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 already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already experienced in administering and supporting Application servers and services including applications like Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL. It is broadly intended for students who want to use Windows PowerShell to automate administrative tasks from the command line, using any Microsoft or independent software vendor (ISV) product that supports Windows PowerShell manageability. This course is not intended to be a scripting or programming course, and includes only basic coverage of scripting and programming topics. Students are not expected to have prior scripting or programming experience, and are not expected to have prior Windows PowerShell experience.
Lesson 1 : Getting Started with Windows PowerShell
Lesson 2 : Cmdlets for administration
Lesson 3 : Working with the Windows PowerShell pipeline
Lesson 4 : Understanding how the pipeline works
Lesson 5 : Using PSProviders and PSDrives
Lesson 6 : Querying system information by using WMI and CIM
Lesson 7 : Working with variables, arrays, and hash tables
Lesson 8 : Basic scripting
Lesson 9 : Advanced scripting
Lesson 10 : Administering Remote Computers
Lesson 11 : Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs
Lesson 12 : Using advanced Windows PowerShell Techniques