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10962 Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell

This course that will teach students how to automate administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell 5.1. Students will learn core scripting skills such as creating advanced functions, writing controller scripts, and handling script errors. Students will learn how to works with Windows PowerShell Workflow, the REST API and XML and JSON formatted data files, Students will also learn how to use new administration tools such Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Just Enough Administration (JEA) to configure and secure servers.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be 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.

     

    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Creating Advanced Functions
  • 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 Function Output
  • Documenting Functions by using Content-Based Help
  • Supporting -Whatif and -Confirm
  • Lab : Converting a Command into an Advanced Function
  • Lab : Creating a Script Module
  • Lab : Defining Parameter Attributes and Input Validation
  • Lab : Writing Functions that Accept Pipeline Input
  • Lab : Producing Complex Function Output
  • Lab : Documenting Functions by using Content-Based Help
  • Lab : Supporting -Whatif and -Confirm
  • 2 - Using Microsoft .NET Framework and REST API in Windows PowerShell
  • Using Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
  • Using REST API in Windows PowerShell
  • Lab : Using .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
  • Lab : Using REST API in Windows PowerShell
  • 3 - Writing Controller Scripts
  • Introducing controller scripts
  • Writing controller scripts that display a user interface
  • Writing controller scripts that produce reports
  • Lab : Writing controller scripts
  • Lab : Writing controller scripts that produce HTML reports
  • 4 - Handling Script Errors
  • Understanding error handling
  • Handling errors and timeouts in a script
  • Lab : Handling Errors in a Script
  • 5 - Using XML, JSON, and custom-formatted data
  • 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
  • 6 - Enhancing server management with Desired State Configuration and Just Enough Administration
  • Understanding Desired State Configuration
  • Creating and Deploying a DSC Configuration
  • Implementing Just Enough Administration
  • Lab : Creating and Deploying a DSC Configuration
  • Lab : Configuring and using JEA
  • 7 - Analyzing and Debugging Scripts
  • Debugging in Windows PowerShell
  • Analyzing and Debugging and Existing Script
  • Lab : Analyzing and Debugging and Existing Script
  • 8 - Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow
  • Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow
  • Lab : Creating and running a Windows PowerShell Workflow
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    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.

    Other Prerequisites

    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 experience in administering and supporting Application servers and services including applications like Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL.

    10962 Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell

    €1,785 | This course is SATV-Eligible
    Course Length : 3 Days
     

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