55202: PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration Training




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Course Description

The course is created to have you ready to use DSC (Desired State Configuration). DSC goes hand in hand with DevOps implementation and allows you to join development and operations. After taking this course, students will get one step closer to work in their preferred environment.

This training is designed based on the objectives of the course variant 55202A.

Who should attend this course?

The course is good for those people on the operations team who are considering upgrading their skill set. The developers working at the backend utilizing various tech will also benefit from this course and will be able to develop DSC Resources that later will be deployed in software.

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Microtek Learning is a Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions. This class uses official Microsoft courseware and will be delivered by a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).



Feb 23, 2023

9:00 am - 5:30 pm EST

Mar 09, 2023

9:00 am - 5:30 pm EST

Mar 23, 2023

9:00 am - 5:30 pm EST
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What you will learn

  • Understanding DSC.
  • Understanding declarative and imperative language in PowerShell.
  • Understanding DSC requirements.
  • Understanding added features in PowerShell V4.
  • Understanding added features to PowerShell V5.
  • Understanding and executing Help System update.
  • Understanding management models.
  • Understanding and utilizing file creation workflow in MOF.
  • Understanding methodologies data configuration.
  • Understanding available functions and cmdlets for DSC via WMF 5.0.
  • Understanding DSC Pull Server’s basics.
  • Understanding parameters working for IntelliSense.
  • Understanding the DSC configuration script.
  • Understand the utilization of resources.
  • Understanding and utilizing the Configuration keyword.
  • Understanding node filtering.
  • Understanding and utilizing DSC File Resource.
  • Understanding and utilizing DSC Archive Resource.
  • Understanding and utilizing the DSC Environment Resource.
  • Understanding and utilizing DSC Group Resource.
  • Understanding and enabling Analytic Log.
  • Understanding and utilizing the DSC Log Resource.
  • Understanding and utilizing DSC Registry Resource.
  • Understanding and utilizing DSC Script Resource.
  • Understanding and utilizing DSC Service Resource.
  • Understanding and utilizing DSC User Resource.
  • Understanding and utilizing DSC Windows Feature Resource.
  • Understanding and utilizing parameters.
  • Understanding Pull and Push modes.
  • Understanding and utilizing the LCM.
  • Understanding the placement of resources and configurations for distribution.
  • Understanding configuration drift.
  • Understanding and utilizing the debugging feature.
  • Understanding utilization of PowerShell.
  • Understanding and utilizing the pipeline.
  • Understanding and utilizing loops.
  • Understanding and utilizing scripting.
  • Understanding and utilizing functions.


This module explains how the class will be structured and introduces course materials and additional administrative information.

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

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Successfully log into their virtual machine.
  • Have a full understanding of what the course intends to cover.
  • In this module, we explain Desired State Configuration (DSC), the concepts needed to understand the basics of how it works and discuss the features added in the two latest versions.

  • 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: PowerShell 5.0 Desired State Configuration Introduction

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand Desired State Configuration.
  • Understand that PowerShell handles both imperative and declarative language.
  • Understand DSC requirements.
  • Understand features added to version 4 of PowerShell.
  • Understand features added to version 5 of PowerShell.
  • DSC utilizes DSC resources to determine whether or not the current state of the node matches the expected state, and those resources know how to change the current state to the expected state. Before we start to write configuration files and utilize resources, we are going to explore the two models of management, review MOF file creation workflows, and look at different methods of configuring data.

  • 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: 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
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and execute updating the Help System.
  • Understand management models.
  • Understand and utilize MOF file creation workflow.
  • Understand methodologies of configuration data.
  • Understand functions and cmdlets available for DSC with WMF 5.0.
  • Understand the basics of a DSC Pull Server.
  • In this module, we will examine the process to create configuration files and utilize them.

  • Preparing the Environment
  • Defining a DSC Configuration Script
  • Configuration Keyword
  • Lab: DSC Configuration Files

  • Getting IntelliSense for the Parameters Working
  • Using Resources
  • Examine Node Filtering
  • Expand Filtering in Your Configuration File
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand how to get the parameters working for IntelliSense.
  • Understand how to define a DSC configuration script.
  • Understand how to utilize resources.
  • Understand and utilize the Configuration keyword.
  • Understand node filtering.
  • In this module, we will discuss and utilize 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
  • Lab: 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
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and utilize the DSC File Resource.
  • Understand and utilize the DSC Archive Resource.
  • Understand and utilize the DSC Environment Resource.
  • Understand and utilize the DSC Group Resource.
  • Understand and enable the Analytic Log.
  • Understand and utilize the DSC Log Resource.
  • Understand and utilize the DSC Registry Resource.
  • Understand and utilize the DSC Script Resource.
  • Understand and utilize the DSC Service Resource.
  • Understand and utilize the DSC User Resource.
  • Understand and utilize the DSC WindowsFeature Resource.
  • In this module, we will discuss parameters, examine both push and pull models, and explore configurations and debugging.

  • 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: 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
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and utilize parameters.
  • Understand both Push and Pull modes.
  • Understand and utilize the LCM.
  • Understand placing configurations and resources for distribution.
  • Understand configuration drift.
  • Understand and utilize the debugging feature.
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    • Start Date: Feb 23, 2023
    • Duration: 2 Days
    • Enrolled: 1222
    • Price: $1150
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