Automating Administration With Windows PowerShell Training (10961)

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This official Microsoft Windows PowerShell administration course teaches scripting basics, as well as how to remotely manage multiple Windows-based servers and automate day to day management and administration tasks. It focuses on primary Windows PowerShell command-line features and techniques, and will provide pre-requisite skills supporting a broad range of Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, System Center, and more.

Automating Administration With Windows PowerShell Training (10961)

Key Features of this PowerShell Training:

You Will Learn How To:

  • Understand the basic concepts behind Windows PowerShell
  • Work with the Pipeline
  • Understand How the Pipeline Works
  • Use PSProviders and PSDrives
  • Format Output
  • Use WMI and CIM
  • Prepare for Scripting
  • Moving From a Command to a Script to a Module
  • Administer Remote Computers
  • Put the various Windows PowerShell components together
  • Use Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs
  • Use Advanced PowerShell Techniques and Profiles

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PowerShell On-Demand Training Information

  • On-Demand Training Description

    With a blend of video, text, hands-on labs, and knowledge checks, you will receive the same high quality content as the live event, but you can attend on your own time, at your own pace.

    PLUS, we include access to a Microsoft Certified Trainer(MCT) to help you prepare for your certification exam and help you apply your new skills immediately… Learning Tree knows how to bring learning to life!

    • Flexibility to take the course on your own time, at your own pace
    • Forever access to the digital course materials – for any refreshers
    • You will receive a code with your purchase.The code may be redeemed for online access to this On Demand course for up to six months
    • Upon course activation, the MOC On Demand videos and labs are available for three months
    • 2 FREE hours of individual coaching from an MCT Learning Tree Instructor
    • This delivery is also eligible for Microsoft Assurance Training Vouchers(SATVs)

PowerShell On-Demand Training Outline

  • Module 1: Getting Started with Windows PowerShell

    This module introduces students to Windows PowerShell, its purpose and history. The module will also cover the basics of using the shell, including the help system, command syntax, command discovery explaining the use of the two built-in host applications.

    Lessons

    • Overview and Background
    • Finding and Learning Commands
    • Running Commands

    Lab : Configuring Windows PowerShell

    Lab : Finding and Running Basic Commands

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Open and configure Windows PowerShell
    • Discover, learn, and run Windows PowerShell commands
    • Run commands by using correct command and parameter syntax
  • Module 2: Working with the Pipeline

    This module covers the Windows PowerShell pipeline along with a number of additional techniques and commands, including customising command output, exporting and converting data, sorting objects, filtering objects, and enumerating objects allowing for the overall retrieval, manipulation and displaying of data.

    Lessons

    • Understanding the Pipeline
    • Selecting, Sorting, and Measuring Objects
    • Converting, Exporting, and Importing Objects
    • Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline
    • Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline

    Lab : Using the Pipeline

    Lab : Converting, Exporting, and Importing Objects

    Lab : Filtering Objects

    Lab : Enumerating Objects

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the purpose of the Windows PowerShell pipeline
    • Manipulate objects in the pipeline
    • Convert, export, and import objects
    • Filter objects out of the pipeline
    • Enumerate objects in the pipeline
  • Module 3: Understanding How the Pipeline Works

    This module explains the underlying details of how Windows PowerShell passes objects from command to command within the pipeline. Having seen it in action in the previous module will now get to see some of the theory under the hood. The emphasis will be on two specific techniques used by the shell and students will learn to explain the pipeline operation, predict command behaviour and allows them construct more useful, predictable commands.

    Lessons

    • Passing Data in the Pipeline By Value
    • Passing Data in the Pipeline By Property Name

    Lab : Working with Pipeline Parameter Binding

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Pass data by using the ByValue technique
    • Pass data by using the ByPropertyName technique
  • Module 4: Using PSProviders and PSDrives

    This module explains the purpose and use of Windows PowerShell PSProviders and PSDrives, and shows students how to use these useful components for administrative tasks. Students will also learn to use the -item* commands to manipulate items within a PSDrive.

    Lessons

    • Using PSProviders
    • Using PSDrives

    Lab : Using PSProviders and PSDrives

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain the purpose and use of PSProviders
    • Explain the purpose and use of PSDrives
  • Module 5: Formatting Output

    This module demonstrates how to format command output and how to create custom output elements.

    Lessons

    • Using Basic Formatting
    • Using Advanced Formatting
    • Redirecting Formatted Output

    Lab : Formatting Output

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Format command output by using basic formatting commands
    • Format command output by using advanced formatting options
    • Redirect formatted output
  • Module 6: Querying Management Information by Using WMI and CIM

    This module explains Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Common Information Model (CIM), and shows students how to retrieve and in some cases modify management information about local and remote computers.

    Lessons

    • Understanding WMI and CIM
    • Querying Data with WMI and CIM
    • Making Changes by Using WMI and CIM

    Lab : Working with WMI and CIM

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain the differences between WMI and CIM
    • Query management information by using WMI and CIM
    • Invoke methods by using WMI and CIM
  • Module 7: Preparing for Scripting

    This module prepares students for writing scripts with Windows PowerShell, covering the Windows PowerShell security model and the use of variables.

    Lessons

    • Using Variables
    • Scripting Security

    Lab : Working with Security in Windows PowerShell

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Create, use, and manage variables
    • Configure shell scripting security
  • Module 8: Moving From a Command to Script to Module

    This module shows students how to take a command that runs well in the console and turn it into a parameterized, reusable script, and how to evolve that script into a standalone script module. Students will learn the foundations needed to create their own reusable tools.

    Lessons

    • Moving From Command to Script
    • Moving From Script to Function to Module
    • Implementing Basic Error Handling
    • Using Basic Scripting Constructs
    • Exploring Other Scripting Features

    Lab : Moving From Command to Script

    Lab : Moving From Script to Function to Module

    Lab : Implementing Basic Error Handling

    Lab : Creating an Advanced Function

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Move from Command to Script
    • Move from Script to Function to Module
    • Implement basic error handling
    • Implement basic scripting constructs
    • Explain additional advanced Windows PowerShell scripting features
  • Module 9: Administering Remote Computers

    This module explains Windows PowerShell remoting, and shows students how to configure and use remoting to manage multiple remote computers.

    Lessons

    • Using Basic Remoting
    • Using Advanced Remoting Techniques
    • Using Remoting Sessions

    Lab : Using Basic Remoting

    Lab : Using Remoting Sessions

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe remoting architecture and security, manually enable remoting, and use remoting for one-to-one and one-to-many connections
    • Pass local variables to remote computers
    • Create and manage persistent remoting sessions, and use implicit remoting
  • Module 10: Putting it All Together

    This module offers students an opportunity to use everything they have learned so far. Students will discover, learn, and run commands that perform a complex, real-world administrative task.

    Lessons

    • Provisioning a New Server Core Instance

    Lab : Provisioning a New Server Core Installation

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Plan your Windows PowerShell Script
    • Configure Server Core computers using Windows PowerShell
  • Module 11: Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs

    In this module students will learn to create and manage background jobs and scheduled jobs.

    Lessons

    • Using Background Jobs
    • Using Scheduled Jobs

    Lab : Using Background Jobs

    Lab : Using Scheduled Jobs

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Create and manage Background Jobs
    • Create and manage Scheduled Jobs
  • Module 12: Using Profiles and Advanced PowerShell Techniques

    This module covers a variety of additional advanced Windows PowerShell features and techniques including additional comparison operators, use of alternate credentials, creation of profile scripts, manipulation of strings and date objects.

    Lessons

    • Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques
    • Creating Profile Scripts
    • Working With Alternative Credentials

    Lab : Practising Advanced Techniques

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Manipulate data and objects by using advanced techniques and operators
    • Create and manage profile scripts
    • Connect to remote computers by using alternative credentials

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PowerShell Instructor-Led Course Information

  • Microsoft PowerShell Training Course Description (MOC 10961):

    Learning Tree’s Windows PowerShell 4.0 training course includes 29 hours of Instructor-Led Training (ILT) or Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) presented by a Learning Tree expert instructor who is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). This is a Microsoft Official Course (MOC) delivered by a Learning Tree expert instructor.

    In this intro to PowerShell course you will learn to execute and monitor scripts more efficiently through more robust session connectivity, workflow capabilities, enhanced job scheduling, and Windows PowerShell Web Access. Learn Windows PowerShell with greater ease through improved cmdlet discovery and simplified, consistent syntax across all cmdlets. Write Windows PowerShell scripts quicker and more intuitively through the new Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) that enables script sharing, which connects IT pros to a larger Windows PowerShell user community. Learn all this and more in this five-day Microsoft Official Course in Windows PowerShell 4.0.

    With the on-demand version of the course, you receive the same high quality content as the live event, but you can attend on your own time, at your own pace. As an added bonus, you get 2 FREE hours of individual coaching from an MCT Learning Tree Instructor with enrolment in this MOC on demand course.

  • Requirements

    • Before attending this course, students must have:
      • Previous Windows Server and Windows Client management knowledge and hands on experience.
      • Experience installing and configuring Windows Server into existing enterprise environments, or as standalone installations.
      • Knowledge and experience of network adapter configuration, basic Active Directory user administration, and basic disk configuration.
      • Knowledge and hands on experience specifically with Windows Server 2012/Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8/Windows 8.1 would be of benefit but is not essential.
  • Software/Hardware

    The course is built on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 and while it is specifically focused on Windows PowerShell v4.0, is also relevant in v2.0 and v3.0 Windows PowerShell environments.

  • Redeem Your Microsoft Training Vouchers (SATV):

  • After-Course Computing Sandbox

    You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course. Note: The Sandbox is not available for the On-Demand option.

PowerShell Instructor-Led Course Outline

  • Module 1: Getting Started with Windows PowerShell

    This module introduces students to Windows PowerShell, its purpose and history. The module will also cover the basics of using the shell, including the help system, command syntax, command discovery explaining the use of the two built-in host applications.

    Lessons

    • Overview and Background
    • Finding and Learning Commands
    • Running Commands

    Lab : Configuring Windows PowerShell

    Lab : Finding and Running Basic Commands

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Open and configure Windows PowerShell
    • Discover, learn, and run Windows PowerShell commands
    • Run commands by using correct command and parameter syntax
  • Module 2: Working with the Pipeline

    This module covers the Windows PowerShell pipeline along with a number of additional techniques and commands, including customising command output, exporting and converting data, sorting objects, filtering objects, and enumerating objects allowing for the overall retrieval, manipulation and displaying of data.

    Lessons

    • Understanding the Pipeline
    • Selecting, Sorting, and Measuring Objects
    • Converting, Exporting, and Importing Objects
    • Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline
    • Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline

    Lab : Using the Pipeline

    Lab : Converting, Exporting, and Importing Objects

    Lab : Filtering Objects

    Lab : Enumerating Objects

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the purpose of the Windows PowerShell pipeline
    • Manipulate objects in the pipeline
    • Convert, export, and import objects
    • Filter objects out of the pipeline
    • Enumerate objects in the pipeline
  • Module 3: Understanding How the Pipeline Works

    This module explains the underlying details of how Windows PowerShell passes objects from command to command within the pipeline. Having seen it in action in the previous module will now get to see some of the theory under the hood. The emphasis will be on two specific techniques used by the shell and students will learn to explain the pipeline operation, predict command behaviour and allows them construct more useful, predictable commands.

    Lessons

    • Passing Data in the Pipeline By Value
    • Passing Data in the Pipeline By Property Name

    Lab : Working with Pipeline Parameter Binding

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Pass data by using the ByValue technique
    • Pass data by using the ByPropertyName technique
  • Module 4: Using PSProviders and PSDrives

    This module explains the purpose and use of Windows PowerShell PSProviders and PSDrives, and shows students how to use these useful components for administrative tasks. Students will also learn to use the -item* commands to manipulate items within a PSDrive.

    Lessons

    • Using PSProviders
    • Using PSDrives

    Lab : Using PSProviders and PSDrives

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain the purpose and use of PSProviders
    • Explain the purpose and use of PSDrives
  • Module 5: Formatting Output

    This module demonstrates how to format command output and how to create custom output elements.

    Lessons

    • Using Basic Formatting
    • Using Advanced Formatting
    • Redirecting Formatted Output

    Lab : Formatting Output

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Format command output by using basic formatting commands
    • Format command output by using advanced formatting options
    • Redirect formatted output
  • Module 6: Querying Management Information by Using WMI and CIM

    This module explains Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Common Information Model (CIM), and shows students how to retrieve and in some cases modify management information about local and remote computers.

    Lessons

    • Understanding WMI and CIM
    • Querying Data with WMI and CIM
    • Making Changes by Using WMI and CIM

    Lab : Working with WMI and CIM

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain the differences between WMI and CIM
    • Query management information by using WMI and CIM
    • Invoke methods by using WMI and CIM
  • Module 7: Preparing for Scripting

    This module prepares students for writing scripts with Windows PowerShell, covering the Windows PowerShell security model and the use of variables.

    Lessons

    • Using Variables
    • Scripting Security

    Lab : Working with Security in Windows PowerShell

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Create, use, and manage variables
    • Configure shell scripting security
  • Module 8: Moving From a Command to Script to Module

    This module shows students how to take a command that runs well in the console and turn it into a parameterized, reusable script, and how to evolve that script into a standalone script module. Students will learn the foundations needed to create their own reusable tools.

    Lessons

    • Moving From Command to Script
    • Moving From Script to Function to Module
    • Implementing Basic Error Handling
    • Using Basic Scripting Constructs
    • Exploring Other Scripting Features

    Lab : Moving From Command to Script

    Lab : Moving From Script to Function to Module

    Lab : Implementing Basic Error Handling

    Lab : Creating an Advanced Function

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Move from Command to Script
    • Move from Script to Function to Module
    • Implement basic error handling
    • Implement basic scripting constructs
    • Explain additional advanced Windows PowerShell scripting features
  • Module 9: Administering Remote Computers

    This module explains Windows PowerShell remoting, and shows students how to configure and use remoting to manage multiple remote computers.

    Lessons

    • Using Basic Remoting
    • Using Advanced Remoting Techniques
    • Using Remoting Sessions

    Lab : Using Basic Remoting

    Lab : Using Remoting Sessions

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe remoting architecture and security, manually enable remoting, and use remoting for one-to-one and one-to-many connections
    • Pass local variables to remote computers
    • Create and manage persistent remoting sessions, and use implicit remoting
  • Module 10: Putting it All Together

    This module offers students an opportunity to use everything they have learned so far. Students will discover, learn, and run commands that perform a complex, real-world administrative task.

    Lessons

    • Provisioning a New Server Core Instance

    Lab : Provisioning a New Server Core Installation

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Plan your Windows PowerShell Script
    • Configure Server Core computers using Windows PowerShell
  • Module 11: Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs

    In this module students will learn to create and manage background jobs and scheduled jobs.

    Lessons

    • Using Background Jobs
    • Using Scheduled Jobs

    Lab : Using Background Jobs

    Lab : Using Scheduled Jobs

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Create and manage Background Jobs
    • Create and manage Scheduled Jobs
  • Module 12: Using Profiles and Advanced PowerShell Techniques

    This module covers a variety of additional advanced Windows PowerShell features and techniques including additional comparison operators, use of alternate credentials, creation of profile scripts, manipulation of strings and date objects.

    Lessons

    • Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques
    • Creating Profile Scripts
    • Working With Alternative Credentials

    Lab : Practising Advanced Techniques

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Manipulate data and objects by using advanced techniques and operators
    • Create and manage profile scripts
    • Connect to remote computers by using alternative credentials

Team Training

Important Course Information

  • Microsoft PowerShell Training Course Description (MOC 10961):

    Learning Tree’s Windows PowerShell 4.0 training course includes 29 hours of Instructor-Led Training (ILT) or Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) presented by a Learning Tree expert instructor who is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). This is a Microsoft Official Course (MOC) delivered by a Learning Tree expert instructor.

    In this intro to PowerShell course you will learn to execute and monitor scripts more efficiently through more robust session connectivity, workflow capabilities, enhanced job scheduling, and Windows PowerShell Web Access. Learn Windows PowerShell with greater ease through improved cmdlet discovery and simplified, consistent syntax across all cmdlets. Write Windows PowerShell scripts quicker and more intuitively through the new Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) that enables script sharing, which connects IT pros to a larger Windows PowerShell user community. Learn all this and more in this five-day Microsoft Official Course in Windows PowerShell 4.0.

    With the on-demand version of the course, you receive the same high quality content as the live event, but you can attend on your own time, at your own pace. As an added bonus, you get 2 FREE hours of individual coaching from an MCT Learning Tree Instructor with enrolment in this MOC on demand course.

  • Requirements

    • Before attending this course, students must have:
      • Previous Windows Server and Windows Client management knowledge and hands on experience.
      • Experience installing and configuring Windows Server into existing enterprise environments, or as standalone installations.
      • Knowledge and experience of network adapter configuration, basic Active Directory user administration, and basic disk configuration.
      • Knowledge and hands on experience specifically with Windows Server 2012/Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8/Windows 8.1 would be of benefit but is not essential.
  • Software/Hardware:

    The course is built on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 and while it is specifically focused on Windows PowerShell v4.0, is also relevant in v2.0 and v3.0 Windows PowerShell environments.

  • Redeem Your Microsoft Training Vouchers (SATV):

  • Industry Credits:

    This ILT/VILT course offers you the opportunity to earn the following industry credits and certifications.

    • Earn 29 NASBA credits (live, in-class attendance required)

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Getting Started with Windows PowerShell

    This module introduces students to Windows PowerShell, its purpose and history. The module will also cover the basics of using the shell, including the help system, command syntax, command discovery explaining the use of the two built-in host applications.

    Lessons

    • Overview and Background
    • Finding and Learning Commands
    • Running Commands

    Lab : Configuring Windows PowerShell

    Lab : Finding and Running Basic Commands

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Open and configure Windows PowerShell
    • Discover, learn, and run Windows PowerShell commands
    • Run commands by using correct command and parameter syntax
  • Module 2: Working with the Pipeline

    This module covers the Windows PowerShell pipeline along with a number of additional techniques and commands, including customising command output, exporting and converting data, sorting objects, filtering objects, and enumerating objects allowing for the overall retrieval, manipulation and displaying of data.

    Lessons

    • Understanding the Pipeline
    • Selecting, Sorting, and Measuring Objects
    • Converting, Exporting, and Importing Objects
    • Filtering Objects Out of the Pipeline
    • Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline

    Lab : Using the Pipeline

    Lab : Converting, Exporting, and Importing Objects

    Lab : Filtering Objects

    Lab : Enumerating Objects

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the purpose of the Windows PowerShell pipeline
    • Manipulate objects in the pipeline
    • Convert, export, and import objects
    • Filter objects out of the pipeline
    • Enumerate objects in the pipeline
  • Module 3: Understanding How the Pipeline Works

    This module explains the underlying details of how Windows PowerShell passes objects from command to command within the pipeline. Having seen it in action in the previous module will now get to see some of the theory under the hood. The emphasis will be on two specific techniques used by the shell and students will learn to explain the pipeline operation, predict command behaviour and allows them construct more useful, predictable commands.

    Lessons

    • Passing Data in the Pipeline By Value
    • Passing Data in the Pipeline By Property Name

    Lab : Working with Pipeline Parameter Binding

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Pass data by using the ByValue technique
    • Pass data by using the ByPropertyName technique
  • Module 4: Using PSProviders and PSDrives

    This module explains the purpose and use of Windows PowerShell PSProviders and PSDrives, and shows students how to use these useful components for administrative tasks. Students will also learn to use the -item* commands to manipulate items within a PSDrive.

    Lessons

    • Using PSProviders
    • Using PSDrives

    Lab : Using PSProviders and PSDrives

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain the purpose and use of PSProviders
    • Explain the purpose and use of PSDrives
  • Module 5: Formatting Output

    This module demonstrates how to format command output and how to create custom output elements.

    Lessons

    • Using Basic Formatting
    • Using Advanced Formatting
    • Redirecting Formatted Output

    Lab : Formatting Output

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Format command output by using basic formatting commands
    • Format command output by using advanced formatting options
    • Redirect formatted output
  • Module 6: Querying Management Information by Using WMI and CIM

    This module explains Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Common Information Model (CIM), and shows students how to retrieve and in some cases modify management information about local and remote computers.

    Lessons

    • Understanding WMI and CIM
    • Querying Data with WMI and CIM
    • Making Changes by Using WMI and CIM

    Lab : Working with WMI and CIM

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain the differences between WMI and CIM
    • Query management information by using WMI and CIM
    • Invoke methods by using WMI and CIM
  • Module 7: Preparing for Scripting

    This module prepares students for writing scripts with Windows PowerShell, covering the Windows PowerShell security model and the use of variables.

    Lessons

    • Using Variables
    • Scripting Security

    Lab : Working with Security in Windows PowerShell

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Create, use, and manage variables
    • Configure shell scripting security
  • Module 8: Moving From a Command to Script to Module

    This module shows students how to take a command that runs well in the console and turn it into a parameterized, reusable script, and how to evolve that script into a standalone script module. Students will learn the foundations needed to create their own reusable tools.

    Lessons

    • Moving From Command to Script
    • Moving From Script to Function to Module
    • Implementing Basic Error Handling
    • Using Basic Scripting Constructs
    • Exploring Other Scripting Features

    Lab : Moving From Command to Script

    Lab : Moving From Script to Function to Module

    Lab : Implementing Basic Error Handling

    Lab : Creating an Advanced Function

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Move from Command to Script
    • Move from Script to Function to Module
    • Implement basic error handling
    • Implement basic scripting constructs
    • Explain additional advanced Windows PowerShell scripting features
  • Module 9: Administering Remote Computers

    This module explains Windows PowerShell remoting, and shows students how to configure and use remoting to manage multiple remote computers.

    Lessons

    • Using Basic Remoting
    • Using Advanced Remoting Techniques
    • Using Remoting Sessions

    Lab : Using Basic Remoting

    Lab : Using Remoting Sessions

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe remoting architecture and security, manually enable remoting, and use remoting for one-to-one and one-to-many connections
    • Pass local variables to remote computers
    • Create and manage persistent remoting sessions, and use implicit remoting
  • Module 10: Putting it All Together

    This module offers students an opportunity to use everything they have learned so far. Students will discover, learn, and run commands that perform a complex, real-world administrative task.

    Lessons

    • Provisioning a New Server Core Instance

    Lab : Provisioning a New Server Core Installation

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Plan your Windows PowerShell Script
    • Configure Server Core computers using Windows PowerShell
  • Module 11: Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs

    In this module students will learn to create and manage background jobs and scheduled jobs.

    Lessons

    • Using Background Jobs
    • Using Scheduled Jobs

    Lab : Using Background Jobs

    Lab : Using Scheduled Jobs

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Create and manage Background Jobs
    • Create and manage Scheduled Jobs
  • Module 12: Using Profiles and Advanced PowerShell Techniques

    This module covers a variety of additional advanced Windows PowerShell features and techniques including additional comparison operators, use of alternate credentials, creation of profile scripts, manipulation of strings and date objects.

    Lessons

    • Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques
    • Creating Profile Scripts
    • Working With Alternative Credentials

    Lab : Practising Advanced Techniques

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Manipulate data and objects by using advanced techniques and operators
    • Create and manage profile scripts
    • Connect to remote computers by using alternative credentials

PowerShell Training FAQs

  • What version of PowerShell does this course use?

    While this training is specifically focused on Windows PowerShell v4.0, is also relevant in v2.0 and v3.0 Windows PowerShell environments.

  • Will I learn how to write a PowerShell script?

    Yes. Please see the training outline for details about what is covered in the training.

  • Is there PowerShell online training available?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs.

Windows Powershell Training Reviews

Brent A. - Systems Engineer, Loudoun County Public Schools

“Knowledgeable instructor who was always flexible. He had to run half the day on his cell phone due to an outage at his centre. He went above and beyond to ensure the class stayed on schedule and always gave us extra lab time when we needed it.”


Matthew O.

“There was a lot of content and it was technical, but it has to be technical, its the nature of what it is.”


Bret H. - IT Tech, Fairfax County Circuit Court

“Lot's of real world insights and techniques.”


Earl E. - Network Administrator, North American Corporation

“Pretty awesome refresher and learned new concepts that gives me the confidence to try!”


Mohammed S. - Unix Systems Admin, TD Bank

“Great Instructor. Great Labs. Wish documentation was in pdf format.”


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