10961 Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell
8/24/2020 - 8/28/202010/26/2020 - 10/30/2020COURSE LENGTH:
9:00am - 4:30pm
This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows servers. This course provides students the skills to identify and build the command they require to perform a specific task. In addition, students learn how to build scripts to accomplish advanced tasks such as automating repetitive tasks and generating reports. This course provides prerequisite skills supporting a broad range of Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft SQL Server, System Center, and more. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any one of those products, although Windows Server, which is the common platform for all of those products, will serve as the example for the techniques this course teaches.
AUDIENCE AND PREREQUISITES
This course is intended for IT Professionals who are already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration, and who want to learn more about using Windows PowerShell for administration. No prior experience with any version of Windows PowerShell, or any scripting language, is assumed. This course is also suitable for IT Professionals already experienced in server administration, including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, System Center, and others.
FOLLOW UP COURSES
Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
Experience with Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through practical experience as a Windows system administrator. No prerequisite courses are required
*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of the courseware. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-775-0244).
This course is subject to minimum enrollment to run. If the mimimum enrollment is not met than this class can run as an virtual instructor led course.
Module 1: Getting Started with Windows PowerShell Overview and background of Windows PowerShell Understanding command syntax Finding commands Lab : Configuring Windows PowerShell Lab : Finding and running basic commandsModule 2: Cmdlets for administration Active Directory administration cmdlets Network configuration cmdlets Other server administration cmdlets Lab : Windows Administration Creating and managing Active Directory objects Configuring network settings on Windows Server Creating a web siteModule 3: Working with the Windows PowerShell pipeline Understanding the pipeline Selecting, sorting, and measuring objects Filtering objects out of the pipeline Enumerating objects in the pipeline Sending pipeline data as output Lab : Using the pipeline Lab : Filtering objects Lab : Enumerating objects Lab : Sending output to a fileModule 4: Understanding how the pipeline works Passing the pipeline data Advanced considerations for pipeline data Lab : Working with pipeline parameter binding Predicting pipeline behaviourModule 5: Using PSProviders and PSDrives Using PSProviders Using PSDrives Lab : Using PSProviders and PSDrives Creating files and folders on a remote computer Creating a registry key for your future scripts Create a new Active Directory groupModule 6: Querying Management Information by Using WMI and CIM Understanding WMI and CIM Querying Data with WMI and CIM Making Changes by Using WMI and CIM Lab : Working with WMI and CIM Querying information by using WMI Querying information by using CIM Invoking methodsModule 7: Working with variables, arrays, and hash tables Using Variables Manipulating variables. Manipulating arrays and hash tables. Lab : Working with variables Working with variable types Using arrays Using hash tablesModule 8: Basic scripting Introduction to scripting Scripting constructs Importing data from files Lab : Basic scripting Setting a script Processing an array with a ForEach loop Processing items by using If statements Creating a random password Creating users based on a CSV fileModule 9: Advanced scripting Accepting user input Overview of script documentation Troubleshooting and error handling Functions and modules Lab : Accepting data from users Querying disk information from remote computers Updating the script to use alternate credentials Documenting a script Lab : Implementing functions and modules Creating a logging function Adding error handling to a script Converting a function to a moduleModule 10: Administering Remote Computers Using basic Windows PowerShell remoting Using advanced Windows PowerShell remoting techniques Using PSSessions Lab : Using basic remoting Enabling remoting on the local computer Performing one-to-one remoting Performing one-to-many remoting Lab : Using PSSessions Using implicit remoting Managing multiple computersModule 11: Using background jobs and scheduled jobs Using background jobs Using scheduled jobs Lab : Using background jobs and scheduled jobs Starting and managing jobs Creating a scheduled jobModule 12: Using advanced Windows PowerShell techniques Creating profile scripts Using advanced techniques Lab : Practicing advanced techniques Creating a profile script Verifying the validity of an IP address Reporting disk information Configuring NTFS permissions Creating user accounts with passwords from a CSV file Lab : Practicing script development (optional)