Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Class: Scripting for System Administrators

Understanding and applying the tools at your disposal can mean the difference between tons of manual, error-prone work, or eliminating that work through automation. Unix and Linux provide a rich set of such tools, but unfortunately, many sysadmins don't have the programming background to exploit them.

In this class, we'll cover the programming techniques sysadmins need to do their jobs faster and more effectively. We'll start with the shell, then expand into tools like sed and awk, and finish with everyone's favorite Swiss Army chainsaw, Perl. Along the way, we'll examine a large number of scripts that solve real-world system administration problems.

If you're ready to take advantage of the powerful tools in the Unix toolbox, this class is for you.

This class will be taught by Steven Pritchard and Bill Odom.  The price for this three-day class will be $999, with lunch included each day.

Contact sales@computerroom.us for more information or to sign up for the class.

This class is currently scheduled for Wednesday, December 15, 2010 through Friday, December 17, 2010 (8AM-5PM each day).

About the Trainers: Steven Pritchard

Steven Pritchard has nearly two decades of Linux and Unix experience. A dedicated Open Source advocate, he founded the Southern Illinois Linux Users Group in 1994 and has been a volunteer developer with Red Hat’s Fedora Project since it began in 2003. He is also an author of the award winning LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, 2nd Ed. (O’Reilly & Associates). Steven currently offers his technical services through the Computer Room, a retail technical sales and service company outside of St. Louis, MO.

About the Trainers: Bill Odom

Bill Odom has over two decades of experience as a systems architect and software developer, working on everything from wiki software for Internet startups to global identity management solutions for Fortune 500 companies. He's also a long-time member of the Open Source community, and served as president of the Perl Foundation from 2005 through 2007.