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The following table provides information and guidelines related to using the BMC Release Process Management product: 

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Explain how to log on and access BMC Release Process Management.Accessing the interfaceSuccessfully access and log onto the BMC Release Process Management console.
  • Identify and describe the tabs and objects of the Dashboard tab.
  • Identify and explain the links located on the right pane.
Navigating the interface
  • Configure the Dashboard to your specifications and use the objects and tabs of the Dashboard to set up and execute releases of applications.
  • Successfully create requests, view recent pages visited, and list currently logged in users.
Describe the status of objects functionality and how you can use the various states of objects to control access to them.Using status of objects
  • Understand what the various states mean and the flow of the states from Draft to Retired.
  • Use the states of objects to control access to objects.

Describe in detail how to configure BMC Release Process Management applications, topology, and infrastructure.

Managing configuration of applications, topology, and infrastructure
  • Successfully model applications and associated components, packages, and environments in BMC Release Process Management.
  • Set up and manage servers, routes, properties, and deployment windows to support the application release process.
Explain the workflows that support and facilitate the release process and describe how to implement these objects.Managing and optimizing the application release workflowUnderstand and implement the workflows that support your release life cycle, including plans, projects, requests, steps, procedures, tickets and so on.
Describe how to create, filter, and import automation scripts, and manage automation categories.Managing automation
  • Create and import scripts to automate specific functions.
  • Set filters to view a select set of automation scripts in a list.
  • Create, activate, and inactivate automation categories.
Identify and generate the reports that can help you analyze how your application components are moving through the stages of deployment.Viewing reports

Generate various types of reports to view and analyze the application components deployed in various environments.

View the servers assigned to particular environments and the number of requests in various states for a specified period.

View summary reports for tickets, the time requests remained in the problem state, the time to complete requests during a specified time period, and the total number of requests in various states for each application for a specified period.

Introduce the REST API and provide detailed information about the REST API commands.Using REST APIUse the REST API commands to invoke various functionality.
Explain the role of integration servers and how to integrate servers in the deployment process.Integrating serversDetermine the integration servers in your deployment environments and model the integrations in BMC Release Process Management.
Identify the metadata lists and settings that you can manage in the product and describe how to set up the various metadata.Setting up miscellaneous metadataUnderstand and set up metadata such as plan templates, package contents, phases, procedures, processes, releases, work tasks, and versions.
Describe the way in which you can set your profile settings and various preferences.Managing your profileCustomize your profile and apply your personal settings according to your preferences.