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Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

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Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

Duration: 5 Days


US Price: $2,595 *California residents and government employees call for pricing.

UK Price: £1,995 *Prices are subject to VAT

CA Price: CDN$2,275 *Prices are subject to GST/HST



Description: This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell 4.0 for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers. Students will learn to execute and monitor scripts more efficiently through more robust session connectivity, workflow capabilities, enhanced 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. The course is built on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 and while it is specifically focused on Windows PowerShell v4.0, is also relevant in v2.0 and v3.0 Windows PowerShell environments.

Prerequisites: Previous Windows Server and Windows Client management knowledge and hands on experience. Experience installing and configuring Windows Server into existing enterprise environments, or as standalone installations. Knowledge and experience of network adapter configuration, basic Active Directory user administration, and basic disk configuration.

Course Overview:

Getting Started with Windows PowerShell
  • Opening and Configuring Windows PowerShell
  • Discovering, Learning and Running Windows PowerShell Commands
  • Command and Parameter Syntax
Working with the Pipeline
  • Understanding the Pipeline
  • Selecting, Sorting and Measuring Objects
  • Converting, Exporting and Importing Objects
  • Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline
  • Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline
  • Passing Data by Using the ByValue and ByPropertyName techniques
Using PSProviders and PSDrives
  • Using PSProviders
  • Using PSDrives
Formatting Output
  • Using Basic Formatting
  • Using Advanced Formatting
  • Redirecting Formatted Output
Querying Management Information by Using WMI and CIM
  • Understanding WMI and CIM
  • Querying Data with WMI and CIM
  • Making Changes by Using WMI and CIM
Preparing for Scripting
  • Creating Using and Managing Variables
  • Configuring Shell Scripting Security
Moving from a Command to Script to Module
  • Moving from Command to Script
  • Moving from Script to Function to Module
  • Implementing Basic Error Handling
  • Using Basic Scripting Constructs
  • Exploring Other Scripting Features
Administering Remote Computers
  • Using Basic Remoting
  • Using Advanced Remoting Techniques
  • Using Remoting Sessions
Putting it All Together
  • Provisioning a New Server Core Instance
  • Planning Your Windows PowerShell Script
  • Configuring Server Core Computers Using Windows PowerShell
Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs
  • Creating and Managing Background Jobs
  • Creating and Managing Scheduled Jobs
Using Profiles and Advanced PowerShell Techniques
  • Manipulating Data and Objects by Using Advanced Techniques and Operators
  • Creating and Managing Profile Scripts
  • Connecting to Remote Computers by Using Alternative Credentials
 

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