This course teaches students how to automate administrative tasks using PowerShell. Students will learn crucial scripting skills such as creating advanced functions, writing controller scripts, and handling script errors. Candidates will learn how to use PowerShell when working with Microsoft Azure, SQL Server, Active Directory, IIS, Windows PowerShell Workflow, .NET resources, the REST API and XML, CSV & JSON formatted data files.
This course is the updated version of the retired legacy MOC course MS 10962.
The primary focus of the exercises and labs in this course is Windows PowerShell but much of the material may also be used with PowerShell Core.
The examples and demonstrations cover a wide range of services that PowerShell can be used with. Students will be able to practice using PowerShell with Active Directory, IIS, .NET resources, SMTP, SQL Server, and various file formats used for input / output operations such as JSON, XML and CSV. The virtual machines used for the class are built with PowerShell and the scripts are made available to students so they can build their own lab environment in Microsoft Azure or Hyper-V using the skills they learn in class.
This course is intended for IT professionals who are experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration. Students should have a foundational knowledge of Windows PowerShell.
In addition, this course provides scripting guidance for Microsoft Azure administrators and developers who support development environments and deployment processes.
All the prerequisites can be met by successfully taking the AZ-040: Automating Administration with PowerShell
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Module 1: Creating advanced functions
Module 2: Using Microsoft .NET Framework and REST API in Windows PowerShell
Module 3: Writing controller scripts
Module 4: Handling script errors
Module 5: Using XML, JSON, and custom-formatted data
Module 6: Enhancing server management with Desired State Configuration and Just Enough Administration
Module 7: Analyzing and debugging scripts
Module 8: Understanding Windows PowerShell Workflow
There is no certification related to this course.