Programming & Development

55318 Advanced Automated Administration with Windows PowerShell


This three-day course teaches students how to automate administrative tasks using PowerShell. Students will learn crucial scripting skills such as creating advanced functions, writing controller scripts, and handling script errors. Candidates will learn how to use PowerShell when working with Microsoft Azure, SQL Server, Active Directory, IIS, Windows PowerShell Workflow, .NET resources, the REST API and XML, CSV & JSON formatted data files.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for IT professionals who are experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration. Students should have a foundational knowledge of Windows PowerShell, which they can obtain by taking course AZ-040T00: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell. In addition, this course provides scripting guidance for Microsoft Azure administrators and developers who support development environments and deployment processes.

Course Objectives

  • Create advanced functions.
  • Use Microsoft .NET Framework and REST API in Windows PowerShell.
  • Handle script errors.
  • Use XML, JSON, and custom formatted data.
  • Manage Microsoft Azure resources
  • Analyze and debug scripts
  • Understand Windows PowerShell workflow.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Converting a command into an advanced function
Lesson 2: Creating a script module
Lesson 3: Defining parameter attributes and input validation
Lesson 4: Writing functions that accept pipeline input
Lesson 5: Producing complex pipeline output
Lesson 6: Using comment-based Help
Lesson 7: Using Whatif and Confirm parameters
Lesson 1: Using .NET Framework in PowerShell
Lesson 2: Using REST API in PowerShell
Lesson 1: Understanding controller scripts
Lesson 2: Writing controller scripts with a user interface
Lesson 3: Writing controller scripts that create reports
Lesson 1: Understanding error handling
Lesson 2: Handling errors in a script
Lesson 1: Working with XML formatted data
Lesson 2: Working with JSON formatted data
Lesson 3: Working with custom-formatted data
Lesson 1: Implementing Desired State Configuration
Lesson 2: Implementing Just Enough Administration
Lesson 1: Debugging in Windows PowerShell
Lesson 2: Analyzing and debugging an existing script
Lesson 1: Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflows
Lesson 2: Running Windows PowerShell Workflows

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