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

This tutorial is designed for both beginner and intermediate users. This tutorial 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, you should have 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 later
  • 800 x 600 or higher screen resolution

Tutorial Navigation

You can navigate through this tutorial in the following ways:

  • Index - Click any link in the index on the left-hand side of the screen to go directly to that topic. For example, if you are already familiar with the Common Information Model and are interested only in learning about the CIM Schema, click the Common Information Model link in the index and then click CIM Schema from the navigation tool bar
  • Next/Back - To read the tutorial in order, just click on the Next image in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

Note: If you click on a link or access the glossary you must use the index to return to the tutorial.

Downloading the Tutorial

To run the tutorial locally on your computer, download the DMTF Tutorial file.