Course Code: 19130

55202 PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration

Class Dates:
11/29/2021
12/27/2021
Length:
2 Days
Cost:
$995.00
Class Time:
Technology:
Server
Delivery:
Instructor-Led Training, Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Overview

  • Course Overview
  • Course 55202 is designed to get you up and running with Desired State Configuration (DSC). PowerShell DSC was introduced in version 4 and has been greatly expanded and enhanced in version 5. DSC goes hand-in-glove with implementation of DevOps the revolutionary methodology to join the development and operations teams.
  • Audience
  • This is considered a skillset that all operations team need to master, and all developers should be familiar with the technology so they can develop DSC Resources to be used in deploying their software.

Prerequisites

  • The students are expected to understand the basics of PowerShell either through attending the introductory courses by BlueBuffaloPress or having gained the experience through some other method.

Course Details

  • At Course Completion
  • Understand Desired State Configuration.
  • Understand that PowerShell handles both imperative and declarative language.
  • Understand DSC requirements, features added to version 4 of PowerShell, features added to version 5 of PowerShell,
  • Understand and execute updating the Help System, management models, and utilize MOF file creation workflow
  • Understand methodologies of configuration data,functions and cmdlets available for DSC with WMF 5.0
  • Understand the basics of a DSC Pull Server, how to get the parameters working for IntelliSense
  • Understand how to define a DSC configuration script, how to utilize resources and utilize the Configuration keyword
  • Understand node filtering, utilize the DSC File Resource,and utilize the DSC Archive Resource
  • Understand and utilize the DSC Environment Resource, utilize the DSC Group Resource, and enable the Analytic Log
  • Understand and utilize the DSC Log Resource, utilize the DSC Registry Resource and utilize the DSC Script Resource
  • Understand and utilize the DSC Service Resource, utilize the DSC User Resource, utilize the DSC WindowsFeature Resource and utilize parameters
  • Understand both Push and Pull modes, utilize the LCM,placing configurations and resources for distribution
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  • Understand configuration drift, utilize the debugging feature,how to utilize PowerShell and utilize the pipeline
  • Understand and utilize loops, utilize scripting and utilize functions
  • Module 1: Course Overview
  • Introduction
  • Course Materials
  • Facilities
  • Prerequisites
  • What We'll Be Discussing
  • Lab 1: Course Overview
  • Module 2: PowerShell 5.0 Desired State Configuration Introduction
  • Understanding Desired State Configuration
  • Understanding DSC Metaphor
  • PowerShell is Imperative, or Declarative, or Both?
  • Exploring DSC from 30,000 Feet!
  • Examining Why to Put Effort into DSC (Or Inspire Me Dude)?
  • Understanding DSC Requirements
  • Examining PowerShell Version 4: DSC Features Added
  • Exploring PowerShell Version 5: DSC Improvements
  • Lab 1: PowerShell 5.0 Desired State Configuration Introduction
  • None
  • Module 3: DSC Architecture
  • Taking a Preliminary Look
  • Updating the Help System
  • Exploring Management Models
  • Reviewing the MOF File Creation Workflow
  • Examining Methodologies of Configuration Data
  • Exploring Functions and Cmdlets Available for DSC with WMF 5.0
  • Understanding DSC Pull Server
  • Lab 1: DSC Architecture
  • Let’s Allow PowerShell to Help Us!
  • Create A Sample Configuration File and Compile it into an MOF
  • Simple Deployment of MOF File to Change LCM Settings
  • Module 4: DSC Configuration Files
  • Preparing the Environment
  • Defining a DSC Configuration Script
  • Configuration Keyword
  • Lab 1: DSC Configuration Files
  • Getting IntelliSense for the Parameters Working
  • Using Resources
  • Examine Node Filtering
  • Expand Filtering in Your Configuration File
  • Module 5: DSC Resources
  • Examining File Resource
  • Exploring Archive Resource
  • Examining Environment Resource
  • Exploring Group Resource
  • Examining Log Resource
  • Understanding Package Resource
  • Examining Registry Resource
  • Exploring Script Resource
  • Examining Service Resource
  • Exploring User Resource
  • Examining WindowsFeature Resource
  • Understanding PsDscRunAsCredential
  • Module 5: DSC Resources - Lab 1: DSC Resources
  • Utilize the DSC File Resource
  • Utilize the DSC Archive Resource
  • Utilize the DSC Environment Resource
  • Utilize the DSC Group Resource
  • Enable the Analytic Log
  • Utilize the DSC Log Resource
  • Utilize the DSC Registry Resource
  • Utilize the DSC Script Resource
  • Utilize the DSC Service Resource
  • Utilize the DSC User Resource
  • Utilize the DSC WindowsFeature Resource
  • Module 6: DSC Pull and Push Servers
  • Discussing Parameters
  • Examining a Push Mode Example
  • Exploring the Pull Mode
  • Reviewing the Local Configuration Manager (LCM)
  • Placing Configurations and Resources for Distribution by the Pull Server
  • Discussing Configuration Drift
  • Debugging DSC in Version 5
  • Lab 1: DSC Pull and Push Servers
  • Create a Pull Server, Set Up the LCM
  • Distribute an MOF Via the Pull Server
  • DSC Fixes Things!
  • Test the Debug Feature
  • Module 7: Appendix: 752552 PowerShell 5.0 Basics
  • Introduction to PowerShell
  • Utilizing PowerShell
  • The Pipeline
  • Processing Data with Loops
  • Scripting and Functions
  • Lab 1: Appendix: 752552 PowerShell 5.0 Basics