Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell® (Course 10962B)
Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell® (Course 10962B) Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell® (Course 10962B)

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Learn how to automate and streamline day to day management and administration tasks and functions in your Windows Server Infrastructure.
 
This 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.
Perfil del usuario objetivo
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.
Al finalizar el curso
After completing this course, students 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
  • Understand Windows PowerShell Workflow

         

        Requisitos previos

        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 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 will be 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 able to:

            • 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 able to:

            • 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 able to:

            • 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 able to:

            • 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 able to:

            • 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 will be 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 to describe and implement the Workflow feature of Windows PowerShell.

             

            180 días de Labs + 3 meses de acceso de soporte

            €695.00