IEPS: Immersion Event on PowerShell for SQL Server DBAs

Chicago, IL, US: May 8-10, 2017


Overview

This 1-300-level, 3-day training class was created to teach database management using PowerShell. Developed by Ben Miller, the training is focused around instruction and demos. A hands-on approach is also possible if desired. Most technologists learn things by doing but this technology can be learned by seeing and then practicing with the tools provided that you can take with you. The scripts and tools will be immediately usable when you get back to the office, so bring your learning hat and get ready to PowerShell.

At the completion of this training you will have been exposed to the following:

  • Installation and configuration of PowerShell
  • Use of the ISE that comes with PowerShell
  • Shared Management Objects (SMO) for SQL Server
  • Programming concepts in PowerShell
  • Modules and scripts to manage SQL Server
  • Gathering data for analysis using PowerShell both with SMO and T-SQL
  • Repositories that contain scripts that you can leverage in your daily work

Prerequisites: No experience with PowerShell is required as we will cover the basics from beginning to becoming proficient in connecting to and managing a SQL Server and its databases. It is helpful (but not required) that students possess some knowledge of and experience with scripting languages or coding in general and T-SQL counts. SQL Server knowledge / experience will be more helpful than experience and knowledge of PowerShell.

Bring Your Own Laptop: You can bring your laptop but it is not required. You will be given a copy of the scripts used as well as all the information discussed in class. If you bring your laptop and want to participate, you should have SQL Server installed on your laptop. It can be any version from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2016, and Express Edition will work for the scripts we will use. Note that there will not be a classroom computer provided for you.

Target audience: Database professionals or Dev Ops professionals that want a way to scale management of database servers and databases.

For a detailed agenda click HERE.

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Event details:

  • Class will run from 8:30am-5:45pm Monday and Tuesday and 8:30am-5:00pm on Wednesday.
  • Detailed agenda:
    • 7:45am Breakfast
    • 8:30am Class begins
      • 9:45am 15-minute break
      • 11:15am 15 minute break
    • 12:30pm Lunch break (lunch is provided as part of the class)
    • 1:30pm Class resumes
      • 2:45pm 15-minute break with dessert
      • 4:15pm 15-minute break
    • 5:45pm Class ends (5:00pm on Wednesday)
  • For those of you planning air travel and departure times after the class completion on Thursday: we do end at 5:00pm on Wednesday and we use every minute of that schedule, and often we run a few minutes over. For most deliveries we end between 5:00pm and 5:15pm. This depends on questions and we often push out the 5:45pm endings earlier in the week if things are running behind but I can honestly say that we’ve never ended early. Our general recommendation is for you to purchase tickets with departures no earlier than 8:00pm. However, each city/location may be a little different. Consider contacting the hotel (or the hotel’s website) for more specific insight into travel times and specific travel options to the airport.
  • Monday evening: “Meet-n-Greet” in the bar. We’ll open a tab and pick up the first round so we can get to know each other better and wind down from day 1.
  • You will receive printed materials for all of the lecture content. Additionally, after the event ends, we will provide all classroom demo content on our website as a zip file.
  • Also included in your registration fee are coffee, breakfast, snacks and lunch. On the registration page, please let us know if you are vegetarian (other dietary requirements are your own responsibility).
  • Class size is limited to 16 students.

Location details:

  • The Immersion Event will be held in the Hilton Suites Chicago/Oak Brook.
  • This hotel is 20 minutes from O’Hare airport and is near a large mall with many amenities. We’ve held more than forty five Immersion Events here since 2011.
  • The hotel has a special rate from US$129/night, for a two-room suite!
  • RESERVE YOUR HOTEL NIGHTS EARLY: SQLskills has a LIMITED number of rooms reserved under our group rate and these usually sell out. Even if you’re waiting to officially register for the class – you might want to get your hotel room setup early (ASAP) to ensure that you get the discounted/group rate and that you’re at the hotel where the event is being held. Most importantly, the earlier you get your hotel reservations confirmed, the easier it is for us to add rooms to our block. Thanks so much for helping us out with this!
  • The hotel rate includes:
    • Onsite parking.
    • Wireless internet access for the entire stay (it’s pretty good, but don’t expect to stream movies or quickly download very large files).
    • Full breakfast on Saturday/Sunday.
  • Full American breakfast during the Immersion Event will be served as part of class from 7:45 am until 8:30am. Class begins at 8:30 am.

Pricing details:

  • Full price for the Immersion Event is US$2,495.
  • Early-bird rate is US$2,195 for registrations received by end-of-day PST Friday, March 3rd, 2017.
  • Any discount code entered (for instance, for past attendees) will be reflected in the price during registration.
  • For general discount information please see the F.A.Q.

Special Pricing Options!

  • Past attendee price: If you’ve attended an Immersion Event in the past, you can register any time for 75% of the full price (US$1,870). Please contact us for instructions.

Cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations prior to March 27th, 2017: fully-refunded minus US$250 administration fee and 5% credit-card processing charges, where applicable.
  • Cancellations from March 27th, 2017 to April 23rd, 2017 inclusive (PST): 50% cancellation charge.
  • Cancellations on or after April 24th, 2017 (PST): 100% cancellation charge.
  • Registrations can be transferred to a colleague to attend this class, or for you to attend another class within 12 months of this one. If within the 100% cancellation period, there is a US$750 transfer fee.

Registration details:

Click HERE to go to our events registration page, and please make sure to select the correct class from the drop-down menu at the top of the page.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact us.