This guided challenge is suited for students who are comfortable working with Microsoft Windows operating systems in the command-line interface for the Windows PowerShell. Some background of IT-automation, networking, system services of Microsoft Windows is resourceful. Guided challenges have specific hints, which offer links to documentation or similar resources. This is a good practice working through a task utilizing your knowledge, skills, talents, expertise, researching skills, and related documentation gaining hands-on experience on the tools and the software used. Lab completion will help students develop skills in configuring the guest environment to create scheduled jobs that automate the maintenance on many large servers such that thousands of lines of Windows PowerShell command run in background storing the output in a report to be analyzed later which is essential for the System Administrator work role. You will also develop a solid understanding of the tools available of automating scheduled jobs on servers in backend using the Windows PowerShell script commands while also learning to deploy the IT-automation script on Windows Servers. These are important for the Network Operations Specialist and System Administrator work roles. This lab is beneficial to students on the System Administrator career path.
- Skills: Commands of Windows PowerShell scripting, Parameterized Script, looping, Text and HTML reports, log storage.
- Time limit: 45 min
- Skill level: Beginner
- Work roles: System Administrator, Network Analyst, Network Operations Specialist, Network Engineer