IT TRAINING

Microsoft 10961 – Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

In this five day course you will acquire the knowledge and skills required to use Windows PowerShell 4.0 for administering and automating administration for Windows based servers.

The main focus of this course will relate to Windows PowerShell command-line features and techniques as well as acquiring skills to support different Microsoft products like Windows Server, Windows Client, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, System Center and others.

Start DateDate StatusDeliveryInstructor
2019-03-18Not GuaranteedBucharest, ClassroomSorin Pasa
Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at IT professionals experienced in general administration fo Windows Server and Windows Client or experienced in administering and supporting application servers.

It can also be of interest for students interested in automating administrative tasks from the command line using a Mirosoft or independent software vendor product that supports Windows PowerShell.

what you will learn

What you will learn

Upon completion you 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
Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Students need to 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.
Course outline

Course Outline

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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Start Date Date Status Delivery Instructor
2019-03-18 Not Guaranteed Bucharest, Classroom Sorin Pasa