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Microsoft Windows PowerShell v2 For Administrators

4days
Training code
ms50414

Upcoming sessions

27 Aug 2018
22 Oct 2018
10 Dec 2018
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Module 1: Introduction to PowerShell – the Basics

Lessons

  • What is PowerShell?
  • PowerShell Cmdlets
  •  PowerShell Snapins
  • PowerShell Modules
  •  PowerShell Remoting
  • Navigating in PowerShell
  • PowerShell Profiles

Lab : Introduction to PowerShell

  • Installing PowerShellv2
  • Exploring Help
  • Working with cmdlets
  • Creating a custom profile
  • Optional: Reading Registry Data

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

Lessons

  • Pipelines
  • Scripts
  • Syntax, Output and Script Blocks

Lab : The PowerShell Pipeline, Scripts and Syntax

  • Working with the PowerShell Pipeline
  • Using continuation characters for command line scripts
  • Create a command line script
  • Working with Operators

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

Lessons

  • Variables and Data Types
  • Variable Scopes
  • Collections

Lab : Variables and Data Types, Variable Scopes, and Collections

  • Working with variables and data types
  • Working with arrays
  • Working with hash tables

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

Lessons

  • Script Execution
  • Signing Scripts
  • Requesting Credentials and Using Secure Strings
  • Securing Remote Sessions

Lab : Security

  • Script Execution
  • Signing Scripts
  • Requesting Credentials

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

Lessons

  • Configuring Remote Management
  • Using PowerShell Remoting
  • Using Jobs

Lab : Remote Management

  • Using Built-in Remoting
  • Configuring PowerShell Remoting
  • Using Persistent Sessions
  • Working with Background 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

Lessons

  • Foreach and For
  • While / Do While / Do Until
  • If / Switch
  • Break /Continue

Lab : Script Flow Control Statements

  • Working with Foreach and If
  • Working with SWITCH
  • Using Do While / Do Until

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

Lessons

  • Functions and Filters
  • Scripting with Functions and Parameters
  • Modules

Lab : Functions, Filters and Modules

  • Creating Functions
  • Working with PowerShell Modules
  • Create a Script-Based Module
  • Optional: Updating a Script-Based Module and Using Additional Built-In 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

Lessons

  • Error Handling
  • Script Debugging

Lab : Error Handling

  • Working with Errors
  • Adding Error Handling to Your Script
  • 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

Lessons

  • Manipulating files and folders
  • Modifying Registry Data
  • Working with Events
  • Working with Active Directory Objects
  • Advanced Scripting

Lab : Administrative Uses

  • Scripting Files and Folders
  • Scripting Registry Changes
  • Scripting Event Log Lookups
  • Creating Objects in Active Directory
  • Retrieving Information from Active Directory
  • Optional: Create a Simple User Interface

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.

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 Microsoft’s automation engine are addressed during this hands-on course.


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


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