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Advanced PowerShell and Introduction to Desired State Configuration

MOCPKG-100 (5 Days)

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Comprehensive PowerShell Training Overview

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.

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Comprehensive PowerShell Training Objectives

All students will learn how to:

  • 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
  • Create Advanced Functions
  • Use Cmdlets and Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
  • Write Controller Scripts
  • Handle Script Errors
  • Use XML Data Files
  • Analyze and Debugging Scripts
  • Understand Windows PowerShell Workflow

Comprehensive PowerShell Training 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
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
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

50%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

Lab

Course Number:

MOCPKG-100

Duration:

5 Days

Prerequisites:

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.

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 with a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.

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.

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