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Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

Updated – Learn to remotely manage your Windows-based servers with PowerShell 5.1.

GK# 6457 Vendor# M10961

$1245 - $2995 CAD

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Course Overview

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In this course, you will gain the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating the administration of your Windows-based servers. You will learn how to identify and build the command they require to perform a specific task. In addition, students learn how to build scripts to accomplish advanced tasks such as automating repetitive tasks and generating reports.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product M10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell. 

GK Digital Learning is also available with digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC). Click here to purchase.

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What You'll Learn

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  • Basic concepts behind Windows PowerShell
  • Work with the Windows PowerShell Pipeline
  • Use PSProviders and PSDrives to work with other forms of storage
  • Format output
  • Use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Common Information Model (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

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Windows PowerShell

  • Overview and Background
  • Finding and Running Commands

Cmdlets for administration

  • Active Directory administration cmdlets
  • Network configuration cmdlets
  • Other server administration cmdlets

Working with the Windows PowerShell Pipeline

  • Selecting, Sorting, and Measuring Objects
  • Exporting, Importing, and Converting Data
  • Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline
  • Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline

How the Pipeline Works

  • Passing the Pipeline Data
  • Advanced Considerations for Pipeline Data

Using PSProviders and PSDrives

  • PSProviders and PSDrives

Querying System Information Using WMI and CIM

  • Querying Data with WMI/CIM
  • Making Changes with WMI/CIM 

Working with Variables, Arrays, and Hash Tables

  • Using Variables
  • Manipulating Arrays and Hash Tables

Basic Scripting

  • Introduction to Scripting
  • Scripting Constructs
  • Importing Data from Files

Advanced Scripting

  • Accepting User Input
  • Overview of Script Documentation
  • Troubleshooting and Error Handling
  • Functions and Modules

Administering Remote Computers

  • Using Basic Windows PowerShell Remoting
  • Using PSSessions
  • Using Advanced Remoting Techniques

Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs

  • Using Background Jobs
  • Using Scheduled Jobs

Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques and Profiles

  • Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques
  • Creating Profile Scripts

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Configure Windows PowerShell

  • Configure the Console Application
  • Configure the ISE Application

Find and Run Basic Commands

  • Finding commands
  • Running commands
  • Using the About files

Windows Administration

  • Creating and managing Active Directory objects
  • Configuring network settings on Windows Server
  • Creating a web site

Use the Pipeline

  • Select and Sort Data

Filtering Objects

Enumerating Objects

Sending Output to a File

  • Exporting user information to a file

Work with Pipeline Parameter Binding

  • Predict Pipeline Behavior

Use PSProviders and PSDrives

  • Create a new folder on a remote computer
  • Create a registry key for future scripts
  • Create a new Active Directory group
  • Work with WMI and CIM
  • Locate and query information with WMI and CIM

Working with Variables

  • Working with variable types
  • Using arrays
  • Using hash tables
  • Using hash tables

Basic Scripting

  • Setting a script
  • Processing an array with a ForEach loop
  • Processing items by using If statements
  • Creating a random password
  • Creating users based on a CSV file

Accepting Data from Users

  • Querying disk information from remote computers
  • Updating the script to use alternate credentials
  • Documenting a script

Implementing Functions and Modules

  • Creating a logging function
  • Adding error handling to a script
  • Converting a function to a module

Using Basic Remoting

  • Enabling remoting on the local computer
  • Performing one-to-one remoting
  • Performing one-to-many remoting

Using PSSessions

  • Using implicit remoting
  • Managing multiple computers

Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs

  • Starting and managing jobs
  • Creating a scheduled job

Practicing Advanced Techniques

  • Creating a profile script
  • Verifying the validity of an IP address
  • Reporting disk information
  • Configuring NTFS permissions
  • Creating user accounts with passwords from a CSV file

Prerequisites

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Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through practical experience as a Windows system administrator.

  • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
  • Experience with Windows Server and Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Who Should Attend

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  • 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.
  • 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

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  • 5 Day SATV for a Classroom Live session
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  • 5 Day SATV for a Virtual Classroom Fit session
  • 2 Day SATV for an individual GK Digital Learning course

Follow-On Courses

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Training Exclusives

This course comes with 12 months access to the following benefits:

  • Practice Labs
  • 24x7 Mentoring
  • Indexed Class Recordings
  • Unlimited Retakes
  • Digital Courseware
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SATV Redemption

Redeeming your Microsoft Software Assurance Training Vouchers:

  • 5 SATVs for a Classroom Live, Virtual Classroom Live or Virtual Classroom Fit session
  • 2 SATVs for an individual GK Digital Learning course
  • 5 SATVs for an individual GK Digital Learning course plus digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC)

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Fit

Attend live, online training sessions for a total of 24 hours spread over four weeks.

Duration: 5 day

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Experience high-quality online learning combined with reliable expert guidance and skills development activities.



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