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Microsoft - Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell

Duration

Duration:

Only 2 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

28/9/2020 (Monday)

Overview

Your 2-day accelerated Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell course develops all the skills you need to automate advanced administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell 5.1.

Your Microsoft Certified Trainer will immerse you in the curriculum. Using hands-on labs, you'll learn the core scripting skills you need from creating advanced functions to writing controller scripts and handling script errors. You'll also be introduced to the essentials of Windows PowerShell Workflow, the REST API and XML and JSON formatted data file.

You'll experience our unique Lecture | Lab | Review learn methedologly, quickly developing the ability to:

  • Create advanced functions.
  • Use Microsoft .NET Framework and REST API in Windows PowerShell.
  • Write controller scripts.
  • Handle script errors.
  • Use XML, JSON, and custom formatted data.
  • Enhance server management with Desired State Configuration and Just Enough Administration.
  • Analyse and debug scripts
  • Understand Windows PowerShell workflow.

You'll have access to the latest up-to-date Microsoft courseware, including new administration tools, as we're a Microsoft Learning Partner.

You'll also benefit from 24-hour lab access at our training centres, which means that you'll be able to test your skills as much as you like, whenever you like.

If you're an IT professional with previous experience in Windows Server and Windows Client and some basic knowledge of Windows PowerShell, this course is ideal for you.

Six reasons why you should sit your Advanced PowerShell course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Advanced PowerShell certified in just 2 days.
  2. Our Advanced PowerShell course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. You’ll learn more Advanced PowerShell. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  4. You’ll learn Advanced PowerShell faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  5. You’ll be studying Advanced PowerShell with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 75867 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  6. You'll do more than study Advanced PowerShell courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

Benefits

Use your free Microsoft training vouchers

You may be entitled to heavily-discounted training via Microsoft's Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) scheme. If your business has bought Microsoft software, check to see if it came bundled with free training vouchers! Vouchers can be exchanged against training for all Microsoft technologies. If you’re unsure, get in touch with us

Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

Curriculum

MOC 10962C: Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell

Module 1: Creating advanced functions

This module explains how to parameterise a command into an advanced function.

Lessons

  • Converting a command into an advanced function
  • Creating a script module
  • Defining parameter attributes and input validation
  • Writing functions that accept pipeline input
  • Producing complex pipeline output
  • Documenting functions by using comment-based help
  • Supporting -WhatIf and -Confirm

Lab:

  • Converting a command into an advanced function
  • Creating a script module
  • Defining parameter attributes and input validation
  • Writing functions that accept pipeline input
  • Producing complex pipeline output
  • Documenting functions by using comment-based help
  • Supporting -WhatIf and -Confirm

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Convert a command into an advanced function.
  • Create a script module.
  • Define parameter attributes and input validation.
  • Write functions that accept pipeline input.
  • Produce complex pipeline output.
  • Document functions by using comment-based help.
  • Support -WhatIf and -Confirm.

Module 2: Using Microsoft .NET Framework and REST API in Windows PowerShell

This module explains how to use Microsoft .NET Framework and REST API to supplement functionality that Windows PowerShell commands provide.

Lessons

  • Using Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
  • Using REST API in Windows PowerShell

Lab:

  • Using Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
  • Using REST API in Windows PowerShell

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Use Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell.
  • Use REST API in Windows PowerShell.

Module 3: Writing controller scripts

This module explains how to combine advanced functions that perform a specific task and a controller script that provides a user interface or automates a business process.

Lessons

  • Introducing controller scripts
  • Writing controller scripts that display a user interface
  • Writing controller scripts that produce reports

Lab:

  • Writing controller scripts that display a user interface
  • Writing controller scripts that implement a text-based menu
  • Writing functions to be used in the controller script
  • Writing a controller script that produces HTML reports

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe controller scripts.
  • Write controller scripts that display a user interface.
  • Write controller scripts that produce reports.

Module 4: Handling script errors

This module explains how to perform basic error handling in scripts.

Lessons

  • Understanding error handling
  • Handling errors and timeouts in a script

Lab:

  • Handling errors in a script

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe error handling.
  • Handle errors and timeouts in a script.

Module 5: Using XML, JSON, and custom-formatted data

This module explains how to read, manipulate, and write data in XML and JSON format.

Lessons

  • Reading, manipulating, and writing XML-formatted data
  • Reading, manipulating, and writing JSON-formatted data
  • Reading and manipulating custom-formatted data

Lab:

  • Testing the provided tools
  • Updating an XML inventory document

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Read, manipulate, and write XML-formatted data.
  • Read, manipulate, and write JSON-formatted data.
  • Read and manipulate custom-formatted data.

Module 6: Enhancing server management with Desired State Configuration and Just Enough Administration

This module explains how to write Desired State Configuration (DSC) configuration files, deploy those files to servers, and monitor servers configurations. This module also explains how to restrict administrative access with Just Enough Administration (JEA).

Lessons

  • Understanding Desired State Configuration
  • Creating and deploying a DSC configuration
  • Implementing Just Enough Administration

Lab:

  • Creating and deploying a DSC configuration
  • Configuring and using JEA

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Understand DSC.
  • Create and deploy a DSC configuration.
  • Implement JEA.

Module 7: Analysing and debugging scripts

This module explains how to use native Windows PowerShell features to analyse and debug existing scripts.

Lessons

  • Debugging in Windows PowerShell
  • Analysing and debugging an existing script

Lab:

  • Analysing and debugging an existing script

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Debug in Windows PowerShell.
  • Analyse and debug an existing script.

Module 8: Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow

This module explains the features of the Windows PowerShell Workflow technology.

Lessons

  • Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow

Lab:

  • Creating and running a Windows PowerShell Workflow

After completing this module, you'll be able to describe and implement the Workflow feature of Windows PowerShell.

What's Included

MOC 10962C: Advanced Automated Administration With Windows PowerShell

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, you should have experience with:

  • Windows networking technologies and implementation.
  • Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Using Windows PowerShell to run commands and to create basic non-modularized scripts.

To meet these prerequisites and to gain practical skills and experience with using Windows PowerShell, we recommend you take Course 10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 75867 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.75% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.


"Course was very good, I liked the analogies given to explain complex networking areas it really helped. The instructor was very good at bringing information to a level everyone could understand and then further on that. "
Ewan jamieson, Mr. (17/2/2020 (Monday) to 22/2/2020 (Saturday))

"Knowledgeable, well spoken and relatable instructor. The instructor explained difficult concepts clearly and provided good examples to help us understand the material. He also discussed real-world examples to help solidify how the concepts are applied in the field. There were a few technical issues with the remote learning and remote labs, but overall a great experience, especially so when considering the current situation with COVID-19."
JE, Mitchells & Butlers. (4/5/2020 (Monday) to 7/5/2020 (Thursday))

"I would highly recommend taking up a course with Firebrand because the way the course is delivered is very helpful and useful for someone who either has no knowledge or some knowledge. The instructors do everything they can to ensure everyone is learning and is always on hand to help anyone who is struggling with anything. Everyone on the course is also very helpful and in the same position as they want to learn to. So there is not just the instructor but the class as a whole to assist. The facility is very nice and I will definitely be coming back for any future courses I attend. "
CP, Innovate Ltd. (4/5/2020 (Monday) to 7/5/2020 (Thursday))

"Firebrand have very passionate instructors."
Anonymous (4/5/2020 (Monday) to 7/5/2020 (Thursday))

"I have enjoyed my experience for OIL delivery. I have been at Firebrand before and it has been just as helpful. The instructor was very helpful and has allowed me to understand the areas a lot easier now. "
Ewan Jamieson, Sopra Steria. (17/2/2020 (Monday) to 22/2/2020 (Saturday))

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