TrainSignal Releases Windows PowerShell Fundamentals Training

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TrainSignal's new Windows PowerShell Fundamentals teaches administrators the basics behind Microsoft's powerful PowerShell scripting tool enabling them to harness the power of automating numerous administrative tasks.

TrainSignal, the global leader in professional computer training, announced the release of their Windows PowerShell Fundamentals Training course.

For small projects and individual administrative issues, clicking through the powerful, multilayered, graphical user interface of Windows Server is a reasonable way for administrators to accomplish many tasks. However, in an environment with numerous users and resources, finding, selecting and applying policies, updates or changes via multiple mouse clicks is inefficient and error prone. Fortunately, Microsoft provides a powerful scripting environment that allows administrators to automate repetitive, complex or large tasks in a manner that is quicker and safer than clicking.

The default Windows PowerShell installation is a deep and robust scripting environment with thousands of available commands and functions. Numerous extensions called snap-ins offer even more commands and greater functionality. Being able to find, use and navigate the PowerShell command environment is the key to using its power successfully.

TrainSignal's Windows PowerShell training provides students with a basic foundation in working with Windows PowerShell 2.0 as an interactive management console used to manage Microsoft servers and desktops. The course assumes no preexisting knowledge or experience with Windows PowerShell making it perfect for experienced systems administrators looking to build their skills beyond the point-and-click administration of complex systems and environments.
Lisa Szpunar, TrainSignal Product Development Specialist, said, "Veterans of server administration who learn PowerShell will take their work capabilities to the next level, drastically reducing work time through automation."

Windows PowerShell Fundamentals teaches students how to use the PowerShell help system, as well as how to use PowerShell operators and language elements. Students will also learn what an object is in PowerShell and why it is important. They'll also gain an understanding of the PowerShell pipeline, how to use a PowerShell provider and how to extend PowerShell with snap-ins and modules. While the course does not focus on developing and writing PowerShell scripts, students will learn enough about the PowerShell environment and its features to begin crafting their own PowerShell scripts and functions.

"This course will greatly benefit professionals eager to learn PowerShell now because it will turn into a fundamental skill set for all server administrators in the near future," said Gary Eimerman, Director of Product Development at TrainSignal.

The instructor for Windows PowerShell Fundamentals, Jeffery Hicks, is a Microsoft MVP in Windows PowerShell. In addition, he holds Microsoft MCSE, MCSA and MCT certifications. He has 20 years of IT experience, much of it as a Microsoft IT consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies. Hicks is also the author of "Managing Active Directory with Windows PowerShell 2.0" from SAPIEN Press as well as the writer of the popular Professor PowerShell column for

Windows PowerShell Training packs 15 lessons, totaling over 12 hours of instruction, on to 2 DVDs shipped anywhere in the world for free. Of course, students need not wait for the DVDs to arrive in the mail. Instant access to all course materials online is available almost immediately after registering for the course.

Lessons are provided in high resolution video in multiple file formats. Included are iPod Video, Mp3 Audio, WMV and high quality AVI video. In addition text files are provided for each demo so that students can follow along with the instructor instead of typing. Furthermore, the course comes with instructor notes as a PDF file so that material can be studied and reviewed almost anywhere.

TrainSignal offers Windows PowerShell Fundamentals for just $297. Like all TrainSignal courses, this course is backed by TrainSignal's 90 Day Total Experience Guarantee.

About TrainSignal: Founded in 2002, TrainSignal provides computer-based "Total Experience" training that gives individuals the tools and confidence to tackle real-world challenges, pass their certification exams and succeed in today’s competitive global IT market.

TrainSignal offers a wide range of computer training packages covering Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, VMware, and Microsoft Office. In addition to its Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2010, and Windows 7 courses, TrainSignal offers training for over fifty different training courses including VMware vSphere training, Cisco CCNA training, Citrix XenDesktop training, and more.

A privately-held company, TrainSignal is based in Schaumburg, IL.


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