Automating Administration with PowerShell

AZ-040 | 5 days | €1085All prices exclude VAT.

The course 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.


This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use 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 Azure, and Microsoft 365. 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 who are already experienced in general Windows Server, Windows client, Azure, and Microsoft 365 administration, and who want to learn more about using Windows PowerShell for administration. No prior experience with any version of PowerShell or any scripting language is assumed. This course is also suitable for IT Professionals already experienced in server administration, including Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, and Microsoft SQL Server.

What you’ll learn

Module 1: Review Windows PowerShell

Module 2: Understand the command syntax in Windows PowerShell

Module 3: Find commands and Get-Help in Windows PowerShell

Module 4: Manage Active Directory Domain Services using PowerShell cmdlets

Module 5: Manage network service settings for Windows devices using PowerShell cmdlets

Module 6: Manage Windows Server settings using PowerShell cmdlets

Module 7: Manage settings for a local Windows machine using PowerShell cmdlets

Module 8: Understand the Windows PowerShell pipeline

Module 9: Select, sort, and measure objects using the pipeline

Module 10: Filter objects out of the pipeline, Enumerate objects in the pipeline

Module 11: Send and pass data as output from the pipeline, pass pipeline objects

Module 12: Connect with data stores using PowerShell providers

Module 13: Use PowerShell drives in PowerShell

Module 14: Review CIM and WMI

Module 15: Query configuration information by using CIM and WMI

Module 16: Query and manipulate repository objects by using CIM and WMI methods

Module 17: Manage variables in Windows PowerShell scripts

Module 18:Work with arrays and hash tables in Windows PowerShell scripts

Module 19: Create and run scripts by using Windows PowerShell

Module 20: Work with scripting constructs in Windows PowerShell

Module 21: Import data in different formats for use in scripts by using Windows PowerShell cmdlets

Module 22: Use methods to accept user inputs in Windows PowerShell scripts

Module 23: Troubleshoot scripts and handle errors in Windows PowerShell

Module 24: Use functions and modules in Windows PowerShell scripts

Module 25: Manage single and multiple computers by using Windows PowerShell remoting

Module 26: Use advanced Windows PowerShell remoting techniques

Module 27: Manage persistent connections to remote computers by using Windows PowerShell sessions

Module 28: Review Azure PowerShell module, review the features and tools for Azure Cloud Shell

Module 29: Manage Azure resources with Windows PowerShell

Module 30: Manage users, groups, and licenses in Microsoft Entra ID by using Windows PowerShell

Module 31: Manage Exchange Online by using Windows PowerShell

Module 32: Manage SharePoint Online by using Windows PowerShell

Module 33: Manage Microsoft Teams by using Windows PowerShell

Module 34: Create and manage background jobs, scheduled jobs using Windows PowerShell


  1. 29 Jul – 02 Aug 2024

    Training Type
    Learning Method
    All day

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend?

The course and examination are especially suitable for:

  • Windows Server administrators
  • IT Professionals
  • Support specialists
  • Server Administrators
  • Operations
  • Infrastructure Support

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