This is a three-day course that will teach students how to automate administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell 5.1. Students will learn core scripting skills such as creating advanced functions, writing controller scripts, and handling script errors. Students will learn how to works with Windows PowerShell Workflow, the REST API and XML and JSON formatted data files, Students will also learn how to use new administration tools such Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Just Enough Administration (JEA) to configure and secure servers.
Length: 3 day
Format: Lecture and Lab
Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite
Max. Capacity: 16
- Create advanced functions.
- Use Microsoft .NET Framework and REST API in Windows PowerShell.
- Write controller scripts.
- Handle script errors.
- Use XML, JSON, and custom formatted data.
- Enhance server management with Desired State Configuration and Just Enough Administration.
- Analyze and debug scripts
- Understand Windows PowerShell workflow.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
- Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
- Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
- Experience with Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
- Experience with using Windows PowerShell to run commands and to create basic non-modularized scripts.
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through practical experience as a Windows System Administrator. Course 10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell is strongly recommended to obtain prerequisite skills in Windows PowerShell.
- Converting a command into an advanced function
- Creating a script module
- Defining parameter attributes and input validation
- Writing functions that accept pipeline input
- Producing complex pipeline output
- Documenting functions by using comment-based help
- Supporting -WhatIf and -Confirm
- Using Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
- Using REST API in Windows PowerShell
- Writing controller scripts
- Writing controller scripts that produce HTML reports
- Handling errors in a script
- Reading, manipulating, and writing XML-formatted data
- Creating and deploying a DSC configuration
- Configuring and using JEA
- Analyzing and debugging an existing script
- Creating and running a Windows PowerShell Workflow
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for IT professionals who are experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration.