Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

5 days


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.


In this course students will gain the skills to:

  • Describe the functionality of Windows PowerShell and use it to run and find basic commands.
  • Identify and run cmdlets for server administration.
  • Work with Windows PowerShell pipeline.
  • Describe the techniques Windows PowerShell pipeline uses.
  • Use PSProviders and PSDrives to work with other forms of storage.
  • Query system information by using WMI and CIM.
  • Work with variables, arrays, and hash tables.
  • Write basic scripts in Windows PowerShell.
  • Write advanced scripts in Windows PowerShell.
  • Administer remote computers.
  • Use background jobs and scheduled jobs.
  • Use advanced Windows PowerShell techniques.


This course is intended for IT Professionals who are already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration, and who want to learn more about using Windows PowerShell for administration. No prior experience with any version of Windows PowerShell, or any scripting language, is assumed. This course is also suitable for IT Professionals already experienced in server administration, including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, System Center, and others.

Related Courses


Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

  • GREEN This class is Guaranteed To Run.
  • SPVC - Self-Paced Virtual Class.
  • Click a Date to Enroll.
Course Location Days Cost Date
Queensland Yeppoon5 3986 AU$3986 2019-09-23
Queensland Brisbane5 3986 AU$3986 2019-09-30
New South Wales Sydney5 3986 AU$3986 2019-09-30
Online Online5 3986 AU$3986 2019-09-30
Western Australia Perth5 3986 AU$3986 2019-10-07
South Australia Adelaide5 3986 AU$3986 2019-10-14
Victoria Melbourne5 3986 AU$3986 2019-10-14
Australian Capital Territory Canberra5 3986 AU$3986 2019-10-14
Virtual Virtual5 3986 AU$3986 2019-10-28
Virtual Virtual5 3986 AU$3986 2019-11-04
Queensland Brisbane5 3986 AU$3986 2019-11-18
New South Wales Sydney5 3986 AU$3986 2019-11-18
Online Online5 3986 AU$3986 2019-12-09
Western Australia Perth5 3986 AU$3986 2019-12-16
Australian Capital Territory Canberra5 3986 AU$3986 2019-12-16
Victoria Melbourne5 3986 AU$3986 2019-12-16
South Australia Adelaide5 3986 AU$3986 2019-12-16
New South Wales Sydney5 3986 AU$3986 2020-01-13