PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration (MCC-55202)


Course Number: MCC-55202

Duration: 2 days (13 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

PowerShell 5.0 Training Overview

This Microsoft community course 55202, PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration training, teaches participants how to use DSC to configure, manage, and maintain Windows-based servers using a declarative model for system configuration management.

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In addition, some Microsoft courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Work with Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • Create MOF file workflows
  • Use different methods for configuring data
  • Create and use configuration files
  • Use DSC Resources
  • Implement parameters, push and pull models, configurations, and debugging techniques

Prerequisites

All students should understand the basics of PowerShell through Accelebrate's Automating Administration with PowerShell (AZ-040) or have equivalent experience.

Outline

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Introduction
PowerShell 5.0 Desired State Configuration Introduction
  • Understanding Desired State Configuration
  • Understanding DSC Metaphor
  • PowerShell is Imperative, or Declarative, or Both?
  • Exploring DSC from 30,000 Feet!
  • Examining Why to Put Effort into DSC (Or Inspire Me Dude)?
  • Understanding DSC Requirements
  • Examining PowerShell Version 4: DSC Features Added
  • Exploring PowerShell Version 5: DSC Improvements
DSC Architecture
  • Taking a Preliminary Look
  • Updating the Help System
  • Exploring Management Models
  • Reviewing the MOF File Creation Workflow
  • Examining Methodologies of Configuration Data
  • Exploring Functions and Cmdlets Available for DSC with WMF 5.0
  • Understanding DSC Pull Server
DSC Configuration Files
  • Preparing the Environment
  • Defining a DSC Configuration Script
  • Configuration Keyword
DSC Resources
  • Examining File Resource
  • Exploring Archive Resource
  • Examining Environment Resource
  • Exploring Group Resource
  • Examining Log Resource
  • Understanding Package Resource
  • Examining Registry Resource
  • Exploring Script Resource
  • Examining Service Resource
  • Exploring User Resource
  • Examining WindowsFeature Resource
  • Understanding PsDscRunAsCredential
DSC Pull and Push Servers
  • Discussing Parameters
  • Examining a Push Mode Example
  • Exploring the Pull Mode
  • Reviewing the Local Configuration Manager (LCM)
  • Placing Configurations and Resources for Distribution by the Pull Server
  • Discussing Configuration Drift
  • Debugging DSC in Version 5
PowerShell 5.0 Basics
  • Introduction to PowerShell
  • Utilizing PowerShell
  • The Pipeline
  • Processing Data with Loops
  • Scripting and Functions
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All Microsoft training students receive Microsoft official courseware.

Software Requirements:

Attendees will not need to install any software on their computer for this class. The class will be conducted in a remote environment that Accelebrate will provide; students will only need a local computer with a web browser and a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.



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