10962 Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell
CLASS DATE(s):
5/4/2020 - 5/6/2020
6/8/2020 - 6/10/2020
8/31/2020 - 9/2/2020

COURSE LENGTH: 3 Days

COURSE COST: $1495

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This is a three-day 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..

AUDIENCE AND PREREQUISITES

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.

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.

PREREQUISITE COURSES  

*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or lunch, required in your registration. Please refer to your Enrollment Sales Order or Invoice for the additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact us (learn@vtec.org or 207-775-0244). Course subject to minimum enrollment. Course can be run as a virtual class.

COURSE TOPICS:


Module 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 Pipeline Output


Lab : Documenting Functions by using Content-Based Help
Lab : Supporting -Whatif and -Confirm


Module 2: Using Cmdlets and Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
Using Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
Using REST API in Windows PowerShell
Lab : Using .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell

Module 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


Module 4: Handling Script Errors
Understanding Error Handling
Handling Errors in a Script
Lab : Handling Errors in a Script

Module 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

Module 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

Module 7: Analyzing and Debugging Scripts
Debugging in Windows PowerShell
Analyzing and Debugging and Existing Script
Lab : Analyzing and Debugging and Existing Script

Module 8: Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow
Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow
Lab : Creating and running a Windows PowerShell Workflow