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10962: Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Learn how to automate and streamline day to day management and administration tasks and functions in your Windows Server Infrastructure.

This three-day course is a follow on course from the 10961B: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell course. It is built on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 and while it is specifically focussed on Windows PowerShell v4.0, is also relevant in v2.0 and v3.0 Windows PowerShell environments.

Expand and build upon the knowledge already acquired in course 10961B and focus on building more scalable and usable Windows PowerShell scripts for use in your organization by building your own Windows PowerShell tools. 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 teaching how to configure your Windows Servers using Desired State Configuration and providing an understanding of Windows PowerShell workflow.

The detailed hands on labs and in depth content and learning will help remove manual tasks that you may currently have to perform as an Administrator, allowing you to make your own Windows PowerShell tools for automated, repeated, accurate management and provisioning of your Windows Server infrastructure.


PREREQUISITES

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Knowledge and experience working with Windows PowerShell or knowledge equivalent to the content covered in course 10961B: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell
  • Experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already experience in administering and supporting Application servers and services including applications like Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL.

METHODOLOGY

This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentations, discussions and practical exercises

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to :

  • Create Advanced Functions
  • Use Cmdlets and Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
  • Write Controller Scripts
  • Handle Script Errors
  • Use XML Data Files
  • Manage Server Configurations by Using Desired State Configuration
  • Analyze and Debugging Scripts
  • Understand Windows PowerShell Workflow

AUDIENCE

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 applications such as Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL. System, Infrastructure and Application Administrators working in a Windows or Windows hybrid environment will all find this course relevant to their day to day jobs and future career and skills development.

The course is also intended for IT Professionals who want to build upon existing Windows PowerShell knowledge and skill to learn how to build their own tools for broader general use in their organization, using any Microsoft or independent software vendor (ISV) product that supports Windows PowerShell manageability.

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Modules

Module 1 - Creating Advanced Functions

In this module students will learn how to parameterize a command into an advanced function. It is designed to teach several key principles in a single logical sequence, by using frequent hands-on exercises to reinforce new skills.

Lessons

  • 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
  • Supporting -Whatif and -Confirm


Lab : Converting a Command into an Advanced Function

Converting a Command into an Advanced Function


Lab : Creating a Script Module

Creating a Script Module


Lab : Defining Parameter Attributes and Input Validation

Defining Parameter Attributes and Input Validation


Lab : Writing Functions that use Multiple Objects

Writing Functions that use Multiple Objects


Lab : Writing Functions that Accept Pipeline Input

Writing Functions that Accept Pipeline Input


Lab : Producing Complex Function Output

Producing Complex Function Output


Lab : Documenting Functions by using Content- Based Help

Documenting Functions by using Content-Based Help


Lab : Supporting -Whatif and -Confirm

Supporting -Whatif and -Confirm


After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Convert a Command into an Advanced Function
  • Create a Script Module
  • Define Parameter Attributes and Input Validation
  • Write Functions that use Multiple Objects
  • Writing Functions that Accept Pipeline Input
  • Produce Complex Function Output
  • Document Functions by using Content-Based Help
  • Support -Whatif and -Confirm
Module 2 - Using Cmdlets and Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell provides commands that accomplish many of the tasks that you will need in a production environment. Sometimes, a command is not available but the .NET Framework provides an alternate means of accomplishing a task. Because Windows PowerShell is built on the .NET Framework, it is able to access those alternate means. In this module, you will learn how to discover and run Windows PowerShell commands, and how to use .NET Framework components from inside Windows PowerShell. These two techniques will provide you with the most flexibility and capability for accomplishing tasks in a production environment.

Lessons

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

Lab : Using .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell

Using Static and Instance Members

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Run Windows PowerShell commands
  • Use Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
Module 3 - Writing Controller Scripts

In this module, students will learn how to combine tools – advanced functions that perform a specific task – and a controller script that provides a user interface or automates a business process

Lessons

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

Lab : 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand Controller Scripts
  • Write Controller Scripts that show a User Interface
Module 4 - Handling Script Errors

In this module, students will learn how to perform basic error handling in scripts. The focus will be about how to add error handling to existing tools, primarily as a time-saving mechanism (instead of having students write new tools). A side benefit of this approach is that it will help build the skills that you must have to analyze and reuse existing code written by someone else.

Lessons

  • Understanding Error Handling
  • Handling Errors in a Script

Lab : Handling Errors in a Script

Handling Errors in a Script

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand Error Handling
  • Handle Errors in a Script
Module 5 - Using XML Data Files

In this module, students will learn how to read, manipulate, and write data in XML files. XML files provide a robust, yet straightforward way to store both flat and hierarchical data. XML files are more flexible than CSV, more accessible for small amounts of data than SQL Server, and easier to code against that Excel automation.

Lessons

  • Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML

Lab : Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML

  • Test the Provided Tools
  • Update an XML Inventory Document

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML
Module 6 - Managing Server Configurations by Using Desired State Configuration

In this module, students will learn how to write Desired State Configuration (DSC) configuration files, deploy those files to servers, and monitor servers’ configurations.

Lessons

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

Lab : Creating and Deploying a DSC Configuration

Write, Run and Push a DSC Configuration

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand Desired State Configuration
  • Create and Deploy a DSC Configuration
Module 7 - Analyzing and Debugging Scripts

In this module, students will learn how to use native Windows PowerShell features to analyze and debug existing scripts. These skills are also useful when students have to debug their own scripts.

Lessons

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

Lab : Analyzing and Debugging and Existing Script

Analyzing and Debugging and Existing Script

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Analyze and Debug a script
Module 8 - Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow

In this module, students will learn about the features of the Windows PowerShell Workflow technology.

Lessons

Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow
Ong Kian Boon

Ong Kian Boon

Have been working in the IT industry since 2004 and exposed to all the common challenges faced by IT and security professionals. With years of experience working with business and management, IT service delivery and end users, he understands the importance of business value, infrastructure efficiency, user productivity as well as the protection of all these assets.Having started training with Info Trek in 2009, he has been sharing his passion and experiences in Microsoft infrastructure servers, Cisco routing and switching, as well as Novell SuSE Linux. He also specialises in security implementations and audit as no implementation can survive without it. Read More

Mohd Adam Kane

Mohd Adam Kane

Started training in early 1997 after returning from Singapore and have been actively participating in IT projects and consultation while conducting freelance training. He was a Senior Trainer with Info Trek focus on Unified Communications, Messaging Infrastructure, Network Infrastructure Management and Microsoft Server Systems.He brings to the classroom for all to share his many years of experience in project roll out and consultancy such as Operating System Migration, Messaging Infrastructure Deployment & Migration, System Center Deployment, Data Center Planning & Management, Identity Management, Unified Communication Implementation, Disaster Recovery, Fibre Network Implementation, High Availability Deployment and Network Management. Read More

Lim Boon Kok

Lim Boon Kok

Lim has been working in the IT industry for the past 16 years. He leads, plans and supports a functionally organized, technically oriented team and environment with a wide variety of technical activities and service operations. He is good in developing and implementing IT initiatives for regional service operation activities and actively participates in global projects to align corporate/regional direction and IT standard according to ITIL operational framework and software development. He has a strong ability to develop team growth, people skills and technology in a well-organized workforce. Read More

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