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IT Pros, want to automate redundant tasks and do it right the first time? Learn how to turn your real-time management and automation scripts into useful reusable tools and cmdlets. Get help putting PowerShell to work to better create, query, update, delete, and manage your Active Directory. Get informative deep drills and coding one-liners, plus a fast and fun round of "Challenge the Master." Learn how to get PowerShell to work for you!

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This Jump Start is designed to teach the busy IT professionals, admins, and help desk persons about how to use PowerShell to improve management capabilities, automate redundant tasks, and manage the environment in scale. Learn how PowerShell works and how to make PowerShell work for you from the experts Jeffrey Snover, the inventor of PowerShell, and Jason Helmick, Senior Technologist at Concentrated Technology.

Instructors | Jeffrey Snover -  Distinguished Engineer and Lead Architect; Consultant; Jason Helmick -  Senior Technologist

Associated Course(s) | 20412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services; 20411: Administering Windows Server 2012; 20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 

101 Points
Level 200
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IT pros, take this advanced PowerShell course to find out how to turn your real time management and automation scripts into useful reusable tools and cmdlets. You’ll learn the best patterns and practices for building and maintaining tools and you’ll pick up some special tips and tricks along the way from the architect and inventor of PowerShell, Distinguished Engineer Jeffrey Snover, and IT pro, Jason Helmick.

Instructors | Jeffrey Snover -  Distinguished Engineer and Lead Architect; Consultant; Jason Helmick -  Senior Technologist

Associated Course(s) | 20412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services; 20411: Administering Windows Server 2012; 20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 

99 Points
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If you'd like to learn how to use PowerShell to manage Office 365 users and Exchange Online services, watch the experts as they walk you through it. Although the Office 365 Portal is the primary administration tool for Exchange Online, there are a number of tasks which require PowerShell to perform. In addition, PowerShell scripts provide an easy way to automate many tasks, including creating and provisioning users.

Instructor | ​ ​Kamal Abburi ​ – Microsoft Premier Field Engineer; ​Jason Helmick - Senior Technologist, Concentrated Technology

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This course focuses on automation with System Center 2012 SP1, using Windows Server 2012 PowerShell and System Center Orchestrator. After describing PowerShell integration with System Center, the course then focuses on Orchestrator, the customizable workflow engine that enables you to automate the creation, monitoring, and deployment of resources in your environment. First, you’ll find out about the Orchestrator architecture and the management interface. Next, you will learn about basic, intermediate, and advanced workflow concepts. Finally, you will learn how to support the Orchestrator environment by learning about errors, troubleshooting, and advanced administration. After completing this course you will be proficient at automating your System Center 2012 SP1 environment using Orchestrator and PowerShell.

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Windows Server 2012 introduces new management and automation features and capabilities that offer excellent total cost of ownership (TCO) as an integrated platform with comprehensive, multi-computer manageability. This course covers a number of these new features, including:

- Standards-based management. The focus on industry standards used in Windows Server 2012 enables greater manageability across both Windows and non-Windows devices alike.
- Windows PowerShell 3.0. This command-line interface provides comprehensive automation capabilities.
- Server Manager This helps you to deploy and manage roles and features on the local server and remote servers, whether physical or virtual.

After completing this windows server tutorial — through a series of videos, virtual labs, and whitepapers—you will have a detailed understanding of how Windows Server 2012 is focused on simplifying the management experience for IT pros, whether they are managing one server or many.

Exploring Certification? Free Windows Server 2012 Certification Prep Tools

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This accelerated certification prep Jump Start helps IT Pros with their Windows Server 2008 certification to upgrade their skills to Windows Server 2012 in preparation for Exam 70-417, which supports several certifications: MCSA: Windows Server 2012; and MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure, MCSE: Server Infrastructure, and MCSE: Private Cloud.

The course covers many topics at a high level and assumes working knowledge in each from a Windows Server 2008 R2 perspective: installation and configuration, DNS, PowerShell, Dynamic Access Control (DAC), failover clustering, Microsoft online backup and storage, Hyper-V, Active Directory and Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), and high availability.

 
Instructors | Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and Technical Trainer & MVP Ed Liberman, deliver an engaging, demo-rich, live learning experience.

Associated Exam | Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012
Related Certifications | MCSA: Windows Server 2012, MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure, MCSE: Server Infrastructure, MCSE: Private Cloud
Associated Course | 20417C: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 (five days)

Exploring Certification? Free Windows Server 2012 Certification Prep Tools

63 Points
Level 200
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This course contains four modules that provide an overview of Server Manager and Automation, as well as detailing new management capabilities, updates to Windows PowerShell, deployment options and methods, and MultiServer Management capabilities. This course provides education that will assist in getting started with Windows Server 2012 R2 in regard to management and automation, helping you to create a more efficient work environment.

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This course explores the new terms around deployment for modern line-of-business (LOB) apps, such as sideloading and deeplinking. It also highlights when to use which tools, like Windows PowerShell, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, and Windows Intune. Additionally, it focuses on the technical requirements to enable sideloading on target devices.

Instructor | Simon May – Microsoft Infrastructure Evangelist

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Level 300
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This course explores the new terms around deployment for modern line-of-business (LOB) apps, such as sideloading and deeplinking. It also highlights when to use which tools, like Windows PowerShell, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, and Windows Intune. Additionally, it focuses on the technical requirements to enable sideloading on target devices.​

Instructor | Simon May – Microsoft Infrastructure Evangelist

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