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2-Day Training Seminar: PowerShell Scripting and Toolmaking
February 4 & 5, 2019
9:00AM – 5:00PM
Level: Intermediate

You are invited to attend this intense, two-day training workshop on PowerShell Scripting and Toolmaking. The goal of the course is to take your basic PowerShell scripting skills to the next level. It is assumed that you have previous PowerShell experience, including creating at least some basic scripts and functions. This course is for those of you who want to take your skills to the next level or discover what you can do with your existing projects to take them from awesome to amazing. Here is a sampling of topics we will explore:

  • Using Parameter Sets
  • Leveraging Parameter Validation
  • Creating Dynamic Parameters
  • Using PowerShell Classes

This is not a hands-on training seminar. But you are welcome to bring a laptop and follow along. The emphasis will be on using Windows PowerShell 5.1, although we will look at the challenges of cross-platform scripting with PowerShell Core.

Day 1

  • A PowerShell Scripting Refresher
  • Get to Know Visual Studio Code
  • Creating Practical Advanced Functions
  • Effective Error Handling with Try/Catch
  • Creating Class-Based PowerShell Tools
  • PowerShell Module Design
  • Documenting Your Module the Smart Way

Day 2

  • Adding Type and Format Extensions
  • Scripting at Scale
  • Perfecting Your Project with Pester
  • Automating Your Automation with Plaster
  • PowerShell Scripting Best Practices, Tips and Tricks
  • A Look at Cross-Platform Scripting

Meet Our Speaker

Jeffery Hicks

Jeffery Hicks is an IT veteran with almost 30 years of experience, much of it spent as an IT infrastructure consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies with an emphasis in automation and efficiency. He is a multi-year recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award. He works today as an independent author, teacher and consultant. Jeff has taught and presented on PowerShell and the benefits of automation to IT Pros worldwide. He has authored and co-authored a number of books, writes for numerous online sites and print publications, is a contributing editor at, a Pluralsight author, and a frequent speaker at technology conferences and user groups. You can keep up with Jeff on Twitter and on his blog.

Virtual Classroom Available!

Can't travel to the TechMentor Training Seminar in Dallas? You can join this class via our Virtual Classroom. Learn More

TechMentor has partnered with MicroTek Dallas to offer a virtual classroom opportunity to our attendees. The Virtual Training Room enables remote attendees to experience the benefits of instructor-led training without having to travel. Remote participants experience the same collaboration, instructor interaction, and learning benefits as those who are physically in the classroom. TechMentor's Virtual Training Room technology allows all students to:

  • See and hear everything that is taking place in the live classroom
  • Raise their hands and ask questions
  • View and interact with course content (presentations, videos, code, and more)
  • Experience real-time collaboration

Virtual Classroom Requirements
All remote users need to participate in a Virtual Training Room event is a computer with camera, wired Internet connection, speakers, and a microphone -- it's that easy.

Top Reasons To Join Us in Dallas

In-Depth Training.

If you are an IT professional looking for training, TechMentor Training Seminars provide focused in-depth training with one of the top experts in the field. Attend this 2-Day training seminar and learn how to take your PowerShell Scripting and Toolmaking skills to the next level.


With small classes and expert instructors, the intimate setting of these TechMentor courses allows for networking with your peers to learn from their experiences, problem-solve and brings solutions back to your office.

Get the Most Out of Your Time.

If you don't have time for a full 4, 5 or 6-day conference, look no further. Get in-depth, actionable training that fits in with your busy schedule in this two-day, in-person or virtual TechMentor seminar.

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  • Standard Registration through February 4
  • 2-Day Workshop (In-person or Virtual)
  • $1,340

If attending in-person, a continental breakfast, hot catered lunch, and breaks will be provided as part of your TechMentor registration.

Discounts are available for alumni, government employees and educators. For more information, contact us at, or 949.296.9840.

Part of a team of 3 or more? Contact us at, or 949.296.9840 for more information and pricing.

You may substitute one person in your place by contacting at least five business days prior to the event. If you must cancel all or part of your registration, your refund request must be sent no later than 20 business days prior. Your fee will be returned, less a $250 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued within 20 days of the event.

Event Details

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The facility name you are looking for is Dallas MicroTek Center

Dallas MicroTek Center
5430 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy #300
Dallas, TX 75240

Attendees can park in the West Parking Lot for free with validated ticket. The West Parking Lot (off Harvest Hill Road) is located behind Tower 3, Lincoln Centre Three.

Guests can validate their parking ticket at the front desk of the MicroTek suite.

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TechMentor has partnered with MicroTek Dallas to offer you discounted pricing at three hotels close to the training center.

Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre
5410 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75240

Reserve your room by calling 972-934-8400 and requesting the MicroTek rate.

Sheraton Dallas by the Galleria
4801 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway
Farmers Branch, Texas 75244

Reserve your room online or call 800-325-3535 and request the MicroTek rate.

DoubleTree Dallas
4099 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, Texas 75244

Reserve your room by calling 972-385-9000 and requesting the MicroTek rate.

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