Automating Administration With Windows PowerShell

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.

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.

Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16

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


  • Configuring Windows PowerShell
  • Finding and running basic commands
  • Windows Administration
  • Using the pipeline
  • Filtering objects
  • Enumerating objects
  • Sending output to a file
  • Working with pipeline parameter binding
  • Using PSProviders and PSDrives
  • Working with WMI and CIM
  • Working with variables
  • Basic scripting
  • Accepting data from users
  • Implementing functions and modules
  • Using basic remoting
  • Using PSSessions
  • Using background jobs and scheduled jobs
  • Practicing advanced techniques
  • Practicing script development (optional)

Feb 24, 2020 WebEx - Central Time Zone 5 DAY COURSE