This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows servers. This course provides students the skills to identify and build the command they require to perform a specific task. In addition, students learn how to build scripts to accomplish advanced tasks such as automating repetitive tasks and generating reports. This course provides prerequisite skills supporting a broad range of Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft SQL Server, System Center, and more. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any one of those products, although Windows Server, which is the common platform for all of those products, will serve as the example for the techniques this course teaches.
- 3 months access to e-learning materials
- 3 months access to training labs
A student needs to meet the following prequisites in order to fully benefit from the course:
- Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
- Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
- Experience with Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through practical experience as a Windows system administrator. No prerequisite courses are required.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the functionality of Windows PowerShell and use it to run and find basic commands.
Identify and run cmdlets for server administration.
Work with Windows PowerShell pipeline.
Describe the techniques Windows PowerShell pipeline uses.
Use PSProviders and PSDrives to work with other forms of storage.
Query system information by using WMI and CIM.
Work with variables, arrays, and hash tables.
Write basic scripts in Windows PowerShell.
Write advanced scripts in Windows PowerShell.
Administer remote computers.
Use background jobs and scheduled jobs.
Use advanced Windows PowerShell techniques.
Who should attend
This course was designed for the benefit of the following organization roles:
- IT Professionals who are already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration,
- IT Professionals already experienced in server administration, including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, System Center, and others.
- Module 1: Getting started with Windows PowerShell
- Lab 1a: Configuring Windows PowerShell
- Lab 1b: Finding and running basic commands
- Module 2: Cmdlets for administration
- Lab 2: Windows Administration
- Module 3: Working with the Windows PowerShell pipeline
- Lab 3a: Using the pipeline
- Lab 3b: Filtering objects
- Lab 3c: Enumerating objects
- Lab 3d: Sending output to a file
- Module 4: Understanding how the pipeline works
- Lab 4: Working with pipeline parameter binding
- Module 5: Using PSProviders and PSDrives
- Lab 5: Using PSProviders and PSDrives
- Module 6: Querying system information by using WMI and CIM
- Lab 6: Working with WMI and CIM
- Module 7: Working with variables, arrays, and hash tables
- Lab 7: Working with variables
- Module 8: Basic scripting
- Lab 8: Basic scripting
- Module 9: Advanced scripting
- Lab 9a: Accepting data from users
- Lab 9b: Implementing functions and modules
- odule 10: Administering Remote Computers
- Lab 10a: Using basic remoting
- Lab 10b: Using PSSessions
- Module 11: Using background jobs and scheduled jobs
- Lab 11: Using background jobs and scheduled jobs
- Module 12: Using advanced Windows PowerShell techniques
- Lab 12a: Practicing advanced techniques
- Lab 12b: Practicing script development (optional)