Voucher: 3-day voucher
Length: 3 Days
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.
This class is also available as On-Demand - 3-month subscription.
10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- Create Advanced Functions
- Use Cmdlets and Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
- Write Controller Scripts
- Handle Script Errors
- Use XML, JSON, and custom formatted data
- Analyze and Debugging Scripts
- Understand Windows PowerShell Workflow
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
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.
Creating Advanced Functions
- 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 Function Output
- Documenting Functions by using Content-Based Help
Using Microsoft .NET Framework and REST API in Windows PowerShell
- Using Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
- Using REST API in Windows PowerShell
Writing Controller Scripts
- Understanding Controller Scripts
- Writing Controller Scripts that Show a User Interface
Handling Script Errors
- Understanding Error Handling
- Handling Errors in a Script
Using XML, JSON, and custom-formatted data
- Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML- formatted data
- Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in JSON- formatted data
- Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in custom- formatted data
Enhancing Server Management with Desired State Configuration and Just Enough Administration
- Understanding Desired State Configuration
- Creating and Deploying a DSC Configuration
- Implementing Just Enough Administration
Analyzing and Debugging Scripts
- Debugging in Windows PowerShell
- Analyzing and Debugging and Existing Script
Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow