MOC 10961 C: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

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.

5 Days/Lecture & Lab

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.

  • Getting started with Windows PowerShell
  • Cmdlets for administration
  • Working with the Windows PowerShell pipeline
  • Understanding how the pipeline works
  • Using PSProviders and PSDrives
  • Querying system information by using WMI and CIM
  • Working with variables, arrays, and hash tables
  • Basic scripting
  • Advanced scripting
  • Administering Remote Computers
  • Using background jobs and scheduled jobs
  • Using advanced Windows PowerShell techniques

Before taking this course, students should have experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation. Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting, as well as, experience with Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting is recommended. 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.


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