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What you will learn

  • 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.
  • Now you can “declare” your desired environment and the DSC structure will “make it so” and keep it so!

Skills you will gain

  • Shareable Certificate Earn a Cerfiticate upon completion
  • On Demand, Live Online, Face to Face Start instantly and learn at your own schedule
  • Flexible Schedule Set and maintain flexible deadlines
  • Intermediate For those with working experience or likely to have completed foundation level training  
  • English Subtitles: English

This course consists of 8 lessons

Course Overview: Introduction - Course Materials - Facilities - Prerequisites - What We'll Be Discussing

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

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

DSC Configuration Files: Preparing the Environment - Defining a DSC Configuration Script - Configuration Keyword

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

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

Appendix: PowerShell 5.0 Basics: Introduction to PowerShell - Utilizing PowerShell - The Pipeline - Processing Data with Loops - Scripting and Functions

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