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Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell (M10962)

Focus on building more scalable and usable Windows PowerShell scripts for use in your organization

GK# 0769

Course Overview

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Learn how to automate and streamline day to day management and administration tasks and functions in your Windows Server Infrastructure. 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. The course will also cover the use of Windows PowerShell cmdlets with .NET Framework as well as providing an understanding of Windows PowerShell workflow.

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  • Redeem three SATVs for an individual GK Digital Learning course plus digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC)
  • Redeem two SATVs for an individual GK Digital Learning course

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What You'll Learn

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  • Advanced functions
  • Cmdlets and Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
  • Controller scripts
  • Handle script errors
  • Use XML data files
  • Manage server configurations by using desired state configuration
  • Analyze and debugging scripts
  • Windows PowerShell Workflow

Outline

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1: Creating Advanced Functions

  • 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

2: Using Cmdlets and Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell

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

3: Writing Controller Scripts

  • Understanding Controller Scripts
  • Writing Controller Scripts that Show a User Interface

4: Handling Script Errors

  • Understanding Error Handling
  • Handling Errors in a Script

5: Using XML Data Files

  • Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML

6: Managing Server Configurations by Using Desired State Configuration

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

7: Analyzing and Debugging Scripts

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

8: Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow

Labs

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Lab 1: 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

Lab 2: Creating a Script Module

  • 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

Lab 3: Defining Parameter Attributes and Input Validation

  • 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

Lab 4: Writing Functions that use Multiple Objects

  • 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

Lab 5: Documenting Functions by using Content-Based Help

  • 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

Lab 6: Supporting -Whatif and -Confirm

  • 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

Lab 7: Writing Functions that Accept Pipeline Input

  • 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

Lab 8: Producing Complex Function Output

  • 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

Lab 9: Using .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell

  • Using Static and Instance Members

Lab 10: Writing Controller Scripts that Display a User Interface

  • Write Functions to be Used in the Controller Script
  • Write a Controller Script that Implements a Text-Based Menu

Lab 11: Handling Errors in a Script

  • Handling Errors in a Script

Lab 12: Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML

  • Test the Provided Tools
  • Update an XML Inventory Document

Lab 13: Creating and Deploying a DSC Configuration

  • Write, Run and Push a DSC Configuration

Lab 14: Analyzing and Debugging and Existing Script

  • Analyzing and Debugging and Existing Script

Prerequisites

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Who Should Attend

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IT professionals who want to learn how to build their own tools for broader general use in their organization, using any Microsoft product that supports Windows PowerShell manageability

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