55039 – Windows PowerShell Scripting and ToolmakingDownload Course Outline
Title: Windows PowerShell Scripting and Toolmaking 55039A; 5 Days, Instructor-led
Description: This five-day instructor-led course is intended for IT Professionals who have a working knowledge of Windows PowerShell 3.0 techniques and technologies, and who want to build reusable tools by using Windows PowerShell 3.0. Students of this course may administer a wide variety of server and client products and technologies that offer Windows PowerShell integration, including Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Windows Active Directory Domain Services, Microsoft SharePoint Server, and more. This course focuses on the Windows PowerShell scripting language, and on the concepts and techniques needed to produce reusable, professional tools.
At Course Completion: After completing this course, students will be able to: Design tools, including input requirements, output requirements, and functional requirements Write tools, including scripting, parameterizing commands, and providing verbose output Debug tools and provide error handling within tools Combine tools into script and manifest modules Create custom formatting views Create tools that are consistent in naming and operation with native Windows PowerShell tools
Audience & Prerequisites: This course is intended for administrators that have little or no programming experience, but who have a working knowledge of Windows PowerShell and who are able to use Windows PowerShell to run complex, interactive commands. Before attending this course, students must have: Experience in administering Windows server and client computers Experience in running interactive Windows PowerShell commands from the command prompt Course 10961 is strongly recommended as a pre-requisite to this course
Course Outline Details: Module 1: Preparing for Scripting This module explains how to prepare the environment for scripting, and provides refresher and background information for scripting. Lessons Securing the Scripting Environment Understanding Variables and Operators Understanding Scripting Constructs and Scope After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe and set the execution policy Run Windows PowerShell scripts Use variables and operators Describe and use scripting constructs Describe the operation of Windows PowerShell scope Module 2: Parameterizing a Command This module explains how to start with an existing command and parameterize it to create a reusable tool. Lessons Designing Parameters Implementing Parameters Lab: Parameterizing a Command Identify changeable values Declare parameters Use parameters in place of changeable values Test the script After completing this module, students will be able to: Evolve a command into a parameterized script Module 3: Creating a Script Module This module explains how to turn a basic script into a script module that can be distributed, loaded, and unloaded in Windows PowerShell. Lessons Designing Script Modules Implementing Script Modules Lab: Creating a Script Module Creating a Script Module Saving the script module Adding a module-level variable Controlling module member visibility Testing the script module After completing this module, students will be able to: Create a script module based upon an existing script or function Module 4: Handling Errors This module explains how to trap and handle errors within a script module. Lessons Designing Error Handling Implementing Error Handling Lab: Handling Errors Using the Try…Catch Construct Handling Command Errors Handling Non-Command Errors Logging Errors to a File Displaying Warning Messages After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe and use the Try…Catch construct Handle command errors Handle non-command errors Log errors to a file Display warning messages Module 5: Writing Commands that Use Pipeline Input and Output This module explains how to write commands that integrate with the Windows PowerShell pipeline. Students will create commands that produce pipeline output and that accept pipeline input. Lessons Understanding Pipeline Parameter Binding Implementing Pipeline Parameter Input Implementing Pipeline Parameter Input Lab: Writing Commands that Use Pipeline Input and Output Adding Pipeline Input Capability to Parameters Working with Pipeline Input Creating Custom Output Objects Outputting Objects to the Pipeline After completing this module, students will be able to: Create commands that accept pipeline input Create commands that consolidate multiple data sources into Windows PowerShell pipeline output Module 6: Creating Hierarchical Command Output This module explains how to create, and use, object-oriented output that includes object hierarchies. Lessons Designing Complex Command Output Implementing Complex Command Output Using Object Hierarchies Lab: Creating Hierarchical Command Output Retrieving and Enumerating Data Creating Child Objects Creating the Parent Object Displaying and Object Hierarchy Persisting an Object Hierarchy After completing this module, students will be able to: Create hierarchical, object-oriented command output Use hierarchical, object—oriented command output Module 7: Debugging Scripts This module explains Windows PowerShell techniques used to debug scripts, and provides students with opportunities to practice debugging skills. Lessons Designing Scripts for Debugging Implementing Script Debugging Lab: Debugging Scripts Using Write-Debug Using PSBreakpoints After completing this module, students will be able to: Debug scripts by using Write-Debug Debug scripts by using PSBreakpoints Module 8: Customizing Default Formatting This module explains how to create a custom formatting view that can be added to a script module. Lessons Designing Formatting Implementing Custom Formatting Lab: Customizing Default Formatting Adding a Custom Type Name to an Object Creating a DefaultDisplayPropertySet Type Extension Creating a Custom View Adding Type Extensions and Views to Modules and Creating a Module Manifest After completing this module, students will be able to: Create custom type extensions Create custom views Module 9: Adding Advanced Parameter Attributes and Command Documentation This module explains how to declare parameter aliases, help messages, and input validation. It also explains how to implement switch parameters, how to add support for the –WhatIf and –Confirm parameters, and how to add comment-based help to a command. Lessons Implementing Advanced Parameter Attributes Implementing Help Documentation Lab: Adding Advanced Parameter Attributes and Command Documentation Defining Aliases and Help Messages Defining Parameter Validation Adding Comment-Based Help Writing a Command that Uses –Confirm and -WhatIf After completing this module, students will be able to: Add advanced parameter attributes, including aliases and validation Create comment-based documentation for commands Write commands that use –WhatIf and –Confirm parameters Module 10: Creating Controller Scripts This module explains how to create scripts that implement complex business processes by running multiple tools in a specified sequence. Lessons Designing Script Execution Implementing a Controller Script Lab: Creating Controller Scripts Creating a Controller Script Parameterizing a Controller Script Testing a Controller Script Debugging a Controller Script After completing this module, students will be able to: Implement controller scripts by combining specified tools Test and debug controller scripts Module 11: Creating HTML-Based Reports This module explains how to write controller scripts that produce HTML-based management reports. Lessons Creating Basic HTML Reports Creating Enhanced HTML Reports Lab: Creating Reports by using HTML Creating Reports by using HTML Converting Objects into HTML Fragments Combining HTML Fragments Adding Basic Formatting Creating Enhanced HTML Fragments Applying Conditional Formatting After completing this module, students will be able to: Create basic and enhanced HTML reports that include specified management information Module 12: Creating Basic Workflows This module explains the key differences between Windows PowerShell functions and workflows, and shows students how to create a basic workflow. Lessons Understanding Workflows Implementing Workflows Lab: Creating Basic Workflows Importing the PSWorkflow Module Converting a Function to a Basic Worklfow Parallelizing Commands After completing this module, students will be able to: Describe the differences between a Windows PowerShell function and a workflow Convert a function to a workflow Run a workflow that includes parallel execution Module 13: Working with XML Data This module explains how Windows PowerShell interprets, represents, and manipulates XML-based data. Lessons Understanding XML Implementing XML Manipulation Lab: Working with XML Data Loading XML Manipulating XML as an Object Hierarchy Selecting XML Elements by using XPath Modifying XML Saving XML After completing this module, students will be able to: Load, manipulate, and save data in XML formats Module 14: Using Advanced Scripting Techniques This module explains how to use advanced scripting techniques, including execution of external commands and graphical user interfaces. Lessons Using External Functionality Adding Graphical User Interface Elements After completing this module, students will be able to: Run external commands from inside Windows PowerShell Describe the process required to create a graphical user interface in Windows PowerShell Module 15: Creating Proxy Functions This module explains how to create proxy functions in Windows PowerShell. Lessons Designing Proxy Functions Implementing Proxy Functions Lab: Creating Proxy Functions Generating a Proxy Function Template Modifying the Template Using the Proxy Function Bypassing a Proxy Function After completing this module, students will be able to: Create and modify proxy functions in Windows PowerShell Module 16: Building Tools in Windows PowerShell This module is a “final exam” for the course, and offers students the opportunity to build a complete tool, from scratch, using many of the techniques that they have learned in the preceding days. Lessons Designing the Tool Implementing the Tool Testing the Tool Lab: Building Tools in Windows PowerShell Designing the Tool Implementing the Tool Testing the Tool After completing this module, students will be able to: Design, create, and test tools in Windows PowerShell
Start Date: 2020-02-24T00:00:00
End Date: 2020-02-28T00:00:00