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This three-day course instructs students on how to automate and streamline day to day management and administration tasks and functions in your Windows Server Infrastructure. This is a follow-on course from the 10961B: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell course and is built on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1; while it is specifically focused on Windows PowerShell v4.0, is also relevant in v2.0 and v3.0 Windows PowerShell environments.
Expand and build upon the knowledge already acquired in course 10961B and focus on building more scalable and usable Windows PowerShell scripts for use in your organization by building your own Windows PowerShell tools. Explore areas such as the creation of advanced functions, script modules, advanced parameters attributes and controller scripts. Also be instructed on how to make your scripts more robust by learning about handling script errors and the analysis and debugging Windows PowerShell scripts. The course will also cover the use of Windows PowerShell cmdlets with .NET Framework as well as teaching how to configure your Windows Servers using Desired State Configuration and providing an understanding of Windows PowerShell workflow.
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 Windows PowerShell tools for automated, repeated, accurate management and provisioning of your Windows Server infrastructure.
After completing this course, students should be able to:
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 Windows PowerShell knowledge and skill to build their own tools for broader general use in their organization, using any Microsoft or independent software vendor (ISV) product that supports Windows PowerShell manageability.
Before attending this course, students must have:
Module 1: Creating Advanced Functions
In this module students will be instructed on how to parameterize a command into an advanced function. It is designed to teach several key principles in a single logical sequence, by using frequent hands-on exercises to reinforce new skills.
Lab: Converting a Command into an Advanced Function
Lab: Creating a Script Module
Lab: Defining Parameter Attributes and Input Validation
Lab: Writing Functions that use Multiple Objects
Lab: Writing Functions that Accept Pipeline Input
Lab: Producing Complex Function Output
Lab: Documenting Functions by using Content-Based Help
Lab: Supporting -Whatif and -Confirm
After completing this module, students should be able to:
Module 2: Using Cmdlets and Microsoft .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
Windows PowerShell provides commands that accomplish many of the tasks that you will need in a production environment. Sometimes, a command is not available but the .NET Framework provides an alternate means of accomplishing a task. Because Windows PowerShell is built on the .NET Framework, it is able to access those alternate means.
In this module, you will be instructed on how to discover and run Windows PowerShell commands, and how to use .NET Framework components from inside Windows PowerShell. These two techniques will provide you with the most flexibility and capability for accomplishing tasks in a production environment.
Lab: Using .NET Framework in Windows PowerShell
Module 3: Writing Controller Scripts
In this module, students will be instructed on how to combine tools – advanced functions that perform a specific task – and a controller script that provides a user interface or automates a business process.
Lab: Writing Controller Scripts that Display a User Interface
Lab: Writing Controller Scripts That Produce HTML Reports
Module 4: Handling Script Errors
In this module, students will be instructed on how to perform basic error handling in scripts. The focus will be about how to add error handling to existing tools, primarily as a time-saving mechanism (instead of having students write new tools). A side benefit of this approach is that it will help build the skills that you must have to analyze and reuse existing code written by someone else.
Lab: Handling Errors in a Script
Module 5: Using XML Data Files
In this module, students will be instructed on how to read, manipulate, and write data in XML files. XML files provide a robust, yet straightforward way to store both flat and hierarchical data. XML files are more flexible than CSV, more accessible for small amounts of data than SQL Server, and easier to code against that Excel automation.
Lab: Reading, Manipulating and Writing Data in XML
Module 6: Managing Server Configurations by Using Desired State Configuration
In this module, students will be instructed on how to write Desired State Configuration (DSC) configuration files, deploy those files to servers, and monitor servers’ configurations.
Lab: Creating and Deploying a DSC Configuration
Module 7: Analyzing and Debugging Scripts
In this module, students will be instructed on how to use native Windows PowerShell features to analyze and debug existing scripts. These skills are also useful when students have to debug their own scripts.
Lab: Analyzing and Debugging and Existing Script
Module 8: Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow
In this module, students will explore the features of the Windows PowerShell Workflow technology.
This course provides existing .NET developers with practical information and labs that enables them to build solutions on the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 platform.
After completing this course, students will have been taught information how to:
This course is intended for professional developers who use Microsoft SharePoint 2010 in a team-based, medium-sized to large development environment. Members of the audience are experienced users of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1. The audience understands how to use the new features of SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio 2010.
Module 1: Introduction to the SharePoint 2010 Development Platform This module describes the SharePoint 2010 development platform and the benefits and features that it offers to developers. Lessons
Lab: Developing with the SharePoint 2010 Object Hierarchy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Module 2: Using SharePoint 2010 Developer Tools This module describes how to use development tools that are integrated with the SharePoint 2010 development platform, such as Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010. Lessons
Lab: Using SharePoint 2010 Developer Tools
Module 3: Developing SharePoint 2010 Web Parts This module describes how to develop Web Parts for SharePoint 2010 solutions. Lessons
Lab: Creating SharePoint 2010 Web Parts by Using Visual Studio 2010
Module 4: Working with SharePoint Objects on the Server This module describes how to develop code that uses the server-side objects provided by the SharePoint 2010 development platform. Lessons
Lab: Creating and Manipulating Server-Side Objects
Module 5: Creating Event Receivers and Application Settings This module describes how to develop event receivers and manipulate application settings for SharePoint 2010 solutions. Lessons
Lab: Creating Event Receivers and Web.Config Modifications
Module 6: Developing Solutions by Using Business Connectivity Services This module describes how to develop solutions that access external data by using Business Connectivity Services. Lessons
Lab: Building Business Connectivity Services Solutions
Module 7: Developing SharePoint 2010 Workflows This module describes how to develop workflows as part of SharePoint 2010 solutions. Lessons
Lab: Creating Workflows for SharePoint 2010
Module 8: Working with Client-Based APIs for SharePoint 2010 This module describes how to develop code that uses the client-side objects provided by the SharePoint 2010 development platform. Lessons
Lab: Developing .NET Applications by Using the SharePoint Client Object Model
Module 9: Developing Interactive User Interfaces This module describes how to develop server ribbon controls and client dialogs for the new user interface platform of SharePoint 2010. Lessons
Lab: Developing User Interface Components for SharePoint 2010 Solutions
Module 10: Developing Silverlight Applications for SharePoint This module describes how to develop Silverlight applications that are integrated with SharePoint 2010 data and solutions. Lessons
Lab: Developing Silverlight Applications by using the SharePoint Client Object Model
Module 11: Developing Sandboxed Solutions This module describes how to develop sandboxed solutions for SharePoint 2010. Lessons
Lab: Creating Sandboxed Solutions for SharePoint 2010
Module 12: Working with SharePoint Server Profiles and Taxonomy APIs This module describes how to develop code that uses the taxonomic and user profile services of the SharePoint 2010 development platform. Lessons
Lab: Working with User Profiles and Taxonomies Programmatically
Module 13: Developing Content Management Solutions This module describes how to develop code that uses the content management services of the SharePoint 2010 development platform. Lessons
Lab: Branding SharePoint Sites
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