Two-Day Hands-On Technical Workshops

(1)  Linux and Bash Scripting Training

This course will run from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th July and will include a considerable hands-on element. There will be a charge of $220 per day for attendance. Lunch and basic refreshments will be provided. This course will be delivered by Aaron Burgemeister.

Recommended pre-requisites:

  • Understand computer basics (work in IT for a couple years)
  • Be able to type: keyboard mastery helps with things that require the keyboard


Course Agenda

Introduction

  • Understand experience, backgrounds
  • Ideas for work-relevant scripts (past, present, future)

 

Environment

  • SLES 12 Overview - Filesystem basics, Yast review, systemd, Btrfs, cron, vi, privileges

 

Shell Script Sections and Labs

  • Basic shell script creation
  • Using variables and command substitution
  • Branching logic
  • if and case statements
  • Looping
  • while and for loops
  • Arithmetic operators
  • Bash arithmetic, doing advanced arithmetic using shell programs
  • Interacting with the user
  • Prompting for input, validating responses, handling errors
  • Making it modular
  • Shell functions
  • Challenge lab
  • Interactive or scripted, making the final results versatile enough for beginners, and powerful enough for inclusion in other scripts.

 

LDAP Stuff

  • Working with directories (eDirectory)
  • More Tools
  • Various commands that extend the shell's usefulness
  • Automation
  • Scheduling scripts for maintenance or reporting

 

More as time allows

 

 

(2)  ZENworks - The FULL Potential

This course will run from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th July and will include a considerable hands-on element. There will be a charge of $220 per day for attendance. Lunch and basic refreshments will be provided. The course will be delivered by Paul Pedron from the ZEN Support organization.

This years’ 2 day “ZENworks – The Full Potential” workshop will include Install and upgrades to the latest ZENworks 2017 Update 2 along with troubleshooting and a toolbox of utilities. The title “The FULL potential” came to mind, to explore ZENworks, to ease administration of hundreds and even thousands of devices. We’ll have collaborative discussions and exercises on ZONE building, using scripts to build a new fully operational test zone in minutes.

Day one will be busy with the preparation, health check, Install and Update hands-on exercises, providing a first-hand look at the latest ZENworks 2017 Update2 console. We’ll then build up a zone within minutes using both scripting and subscriptions between the zones for the transfer of bundles and policies.

Day two will be just as intense, leveraging ZENworks FULL potential by looking at the built-in features to ease administration within and across zones. Reminting certs, Configuring ZAPP and ZAPP Branding for the Managed devices, discuss leveraging Locations and Network Environments to balance the network workload, ease the registration process for managed devices, and also a better understanding of the Mobile device management the ZENworks 2017 Update 2 will provide or your organization. Included will be a toolbox of techniques and utilities (both ZENworks and Non-ZENworks) that can be used to troubleshoot through tough ZENworks situations. And somewhere in between, get a better understanding how to install an FTF provided by development.

 

 

To register for one these courses please visit the Booking Page