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Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell.

About This Course

Course Code
M10961

Course Type
Essentials

Vendor
Microsoft

Duration
5 Days

RRP
£2,372.00

Course Overview
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Overview

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows servers. This course provides students the skills 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 provides prerequisite skills supporting a broad range of Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft SQL Server, System Center, and more. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any one of those products, although Windows Server, which is the common platform for all of those products, will serve as the example for the techniques this course teaches.

Audience profile

This course is intended for IT Professionals who are already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration, and who want to learn more about using Windows PowerShell for administration. No prior experience with any version of Windows PowerShell, or any scripting language, is assumed. This course is also suitable for IT Professionals already experienced in server administration, including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, System Center, and others.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting started with Windows PowerShell
This module will introduce you to Windows PowerShell and provide an overview of the product’s functionality. The module shows you how to open and configure the shell for use and how to run commands within the shell. The module also introduces the built-in Help system in Windows PowerShell.

Lessons

Lab : Configuring Windows PowerShell

Lab : Finding and running basic commands

Module 2: Cmdlets for administration
This module introduces you to the cmdlets commonly used for administration. While you can search for cmdlets each time you need to accomplish a task, it is more efficient to have at least a basic understanding of the cmdlets available for system administration.

Lessons

Lab : Windows Administration

Module 3: Working with the Windows PowerShell pipeline
This module introduces the pipeline feature of Windows PowerShell. Although the pipeline feature is included in several command-line shells such as the command prompt in the Windows operating system, the pipeline feature in Windows PowerShell provides more complex, more flexible, and more capable functionalities compared to other shells. This module provides you with the skills and knowledge that will help you use the shell more effectively and efficiently.

Lessons

Lab : Using the pipeline

Lab : Filtering objects

Lab : Enumerating objects

Lab : Sending output to a file

Module 4: Understanding how the pipeline works
This module shows you how Windows PowerShell passes objects from one command to another in the pipeline. The shell provides two techniques that you can use. Knowing how these techniques work, and which one will be used in a given scenario, lets you construct more useful and complex command lines.

Lessons

Lab : Working with pipeline parameter binding

Module 5: Using PSProviders and PSDrives
This module introduces the PSProviders and PSDrives adapters. A PSProvider is basically a Windows PowerShell adapter that makes some form of storage resemble a disk drive. A PSDrive is an actual connection to a form of storage. You can use these two adapters to work with various forms of storage by using the same commands and techniques that you use to manage the file system.

Lessons

Lab : Using PSProviders and PSDrives

Module 6: Querying system information by using WMI and CIM
This module introduces you to two parallel technologies: Windows Management Instrumentation WMI and Common Information Model CIM. Both these technologies provide local and remote access to a repository of management information including access to robust information available from the operating system, computer hardware, and installed software.

Lessons

Lab : Working with WMI and CIM

Module 7: Working with variables, arrays, and hash tables
This module provides you the skills and knowledge required to use variables, arrays, and hash tables in Windows PowerShell.

Lessons

Lab : Working with variables

Module 8: Basic scripting
This module shows you how to package a Windows PowerShell command in a script. Scripts allow you to perform repetitive tasks and more complex tasks than cannot be accomplished in a single command.

Lessons

Lab : Basic scripting

Module 9: Advanced scripting
This module introduces you to more advanced techniques that you can use in scripts. These techniques includes gathering user input, reading input from files, documenting scripts with help information and error handling.

Lessons

Lab : Accepting data from users

Lab : Implementing functions and modules

Module 10: Administering Remote Computers
This module introduces you to the Windows PowerShell remoting technology that enables you to connect to one or more remote computers and instruct them to run commands on your behalf.

Lessons

Lab : Using basic remoting

Lab : Using PSSessions

Module 11: Using background jobs and scheduled jobs
This module provides information about the job features of Windows PowerShell. Jobs are an extension point in Windows PowerShell, and there are many different kinds of jobs. Each kind of job can work slightly differently, and has different capabilities.

Lessons

Lab : Using background jobs and scheduled jobs

Module 12: Using advanced Windows PowerShell techniques
This module covers several advanced Windows PowerShell techniques and features. Many of these techniques and features extend functionality that you have learned about in previous modules. Some of these techniques are new and provide additional capabilities.

Lessons

Lab : Practicing advanced techniques

Lab : Practicing script development optional

Prerequisites

Dates & Prices

Monday 10th September 2018

£2,372.00

Monday 21st January 2019

£2,372.00

Monday 20th May 2019

£2,372.00

Monday 3rd June 2019

£2,372.00

Monday 9th September 2019

£2,372.00