Wellington training

June and July 2017

 
Learn about the Catalyst Cloud - operated by NZ, in NZ and for NZ.  
The Catalyst Cloud is a local cloud solution - join us for lunch to learn more
We are hosting the Catalyst Cloud lunch in Wellington on Thursday 1 June - join us to learn about business continuity and disaster recovery on the Cloud. 
Then come on our training Getting started with the Catalyst Cloud  on 28 June -10% discount this month.
 
*** Specials on selected training course this month ***
7 June - half day - 10% discount - $342 per course - normal rate $380 (ex gst)
This hands-on introductory course will teach you from scratch how to use React, one of the most popular JavaScript libraries for building high performance single page applications.
Target Audience - Frontend and backend developers who are looking to build modern responsive JavaScript web applications.
 
Following the Catalyst Cloud lunch come and join us to learn how to get your own instances up and running.
14 June - 1 day - 10% discount - $684 (ex gst) normally $760
Get started with New Zealand's only public cloud, the Catalyst Cloud.
This course will teach you the skills you need to get your own instance up and running, and get you familiar with the documentation. Attendees don't need to have any prior experience with OpenStack or cloud orchestration.
Target audience - This course is for Developers, Sysadmins and anyone comfortable using the command line.
 
Elasticsearch basics for developers
15 June - 1 day - 10% discount - $684 (ex gst) normally $760
This course is aimed at developers who have little or no exposure to Elasticsearch, and want to learn about the fundamentals to design and build applications that leverage it.
It focuses on understanding the APIs and how they work together, but also providing insights into Elasticsearch internals when required.
Target audience - Developers who want to use Elasticsearch to build applications.
 
Other courses scheduled for Wellington are listed below, or on our website.
 

Introduction to Linux server

I June - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
This course teaches you everything you need to know to use your Linux server. The first part of the course covers the basics - how to access the server, security and how to install software. the second part covers various tools that can be use to troubleshoot your server and its network.
Target audience - Anyone who will be working with a Linux server.
React Introduction - New course
7 June - half day - $380 (ex gst)
This hands-on introductory course will teach you from scratch how to use React, one of the most popular JavaScript libraries for building high performance single page applications.
 
Elasticsearch basics for developers
8 June - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
This course is aimed at developers who have little or no exposure to Elasticsearch, and want to learn about the fundamentals to design and build applications that leverage it.
It focuses on understanding the APIs and how they work together, but also providing insights into Elasticsearch internals when required.
Target audience - Developers who want to use Elasticsearch to build applications.
 
9 June - half day - $380 (ex gst)
Come and learn about HTML and CSS, the building blocks of the web, with us. We'll start with very simple stuff and work our way up. By the end, you'll have styled your own webpage.  We'll teach you to read and write some HTML and CSS and you'll have a grasp of some of the slightly less obvious underlying concepts.
Target audience - Anyone wishing to learn to write basic HTML/CSS and gain confidence in updating existing code.  
 
13 & 14 June - 2 day - $1,750 (ex gst)
About the course - Agile is the project management method du jour in IT right now. But do you know exactly what Agile means, and how to put it into practice? 
If you're new to Agile or need to get a better understanding of the basic principles, this course is for you.
Everyone who completes this course receives an International Consortium for Agile Certified Professional certification (ICAgile ICP). This certification does not expire and no renewal fee is required. 
Target Audience: Anyone who is new to Agile, and those with some exposure to Agile who need more information and an opportunity to practice their skills.
 
14 June - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
Get started with New Zealand's only public cloud, the Catalyst Cloud.
This course will teach you the skills you need to get your own instance up and running, and get you familiar with the documentation. Attendees don't need to have any prior experience with OpenStack or cloud orchestration.
Target audience - This course is for Developers, Sysadmins and anyone comfortable using the command line.
 
19 June - half day - $380 (ex gst)
It’s more and more common to have intermediate compilation steps in your frontend build process, to make it possible to use newer web technologies like ES6 and CSS pre-processors. This course gives you the knowledge you need to pick the right tools, and the skills to customise your build process to meet your needs. We will focus on two of today’s most popular options, Gulp and Webpack, as well as exploring other options and looking at future trends.
Target audience - Frontend developers who want to take a step from writing vanilla JS or CSS, or those who have been using preconfigured build pipelines and want to be able to write and maintain their own. Lead developers who have an existing build process for another language and want to integrate a frontend build process into it.
 
20 June - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
Django is known as 'The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines'. Django aims to be the '90%' framework. That is, for 90% of website projects it is unambiguously the 'Right Tool for the Job'. Django's design is strongly influenced by DRY principles (Don't Repeat Yourself). 
Target audience - Developers with some Python experience who wish to learn about using Django.
 
Configuration Management and Automation using Puppet - Intermediate 
21 & 22 June - 2 days - $1,520 (ex gst)
This two day intermediate course, is a mix of both hands-on and theoretical content. Attendees experience most components of Puppet in a hands-on way, and there's time for exercises and questions. 
Target audience - This course is designed for attendees who have some regular exposure to Puppet in a production environment and wish to further their knowledge of the Puppet ecosystem.   
 
React Intermediate - New course
27 June - half day - $380 (ex gst)
To write a real-world React application you need to know more than just the basics of building components and using JSX. This intermediate course will take you from those basics through to the practicalities of writing more complex applications, including state management with Redux.
Target audience - Those who understand the basics of React but are looking for a deeper understanding of some of the real world problems that need to be tackled to build a complete application and put it in production.
 
28 June - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
Learn to use SilverStripe CMS to create and manage pages on your website. Create news and events, set up users and manage their permissions. Upload and manage images, documents, and other assets.
Target audience - Anyone managing, uploading or modifying website content using SiverStripe. The course is aimed at CWP users,but much of the content can be applied to the regular version of SilverStripe.
 
Introduction to Koha 
29 June - 1.5 hrs - free
This session is aimed at Libraries and librarians who are considering moving to Koha, and anyone who might be interested to hear about new Koha functionality and how other libraries are extending their use of Koha.
 
LibreOffice Writer and Calc
3 July - 1 day - $400 (ex gst)
This course teaches quick and easy ways for using Writer and Calc within LibreOffice.  From entering and manipulating data, to formatting and advanced features for time saving and consistency.
Target audience - Anyone who wants to produce professional quality documents and spreadsheets using LibreOffice Writer and Calc.
 
An Introduction to using Git
4 July - half day - $380 (ex gst)
Developer or web designer? You need version control. Git is the world benchmark - come and learn it with us. Git helps you track changes, reduce errors, make workflows more flexible, and collaborate with your peers with ease. This introductory course will help you get started using Git. You'll gain an understanding of how it works and how to integrate with a team already using it.
Target audience - Developers or web designers who are new or beginner users of Git, or those that have used other revision control systems and want to try Git.  
 
Configuration Management and Automation using Puppet - Introduction 
5 July - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
If you want to learn how to use Puppet for configuration management and automation, or you've been put in charge of an established Puppet infrastructure, this is the course for you. This course is suitable for complete beginners and those with very limited experience – we run other courses for more experienced users.
Target audience - Puppet beginners and those with very limited experience. 
6 & 7 July - 2 days - $1,500 (ex gst)
The intent of this course is to aid understanding of the MySQL database system from a DBA perspective.  Attendees will cover aspects from installation, configuration through to tuning
Target audience - The course is aimed at those who need to administer MySQL databases and want to learn best practices.
 
Introduction to Docker
20 July - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
Learn how to use the software containerisation platform, Docker. We'll show you where Docker can be used, how to use the Docker command line and give you an understanding of the Docker environment.
Target audience  - Programmers, development teams and operations engineers who want to know about Docker, where and when it can be used.
Intermediate Database techniques
21 July - half day - $380 (ex gst)
This course is a follow-on from our Introduction to Databases course. It  covers even more useful techniques for interacting with SQL Databases.
Target audience - Anyone currently working with SQL databases who wants to take their knowledge to the next level.
 
Introduction to Shell and Shell scripting
25 July - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
Learn to use the Linux shell with us. This course teaches basic commands and simple shell scripting. Shell scripting allows the automation of collections of shell commands. Attendees gain practical experience using the commands as they encounter them, then exercise their new skills by writing simple shell scripts.
Target audience - Desktop users who want to learn how to use the Linux Shell and learn some basic scripting.
 
Python Introduction for non-Programmers
26 July - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
This training session will introduce you to Python syntax and philosophy. You will learn about Python, and have plenty of opportunity to put it into practice. If you have little to no prior experience in programming this course is for you. 
Target audience - Those who have little or no prior programming experience, but want to learn to write some basic Python scripts.
 
27 & 28 July - 2 days - $1,520 (ex gst)
This hands-on course helps participants create a fully functioning Drupal site that is extendible, secure and contains a reusable suite of components with the flexibility to accommodate future requirements.  It will spark your imagination about what is possible with Drupal.
Target audience - Intermediate and advanced content managers who want to discover and learn to use more functionality in Drupal.  Intermediate Drupal developers who want an overview on what can be achieved with point and click in Drupal.