This book is written in a direct to-the-point style to provide everything you need to start with Control-M. From this book, you will not only learn the technical aspects of Control-M, but also understand how things should be done in real environments and why things are done that way. Each chapter of the book starts with a short description of what you will learn and a list of things you are expected to master by the end of it. The book can be read straight through, from cover to cover. It emphasizes the things you need to know, in a logical progression, along with advice for further reading or other tasks you might be interested in. This book is suitable for professionals who are beginning to use Control-M, but who also have some general IT experience, such as knowing the concepts of computer system architecture, operating systems, databases, basic computer networking. Some entry level skills in scripting languages will be of help along the way. For those who are from the mainframe environment or moving from other schedulers to Control-M, you can use this book as a starting point.