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M10961 Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell 4.0

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NameM10961 Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell 4.0
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London - City
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£1399.00 +vat
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328097
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Overview

Learn how with Windows PowerShell 4.0, you can remotely manage single or multiple Windows-based servers and automate day-to-day management and administration tasks.This five day course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell 4.0 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 v4.0

Learning 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

Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • 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.
  • Knowledge and hands on experience specifically with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 would be of benefit but is not essential.

Course Content

Module 1: Getting Started with Windows PowerShell

  • Overview and Background
  • Finding and Running Commands
  • Configure the console application
  • Configure the ISE Application
  • Finding and Running Basic commands

Module 2: Working with the Pipeline

  • Working with the Pipeline
  • Exporting, Importing and Converting Data
  • Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline
  • Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline
  • Retrieve data, manipulate objects and customise the final display
  • Import, Export and convert data within Windows PowerShell
  • Filter Objects Out of the Pipeline
  • Examine Several Commands and Predict Their Output
  • Enumerate Objects in the Pipeline and perform specific tasks

Module 3: Understanding How the Pipeline Works

  • Passing Data in the Pipeline ByValue
  • Passing Data in the Pipeline ByPropertyName
  • Examine Several Commands and Predict Whether or Not They Will Work as Written
  • Construct new Commands that Utilize Pipeline Parameter Binding
  • Understanding PSProviders and PSDrives
  • Using PSDrives
  • Using PSProviders and PSDrives

Module 5: Formatting Output

  • Using Basic Formatting
  • Using Advanced Formatting
  • Redirecting Formatted Output
  • Use Formatting cmdlets to customize those cmdlets output

Module 6: Using WMI and CIM

  • Understanding WMI/CIM
  • Querying Data with WMI/CIM
  • Making Changes with WMI/CIM
  • Locate and Query WMI Classes to retrieve Management Information

Module 7: Prepare for Scripting

  • Using Variables
  • Scripting Security
  • Working with Alternate Credentials
  • Configure Execution Policy
  • Create and Use Alternate Credentials

Module 8: Moving From a Command to a Script to a Module

  • Moving From Command to Script
  • Moving From Script to Function to Module
  • Implementing Basic Error Handling
  • Using Basic Scripting Constructs
  • Further Exploration in Scripting
  • Convert a Functioning command into a parameterized Script
  • Encapsulate a Script into a Function, Turn the script into a Module and add debugging
  • Add Basic Error Handling capabilities to a Script

Module 9: Administering Remote Computers

  • Using Basic Remoting
  • Using Remote Sessions
  • Using Remoting for Delegated Administration
  • Enable Remoting
  • Remotely Manage Machines
  • Import a Module from a Remote Machines
  • Establish and Use Connections with several computers
  • Create and Register a Custom Session Configuration
  • Test the Custom Session Configuration

Module 10: Putting it All Together

  • Planning the Script
  • Determine Server Cores IP Address
  • Add Server Core Computers IP Address to local TrustedHosts list
  • Add the Server Core Computer to a Domain and Configure a DHCP reservation
  • Add Specified Roles and features to the Server Core Computer

Module 11: Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs

  • Using Background Jobs
  • Using Scheduled Jobs
  • Start Background Job
  • Manage Existing Jobs
  • Create, run and retrieve data using Scheduled Jobs

Module 12: Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques and Profiles

  • Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques
  • Creating Profile Scripts
  • Practice Advanced Techniques
  • Create a Profile Script that defines several parameter defaults
  • Module 1: Getting Started with Windows PowerShell
  • Overview and Background
  • Finding and Learning Commands
  • Running Commands
  • Lab : Configuring Windows PowerShell
  • Configure the Windows PowerShell Console Application
  • Configure the Windows PowerShell ISE Application
  • Lab : Finding and Running Basic Commands
  • Finding Commands
  • Finding and Running Commands
  • Using "About" Files
  • Module 2: 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
  • Lab : Using the Pipeline
  • Selecting and Sorting Data
  • Lab : Converting, Exporting, and Importing Objects
  • Converting Objects
  • Importing and Exporting Objects
  • Lab : Filtering Objects
  • Filtering Objects
  • Lab : Enumerating Objects
  • Enumerating Objects
  • 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
  • Passing Data in the Pipeline By Value
  • Passing Data in the Pipeline By Property Name
  • Lab : Working with Pipeline Parameter Binding
  • Predicting Pipeline Behavior
  • 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
  • Using PSProviders
  • Using PSDrives
  • Lab : Using PSProviders and PSDrives
  • Create a New Folder
  • Create a New PSDrive
  • Create a New Registry Key
  • Create a New Registry Setting
  • Modify a WS-Management Setting
  • Module 5: Formatting Output
  • Using Basic Formatting
  • Using Advanced Formatting
  • Redirecting Formatted Output
  • Lab : Formatting Output
  • Formatting Command Output
  • Reproducing Specified 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
  • Understanding WMI and CIM
  • Querying Data with WMI and CIM
  • Making Changes by Using WMI and CIM
  • Lab : Working with WMI and CIM
  • Querying Information by Using WMI
  • Querying Information by Using CIM
  • Invoking Methods
  • Module 7: Preparing for Scripting
  • Using Variables
  • Scripting Security
  • Lab : Working with Security in Windows PowerShell
  • Configure 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
  • Moving From Command to Script
  • Moving From Script to Function to Module
  • Implementing Basic Error Handling
  • Using Basic Scripting Constructs
  • Exploring Other Scripting Features
  • Lab : Moving From Command to Script
  • Test the Command
  • Parameterize Changing Values
  • Add Verbose Output
  • Add Comment-Based Help
  • Lab : Moving From Script to Function to Module
  • Convert the Script to a Function
  • Save the Script as a Script Module
  • Add Debugging Breakpoints
  • Lab : Implementing Basic Error Handling
  • Add Error Handling to a Function
  • Add Error Handling to a New Function
  • Lab : Creating an Advanced Function
  • Test an Existing Command
  • Create a Parameterized Function
  • Handle Multiple Targets
  • Add Error Handling
  • Module 9: Administering Remote Computers
  • Using Basic Remoting
  • Using Advanced Remoting Techniques
  • Using Remoting Sessions
  • Lab : Using Basic Remoting
  • Enable Remoting on the Local Computer
  • Performing One-to-One Remoting
  • Performing One-to-Many Remoting
  • Lab : Using Remoting Sessions
  • Using Implicit Remoting
  • Multicomputer Management
  • Module 10: Putting it All Together
  • Provisioning a New Server Core Instance
  • Lab : Provisioning a New Server Core Installation
  • Create a Parameterized Script
  • Get the Dynamic IP Address of the New Server Core Computer
  • Create a DHCP Reservation for the Server Core Instance
  • Modify the Local TrustedHosts List
  • Add a Role to the Server Core Instance
  • Add the Server Core Instance to the Domain
  • Test the Completed Script
  • Module 11: Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs
  • Using Background Jobs
  • Using Scheduled Jobs
  • Lab : Using Background Jobs
  • Starting Jobs
  • Managing Jobs
  • Lab : Using Scheduled Jobs
  • Creating a Scheduled Job
  • 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
  • Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques
  • Creating Profile Scripts
  • Working With Alternative Credentials
  • Lab : Practicing Advanced Techniques
  • Using Advanced Techniques
  • Using Alternative Credentials
  • Create a Profile Script
  • 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

London - Bank

Description:

The centre is set in the heart of the city, approximately a ten minute walk from Bank and Liverpool Street tube stations.

Centre Access

The centre is open between 08:30 and 17:30 on working days. The Reception is situated on the lower ground. All floors are accessible via lift. 

Registration

Most courses begin at 09:30 on the first morning. Please register with the customer services team at Reception on the lower ground floor. To maintain building security and comply with health and safety legislation, delegates will be asked to sign in on a daily basis.

Lunches

A map of local food outlets will be given to delegates. Lunch arrangements for any delegates with disabilities can be organised with the customer service team at Reception.  Refreshments are provided during breaks and consist of a selection of hot drinks and biscuits.

Internet Access

Internet café computers are available in the delegate area. 

Location:

120 Old Broad Street
London
EC2N 1AR

 

Directions:

London Old Broad Street Exterior

By Rail

Liverpool Street Railway Station (10 minutes)

The nearest railway station is Liverpool Street. Take exit 2 for Old Broad Street. Cross over the junction. Keeping Tower 42 on your left hand side, the Global Knowledge building is approximately 50 yards on your right.  Enter Global Knowledge through revolving doors.  

By Tube

Bank Tube Station (5 minutes)

The nearest station is Bank. Take exit 2 for Threadneedle Street.  At the junction branch left into Old Broad Street, walk past 125 Old Broad Street (Old Stock Exchange). The Global Knowledge building is on the left hand side. Enter Global Knowledge through revolving doors.


By Rail.

The nearest railway station is Liverpool Street. Take exit 2 for Old Broad Street. Cross over the junction. Keeping Tower 42 on your left hand side, the Azlan Old Broad Street building is approximately 50 yards on your right.

By Tube.

The nearest station is Bank. Take exit 2 for Threadneedle Street. At the junction branch left into Old Broad Street, walk past the Stock Exchange. The building is on the left hand side.
Enter through revolving doors.

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