This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use 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 Azure, and Microsoft 365. 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, and System Center.
Module 1: Getting started with Windows PowerShell
Module 2: Windows PowerShell for local systems administration
Module 3: Working with the Windows PowerShell pipeline
Module 4: Using PSProviders and PSDrives
Module 5: Querying management information by using CIM and WMI
Module 6: Working with variables, arrays, and hash tables
Module 7: Windows PowerShell scripting
Module 8: Administering remote computers with Windows PowerShell
Module 9: Managing Azure resources with PowerShell
Module 10: Managing Microsoft 365 services with PowerShell
Module 11: Using background jobs and scheduled jobs