MOD 10951: Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell

Description

This three-day course is a follow up to 10961B: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell course. It is built on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 and while it is focused on Windows PowerShell v4.0, it also holds relevance in v2.0 and v3.0 Windows PowerShell environments.

Expand, build, and add to your knowledge gained while taking course 10961B. Focusing on building more scalable and usable Windows PowerShell scripts for use in your organization by building your own Windows PowerShell tools. You will learn about areas such as: creating advanced functions, script modules, advanced parameters attributes, and controller scripts. You will also learn how to handle script errors by analyzing and debugging Windows PowerShell scripts. This will give you the ability to make your scripts more robust. This course also covers the use of Windows PowerShell cmdlets with .NET Framework, teaches how to configure your Windows Servers using Desired State Configuration. It also provides an understanding of Windows PowerShell Workflow.

This course is for IT professionals who are experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration and/or Experienced in administering and supporting Application servers and services. This will include applications such as:

Exchange
SharePoint
SQL
If you are a System, Infrastructure and Application Administrator, you will also find that this course is relevant to your day to day job tasks. It is will also benefit your future career development and skills.

Students who complete this course will be able to:

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
Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow

Prerequisites

It is recommended that students have:

Knowledge and experience working with Windows PowerShell or knowledge equivalent to the 1091B: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell content
Experience in general Windows Server and Windows Client Administration
Experience in Administering and supporting Application servers and services (such as Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL)

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.

Methods

  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Curriculum

Module 1: Creating Advanced Functions
Lessons

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
Lessons

Running Windows PowerShell Commands
Using Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
Lab: Using .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell

Using Static and Instance Members

Module 3: Writing Controller Scripts
Lessons

Understanding Controller Scripts
Writing Controller Scripts that Show a User Interface
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

Module 4: Handling Script Errors
Lessons

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
Lessons

Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML
Lab: Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML

Test the Provided Tools
Update an XML Inventory Document

Module 6: Managing Server Configurations by Using Desired State Configuration
Lessons

Understanding Desired State Configuration
Creating and Deploying a DSC Configuration
Lab: Creating and Deploying a DSC Configuration

Write, Run and Push a DSC Configuration

Module 7: Analyzing and Debugging Scripts
Lessons

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
Lessons

Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflows

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