PowerShell for Administration Course Overview

PowerShell for Administration Course Overview

The PowerShell for Administration course is designed to equip learners with the skills needed to efficiently manage and automate various administrative tasks in Windows, Azure, and Microsoft 365 environments using PowerShell. The course offers a comprehensive overview, starting with the basics of PowerShell syntax and commands, and progresses through more complex tasks such as administering local systems, managing Active Directory, and leveraging PowerShell for remote administration.

As learners delve into the course, they'll gain proficiency in using PowerShell's pipeline, PSProviders, PSDrives, and variables. They'll also learn to script effectively, query management information with CIM and WMI, and work with Azure and Microsoft 365 services. Additionally, the course covers background and scheduled jobs, advanced automation techniques, and best practices for script writing and managing credentials securely.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to automate routine tasks, streamline administrative processes, and effectively manage their infrastructure, ensuring a valuable addition to their professional toolkit.

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Course Prerequisites

To ensure a successful learning experience in the PowerShell for Administration course, prospective students should possess the following minimum prerequisites:

  • Basic familiarity with Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Understanding of fundamental concepts of networking, such as IP addressing and DNS.
  • Prior experience with any command-line interface (CLI) or scripting language is beneficial but not mandatory.
  • Knowledge of core Active Directory concepts is advantageous for modules focusing on administration cmdlets.
  • General awareness of cloud computing concepts, especially related to Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365, is helpful for the relevant modules.
  • An eagerness to learn automation and improve administrative tasks through scripting.

Please note that the course is designed to accommodate learners with a range of IT backgrounds, and the content progressively builds from fundamental to advanced topics. Our instructors are adept at guiding students through the material and ensuring comprehension regardless of their starting skill level.

Target Audience for PowerShell for Administration

  1. This PowerShell for Administration course equips IT professionals with automation and scripting skills for efficient system management.

  2. Target Audience and Job Roles:

  • System Administrators
  • Network Administrators
  • IT Professionals involved in Windows systems management
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Cloud Infrastructure Engineers
  • Security Analysts with a focus on Windows environments
  • Help Desk Technicians looking to automate repetitive tasks
  • Database Administrators who manage Windows servers
  • Active Directory Administrators
  • IT Managers overseeing Windows Server environments
  • Microsoft Azure Administrators
  • Microsoft 365 Administrators
  • Technical Support Engineers
  • Windows PowerShell Script Developers
  • Infrastructure Architects with a focus on automation
  • Professionals preparing for Microsoft certification exams related to PowerShell
  • Anyone interested in learning automation and scripting in Windows environments

Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this PowerShell for Administration?

Introduction to the PowerShell for Administration Course Learning Outcomes

This PowerShell for Administration course equips students with the skills to automate and streamline administrative tasks across Windows, Azure, and Microsoft 365 environments using PowerShell.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  • Gain a foundational understanding of Windows PowerShell's capabilities, command syntax, and help system.
  • Acquire the ability to administer local system configurations including Active Directory, network settings, and server management using PowerShell cmdlets.
  • Learn to effectively utilize the PowerShell pipeline to select, sort, measure, filter, and enumerate objects.
  • Understand how to work with PSProviders and PSDrives to access various data stores.
  • Develop skills to query, modify, and manage system information using CIM and WMI.
  • Master the use of variables, arrays, and hash tables to store and manipulate data within PowerShell scripts.
  • Create, debug, and manage scripts incorporating flow control, user input, and error handling for automating repetitive tasks.
  • Implement PowerShell remoting techniques to administer remote computers and use PSSessions for persistent connections.
  • Manage Azure and Microsoft 365 resources including VMs, storage, user accounts, and services like Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Teams.
  • Understand and implement background and scheduled jobs to automate tasks and workflows.
  • Apply advanced PowerShell automation techniques to manage Active Directory and Azure resources, including automation accounts, DevOps, and Azure Functions.
  • Adopt best practices for writing effective PowerShell scripts and managing credentials securely within an administrative context.