Cascadia IT Conference is proud to announce that two 1/2 day Windows Powershell Tutorials will be offered at our 2012 conference. PowerShell Fundamentals will provide students with a basic foundation to begin leveraging PowerShell to accomplish standard systems admin focused tasks by teaching some concrete techniques that they can begin using immediately. The course begins with some of the basic terminology, as well as the four essential commands to using PowerShell. The course progresses into a number of task-based examples of system administration style tasks. The course finally covers using PowerShell with two products that many administrators have to work with, Active Directory and Exchange. (Note: these can be swapped out for some other product like Hyper-V, VMWare, Microsoft DNS, SQL Server, etc.. .)
PowerShell Tips and Tricks will provide students with a variety of tips and tricks to make working with PowerShell simpler, more effective, and just plain fun. We will cover how profiles can help you have standard levels of features across users and machines, as well as providing customizability for an individual’s shell environment. We will explore the pipeline and how you can leverage the different capabilities provided by the PowerShell pipeline to make more concise scripts and functions. Additional topics we will cover include tricks with variables, getting around Execution Policy, making the Integrated Scripting Environment awesome.
These courses will be taught by Steven Murawski who is a Senior Windows Systems Engineer for Edgenet. He is an active participant in his local IT community. Steven is the founder of the Greater Milwaukee Script Club, a board member for the Greater Milwaukee IT Pro User Community, and an executive committee member for the Wisconsin INETA user group. Steven has been a member of LOPSA since 2006. Steven blogs at http://blog.usepowershell.com.