Tool Building with Windows PowerShell - Advanced

9 Hours, 15 Minutes


Delivery Method

UT Pro from New Horizons

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Course Overview

This course builds on existing PowerShell 5.1 skills and focuses on tool building to automate administrative tasks. Students will learn core scripting skills such as building advanced functions, creating script modules, writing controller scripts, and error handling and debugging. Working beyond native PowerShell commands, students will be introduced to technologies and concepts to support custom tool building such as .NET Framework, REST API, XML and JSON, Desired State Configuration (DSC), Just Enough Administration (JEA), and parallelization.

Course Objectives

Introduction , Introduction to .NET Framework in PowerShell , Introduction to ReST API in PowerShell , Writing Controller Scripts , Error Handeling , Analyzing and Debugging Scripts , Working with Additional Data Formats , Introduction to Desired State Configuration , Introduction to Just Enough Administration , PowerShell Parallelization , Conclusion

Course Prerequisites

Experience with Windows client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation. Foundational knowledge of Windows PowerShell, including one-liners, scripting security, and PowerShell scripting constructs


1 - Introduction

2 - Introduction to .NET Framework in PowerShell

3 - Introduction to ReST API in PowerShell

4 - Writing Controller Scripts

5 - Error Handling

6 - Analyzing and Debugging Scripts

7 - Working with Additional Data Formats

8 - Introduction to Desired State Configuration

9 - Introduction to Just Enough Administration

10 - PowerShell Parallelization

11 - Conclusion

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