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Advanced Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration

by Jeff Hicks

This course covers using DSC in advanced scenarios, such as setting up and using a pull server. It is assumed the viewer has basic DSC and PowerShell knowledge or has viewed the DSC Fundamentals course.

What you'll learn

The purpose of this course is to provide advanced coverage of PowerShell Desired State Configuration. The material in this course is what IT Pros who want to use DSC in their environments will be using in production. We'll look at how to build and use a pull server, including deploying resources. We'll also explore how to use certificates to create a secure DSC environment. The course will wrap up with walkthroughs of using DSC to configure Windows and Linux servers. This course will focus on DSC as it exists in PowerShell 4.0.

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About the author

Jeffery Hicks is a veteran IT Pro with 30 years of experience, much of it spent as an IT infrastructure consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies with an emphasis in automation and efficiency. He is a multi-year recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award. He works today as an independent author, teacher, and consultant. He has been creating Pluralsight content for over 10 years. Jeff has written for numerous online sites and print publications, and speaks frequently at technology confer... more

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