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Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell Course Outline |  M10961

Module 1: Getting started with Windows PowerShell

  • Overview and background of Windows PowerShell
  • Understanding command syntax
  • Finding commands

Lab: Configuring Windows PowerShell

  • Configuring the Windows PowerShell console
  • Configuring the Windows PowerShell ISE application

Lab: Finding and running basic commands

  • Finding commands
  • Running commands
  • Using the About files

Module 2: Cmdlets for administration

  • Active Directory administration cmdlets
  • Network configuration cmdlets
  • Other server administration cmdlets

Lab: Windows Administration

  • Creating and managing Active Directory objects
  • Configuring network settings on Windows Server
  • Creating a web site

Module 3: Working with the Windows PowerShell pipeline

  • Understanding the pipeline
  • Selecting, sorting, and measuring objects
  • Filtering objects out of the pipeline
  • Enumerating objects in the pipeline
  • Sending pipeline data as output

Lab: Using the pipeline

  • Selecting, sorting, and displaying data

Lab: Filtering objects

  • Filtering objects

Lab: Enumerating objects

  • Enumerating objects

Lab: Sending output to a file

  • Exporting user information to a file

Module 4: Understanding how the pipeline works

  • Passing the pipeline data
  • Advanced considerations for pipeline data

Lab: Working with pipeline parameter binding

  • Predicting pipeline behaviour

Module 5: Using PSProviders and PSDrives

  • Using PSProviders
  • Using PSDrives

Lab: Using PSProviders and PSDrives

  • Creating files and folders on a remote computer
  • Creating a registry key for your future scripts
  • Create a new Active Directory group

Module 6: Querying system information by using WMI and CIM

  • Understanding WMI and CIM
  • Querying data by using WMI and CIM
  • Making changes with WMI/CIM

Lab: Working with WMI and CIM

  • Querying information by using WMI
  • Querying information by using CIM
  • Invoking methods

Module 7: Working with variables, arrays, and hash tables

  • Using variables
  • Manipulating variables
  • Manipulating arrays and hash tables

Lab: Working with variables

  • Working with variable types
  • Using arrays
  • Using hash tables

Module 8: Basic scripting

  • Introduction to scripting
  • Scripting constructs
  • Importing data from files

Lab: Basic scripting

  • Setting a script
  • Processing an array with a ForEach loop
  • Processing items by using If statements
  • Creating a random password
  • Creating users based on a CSV file

Module 9: Advanced scripting

  • Accepting user input
  • Overview of script documentation
  • Troubleshooting and error handling
  • Functions and modules

Lab: Accepting data from users

  • Querying disk information from remote computers
  • Updating the script to use alternate credentials
  • Documenting a script

Lab: Implementing functions and modules

  • Creating a logging function
  • Adding error handling to a script
  • Converting a function to a module

Module 10: Administering Remote Computers

  • Using basic Windows PowerShell remoting
  • Using advanced Windows PowerShell remoting techniques
  • Using PSSessions

Lab: Using basic remoting

  • Enabling remoting on the local computer
  • Performing one-to-one remoting
  • Performing one-to-many remoting

Lab: Using PSSessions

  • Using implicit remoting
  • Managing multiple computers

Module 11: Using background jobs and scheduled jobs

  • Using background jobs
  • Using scheduled jobs

Lab: Using background jobs and scheduled jobs

  • Starting and managing jobs
  • Creating a scheduled job

Module 12: Using advanced Windows PowerShell techniques

  • Creating profile scripts
  • Using advanced techniques

Lab: Practicing advanced techniques

  • Creating a profile script
  • Verifying the validity of an IP address
  • Reporting disk information
  • Configuring NTFS permissions
  • Creating user accounts with passwords from a CSV file

 

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Who should attend this Microsoft Powershell Training Course?

This course is ideally suited to IT professionals with prior knowledge and experience of Windows Server and Windows Client administration, who wish to advance their understanding of Windows PowerShell. Additionally, the course can be attended by IT professionals who are already proficient in server administration using Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint Server, System Center and more.

Prerequisites

  • Candidates must have experience of:
  • Windows networking technologies and implementation
  • Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • It is possible for delegates who attend this training course to achieve these requirements by gaining equivalent knowledge and skills through practical experience as a Windows System Administrator 

Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell Course Overview | M10961

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.

 

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.

 

The Knowledge Academy is a Microsoft Gold Partner, and therefore is fully accredited.

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Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell Exam Information M10961C

Please note that the Exam for course M10961 has been retired by Microsoft.

What's included in this Microsoft Powershell training course?

  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 3 days.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for Retired: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell M10961 certification in the United Kingdom starts from £2995
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