Course: Powershell Desired State Configuration Fundamentals

$59.29 incl. vat


duration: 5 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 90 days |


In this PowerShell training / course you will learn what Desired State Configuration (DSC) is, how it works and the various methods to implement it.

Among topics this course covers are GUI, MOF file, DSC Local Configuration Manager, SMB-based, HTTPS security, HTTPS Pull and Compliance Server and far more.


After following this training you will be familiar with the basic principles of Desired State Configuration.


Knowledge of PowerShell is required to follow this training.

Target audience

Software Developer


Powershell Desired State Configuration Fundamentals

5 hours

Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Fundamentals

  • start the course
  • provide an overview of DSC, its history, and the problems it aims to solve
  • configure and maintain system state in the GUI or via PowerShell, without using DSC, and recognize the problems it entails with regard to maintaining configuration state over time
  • recognize the operating system versions and PowerShell versions required for DSC, as well as some additional useful resources
  • configure servers and workstations using the core DSC MOF file
  • create a MOF file using DSC
  • describe the default resources available with DSC
  • describe how to use some of the out-of-the-box DSC resources
  • define the concept of dependencies between DSC resources and how to manage these
  • define the concept of DSC resource dependencies across machines in an environment
  • add log entries to the DSC logs
  • find, retrieve, and make use of new DSC Resources
  • describe what the Local Configuration Manager is and how it works in DSC
  • configure the DSC Local Configuration Manager using Push mode
  • query the status of a particular machine in an DSC environment
  • define the Pull and Push configuration modes in DSC
  • configure the DSC Local Configuration Manager using Pull mode
  • create an SMB-based DSC Pull server
  • create an HTTP-based DSC Pull server
  • configure clients to connect to a DSC Pull server
  • secure an HTTP DSC Pull server to introduce HTTPS security
  • deploy new DSC Resources to clients nodes when using an SMB-based Pull server
  • deploy new DSC Resources to clients nodes when using an HTTP-based Pull server
  • create an HTTP Compliance server to report on node status
  • improve DSC configurations using parameters
  • configure multiple server node and role types via DSC
  • configure similar sets of servers for replicated environments such as Development, Test, and Production via DSC
  • work with and appropriately secure credentials when using DSC
  • use DSC to configure an HTTPS Pull and Compliance Server, connect 2 nodes, update their configuration, and query their status

Course options

We offer several optional training products to enhance your learning experience. If you are planning to use our training course in preperation for an official exam then whe highly recommend using these optional training products to ensure an optimal learning experience. Sometimes there is only a practice exam or/and practice lab available.

Optional practice exam (trial exam)

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice exam. This practice exam comprises a number of trial exams which are very similar to the real exam, both in terms of form and content. This is the ultimate way to test whether you are ready for the exam. 

Optional practice lab

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice lab. You perform the tasks on real hardware and/or software applicable to your Lab. The labs are fully hosted in our cloud. The only thing you need to use our practice labs is a web browser. In the LiveLab environment you will find exercises which you can start immediatelyThe lab enviromentconsist of complete networks containing for example, clients, servers,etc. This is the ultimate way to gain extensive hands-on experience. 


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