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M10961 Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

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5 Days

30 CPD hours

About this course

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.


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.


This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers.

Getting Started with Windows PowerShell
  • Overview and Background
  • Understanding command syntax
  • Finding commands
  • Lab : Configuring Windows PowerShell
  • Lab : Finding and Running Basic Commands
Cmdlets for administration
  • Active Directory administration cmdlets
  • Network configuration cmdlets
  • Other server administration cmdlets
  • Lab : Windows Administration
Working with the Windows PowerShell pipeline
  • Understanding the Pipeline
  • Selecting, Sorting, and Measuring Objects
  • Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline
  • Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline
  • Sending pipeline data as output
  • Lab : Using the Pipeline
  • Lab : Filtering Objects
  • Lab : Enumerating Objects
  • Lab : Sending output to a file
Understanding How the Pipeline Works
  • Passing the pipeline data
  • Advanced considerations for pipeline data
  • Lab : Working with Pipeline Parameter Binding
Using PSProviders and PSDrives
  • Using PSProviders
    Using PSDrives
    Lab : Using PSProviders and PSDrives
Querying Management Information by Using WMI and CIM
  • Understanding WMI and CIM
  • Querying Data with WMI and CIM
  • Making changes with WMI/CIM
  • Lab : Working with WMI and CIM
Working with variables, arrays, and hash tables
  • Using variables
  • Manipulating variables
  • Manipulating arrays and hash tables
  • Lab : Working with variables
Basic scripting
  • Introduction to scripting
  • Scripting constructs
  • Importing data from files
  • Lab : Basic scripting
Advanced scripting
  • Accepting user input
  • Overview of script documentation
  • Troubleshooting and error handling
  • Functions and modules
  • Lab : Accepting data from users
  • Lab : Implementing functions and modules
Administering Remote Computers
  • Using basic Windows PowerShell remoting
  • Using advanced Windows PowerShell remoting techniques
  • Using PSSessions
  • Lab : Using basic remoting
  • Lab : Using PSSessions
Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs
  • Using Background Jobs
  • Using Scheduled Jobs
  • Lab : Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs
Using advanced Windows PowerShell techniques
  • Creating profile scripts
  • Using advanced techniques
  • Lab : Practicing advanced techniques
  • Lab : Practicing script development (optional)
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans M10961 Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

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When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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