Advanced Automated Administration with PowerShell Training (10962)

Level: Intermediate
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This official Microsoft Advanced Automated Administration with PowerShell (10962) course will teach you to automate & streamline day-to-day management & administration tasks.

Expand and build upon the knowledge already acquired in the Automating Administration with PowerShell (10961) course and focus on building more scalable and usable Windows PowerShell scripts for use in your organization by building your own Windows PowerShell tools. Learn about areas such as the 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. This Microsoft PowerShell advanced training 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.

Key Features of this Training:

You Will Learn How 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

Certifications/Credits:

CPE 17 Credits

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Important Course Information

  • On-Demand Training Description

    With a blend of video, text, hands-on labs, and knowledge checks, you will receive the same high quality content as the live event, but you can attend on your own time, at your own pace.

    PLUS, we include access to a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) to help you prepare for your certification exam and help you apply your new skills immediately… Learning Tree knows how to bring learning to life!

    • Flexibility to take the course on your own time, at your own pace
    • Forever access to the digital course materials – for any refreshers
    • You will receive a code with your purchase.The code may be redeemed for online access to this On Demand course for up to six months
    • Upon course activation, the MOC On Demand videos and labs are available for three months
    • 2 FREE hours of individual coaching from an MCT Learning Tree Instructor
    • This delivery is also eligible for Microsoft Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs)
    • NOTE: Only live, in-class training is eligible for NASBA CPEs; on-demand training is not eligible for CPE credit
  • Requirements

    • Before attending this course, students must have:
      • Knowledge and experience working with Windows PowerShell or knowledge equivalent to the content covered in course 8459: Automating Administration with PowerShell (10961)
      • Experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already have experience in administering and supporting Application servers and services including applications like Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL.
  • Redeem Your Microsoft Training Vouchers (SATV)

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Creating Advanced Functions

    In this module students will learn how to parameterize a command into an advanced function. It is designed to teach several key principles in a single logical sequence, by using frequent hands-on exercises to reinforce new skills.

    Lessons

    • Converting a Command into an Advanced Function
    • Creating a Script Module
    • Defining Parameter Attributes and Input Validation
    • Writing Functions that use Multiple Objects
    • 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 use Multiple Objects

    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

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Parameterize a command and create an advanced function.
    • Convert a script and function into a script module.
    • Define parameter attributes and input validation for a function.
    • Enumerate objects by using scripting constructs.
    • Modify a function to accept pipeline input.
    • Produce complex pipeline output in a function.
    • Document a function by using comment-based Help.
    • Create functions that support –WhatIf and –Confirm.
  • Module 2: Using Cmdlets and Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell

    Windows PowerShell provides commands that accomplish many of the tasks that you will need in a production environment. Sometimes, a command is not available but the .NET Framework provides an alternate means of accomplishing a task. Because Windows PowerShell is built on the .NET Framework, it is able to access those alternate means. In this module, you will learn how to discover and run Windows PowerShell commands, and how to use .NET Framework components from inside Windows PowerShell. These two techniques will provide you with the most flexibility and capability for accomplishing tasks in a production environment.

    Lessons

    • Running Windows PowerShell Commands
    • Using Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell

    Lab : Using .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Discover Windows PowerShell commands by using the Help system.
    • Describe and use .NET Framework classes and instances in Windows PowerShell.
  • Module 3: Writing Controller Scripts

    In this module, students will learn how to combine tools – advanced functions that perform a specific task – and a controller script that provides a user interface or automates a business process.

    Lessons

    • Understanding Controller Scripts
    • Writing Controller Scripts that Show a User Interface
    • Writing Controller Scripts That Produce Reports

    Lab : Writing Controller Scripts that Display a User Interface

    Lab : Writing Controller Scripts That Produce HTML Reports

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the difference between tools and controller scripts.
    • Write controller scripts that present a user interface.
    • Write controller scripts that automate a business process.
  • Module 4: Handling Script Errors

    In this module, students will learn how to perform basic error handling in scripts. The focus will be about how to add error handling to existing tools, primarily as a time-saving mechanism (instead of having students write new tools). A side benefit of this approach is that it will help build the skills that you must have to analyze and reuse existing code written by someone else.

    Lessons

    • Understanding Error Handling
    • Handling Errors in a Script

    Lab : Handling Errors in a Script

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the shell’s default error response mechanisms.
    • Add error handling code to existing tools.
  • Module 5: Using XML Data Files

    In this module, students will learn how to read, manipulate, and write data in XML files. XML files provide a robust, yet straightforward way to store both flat and hierarchical data. XML files are more flexible than CSV, more accessible for small amounts of data than SQL Server, and easier to code against that Excel automation.

    Lessons

    • Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML

    Lab : Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Read, manipulate, and write data in XML.
  • Module 6: Managing Server Configurations by Using Desired State Configuration

    In this module, students will learn how to write Desired State Configuration (DSC) configuration files, deploy those files to servers, and monitor servers’ configurations.

    Lessons

    • Understanding Desired State Configuration
    • Creating and Deploying a DSC Configuration

    Lab : Creating and Deploying a DSC Configuration

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the architecture and deployment models of DSC.
    • Write and deploy DSC configuration files.
  • Module 7: Analyzing and Debugging Scripts

    In this module, students will learn how to use native Windows PowerShell features to analyze and debug existing scripts. These skills are also useful when students have to debug their own scripts.

    Lessons

    • Debugging in Windows PowerShell
    • Analyzing and Debugging an Existing Script

    Lab : Analyzing and Debugging an Existing Script

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the debugging features of Windows PowerShell.
    • Analyze and debug an existing script.
  • Module 8: Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow

    In this module, students will learn about the features of the Windows PowerShell Workflow technology.

    Lessons

    • Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the Workflow feature of Windows PowerShell.

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Important Course Information

  • On-Demand Training Description

    With a blend of video, text, hands-on labs, and knowledge checks, you will receive the same high quality content as the live event, but you can attend on your own time, at your own pace.

    PLUS, we include access to a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) to help you prepare for your certification exam and help you apply your new skills immediately… Learning Tree knows how to bring learning to life!

    • Flexibility to take the course on your own time, at your own pace
    • Forever access to the digital course materials – for any refreshers
    • You will receive a code with your purchase.The code may be redeemed for online access to this On Demand course for up to six months
    • Upon course activation, the MOC On Demand videos and labs are available for three months
    • 2 FREE hours of individual coaching from an MCT Learning Tree Instructor
    • This delivery is also eligible for Microsoft Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs)
    • NOTE: Only live, in-class training is eligible for NASBA CPEs; on-demand training is not eligible for CPE credit
  • Requirements

    • Before attending this course, students must have:
      • Knowledge and experience working with Windows PowerShell or knowledge equivalent to the content covered in course 8459: Automating Administration with PowerShell (10961)
      • Experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already have experience in administering and supporting Application servers and services including applications like Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL.
  • Redeem Your Microsoft Training Vouchers (SATV)

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Creating Advanced Functions

    In this module students will learn how to parameterize a command into an advanced function. It is designed to teach several key principles in a single logical sequence, by using frequent hands-on exercises to reinforce new skills.

    Lessons

    • Converting a Command into an Advanced Function
    • Creating a Script Module
    • Defining Parameter Attributes and Input Validation
    • Writing Functions that use Multiple Objects
    • 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 use Multiple Objects

    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

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Parameterize a command and create an advanced function.
    • Convert a script and function into a script module.
    • Define parameter attributes and input validation for a function.
    • Enumerate objects by using scripting constructs.
    • Modify a function to accept pipeline input.
    • Produce complex pipeline output in a function.
    • Document a function by using comment-based Help.
    • Create functions that support –WhatIf and –Confirm.
  • Module 2: Using Cmdlets and Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell

    Windows PowerShell provides commands that accomplish many of the tasks that you will need in a production environment. Sometimes, a command is not available but the .NET Framework provides an alternate means of accomplishing a task. Because Windows PowerShell is built on the .NET Framework, it is able to access those alternate means. In this module, you will learn how to discover and run Windows PowerShell commands, and how to use .NET Framework components from inside Windows PowerShell. These two techniques will provide you with the most flexibility and capability for accomplishing tasks in a production environment.

    Lessons

    • Running Windows PowerShell Commands
    • Using Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell

    Lab : Using .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Discover Windows PowerShell commands by using the Help system.
    • Describe and use .NET Framework classes and instances in Windows PowerShell.
  • Module 3: Writing Controller Scripts

    In this module, students will learn how to combine tools – advanced functions that perform a specific task – and a controller script that provides a user interface or automates a business process.

    Lessons

    • Understanding Controller Scripts
    • Writing Controller Scripts that Show a User Interface
    • Writing Controller Scripts That Produce Reports

    Lab : Writing Controller Scripts that Display a User Interface

    Lab : Writing Controller Scripts That Produce HTML Reports

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the difference between tools and controller scripts.
    • Write controller scripts that present a user interface.
    • Write controller scripts that automate a business process.
  • Module 4: Handling Script Errors

    In this module, students will learn how to perform basic error handling in scripts. The focus will be about how to add error handling to existing tools, primarily as a time-saving mechanism (instead of having students write new tools). A side benefit of this approach is that it will help build the skills that you must have to analyze and reuse existing code written by someone else.

    Lessons

    • Understanding Error Handling
    • Handling Errors in a Script

    Lab : Handling Errors in a Script

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the shell’s default error response mechanisms.
    • Add error handling code to existing tools.
  • Module 5: Using XML Data Files

    In this module, students will learn how to read, manipulate, and write data in XML files. XML files provide a robust, yet straightforward way to store both flat and hierarchical data. XML files are more flexible than CSV, more accessible for small amounts of data than SQL Server, and easier to code against that Excel automation.

    Lessons

    • Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML

    Lab : Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Read, manipulate, and write data in XML.
  • Module 6: Managing Server Configurations by Using Desired State Configuration

    In this module, students will learn how to write Desired State Configuration (DSC) configuration files, deploy those files to servers, and monitor servers’ configurations.

    Lessons

    • Understanding Desired State Configuration
    • Creating and Deploying a DSC Configuration

    Lab : Creating and Deploying a DSC Configuration

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the architecture and deployment models of DSC.
    • Write and deploy DSC configuration files.
  • Module 7: Analyzing and Debugging Scripts

    In this module, students will learn how to use native Windows PowerShell features to analyze and debug existing scripts. These skills are also useful when students have to debug their own scripts.

    Lessons

    • Debugging in Windows PowerShell
    • Analyzing and Debugging an Existing Script

    Lab : Analyzing and Debugging an Existing Script

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the debugging features of Windows PowerShell.
    • Analyze and debug an existing script.
  • Module 8: Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow

    In this module, students will learn about the features of the Windows PowerShell Workflow technology.

    Lessons

    • Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the Workflow feature of Windows PowerShell.

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    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available in-person, online, on demand, and as a private team training event.

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    Yes, you can use Microsoft SATVs to take this course.

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