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MS-10962

Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell

Description

Learn how to automate and streamline day to day management and administration tasks and functions in your Windows Server Infrastructure with Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell. 

This three-day instructor-led 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 you already acquired in 10961B and focus 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  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.

Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell Takeaways

After attending this training, you 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

 

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.

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.

 

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.

Starting From

$1606.50

$1785.00 List Price

3 Days Course

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This class runs from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM EDT

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