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Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell (10961CC)

Description

This five day 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 provide prerequisite skills supporting many different Microsoft products. This includes Windows Server, Windows Client, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, 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) will serve as the example for the techniques being taught.

This course is intended for IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration Who want to learn about using Windos PowerShell for adminisration. No prior experience with any version of Windos PowerShell, or any scripting language is assumed. This course is also suitable for IT Professionals already experienced in server administration, including: Exchange Server, SharePoint, SQL server, System Center, and others br />
After completing this course, students will be able to:

 

  • Describe the functionality of Windows PowerShell and use it to run and find basic commands
  • Identify and run cmdlets for server administration
  • Work with Windows PowerShell pipeline.
  • Describe the techniques Windows PowerShell pipeline uses
  • Use PSProviders and PSDrives to work with other forms of storage
  • Query system information by using WMI and CIM
  • Work with variables, arrays, and hash tables
  • Write basic scripts in Windows PowerShell
  • Administer Remote Computers
  • Use Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs
  • Use Advanced Windows PowerShell Techniques
     

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
  • Experience with Windows Server administration, Maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Students who attend this training can meet the prerquisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through practical experience as a Windows system administrator. No prerequisite courses are required

Curriculum

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 ow to open and configure the shell for use and how to run commands within the shell. The module also introduces the built-in Hlep system in Windows PowerShell.

Lessons

  • Overview and Background of Windows PowerShell
  • Understanding command syntax
  • Finding Commands


Lab: Configuring Windows PowerShell console
• Configure the Windows PowerShell Console Application
• Configure the Windows PowerShell ISE Application

Lab: Finding and Running Basic Commands

  • Finding Commands
  • Running Commands
  • Using "About" Files


After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Open and configure Windows PowerShell
  • Find and run Windows PowerShell commands.
  • Run commands by using correct command and parameter syntax


Module 2: Working with the Pipeline
This module covers the Windows PowerShell pipeline along with a number of additional techniques and commands, including customizing command output, exporting and converting data, sorting objects, filtering objects, and enumerating objects allowing for the overall retrieval, manipulation and displaying of data.

Lessons

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


Lab: Using the Pipeline

  • Selecting and Sorting Data


Lab: Converting, Exporting, and Importing Objects

  • Converting Objects
  • Importing and Exporting Objects


Lab: Filtering Objects

  • Filtering Objects


Lab: Enumerating Objects

  • Enumerating Objects


After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of the Windows PowerShell pipeline
  • Manipulate objects in the pipeline
  • Convert, export, and import objects
  • Filter objects out of the pipeline
  • Enumerate objects in the pipeline


Module 3: Understanding How the Pipeline Works
This module explains the underlying details of how Windows PowerShell passes objects from command to command within the pipeline. Having seen it in action in the previous module will now get to see some of the theory under the hood. The emphasis will be on two specific techniques used by the shell and students will learn to explain the pipeline operation, predict command behavior and allows them construct more useful, predictable commands.

Lessons

  • Passing Data in the Pipeline By Value
  • Passing Data in the Pipeline By Property Name


Lab: Working with Pipeline Parameter Binding

  • Predicting Pipeline Behavior


After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Pass data by using the ByValue technique
  • Pass data by using the ByPropertyName technique


Module 4: Using PSProviders and PSDrives
This module explains the purpose and use of Windows PowerShell PSProviders and PSDrives, and shows students how to use these useful components for administrative tasks. Students will also learn to use the –item commands to manipulate items within a PSDrive.

Lessons

  • Using PSProviders
  • Using PSDrives


Lab: Using PSProviders and PSDrives

  • Create a New Folder
  • Create a New PSDrive
  • Create a New Registry Key
  • Create a New Registry Setting
  • Modify a WS-Management Setting

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and use of PSProviders
  • Explain the purpose and use of PSDrives


Module 5: Formatting Output
This module demonstrates how to format command output and how to create custom output elements.

Lessons

  • Using Basic Formatting
  • Using Advanced Formatting
  • Redirecting Formatted Output


Lab: Formatting Output

  • Formatting Command Output
  • Reproducing Specified Output


After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Format command output by using basic formatting commands
  • Format command output by using advanced formatting options
  • Redirect formatted output


Module 6: Querying Management Information by Using WMI and CIM
This module explains Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Common Information Model (CIM), and shows students how to retrieve and in some cases modify management information about local and remote computers.

Lessons

  • Understanding WMI and CIM
  • Querying Data with WMI and CIM
  • Making Changes by Using WMI and CIM


Lab: Working with WMI and CIM

  • Querying Information by Using WMI
  • Querying Information by Using CIM
  • Invoking Methods


After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the differences between WMI and CIM
  • Query management information by using WMI and CIM
  • Invoke methods by using WMI and CIM


Module 7: Preparing for Scripting
This module prepares students for writing scripts with Windows PowerShell, covering the Windows PowerShell security model and the use of variables.

Lessons

  • Using Variables
  • Scripting Security


Lab : Working with Security in Windows PowerShell

  • Configure Security


After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create, use, and manage variables
  • Configure shell scripting security


Module 8: Moving From a Command to Script to Module
This module shows students how to take a command that runs well in the console and turn it into a parameterized, reusable script, and how to evolve that script into a standalone script module. Students will learn the foundations needed to create their own reusable tools.

Lessons

  • Moving From Command to Script
  • Moving From Script to Function to Module
  • Implementing Basic Error Handling
  • Using Basic Scripting Constructs
  • Exploring Other Scripting Features


Lab: Moving From Command to Script

  • Test the Command
  • Parameterize Changing Values
  • Add Verbose Output
  • Add Comment-Based Help


Lab: Moving From Script to Function to Module

  • Convert the Script to a Function
  • Save the Script as a Script Module
  • Add Debugging Breakpoints


Lab: Implementing Basic Error Handling

  • Add Error Handling to a Function
  • Add Error Handling to a New Function


Lab: Creating an Advanced Function

  • Test an Existing Command
  • Create a Parameterized Function
  • Handle Multiple Targets
  • Add Error Handling


After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Move from Command to Script
  • Move from Script to Function to Module
  • Implement basic error handling
  • Implement basic scripting constructs
  • Explain additional advanced Windows PowerShell scripting features


Module 9: Administering Remote Computers
This module explains Windows PowerShell remoting, and shows students how to configure and use remoting to manage multiple remote computers.

Lessons

  • Using Basic Remoting
  • Using Advanced Remoting Techniques
  • Using Remoting Sessions


Lab: Using Basic Remoting

  • Enable Remoting on the Local Computer
  • Performing One-to-One Remoting
  • Performing One-to-Many Remoting


Lab: Using Remoting Sessions

  • Using Implicit Remoting
  • Multicomputer Management


After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe remoting architecture and security, manually enable remoting, and use remoting for one-to-one and one-to-many connections
  • Pass local variables to remote computers
  • Create and manage persistent remoting sessions, and use implicit remoting


Module 10: Putting it All Together
This module offers students an opportunity to use everything they have learned so far. Students will discover, learn, and run commands that perform a complex, real-world administrative task.

Lessons

  • Provisioning a New Server Core Instance


Lab: Provisioning a New Server Core Installation

  • Create a Parameterized Script
  • Get the Dynamic IP Address of the New Server Core Computer
  • Create a DHCP Reservation for the Server Core Instance
  • Modify the Local TrustedHosts List
  • Add a Role to the Server Core Instance
  • Add the Server Core Instance to the Domain
  • Test the Completed Script


After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan your Windows PowerShell Script
  • Configure Server Core computers using Windows PowerShell


Module 11: Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs
In this module students will learn to create and manage background jobs and scheduled jobs.

Lessons

  • Using Background Jobs
  • Using Scheduled Jobs


Lab: Using Background Jobs

  • Starting Jobs
  • Managing Jobs


Lab: Using Scheduled Jobs

  • Creating a Scheduled Job


After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and manage Background Jobs
  • Create and manage Scheduled Jobs


Module 12: Using Profiles and Advanced PowerShell Techniques
This module covers a variety of additional advanced Windows PowerShell features and techniques including additional comparison operators, use of alternate credentials, creation of profile scripts, manipulation of strings and date objects.

Lessons

  • Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques
  • Creating Profile Scripts
  • Working With Alternative Credentials


Lab: Practicing Advanced Techniques

  • Using Advanced Techniques
  • Using Alternative Credentials
  • Create a Profile Script


After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Manipulate data and objects by using advanced techniques and operators
  • Create and manage profile scripts
  • Connect to remote computers by using alternative credentials

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  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers  & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding 1-day Adobe, 1-day MS Office and PMP Boot Camps) 
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

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