MOC 10961, Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

This 5 day instructor-led training class is presented by Microsoft training partners to their end customers. Channel Partners nationwide hire proven AMS Subject Matter Expert Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT’s) to teach on-site or on-line classes.

This class provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers using Windows PowerShell command-line features and techniques. This class 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.

Students will learn how to remotely manage single or multiple Windows-based servers and automate day-to-day management and administration tasks.with Windows PowerShell 3.0.

Course Objectives:
  • Understand the basic concepts behind Windows PowerShell
  • Work with the Pipeline
  • Understand How the Pipeline Works
  • Use PSProviders and PSDrives
  • Format Output
  • Use WMI and CIM
  • Prepare for Scripting
  • Moving From a Command to a Script to a Module
  • Administer Remote Computers
  • Put the various Windows PowerShell components together
  • Use Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs
  • Use Advanced PowerShell Techniques and Profiles

Course Outline

    • Module 1: Getting Started with Windows PowerShell
      1. Overview and Background
      2. Finding and Running Commands
      3. Lab : Configuring Windows PowerShell
      4. Lab : Finding and Running Basic Commands
    • Module 2: Working with the Pipeline
      1. Working with the Pipeline
      2. Exporting, Importing and Converting Data
      3. Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline
      4. Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline
      5. Lab : Working with the Pipeline
      6. Lab : Exporting, Importing and Converting Data
      7. Lab : Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline
      8. Lab : Enumerate Objects in the Pipeline
    • Module 3: Understanding How the Pipeline Works
      1. Passing Data in the Pipeline ByValue
      2. Passing Data in the Pipeline ByPropertyName
      3. Lab : Working with Pipeline Parameter Binding
    • Module 4: Using PSProviders and PSDrives
      1. Understanding PSProviders and PSDrives
      2. Using PSDrives
      3. Lab : PSProviders and PSDrives
    • Module 5: Formatting Output
      1. Using Basic Formatting
      2. Using Advanced Formatting
      3. Redirecting Formatted Output
      4. Lab : Formatting Output
    • Module 6: Using WMI and CIM
      1. Understanding WMI/CIM
      2. Querying Data with WMI/CIM
      3. Making Changes with WMI/CIM
      4. Lab : Working with WMI and CIM
    • Module 7: Prepare for Scripting
      1. Using Variables
      2. Scripting Security
      3. Working with Alternate Credentials
      4. Lab : Working with Security in PowerShell
    • Module 8: Moving From a Command to a Script to a Module
      1. Moving From Command to Script
      2. Moving From Script to Function to Module
      3. Implementing Basic Error Handling
      4. Using Basic Scripting Constructs
      5. Further Exploration in Scripting
      6. Lab : Moving From Command to Script
      7. Lab : Moving From Script to Function to Module
      8. Lab : Implementing Basic Error Handling
      9. Lab : Adding Logic to a Script
    • Module 9: Administering Remote Computers
      1. Using Basic Remoting
      2. Using Remote Sessions
      3. Using Remoting for Delegated Administration
      4. Lab : Working with Remoting
      5. Lab : Working with PSSessions
      6. Lab : Remoting for Delegated Administration
    • Module 10: Putting it All Together
      1. Planning the Script
      2. Lab : Configuring a New Server Core Installation
    • Module 11: Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs
      1. Using Background Jobs
      2. Using Scheduled Jobs
      3. Lab : Working with Background Jobs
      4. Lab : Working with Scheduled Jobs
    • Module 12: Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques and Profiles
      1. Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques
      2. Creating Profile Scripts
      3. Lab : Practicing Advanced Techniques

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