CIM Tutorial > Introduction


Welcome to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) CIM Tutorial. This tutorial will familiarize you with the DMTF, its organization, standards and initiatives.

The tutorial is designed for both beginner and intermediate users. It is designed for management application developers, instrumentation developers, information technology (IT) managers and system administrators To better understand the terminology and concepts used in this tutorial, a basic understanding of object oriented concepts and the Unified Modeling Language (UML) is required.

Tutorial Requirements

To view this tutorial you will need the following:

  • Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher
  • 800 x 600 or higher screen resolution

Tutorial Navigation

There are two ways to navigate through this tutorial:

  • Index - Select any item in the index to the left to go directly to that page. For example, if you are already familiar with the Common Information Model and are only interested in learning about the CIM Schema, select the Common Information Model item in the index and then click CIM Schema from the navigation tool bar to go through all of the Common Information Models.
  • Next/Back - To go through the tutorial in order, just click on the next image in the lower right hand corner.

Note: If you click on a link or access the glossary you will need to use the navigation menu on the left to return to the tutorial.

Downloading the Tutorial

To download and run the tutorial, follow these steps.

  • Download the cimtutorial.pdf file. Approximate size: 1 MB.
  • Once downloaded, you can run the tutorial locally.