How to get Monad Training?

This question has come up several times internally, so I thought I’d post my answer for posterity.  “My customer would like Monad training — are there any courses avialable?”


Usually, these customers are looking for a good introduction to Monad – and not really training on the scripting language or development.  The best thing is probably to introduce them to our 2 recorded Live meetings:


http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032277851&CountryCode=US
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032277853&CountryCode=US



If you want to really make it a hands-on experience, you could ensure that everybody has Monad installed on their machine, and watch these webcasts together.  That way, you can play with it as you learn about it.


If you want to progress further into the scripting and development aspects of Monad, the “Monad Documentation Pack” is a great resource.  Start with the “Getting Started” guide.  You can also bring in a continental breakfast, a few urns of coffee, and go over the scripting, cmdlet, and provider labs from the PDC:


http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6387c46b-4753-4eaf-8d8b-368074f39ccc&displaylang=en


For those that learn by book, O’Reilly’s Monad book is a great place to start:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0596100094

[Edit: Monad has now been renamed to Windows PowerShell. This script or discussion may require slight adjustments before it applies directly to newer builds.]

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