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10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell Training


10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell is developed to help professionals gain the skills and knowledge required to use Windows PowerShell for automating the administration of Windows Servers.

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  • Category : Windows Server

Course Price : $2575 Per Participant

Course Description

Note: AZ-040T00: Automating Administration with PowerShell is the replacement course for 10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell. This course is retired, Please contact Microtek Learning Consultant or email us at info@microteklearning.com for assistance.

10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell is developed to help professionals gain the skills and knowledge required to use Windows PowerShell for automating the administration of Windows Servers.

In this technical course, students will learn the skills to build and identify the command they need to execute a specific task.

It also teaches them to create scripts to complete advanced tasks such as generating reports and automating repetitive tasks.

Our enterprise training program is best for companies and organizations.

It provides essential skills that support a wide range of MS products, which include Windows Client, Windows Server, System Center, MS SharePoint Server, and many more.

This training program is suitable for IT professionals who have experience in Windows Clients administration and are interested in learning more about Windows PowerShell for administration.

This training is designed based on the objectives of the course variant 10961C.

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What you will learn

  • green-tick Working with PowerShell pipeline.
  • green-tick Describing techniques used by PowerShell pipeline.
  • green-tick Using WMI and CIM to query system information.
  • green-tick Working with variables, hash tables and arrays.
  • green-tick Writing basic scripts using PowerShell.
  • green-tick Writing advanced scripts using PowerShell.
  • green-tick Administering remote computers.
  • green-tick Using background and scheduled jobs.
  • green-tick Using advanced PowerShell techniques.
  • green-tick Using PS Drives and PS Providers to work with other storage forms.
  • green-tick Identifying and running cmdlets for the administration of the server.
  • green-tick Describing Windows PowerShell functionality, and running and finding basic commands.


The students must have hands-on experience with Windows Server and Windows Client administration information.

The students must have experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.

Who should attend this course?

The course is for IT professionals experienced in basic Windows Server and Client administration but wants to upgrade their skills to PowerShell for administering to be relevant in modern times.

Those who take this course are presumed to have no prior experience using any version of PowerShell.

People already familiar with server administration like SharePoint, Exchange Server, SQL, System Center, and more can apply for the course too.

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Microtek Learning is a Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions. This class uses official Microsoft courseware and will be delivered by a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).


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This module will introduce you to Windows PowerShell and provide an overview of the product's functionality. The module shows you how to open and configure the shell for use and how to run commands within the shell. The module also introduces the built-in Help system in Windows PowerShell.

  • Overview and background of Windows PowerShell
  • Understanding command syntax
  • Finding commands
  • Lab: Configuring Windows PowerShell

  • Configuring the Windows PowerShell console
  • Configuring the Windows PowerShell ISE application
  • Lab: Finding and running basic commands

  • Finding commands
  • Running commands
  • Using the About files
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Open and configure Windows PowerShell.
  • Find and run Windows PowerShell commands.
  • Run commands by using the correct command and parameter syntax.
  • This module introduces you to the cmdlets commonly used for administration. While you can search for cmdlets each time you need to accomplish a task, it is more efficient to have at least a basic understanding of the cmdlets available for system administration.

  • Active Directory administration cmdlets
  • Network configuration cmdlets
  • Other server administration cmdlets
  • Lab: Windows Administration

  • Creating and managing Active Directory objects
  • Configuring network settings on Windows Server
  • Creating a web site
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify and use cmdlets for Active Directory administration.
  • Identify and use cmdlets for network configuration.
  • Identify and use cmdlets for other server administration tasks.
  • This module introduces the pipeline feature of Windows PowerShell. Although the pipeline feature is included in several command-line shells such as the command prompt in the Windows operating system, the pipeline feature in Windows PowerShell provides more complex, more flexible, and more capable functionalities compared to other shells. This module provides you with the skills and knowledge that will help you use the shell more effectively and efficiently.

  • Understanding the pipeline
  • Selecting, sorting, and measuring objects
  • Filtering objects out of the pipeline
  • Enumerating objects in the pipeline
  • Sending pipeline data as output
  • Lab: Using the pipeline

  • Selecting, sorting, and displaying data
  • Lab: Filtering objects

  • Filtering objects
  • Lab: Enumerating objects

  • Enumerating objects
  • Lab: Sending output to a file

  • Exporting user information to a file
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of the Windows PowerShell pipeline.
  • Select, sort, and measure objects in the pipeline.
  • Filter objects out of the pipeline.
  • Enumerate objects in the pipeline.
  • Send output consisting of pipeline data.
  • This module shows you how Windows PowerShell passes objects from one command to another in the pipeline. The shell provides two techniques that you can use. Knowing how these techniques work, and which one will be used in a given scenario, lets you construct more useful and complex command lines.

  • Passing the pipeline data
  • Advanced considerations for pipeline data
  • Lab: Working with pipeline parameter binding

  • Predicting pipeline behaviour
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Pass data by using the ByValue technique.
  • Describe the advanced techniques for passing pipeline data.
  • This module introduces the PSProviders and PSDrives adapters. A PSProvider is basically a Windows PowerShell adapter that makes some form of storage resemble a disk drive. A PSDrive is an actual connection to a form of storage. You can use these two adapters to work with various forms of storage by using the same commands and techniques that you use to manage the file system.

  • Using PSProviders
  • Using PSDrives
  • Lab: Using PSProviders and PSDrives

  • Creating files and folders on a remote computer
  • Creating a registry key for your future scripts
  • Create a new Active Directory group
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use PSProviders.
  • Use PSDrives.
  • This module introduces you to two parallel technologies: Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Common Information Model (CIM). Both these technologies provide local and remote access to a repository of management information including access to robust information available from the operating system, computer hardware, and installed software.

  • Understanding WMI and CIM
  • Querying data by using WMI and CIM
  • Making changes with WMI/CIM
  • Lab: Working with WMI and CIM

  • Querying information by using WMI
  • Querying information by using CIM
  • Invoking methods
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain the differences between Common Information Model (CIM) and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
  • Query management information by using CIM and WMI.
  • Invoke methods by using CIM and WMI.
  • This module provides you the skills and knowledge required to use variables, arrays, and hash tables in Windows PowerShell.

  • Using variables.
  • Manipulating variables.
  • Manipulating arrays and hash tables.
  • Lab: Working with variables

  • Working with variable types
  • Using arrays
  • Using hash tables
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Assign a value to variables.
  • Describe how to manipulate variables.
  • Describe how to manipulate arrays and hash tables.
  • This module shows you how to package a Windows PowerShell command in a script. Scripts allow you to perform repetitive tasks and more complex tasks than cannot be accomplished in a single command.

  • Introduction to scripting
  • Scripting constructs
  • Importing data from files
  • Lab: Basic scripting

  • Setting a script
  • Processing an array with a ForEach loop
  • Processing items by using If statements
  • Creating a random password
  • Creating users based on a CSV file
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Run a Windows PowerShell script.
  • Use Windows PowerShell scripting constructs.
  • Import data from a file.
  • This module introduces you to more advanced techniques that you can use in scripts. These techniques includes gathering user input, reading input from files, documenting scripts with help information and error handling.

  • Accepting user input
  • Overview of script documentation
  • Troubleshooting and error handling
  • Functions and modules
  • Lab: Accepting data from users

  • Querying disk information from remote computers
  • Updating the script to use alternate credentials
  • Documenting a script
  • Lab: Implementing functions and modules

  • Creating a logging function
  • Adding error handling to a script
  • Converting a function to a module
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Accept user input for a script.
  • Explain script documentation.
  • Implement error handling for a script.
  • Explain functions and modules.
  • This module introduces you to the Windows PowerShell remoting technology that enables you to connect to one or more remote computers and instruct them to run commands on your behalf.

  • Using basic Windows PowerShell remoting
  • Using advanced Windows PowerShell remoting techniques
  • Using PSSessions
  • Lab: Using basic remoting

  • Enabling remoting on the local computer
  • Performing one-to-one remoting
  • Performing one-to-many remoting
  • Lab: Using PSSessions

  • Using implicit remoting
  • Managing multiple computers
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe remoting architecture and security.
  • Use advanced remoting techniques.
  • Create and manage persistent remoting sessions.
  • This module provides information about the job features of Windows PowerShell. Jobs are an extension point in Windows PowerShell, and there are many different kinds of jobs. Each kind of job can work slightly differently, and has different capabilities.

  • Using background jobs
  • Using scheduled jobs
  • Lab: Using background jobs and scheduled jobs

  • Starting and managing jobs
  • Creating a scheduled job
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and manage background jobs.
  • Create and manage scheduled jobs.
  • This module covers several advanced Windows PowerShell techniques and features. Many of these techniques and features extend functionality that you have learned about in previous modules. Some of these techniques are new and provide additional capabilities.

  • Creating profile scripts
  • Using advanced techniques
  • Lab: Practicing advanced techniques

  • Creating a profile script
  • Verifying the validity of an IP address
  • Reporting disk information
  • Configuring NTFS permissions
  • Creating user accounts with passwords from a CSV file
  • Lab: Practicing script development (optional)

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create and manage profile scripts.
  • Use advanced techniques to work with data.
  • FAQs

    The exam 98-381 certification course training provides the students the fundamental knowledge and skills to use 'Windows PowerShell 4.0' for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers.

    During this industry best 'Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell' training, you learn to predict pipeline behavior.

    Under this module, you practically learn to use basic Windows PowerShell remoting and to manage multiple computers.

    You will get Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) credit toward 10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell certification.

    Microsoft doesn't declare any format for the exams. Your preparation training will help you prepare for the exam.

    Course Details

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      Skill Level: Foundation
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      Duration: 5 Days

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