OD10961

MOC on Demand: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

  • Course Price:$675
  • Audience: IT Professionals
  • Portfolio: MOC-ON-DEMAND
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Description

About MOC on Demand
MOC On Demand from OakTree puts a massive catalog of Microsoft courses online right at your fingertips -- from anywhere, anytime. Each MOC On Demand course is the perfect blend of video, text, and lab-style instruction with knowledge checks throughout so students can gauge their comprehension.  Taking official Microsoft courses online has never been so simple.

Basic Course Package: $675.00 or 2 voucher days
Package Includes: Online Course, 90-day access to the course and labs.
*does not include digital courseware.

Plus Course Package: $950.00 or 3 voucher days
Package Includes: Online Course, 90-day access to the course and labs, digital courseware

Premium Course Package: $1250.00 or 4 voucher days
Package Includes: Online Course, 180-day access to the course and labs, digital courseware.

Registration
Once you register for this course, you will receive a reply to your request within 1 business day from our friendly training staff to verify the Microsoft Online Courses Package of your choice.  Once a member of our staff has verified your payment details, you will receive your login credentials to begin taking the online Microsoft course.

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About this course
This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows servers. This course provides students the skills to identify and build the command they require to perform a specific task. In addition, students learn how to build scripts to accomplish advanced tasks such as automating repetitive tasks and generating reports. This course provides prerequisite skills supporting a broad range of Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft 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 products, will serve as the example for the techniques this course teaches.

Audience profile
This course is intended for IT Professionals who are already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration, and who want to learn more about using Windows PowerShell for administration. No prior experience with any version of Windows PowerShell, or any scripting language, is assumed. This course is also suitable for IT Professionals already experienced in server administration, including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, System Center, and others.

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

  • Describe the functionality of Windows PowerShell and use it to run and find basic commands.
  • Identify and run cmdlets for server administration.
  • Work with Windows PowerShell pipeline.
  • Describe the techniques Windows PowerShell pipeline uses.
  • Use PSProviders and PSDrives to work with other forms of storage.
  • Query system information by using WMI and CIM.
  • Work with variables, arrays, and hash tables.
  • Write basic scripts in Windows PowerShell.
  • Write advanced scripts in Windows PowerShell.
  • Administer remote computers.
  • Use background jobs and scheduled jobs.
  • Use advanced Windows PowerShell techniques.

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started with Windows PowerShell

This module introduces students to Windows PowerShell, its purpose and history. The module will also cover the basics of using the shell, including the help system, command syntax, command discovery explaining the use of the two built-in host applications.
Lessons
  • Overview and Background
  • Finding and Learning Commands
  • Running Commands
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Open and configure Windows PowerShell
  • Discover, learn, and run Windows PowerShell commands
  • Run commands by using correct command and parameter syntax

Module 2: Working with the Pipeline
This module covers the Windows PowerShell pipeline along with a number of additional techniques and commands, including customizing command output, exporting and converting data, sorting objects, filtering objects, and enumerating objects allowing for the overall retrieval, manipulation and displaying of data.
Lessons
  • Understanding the Pipeline
  • Selecting, Sorting, and Measuring Objects
  • Converting, Exporting, and Importing Objects
  • Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline
  • Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the purpose of the Windows PowerShell pipeline 
  • Manipulate objects in the pipeline
  • Convert, export, and import objects
  • Filter objects out of the pipeline
  • Enumerate objects in the pipeline

Module 3: Understanding How the Pipeline Works
This module explains the underlying details of how Windows PowerShell passes objects from command to command within the pipeline. Having seen it in action in the previous module will now get to see some of the theory under the hood. The emphasis will be on two specific techniques used by the shell and students will learn to explain the pipeline operation, predict command behavior and allows them construct more useful, predictable commands.
Lessons
  • Passing Data in the Pipeline By Value
  • Passing Data in the Pipeline By Property Name
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Pass data by using the ByValue technique
  • Pass data by using the ByPropertyName technique

Module 4: Using PSProviders and PSDrives
This module explains the purpose and use of Windows PowerShell PSProviders and PSDrives, and shows students how to use these useful components for administrative tasks. Students will also learn to use the -item* commands to manipulate items within a PSDrive. 
Lessons
  • Using PSProviders
  • Using PSDrives
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the purpose and use of PSProviders
  • Explain the purpose and use of PSDrives

Module 5: Formatting Output
This module demonstrates how to format command output and how to create custom output elements.
Lessons
  • Using Basic Formatting
  • Using Advanced Formatting
  • Redirecting Formatted Output
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Format command output by using basic formatting commands 
  • Format command output by using advanced formatting options
  • Redirect formatted output

Module 6: Querying Management Information by Using WMI and CIM
This module explains Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Common Information Model (CIM), and shows students how to retrieve and in some cases modify management information about local and remote computers.
Lessons
  • Understanding WMI and CIM
  • Querying Data with WMI and CIM
  • Making Changes by Using WMI and CIM
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Explain the differences between WMI and CIM
  • Query management information by using WMI and CIM
  • Invoke methods by using WMI and CIM

Module 7: Preparing for Scripting
This module prepares students for writing scripts with Windows PowerShell, covering the Windows PowerShell security model and the use of variables.
Lessons
  • Using Variables
  • Scripting Security
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create, use, and manage variables 
  • Configure shell scripting security

Module 8: Moving From a Command to Script to Module
This module shows students how to take a command that runs well in the console and turn it into a parameterized, reusable script, and how to evolve that script into a standalone script module. Students will learn the foundations needed to create their own reusable tools.
Lessons
  • Moving From Command to Script
  • Moving From Script to Function to Module
  • Implementing Basic Error Handling
  • Using Basic Scripting Constructs
  • Exploring Other Scripting Features
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Move from Command to Script
  • Move from Script to Function to Module
  • Implement basic error handling
  • Implement basic scripting constructs
  • Explain additional advanced Windows PowerShell scripting features

Module 9: Administering Remote Computers
This module explains Windows PowerShell remoting, and shows students how to configure and use remoting to manage multiple remote computers.
Lessons
  • Using Basic Remoting
  • Using Advanced Remoting Techniques
  • Using Remoting Sessions
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe remoting architecture and security, manually enable remoting, and use  remoting for one-to-one and one-to-many connections
  • Pass local variables to remote computers
  • Create and manage persistent remoting sessions, and use implicit remoting

Module 10: Putting it All Together
This module offers students an opportunity to use everything they have learned so far. Students will discover, learn, and run commands that perform a complex, real-world administrative task.
Lessons
  • Provisioning a New Server Core Instance
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Plan your Windows PowerShell Script
  • Configure Server Core computers using Windows PowerShell

Module 11: Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs
In this module students will learn to create and manage background jobs and scheduled jobs.
Lessons
  • Using Background Jobs
  • Using Scheduled Jobs
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Create and manage Background Jobs
  • Create and manage Scheduled Jobs

Module 12: Using Profiles and Advanced PowerShell Techniques
This module covers a variety of additional advanced Windows PowerShell features and techniques including additional comparison operators, use of alternate credentials, creation of profile scripts, manipulation of strings and date objects.
Lessons
  • Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques
  • Creating Profile Scripts
  • Working With Alternative Credentials
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Manipulate data and objects by using advanced techniques and operators 
  • Create and manage profile scripts
  • Connect to remote computers by using alternative credentials