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Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell - 10962 Course Outline

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Overview
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.

Audience profile
This course is intended for IT professionals who are experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration. Students should have a foundational knowledge of Windows PowerShell, which they can obtain by taking course 10961C: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell.

In addition, this course provides scripting guidance for developers who support development environments and deployment processes.

Prerequisites
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.

At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
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.

Course Outline

Module 1: Creating advanced functions
This module explains how to parameterize a command into an advanced function.
Lessons
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
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 accept pipeline input
Writing functions that accept pipeline input
Lab : Producing complex pipeline output
Producing complex pipeline output
Lab : Documenting functions by using comment-based help
Documenting functions by using comment-based help
Lab : Supporting –WhatIf and -Confirm
Supporting –WhatIf and -Confirm

Module 2: Using Microsoft .NET Framework and REST API in Windows PowerShell
This module explains how to use Microsoft .NET Framework and REST API to supplement functionality that Windows PowerShell commands provide.
Lessons
Using Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
Using REST API in Windows PowerShell
Lab : Using Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
Using Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
Lab : Using REST API in Windows PowerShell
Using REST API in Windows PowerShell

Module 3: Writing controller scripts
This module explains how to combine advanced functions that perform a specific task and a controller script that provides a user interface or automates a business process.
Lessons
Introducing controller scripts
Writing controller scripts that display a user interface
Writing controller scripts that produce reports
Lab : Writing controller scripts
Writing controller scripts that display a user interface
Writing controller scripts that implement a text-based menu
Lab : Writing controller scripts that produce HTML reports
Writing functions to be used in the controller script
Writing a controller script that produces HTML reports

Module 4: Handling script errors
This module explains how to perform basic error handling in scripts.
Lessons
Understanding error handling
Handling errors and timeouts in a script
Lab : Handling errors in a script
Handling errors in a script

Module 5: Using XML, JSON, and custom-formatted data
This module explains how to read, manipulate, and write data in XML and JSON format.
Lessons
Reading, manipulating, and writing XML-formatted data
Reading, manipulating, and writing JSON-formatted data
Reading and manipulating custom-formatted data
Lab : Reading, manipulating, and writing XML-formatted data
Testing the provided tools
Updating an XML inventory document

Module 6: Enhancing server management with Desired State Configuration and Just Enough Administration
This module explains how to write Desired State Configuration (DSC) configuration files, deploy those files to servers, and monitor servers’ configurations. This module also explains how to restrict administrative access with Just Enough Administration (JEA).
Lessons
Understanding Desired State Configuration
Creating and deploying a DSC configuration
Implementing Just Enough Administration
Lab : Creating and deploying a DSC configuration
Creating and deploying a DSC configuration
Lab : Configuring and using JEA
Configuring and using JEA

Module 7: Analyzing and debugging scripts
This module explains how to use native Windows PowerShell features to analyze and debug existing scripts.
Lessons
Debugging in Windows PowerShell
Analyzing and debugging an existing script
Lab : Analyzing and debugging an existing script
Analyzing and debugging an existing script

Module 8: Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow
This module explains the features of the Windows PowerShell Workflow technology.
Lessons
Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow
Lab : Creating and running a Windows PowerShell Workflow
Creating and running a Windows PowerShell Workflow

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