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.
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.
- Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
- Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
- Experience with Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting
- 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.
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.
Getting started with Windows PowerShell
- Overview and
background of Windows PowerShell
- Understanding command syntax
- Finding commands
Cmdlets for administration
Directory administration cmdlets
- Other server
Working with the Windows PowerShell pipeline
sorting, and measuring objects
objects out of the pipeline
objects in the pipeline
pipeline data as output
Understanding how the pipeline works
- Passing the
considerations for pipeline data
Using PSProviders and PSDrives
Querying system information by using WMI and CIM
WMI and CIM
- Querying data
by using WMI and CIM
changes with WMI/CIM
Working with variables, arrays, and hash tables
arrays and hash tables.
data from files
- Overview of
and error handling
- Functions and
Administering Remote Computers
- Using basic
Windows PowerShell remoting
advanced Windows PowerShell remoting techniques
Using background jobs and scheduled jobs
Using advanced Windows PowerShell techniques