Course: Advanced PowerShell Desired State Configuration

$131.89 incl. vat


duration: 7 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 90 days |


In this training / course you get an introduction of the advanced capabilities of PowerShell Desired Configuration State. You will learn what Desired Configuration State is, for example the various methods to implement and debug. Finally you will learn some advanced techniques for writing DSC configurations.

Among the topics covered are PowerShellGet, HTTP, SMB, C #, Azure VM, HyperV, JEA toolkits and far more.


After finishing this course you are familiar with the advanced capabilities of Desired Configuration State.


For this training is knowledge of PowerShell required.

Target audience

System Administrator, Software Developer


Advanced PowerShell Desired State Configuration

7 hours

Advanced PowerShell Desired State Configuration: Writing Custom Resources

  • start the course
  • use PowerShellGet and the PSGallery for DSC
  • configure an internal repository for DSC modules
  • connect an authoring environment to a own local DSC module repository
  • describe how DSC modules and resources work and the different types that can be created
  • create a composite-style resource that strings together existing out-of-the-box DSC resources
  • recognize how DSC modules and resources are structured in preparation for writing custom resources
  • recognize the Set DSC Resource command that performs the main resource activity
  • identify the key aspect of Set commands in DSC resources
  • recognize the Test DSC resource command that identifies the node's current state
  • recognize the Get DSC resource command that retrieves the node's current state
  • create a custom resource using the DSC Resource Designer
  • identify the various types of DSC resource parameters
  • update an existing DSC resource
  • recognize how to deploy your custom resources when using Push mode configurations
  • recognize how to deploy your custom resources when using Pull mode configurations with an SMB Pull Server
  • recognize how to deploy your custom resources when using Pull mode configurations with an HTTP Pull Server
  • identify techniques to writing DSC resources that can assist in debugging internal resource problems
  • recognize how the DSC LCM loads and caches resources
  • document custom DSC resources so that they can be better consumed by others
  • test resources while writing them to ensure they work as expected
  • recognize how to instruct a node that it requires a reboot without forcing it to do so
  • write custom DSC resources using PowerShell 5's new classes
  • write custom DSC resources using C#
  • create a custom resource using the DSC Resource Designer and then document, test, and deploy it

Advanced PowerShell Desired State Configuration: Advanced Configuration

  • start the course
  • nest a DSC configuration inside of another
  • configure a node using multiple DSC configurations from various sources
  • create a DSC configuration for an Azure VM
  • publish a DSC configuration to Azure storage for an Azure VM
  • apply a DSC configuration to an Azure VM
  • identify the DSC logs created for an Azure VM node
  • recognize the Azure automation capability for DSC
  • use DSC to configure a HyperV host
  • define a configuration for a HyperV guest VM using DSC
  • bootstrap a DSC LCM configuration into a new HyperV VM
  • explore how DSC can be used to configure a Linux node
  • configure a Linux node to receive a PowerShell DSC configuration
  • create a Linux DSC configuration
  • publish a DSC configuration to a Linux node
  • explore how DSC sets the LCM and configuration itself on a Linux node
  • outline PowerShell DSC's Just Enough Administration (JEA) principles and concepts
  • configure a node to be managed with Just Enough Administration in DSC
  • test a JEA node's configuration to ensure it is successfully applied in DSC
  • reset a JEA endpoint's configuration in DSC
  • use the JEA Toolkit Helper to generate JEA Toolkits
  • create, publish, and configure a server farm in Azure using DSC

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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