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Advanced PowerShell and Introduction to Desired State Configuration (MOC 10962 and MOC 55202)
This Microsoft course, Advanced PowerShell and Introduction to Desired State Configuration, combines MOC 10962 and MOC 55202 to teach attendees how to use DSC to configure, manage, and maintain Windows-based servers and how to build more complex and capable PowerShell scripts.
Location and Pricing
Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.
In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.
Comprehensive PowerShell Training Objectives
All students will learn how to:
Comprehensive PowerShell Training Outline
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
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
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
DSC Pull and Push Servers
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
Processing Data with Loops
Scripting and Functions
Creating Advanced Functions
Converting a Command into an Advanced Function
Creating a Script Module
Defining Parameter Attributes and Input Validation
Writing Functions that use Multiple Objects
Writing Functions that Accept Pipeline Input
Producing Complex Function Output
Documenting Functions by using Content-Based Help
Supporting -Whatif and -Confirm
Using Cmdlets and the Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
Running Windows PowerShell Commands
Using the Microsoft .NET Framework 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 Data Files
Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML
Analyzing and Debugging Scripts
Debugging in Windows PowerShell
Analyzing and Debugging and Existing Script
Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow
All students should understand the basics of PowerShell through Accelebrate's Microsoft course 10961 - Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell training or have the equivalent experience.
All Microsoft training students receive Microsoft official courseware.
Software needed for each student PC:
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 with a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.
For a preliminary test of your connectivity to our hosting provider, please visit http://speedtest.terillian.com/ and click on the Start Test button. This speed test page requires Java enabled in your browser (allowing it to test multiple network functions at the same time), but Java is not needed for the lab environment that you will use in class. When you call us about purchasing this class, we will provide a live demo of the online lab environment so that you may explore the web browser interface in more detail.
For classes delivered online, all participants need either dual monitors or a separate device logged into the online session so that they can do their work on one screen and watch the instructor on the other. A separate computer connected to a projector or large screen TV would be another way for students to see the instructor's screen simultaneously with working on their own.