v2 for Administrators

Session Detail:    Classroom 4 Day

This four-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to leverage Microsoft Windows PowerShell v2 to administer their Windows environment. Both the command line environment and the scripting capabilities inherent in Microsofts automation engine are addressed during this hands-on course.

Prerequisites

  • Experience managing Windows operating systems.
  • Familiarity with Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows 7.
  • Scripting experience is recommended but not required.

Who Can Benefit

This course is intended for systems administrators responsible for managing Windows platforms who are interested in automating administrative tasks.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Introduction to PowerShell the Basics

  • Lesson 1: What is PowerShell?
  • Lesson 2: PowerShell Cmdlets
  • Lesson 3: PowerShell Snapins
  • Lesson 4: PowerShell Modules
  • Lesson 5: PowerShell Remoting
  • Lesson 6: Navigating in PowerShell
  • Lesson 7: PowerShell Profiles

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify the requirements for running PowerShell
  • Describe PowerShell cmdlets
  • Understand the purpose of snapins and modules
  • Describe the remote management capabilities of PowerShell
  • Reference PowerShell drives and navigate in PowerShell hosts
  • Understand how to customize the PowerShell environment through profiles

Module 2: The PowerShell Pipeline, Scripts and Syntax

  • Lesson 1: Pipelines
  • Lesson 2: Scripts
  • Lesson 3: Syntax, Output and Script Blocks

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define the PowerShell pipeline
  • Identify what the pipeline is used for
  • Use object properties and methods
  • Identify various components of statement syntax

Module 3: Variables and Data Types, Variable Scopes, and Collections

  • Lesson 1: Variables and Data Types
  • Lesson 2: Variable Scopes
  • Lesson 3: Collections

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how PowerShell interprets variables
  • Identify common data types
  • Describe the different variable scopes
  • Understand how to work with collections of objects

Module 4: Security

  • Lesson 1: Script Execution
  • Lesson 2: Signing Scripts
  • Lesson 3: Requesting Credentials and Using Secure Strings
  • Lesson 4: Securing Remote Sessions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify script execution policy settings
  • Control script execution policy through the command line and group policy
  • Request credentials before executing a script
  • Describe commands available to secure information in scripts
  • Identify ways to secure remote sessions

Module 5: Remote Management

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Remote Management
  • Lesson 2: Using PowerShell Remoting
  • Lesson 3: Using Jobs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the different methods of remote management with PowerShell
  • Identify the requirements for remote management
  • Configure a system for remote management
  • Work with remote sessions
  • Manage background jobs

Module 6: Script Flow Control Statements

  • Lesson 1: Foreach and For
  • Lesson 2: While / Do While / Do Until
  • Lesson 3: If / Switch
  • Lesson 4: Break /Continue

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify looping statements
  • Describe the variations between WHILE / DO WHILE / DO UNTIL
  • Describe the differences between IF and SWITCH
  • Identify when you can benefit from BREAK or CONTINUE

Module 7: Functions, Filters and Modules

  • Lesson 1: Functions and Filters
  • Lesson 2: Scripting with Functions and Parameters
  • Lesson 3: Modules

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of a function
  • Identify how to pass arguments into a function
  • Differentiate between a function and a filter
  • Describe how to use functions in a script file
  • Identify types of modules

Module 8: Error Handling

  • Lesson 1: Error Handling
  • Lesson 2: Script Debugging

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify the types of errors
  • Understand the uses of built-in variables for error handling
  • Configure the way errors are treated
  • Use language blocks for handling errors
  • Implement debugging options

Module 9: Administrative Uses

  • Lesson 1: Manipulating files and folders
  • Lesson 2: Modifying Registry Data
  • Lesson 3: Working with Events
  • Lesson 4: Working with Active Directory Objects
  • Lesson 5: Advanced Scripting

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Work with files and folders
  • Change information in the registry
  • Read information from event logs
  • Understand how to work with Active Directory
  • Create simple user interfaces

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v2 for Administrators

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$2,595.00

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