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MCP 509 - Automating Administration With Windows PowerShell

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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 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.

Who Should Attend?

  • 1 – 3 months experience creating Web applications 
  • 1 month experience creating Windows client applications 
  • 1 month of experience using MS Server 2012 or 2016

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Module 1: Getting started with Windows PowerShell
  • Module 2: Cmdlets for administration
  • Module 3: Working with the Windows PowerShell pipeline

Day 2

  • Module 4: Understanding how the pipeline works
  • Module 5: Using PSProviders and PSDrives

Day 3

  • Module 6: Querying system information by using WMI and CIM
  • Module 7: Working with variables, arrays, and hash tables
  • Module 8: Basic scripting

Day 4

  • Module 9: Advanced scripting
  • Module 10: Administering Remote Computers

Day 5

  • Module 11: Using background jobs and scheduled jobs
  • Module 12: Using advanced Windows PowerShell techniques