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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, and Microsoft System Center. 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.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
This module will introduce you to Windows PowerShell and provide an overview of the product’s functionality. The module explains how to open and configure Windows PowerShell. It also explains how to run commands and use the built-in Help system in Windows PowerShell.
Windows PowerShell overview
Understanding Windows PowerShell command syntax
Find commands and getting help in Windows PowerShell
Lab : Configuring the Windows PowerShell console application
Lab : Configuring the Windows PowerShell ISE application
Lab : Finding and running Windows PowerShell commands
Lab : Using Help and About files
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Open and configure Windows PowerShell.
Discover, learn, and run Windows PowerShell commands.
Find Windows PowerShell commands for performing specific tasks.
This module introduces you to the different types of cmdlets commonly used for system administration. While you can search for cmdlets each time you need to accomplish a task, it is more efficient to have at least a basic understanding of these cmdlets. This module also explains how to install and start using Windows PowerShell in Windows 10.
Active Directory Domain Services administration cmdlets
Network configuration cmdlets
Server administration cmdlets
Windows PowerShell in Windows 10
Lab : Creating a website
Lab : Configuring network settings on Windows Server
Lab : Creating and managing Active Directory objects
Identify and use cmdlets for AD DS administration.
Identify and use cmdlets for network configuration.
Identify and use cmdlets for server administration tasks.
Install and use Windows PowerShell in Windows 10.
This module introduces the pipeline feature of Windows PowerShell. The pipeline feature is included in several command-line shells such as the command prompt in the Windows operating system. However, the pipeline feature in Windows PowerShell provides more complex, flexible, and capable functionalities compared to other shells. This module provides you with the skills and knowledge that will help you use Windows PowerShell more effectively and efficiently.
Understand the pipeline
Select, sort, and measure objects
Filter objects out of the pipeline
Enumerate objects in the pipeline
Send and pass pipeline data as output
Lab : Selecting, sorting, and displaying data
Lab : Filtering objects
Lab : Enumerating objects
Lab : Converting objects
Describe the purpose of the Windows PowerShell pipeline.
Select, sort, and measure objects in the pipeline.
Filter objects out of the pipeline.
Enumerate objects in the pipeline.
Send output consisting of pipeline data.
This module introduces the PSProviders and PSDrives adapters. A PSProvider is basically a Windows PowerShell adapter that makes some form of storage resemble a disk drive. A PSDrive is an actual connection to a form of storage. You can use these two adapters to work with various forms of storage by using the same commands and techniques that you use to manage the file system.
Lab : Create a new Active Directory group
Lab : Creating a registry key for your future scripts
Lab : Creating files and folders on a remote computer
This module introduces you to two parallel technologies: Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Common Information Model (CIM). Both these technologies provide local and remote access to a repository of management information including access to robust information available from the operating system, computer hardware, and installed software.
Understand CIM and WMI
Query data by using CIM and WMI
Make changes by using CIM and WMI
Lab : Querying information by using WMI
Lab : Querying information by using CIM
Lab : Invoking methods
Differentiate between Common Information Model and Windows Management Instrumentation.
Query management information by using CIM and WMI.
Invoke methods by using CIM and WMI.
This module provides you the skills and knowledge required to use variables, arrays, and hash tables in Windows PowerShell.
Manipulate arrays and hash tables
Lab : Using hash tables
Lab : Using arrays
Lab : Working with variable types
Assign a value to variables.
Describe how to manipulate variables.
Describe how to manipulate arrays and hash tables.
This module explains how to package a Windows PowerShell command in a script. Scripts allow you to perform repetitive tasks and more complex tasks than cannot be accomplished in a single command.
Introduction to scripting with Windows PowerShell
Import data from files
Accept user input
Troubleshooting and error handling
Functions and modules
Lab : Signing a script
Lab : Processing an array with a ForEach loop
Lab : Processing items by using If statements
Lab : Creating users based on a CSV file
Lab : Querying disk information from remote computers
Lab : Updating the script to use alternate credentials
Run a Windows PowerShell script.
Use Windows PowerShell scripting constructs.
Import data from a file.
Obtain user input.
Troubleshoot scripts and understand error actions.
Create functions and modules.
This module introduces you to the Windows PowerShell remoting technology that enables you to connect to one or more remote computers and instruct them to run commands on your behalf.
Use basic Windows PowerShell remoting
Use advanced Windows PowerShell remoting techniques
Lab : Managing multiple computers
Lab : Using implicit remoting
Lab : Performing one-to-many remoting
Lab : Performing one-to-one remoting
Lab : Enabling remoting on the local computer
Describe remoting architecture and security.
Use advanced remoting techniques.
Create and manage persistent remoting sessions.
This module provides information about Azure PowerShell. It also introduces Azure Cloud Shell. It explains how to manage Azure VMs with PowerShell. The module also describes how you can manage storage and Azure subscriptions with Azure PowerShell.
Introduce Azure Cloud Shell
Manage Azure VMs with PowerShell
Manage storage and subscriptions
Lab : Installing Azure PowerShell module
Lab : Installing Cloud Shell
Lab : Managing Azure resources with Azure PowerShell
Use Azure Cloud Shell.
Manage Azure VMs with PowerShell.
Manage storage and subscriptions.
This module describes how to use PowerShell to manage Microsoft 365 user accounts, licenses, and groups, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Teams.
Manage Microsoft 365 user accounts, licenses, and groups with PowerShell
Manage Exchange Online with PowerShell
Manage SharePoint Online with PowerShell
Manage Microsoft Teams with PowerShell
Lab : Managing Exchange Online resources with Windows PowerShell
Lab : Managing SharePoint Online with Windows PowerShell
Lab : Managing Microsoft 365 user and group objects with Windows PowerShell
Lab : Connecting to Microsoft 365 with Windows PowerShell
Manage Microsoft 365 user accounts, licenses, and groups with PowerShell.
Manage Exchange Online with PowerShell.
Manage SharePoint Online with PowerShell.
Manage Microsoft Teams with PowerShell.
This module describes how to use background jobs and scheduled jobs. It also explains how to create schedules jobs and retrieve job results.
Use background jobs
Use scheduled jobs
Lab : Starting and managing jobs
Lab : Creating a scheduled job
Create and use background jobs.
Create and use schedules jobs.
Before attending this course, students must have:
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, and System Center.
5 Days Course