Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell 5.1

Learn to automate administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell 5.1

Course Code : 5005

Overview

During this three day advanced level course, participants learn core scripting skills, such as, creating advanced functions, writing controller scripts and handling script errors. The course discusses how participants could work with Windows PowerShell workflow, the REST API and XML and JSON formatted data files. The course also covers how to use new administration tools such as Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Just Enough Administration (JEA) to configure and secure servers.

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Live Classroom
Duration: 5 days

Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 5 days

What You'll learn

  • 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

Outline

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Understanding error handling
  • Handling errors and timeouts in a script
  • Lab : Handling errors in a script
    • Handling errors in a script
  • 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
  • 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
  • Debugging in Windows PowerShell
  • Analyzing and debugging an existing script
  • Lab : Analyzing and debugging an existing script
    • Analyzing and debugging an existing script
  • Understanding Windows PowerShell workflow
  • Lab: Creating and running a Windows PowerShell workflow
    • Creating and running a Windows PowerShell workflow
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Prerequisites

In addition to the professional experience, participants need to have –

  • 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

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for IT professionals with experience in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration. It is also highly recommended for –

  • Windows Server administrators
  • Windows engineers
  • System administrators
  • SharePoint administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • Windows administrators
  • DevOps engineers
  • Azure Solutions specialists

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