Getting Started with Windows PowerShell In this module students will learn a bit about PowerShells purpose and history, and will learn the basics of using the shell, including the help system, command syntax, command discovery and more.
- Lessons Overview and Background Finding and Running Commands
- Lab : Configuring Windows PowerShell Configure the console application Configure the ISE Application
- Lab : Finding and Running Basic Commands Finding and Running Basic commands
Working with the Pipeline In this module students will learn to use PowerShells pipeline, along with a number of new commands, to start retrieving, manipulating, and displaying data. An emphasis is placed on proper syntax and form.
- Lessons Working with the Pipeline Exporting, Importing and Converting Data Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline
- Lab : Working with the Pipeline Retrieve data, manipulate objects and customise the final display
- Lab : Exporting, Importing and Converting Data Import, Export and convert data within Windows PowerShell
- Lab : Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline Filter Objects Out of the Pipeline Examine Several Commands and Predict Their Output
- Lab : Enumerate Objects in the Pipeline Enumerate Objects in the Pipeline and perform specific tasks
Understanding How the Pipeline Works In this module students will learn the underlying details of how commands are passed from one command to another in the pipeline. Having seen it in action, theyll now get to see some of the theory under the hood. The emphasis will be in the ByValue and ByPropertyName techniques, with demonstrations that illustrate effective uses of each. Students will also learn techniques that can be used in lieu of pipeline binding, for when such binding is unavailable or ineffective.
- Lessons Passing Data in the Pipeline ByValue Passing Data in the Pipeline ByPropertyName
- Lab : Working with Pipeline Parameter Binding Examine Several Commands and Predict Whether or Not They Will Work as Written Construct new Commands that Utilize Pipeline Parameter Binding
Using PSProviders and PSDrives In this module students will learn about PSProviders and PSDrives, and learn to use Item* commands to manipulate items within a PSDrive.
- Lessons Understanding PSProviders and PSDrives Using PSDrives
- Lab : PSProviders and PSDrives Using PSProviders and PSDrives
Formatting Output In this module students will learn to manipulate command output to create customized on-screen, text file, and hardcopy results.
- Lessons Using Basic Formatting Using Advanced Formatting Redirecting Formatted Output
- Lab : Formatting Output Use Formatting cmdlets to customize those cmdlets output
Using WMI and CIM In this module students will learn to use Windows Management Instrumentation / Common Information Model (WMI/CIM) to retrieve, and in some cases, modify management information about local and remote computers.
- Lessons Understanding WMI/CIM Querying Data with WMI/CIM Making Changes with WMI/CIM
- Lab : Working with WMI and CIM Locate and Query WMI Classes to retrieve Management Information
Prepare for Scripting In this module students will learn about pre-requisite features to writing PowerShell scripts, including variables and PowerShells scripting security features.
- Lessons Using Variables Scripting Security Working with Alternate Credentials
- Lab : Working with Security in PowerShell Configure Execution Policy Create and Use Alternate Credentials
Moving From a Command to a Script to a Module In this module students will learn to take a command that runs well in the console, and turn it into a reusable script. A number of important concepts, such as error handling, will be introduced but not explored in extreme depth. Students will be taught enough to be immediately effective with these concepts, but not given an exhaustive education. The point is to get them started in an effective fashion using best practices, and to give them a basis for further independent exploration.
- Lessons Moving From Command to Script Moving From Script to Function to Module Implementing Basic Error Handling Using Basic Scripting Constructs Further Exploration in Scripting
- Lab : Moving From Command to Script Convert a Functioning command into a parameterized Script
- Lab : Moving From Script to Function to Module Encapsulate a Script into a Function, Turn the script into a Module and add debugging
- Lab : Implementing Basic Error Handling Add Basic Error Handling capabilities to a Script
- Lab : Adding Logic to a Script Add a function to a Script
Administering Remote Computers In this module students will learn how to configure and use PowerShell Remoting.
- Lessons Using Basic Remoting Using Remote Sessions Using Remoting for Delegated Administration
- Lab : Working with Remoting Enable Remoting Remotely Manage Machines
- Lab : Working with PSSessions Import a Module from a Remote Machines Establish and Use Connections with several computers
- Lab : Remoting for Delegated Administration Create and Register a Custom Session Configuration Test the Custom Session Configuration
Putting it All Together In this module students will utilize much of what theyve learned to this point in a practical, from-scratch-exercise to configure a newly-installed Server Core computer.
- Lessons Planning the Script
- Lab : Configuring a New Server Core Installation Determine Server Cores IP Address Add Server Core Computers IP Address to local TrustedHosts list Add the Server Core Computer to a Domain and Configure a DHCP reservation Add Specified Roles and features to the Server Core Computer
Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs In this module students will learn to create and manage background jobs and scheduled jobs.
- Lessons Using Background Jobs Using Scheduled Jobs
- Lab : Working with Background Jobs Start Background Job Manage Existing Jobs
- Lab : Working with Scheduled Jobs Create, run and retrieve data using Scheduled Jobs
Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques and Profiles In this module students will learn several additional techniques and feature of Windows PowerShell.
- Lessons Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques Creating Profile Scripts
- Lab : Practicing Advanced Techniques Practice Advanced Techniques Create a Profile Script that defines several parameter defaults