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Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell - Course 10961 Overview

  • Module 1: Getting Started with Windows PowerShell

  • This module introduces students to Windows PowerShell, its purpose and history. The module will also cover the basics of using the shell, including the help system, command syntax, command discovery explaining the use of the two built-in host applications.

    • Lessons

      • Overview and Background

      • Finding and Learning Commands

      • Running Commands

    • Lab : Configuring Windows PowerShell

    • Lab : Finding and Running Basic Commands

    • After completing this module, students will be able to:

      • Open and configure Windows PowerShell

      • Discover, learn, and run Windows PowerShell commands

      • Run commands by using correct command and parameter syntax

  • Module 2: Working with the Pipeline

  • This module covers the Windows PowerShell pipeline along with a number of additional techniques and commands, including customizing command output, exporting and converting data, sorting objects, filtering objects, and enumerating objects allowing for the overall retrieval, manipulation and displaying of data.

    • Lessons

      • Understanding the Pipeline

      • Selecting, Sorting, and Measuring Objects

      • Converting, Exporting, and Importing Objects

      • Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline

      • Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline

    • Lab : Using the Pipeline

    • Lab : Converting, Exporting, and Importing Objects

    • Lab : Filtering Objects

    • Lab : Enumerating Objects

    • After completing this module, students will be able to:

      • Describe the purpose of the Windows PowerShell pipeline 

      • Manipulate objects in the pipeline

      • Convert, export, and import objects

      • Filter objects out of the pipeline

      • Enumerate objects in the pipeline

  • Module 3: Understanding How the Pipeline Works

  • This module explains the underlying details of how Windows PowerShell passes objects from command to command within the pipeline. Having seen it in action in the previous module will now get to see some of the theory under the hood. The emphasis will be on two specific techniques used by the shell and students will learn to explain the pipeline operation, predict command behavior and allows them construct more useful, predictable commands.

    • Lessons

      • Passing Data in the Pipeline By Value

      • Passing Data in the Pipeline By Property Name

    • Lab : Working with Pipeline Parameter Binding

    • After completing this module, students will be able to:

      • Pass data by using the ByValue technique

      • Pass data by using the ByPropertyName technique

  • Module 4: Using PSProviders and PSDrives

  • This module explains the purpose and use of Windows PowerShell PSProviders and PSDrives, and shows students how to use these useful components for administrative tasks. Students will also learn to use the -item* commands to manipulate items within a PSDrive. 

    • Lessons

      • Using PSProviders

      • Using PSDrives

    • Lab : Using PSProviders and PSDrives

    • After completing this module, students will be able to:

      • Explain the purpose and use of PSProviders

      • Explain the purpose and use of PSDrives

  • Module 5: Formatting Output

  • This module demonstrates how to format command output and how to create custom output elements.

    • Lessons

      • Using Basic Formatting

      • Using Advanced Formatting

      • Redirecting Formatted Output

    • Lab : Formatting Output

    • After completing this module, students will be able to:

      • Format command output by using basic formatting commands 

      • Format command output by using advanced formatting options

      • Redirect formatted output

  • Module 6: Querying Management Information by Using WMI and CIM

  • This module explains Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Common Information Model (CIM), and shows students how to retrieve and in some cases modify management information about local and remote computers.

    • Lessons

      • Understanding WMI and CIM

      • Querying Data with WMI and CIM

      • Making Changes by Using WMI and CIM

    • Lab : Working with WMI and CIM

    • After completing this module, students will be able to:

      • Explain the differences between WMI and CIM

      • Query management information by using WMI and CIM

      • Invoke methods by using WMI and CIM

  • Module 7: Preparing for Scripting

  • This module prepares students for writing scripts with Windows PowerShell, covering the Windows PowerShell security model and the use of variables.

    • Lessons

      • Using Variables

      • Scripting Security

    • Lab : Working with Security in Windows PowerShell

    • After completing this module, students will be able to:

      • Create, use, and manage variables 

      • Configure shell scripting security

  • Module 8: Moving From a Command to Script to Module

  • This module shows students how to take a command that runs well in the console and turn it into a parameterized, reusable script, and how to evolve that script into a standalone script module. Students will learn the foundations needed to create their own reusable tools.

    • Lessons

      • Moving From Command to Script

      • Moving From Script to Function to Module

      • Implementing Basic Error Handling

      • Using Basic Scripting Constructs

      • Exploring Other Scripting Features

    • Lab : Moving From Command to Script

    • Lab : Moving From Script to Function to Module

    • Lab : Implementing Basic Error Handling

    • Lab : Creating an Advanced Function

    • After completing this module, students will be able to:

      • Move from Command to Script

      • Move from Script to Function to Module

      • Implement basic error handling

      • Implement basic scripting constructs

      • Explain additional advanced Windows PowerShell scripting features

  • Module 9: Administering Remote Computers

  • This module explains Windows PowerShell remoting, and shows students how to configure and use remoting to manage multiple remote computers.

    • Lessons

      • Using Basic Remoting

      • Using Advanced Remoting Techniques

      • Using Remoting Sessions

    • Lab : Using Basic Remoting

    • Lab : Using Remoting Sessions

    • After completing this module, students will be able to:

      • Describe remoting architecture and security, manually enable remoting, and use  remoting for one-to-one and one-to-many connections

      • Pass local variables to remote computers

      • Create and manage persistent remoting sessions, and use implicit remoting

  • Module 10: Putting it All Together

  • This module offers students an opportunity to use everything they have learned so far. Students will discover, learn, and run commands that perform a complex, real-world administrative task.

    • Lessons

      • Provisioning a New Server Core Instance

    • Lab : Provisioning a New Server Core Installation

    • After completing this module, students will be able to:

      • Plan your Windows PowerShell Script

      • Configure Server Core computers using Windows PowerShell

  • Module 11: Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs

  • In this module students will learn to create and manage background jobs and scheduled jobs.

    • Lessons

      • Using Background Jobs

      • Using Scheduled Jobs

    • Lab : Using Background Jobs

    • Lab : Using Scheduled Jobs

    • After completing this module, students will be able to:

      • Create and manage Background Jobs

      • Create and manage Scheduled Jobs

  • Module 12: Using Profiles and Advanced PowerShell Techniques

  • This module covers a variety of additional advanced Windows PowerShell features and techniques including additional comparison operators, use of alternate credentials, creation of profile scripts, manipulation of strings and date objects.

    • Lessons

      • Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques

      • Creating Profile Scripts

      • Working With Alternative Credentials

    • Lab : Practicing Advanced Techniques

    • After completing this module, students will be able to:

      • Manipulate data and objects by using advanced techniques and operators 

      • Create and manage profile scripts

      • Connect to remote computers by using alternative credentials


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