Configuration Management with IBM® Rational® ClearCase® UCM, V7.0 is a two-day, instructor-led course designed to teach configuration managers how to implement ClearCase UCM effectively in their development environment (Windows or Unix/Linux).

This course introduces participants to the discipline of software configuration management (SCM) using a unified change management approach (UCM) 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, streaming strategies, and project process and policies.

Below is the two days course outline of our trainings:

Course Name: Configuration Management with IBM Rational ClearCase UCM, V7.0 (I)
Duration: 2 day
Skill Level: Basic


This course is intended for the following audience:

  • Configuration managers


To benefit from this course, students should have the following skills or experience:

One of the following Instructor-led courses:

  • SCM275 Essentials of IBM Rational ClearCase UCM for Windows (RS521)
  • SCM276 Essentials of IBM Rational ClearCase UCM for UNIX (RS531)


  • At least six months on-the-job ClearCase experience

Skills taught:

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define software configuration management and list the attributes of an effective software configuration management system.
  • Explain the purpose and describe the contents of a configuration management plan.
  • Complete a ClearCase UCM usage model.
  • Implement a ClearCase UCM usage model by: Setting up project artifacts, Creating UCM projects that implement a streaming strategy, Implementing project process and policies through ClearCase and IBM® Rational® ClearQuest®

Course outline:

This course covers the following topics:

  • Software Configuration Management Overview
  • Planning Components, VOBs, and Naming Conventions
  • Stream Strategy and Views
  • Baselines and Project Policies
  • Change Request Process Model
  • Setting Up a UCM Project
  • Project Maintenance and policy enforcement using triggers
  • Monitoring Project Status using ClearQuest and ClearCase Report Builder/Viewer
  • Building and Recommending Baselines
  • Build Management with ClearCase
  • Managing Multiple Projects in UCM