Duration : 3 days
This three-day course is a follow on course from the AZ-040T00 Automating Administration with PowerShell course. It is built on Windows Server 2019 and while it is specifically focussed on Powershell v5.1, is also relevant in all other supported PowerShell environments (such as Powershell v7.x).
Expand and build upon the knowledge already acquired in course AZ-040T00 and focus on building more scalable and usable Powershell scripts for use in your organization by building your own Powershell tools. Learn about areas such as the creation of advanced functions, script modules, advanced parameters attributes and controller scripts. Also learn how to make your scripts more robust by learning about handling script errors and the analysis and debugging Powershell scripts. The course will also cover the use of Powershell cmdlets with .NET Framework.The detailed hands-on labs and in-depth content and learning will help remove manual tasks that you may currently have to perform as an Administrator, allowing you to make your own Powershell tools for automated, repeated, accurate management and provisioning of your Windows Server infrastructure
This course is intended for IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already experienced in administering and supporting Application servers and services including applications such as Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL. System, Infrastructure and Application Administrators working in a Windows or Windows hybrid environment will all find this course relevant to their day-to-day jobs and future career and skills development.
The course is also intended for IT Professionals who want to build upon existing Powershell knowledge and skill to learn how to build their own tools for broader general use in their organization, using any Microsoft or independent software vendor (ISV) product that supports Powershell manageability
Before attending this course, students must have:
Knowledge and experience working with Powershell or knowledge equivalent to the content covered in course AZ-040T00 Automating Administration with PowerShell course
Experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already experienced in administering and supporting Application servers and services including applications like Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Module 01: Reloading the Pipeline with Objects
All data used in solving real-world problems with Powershell comes from 'objects' and are manipulated using tools, such as cmdlets, functions and scripts. An essential mechanism for this to happen is the pipeline. In this module, we briefly review objects and the pipeline so that we can then proceed in advanced ways to create tools to handle them.
Module 02: Creating Advanced Functions
This module will show how to incrementally build a script based on a series of tests performed on the command line, then proceed to create a function, transforming it into an advanced function
Module 03: Writing Controller Scripts
What is a controller script when compared to ‘tools’ and how to use them is what this module will explainwith associated features
Module 04: Handling Script Errors
Errors (also called ‘exceptions’) are a reality that tool developpers cannot escape. How can Powershell help in handling them? This is what the module will demonstrate
Module 05: Reviewing and Using SQL for Storage/Retrieval
Access to SQL databases is one of the very useful domains that can be leveraged using Powershell. This module demonstrates tools that can be used to transform Objects to a stream passed to SQL for retrieval and storage
Module 06: Leveraging XML
XML provides a universally available data storage option that is easy to program and use. This module shows how Powershell can leverage this language
Module 07: REST apis to interact with Web Services
REST APIs are commonly used to access web services. Here is how Powershell can leverage this technology.
Module 08: leveraging Events for Near Real Time processing
When a Near Real Time (NRT) response is required, Powershell can leverage System Events using .NET and WIM/CIM. Here is how
Appendix A: Performance considerations
This appendix addresses different performance issues that can affect certain scenarios when using Powershell. It provides potential mitigations whenever available.
Appendix B: Tools of the Trade for continuous improvement
This appendix examines different Tools and concepts to assist in Tool making