Learn the technologies you need at your own pace, on your own schedule, and in your own way with Video training from SAPIEN Technologies. Designed and delivered by industry experts, these classes include everything from hands-on exercises and self-assessment quizzes to detailed sample scripts and conceptual animations. Far more than a narrated slide deck or "CBT video," each Video delivers hours of detailed technological instruction.
Start your learning experience today by browsing the list of available Video titles and perhaps even downloading a sample or two.
If you prefer to learn by reading, or are looking for a good reference to supplement your Video title, head over to our books section, where you'll find companion books, reference books, and more.
Windows PowerShell Video Set
SAPIEN's original PowerShell Training video set produced and taught by Don Jones, will be posted to YouTube. While these videos were originally created in 2008, there is still a great deal of valid and valuable information contained in this set.
The video set consists of 4 DVDs: PowerShell Fundamentals, Intermediate, Advanced and What's New for V2. The original videos will be segmented into individual chapters for easier viewing. Each chapter is uploaded in its original 720p high-def format, so they look great on-line. We will upload about 5 videos per week over the next several weeks until the complete set has been uploaded. The full set will be available on our YouTube channel.
Want a taste of what it's all about? Watch the first chapter in the series below.
VBScript Video Set
The most mature and stable administrative script language available for Windows is demystified and made simple with Don Jones' VBScript Administrative Scripting series. Each title includes more than a dozen hours of learning, including hands-on exercises, self-assessment quizzes, conceptual animations, and plenty of "face time" with your instructor.
Titles in the Class-On-Disc series feature an intuitive, Flash-based presentation environment, instructor video, narrated demonstrations, conceptual animations, self-assessment quizzes, optional final exams, and a host of other educational and assessment features. They're the closest you can get to a genuine classroom experience, and let you learn on your own schedule. The three volume set includes:
VBS 101: Introduction to Windows Administrative Scripting
Go from zero to sixty in just eight 30-minute modules. Starting with no prior VBScript experience, you’ll learn everything you need to know to start writing your own administrative scripts, including login scripts, basic configuration scripts, and more. This course provides the essential knowledge you need to master intermediate and advanced VBScript topics. Select modules are followed by a self-assessment opportunity, and all samples are attached directly to the presentation for your convenience.
This is the place. VBS 101 assumes no prior experience, and walks you through VBScript from the absolute beginning.
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VBS 201: Intermediate Windows Administrative Scripting
Extend your VBScript skills to include powerful Windows administrative technologies like Windows Management Instrumentation, Active Directory Services interface, and much more. You’ll also learn best practices that help make scripting easier and more effective in both small business and enterprise environments. Assumes that you already understand the VBScript core language (or have completed our VBScript 101 course). Select modules are followed by a self-assessment opportunity, and all samples are attached directly to the presentation for your convenience.
VBS 201 assumes basic prior experience with VBScript, such as the topics you learn in our VBS 101 class.
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VBS 301: Advanced Windows Administrative Scripting
Master advanced scripting topics and take your scripting skills to the next level! Learn to work with databases, e-mail, and other enterprise technologies, and learn the tools and techniques needed to make powerful, self-contained scripting tools quickly and easily. You’ll even learn how to apply your scripting skills to create graphical scripts, called HTML Applications (HTAs). Select modules are followed by a self-assessment opportunity, and all samples are attached directly to the presentation for your convenience...
VBS 301 assumes significant prior experience with VBScript. In addition to the topics covered in VBS 101 and VBS 201, you should have at least a few months' practical experience with VBScript.
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