PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration Course Overview

PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration Course Overview

The "PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration (DSC)" course is designed for IT professionals looking to automate Windows system configuration and management using Microsoft PowerShell 5 and Windows PowerShell DSC. Through this course, learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of DSC's capabilities, architecture, and how to implement configuration management across their IT infrastructure.

Starting with an introduction to PowerShell 5.0 and DSC, the course covers the imperative and declarative aspects of PowerShell and explains why DSC is a valuable tool for system administrators. Learners will explore the DSC architecture, including Pull and Push Servers, and delve into creating and managing DSC Configuration Files. The course also provides practical knowledge on using and authoring DSC Resources for various system components like files, services, and user accounts.

The course's hands-on approach ensures that participants will be able to apply DSC to real-world scenarios, manage configuration drift, and debug configurations effectively. By the end of this course, learners will be well-versed in using Microsoft PowerShell 5 and Windows PowerShell DSC to maintain consistent and reliable system configurations across their environments.

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Course Prerequisites

To ensure a successful learning experience in the PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration course, participants should have the following minimum prerequisites:


  • Basic understanding of Windows Server roles and features.
  • Familiarity with common Windows Server management tools (like Server Manager, MMC consoles, etc.).
  • Fundamental knowledge of Windows networking concepts such as IP addressing, name resolution, and connectivity.
  • An introductory level of knowledge about Active Directory Domain Services (e.g., domain user accounts and domain vs. local user accounts).
  • Experience with Windows command-line interface and basic scripting or automation. Prior exposure to any scripting language can be beneficial.
  • Basic understanding of systems administration concepts.
  • Willingness to learn new scripting concepts and embrace automation techniques.

No previous experience with PowerShell is required, but any experience with command-line interfaces or basic scripting will be advantageous. The course will cover PowerShell 5.0 Basics in Module 7 to accommodate those who are new to PowerShell.


Please note that while the course is designed to be accessible to those with a fundamental IT background, a willingness to engage with the material and a commitment to practice the skills learned will greatly enhance the learning experience.


Target Audience for PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration

Koenig Solutions' PowerShell 5.0 and DSC course equips IT professionals with automation and configuration skills essential for modern infrastructures.


Target Audience for PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration Course:


  • System Administrators
  • IT Professionals with a focus on Windows Server administration
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Cloud Infrastructure Engineers
  • Network Administrators
  • Security Analysts with a focus on system compliance
  • Database Administrators seeking automation solutions
  • Technical Support Specialists looking to streamline tasks
  • Software Developers with a need for deployment automation
  • Configuration Managers
  • IT Managers overseeing Windows environments
  • Professionals working on Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines


Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration?

Introduction to Learning Outcomes

This PowerShell 5.0 and Desired State Configuration course equips learners with the skills to automate and manage Windows environments, utilizing the advanced capabilities of PowerShell 5.0 and DSC.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals and benefits of Desired State Configuration (DSC) and its role in IT infrastructure automation.
  • Grasp the differences between imperative and declarative programming within the context of PowerShell scripting.
  • Learn about the architectural components of DSC, including the Local Configuration Manager (LCM) and DSC Pull Server.
  • Write and interpret PowerShell DSC configuration files, and comprehend the significance of the Configuration Keyword.
  • Explore and manipulate a variety of DSC Resources such as File, User, and WindowsFeature to manage system configurations.
  • Implement PowerShell's DSC Pull and Push models to deploy configurations across multiple nodes.
  • Manage configuration drift and ensure system consistency with DSC's monitoring and enforcement capabilities.
  • Debug and troubleshoot DSC configurations and deployments in PowerShell version 5.
  • Gain a foundational understanding of PowerShell 5.0 basics, including scripting, functions, and effective use of the pipeline.
  • Develop the ability to automate tasks and manage system configurations with greater efficiency and compliance.