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Using Windows PowerShell  |    A 5 day   hands on   training course

Windows PowerShell training course description

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.

What will you learn
  • Work with Windows PowerShell pipeline.
  • Query system information by using WMI and CIM.
  • Work with variables, arrays, and hash tables.
  • Write advanced scripts in Windows PowerShell.
  • Administer remote computers.
  • Use advanced Windows PowerShell techniques.
Windows PowerShell training course details

Windows PowerShell training course contents

  • Getting started with Windows PowerShell
  • Overview and background of Windows PowerShell, Understanding command syntax, Finding commands.
    Hands on Configuring Windows PowerShell console & ISE application.
    Hands on Finding and running basic commands, Using the About files.

  • Cmdlets for administration
  • Active Directory administration cmdlets, Network configuration cmdlets, Other server administration cmdlets.
    Hands on Windows Administration. Creating and managing Active Directory objects, Configuring network settings on Windows Server, Creating a web site.

  • Working with the Windows PowerShell pipeline
  • Understanding the pipeline, Selecting, sorting, and measuring objects, Filtering objects out of the pipeline, enumerating objects in the pipeline, Sending pipeline data as output.
    Hands on Using the pipeline. Selecting, sorting, and displaying data.
    Hands on Filtering objects.
    Hands on Enumerating objects.
    Hands on Sending output to a file. Exporting user information to a file.

  • Understanding how the pipeline works
  • Passing the pipeline data, Advanced considerations for pipeline data.
    Hands on Working with pipeline parameter binding. Predicting pipeline behaviour.

  • Using PSProviders and PSDrives
  • Using PSProviders, Using PSDrives.
    Hands on Using PSProviders and PSDrives Creating files and folders on a remote computer, Creating a registry key for your future scripts, Create a new Active Directory group.

  • Querying system information by using WMI and CIM
  • Understanding WMI and CIM, Querying data by using WMI and CIM, Making changes with WMI/CIM.
    Hands on Working with WMI and CIM. Querying information by using WMI, Querying information by using CIM, Invoking methods.

  • Working with variables, arrays, and hash tables
  • Manipulating variables, arrays and hash tables.
    Hands on Working with variables, Using arrays, Using hash tables.

  • Basic scripting
  • Introduction to scripting, Scripting constructs, Importing data from files.
    Hands on Basic scripting. Setting a script, Processing an array with a ForEach loop, Processing items by using If statements, Creating a random password, Creating users based on a CSV file.

  • Advanced scripting
  • Accepting user input, Overview of script documentation, Troubleshooting and error handling, Functions and modules.
    Hands on Accepting data from users. Querying disk information from remote computers, Updating the script to use alternate credentials, Documenting a script.
    Hands on Implementing functions and modules. Creating a logging function, Adding error handling to a script, Converting a function to a module.

  • Administering Remote Computers
  • Using basic Windows PowerShell remoting, Using advanced Windows PowerShell remoting techniques, Using PSSessions.
    Hands on Using basic remoting. Enabling remoting on the local computer, Performing one-to-one remoting, Performing one-to-many remoting.
    Hands on Using PSSessions. Using implicit remoting, Managing multiple computers.

  • Using background jobs and scheduled jobs
  • Using background jobs, Using scheduled jobs.
    Hands on Using background jobs and scheduled jobs. Starting and managing jobs, Creating a scheduled job.

  • Using advanced Windows PowerShell techniques
  • Creating profile scripts, Using advanced techniques.
    Hands on Practicing advanced techniques. Creating a profile script, Verifying the validity of an IP address, Reporting disk information, Configuring NTFS permissions, Creating user accounts with passwords from a CSV file.
    Hands on Practicing script development (optional)

Learning path



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Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.