Microsoft Course 10961 - Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell v3.0 — A 5 day course

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Synopsis

Using Windows PowerShell 3.0 you can remotely manage single or multiple Windows-based servers and automate day-to-day management and administration tasks.

This five day Microsoft M10961 course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers.

It focuses on primary Windows PowerShell command-line features and techniques, and will 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.

In this five day course you will learn to execute and monitor scripts more efficiently through more robust session connectivity, workflow capabilities, improved job scheduling, and Windows PowerShell Web Access. Learn Windows PowerShell with greater ease through improved cmdlet discovery and simplified, consistent syntax across all cmdlets.

Write Windows PowerShell scripts quicker and more intuitively through the new Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) that enables script sharing, which connects IT pros to a larger Windows PowerShell user community. Learn all this and more in this five-day Microsoft Official Course in Windows PowerShell v3.0

Objectives

During the Microsoft M10961 course delegates will learn how to:

Contents

Getting Started with Windows PowerShell

In this module students will learn a bit about PowerShell's purpose and history, and will learn the basics of using the shell, including the help system, command syntax, command discovery and more.

Lab : Configuring Windows PowerShell

Lab : Finding and Running Basic Commands

Working with the Pipeline

In this module students will learn to use PowerShell's pipeline, along with a number of new commands, to start retrieving, manipulating, and displaying data. An emphasis is placed on proper syntax and form.

Lab : Working with the Pipeline

Lab : Exporting, Importing and Converting Data

Lab : Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline

Lab : Enumerate Objects in the Pipeline

Understanding How the Pipeline Works

In this module students will learn the underlying details of how commands are passed from one command to another in the pipeline. Having seen it in action, they'll now get to see some of the theory under the hood. The emphasis will be in the ByValue and ByPropertyName techniques, with demonstrations that illustrate effective uses of each. Students will also learn techniques that can be used in lieu of pipeline binding, for when such binding is unavailable or ineffective.

Lab : Working with Pipeline Parameter Binding

Using PSProviders and PSDrives

In this module students will learn about PSProviders and PSDrives, and learn to use -Item* commands to manipulate items within a PSDrive.

Lab : PSProviders and PSDrives

Formatting Output

In this module students will learn to manipulate command output to create customized on-screen, text file, and hardcopy results

Lab : Formatting Output

Using WMI and CIM

In this module students will learn to use Windows Management Instrumentation / Common Information Model (WMI/CIM) to retrieve, and in some cases, modify management information about local and remote computers.

Lab : Working with WMI and CIM

Prepare for Scripting

In this module students will learn about pre-requisite features to writing PowerShell scripts, including variables and PowerShell's scripting security features.

Lab : Working with Security in PowerShell

Moving From a Command to a Script to a Module

In this module students will learn to take a command that runs well in the console, and turn it into a reusable script. A number of important concepts, such as error handling, will be introduced - but not explored in extreme depth. Students will be taught enough to be "immediately effective" with these concepts, but not given an exhaustive education. The point is to get them started in an effective fashion using best practices, and to give them a basis for further independent exploration.

Lab : Moving From Command to Script

Lab : Moving From Script to Function to Module

Lab : Implementing Basic Error Handling

Lab : Adding Logic to a Script

Administering Remote Computers

In this module students will learn how to configure and use PowerShell Remoting

Lab : Working with Remoting

Lab : Working with PSSessions

Lab : Remoting for Delegated Administration

Putting it All Together

In this module students will utilize much of what they've learned to this point in a practical, from-scratch-exercise to configure a newly-installed Server Core computer.

Lab : Configuring a New Server Core Installation

Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs

In this module students will learn to create and manage background jobs and scheduled jobs.

Lab : Working with Background Jobs

Lab : Working with Scheduled Jobs

Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques and Profiles

In this module students will learn several additional techniques and feature of Windows PowerShell.

Lab : Practicing Advanced Techniques

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

Select a date to enquire about availability of places. For dates after 13 April 2017, please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

Birmingham — £995 (+VAT)

Exeter — £995 (+VAT)

Glasgow — £995 (+VAT)

Leeds — £995 (+VAT)

London — £995 (+VAT)

Manchester — £995 (+VAT)

Milton Keynes — £995 (+VAT)

Stirling — £995 (+VAT)

Suitable For

The Microsoft MS10961 course is intended for IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already experienced in administering and supporting Application servers and services including Exchange, SharePoint, SQL etc

It is broadly intended for students who want to use Windows PowerShell to automate administrative tasks from the command line, using any Microsoft or independent software vendor (ISV) product that supports Windows PowerShell manageability.

This course is not intended to be a scripting or programming course, and includes only basic coverage of scripting and programming topics. Students are not expected to have prior scripting or programming experience, and are not expected to have prior Windows PowerShell experience

Prerequisites