Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell Boot Camp


Duration: 5 day

This five-day boot camp provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell 3.0 for administering and automating administration of Windows-based servers. It focuses on primary Windows PowerShell command-line features and techniques and will provide prerequisite skills supporting many different Microsoft products. This includes Windows Server, Windows Client, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, 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) will serve as an example for the techniques being taught.

In this five day course, you will learn to execute and monitor scripts more efficiently through more robust session connectivity, workflow capabilities, improved 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.

After completing this course, students will be able 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

Microsoft Learning Course 9016B


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 and Windows 8 would be of benefit but is not essential.

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Module 1: Getting Started with Windows PowerShell
• Overview and Background
• Finding and Learning Commands
• Running Commands
Lab: Configuring Windows PowerShell

Module 2: Working with the Pipeline
• 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

Module 3: Understanding How the Pipeline Works
• Passing Data in the Pipeline By Value
• Passing Data in the Pipeline By Property Name
Lab: Working with Pipeline Parameter Binding

Module 4: Using PSProviders and PSDrives
• Using PSProviders
• Using PSDrives
Lab: Using PSProviders and PSDrives

Module 5: Formatting Output
• Using Basic Formatting
• Using Advanced Formatting
• Redirecting Formatted Output
Lab: Formatting Output

Module 6: Querying Management Information by Using WMI and CIM
• Understanding WMI and CIM
• Querying Data with WMI and CIM
• Making Changes by Using WMI and CIM
Lab: Working with WMI and CIM

Module 7: Preparing for Scripting
• Using Variables
• Scripting Security
Lab: Working with Security in Windows PowerShell

Module 8: Moving From a Command to Script to Module
• 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

Module 9: Administering Remote Computers
• Using Basic Remoting
• Using Advanced Remoting Techniques
• Using Remoting Sessions
Lab: Using Basic Remoting
Lab: Using Remoting Sessions

Module 10: Putting it All Together
• Provisioning a New Server Core Instance
Lab: Provisioning a New Server Core Installation

Module 11: Using Background Jobs and Scheduled Jobs
• Using Background Jobs
• Using Scheduled Jobs
Lab: Using Background Jobs
Lab: Using Scheduled Jobs

Module 12: Using Profiles and Advanced PowerShell Techniques
• Using Advanced PowerShell Techniques
• Creating Profile Scripts
• Working With Alternative Credentials
Lab: Practicing Advanced Techniques