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Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell

SS Course: GK821520

Course Overview


Learn how to automate administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell 5.1. You will develop core scripting skills such as creating advanced functions, writing controller scripts, and handling script errors, and learn how to works with Windows PowerShell Workflow, the REST API and XML and JSON formatted data files, You will also learn how to use new administration tools such Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Just Enough Administration (JEA) to configure and secure servers.


Scheduled Classes




Creating Advanced Functions

  • 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 Function Output
  • Documenting Functions by using Content-Based Help

Using Microsoft .NET Framework and REST API in Windows PowerShell

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

Writing Controller Scripts

  • Understanding Controller Scripts
  • Writing Controller Scripts that Show a User Interface

Handling Script Errors

  • Understanding Error Handling
  • Handling Errors in a Script

Using XML, JSON, and custom-formatted data

  • Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML- formatted data
  • Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in JSON- formatted data
  • Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in custom- formatted data

Enhancing Server Management with Desired State Configuration and Just Enough Administration

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

Analyzing and Debugging Scripts

  • Debugging in Windows PowerShell
  • Analyzing and Debugging and Existing Script

Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow



      Who Should Attend


      IT professionals who want to learn how to build their own tools for broader general use in their organization, using any Microsoft product that supports Windows PowerShell manageability