Back from Tech-Ed: What is on those PowerShell Training Disks?

The SAPIEN Class-On-Disk PowerShell training is a 4 DVD set of training videos developed by Don Jones. Each DVD is recorded in hi-def for the best visual quality. Besides the HD video, we also include a free iPod/iPhone version as well as lab guides, samples and answers, free tools and useful links. Here is a list of the topics covered by each disk:

Fundamentals Disk – 3 hour runtime:

  1. Architecture and Overview
  2. Navigating your system
  3. Introducing Cmdlets
  4. The PowerShell Pipeline
  5. Key Cmdlets
  6. Security Features
  7. WMI and PowerShell
  8. Pipeline Filtering and Operators
  9. AD and PowerShell
  10. Input, Output and Formatting
  11. Scripting Overview
  12. Objects, variables, arrays and escaping
  13. Scope
  14. More Operators
  15. Scripting Constructs
  16. Modularization

Intermediate Disk – 1.5 hour runtime:

  1. Advanced filtering and cmdlet techniques
  2. Leveraging Objects
  3. Error trapping and handling
  4. Debugging techniques
  5. Regular expressions
  6. Advanced modularization
  7. Saving and exporting objects

Advanced Disk – 1.5 hour runtime:

  1. Working with databases
  2. Custom format views
  3. Custom Type Extensions
  4. Working with Windows forms
  5. Advanced techniques
  6. Advanced PowerShell practical lab

Windows PowerShell v2 – What’s New – 1.5 hour runtime:

  1. Using ISA and PrimalScript
  2. PS Sessions and WinRM
  3. Background jobs
  4. Debugging with breakpoints
  5. Try Catch
  6. WMI
  7. Advanced functions
  8. Modules
  9. Events
  10. Reading PS Help
  11. Hash Tables
  12. Pipeline input
  13. PS punctuation