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Advanced Automated Administration With Windows PowerShell

  • Tuition USD $1,886 - $2,066 Save $230 - $210
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 508 Ratings
  • Course Code 10962
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This course is intended for IT Professionals who are
already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client
administration. Students should have a foundational knowledge of Windows
PowerShell, which they can obtain by taking course 10961C: Automating
Administration with Windows PowerShell.


Skills Gained

After completing this course, students willbe able to:

  • Create advanced functions.
  • Use Microsoft .NET Framework and REST API in Windows PowerShell.
  • Write controller scripts.
  • Handle script errors.
  • Use XML, JSON, and custom formatted data.
  • Enhance server management with Desired State Configuration and Just Enough Administration.
  • Analyze and debug scripts
  • Understand Windows PowerShell workflow.

Who Can Benefit

This course is intended for IT professionals who are experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration. Students should have a foundational knowledge of Windows PowerShell, which they can obtain by taking course 10961C: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell.
In addition, this course provides scripting guidance for developers who support development environments and deployment processes.


Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
  • Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with using Windows PowerShell to run commands and to create basic non-modularized scripts.

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through practical experience as a Windows System Administrator. Course 10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell is strongly recommended to obtain prerequisite skills in Windows PowerShell.

Course Details

Outline


Module 1: Creating advanced functions
This module explains how to parameterize a command into an advanced function.
Lessons

  • Converting a command into an advanced function
  • Creating a script module
  • Defining parameter attributes and input validation
  • Writing functions that accept pipeline input
  • Producing complex pipeline output
  • Documenting functions by using comment-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 accept pipeline input
  • Writing functions that accept pipeline input

Lab : Producing complex pipeline output
  • Producing complex pipeline output

Lab : Documenting functions by using comment-based help
  • Documenting functions by using comment-based help

Lab : Supporting WhatIf and -Confirm
  • Supporting WhatIf and -Confirm

After completing this module, students willbe able to:
  • Convert a command into an advanced function.
  • Create a script module.
  • Define parameter attributes and input validation.
  • Write functions that accept pipeline input.
  • Produce complex pipeline output.
  • Document functions by using comment-based help.
  • Support -WhatIf and -Confirm.





Module 2: Using Microsoft .NET Framework and REST API in Windows PowerShell
This module explains how to use Microsoft .NET Framework and REST API to supplement functionality that Windows PowerShell commands provide.
Lessons
  • Using Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
  • Using REST API in Windows PowerShell

Lab : Using Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
  • Using Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell

Lab : Using REST API in Windows PowerShell
  • Using REST API in Windows PowerShell

After completing this module, students will be ableto:
  • Use Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell.
  • Use REST API in Windows PowerShell.



Module 3: Writing controller scripts
This module explains how to combine advanced functions that perform a specific task and a controller script that provides a user interface or automates a business process.
Lessons
  • Introducing controller scripts
  • Writing controller scripts that display a user interface
  • Writing controller scripts that produce reports

Lab : Writing controller scripts
  • Writing controller scripts that display a user interface
  • Writing controller scripts that implement 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

After completing this module, students will be ableto:
  • Describe controller scripts.
  • Write controller scripts that display a user interface.
  • Write controller scripts that produce reports.

Module 4: Handling script errors
This module explains how to perform basic error handling in scripts.
Lessons
  • Understanding error handling
  • Handling errors and timeouts in a script

Lab : Handling errors in a script
  • Handling errors in a script

After completing this module, students will be ableto:
  • Describe error handling.
  • Handle errors and timeouts in a script.



Module 5: Using XML, JSON, and custom-formatted data
This module explains how to read, manipulate, and write data in XML and JSON format.
Lessons
  • Reading, manipulating, and writing XML-formatted data
  • Reading, manipulating, and writing JSON-formatted data
  • Reading and manipulating custom-formatted data

Lab : Reading, manipulating, and writing XML-formatted data
  • Testing the provided tools
  • Updating an XML inventory document

After completing this module, students will be ableto:
  • Read, manipulate, and write XML-formatted data.
  • Read, manipulate, and write JSON-formatted data.
  • Read and manipulate custom-formatted data.



Module 6: Enhancing server management with Desired State Configuration and Just Enough Administration
This module explains how to write Desired State Configuration (DSC) configuration files, deploy those files to servers, and monitor servers configurations. This module also explains how to restrict administrative access with Just Enough Administration (JEA).
Lessons
  • Understanding Desired State Configuration
  • Creating and deploying a DSC configuration
  • Implementing Just Enough Administration

Lab : Creating and deploying a DSC configuration
  • Creating and deploying a DSC configuration

Lab : Configuring and using JEA
  • Configuring and using JEA

After completing this module, students will be ableto:
  • Understand DSC.
  • Create and deploy a DSC configuration.
  • Implement JEA.



Module 7: Analyzing and debugging scripts
This module explains how to use native Windows PowerShell features to analyze and debug existing scripts.
Lessons
  • Debugging in Windows PowerShell
  • Analyzing and debugging an existing script

Lab : Analyzing and debugging an existing script
  • Analyzing and debugging an existing script



After completing this module, students willbe able to:
  • Debug in Windows PowerShell.
  • Analyze and debug an existing script.





Module 8: Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow
This module explains the features of the Windows PowerShell Workflow technology.
Lessons
  • Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow

Lab : Creating and running a Windows PowerShell Workflow
  • Creating and running a Windows PowerShell Workflow

After completing this module, students will be able todescribe and implement the Workflow feature of Windows PowerShell.

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When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Lunchtime?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

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What languages are used to deliver training?

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The course material was laid out logically. There are a lot of aws services and concepts to cover in the three days but overall was a good learning experience.

It is very good and very simple instructions. almost to much hand holding.

Class material was clear and well communicated. Virtual setup was easy. Plenty of material was provided ahead of time. Sean was a fantastic instructor.

Very educational and informative. Instructor was very Interactive so I had great learning. Presentation is very good. Venue is very convenient.

Structured training in a great environment with knowledgeable and patient instructor

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