concepts In Appropriate Network Configuration Management ……………………………………………………………………………74 Procedure For Configuration Management At Oracle ……………..76 What You Need To Know About RAM Configuration Management ……………………………………………………………………………78 Razor Configuration Management: The Basics ………………………..79 The Complete Definition Of The Term Sasken Communications Configuration Management …………………………………………………….80 What Software Configuration Management Can Do To Your Company …………………………………………………………………………………82 Software Tools For Configuration Management………………………84 Why You Need Tools In Configuration Management ……………..85 Benefits Of Tools In Software Configuration Management ……..87 What is AS 9100 in Configuration Management ………………………89 Websites For Configuration Management ……………………………….90 What Is Configuration Management (For Newbies) ………………..91 Configuration Management Jobs – In Demand ………………………..93 Configuration Management Analyst: Evaluating the Overall System Life Cycle …………………………………………………………………….95 Configuration Management Definition: Controlling Adverse Effects of Changes ………………………………………………………………….. 96 Configuration Management Jobs: Job Opportunities For Configuration Management Professionals ……………………………… 98 Configuration Management Plan: Making Use Of The Configuration Management Planning Toolkit………………………… 99 Configuration Management Software Tools: Simplifying The Task Of Controlling System Changes …………………………………… 100 Software Configuration Management: Methods To Control Software Development Projects ……………………………………………. 102 The Job Responsibilities Of A Configuration Management Specialist ………………………………………………………………………………. 104 Configuration Management Standards: In the Viewpoint Of IEEE And ISO……………………………………………………………………….. 105 Free Configuration Management Tools Available On The Internet…………………………………………………………………………………. 107 Managing Multiple Revisions Using Configuration Management Revision Control System Tools …………………………………………….. 109 Configuration Management Tools for Open Source Configurations ……………………………………………………………………… 110 Configuration Management Defined: The Crucial Task Of Managing Complex Systems ………………………………………………… 112 Flowchart for Configuration Management: Understanding Configuration Management The Process Made Easy…………… 114 Framework for Configuration Management: The Four Components Of Configuration Management …………………………116 Configuration Management Tool Descriptions Provided ………118 Software Configuration Management Tutorial: Knowing The Basics Of Configuration Management……………………………………120 Software Configuration Management Templates: Providing The Standard Pattern To Software Configuration Management Plan ……………………………………………………………………………………………….122 Configuration Management Tools For UNIX Systems……………124 Unix Shell Scripting: Configuration Management for UNIX Platforms ……………………………………………………………………………….126 What Is Baseline Configuration Management………………………..128 Configuration Management Of Cisco …………………………………….130 All About Configuration Management Software Tools Visual.132 Your Ultimate Computer Software Configuration Management Tools Source…………………………………………………………………………..134 Configuration Management Are All The Same………………………136 The Important Goals In Configuration Management That You Can Apply To Your Organization. …………………………………………138 Intelliden: The Leading Configuration Management Solution In The Industry Today ……………………………………………………………….140 The Report For Configuration Management ………………………….142 Configuration Management Software Teamsite Tool Essentials ……………………………………………………………………………………………….143 Tools For Revision Control In Configuration Management ….. 145 The Importance Of The Configuration Management Tutorial. 147 Harness The Power Of Configuration Management Tutorials 149 The Versions Of Configuration Management……………………….. 150 Configuration Management Wiki…………………………………………. 151 Cost Saving, One Of The Benefits Of Configuration Management ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 153 The Definition Of Lifecycle In Configuration Management….. 154 Understanding Enterprise Configuration Management To Help Your Organization ……………………………………………………………….. 155 How Does Configuration Management Control Project Scope 157 What You Can Learn At The Institute Of Configuration Management ………………………………………………………………………… 158 Logistics: A Configuration Management Teams Responsibility ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 160 Configuration Service Management For NIC ……………………….. 162 Meet Your Personal Objectives Through Configuration Management ………………………………………………………………………… 163 ITIL: Procurement And Configuration Management …………… 165 Online Exam For Configuration Management Project ………….. 167 The Basics Of Python Software Configuration Management… 169 The Analyst For Software Configuration Management ………… 171 What are the Tasks of a Software Configuration Management Engineer……………………………………………………………………………….. 172 The Many Facets Of Software Configuration Management Tools ……………………………………………………………………………………………….174 Using Team Foundation Server As A Configuration Management Tool ………………………………………………………………….175 The Tools Used For Configuration Management……………………177 The Benefits of Utilizing Avionics Configuration Management Tools………………………………………………………………………………………178 Configuration Management Jobs……………………………………………180 11 12 Choosing The Best Configuration Management Tool Configuration Management is a practical and effective system, which is used to control the changes.

This includes the recording of changes that are made in firmware, hardware, software and documentation during the lifecycle system.

This is a disciple of maintaining development of software products.

It also fulfils the quality and eliminates delays.

Configuration Management tools are very important to help you maintain the computer systems that are effectively distributed in your entire organization.

This will deal with your staffs need for a dependable and useful computing tool.

There are several Configuration Management tools that can be used.

Here is list of tools that will help you: * Subversion – One of the major goals of a Subversion project is to create a version control system that can forcefully replace the CVS in the community.

It is intended to surpass CVS that is why it has almost all the CVSs features.

Subversion has its own directories and renames files. * Aegis – This is transaction-based software that lends a framework to allow the developers to work on various changes within a program, both separately and independently.

This tool organizes and incorporates the changes back to the program source with less interruption. 13 * Bazaar-NG – This is a version control system that decreases the obstacles and other barriers that may otherwise participate in your project.

This tool is safe since there are no reports of data loss in the past 2 years.

Bazaar is a perfect tool to carry out renaming files and directories.

With this tool, you can merge effectively.

These are just three of numerous software tools that can help you improve your system and satisfy your clients needs.

When choosing the best tool it is imperative to know what features your company needs.

That is why you need to research and check twice what tools your company requires you to have. 14 Configuration Management And CMDB Configuration Management is a method of controlling the infrastructure and services.

It is therefore very important that a good Configuration Management policy is implemented for the creation and maintenance of documents.

This is where a Configuration Management database or CMDB comes in.

A Configuration Management database is a system of storing and managing knowledge and information that is related to the components of the information system.

CMDB gets its roots from the Information Technology infrastructure library or ITIL and is under ITIL’s Service Management process of Configuration Management.

CMDB is very important in Configuration Management because it helps the organization resolve incidents and problems more easily and quickly because of the information stored on the possible causes and solutions.

It is a storehouse of information that will include a matrix, a table or spreadsheet or a catalogue so that relationships between these components can be understood and their configuration easily tracked.

While CMDB is very important in the management of knowledge, it is not that all- powerful database of information.

You can easily start a basic CMDB through your favorite word processor or spreadsheet program.

As the project grows and develops, the CMDB can be integrated and indexed so that information can be easily retrieved, updated and modified.

As the organization becomes bigger, so too will the complex system of data storage that has to be federated, reconciled and synchronized.

It is therefore very important that you invest in CMDB, whether you are buying a product or in the process of 15 developing one, make sure that the basic concept of federation, reconciliation, synchronization and modeling is being followed. 16 Configuration Management Database Of ITIL The framework CMDB, or Configuration Management Database, has been a very important part of the best practices of the Configuration Management of ITIL.

CMDB is a standardized database plan that is created to support the IT resource management project of ITIL.

The four tasks of Configuration Management according to ITIL are identification, control, status, and verification.

Identification is the first of the four tasks of Configuration Management.

These tasks include the identification and the specification of all of the components of IT that govern its insertion into CMDB.

Control is the second task of Configuration Management.

This is the supervision of each of the items for configuration that states who has the right to make some changes and improvements.

The third task is status.

This task is responsible for recording the status of the items for configuration in the CMDB and also the maintenance of information in the record.

The fourth and the final task of Configuration Management is verification.

This task includes the audits and the reviews to make sure that all the information contained in the record of CMDB is precise and accurate.

A CMDB that is properly implemented can save considerable costs to the organization.

However, there are existing overhead costs in the capturing of the data itself.

As in all businesses, it is better to make critical decisions for the business before investing and closely examine how the assets are going to be managed.

CMDB provides the necessary information that the organization needs to become more efficient and competent in the marketplace. 17 Configuration Management On A Commercial Unix Platform Unix has become one of the leading operating systems today.

From its humble beginnings as a project-based task to its very important role in the industry, Unix has become a very strong and easy to use operating system for everyone.

Since its conception more than 30 years ago, many commercial Unix variants have come up.commercial Unix is a type of Unix program that has been modified from its original make in order to run only on specific hardware.

More and more companies are using their Configuration Management on a commercial Unix platform.

With the development of the X Window system, commercial Unix Configuration Management has become easier.

The X Window system has become an industry standard in the Configuration Management of commercial Unix, even though there are many sophisticated Configuration Management tools available for use outside of the commercial Unix platform.

Using commercial Unix in Configuration Management has many benefits for end users.

One of them is the significant drop in software (and sometimes hardware) costs.commercial Unix is rather inexpensive and very flexible because they have been specifically programmed to run on the hardware they were designed for and therefore will be very stable, secure and easily upgradeable.

And since most commercial Unix-based Configuration Management programs have their roots in the original AT&T code base, they will be very portable, adaptable and are easy to mange and modify.commercial Unix Configuration Management platforms run on the most basic desktop to the biggest mainframes.

Its dependability is unmatched. 18 The Computer Software For Configuration Management There is a lot of computer software available for Configuration Management.

The computer software is helpful in managing and controlling the configuration of a particular organization.

It gives assistance to the manager for effective managing.

The principles of the different computer software are reasonable for any type configuration item like delivery, documentation and other transactions within an organization.

Bug Tracker is one of the thousands of computer software programs made for Configuration Management, complete with a multimedia application.

It provides functionality and compatibility upon installation and gives a quality that software and video applications are tested for.

There is also computer software, which is the KeepCore that offers methodologies and solutions for the different changes occurring in an organization, and it also provides testing services for the software.

Iplex Technology gives electronic features regarding data interchange.

It performs electronic transactions for the financial and security systems of the organization.

There are a lot of other computer software programs for Configuration Management.

There is KeyScape Limited, which is a quality specialist for testing performance.

Other computer software companies specialize in making the software that is needed by the organization as prescribed by the manager, such as the ParaSoft Corporation, Perseus Labs, Quality Automation, Ready Test Go and many other companies.

Looking for computer software for Configuration Management is quite a difficult task for the manager and it takes a lot of determination and patience on his or her part to choose what is best for the particular organization. 19 Computers Software Configuration Management Tools Subversion Computer software today eases the problem of computing, managing and monitoring changes within the system.

One tool of Configuration Management is called subversion.

This tool is a version control system that was begun in 2000 by CollabNet Inc.

This lets users track the changes to whatever thy want, including automated or electronic data, web page, design document and source code.

Subversion in Configuration Management today is a very popular tool that is generally used as an alternative to a Concurrent Version System (CVS).

Tasks and projects that commonly use subversion involve KDE, GCC, Free Pascal, Python, Samba, Sakai, Apache Software Foundation, Mono and many more.

Tigris.org and SourceForge.net use subversion tools as the host of their projects.

BountySource system and Google Code are just some of the systems that use subversion exclusively.

This tool is not just used in the IT industry.

Subversion is making its name in the corporate world as well.

It was highly praised as the solitary leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management, Change Management and Software Configuration.

Configuration Management tools are efficient if joined together with change management and CM processes within your company.

This tool will allow the users to note and record the customized files.

One of the advantages of subversion includes the versioned directories and file renames.

Unlike in others, you are not limited to deleting the file just to move it only to add it once more.

Subversion can also determine the distinctive features of a binary file and text, and it is also very efficient in both kinds of files.

In Configuration Management, it is very important to have the right — The Exam For Configuration Management Just like the typical tests in school, you will take exams for Configuration Management.

The examinee shows that he/she understands the course or program that he/she has taken and the knowledge of the examinee regarding Configuration Management is enough to become an effective configuration manager.

The exam will test Configuration Management directly.

The courses are offered and prepared for certification exam.

Before taking the Configuration Management exam, the participant must first know the key activities that will be taught along the program.

Their performance and achievements must be monitored and reported to examine how well they do in the course, thus everyone enrolled in the program takes the Configuration Management exam.

They must have an idea on how to arrange and distinguish the relationships between the different management practices like Release Management, Change Management, and Configuration Management.

They must be able to give proposals on the continuous improvements of the processes involved in Configuration Management and optimize these processes for the good of the organization to which they will belong in the future if they pass the Configuration Management exam.

The workshops that the participant must undertake before taking the exam are very helpful because they will be given guidelines on how to identify the main considerations in controlling and 42 managing the configuration of a particular organization.

Also, the practical approach that is taught them will be applied to some of the exam questionnaires that require realistic answers.

It is good to always be ready in all aspects of a test before taking any exam. 43 Online Configuration Management Schools In Florida Project management and the Information Technology infrastructure library, or ITIL, has now become the byword of every undertaking.

In Florida, there are now many schools offering project management and ITIL programs in their curriculum.

They cover the project management information system, or PMIS, with Configuration Management systems as a subsystem.

Schools in Florida that offer Configuration Management vary from classroom type distance learning to online learning modules.

The PMIS is an automated system used by the project management team to generate a project management plan, address concerns and feedback, control the plan itself and distribute or release approved records.

Under the PMIS is the project management methodology and the Configuration Management system.

The Configuration Management system is a subsystem of the PMIS that has various processes like submitting proposed changes, tracking systems for review and approval, and validation of approved changes, amongst others.

In ITIL, Configuration Management gives a model of the infrastructure or a service through logical identification, control, maintenance and verification of the versions of Configuration Items or CI.

With the complex structure of Configuration Management, studying it could be hard if you have to register and enrol in a classroom-type learning course.

Online Configuration Management schools in Florida are the best choice if you want to equip yourself with the knowledge of PMIS or ITIL.

Online schools can offer you the convenience of learning at your own pace without the hassles of going to the classroom on a specified schedule.

There are 44 also software downloads which will help you in your learning of Configuration Management as you study online.

So if you want to learn Configuration Management in PMIS or ITIL in Florida, try the online schools. 45 What It Takes To Be A Configuration Management Librarian: The Main Responsibilities And Salary Range Configuration Management needs people that are responsible in processing and operating Configuration Management systems.

Configuration Management librarians are in charge of these tasks.

This would also include education, the training of staff and creating reports that project companies require of them.

The Development Managers job is to arrange the tasks for the Configuration Librarian.

He appoints a Configuration Librarian to give a configuration library over the commonly used platforms.

Sometimes this authority is delegated to the Project Manager.

However, the configuration librarian is responsible for setting up maintaining and sustaining the system in the configuration library.

If you are looking for a career as a Configuration Management librarian, the salaries may differ in various areas and locations.

For example, in Detroit, the average salary for this position is $84,000 a year.

A Configuration Librarian makes the essential work related instructions.

This includes providing the necessary training to employees and members of the team.

In some locations, the salary ranges from $67,557 to $81,738, depending on the experience you have as a Configuration Management librarian.

The configuration librarian creates the essential documentation to support and uphold the configuration library.

If you are serious in getting a job as a Configuration Management librarian, you have to be responsible in managing and developing excellent plans for the execution phase of the program. 46 You must be good in assisting the Configuration Manager in developing a program for Configuration Management that also involves designing and creating new proposal for the Configuration Management system. 47 Configuration Management Of Drawings In The Field Of Engineering Whether you are in the engineering, Information Technology, architecture, medical or consumer field, it will be beneficial for your business to employ Configuration Management.

Basically, Configuration Management is a method of documenting, monitoring, managing and organizing the changes made within a computer network or system.

It will save you time, manpower and energy if you know how to maintain, troubleshoot and upgrade a system, and this will be done efficiently with the use of Configuration Management tools.

In the field of engineering, Configuration Management of drawings is a prime example of how this process can benefit the business as whole.

Whenever a particular systems needs to undergo major or minor changes, engineers draft a sketch of the parts and make a list of the components needed prior to implementation.

This is known as the planning stage, and this is where the Configuration Management of drawings takes place.

As the draft is being drawn, you can start to see where an area may lead to a prospective problem.

Just like when you are making a flowchart, a drawing of a Configuration Management plan will adversely affect one branch so a change is made in another area.

This is the reason why a set of controlling parameters should be set, so that the system will be easier to manage if an update or a modification is needed.

All in all, Configuration Management of drawing in the field of engineering will lead to the further development of high-technology products and services while optimizing the benefits of Configuration Management all at the same time. — organization will benefit from an efficient system of automation.

Therefore, organizations should clearly define their change and Configuration Management tool for EAI prior to working on the application integration itself. 56 The Five Definitions Of Configuration Management Tools There are five known definitions for Configuration Management, also known as configuration control, in the world of telecommunications and Information Technology.

The first definition involves a change in firmware, hardware, documentation, test documentation, test fixtures, test and software, which are controlled and managed by the automated information system in the context of the whole operation of the system.

The second definition of Configuration Management is recording and documenting the changes made from hardware, firmware, and software throughout the lifecycle of the system.

The third definition involves guaranteeing the dependability of the system within the scope of any changes that were made.

The aim is to keep the system running so that it has the capability to adapt to changes made to keep on track with the evolution of the product and software.

Software Configuration Management is divided into two areas – the first being the component repository, while the second is engineering support.

The fourth meaning of Configuration Management covers the ability to promote evaluations through configuration of the computer system to make sure that all areas are functioning properly.

The last definition refers to DQDB Networks, also known as Distributed-Queue Dual-Bus Networks.

This ensures that the correct configuration is made by the changes with the help of the 57 function of an external timing source, head bus and default slot generator.

In Configuration Management, or CM, we must be aware that there are different types and functions that are subdivided into three categories: the Software CM or SCM, the Operational CM or OCM, and the Hardware CM or HCM.

They are all defined by ITIL.

They may have different functions but all adhere to the same goal of balancing the infrastructure of Information Technology. 58 Tools Available For Configuration Management With the boost of emphasis on the cost of software development, many organizations and companies have started to offer tools for Configuration Management that stand alone.

It is impossible to provide all the information that the users want regarding the tools for Configuration Management.

Summaries of the different tools are provided on the thousands of sites in the Internet or in books that are written about Configuration Management.

Some tools are provided below to help users choose the right Configuration Management tool they need.

One tool is the +1CM produced by +1 Software Engineering.

This tool helps support various users working on a specific project in an organization.

This tool supports basic commands of Configuration Management, its baselines and all the CM reports that are predefined.

It also provides support on the different libraries for CM and other practices.

Another tool is Accurev SCM or Software Configuration Management.

AccuRev Incorporation provides this tool.

It focuses on the processes of Configuration Management.

It combines the different issues regarding SCM and other lifecycle tools.

It has stream based architecture with integrated workflow, automation of processes, reuse of asset, and it improves the visibility of the development of the management of any organization.

Testimonials coming from the existing users of this tool state that it is easy to install and its features are very useful and strong.

There are lots of other Configuration Management tools available in the market nowadays.

The only problem is to determine the best tool that the organization needs. 59 Useful Configuration Management Tool For Crystal Reports Generating reports is an important part of your daily tasks in the workplace, no matter what your place is on the corporate ladder.

Reports are an effective way of information dissemination, communication, as well as gathering, collecting and organizing information.

Among the many types of reports that are generated are crystal reports.

Basically, a crystal report is a web-based application that is often distributed as a Microsoft Excel or a PDF file.

This extremely useful for organizations when distributing confidential and critical information about their business through a secure channel.

Now, in relation to crystal reports, there are Configuration Management tools that can be used for crystal reports.

Configuration Management is quite a broad subject and mainly involves the management and control of complex business systems.

There is a wide array of Configuration Management tools that you can use to generate crystal reports.

A good Configuration Management tool should be aligned correctly once the crystal report is formatted for any type of environment.

When looking for Configuration Management tools that you can utilize, make sure that the crystal report to be generated will work efficiently with Windows and web-based applications.

You should also learn about the aspects that you need to avoid when generating crystal reports, have an overview of how they can be created using all types of browser to suit the receiver’s individual needs, and look for userfriendly Configuration Management tools.

All in all, Configuration Management tools are a must-have for organizations that would like to have an efficient way of sharing critical business information, in a safe, efficient and secure channel. 60 The Main Responsibilities Of The Configuration Management Engineer Configuration Management is in heavy demand these days and many companies are now looking for a Configuration Management engineer to handle the complex computerized systems that may include PIM/PDM and ERP.

The problem with engineering software is that many stages are arranged in such a way that materials and sub assemblies are not necessarily arranged in order and, if not studied carefully, the finished product could be drastically different from the original plan.

This is the area that the Configuration Management engineer should be an expert on.

Configuration Management falls under the ITIL and project management and may involve different components like software, hardware and operations.

The Configuration Management engineer is responsible for directly monitoring and controlling the software releases through its various changes in development.

Quality assurance is a big responsibility of the Configuration Management engineer.

This position requires that the candidate be an expert in the maintenance of software libraries, software coding and documentation.

Designing a program process specific to corporate requirements will also be one of the major responsibilities of the Configuration Management engineer. 61 He will also be the one to develop and implement this process, but his responsibilities do not end there.

The Configuration Management engineer should also be able to work well in crossfunctional roles within his team.

He has to be a leader in his field and will need to have an ability to manage his assigned tasks while following a schedule in the most efficient way.

The Configuration Management engineer will always be ready for changes and deviations and will proactively manage his team according to company standards. 62 The Advantages Of CVS Configuration Management As A Tool CVS, also known as Concurrent Version System, is a vital component of Source Component Management.

With this, you can record and track the history of documents and source files.

This plays the same role as the free PRCS, RCS and Aegis packages.

The CVS is used all over the world as a production quality system, which also includes various free software projects.

Advantages Of CVS As Configuration Management Tool: 1.

The CVS can run and manage script, which can register CVS operations or impose specific policies on the site. 2.

CVS vendor branches are capable of importing a version to another team just in case developers want to keep their own version files.

The CVS can also combine the changes with the up to date files from the vendor branch if necessary. 3.

This tool allows the unreserved checkouts, which permit several developers to do the same work all at the same time. 4.

CVS gives adaptable modules a database that offers symbolic mapping of names to elements with a larger and better software distribution.

It uses names to compile files and directories.

With one command, it can operate the entire collection. 5.

Most Unix variants are compatible to operate on CVS servers.

Customers with Windows OS/2, NT /95 and VMS are also accessible.

CVS Configuration Management tool helps you to keep track on all work related changes.

This usually happens in the implementation of software projects.

This tool enables several developers to work together and act on these changes faster. 63 The Meaning Of Data Management CDRL Configuration Management To understand the compound term Data Management CDRL Configuration Management, it is necessary to know what its elements mean in the first place.

Data Management, as you can tell from the name, is about managing data that is considered as an organizational resource with great value.

Thus, Data Management can cover any number of sub-disciplines that are all connected somehow to the management of data resources.

Data Management may then cover the subdisciplines of Data Architecture, Meta-data Management, Data Security, Data Quality Assurance, Data Mining, Data Movement, Data Warehousing, Database Administration, Data Modelling, Database Management System, and Data Analysis.

CDRL can be defined in three ways.

It can refer to the Contract Deliverables Requirement List, or the Contract Data Requirement Line, or lastly the Contract Data Requirements List.

The first definition refers to Contract Deliverables Requirement List, which is simply a roster of the deliverables that a certain contract is expected to produce for the customer or buyer.

Deliverables means anything that the customer or buyer is expected to receive as part of the contract, such as the end product, reports, and documents.

The second definition refers to Contract Data Requirement Line, which is another type of list that encompasses any data covering the requirements for creating a good product as part of the contract.

The data can come in the form of documents or reports, for example.

The last definition of Contract Data Requirements List is usually used to refer to contracts entered into by the US Government.

It pertains to any data needing to be submitted as part of the — What Is Configuration Management (For Newbies) Configuration Management is the act of controlling, determining, and updating the characteristics of any element of a computer system if trouble occurs, with emphasis on its software functions and hardware components.

By using Configuration Management, you can distinguish the technical problems of the system, and what particular component is affected, so that appropriate problem solutions can be applied.

The good thing about Configuration Management is that when any alteration is made to the coding, version and address of the computer software and hardware, it is immediately documented.

The records can then be used for evaluation if any error occurs again.

Moreover, Configuration Management acknowledges and tracks the actions taken by the system, (such as when you are downloading, and saving a downloadable program from the Internet; accessing or altering files; connecting different PC units to one computer unit which is solely responsible for Internet access of all the PCs; and installing or accessing a hardware component.).

It also records the programs being executed as well as alerts the users about unauthorized access to files, and of the presence of illicit and harmful sites on the net.

Likewise, it can also execute recommendations on how to use unusual functions of the computer system, and even how to resolve software inaccuracies. 92 Configuration Management is being used and adopted by many sectors in society such as different companies engaged in telecommunications, BPO (or Business Processing Outsourcing), military organizations (for surveillance purposes and information haulage), the government (for its inter-departmental communications and access to worldwide affairs), and – the biggest client of all – companies dealing with cyber-applications. 93 Configuration Management Jobs – In Demand India is undoubtedly one of the countries that lead the way in making its mark on the world of Information Technology.

This is the reason why a lot of call centers and commercial establishments are sprouting like mushrooms in and out of the metro.

These are not even local support-based organizations, many of which are huge companies in the US and neighboring countries that chose to outsource jobs in India to take care of their customer services needs.

This does not only show how dynamic the people in India are, but they are also considered experts in their own right.

Bangalore is one of the business districts of India.

This is the reason why a lot of different jobs are being offered to fill in slots for various fields including research and development.

One of which is Configuration Management (CM), a very significant process as written in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL).

Configuration Management jobs are in high demand nowadays.companies have sought CMs importance in delivering organizational control over IT infrastructure and services.

To be an effective CM professional, one must take note of the following basic requirements: (a) Fluency of the English language (b) Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Computer Engineering, or related courses (c) Knowledge of the concepts and principles behind CM (d) Experience in the usage of software tools needed for CM such as CMS, CVS, ANT or MAKE. (e) Strong analytical skills (f) Team player 94 (g) Ability to drive results within a given time frame. (h) Ability to convert an initiative into a working operational practice. 95 Configuration Management Analyst: Evaluating the Overall System Life Cycle A person that is skilled in determining the best course of action to take in the Configuration Management process makes a very good Configuration Management analyst.

As a CM analyst, he will be working closely with the project manager and his team in giving ad hoc Configuration Management consulting assistance when the need arises.

Team collaboration is always important on every project to ensure consistent and continuous communication is relayed to each team member, making it easier for the CM analyst to plan and tailor the techniques that can be used throughout the process.

Like the CM specialist, a CM analyst should also learn how to operate and manage the tools used for Configuration Management, resulting in a faster fulfillment of the task at hand.

Such tools also include the reporting tool that everyone should have access to so that feedback and/or change requests can be considered as basis for project improvement.

In addition, everything has to be documented.

However, changes that are unplanned should be eliminated.

Lastly, the very crucial role of the CM analyst in the design project is to analyze how changes can take effect on the product and the overall system as a whole.

Since there are a lot of components in a single system, change is therefore inevitable.

Then again, a CM analyst has to make sure that only a single component is affected by change and not the overall system process.

If ever worst comes to worst and some areas of the project were affected by change, a CM analyst should see to it that the effects are minimized or controlled. 96 Configuration Management Definition: Controlling Adverse Effects of Changes Configuration Management is defined as the management of features through the control of changes made throughout the development and operational lifecycle of complex systems.

These systems vary from a simple alteration of source code to an upgrade made on hardware and/or software devices and applications.

A lot of advantages have been drawn from using Configuration Management in a system lifecycle.

One advantage is that the entire collection of different systems can be monitored and reviewed in such a way that changes made to one system will not have any negative affect to any other systems.

Configuration Management is further subdivided into different types, which include the following: (a) Software Configuration Management (SCM) – Software Configuration Management covers the different activities that are used to control changes made to software development projects, which may include the following: a.

Identification of the various work products that are susceptible to change b.

Analysis of the relationships among these products c.

Definition of tools or devices that can be used to manage these products.

D.

Control imposed changes.

E.

Record and report changes made for further evaluation. — (b) Network Configuration Management (NCM) – Network Configuration Management involves the process of managing and organizing the several components that comprise a computer network.

NCM maintains the database that contains all the information about the hardware devices and software programs configured within the network.

Because of this, it is much easier to track when something goes wrong within the network or the network itself needs to be modified or repaired.network Configuration Management will then dictate what would be the best possible option to take. 98 Configuration Management Jobs: Job Opportunities For Configuration Management Professionals It has previously been very hard to find a job.

You have to actually go and present yourself at a company’s office to check if there is a vacancy for the job position that you wish to apply for.

Others make use of newspapers and journals to look for a job position that suits their experience and educational background.

This changed with the advent of Information Technology via the birth of the Internet.

Now all you need to do is to go to your favourite search engine, type the job position that you would like to apply for and voila! A list of links to web sites that are seeking job applicants will then appear.

This did not only change the usual hiring process, but also offers a big advantage to job seekers not wanting to waste their time and efforts looking for a job, only to find out that there is no vacancy.

A Configuration Management (CM) job is considered one of the most in demand in the cyber world today.

As the need for Configuration Management expertise has been established through the years, large companies are now in search for Configuration Management professionals.

Slots vary depending on the urgency and need for the certain job position.

Some sites even display the compensation package to attract more applicants.

Job opportunities include CM managers, CM analysts, CM specialists and CM engineers.

A list of requirements is also published to ensure an applicants eligibility for the job position.

If you are interested in shifting careers or moving up to the corporate ladder, then consider Configuration Management jobs.

Who knows You may be the one that they are looking for. 99 Configuration Management Plan: Making Use Of The Configuration Management Planning Toolkit When you have a goal in mind, what are the steps that you need to take to achieve it You may say that, before anything else, you must undertake much-needed preparation.

Some may claim that they must have the proper mindset and focus to eliminate the possible constraints.

A plan of action must be established.

The same goes for Configuration Management, wherein a certain plan has to be in place first to ensure that everything is under control as far as creating or supporting project deliverables is concerned.

It is a sad reality that creating a Configuration Management plan (CM plan) is such a complex task to do.

It requires a great deal of effort, plus the lengthy time that it may take for you to finish it.

Aside from this, creating a CM plan requires experience and a range of knowledge and skill sets before you can come up with one.

To make it easier to develop a CM plan, the Information Technology Infrastructure Library or ITIL has devised a support kit known as the Configuration Management Planning Toolkit.

The Configuration Management Planning Toolkit acts as an excellent framework of the Configuration Management process as it is comprised of different essential components necessary to better understand the concepts behind Configuration Management.

Such components include identification guidelines for Configuration Management, audit and review, roles and responsibilities of the CM team, communication plans and so on.

These were presented in MS Word document and can be purchased for only $199 at this web site: http://www.configurationkit.com/cmbuy.htm 100 Configuration Management Software Tools: Simplifying The Task Of Controlling System Changes Keeping up with the demands of the growing dependency on Information Technology nowadays is such a daunting task.

Software applications come and go, hardware devices keep on upgrading and the tools used to develop such applications has gone from plain and simple to extremely complex.

Information Technology is evolving drastically and the teams that are working together in introducing innovative products and services are the ones responsible for such progress.

As a result of this, peoples lives will never be the same again.

Configuration Management is one of the components of IT as it is responsible for controlling the changes made to complex systems such as hardware devices and software applications.

To simplify this task, a lot of Configuration Management software tools have been developed.

Here are some of them: (a) AccuRev SCM Developed by AccuRev Inc. (previously Ede Development Enterprises), AccuRev SCM is a software Configuration Management tool designed as a foundation of the ALM (application lifecycle management) process by combining SCM techniques with IDEs and other lifecycle tools. (b) ClearCase – From IBM/Rational (previously Pure Atria), ClearCase runs on MS Windows and Unix platforms.

It has advanced capabilities aside from Configuration Management 101 functions and version control.

These include logical version labelling and local site customizing. (c) Software Manager – Produced by Vertical Sky (from Mortice Kern Systems, Inc.

Group), Software Manager has a total project management facilities package with new reporting capabilities, new configuration language, and file promotion. (d) TeamWare – Developed by SunSoft, TeamWare is a visual code management tool with combined features of both Configuration Management and software development processes. 102 Software Configuration Management: Methods To Control Software Development Projects The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) stores all the information that you need to know about anything that concerns Information Technology (IT), including Configuration Management.

ITIL recognizes a lot of different types of Configuration Management, and these include software Configuration Management and operation Configuration Management.

While the latter focuses on how configuration items such as hardware, software and service definitions can be managed surrounding an IT infrastructure.

Software Configuration Management, on the other hand, deals with how to methodologically manage and control a software development project.

From a broader perspective, some of the objectives of software Configuration Management are the highlighted below: (a) Identify the appropriate configuration for the project. (b) Control product release, as well as the changes that may take effect. (c) Record and report the status of project components. (d) Review all components in such a way that consistency is ensured. (e) Manage the tools and equipment utilized for builds. (f) Ensure the project is adhering to the development process of the organization. (g) Manage hardware and software environments. (h) Promote teamwork to avoid communication gaps. (i) Track defects by ensuring traceability back to its source. 103 Indeed, software Configuration Management helps in finding out ways on how to make it easier for the development team to keep track the progress and histories of all the components of the project.

Though there are a lot of software Configuration Management tools that can be used, still the success of the project depends on the team that handles it.

If everyone is committed to ensuring that every component of the project is well managed, then what can possibly go wrong 104 The Job Responsibilities Of A Configuration Management Specialist A specialist is someone who specializes in a particular practice or occupation or is an expert in a given field of work.

In the field of medicine, doctors have different specializations, depending on the course or training that they have taken.

In the call centre industry, a specialist may either be a tech agent, an accounts agent or both.

In Configuration Management, a specialist is a part of the software development team.

He is someone who leads a team of individuals that are closely associated with quality assurance, ensuring that changes made on the product and the methods used in carrying out such tasks are properly documented for future evaluation.

As a Configuration Management (CM) specialist, he needs to be updated with every activity or practice that is employed on the project.

This also includes the production of reports needed to track the progress or status.

He should be very well acquainted with the various Configuration Management tools used throughout the entire process and perform skills transfer to other members of the team if needed.

Such tools do not only consist of specific CM tools, but also Microsoft Office programs like MS Word, and MS Excel.

He also has to maintain the Configuration Management database, where all information related to the hardware devices and software programs used within the project are being stored.

As a result, it would be easier to keep track of where the problem lies if ever changes happen or are about to happen.

In almost any company, a competitive salary awaits a CM specialist and studying the concepts of Configuration Management will surely go a long way. 105 Configuration Management Standards: In the Viewpoint Of IEEE And ISO When talking about Configuration Management, there are certain standards that need to be followed to ensure consistency as far as process documentation is concerned.

The two institutions that are best known for their Configuration Management standards are Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

IEEE, a non-profit organization and considered a leading authority for the advancement of technology, has devised a standard for software Configuration Management, or the plan known as IEEE Std 828: 1990 (superseded by IEEE Std 828 – 1998).

It acts as a prototype on how software Configuration Management plans should be laid out.

This plan is like the bread and butter of software Configuration Management, wherein all the activities needed to be carried out in a software programs life cycle are indicated.

These include the following: (a) Identification – determines the items that need to be carefully examined or looked at during the system lifecycle. (b) Control – evaluate and implement changes, if necessary. (c) Status Accounting – record and report the progress or status of the project. (d) Audits and Reviews – check whether the actual configuration item still reflects the required functional and physical attributes.

ISO, on the other hand, is a non-government organization with a network of national standards to meet business requirements and strategies.

ISO 9000 – 3 is the standard used as a guide- — When you refer to Configuration Management, there are two major areas that you will be dealing with: software and hardware components.

Configuration Management is needed so that when there is an upgrade, a modification or an installation of additional components within a computer network system, the process will be recorded in detail.

This way, the network will be easier to troubleshoot and monitor.

The same principle applies when it comes to computer software Configuration Management.

When you install or remove a new program on your laptop or desktop computer, you as the owner would know which programs were installed, upgraded or removed.

If the same thing happens to a huge network of a hundred computers or so, what do you think will happen if there is no proper monitoring of the changes made This is where computer software Configuration Management comes in.

By using various computer software Configuration Management tools sources, you can accomplish the following tasks.

First, any change made within the network can be reproduced.

Thus, the different variables affecting the inner workings of the computer network system can be controlled.

The detailed records will come in handy when the time comes to make any changes, modifications or upgrades with the network.

This will also be helpful in determining which hardware components should be 135 modified.

The more that you utilize reliable computer software Configuration Management tools, the more stable your network will be, and the easier it will be to troubleshoot in case any problems occur. 136 Configuration Management Are All The Same Project management and ITIL both have Configuration Management.

Under project management, control of the characteristics of a product or service is the focus of Configuration Management.

It also has a focus on the deliverables of the project and could be a part of the change control system of many projects.

Others may already have Configuration Management in their existing operations.

In general, Configuration Management has a tight relationship with change control because its goal is to ensure that the project is aligned with the project goals.

In the Information Technology infrastructure library, or ITIL, Configuration Management falls under the service management process and can still be integrated with the change management process.

It focuses on the effective and efficient management of change through the most up-to-date, precise, and complete information about all the infrastructure components.

Configuration Management should be able to control the implementation of change and change requests should be entered into the Configuration Management database or CMDB.

CMDB is a system that integrates all the information and documentation of Configuration Management so that the service support group can access it and incidents and problems can be worked out in the easiest and most efficient way.

This is made possible because all records of are made readily available in the Configuration Management database. 137 Configuration Management all provide a form of identifying, controlling, maintaining and logically verifying the model of the infrastructure.

Configuration Management accounts for all the IT assets, configurations, information, documentation, and support for the organization and the service management process.

It provides a core for verifying configuration records of incident management, problem management, change management and release management. 138 The Important Goals In Configuration Management That You Can Apply To Your Organization. Configuration Management offers a reasonable model of service and infrastructure through identifying, maintaining, verifying and controlling the series of versions of configuration items that currently exist.

Meeting the goals and objectives of Configuration Management is an important task to successfully implement ITIL.

But the big question is, are you meeting the goals What are goals of Configuration Management: * To give a precise information on configurations inside the organization and its service. * To give a reliable basis on Change Management, Problem Management, Release Management and Incident Management. * To account for the configurations and other Information Technology assets inside the organization and its services. * To confirm the record on configuration in contrary to the infrastructure and fix any exceptions.

To further understand, identify and justify ITIL you have to break down the elements and components of Configuration Management: Configuration Management gives a sound model of service and infrastructure by means of controlling, verifying and maintaining the series of versions of Configuration Items (CI) that currently exist.

While on the other hand, the Component of an Infrastructure or item falls under Configuration Management.

CIS may differ 139 in size, type and complexity.

It may vary in the whole system or in a secondary hardware component or module.

Therefore a Configuration item is a component or an element of Infrastructure that is necessary to give proper services and system applications, which is essential to give the arranged service to the client. 140 Intelliden: The Leading Configuration Management Solution In The Industry Today In our fast growing industry, organizations today increasingly depend on their networks to bring their quality services to clients.

These days, conducting electronic businesses and exchanging information is a must to almost all existing organizations.

This sort of connectivity has directed an increase on infrastructure expenses and other complications.

Reproduction on devices such as data, storage, video, technical advances and security are just some of the factors that led to these trends.

Today, the basic network configuration tools and other manual procedures are no longer enough and advance automation is very important to efficiently organize and manage the networks.

Intellinden Configuration Management is the leading network solution for all these problems.

This next generation networking solution for network oriented companies can help manage, control and scale the networks.

What are the capabilities of Intelliden Configuration Management: 1.

Intelliden is the only application to allow intelligent network automation 2.

This is the only application that regulates and normalizes the complex network changes by converting multi vendor tool configuration to XML based models 3.

Intelliden is particularly designed for large networks and guarantees excellent security, accessibility and scalability. 141 Intelliden Configuration Management and Change Management application is specifically designed to complex and dynamic network environment.

It gives an extraordinary level of standard.

This also automates the time-consuming tool configuration and other change responsibilities.

Intelliden has established its name to be leading at Communication Service Provider, government organizations and organizations that rely on their networks. 142 — The Versions Of Configuration Management Configuration Management is a discipline that applies and implements the administrative and technical surveillance and direction to identify and record the physical characteristics and the functionality of an item recorded.

Also, it is a discipline that documents and reports changes in the processes and the status in the implementation thus verifying the compliance of the process to the requirements specified by the organization.

Configuration Management is a field that controls and manages the changes in the configuration of the software systems.

The system automates the identification of the versions and completes the minor and major revisions to a particular process.

The storage and the retrieval, the release of the software and delivery of the processes is also in control of the configuration manager.

The version of Configuration Management includes the three-digit version identification scheme.

This requires the name of the configuration item with its minor and major revision as a nonnegative integer.

The application of the revision whether a minor or major revision is managed using the software Configuration Management activities.

The different activities done in the software Configuration Management comprise the management of the different processes for software configuration, the identification, control, accounting of the status, auditing and delivery of the software that will be configured.

The practices used by the software Configuration Management when taken as whole will define how a particular organization builds and discharges products and it also monitors any minor and major change in the processes used by the organization. 151 Configuration Management Wiki Configuration Management, as defined by the site Wikipedia, states that the term Configuration Management has different meanings in the field of Information Technology and in telecommunications.

One of these is the management of the different assurances and features by controlling the changes made to the software, hardware, documentation, firmware, test fixtures and the documentation of an information system that is automated during the development and the operational life of a particular system.

Revision control and source code management is part of this process.

Another meaning of Configuration Management is controlling the changes made to the software, hardware, firmware and the documentation during the lifecycle of the system that are recorded.

The third meaning of Configuration Management that is defined by Wikipedia is the adaptation and control of the development of complex systems.

Configuration Management is a discipline that keeps the evolution of the software products under control, so as to contribute to quality satisfaction and constraints in delay.

It states that SCM or Software Configuration Management can be divided into two areas.

The first area, which is the old definition, tells us that SCM is an area that concerns the storage of the units produce during the development of the software project that is sometimes called the component repository management. 152 The second area is about the activities performed for the production of the units.

The second area is referred to as the engineering support.

The fourth definition of Configuration Management states that evaluation and approval of the changes made should be done after establishing the configuration.

The different kinds of Configuration Management are defined in the context of Information Technology Infrastructure Library or ITIL. 153 Cost Saving, One Of The Benefits Of Configuration Management Gone are the days when Configuration Management was merely a way to monitor the quality of a computer network system.

Today, every organization makes use of Configuration Management as an effective process to upgrade and modify their network.

Monitoring of even the slightest modification made in any complicated computer system may affect the way that the entire network functions, which is why Configuration Management is crucial.

There are several benefits when you make use of Configuration Management techniques.

First, you will gain better control over the integrity of the network as a whole while it is being modified or upgraded.

Second, the variables affecting the changes made in the network can be managed properly.

Third, the quality of the network as a whole will be improved.

Fourth, there will be cost-saving benefits with Configuration Management.

Here’s how Configuration Management will produce cost savings.

When you utilize Configuration Management processes whenever there is a network modification or upgrade, the quality of the products or services that your company offers will be improved.

With Configuration Management, there is also a lesser margin of error since the changes are being monitored.

Thus, you will save more money as compared to an error-infused computer network system.

In the same vein, there will also be reduced maintenance costs as Configuration Management will help you iron out the problems on a real-time basis.

The more that you apply Configuration Management to your business process, the more cost saving it will be in the long run. 154 The Definition Of Lifecycle In Configuration Management Before looking at role of Configuration Management in each phase of the lifecycle of the system, it is better to know the definition of the life cycle and each of the items for configuration and also to consider all the parts that cover each item and enable it to work as it was intended.

As a system progresses through its life cycle, it will be modified in so many ways to support and sustain some areas such as the improvement of its functionality and its integration.

In order for Configuration Management to address change, it must always be included in each phase of the life cycle beginning with the idea of operations.

All components of software, hardware and the cables for communication are considered as items for configuration.

There are relationships between each of the items in every stage of the life cycle of the system in order to make sure that the configuration is successful and functions as intended.

The life cycle include the following elements – the test system consists of the test plans, environment, and procedures.

The product definition consists of the requirements for the development and design of the system, and the traceability of the matrix.

The support system includes the operator, training and maintenance manuals.

The last element is the production system, which includes the environment, patches and the procedures.

Each of the elements mentioned takes place and support in the life cycle of the system and in the items for configuration. 155 Understanding Enterprise Configuration Management To Help Your Organization — Meet Your Personal Objectives Through Configuration Management As an Information Technology expert, it is important for you to have a set of personal objectives, and what better way is there to start than by applying the principles of Configuration Management Configuration Management is basically the process involved in updating, modifying, changing and adding components to a computer network system.

Take, for example, the recent launch of Windows Vista as an example.

If you have a network of one hundred computer and you would like to upgrade all of the systems from Windows XP to Windows Vista.

What do you think will happen if you do not have a set of procedures to follow Without the Configuration Management process, how will the other IT personnel know which units have been upgraded How will you troubleshoot a potential software or hardware problem if you do not know what types of changes are made within the system All of these questions will be answered through Configuration Management.

Personal objective Configuration Management is exactly what you need if you want to meet your goals as an IT professional.

Aside from efficiently managing and monitoring the changes made on your computer system through Configuration Management, you will also save on time, money and manpower.

With software and hardware Configuration Management, you will meet the requirements set by your client or the company 164 itself, you can easily isolate potential problem spots within a computer network whenever changes are made and finally, you can provide accurate information of the entire process.

The many aspects of Configuration Management will definitely assist you in meeting your personal objectives and help establish the quality of your business computer network system. 165 ITIL: Procurement And Configuration Management The procurement is the attainment of goods and services at the total cost of ownership.

This should have the right quantity, time and place to help corporations, governments and individuals.

Procurement may also involve no more than repeat purchasing.complicated and complex procurement could also include finding long term associates and suppliers that will essentially commit one organization to another.

And as we all know, the purchasing choices involve elements like handling, delivery, price decrease and other marginal advantages.

Procurement handles the making and buying decisions within the conditions of insufficiency.

Procurement and Configuration Management go hand in hand because this can be very timeconsuming if not done properly.

In your business procurement and Configuration Management are very important factors in successfully implementing your goals and objectives.

By carefully managing the changes that take place in your business, such as system, auditing, reporting, hardware and software changes, you can easily manage and control the complexities of your business.

Starting the selection process as soon as possible and designing the procurement process in detail is one key success factor of good Configuration Management.

By knowing procurement and Configuration Management, controlling the changes and risks that might happen in your organization is easier and more cost efficient. 166 Once a Configuration Management system is operational, interfacing it with the procurement of goods or services is one of the controls of Configuration Management.

The role of procurement in Configuration Management is to assure that the storage, dispatch, receipt, disposal and installation of goods are secure and supporting documents are present. 167 Online Exam For Configuration Management Project When professionally working with Configuration Management, it is very essential to have all the basic concepts in place.

If everything fails, an individual cannot go back and look the solution there.

There have been so many definitions of Configuration Management that have been used in different standards and maturity models.

The definitions arrive on the same concept but differ slightly in the kind of words used and in the various divisions where it is being used.

Having a wide knowledge about Configuration Management helps a lot especially in looking for a job related to the chosen career of the person particularly in Configuration Management.

There are online exams given for those who want to test how well they understand the topic about Configuration Management and want to know the extent of their knowledge in the subject.

Like any other exam, online exams are given to individuals who are interested in taking a Configuration Management Exam.

However, before taking the exam, make sure that everything that needs to be learned is already understood via taking courses and programs about Configuration Management.

It is also important to know all the topics included in the configuration of a project and the processes involved.

Training centres, colleges and universities offer courses about Configuration Management help the person to prepare for the exam by giving 168 lectures and workshops.

Look for the right course that will teach you everything that you need to learn and remember that in taking the exam, preparation and a relaxed condition is important. — If you have never heard of the term “avionics” before, it is a combination of the words aviation and electronics.

Basically, avionics deal with the design and management of electronics systems that are being utilized by an aircraft.

So what does avionics have to do with Configuration Management To have a deeper understanding of the relationship between these two components, here is a brief description of Configuration Management.

Configuration Management deals with the management, control, evolution and adaptation of complex business systems.

No matter which type of industry your business is involved in, you will definitely benefit from using Configuration Management tools because here there is a detailed description of the process involved when a system is being updated, which encompasses the hardware and software components.

In the aviation industry, it is essential to make use of avionics Configuration Management tools.

Aviation primarily relies on complicated computer systems and networks that professionals use for aircraft control.

To prevent any unfortunate incident from occurring, it is crucial to develop a systematic way of monitoring any change made within an avionics system.

Every little detail counts because each component plays a role in the overall performance of the system.

With the use of avionics Configuration Management tools, there will be a process followed when it comes to testing the components 179 and monitoring the changes made in the avionics hardware and software components.

If there is detailed documentation whenever an avionics system is being repaired, upgraded or modified, each individual involved in the project can have a set of specific rules to follow to ensure the safety and integrity of the avionics system. 180 Configuration Management Jobs Configuration Management is a very important process in ITIL Service Management because, with current and accurate information, the management of change can be easily and efficiently implemented.

That is why Configuration Management jobs are in high demand and many companies, both local and multinational, are looking for qualified candidates for the positions offered.

Configuration Management is also the system that identifies relationships between the item that needs changing and the infrastructures other components offer.

It allows those involved in the components to play an active part in the impact assessment process.

Usually, employers in Bangalore will seek Configuration Management candidates with experience in Project Management and/or ITIL.

Being a team player is a must in applying for a Configuration Management position in Bangalore.

Leading a team to the successful implementation of a project is even better.

We should always remember that these organizations require quality IT services with minimal costs.

Good Configuration Management in Bangalore is therefore very important because the manager will be the one made responsible by the organization for the control of their IT infrastructure and services.

Configuration Management will provide the logical model for this by controlling, maintaining and verifying the Configuration Item status.

Serving in a Configuration Management position will also require the candidate to provide accurate information and configurations in the Service Management process – and this will include the software, hardware and associated documents to support it.

A good Configuration Management team will always include plan- 181 ning, identification, control, status control, verification and audit in its activities so that interfacing with systems development, testing, change management and release management are efficiently carried out.

So if you think that you are qualified for a Configuration Management position, then you might just be the one they are looking for.

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