Automating Administration With Windows PowerShell (M10961)

Course Description

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.

Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16


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Geography & Location
May 24, 2021 - 5 day(s)
May 24, 2021
Remote Central Time Zone
AMER, Remote Central Time Zone
$3095 USD
$3095 USD
Aug 23, 2021 - 5 day(s)
Aug 23, 2021
Remote Central Time Zone
AMER, Remote Central Time Zone
$3095 USD
$3095 USD
Nov 15, 2021 - 5 day(s)
Nov 15, 2021
Remote Central Time Zone
AMER, Remote Central Time Zone
$3095 USD
$3095 USD

Learning Objectives

  • 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


  1. Configuring Windows PowerShell
  2. Finding and running basic commands
  3. Windows Administration
  4. Using the pipeline
  5. Filtering objects
  6. Enumerating objects
  7. Sending output to a file
  8. Working with pipeline parameter binding
  9. Using PSProviders and PSDrives
  10. Working with WMI and CIM
  11. Working with variables
  12. Basic scripting
  13. Accepting data from users
  14. Implementing functions and modules
  15. Using basic remoting
  16. Using PSSessions
  17. Using background jobs and scheduled jobs
  18. Practicing advanced techniques
  19. Practicing script development (optional)

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for IT Professionals who are already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration, and who want to learn more about using Windows PowerShell for administration. No prior experience with any version of Windows PowerShell, or any scripting language, is assumed. This course is also suitable for IT Professionals already experienced in server administration, including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, System Center, and others.