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M10962 Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell

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NameM10962 Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell
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Overview

This three-day course is a follow on course from the 10961B: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell course. It is built on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 and while it is specifically focused on Windows PowerShell v4.0, is also relevant in v2.0 and v3.0 Windows PowerShell environments. Expand and build upon the knowledge already acquired in course 10961B and focus on building more scalable and usable Windows PowerShell scripts for use in your organization by building your own Windows PowerShell tools. Learn about areas such as the creation of advanced functions, script modules, advanced parameters attributes and controller scripts. Also learn how to make your scripts more robust by learning about handling script errors and the analysis and debugging Windows PowerShell scripts. The course will also cover the use of Windows PowerShell cmdlets with .NET Framework as well as teaching how to configure your Windows Servers using Desired State Configuration and providing an understanding of Windows PowerShell workflow. The detailed hands on labs and in depth content and learning will help remove manual tasks that you may currently have to perform as an Administrator, allowing you to make your own Windows PowerShell tools for automated, repeated, accurate management and provisioning of your Windows Server infrastructure.

Target Audience

This course is intended for IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already experienced in administering and supporting Application servers and services including applications such as Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL. System, Infrastructure and Application Administrators working in a Windows or Windows hybrid environment will all find this course relevant to their day to day jobs and future career and skills development.

The course is also intended for IT Professionals who want to build upon existing Windows PowerShell knowledge and skill to learn how to build their own tools for broader general use in their organization, using any Microsoft or independent software vendor (ISV) product that supports Windows PowerShell manageability.

Learning Objectives

  • Create Advanced Functions
  • Use Cmdlets and Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
  • Write Controller Scripts
  • Handle Script Errors
  • Use XML Data Files
  • Manage Server Configurations by Using Desired State Configuration
  • Analyze and Debugging Scripts
  • Understand Windows PowerShell Workflow

Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Knowledge and experience working with Windows PowerShell or knowledge equivalent to the content covered in course 10961B: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell
  • Experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already have experience in administering and supporting Application servers and services including applications like Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL

Course Content

  • Module 1: Creating Advanced Functions
  • Converting a Command into an Advanced Function
  • Creating a Script Module
  • Defining Parameter Attributes and Input Validation
  • Writing Functions that use Multiple Objects
  • Writing Functions that Accept Pipeline Input
  • Producing Complex Function Output
  • Documenting Functions by using Content-Based Help
  • Supporting -Whatif and -Confirm
  • Lab : Converting a Command into an Advanced Function
  • Converting a Command into an Advanced Function
  • Lab : Creating a Script Module
  • Creating a Script Module
  • Lab : Defining Parameter Attributes and Input Validation
  • Defining Parameter Attributes and Input Validation
  • Lab : Writing Functions that use Multiple Objects
  • Writing Functions that use Multiple Objects
  • Lab : Writing Functions that Accept Pipeline Input
  • Writing Functions that Accept Pipeline Input
  • Lab : Producing Complex Function Output
  • Producing Complex Function Output
  • Lab : Documenting Functions by using Content-Based Help
  • Documenting Functions by using Content-Based Help
  • Lab : Supporting -Whatif and -Confirm
  • Supporting -Whatif and -Confirm
  • Module 2: Using Cmdlets and Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
  • Running Windows PowerShell Commands
  • Using Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
  • Lab : Using .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
  • Using Static and Instance Members
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Discover Windows PowerShell commands by using the Help system.
  • Describe and use .NET Framework classes and instances in Windows PowerShell.
  • Module 3: Writing Controller Scripts
  • Understanding Controller Scripts
  • Writing Controller Scripts that Show a User Interface
  • Writing Controller Scripts That Produce Reports
  • Lab : Writing Controller Scripts that Display a User Interface
  • Write Functions to be Used in the Controller Script
  • Write a Controller Script that Implements a Text-Based Menu
  • Lab : Writing Controller Scripts That Produce HTML Reports
  • Writing Functions To Be Used in the Controller Script
  • Writing a Controller Script That Produces HTML Reports
  • Module 4: Handling Script Errors
  • Understanding Error Handling
  • Handling Errors in a Script
  • Lab : Handling Errors in a Script
  • Handling Errors in a Script
  • Module 5: Using XML Data Files
  • Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML
  • Lab : Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML
  • Testing the Provided Tools
  • Updating an XML Inventory Document
  • Module 6: Managing Server Configurations by Using Desired State Configuration
  • Understanding Desired State Configuration
  • Creating and Deploying a DSC Configuration
  • Lab : Creating and Deploying a DSC Configuration
  • Writing, Running and Pushing a DSC Configuration
  • Module 7: Analyzing and Debugging Scripts
  • Debugging in Windows PowerShell
  • Analyzing and Debugging and Existing Script
  • Lab : Analyzing and Debugging and Existing Script
  • Analyzing and Debugging and Existing Script
  • Module 8: Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow
  • Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Workflow feature of Windows PowerShell.

Virtual Training Centre

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V&C Select™ – the flexible classroom

This new approach provides an exciting new opportunity for attending courses where time, geographical location, cost of travel and accommodation or lack of ‘quality alternatives’ are prohibitive factors to people having access to effective training.

V&C Select™ is about delivering flexibility and choice as well as a quality experience and therefore total delegate class sizes will be the same as with a ‘classic’ instructor-led course.

V&C Select™ Technology

Whilst the concept is simple, what really makes V&C Select™ unique is the technology that underpins it. Using the latest collaborative tools and technologies, we offer a solution where the classroom and virtual delegate attend the same course. The in-class experience is exactly the same as a standard instructor-led course and the remote delegate receives a browser based interface that allows them to see and hear the tutor and classroom delegates, and they can communicate in real time.

If the tutor is discussing the supporting slides or demonstrating on the interactive whiteboard– the interface is ‘tuned’ to ensure the remote delegate has the same experience. All delegates (in class and remote) are provided with dedicated learning labs for a quality 'hands-on' experience. If assistance is required, the tutor can address the full group, or any virtual individual via a quick and easy private call function (in the interface) to ensure all delegates get the support they require.

V&C Select™ Benefits

  • Learn at home, office, or anywhere you have an internet connection
  • Save time and money by avoiding travel and accommodation charges
  • Same expert instructors as our ‘classic’ classroom training
  • Same content and official materials (where applicable) and support for all delegates
  • To have the flexibility to start the course as a classroom delegate and to have the choice how to complete the remaining days (as a classroom or virtual delegate)
  • Dedicated ‘hands-on’ Lab access for full duration of class
  • Effective and interactive learning for employees across multiple locations

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