Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell - Course 10961

5 Days

Description

Learn how with Windows PowerShell 4.0, you can remotely manage multiple Windows based servers and automate day to day management and administration tasks.

The course is built on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 and while it is specifically focused on Windows PowerShell v4.0, is also relevant in v2.0 and v3.0 Windows PowerShell environments

This five day course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell 4.0 for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers. It focuses on primary Windows PowerShell command-line features and techniques, and will provide prerequisite skills supporting many different Microsoft products. This includes Windows Server, Windows Client, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, 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) will serve as the example for the techniques being taught.

In this five day course you will learn to execute and monitor scripts more efficiently through more robust session connectivity, workflow capabilities, improved job scheduling, and Windows PowerShell Web Access. Learn Windows PowerShell with greater ease through improved cmdlet discovery and simplified, consistent syntax across all cmdlets. Write Windows PowerShell scripts quicker and more intuitively through the new Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) that enables script sharing, which connects IT pros to a larger Windows PowerShell user community. Learn all this and more in this five-day Microsoft Official Course in Windows PowerShell v4.0

Audience Profile

This course is intended for IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already experienced in administering and supporting Application servers and services including Exchange, SharePoint, SQL etc It is broadly intended for students who want to use Windows PowerShell to automate administrative tasks from the command line, using any Microsoft or independent software vendor (ISV) product that supports Windows PowerShell manageability.

This course is not intended to be a scripting or programming course, and includes only basic coverage of scripting and programming topics. Students are not expected to have prior scripting or programming experience, and are not expected to have prior Windows PowerShell experience

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts behind Windows PowerShell
  • Work with the Pipeline
  • Understand How the Pipeline Works
  • Use PSProviders and PSDrives
  • Format Output
  • Use WMI and CIM
  • Prepare for Scripting
  • Moving From a Command to a Script to a Module
  • Administer Remote Computers
  • Put the various Windows PowerShell components together
  • Use Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs
  • Use Advanced PowerShell Techniques and Profiles

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
October 30, 2017

$2,295.00
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November 06, 2017

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November 27, 2017

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December 11, 2017

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December 11, 2017

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July 05, 2018

On-Demand
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Course 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

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
October 30, 2017

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November 06, 2017

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November 27, 2017

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December 11, 2017

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December 11, 2017

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July 05, 2018

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Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Previous  Windows Server and Windows Client management knowledge and hands on experience.
  • Experience Installing and Configuring Windows Server into existing enterprise environments, or as standalone installations.
  • Knowledge and experience of network adapter configuration, basic Active Directory user administration, and basic disk configuration.
  • Knowledge and hands on experience specifically with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 would be of benefit but is not essential.

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
October 30, 2017

$2,295.00
5 Days    11:00 AM ET - 7:00 PM ET
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Virtual Classroom Live
November 06, 2017

$2,295.00
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Virtual Classroom Live
November 27, 2017

$2,295.00
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Virtual Classroom Live
December 11, 2017

$2,295.00
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Classroom Live
December 11, 2017

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Classroom Live
July 05, 2018

On-Demand
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Course Comments

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Virtual Classroom Live
October 30, 2017

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November 06, 2017

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November 27, 2017

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December 11, 2017

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December 11, 2017

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July 05, 2018

On-Demand
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