MS-10961 – Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell
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.
THIS COURSE USES ONLY DIGITAL CURRICULUM
Before attending this course, students must have:
- Previous Windows Server and Windows Client management knowledge and hands on experience.
- Experience installing and configuring Windows Server into existing enterprise environments, or as standalone installations.
- Knowledge and experience of network adapter configuration, basic Active Directory user administration, and basic disk configuration.
- Knowledge and hands on experience specifically with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 would be of benefit but is not essential.
DETAILED CLASS SYLLABUS
MODULE 1: GETTING STARTED WITH WINDOWS POWERSHELL
- Overview and Background
- Finding and Learning Commands
- Running Commands
MODULE 2: CMDLETS FOR ADMINISTRATION
- Active Directory administration cmdlets
- Network configuration cmdlets
- Other server administration cmdlets
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
MODULE 4: UNDERSTANDING HOW THE PIPELINE WORKS
- Passing the pipeline data
- Advanced considerations for pipeline data
MODULE 5: USING PSPROVIDERS AND PSDRIVES
- Using PSProviders
- Using PSDrives
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
MODULE 7: WORKING WITH VARIABLES, ARRAYS, AND HASH TABLES
- Using variables.
- Manipulating variables.
- Manipulating arrays and hash tables
MODULE 8: BASIC SCRIPTING
- Introduction to scripting
- Scripting constructs
- Importing data from files
MODULE 9: ADVANCED SCRIPTING
- Accepting user input
- Overview of script documentation
- Troubleshooting and error handling
- Functions and modules
MODULE 10: ADMINISTERING REMOTE COMPUTERS
- Using basic Windows PowerShell remoting
- Using advanced Windows PowerShell remoting techniques
- Using PSSessions
MODULE 11: USING BACKGROUND JOBS AND SCHEDULED JOBS
- Using background jobs
- Using scheduled jobs
MODULE 12: USING ADVANCED WINDOWS POWERSHELL TECHNIQUES
- Creating profile scripts
- Using advanced techniques